Dr. Sharon A. Reilly joined Piedmont Health SeniorCare as a provider for seniors in the PACE program. Reilly graduated from the Medical College of Virginia (now called VCU School of Medicine) in 1997. She completed a rural family practice residency in Blackstone, Va., in June 2000 and started her practice that fall. In 2008, she began practicing in a community health center in Charlotte Court House, Va. In 2012 she married a North Carolinian and moved here in 2015 to begin work in Burlington.
“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Reilly to our PACE site in Burlington,” said Crystal Torain, site director. “She has extensive experience caring for seniors and a strong passion for providing community-based care.”
PACE medical director Jane Hollingsworth says, “With Dr. Reilly’s strong background serving seniors in community-based care settings, she will further enhance the medical, psychological and spiritual support PACE provides patients and their families as they age in place.”
Before medical school, Reilly taught high school biology and chemistry for five years. She was inspired to go to medical school by the thoughtful questions that students asked in biology and chemistry class and by the need for a primary care physician in the rural area where she lived in Virginia.
Reilly grew up in Bowie, Md. She earned a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in biology with a focus on botany.
Reilly became interested in PACE when it was introduced to the rural area of Virginia where she was practicing.
Outside of work, Reilly enjoys cooking, eating, reading about food, traveling, hiking, gardening, cycling and spending time with her husband, Bob McNeill, and other friends.