David C. Grulke, MD, PhD, FACPDavid C. Grulke, MD, PhD, FACP

"Medical Care is a collaborative effort between the patient and physician. Having a true relationship with each patient, listening, and understanding their concerns makes the difference."

Dr. Grulke earned his medical degree and residency training from the Duke University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University and his PhD in Physiology from the University of London, England. His is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Practicing in Norfolk, Virginia for 23 over years, Dr. Grulke has been rated by "Top Doc" as one of the top internists in the Tidewater area. Dr. Grulke has special interests in comprehensive medical care, stress management and preventative health.

Dr. Grulke Named a Top Doctor From Survey of Peers David C. Grulke, MD, PhD, FACP

The Consumers' Guide asked roughly 260,000 physicians which doctor they would send a loved one to for care and compiled a list of the 15,000 most commonly named physicians. Dr. Grulke is named as one of the top four internal medicine physicians in the tidewater area!

For more information or to order a copy of the book visit the Top Doctors Website.


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Stuart L. Shepheard, MD

Stuart L. Shepheard, MD

"One of my greatest rewards in medicine is having a patient tell me I am the only one who has really listened to him. That makes my day."

Dr. Shepheard earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in 1981. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 1977. Dr. Shepheard completed her internship and residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in 1982 and 1984 respectively. She has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1984.

Dr. Shepheard is an Internal Medicine physician who has special interests in preventative medicine and women's health care issues.


Kristina R.B. Krotovil, MD

Kristina R.B. Kratovil, MD

"The strength of the doctor-patient relationship is the keystone of care. Every day I look forward to seeing my patients, and every day I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in their lives."

Dr. Kratovil earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia in 2005. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Psychology from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2001. Dr. Kratovil served as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy from 2005 to 2014, completing her internship and residency at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia in 2006 and 2012, respectively, and one year as the Chief of Residents in 2013. She has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2012. Dr. Kratovil is an Internal Medicine physician who has special interests in academic medicine, preventative medicine and weight management.

Practicing Internal Medicine Onboard the USNS COMFORT
in the Aftermath of the Haitian EarthquakePracticing Internal Medicine Onboard the USNS COMFORT

Dr. Kratovil participated in the relief effort on the USNS Comfort Hospital Ship after the Haitian earthquake in January 2010.


Practicing Internal Medicine Onboard the USNS COMFORT in the
Aftermath of the Haitian Earthquake