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On-Site Medical Center

Quality Care, Right on Campus

Other senior health centers in Loudoun County can't hold a candle to the quality and convenience of Ashby Ponds. Here, you'll enjoy peace of mind knowing there's a full-service medical center just an indoor walk away.

The on-site medical center offers incredible benefits to residents that you won’t find with other primary care providers or senior living communities in Northern Virginia:

  • Same-day appointments. Because our full-time doctors exclusively see Ashby Ponds residents, you can often make an appointment for the same day you call. 
  • Personalized care. You’ll enjoy more doctor-patient interaction, as they take the time to get to know you personally and understand your unique needs.
  • Expert physicians. Ashby Ponds doctors are trained to meet the unique medical needs of older adults, so your care will be professional and senior-centered.
  • Convenience for all. If you do choose to keep your current doctor, you are still able to use the on-site medical center as needed.

The doctors are wonderful and they see you promptly. We weren’t used to such wonderful service.
Harvey and Elise B.

Meet the Doctors

Ashby Ponds employs experienced, dedicated medical providers at our on-site medical center. Each of our physicians focuses on senior health care, ensuring that every residents is receiving effective, personalized care.


Thomas Morris, D.O.

Thomas Morris, D.O.

Regional Medical Director

Dr. Morris studied pre-med at St. Xavier College in Chicago, Illinois. He then went on to obtain a degree in chiropractic medicine from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and a medical degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is board-certified in family medicine. He joined the Erickson Living network of communities in July 2006 and Ashby Ponds in March 2012.


Shaveta Kotwal, M.D.

Dr. Kotwal received her medical degree from Jammu Medical College in India. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Dr. Kotwal joined Ashby Ponds in September 2008.


Michael Kwangho Ro, M.D.

Dr. Ro received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. He completed his residency in internal medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Ro is board-certified in internal medicine. He joined Erickson Health Medical Group at the Charlestown campus in October 2009 and transferred to Ashby Ponds in September 2014.


Jose “Joel” Gonzalez, R.N., N.P.

Mr. Gonzalez received his A.A.S. and B.S. in nursing at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. He went on to complete his M.S. in nursing also at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Gonzalez is a licensed registered nurse/nurse practitioner in the state of Virginia and is a certified family nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He joined Ashby Ponds in August 2014.


Margaret Lynch, N.P.

Ms. Lynch received her bachelo's degree in nursing from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida and her master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She holds an advanced certification in emergency nursing. Ms. Lynch joined the Ashby Ponds team in June 2020.


Ronald Longo, L.C.S.W.

Mr. Longo received his B.S. in social work at West Virginia University in Morgantown, Virginia. He went on to complete his M.S. in social work at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia. He joined Ashby Ponds in June 2010.