Dr. Audrey von Lepel became the organization’s Medical Director in 2018. She practices Internal Medicine at 1199 Main Street in Fairfax, which is the same location from which Dr. von Lepel has delivered medical care for nearly three decades.
Following her undergraduate medical education at Ross University in Portsmouth, Dominica, Dr. von Lepel completed the Internal Medicine residency program at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She began her physician career in private practice and there she stayed until her practice merged with NOTCH in October 2017. In a letter to her patients at the time, Dr. von Lepel wrote, “It was difficult for me to acknowledge that Fairfax Associates could not continue as an independent medical practice. It was not a difficult decision to choose NOTCH as a working partner.” Dr. von Lepel’s interest is and always has been women’s health prevention medicine. In her capacity as NOTCH Medical Director, Dr. von Lepel is on a mission to address the opioid problem in Franklin County.