History & Mission
“Health is a state of flourishing in physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” -Inspired by the World Health Organization definition
Established in 1983, the primary care providers of Albemarle Square Family Healthcare have been serving the greater Charlottesville area for more than 34 years. In fact, we still take care of the first person who walked through our doors over 34 years ago! The practice originated in Earlysville, VA as Earlysville Family Health by our two owner partners, Dr. Andy Macfarlan, M.D. and Mark Niehaus, M.D. Today, our practice consists of five board-certified physicians with over 120 years of combined experience in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and integrative medicine.
We are passionate about being competent and compassionate in all we do, and our goal is to help you achieve your best possible health all around. This means that we provide advanced and thorough healthcare, while also emphasizing the importance of mental health and loving relationships in your life. Health and wellness is a spectrum, thus, our approach is evidence-based but, perhaps more importantly, person-specific. We are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care for each person we serve according to their unique needs.
Albemarle Square Family Health is special in that we provide comprehensive medical care for all patients ranging from newborns to seniors—literally from the cradle to the grave. Our primary care providers currently care for as many as four generations of the same families. We serve our newest and our oldest patients (and everyone in between) with the same level of respect, courtesy, professionalism, quality, and love. We welcome all people to our practice, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, color, ethnicity, nationality, or belief.We are driven by the love of God for us, for all of humanity, and for all of creation. We love because He first loved us. Sacrificial love is the cornerstone of what makes us loving servants, and we strive to live out this truth in our practice daily.
Welcome to our practice—we’re glad to know you!
To be competent and compassionate
In our expression of God’s love
To each individual we work with and serve
By helping them achieve
Their best possible health in all dimensions of life
Through the delivery of advanced, thorough medical and wellness care
The encouragement of personal responsibility, and
The education of ourselves and our patients on health issues and decisions