Laurie Wolf graduated from Old Dominion University with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2018. She has been a practicing pediatric registered nurse for 14 years working at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. She is a member of the National Association for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, and a member of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. She especially enjoys preventative care for children with chronic health conditions.

Laurie grew up in central Virginia and now lives in Front Royal with her husband, two children, and two cats. She enjoys reading, watching her children during sporting events, and spending time with her extended family. She is excited to join the Crestwood Pediatric Associates family!

Prince William Hospital, started the Pediatric Grand Rounds program at Prince William Hospital, and served for several years as Chairman of the Physician Credentialing Committee at Prince William Hospital.

Dr. Abbott has been recognized as a Top Doctor in the Washingtonian almost every year since 2005 and in the Northern Virginia Magazine since 2013. She currently lives in Chantilly, Virginia with her husband and the last  of their six children. The first four have completed college, one is in college and one will leave for college in the fall. In all aspects of her life, she is devoted to children. "So much of the advice I give to my patients and their parents comes from having been there and done that myself."

Dana Fries

Front Desk Supervisor

Administrative Staff​​

Dr. Abbott is a native of Northern Virginia. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with her MD in 1987. From there she moved to Washington DC to do her residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center. In 1990 she began private practice in Manassas, Virginia. She was board certified in 1991and

became a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has maintained this board certification demonstrating ongoing commitment to pediatric education and children since this time.

She formed Crestwood Pediatric Associates in 1993. Since this time the practice has grown to encompass a staff of three pediatricians and a nurse practitioner  and added a second office location in the Gainesville/Haymarket area. Her interests include the education and support of new parents and breast feeding, education on the benefits of vaccination, and fighting our growing problem of childhood obesity. She is also very interested  in maintaining an affiliation with the regional hospitals. She helped start the in-house hospitalist program at

Madison Smith graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Following her passion for the medical field, she chose to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. After completing her studies, she worked as a critical care registered nurse in the adult acute care unit in Virginia Beach. While working toward her masters of nursing as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PCPNP), Madison worked in a pediatric multi- specialty unit in New Mexico which included ear, nose and throat; endocrinology; chronic care; gastroenterology; and surgery. This experience provided her with a comprehensive understanding of children’s various needs and care. She completed her masters of nursing in the area Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Old Dominion University.

Madison moved to northern Virginia in 2019 and has been a team member of Crestwood since 2020. Her husband has dedicated his service to the military for 10 years in the Commonwealth. Madison enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter, Charlee, and the family dog, Clark. The family loves cycling, hiking, and traveling. She is a member of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). 

"These are tiny humans. These are children. They believe in magic, they play pretend, there is fairy dust in their IV bags and they cross their fingers and they make wishes and that makes them more resilient than adults. They recover faster, survive worse. They believe. In Peds, we have miracles and magic and in Peds, anything is possible." 

-- Grey's Anatomy, 2010

Dr. Rachna Patel, MD

Dr. Katherine Abbott, MD

Laurie Wolf, CPNP-PC, MSN, BSN, RN

Madison Smith, CPNP-PC

Victor James


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Dr. Patel graduated from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in 2008 and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2011. She enjoys all aspects of pediatrics and her main goals are to build strong relationships with her patients and their families and provide the best care possible. She practices evidence based medicine in her general practice of pediatrics.

She is a native Texan who is now settled in the northern Virginia area with her husband and two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, watching movies with her husband, and has taken interest in interior design and art.

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