Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision and are qualified to conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care and education, prepare alternate care options, assist in surgery, perform injections and prescribe medications. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. Physician assistants increase access to health care and are part of a team approach at Countryside Orthopaedics to provide prompt and effective patient treatment.
All of our Physician Assistants perform most in-office procedures including fracture reductions, joint aspiration/injections and casting/splinting.
Daniel A. Williams, PA-C
Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree in biology and chemistry from Campbell University and graduated summa cum laude. He received a Master of Sciences in health sciences and a physician’s assistant certification from the Physician Assistant Program at The George Washington University.
Mr. Williams joined Countryside Orthopaedics, P.C. in June 2007. He is NCCPA certified, licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants. He is a member of the reserves in the National Guard participating as a PA.
Saif Al Qaraghuli, PA-C
Saif Al Qaraghuli graduated from George Mason University in 2017 with a Bachelor in Global Community Health with a concentration in clinical science. He is a board-certified Physician Assistant who earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Shenandoah University in 2019.
He joined Countryside Orthopaedics in March 2020 with a great passion to thrive in the orthopaedic specialty. He is excellent in diagnosing and treating a wide range of orthopaedic issues. Saif is bilingual and can fluently speak Arabic. In his spare time, he likes to maintain his health by playing tennis with friends.
Shaya Fitzgerald, PA-C
Shaya Fitzgerald, PA-C has lived and practiced in Loudoun County for almost 20 years. Shaya received her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. She completed her PA studies at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, where she graduated with honors and received the Anne Dale Award for Vision and Leadership.
She has served on the Board of the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She has served the community as a board member of Loudoun Cares and a volunteer at the Loudoun Free Clinic. Shaya began her career in Emergency Medicine and has practiced in Orthopaedics for 15 years. She lives with her husband and daughter in Loudoun County.
Mary (“Meg”) Walker, PA-C
Meg Walker has been practicing medicine for more than a decade starting her career at MedStar in Baltimore. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She is NCCPA board certified and licensed in Virginia and Maryland.
She has experience in many surgical specialties including extensive time in orthopaedics. She joined Countryside in 2022 and is excited to be working in orthopaedics once again. In her spare time, she stays busy with two young children and cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles.