James Ponder, MD
Family Medicine, Primary Care
Family MedicinePrimary Care
J. Michael Ponder, M.D., practices at Southampton Family Practice and treats patients in Franklin, VA, and surrounding communities. Dr. Ponder has provided patient care for more than 30 years in Franklin, VA, and enjoys creating long lasting relationships with his patients. As a family practice physician, he provides preventive and diagnostic care for patients of all ages - newborns to geriatric care. His areas of expertise include medical detox, nursing home services, and preventive care. His services at Southampton Memorial Hospital have included Physician Advisor, Medical Director of Nursing Home and Skilled Care, Hospice Medical Director and Chairman of the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Ponder earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA. He completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA, and his residency at Blackstone Family Practice Center in Blackstone, VA.
Dr. Ponder is an active member of his church; he sings in the choir and teaches Sunday school. He has been married to his lovely wife since 1980; they have three children and one grandchild. During his free time, Dr. Ponder enjoys watching sporting events with his family.
Medical College of Virginia
Blackstone Family Practice Center