Wayne Gates, MD, FACS


Dr. Gates has called Harrisonburg home since 1985, when he moved here from New Orleans, LA, upon the completion of his medical residency at Louisiana State University. Dr. Gates is Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is a voting member of Harrisonburg’s Sentara RMH Medical Center’s Medical Advisory Committee and Board Subcommittee. Dr. Gates has served on many committees at RMH including the Board of Directors. He has also served as president of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology. Dr. Gates also currently serves as the Medical Director of the Sentara RMH Medical Center/James Madison University Collaborative Voice and Swallowing Services.

Donna D. Gates, LME

Master Esthetician

Donna Gates brings a background in Surgical Technology from Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, LA, to her current role as a Master Aesthetician with Meadowcrest ENT. Donna graduated as a Master Esthetician from Esthetic Institute in Vienna, VA and Dermal Science International in Reston, VA. She and Dr. Gates have worked together since the opening of his practice in 1985.

Kathleen Culbertson

Kathleen Culbertson, AuD, CCC-A


Dr. Culbertson has been in the hearing healthcare field for over twenty years. Most of her clinical experience has been in a diagnostic medical setting which made her a great fit when she joined our team in July, 2019. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado and her Doctoral degree in Audiology from the University of Florida. She holds her certification of clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Virginia state licensure in audiology and hearing aid dispensing. Dr. Culbertson has been fitting hearing aids since the beginning of her career and enjoys nothing more than helping her patients experience the improved quality of life that today’s hearing aid technology can offer.

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Derek J. Robinson, MD


Dr. Robinson joined Meadowcrest ENT in June 2014. He came to us from five years at the University of Virginia as an intern and resident doctor in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and is Board Certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Robinson’s professional interests include pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat disorders, head and neck disease, and ear and sinus problems. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and various outdoor activities.