“I often tell my children that we live by the golden rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This would be my philosophy of life as well as medicine. You should provide the same quality care to your patient that you would expect for yourself and your children. You should always strive to treat others with respect and compassion. It is important to listen to your patients’ concerns and questions. This lends itself to a successful and rewarding physician-patient relationship.”

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

Areas of Expertise

  • General Adolescent Care
  • General Pediatric Care



Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters
Norfolk, VA

Medical School

Marshall University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Huntington, WV

Undergraduate School

Salisbury University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Salisbury, MD

Hospital Affiliated With

Meritus Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
1995 – Present

American Medical Association (AMA)
1995 – Present

Washington County Hospital
Chairman of Pediatrics
2001 – 2003

Personal Interests

Dr. Athey loves spending time with her family and friends. She and her twin girls enjoy cooking together. She loves to travel with her family and exploring new places with them. She loves spending time outdoors in warm, sunny weather. She also loves to read and play card games. She bowls on a duckpin league.


Dr. Kristina Athey is one of the founding pediatricians at Antietam Pediatric and Adolescent Care. It was founded in 1998. She started her group practice with her partners to provide medical care to newborns through college age. She strives for high-quality care with compassion. She enjoys providing guidance while watching your children grow and develop into an adult. She has been practicing pediatrics for twenty-one years now. She is now having the privilege of her previous older patients entrusting her with the care of their children as well.

Dr. Athey graduated locally from Williamsport High School as well as Hagerstown Community College. She received her Bachelor’s Degree with a major in biology at Salisbury State University on the eastern shore of Maryland. She pursued her medical degree at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia. At Marshall, primary care was emphasized and she became even more passionate about her chosen specialty, general pediatrics. She entered her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. After her pediatric training was completed, she returned to her hometown of Hagerstown to practice pediatric medicine in 1995.