Dr. Royston is much more than an experienced family practitioner. He’s a highly-respected physician who understands his role as an advocate for our patients. Over the years, Dr. Royston has held multiple leadership positions in a variety of professional organizations, including one term as the president of the Medical Society of Virginia. Board certified in family practice, Dr. Royston is not only passionate about caring for our patients, he’s passionate about protecting their rights, guaranteeing they have access to medical services, and providing them with the highest standards of quality in health care.
Education and Training
After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in 1973, Dr. Royston completed the MCV/Fairfax Hospital Family Practice Internship and Residency Program.
Certifications and Proficiencies
Dr. Royston is fluent in French and Spanish. He’s also licensed to perform pilot physicals for the Federal Aviation Administration.
Honors and Awards
Among his many academic honors, Dr. Royston graduated with distinction from the undergraduate French program at the University of Virginia (UVA), and was inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Delta International Pre-Medical Honor Society. While attending MCV, he was a member of the Sigma Zeta Honorary Science Fraternity. Dr. Royston is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Medical Association, and a member and former president for both the Medical Society of Virginia and the Fauquier County Medical Society.
Dr. Royston joined Fauquier Health as a private practice physician with Countryside Family Practice in 1976. He has served in numerous leadership positions, including president of our medical staff, chairman of the Credentials and Bylaws Committees, at-large medical staff member to the Executive Committee, and our hospital delegate to the American Medical Association. He has also served as the associate professor for UVA’s School of Nursing, and as the chairman of MCV’s Medical School Dean’s Advisory Committee. In addition, he has held numerous offices for the Medical Society of Virginia, and has served on the Board of Directors for both the Virginia Medical Political Action Committee (chairman twice) and the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. He recently served Governor Kaine on the health and medical subpanel of the Secure Commonwealth Panel advisory board.
Dr. Royston is married, and has three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys gardening, water sports and antiquing. He also volunteers for numerous community organizations in Marshall and Fauquier County.