“I partner with my patients and work with them to develop an individualized treatment plan based on their specific needs. My focus is patient-first, and my goal is always optimal health for my patients. I believe trust and honesty are key elements in the patient-physician relationship, and I work closely with my patients to keep them well.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Area of Expertise

  • Addiction Medicine



Halifax Medical Center
Family Medicine
Daytona Beach, FL

Medical School

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Undergraduate School

Hobart and William Smith College
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Geneva, NY

Hospitals Affiliated With

Lynchburg General Hospital
Virginia Baptist Hospital

Academic Appointment

Lynchburg College
Former VCOM Adjunct Professor


Dr. Von Elten is passionate about Family Medicine and working closely with his patients across the Lynchburg-area to help them achieve their optimal health. Dr. Von Elten went to Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, VA, and completed his post-doctoral residency training at Halifax Family Medicine Residency Program in Daytona Beach, FL.