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FROM THE EDITOR / REPAIRS / WORTH A CLICK
The Doctor Years
As the saying goes: Consider the alternative.
IT'S SOMETHING OF a demographic urban myth that we skip the dentist for our
20s, and the regular doctor until well into
Certainly not true of everyone, but there
are those of us who remain secretly proud of
having done such, despite the inadvisability.
Which I'm paying for now, I guess. In
the form of four teeth cleanings a year, from
two different levels of dentistry. Along with
whole new meanings for the likes of 5, 6
and, yikes, 7.
Not to mention the enjoyments of other
semi-geezerly things like colonoscopies, annual checkups, and regular blood-pressure
tests, where the old white-coat syndrome
excuse is now greeted with a perspective that
goes, "Well, if it gets elevated in this stressful setting, Kurt, then we have to assume it
does in others too."
Ooh, all common-sense on me.
Overall point being that I hate going
to the doctor as much as any 12-year-old.
With the accompanying point being that
I am approaching-all these decades beyond being anywhere near 12-the threshold of appreciating the benefits at a level
almost commensureate with hating on the
And the other overall point being that
when you reach a certain age, you tend to
know and admire certain doctors and dentists first-hand, and you also know and admire some through the experiences of others.
Not that Roanoke is unique to fine
health care providers. But the bounty of
good doctors here goes along with things
like how friendly people are and how great
our outdoors opportunities are to create part
of the Roanoke Valley's charm, reputation
and value as a place to live.
As we say in our intro to this year's Top
Docs (beginning on page 22), those listings
are but one part of finding the right doctor
in the right specialty for you.
But then the word of hundreds of voting nurses can't be all wrong. Happy health.
Our apologies for the following errors in
May/June's "Best of Roanoke" results:
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - July/August 2015
Top Docs 2015 - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Uber - New Way to Ride - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Best Days Under the Sun: Outdoor Entertaining Guide
Outdoor Space: The Smith Home
Wait, Beer Terroir?
Who’s Getting the Weather Right?
Let’s Go to the Lake!
Let’s Go to NoVa!
The Perfect Picnic - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
Beamer’s 25 - ENHANCED FOR DIGITAL
From The Editor / Worth a Click
The Dish: Dining Guide
Where Are They Now?
2015 Education Guide
The Roanoker - July/August 2015