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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
the area's only dedicated hospital for children, and is a hub for
highly trained and experienced general pediatricians and pediatric specialists.
Carilion offers physician referral services such as Carilion Direct [800-422-8482 or email@example.com] and Find a Doctor tools on CarilionClinic.org that can help you get established
with a physician.
of specialties, partnering with a Carilion primary care provider
means that you are a part of an expansive health care team.
To see a full list of Carilion services, go to CarilionClinic.org/
Q: What are some important things to consider
when choosing a medical provider?
A: In Roanoke, there is no shortage of wellness opportunities.
Go hiking on some of the area's nationally renowned trails, kayak
down the Roanoke River using one of the city's kayak launches
to get started, go jogging on the greenway and check out the city
and all of its neighborhoods firsthand. Take your wellness into
your own hands and get active!
Carilion practices what it preaches, incorporating wellness facilities into its amenities. With four Carilion Wellness locations
across southwest Virginia, there is no shortage of activities, classes or training opportunities.
Each center provides members of all ages high quality athletic and wellness options. From Fitness on Demand classes to
complimentary health screenings, Carilion Wellness serves as a
one-stop-shop for proactively achieving wellness goals. For more
information, check out www.CarilionWellness.com.
A: Factors to consider when finding a provider include location, hours of availability and means of physician-patient communication. In an age when people are very mobile, it's important to engage a provider that communicates using technology
that suits your needs.
One other question often overlooked is inquiring into the provider's extended network. While specialty care may not necessarily be a concern in the present, it is good to be partnered with
a provider that can refer you to qualified, experienced medical
Carilion is proud to serve patients throughout the entire spectrum of care. Whether an individual is in need of a regular wellness checkup or emergency medical attention, the Carilion team
has it covered. With around 1,000 providers across a wide range
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Q: Finding the right provider is important, but
how can I prioritize my health outside of the