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Sherry Elmore,
Megan Rigstaff and
Marie Williams

William Fintel, MD

William Gay, MD

BLUE RIDGE CANCER CARE
1900 ELECTRIC RD
SALEM, VA 24153
540-774-8660
BLUERIDGECANCERCARE.COM
Nominated for Oncologist by
Deborah Equi

CARILION CHILDREN'S PEDIATRIC
CARDIOLOGY
102 HIGHLAND AVE, STE 101
ROANOKE, VA 24013
540-224-4545
Nominated for Pediatric Cardiologist by
Tommy Maguire

"...For months, [Maggie's] daily
care was provided by Marie, Sherry
and Megan. These doctors and
nurses are the reason we have
a healthy almost 6-year-old who
wants to be a nurse and take care
of babies when she grows up."

"My husband and I were shocked
and anxious to receive the
diagnosis of Lymphoma ... The
tumors were so large they were
starting to wrap around my aorta
causing difficulty breathing and
unbearable pain. Dr. Fintel was
standing by my bedside ..." Read
more on page 50.

"...We got the amazing news
that we were not only expecting
one, but three babies. That's
right, triplets. ... On Valentine's
Day, we met with our pediatric
cardiologist, Dr. William Gay and he
found there was a major problem
with baby B's heart. ... " Read more
on page 50.

Eugene H. Eng, MD

Lois Fritz

Rodney Gentry &
Matt Rickman

CARILION ROANOKE MEMORIAL
HOSPITAL
1906 BELLEVIEW AVE SE
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-266-50000
Nominated for Nurse by Lauren
Ellerman

EYE CARE & SURGERY
1960 ELECTRIC RD
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-772-7171
EYECARESURGERY.COM
Nominated for Ophthalmologist by
Anonymous

"While in recovery from surgery
to remove a non-cancerous
tumor from his face, my husband
developed a scary side-effect and
could not blink or close his eye.
The surgery did not involve Dr. Eng,
but recovery did ... He was kind
and spent a lot of time with us. ...
Though Dr. Eng thought the nerve
and muscle control would come
back, no one knew for certain.
... His honest, thoughtful and
positive manner was a blessing
at a time when no one knew for
certain what the outcome would
be. ... We will always be grateful to
Dr. Eng for his excellent medical
care during this time, but truly
also for his kind and caring manner
which gave us much hope over
many weeks."

Joseph Ferrara, Jr., MD
CARILION CLINIC NEUROLOGY
3 RIVERSIDE CIRCLE
ROANOKE, VA 24016
540-224-5170
Nominated for Neurology by Anonymous

"I suffer from Parkinson's and
have been seen by Dr. Ferrara
since 2013. I feel like there is
nothing that he wouldn't do for
me. He takes the time to listen to
my questions, address all issues
that I have with compassion and
with the utmost diligence that I
appreciate beyond words. With
his help, I have been able to battle
this debilitating condition better
than I thought I was capable of
doing. I am so fortunate to have
Dr. Ferrara helping me deal with my
battle."
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NEW FREEDOM FARM
Nominated for Veterinarian Services by
Regena Gillispie

"Lois is the founder of New
Freedom Farm, a horse farm with
19 equines; all but one ... have
been rescued from slaughter,
nursed back to health and
shown lots of love. She uses
the horses to help the veterans
heal. I volunteer there and have
personally seen the improvements
in those who come out and work
with Lois and the horses."

Rhett Funderburke
PRIVATE CITIZEN
Nominated for Male Health Hero by
Jeff Phillips

"Rhett Funderburke ... lives a much
different life than he used to ...
His favorite coping method was
to ... escape into an indulgence
of booze and drugs ... He has
completely changed his physical
and mental outlook on life ... I hope
that this story finds someone that
needs help and will encourage
them to take advantage of the
resources available and most of
all you really have the power to
completely change your situation
just like Rhett did."

Jill Gaines, MD
PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN, INC.
21 HIGHLAND AVE SE
ROANOKE, VA 24013
540-982-8881
PTOW.COM
Nominated for Female Health Hero by
Anonymous

"Dr. Gaines is a fantastic OBGYN because she listens to her
patients and is a great advocate
for women's health. ... From my first
interaction with her, it was clear
she was listening to me and not
taking a cookie cutter approach."

SALEM EMS ENGINE #3, 375-3080
Nominated for Paramedic by Ken Wood

"While playing in a playoff softball
game ... I began experiencing
some mild nausea. ... When the
EMTs arrived they took me to the
ambulance ... they informed me
that I was having a heart attack!
EMTs Matt Rickman and Rodney
Gentry ... told me exactly what I
could expect when we got to the
ER ... my heart surgeon told me that
I probably had about 20 minutes ...
They definitely saved my life!"

Margaret Grove, MD
PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN, INC.
21 HIGHLAND AVE SE
ROANOKE, VA 24013
540-982-8881
PTOW.COM
Nominated for Female Health Hero by
Shiree Carr

"I had to have a hysterectomy. It
was my first time having surgery.
She was great at explaining
everything to me and putting my
mind at ease."

Roy Habib, MD
LEWIS GALE PHYSICIANS- SALEM
CAMPUS EAST
1802 BRAEBURN DR
SALEM, VA 24153
540-772-3490
LEWISGALE.COM
Nominated for Primary Care Physician
by Sheryl Greene

"The first time I met with Dr. Habib,
I was extremely impressed by his
bedside manner. He took the time
to listen to me and answer all of
my questions. He never hurried
me ... or made me feel as though
I was another number. Last year
my husband became quite ill. ... I
asked Dr. Habib to check him for
Lyme disease. He not only listened
to my advice, but had the test

done and it came back positive.
Dr. Habib didn't hesitate to tell us
both that I was right. ... I found the
most sincere doctor that I now
trust wholeheartedly."

Tim Habla
COUNTER RESPONSE FITNESS

"...Tim's expert training instruction
and guidance ... is not only lifechanging but life-saving. ... I was
involved in a motorcycle accident
... resulted in damage to my right
hip and thigh and an extensive
brain injury ... I observed a class
and then took advantage of the
Free Week that the gym offered.
... Training was not an option for
me but a means of survival. ...
I guess you could say that Tim
and Counter Response are my
umbrella. (A protecting force or
influence)." Nominated for Male
Health Hero by Anonymous

"...I was counseled that I would
spend 6 weeks on a walker and/
or cane after [hip replacement]
surgery. ... I spent 4 months
prior to the surgery at Counter
Response, where the team
of trainers worked with me to
strengthen the muscles that
support that hip. ... Tim Habla and
the trainers at Counter Response
had prepared my muscles so
well for this that I basically
'walked away' from a total hip
replacement. This saved me from
losing time at work and greatly
reduced the burden on my family,
who (we thought) would have to
provide care for me." Nominated for
Male Health Hero by Dolores Farmer

Nancy Hans
PREVENTION COUNCIL OF ROANOKE
COUNTY
Nominated for Educator by Laura Bowman

"Nancy sits on the Opioid and
Heroin Task Force and has helped
facilitate numerous community
conversations on opiates and
heroin across the Roanoke Valley.
... Nancy's a founding member
of the Roanoke Hope Initiative,
a comprehensive community
resource for those seeking support
and treatment for a substance use
disorder. ... Nancy's an educator,
advocate and deeply caring soul.
She's truly a hero to so many."

Vanessa Hedge, NP
CARILION CHILDREN'S PEDIATRIC
ENDOCRINOLOGY
102 HIGHLAND AVE, STE 455
ROANOKE, VA 24013
540-224-4445
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