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Nominated for Endocrinologist by
Robert Hedge

"My wife Vanessa ... tirelessly
cares for and about each of
the kids and new consults she
sees. She will take calls from her
patients even when she's not on
call ... she sees 12-16 kids a day,
then comes home to chart until
late at night just to be sure she
has adequate time to spend with
the families to listen and properly
address their issues. She's also
very active with Camp Too Sweet,
JDRF Gala and Carilion Children's
Family Camp, where she is a senior
volunteer and remains accessible
to anyone that needs her."

Alicia Hollis, MD
VALLEY INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
2702 BRAMBLETON AVE
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-556-1061
DRALICIAHOLLIS.COM
Nominated for Holistic Health/Natural
Healing by Candace Poling

"...I hesitantly made an
appointment with Dr. Hollis ... She
took time to explain my situation
and how we would go about the
journey of healing. She is truly
an amazing, caring doctor who
wants to get to the source of
the problem and not just address
the symptoms. ... I will forever be
grateful for her dedication to the
field of integrative medicine and
the wonderful care she provides.
There are not words to describe
what she has done for me and
many others in my situation who
otherwise would be hopeless."

Lissa Hoprich, MA,
BCBA, LBA
ABC'S OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR
ANALYSIS
1630 BRAEBURN DR
SALEM, VA 24153
540-588-9582
ABCSOFABA.COM
Nominated for Autism by
Caitlin Paarlberg

"...She works tirelessly to meet
the individual needs of all the
children who attend clinic. Each
child is unique in their needs
and the work of Lissa and her
staff have changed our lives. ...
After unwavering support and
intervention by Lissa and her staff,
I feel as though we have our son
back. ... Lissa and her staff are
more like family than health care
providers. They work all day and
are available to help families in the
evenings and on the weekends.
Lives are positively changed
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everyday by Lissa and her staff at
ABCs of ABA."

Richard Huffman, Jr., DDS
HUFFMAN AND KREGER FAMILY
DENTISTRY
4346 STARKEY RD #3
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-989-3321
HUFFMANANDKREGERDENTISTRY.COM
Nominated for Dentist by Dan Lubbs

"Been having a problem with bad
breath for several months. ... Finally
my tooth started to be sensitive.
Went to Dr. Huffman, who took
an x-ray and discovered that I had
a very advanced abscess, which
can be dangerous if untreated. He
prescribed antibiotics which helped
kill the bacterial infection from the
abscess as well as take care of the
bad breath."

Morgan Jamison
HEALING STRIDES OF VA
Nominated for Therapeutic Animal
Trainer by Carol Young

"Morgan is the Head Trainer at
Healing Strides of VA. ... Morgan
is the one that works with our
horses to keep them strong and
in shape for the work we do. ...
Morgan has to create a safe and
trusting environment for them so
they are able to learn and work
for our participants. ... She is also
one of the best at teaching our
instructors and interns how to
train the horses ... We could not
serve them without our horses
and we could not have the happy
healthy horses without Morgan."

Jessica Jara, MD
CMG STROOBANTS CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTER - BEDFORD, FORMERLY WITH
HCA LEWISGALE
Nominated for Cardiologist by Ken Wood

"...While playing in a playoff
softball game at the Moyer
Softball complex I began
experiencing some mild nausea. ...
The complex called 911. ... I was
rushed to the hospital and taken
to the Cath lab immediately ... My
heart surgeon was Dr. Jessica
Jara. ... The day after my procedure
I was told that my blockage was in
what they call the Widow Maker!
It was 100 percent blocked and
my heart surgeon told me that I
probably had about 20 minutes
to live when they got me to the
Cath lab."

Bruce Johnson, MD
CARILION CLINIC INTERNAL MEDICINE
3 RIVERSIDE CIRCLE
ROANOKE, VA 24016
540-224-5170

Nominated for Internal Medicine by
Virginia Dasse

"Dr. Johnson was the first to
test the lump in my thyroid,
that ended up being cancer...he
always responded quickly and
could always "talk me down." ...
Dr. Johnson is the kindest, most
willing to help doctor I have ever
had. ... In his case, Dr. Johnson may
not have one traumatic rescue,
but he rescues me all the time."

David Jones, DDS, MS
ROANOKE VALLEY ORTHODONTICS
* 6220 PETERS CREEK RD
ROANOKE, VA 24019
* 4370 STARKEY RD, STE C
ROANOKE, VA 24018
* 490 S MAIN ST
ROCKY MOUNT, VA 24151
540-563-1640
ROANOKEVALLEYORTHO.COM
Nominated for Orthodontist by
Daniel Stanley

"For five years I have been ...
trying to get my teeth fixed and
a surgery that would correct my
severe sleep apnea... Dr. Jones
not only started the process of
fixing my teeth, but worked with
the insurance company, surgeons
and regular dentist to set a plan
in place to be able to accomplish
all this. ... my smile is getting
better and I sleep the best I have
ever slept in memory! If it was
not for him, this never would have
happened."

Robert Keeley, MD
PULMONARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATES
Nominated for Pulmonology by
Anonymous

recommendations when I may need
them. She treats the whole person.
I am so happy that she has given
me excellent care over the years."

Mark Kochenderfer, MD
BLUE RIDGE CANCER CARE
2013 SOUTH JEFFERSON ST
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-982-0237
BLUERIDGECANCERCARE.COM
Nominated for Oncologist by Lee Colls

"Dr. K ... is not only a brilliant
oncologist ... He is caring, warm
and compassionate, but also is
an expert in the area of cancer
treatment. ... Dr. K is a genius! He
knows all the latest technology
on cancer treatments and is wellversed in his care plans as well as
caring for the whole individual. Dr.
K is a resource to other treatment
centers because of his vast
knowledge of methods to treat
and put cancer into remission."

Leo Lampros, DDS, MSD
(deceased)
DR. LEO N. LAMPROS, LTD
(LAMPROS ORTHODONTICS)
2114 COLONIAL AVE
ROANOKE, VA 24015
540-344-2758
DRPENNYLAMPROS.COM
Nominated for Hero In Memoriam by
Penny Lampros

"My father, Dr. Leo N. Lampros,
grew up in Roanoke. ... He took
great joy in treating his patients
and providing them with not
only a beautiful smile but also
confidence in themselves. ..."
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"Dr. Bob Keeley saved my life
eleven years ago. ... He saw me
as a challenge, not just another
patient. He expedited tests,
consulted with colleagues and
did a lot of research for over two
months until he had an answer.
...Today I enjoy a very healthy and
blessed life thanks to Dr. Keeley.
He listened to me, he believed in
me and, most important, he did
not give up on me! I truly owe my
life to Dr. Keeley. He was willing to
go that extra mile to help me. In
my opinion, that is the quality of a
Health Hero!"

Lianna Lawson, MD

Susan Kilmer, DC

James Leipzig, MD, FACS

TUCK CHIROPRACTIC
Nominated for Chiropractic Care by
Anonymous

"...In 2015 I was diagnosed
wth IBS. The adjustments
that Susan does helps heal
my digestive track. ... She is
compassionate, listens and offers

LAWSON FAMILY MEDICINE AND
ASTHETICS
Nominated for Family Medicine by
Anonymous

"Dr. Lianna Lawson is a wonderful,
caring doctor ... She spends as
much time with me as I need
to go over my multiple issues
and does not hesitate to send
me to specialists if she feels I
need to see someone else. She
is interested in all aspects of
my health care, both mentally
and physically, and sees me as a
person, not a commodity."

LEWISGALE PHYSICIANS/VIRGINIA
SPINE CENTER
1940 BRAEBURN CIRCLE
SALEM, VA 24153
540-725-9771
VIRGINIASPINECARE.COM
Nominated for Orthopaedics by
Katy Cates
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