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6415 PETERS CREEK RD
ROANOKE, VA 24019
540-265-5500, EXT. 234
Nominated for Nurse Practitioner by
Anonymous

"She is very caring, pays attention
to what you are saying, does
not make light of your problem,
treats you very well. She does not
dismiss your problem ... She takes
time with you and does not hurry
you out the door."

Russell Slayton, MD
CARILION CLINIC FAMILY MEDICINE
- VINTON
415 S POLLARD ST
VINTON, VA 24179
540-983-6700
Nominated for Family Medicine by
Tracy Jones

"I suffered from debilitating hives
for four years ... My first visit
with Dr. Slayton, he saw that I
had anemia and asked if anybody
had tested me for celiac ... He did
bloodwork and it came back that
I had celiac! ... within months, I
had a definite diagnosis ... After
four years of painful, sometimes
debilitating hives ... I am symptomfree. I miss my breads and cookies
but I am so much happier now!
Thank you Dr. Slayton!"

Gregory Stidham, MD
CARILION CLINIC FAMILY MEDICINE
- DALEVILLE
150 MARKET RIDGE LN
DALEVILLE, VA 24083
540-966-0400
Nominated for Family Medicine by
Ed Shuey

"Dr. Stidham has always been
there for me through all sorts
of medical problems. His
professionalism has always been
imbued with a strong sense of
care and his humor and kindness.
My medical issues have always
been successfully addressed on
the first visit. I would find it hard
to believe that he is not the finest
family doctor in the area."

Ashley Supanich, PT
PHYSICAL THERAPY AT CARILION
WELLNESS ROANOKE
Nominated for Physical Therapist by
Kurt Rheinheimer

"Ashley Supanich is living poof
of the magic of physical therapy.
Her attention and exercise
prescriptions to me over the years
have allowed me, simply, to keep
running and to keep throwing. ...
Ashley Supanich has made me
a crusader for others who think
aches and pains are terminal.
They're often not!"
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Nina Sweeney, MD
ROANOKE PARTNERS IN HEALTH, P.C.
3239 ELECTRIC RD
ROANOKE, VA 24018
540-904-7912
ROANOKEPIH.COM

"Dr. Nina has gotten me through
the worst days of my life. ... She
works with her patients-a true
partner in health. Even if she
thinks I need a certain drug but
I believe I can deal with a health
concern naturally, she will work
with me and when my way works,
she celebrates with me. Truly a
holistic, open-minded, diligent,
caring, excellent doctor." Nominated
for Family Medicine by Annie Schultz

"I have been a patient of Dr.
Sweeney's for almost 10 years ...
She has walked us through many
various health difficulties over
the years. ... I have suffered from
an autoimmune disease ... she
was the only Doctor who provided
an actual lifestyle change, not
just medications. ... my life as
well as my family's has changed
drastically! Without her support
for my health as well as my family
over the years, our lives would be
different. We trust her opinion just
like we would a parent or other
confidant. We are truly blessed
to have such a dedicated family
doctor ..." Nominated for Family
Medicine by Shelley Sawyer

"For years, I felt sick every day.
My autoimmune disease kept me
tired, in pain and suffering with
a constant sinus infection. ... Dr.
Sweeney suggested an antiinflammatory diet. ... I feel better
than I have in my entire life. ... I
have a renewed joy for life. She
sincerely turned my life around
and I could not possibly be more
grateful for this incredible person."
Nominated for Family Medicine by
Anonymous

Eric Swisher, MD
PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN, INC.
21 HIGHLAND AVE SE
ROANOKE, VA 24013
540-982-8881
PTOW.COM

"I was 25 weeks pregnant with my
first child and assumed the pain in
my chest was related to some kind
of pregnancy food issue. After
being worked up in the Emergency
Room, Dr. Eric Swisher was called
in ... He immediately ... suspected
a rare but often fatal condition
called HELLP. His diagnosis lead

to immediate delivery of my
daughter by C-Section. His quick
and accurate work saved both of
our lives." Nominated for Obstetrics
by Lauren Ellerman

"... I am considered a healthy
female and never dreamed of
having any health challenges.
... I was quite shocked to learn
I had fibroids! ... I met Dr. Eric
Swisher and was referred ... for the
removal of a large crop of fibroids.
... After a year of recovery ... I
became pregnant. ... The fibroids
returned with a vengeance! ...
After 19 weeks on strict bed
rest I delivered a baby girl at 37
weeks! ... I am very thankful for
Dr. Swisher's knowledge, skill,
coaching and determination to
help accomplish this miracle. ...
I know I am in good hands with a
guardian and special doctor! God
bless Dr. Eric Swisher, his nurse,
Kara and staff. I am a very thankful
mother." Nominated for Obstetrics by

(and agreed) that food allergies
could absolutely be the cause of
the problem. Today, I am happily
living a gluten-free/dairy-free
lifestyle and have no further
issues!"

Audrey Ward, PT
PROFESSIONAL THERAPIES OF
ROANOKE (CORA)
44 CATAWBA RD, STE 201
DALEVILLE, VA 24083
540-992-4801
PROFESSIONALTHERAPIES.ORG
Nominated for Physical Therapist by
Anonymous

Anonymous

"Audrey Ward spent countless
hours helping me recover from
multiple issues caused by a
botched abdominal surgery and
scar tissue. ... Thanks to her
constant attention and innovative
care, I can now walk 20 minutes on
a treadmill, climb a flight of steps
and I no longer use a cane. ... She
prodded me when I needed a push
and gave me a hug when I needed
that. I could not ask for a better
health care professional."

Barton A. Thomas, MD

Edgar Weaver, MD

ROANOKE PLASTIC SURGERY
1118 FIRST ST SW
ROANOKE, VA 24016
540-581-1400
ROANOKEPLASTICSURGERY.COM
Nominated for Reconstructive Surgeon
by Suzanne Lothes

CARILION CLINIC INSTITUTE
FOR ORTHOPAEDICS AND
NEUROSCIENCES
2331 FRANKLIN ROAD SW
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-224-5170
Nominated for Neurology by
Anonymous

"Being a young mom of two small
children and a wife, I was scared to
death after being diagnosed with
breast cancer. ... I wanted a double
mastectomy with reconstructive
surgery. ..." Read more on page 56.

Jennifer Vaughn, MD
BLUE RIDGE CANCER CARE
2013 SOUTH JEFFERSON ST
ROANOKE, VA 24014
540-982-0237
BLUERIDGECANCERCARE.COM
Nominated for Oncologist by Susan Price

"My husband was diagnosed with
... Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
... Dr. Vaughn was up front and
honest about his disease and road
ahead. ..." Read more on page 57.

Ulli Wade
MEDICAL GRADE SKIN CARE
Nominated for Esthetician/
Dermatologist by Anonymous

"Struggling with adult acne and
skin issues is an emotional thing.
... Not only did she listen to what
I was experiencing, she also
presented options to address
the issues and let me make the
decision about how to proceed. ...
Ulli was the only one that listened

"Dr. Weaver was able to correct
a pinching nerve and confirmed
a bulging C6 disc. He knew right
away the issue and administered a
few extension tests in the office.
... Dr. Weaver, after conducting an
MRI, confirmed this ... I'm so happy
to say the condition is corrected.
Thank you, Dr. Weaver! You are my
health hero!"

Amy Jo Wheeler, M.Ed
LUXURIA WELLNESS
571-215-4963
LUXURIAWELLNESS.COM

"I've been receiving reflexology
from Ms. Wheeler for a year now.
I have experienced relief from
age related aches and pains,
improved sleep and improved
general health. She is very skilled
and therapeutic." Nominated for
Holistic Health/Natural Healing by
Kimberly Brown

"After developing some pretty
painful feet a few months ago, I
tried all kinds of methods to deal
with this problem. After only a few
of Amy Jo's reflexology sessions,
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