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ROANOKE PARTNERS IN HEALTH

Nominated for Family Medicine by Anonymous
" Nina is a special kind of doctor. ... Often you have
things that concern you or you don't understand.
She takes the time to listen. Often it is only
something minor. Last year, she began to put the
pieces together and suggested we try something to
see if it would work. Her diagnosis, while seemingly
out of left field, solved a problem I had for my
entire life. The treatment has changed my life. I'm
so grateful to have a doctor who takes the time to
listen and truly cares about her patients. "

Eric D. Swisher, MD

PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN, INC.
21 HIGHLAND AVE SE, SUITE 200, ROANOKE, VA 24013;
(540) 982-8881
Nominated for Obstetrics by Kathy Shelton
" When I went to Dr. Swisher concerned about a lump
I found in my breast, he was so compassionate. He
got me in for diagnostic testing right away. The day I
found out I had breast cancer, he called me as soon
as he heard, even though he was on vacation. He
helped to pull me back off that ledge and assured
me I was going to beat this. And he was right. His
calming reassurance made all the difference! "

J. Stuart Tims, MD

VISTAR EYE CENTER
2802 BRANDON AVE, ROANOKE, VA 24015;
(540) 855-5100
Nominated for Ophthalmologist by William Sellari
" Stuart is that special kind of doctor who's
passionate about his craft and goes well beyond
the day-to-day of helping people who seek him
out. While a husband and father of three, Stuart
somehow makes time and uses his own money
to find people in third world countries who need
the vital type of eye surgery he can provide. He
literally restores sight to the blind, giving people
new lenses, removing cataracts, fixing corneas and
more. ... it's a rare gift he has to begin with, it's even
more rare that he uses it whenever he can to do
more and make the world better at the same time. "

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Kim Vanover

FRIENDSHIP
(NORTH CAMPUS): 327 HERSHBERGER ROAD, ROANOKE,
VA 24012; (540) 385-8720
(SOUTH CAMPUS): 5647 STARKEY ROAD, ROANOKE, VA
24018; (540) 777-8300
Nominated for Elder Care by Jennifer Percell
" I am recognizing Kim Vanover as a Health Hero
for Friendship South. Kim is one of the many bright
spots we have at our building. She is a dedicated
nurse, and she goes above and beyond every day
for her peers and her patients. Kim always has an
encouraging word to share and a bright smile on
her face, no matter what kind of day she has had.
Kim greets her patients as they come in the door,
and she makes them feel comfortable upon arrival
with her kindred spirit and thoughtful words. "

William P. Whitney, III, MD
CARILION CLINIC FAMILY MEDICINE - COLONIAL
AVENUE; (540) 772-0555

Nominated for Family Medicine by Mark Lambert
" Dr. Whitney has been my physician for over 15
years. I wish there was only one incident that I
could narrow his heroism down to, but he has been
an incredibly important medical resource for me
at several times in my life. He was there for me
when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and he
helped through the painstaking, yearlong process
of gastric bypass and my self-care afterward. I
can always count on him to greet me with a warm
smile and a very caring demeanor, no matter what
comes up. He's even incredibly kind and caring
when I begin my visits with the dreaded words that
all doctors hate to hear: 'So, I was on WebMD...'
In short, I couldn't recommend him enough for
recognition. He is a trusted partner in my health
and I hope he will be my physician for many years
to come. " I

TheRoanoker.com

NINA SWEENEY: DAVID HUNGATE / ERIC SWISHER: COURTESY OF PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN / J. STUART TIMES: COURTESY OF VISTAR / KIM VANOVER: COURTESY OF
FRIENSHIP / WILLIAM WHITNEY: JARED LADIA, COURTESY OF CARILION CLINIC

Nina K. Sweeney, MD


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