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Top Docs 2011-2012

Top Docs Featurette

For our biennial polling to determine the best doctors in the Roanoke Valley, we contacted more than 6,000 nurses. Here are the results of their votes.

Medical Professionals Portfolio 2011-2012

Top Docs

Click on the image above to view a special advertising section from our July/August 2011 “Top Docs” issue.