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Carilion Family Medicine, which has been open since March, will be expanding its services, thanks to the addition of Dr. Greg Shawvner.


Shawvner, who is certified in family medicine, received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He has practiced in several localities, including four years as a hospitalist at Carilion’s Giles Community Hospital. He joins Nurse Practitioner Colleen Slate and LPN Brooke Wengerd on the medical staff.


With the addition of Shawvner, Slate said the practice hopes to increase its number of patients.


“We’ve had a slow build of patients, mostly through word-of-mouth, but we have room to be a lot busier,” she said.


Previously, the practice has just accepted patients 12 years of age and above, but that has now changed.


“We’ll see newborns to 100 years old. We’re, basically, a general family practice now,” said Shawvner.


The practice can do lab work, splinting, physicals of all types and women’s exams, as well as treat orthopedic problems and provide injections for joints, in addition to other standard family practice care.


“We are also here for any kind of urgent or acute problems,” noted Office Manager Carol Hamblin, who added that as soon as a certified x-ray technician can be found, the practice will do x-rays on site.


The staff is rounded out by Assistant Brittany Moore.


Presently, office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but Shawvner said he hopes to offer extend hours soon.


“We might open as early as 7 a.m., or have a night when we stay open until 6 or 6:30 p.m.”


The practice is located at 416 S. Main St. and the phone number is 728-7731.


Michael Howlett can be contacted at 276-728-7311 or on Twitter@MikeEHowlett


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