Best of Virginia Winners

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Best Architecture Firm

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3North
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-232-8900

Best Architecture Firm

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Architectural Partners
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-846-8456

Best Architecture Firm

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Mark Spangler Architecture
Recent projects include renovations and expansions to the Worsham home, a 1914 Italian stucco home on Brook Road in Ginter Park in Richmond, and the design of a modern mountain retreat in Highland County. Spangler, who also has a degree in interior design, started the firm in 1993 and moved his office to its current location near the Visual Arts Center last year.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-432-4739

Best Pet Boarding

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Acres of Fun Kennel
Address:
Powhatan
Phone Number:
804-598-2860

Best Pet Boarding

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Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-672-2200

Best Pet Boarding

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Petite Pet Inn & Spa
Only admitting dogs weighing 25 pounds or under, the inn provides pets with an enriched environment of rock walls and artificial turf to keep them active. Dogs spend their time in day care or one-on-one with the trainers, and are only crated to eat or sleep. The team, which now includes a certified pet nutritionist, also conducts training for confidence building.
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-622-1556

Best Home Builder

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Bel Arbor Builders
Address:
Chesterfield
Phone Number:
804-751-9050

Best Home Builder

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Mako Builders Inc.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-272-8549

Best Home Builder

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Smith & Robertson
The certified green builder primarily takes on new construction, working on five to six large-scale projects per year within a one-hour radius of Charlottesville. The team favors heavy timber frame construction with materials such as structural insulated panels, but designs in a diverse range of styles—including craftsman, French, modern and updated farmhouse.
Address:
Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-971-7026

Best Funeral Home

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Bennett Funeral Home
Address:
Mechanicsville
Phone Number:
804-746-8665

Best Funeral Home

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Bliley’s Funeral Homes
Established by three brothers in 1874, the funeral home has remained in the Bliley family for four generations. In 2011, Bliley’s opened a dedicated cremation center at its Chippenham location that allows families to witness the cremation process and hold on-site a memorial service or ceremony that would typically take place graveside.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-3800

Best Funeral Home

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2nd
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-237-9424

Best Veterinary Hospital

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Betty Baugh’s Animal Clinic
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-7387

Best Veterinary Hospital

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Cary Street Veterinary Hospital
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-9144

Best Veterinary Hospital

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Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital
After nearly 50 years in business, the hospital opened its second location in July. The family business provides wellness examinations for preventative health care, vaccinations, parasite control and specialty care for senior and exotic pets, as well as radiology, ultrasound, endoscopic and lab services.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-8629

Best Hair Salon

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Bombshell
Specialty hair treatments include the Brazilian Blowout Pro smoothing treatment, which eliminates frizz by creating a protective layer of protein around the hair follicles, and the Coppola Keratin smoothing treatment, which reverses damage to restore strength and reduce frizz. The salon also hosts a beauty school where stylists can practice services on customers at a discounted rate.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-342-0051

Best Hair Salon

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3rd
Circle Square Salon
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-9317

Best Hair Salon

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2nd
Mango Salon
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2800

Best Hospital

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Bon Secours St. Mary’s
In February, the hospital, founded in 1966, celebrated the fifth anniversary of its senior services emergency department, dedicated to patients 65 years and up. Outfitted with non-slip floors, handrails, larger clocks, thicker mattresses, adjustable lighting and more, the department is the only one of its kind in the state.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2011

Best Hospital

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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-289-4500

Best Hospital

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2nd
VCU Health
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-828-9000

Best Dental Practice

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2nd
Brown
Address:
Reynolds, Snow, LeNoir Dentistry, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-5324

Best Dental Practice

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3rd
Grove Avenue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-1378

Best Dental Practice

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James River Family Dentistry
In January, sole practitioner Dr. Marci Guthrie obtained a new iTero scanner, which employs a camera and 3D imaging technology to create Invisalign molds and bridges. Unlike traditional impressions, the device scans the mouth and creates a simulation in less than five minutes. The practice celebrates its 10th anniversary in July.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-323-4200

Best Landscaping Company

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Cartwright Landscaping
Owner Jeff Cartwright provides hands-on service, accompanying clients on visits to local nurseries in order to hand-select plants together, allowing him to take both climate and client desires into account. Cartwright also specializes in designing outdoor living spaces and property grading.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-381-8204

Best Landscaping Company

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3rd
Creation Appreciation Landscaping
Address:
Afton
Phone Number:
540-456-6196

Best Landscaping Company

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Grelen Nursery Inc.
Address:
Somerset
Phone Number:
540-672-5462

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Classic Kitchens of Virginia
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-784-5075

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Custom Kitchens
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-7247

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Katheryn Robertson Ltd.
Certified kitchen designer and interior design principal Abigail Bishop has served as president of the Virginia chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Recognizing her clients’ desire for incorporating living space into the kitchen, she is skilled at blending the requirements for both a highly functional and aesthetically pleasing space.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-6721

Best Independent School

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3rd
Collegiate School
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-740-7077

Best Independent School

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Lynnhaven Academy
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-750-2300

Best Independent School

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New Community School
At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, New Community School opened Founders Hall, a newly-constructed 15,700-square-foot academic building. In order to promote students’ inherent strengths, like entrepreneurial spirit, the school launched the Igniting Passions Speaker Series featuring local business leaders, and a job shadow day.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-266-2494

Best Dermatology Practice

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Commonwealth Dermatology
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-0831

Best Dermatology Practice

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1st
Dermatology Associates of Virginia
For skin cancer, the associates practice Mohs micrographic surgery, which combines oncology, pathology and reconstructive surgery. The surgeon removes the skin from the cancerous area layer by layer, analyzes it for cancer cells and then reconstructs the wound. The procedure is best suited for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2006

Best Dermatology Practice

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Richmond Dermatology
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-8510

Best Wedding Venue

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Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center
Event spaces at the hotel include the 2,100-square-foot Granite Hall, which accommodates up to 200 guests, and the 1,750-square-foot Riverside Foyer, which accommodates up to 100 guests, as well as private dining rooms in Shoemakers. On-site event planners and caterers assist in preparing everything to couples’ specifications.
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-455-1500

Best Wedding Venue

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The Inn at Willow Grove
Address:
Orange
Phone Number:
540-317-1206

Best Wedding Venue

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2nd
Walden Hall
Address:
Reva
Phone Number:
540-764-8000

Best Financial Planning Firm

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1st
Davenport & Company LLC
Founded in Richmond in 1863, the firm began as an insurance agency. Today, Davenport & Company has 23 branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and its extensive suite of services includes asset management, financial planning, corporate retirement plans and brokerage services.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-780-2000

Best Financial Planning Firm

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2nd
Edward Jones Investments
Address:
Danville
Phone Number:
434-799-8800

Best Financial Planning Firm

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3rd
Ford Mays Wealth Management
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-239-8810

Best Interior Design Firm

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2nd
Decorum
Address:
Inc., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-9900

Best Interior Design Firm

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1st
Katheryn Robertson Ltd.
Abigail Bishop, who bought the firm in 1999, wants clients to feel comfortable in the spaces that she designs—like they’re putting on a robe, she says. “Really great design shouldn’t reflect me,” says Bishop. “You have to leave your ego at the door.” Every element of her designs consider her client’s lifestyle and how they will live within the space.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-6721

Best Interior Design Firm

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3rd
Spaces Design Studio
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-371-3674

Wild Card – Best Pool Hall

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Diamond Billiards
Opened in 2008, the 6,000-square-foot poolroom features 14 tables, darts and a horse racing and wagering area. A pro shop stocks all the equipment you’ll need for shooting stick, including cues (children’s sizes available), tips, balls and racking equipment, chalk, gloves and even autographed items from top players. Owner Thomas Dorsey, a certified pool instructor, also hosts regular tournaments and leagues.
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-794-8787

Best Accounting Firm

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3rd
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-7636

Best Accounting Firm

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2nd
Harris
Address:
Hardy & Johnstone, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-560-0560

Best Accounting Firm

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Keiter
The firm, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in December, recently launched a mergers and acquisitions practice that helps structure business transitions in the most tax-efficient manner, and a cybersecurity practice that provides risk assessment services through vulnerability scanning and penetration testing.
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-747-0000

Best Pool Company

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2nd
Douglas Aquatics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-232-7665

Best Pool Company

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1st
JoPa Company
Entering into its 60th year in business, the team at JoPa stays abreast of recent design trends, including the use of colors like charcoal grey, exposed finishes like aggregate or quartz crystals, and glass tile accents. The custom-pool builder also makes pool safety a top priority, offering features like automatic covers and slip-free Travertine decking.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-747-9700

Best Pool Company

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3rd
Payne Pools & Spas
Address:
Culpeper
Phone Number:
540-825-5645

Best Concierge Doctor

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3rd
Dr. Brian Neely Whole Health M.D.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-306-7073

Best Concierge Doctor

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2nd
Dr. John Siedlecki Family Practice Specialists of Richmond
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-330-3335

Best Concierge Doctor

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1st
Partner MD
With Partner MD’s concierge medicine concept, physicians are accessible around the clock and available for same-day appointments. Clients receive a personalized health plan with a primary care physician, and may work with the practice’s certified health coach to help manage wellness through fitness and nutrition.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-2655

Best Day Care

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2nd
Elizabeth’s Early Learning Center
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-528-5698

Best Day Care

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3rd
Good Shepherd Child Development Center
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-897-0260

Best Day Care

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Ms. Babs’ Nursery School
Owner Joe Cafarella’s preschool cares for 65 children separated into age groups of infants to three months (Joeys), and four years and older (Crickets). Children participate in music, nature and yoga classes and receive three home-cooked meals and three recesses per day. Teachers are recertified in CPR every year.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-5019

Best Real Estate Firm

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3rd
Fawn Lake Real Estate Company
Address:
Spotsylvania
Phone Number:
540-972-0400

Best Real Estate Firm

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2nd
Joyner Fine Properties
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-270-9440

Best Real Estate Firm

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Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville, Real Estate
Launched less than a year ago by four seasoned real estate brokers, the firm now comprises 65 agents who focus on historic and new home sales, estates and land. Over the past year, the firm has closed more than 320 sales in cities from York to Nelson counties.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-2100

Best Eye Care

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2nd
Friedrichs Family Eye Center
Address:
Chatham
Phone Number:
434-432-1500

Best Eye Care

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3rd
Patterson Eye Clinic
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-7638

Best Eye Care

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Virginia Eye Institute
The institute employs 34 ophthalmologists and optometrists across eight locations, with the most recent to open being an aesthetic and cosmetic center for plastic surgery in Short Pump. The newest procedure is laser-assisted cataract surgery in which the computer maps lens placement to the patient’s eye, ensuring more predictable outcomes.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-287-4200

Best Orthodontic Practice

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3rd
Gardner Orthodontics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-0505

Best Orthodontic Practice

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1st
Horsey Orthodontics
As a center of excellence for Incognito braces, the practice specializes in lingual braces, which are placed on the backside of teeth to be as discrete as possible, as well as Invisalign and teeth whitening. Sole practitioner Dr. Gus Horsey’s client base is a mix of youth and adults.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-672-3030

Best Orthodontic Practice

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2nd
James River Orthodontics
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-672-8607

Best Day Spa

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1st
Glow Med Spa
With a candy shop-inspired design, the waxing station in Carytown aims to make the treatment as easy and pain-free as possible. Treat yourself to complimentary sweets while you wait for your appointment, then enjoy the thorough, but gentle effects of hard wax, which adheres only to hair and not skin. The spa also offers waxing services for men.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-0330

Best Day Spa

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3rd
Mill House Spa at the Inn at Willow Grove
Address:
Orange
Phone Number:
540-317-1206

Best Day Spa

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2nd
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-277-4498

Best Massage Therapy Group

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1st
Glow Med Spa
Glow Med combines treatments that could be performed in a doctor’s office with the pampering of a spa atmosphere. Licensed therapists undergo continuing education and take a medical perspective on the services they provide, including a 90-minute hydrating rose and lavender massage, which stimulates the immune system while also providing deep relaxation.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-0330

Best Massage Therapy Group

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2nd
Scents of Serenity Organic Spa
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-277-4498

Best Massage Therapy Group

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3rd
Skin+Touch Therapy Spa
Address:
Fredericksburg
Phone Number:
540-479-6470

Best Med Spa

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1st
Glow Med Spa
Available at the Westchester Commons location, which held its soft opening in February, float pod therapy utilizes sensory deprivation to relieve both pain and stress by alleviating spinal pressure and removing outside distractions. Nearly 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved into warm water allow your body to float effortlessly.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-0330

Best Med Spa

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3rd
Med Spa of Virginia Total Wellness Center
Address:
Orange
Phone Number:
540-672-2428

Best Med Spa

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2nd
Signature Medical Spa
Address:
Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-923-4646

Best Law Firm

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3rd
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-788-8200

Best Law Firm

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1st
McGuire Woods
The Richmond location, which employs more than 250 attorneys, is the largest of the firm’s 23 offices worldwide. McGuire Woods was founded more than 180 years ago and specializes in the litigation of corporate, real estate and financial matters for both governmental and private entities.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-775-1000

Best Law Firm

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2nd
Williams Mullen
Address:
Richmond,
Phone Number:
804-420-6000

Best Private Air Service

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1st
MartinAir
In addition to charter services, MartinAir also offers aircraft management. The company, with more than 30 years of experience, guides you through the sales process and then, once you are an owner, will provide crew, maintenance, insurance and hangar services, as well as assisting with taxes, licensing and inspections.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-222-7401

Best Physical Therapy Group

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1st
MVP Therapy & Sports Medicine
The newest location opened on Cox Road in May 2017. The renovated space is equipped for full range of outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy, from joint replacement therapy to spine care to sports injury rehab. The providers at MVP welcome all patients and do not require a prescription.
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-729-4117

Best Physical Therapy Group

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3rd
Pivot Physical Therapy
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-323-7874

Best Physical Therapy Group

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2nd
Thrive Physical Therapy
Address:
North Chesterfield
Phone Number:
804-320-2220

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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3rd
Nadia P. Blanchet
Address:
MD, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-320-8545

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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1st
Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery
The newest in-office technology is the CO2 Core Laser, which targets age spots and wrinkles and produces better resurfacing results than other treatments and reduces recovery time. Dr. Joe Niamtu has completed more than 1,000 facelifts—his favorite surgery because he believes it has the most impact.
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-934-3223

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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2nd
Travis Shaw MD
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-775-4559

Best Orthopaedic Practice

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2nd
OrthoVirginia
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-915-1910

Best Orthopaedic Practice

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3rd
Sentara Martha Jefferson Orthopedics
Address:
Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-654-5575

Best Orthopaedic Practice

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1st
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
Home to physical therapy and MRI services, the practice also includes a team of four pediatric orthopaedic surgeons. The specialists are trained in treating growing bones and joints and detecting needs in patients that may not be able to communicate for themselves. Conditions treated include broken bones, spina bifida, scoliosis and sports injuries.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2300

Best Pediatric Practice

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1st
Pediatric Associates of Richmond
New services at the practice, established in 1952, include a clinic for patients preparing to travel internationally. Dr. Matthew Weber provides consultation for vaccinations, insect bite prevention, safety tips and antibiotic prescriptions, all tailored to the specific country or region to which your child is traveling.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-4205

Best Pediatric Practice

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3rd
Richmond Pediatric Associates
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-747-1750

Best Pediatric Practice

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2nd
RVA Pediatrics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-754-3776
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