Meet our Surgeons

Brian Crichlow, MD
Specialty: Ophthalmology

Office Location:
Mid-Atlantic Eye Physicians
204 Becker Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-8193
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Cataract surgery Medical School: Duke University, NC

Residency: Christiana Care, Stranton, DE; Drexel/Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship: Beraja Medical Institute, Coral Gables, FL Board Certification: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Richard Holm, MD
Specialty: Orthopedics

Office Location:
Northern Carolina Orthopaedics
171 NC Hwy 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-5631 Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Arthroscopy Medical School: University of Washington – Seattle

Residency: Oakland Naval Regional Hospital, CA Fellowship: University of California – Sacramento

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery

James Ketoff, MD
Specialty: Surgery

Office Location:
Roanoke Valley Surgical Associates
97 NC Highway 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-1933
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laparoscopic cholecystectomyappendectomyventral hernia,diagnostic laparoscopy, diagnostic and interventional gastroenterology Medical School: The University of Iowa Residency: Cleveland Clinic Fellowship: Fairview Health System, Cleveland

Board Certification: General Surgery
Thomas J. McDonald, MD, FACOG
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Office Location:
Women’s Health Specialists
1381 Medical Center Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 535-1414
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laparoscopic hysterectomytubal occlusionsendometrial ablationsovarian cystectomy/oophorectomybladder sling procedures Medical School: Quillen School of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

Residency: New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Richard Minielly, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Office Location:
Smith Church Obstetrics & Gynecology, PA
63 Office Park Road
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 535-4343
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laparoscopic tubal ligation, and balloon ablation Medical School: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Residency: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Board Certification: Obstetrics/Gynecology
John Simpson Moss, Sr., MD
Specialty: Orthopedics

Office Location:
Northern Carolina Orthopaedics
171 NC Hwy 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-5631
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow;advanced arthroscopic reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder Medical School: Medical College of Virginia

Residency: Medical College of Virginia

Fellowship: Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Natarajan Rajan, MD
Specialty: Urology

Office Location:
SAI Urology
117 Professional Drive
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 308-6889
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laser procedure for benign prostate problems and kidney stonescryotherapy and implant seeds for prostate cancer; sling procedure for urinary incontinence Medical School: J. J. M. Medical College, India

Residency: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY Fellowship: Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certification: Urology
Shiva Rao, MD
Specialty: Surgery

Office Location:
Shiva K. Rao, MD, FACS
40 Anna Louise Lane
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-2254
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laparoscopic cholecystectomylaparoscopic appendectomy,diagnostic laparoscopylaparoscopic ventral hernia repair Medical School: Karnatak University, India

Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY 

Fellowship: Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford, CT 

Board Certification: American Board of Surgery
Lawrence Singer, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Office Location:
Smith Church OB/GYN
63 Office Park Road
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 535-4343
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Tension free vaginal tapelaparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy, complex adnexal surgery, tubal sterilization,laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy, total laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain Medical School: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Residency: York Hospital, York, PA

Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Joey P. Thomas, MD
Specialty: Pain Management, Anesthesiology

Office Location:
Roanoke Valley Pain Center
257 Hwy 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 410-0001
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Epidural steroid injection, radiofrequency ablation for pain control, spinal cord stimulation, discography, kyphoplasty, disc biacuplasty, MILD Medical School: Calicut Medical College, India

Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY

Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fred Wier, MD
Specialty: General Surgery

Office Location:
Roanoke Valley Surgical Associates
97, Hwy 125
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
(252) 537-1933
Minimally Invasive Procedures Performed:
Laparoscopic appendectomy and laparoscopic cholecystectomy Medical School: Loma Linda University, California

Internship/Residency: Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL; 
Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, OH










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