Chase is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. He earned his BS in Health Sciences and PTA degree from Jefferson College of Health Sciences in 2018. He is currently pursuing his MS in Healthcare Administration through Liberty University. Chase enjoys sports, lifting weights, hunting, and fishing.
Aaron is a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer since 2002 and state licensed by Virginia and North Carolina. He graduated from Davis & Elkins College with a BS degree in Physical Education and Health and attained his Masters degree in Athletic Training from West Virginia University. He has certifications by JTech Medical for Functional Capacity Evaluations, FMS for the Functional Movement Screen, and is an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) for Averett University Athletic Training Program. Aaron also provides consulting for sports medicine to the four Pittsylvania County High Schools
Brandon Owen is an athletic trainer at Spectrum Medical in Danville, VA. He assists the orthopedic doctors with casting, splinting, brace fitting and fracture reductions. Brandon also provides sports medicine outreach to Danville Public Schools. He graduated from Averett University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He has worked as a wellness program coordinator which included movement screening, application of corrective exercises and program design. Brandon then became the head athletic trainer at Hargrave Military Academy before taking his current position at Spectrum Medical. Brandon enjoys playing golf and is an avid sports fan.
Brandon is a native of Danville, VA and currently resides in Chatham, VA with his wife and two year old son
Sandra is the Head Physical Therapy Tech for Spectrum Medical with 17 years of experience. She is a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) that she gained through Danville Community College. She enjoys helping the elderly by doing Private Sitting for In Home Care and she loves to read and fish.
Janet Thomas joined Spectrum Medical in our Martinsville office in January of 2017. She has had more than 20 years experience in the health care field as a CNA and Rehabilitation Technician.
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What is a Rheumatologist?
A Rheumatologist is a doctor who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones. Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.
When Should You See a Rheumatologist?
If musculoskeletal pains are not sever or disabling and just last a few days, it makes sense to give the problem a reasonable chance to be resolved. However, sometimes if pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days, you should see your physician.
Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that the appropriate treatment can begin early.
Because some rheumatic diseases are complex, one visit to a rheumatologist may not be enough to determine a diagnosis and course of treatment. These diseases often change or evolve over time. Rheumatology usually involves the continuing care of chronic patients. Dr. Shroff will work closely with you to identify your problem and design an individualized treatment program specifically for you.
Dr. Shroff has been a practicing rheumatologist at the Spectrum Medical since July 2008. He is Board Certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases of the joints including osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and tendonitis. He previously worked at the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center of Brooklyn, New York.
He did his Internship training at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and completed his Internal Medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Thereafter, he completed his Rheumatology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD during which time he rotated at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the National Naval Medical Center. He is also trained in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology and the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
Dr. Shroff has a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven. His experience of working for over 6 years in clinical research in the Industry as a Clinical Scientist and Medical Research Associate gave him a unique exposure to research methods in medicine and serves him well as both a Sub-Investigator and a Principal Investigator in the clinical trials that arebeing run both in the fields of Rheumatology and Orthopedics at the Orthopedic Center in Danville. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Danville and believes in giving back to the community, volunteering his services at the Free Clinic in Danville, Virginia. In fact when Dr. Shroff was in India, he volunteered his services at Rotary-sponsored eye camps where he performed cataract surgery and administered facial and retro-orbital anesthesia. He also offered voluntary medical services at Mother Teresa’s home for the destitute and even received a personal note from her. His spirit of helping the underprivileged continued when he came to the U.S. and volunteered at Yale New Haven Hospital in both the Emergency Room and Pediatric Intensive Care units.
Dr. Shroff says he is honored and privileged to serve a patient population who is so appreciative of everything he does for them. He has learned to embrace Southern culture and feels the warmth and genuine gratitude of his patients which can only be described as “Southern Hospitality”. Dr. Shroff receives great satisfaction from seeing patients who have been referred to him by other patients and often sees entire families. Still, his greatest joy is in seeing patients get better.