Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems’ Meadowview Community Health Center Welcomes Two New Medical Providers

Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems’ Meadowview Community Health Center is welcoming two new medical providers, Dr. Teresa Vance, DNP, APRN, BC-ADM and Dr. Jessica Evans, to better serve the patients of Meadowview community and surrounding areas.  

Dr. Vance is originally from Southwest Virginia and is married with two adult children, two grandsons, and a springer spaniel at home. Dr. Vance has 35 years of experience within the healthcare field beginning as an RN. Dr. Vance received her RN in 1989 from Virginia Highlands Community College, her BSN in 1997 from Old Dominion University, her Family Nurse Practitioner from Old Dominion University in 2005, and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2017.

Dr. Vance said, “I enjoy evaluating and treating patients of all ages while managing acute and chronic illnesses.”

Dr. Vance specializes in diabetes care, but has a background within family practice, hospitalist, gastroenterology, internal medicine, and endocrinology.  She also is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management through ADCES since 2019 with her doctorate project focus being on diabetes self-management by spending time with diabetic patients and increasing their knowledge of diabetes through guidance in diet, exercise, and appropriate use of medication.

“My passion for treating diabetics is due to a strong family history of diabetes. I hold an advanced certification in treating diabetics. I love being able to help diabetics and seeing an improvement in their numbers. We have so many great medications we can use now which generally will cause a decrease in weight along with a decrease in BP and improvement with cholesterol,” said Dr. Vance.

Dr. Vance is currently accepting new patients and allowing patients to trust them with their health.

Dr. Evans has been with SVCHS since 2023 and is now accepting new adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Evans is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She graduated from Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, VA in 2018 and completed her residency in 2021 in Family Medicine at American Academy of Family Physicians.

SVCHS has community health centers in Meadowview, Va., Saltville, Va., Bristol, Va., and Tazewell, Va., along with pediatric services in Bristol, Va. and Tazewell, Va. SVCHS is currently accepting new pediatric patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 276-496-4492.