Meet our team at Royal Oak Pediatrics!
Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners & friendly, nurturing staff.

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At Royal Oak Pediatrics, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff who works hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in child health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care your child deserves.


Dr. Anita Henley

Pediatrician in Marion, VA

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Dr. Anita Henley attended Florida State University in her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida to earn her undergraduate degree in Biology. She then went on to complete medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where she met her husband, Mark Henley. She then completed her pediatric residency in Charleston, West Virginia. After completing residency, Dr. Henley and her husband moved back to his hometown area to practice. Her husband is an Emergency Room Physician who works at both Smyth and Wythe County's Hospitals. They have two children, a boy and a girl. In their spare time they enjoy running a small farm with one dog, 5 horses, and several cattle. In addition to this, they like exploring the trails of the local national forests on horseback. Dr. Henley's special interests include managing ADHD, Developmental Disorders, and Adolescent Gynecology.


Dr. Leesa Lawrence

Pediatrician in Marion, VA

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Dr. Lawrence is the daughter if Paul and Tissie Greer and is a hometown girl who graduated from Marion Senior High School. She also graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Lawrence is an experienced pediatrician who has been practicing in Wilson, North Carolina. She and her husband Greg have decided to move back to the area to be with family and friends.


Dr. Tara Etter

Pediatrician in Marion, VA

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Dr. Etter grew up in Tazewell, VA. After highschool, she attended VirginiaTech, where she received a BS in Biology. Dr. Etter remained in Blacksburgfor medical school, attending Edward Via Virginia College of OsteopathicMedicine. During medical school, she married her husband, Stewart, who isalso from Tazewell, VA. They moved to South Carolina in 2014 after medicalschool to start residency at Augusta University. They have a son who is twoand half years old. Dr. Etter just finished her last year of residency atAugusta University. She and her husband just moved back to the area.


Rebecca Ewald, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Marion, VA

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Rebecca Ewald attended Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Professional nursing to earn her nursing degree. She worked at Smyth County Community Hospital and then at the Smyth County Health Department as the WIC nurse. This has often come in handy as she assists with newborn patients and their parents. She then went on to complete both her Bachelor's and her Pediatric Nurse Practitioner's degrees at Old Dominion University. After completing this degree, Becky worked for the Smyth County School Board as the Coordinator of school health services. She then joined Marion Pediatrics and has enjoyed providing medical services there for 9 years. Becky's husband also enjoys working with children through his job as a teacher at the Alternative Education Program. Becky and her husband Clay have two children and three grandchildren. They enjoy working in their vegetable and flower gardens, traveling, and spending time with their large families. In addition to this, Becky, like Dr. McDowell, enjoys quilting. Her masterpieces are also displayed in the office. Becky's special interests include adolescent, neonatal care, and wound care.


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