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. George "Jeff" Jones

Pediatrician in Marion, VA

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Dr. George Jones attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania to earn his undergraduate degree. He stayed in Pennsylvania to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his pediatric residency at Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatric Program. He spent 2 years serving at the USPHS Indian Hospital in Arizona, 3 years at the Chikore Mission Hospital in what is now Zimbabwe, and then 2 more years in Arizona at another Indian Hospital. After this Dr. Jones moved to Marion in 1977 to establish Marion Pediatrics and has continued to provide medical care to this community for over 35 years. He and his wife have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, with one on the way. They enjoy visiting their grandchildren whenever possible. In addition to this, Dr. Jones stays very active in his church and community. He plays the bagpipes, banjo, and organ. He also enjoys gardening and is also active in medical missions and enjoys making frequent trips to Africa in order to provide free medical care. Dr. Jones' special interests include managing ADHD and infectious diseases.


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. Here she is pictured with Dr. Anita Henley and Becky Ewald, MSN, CPNP.


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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