Care Team

Dr. Michael Rodriguez

Mike Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Rodriguez grew up in Columbia, Maryland and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. After working as a design engineer for several years, he received his medical degree from Temple University. He completed his residency at Virginia Commonwealth University/Fairfax Family Practice where he served as Chief Administrative Resident. Dr. Rodriguez is a Board Certified Family Physician and has special interests in pediatric care, office procedures and diabetes management. He lives in Broadlands with his wife and two sons.

Ken: We also want to recognize two excellent nurses from the practice, LeAnn Berstien and Lisa Galzerano. Both have been family friends for a decade or so. They come to our house frequently to check in on Ryan.

Please visit his practice, Broadland’s Family Practice, by clicking here.

 

Dr. Stephen Hinkle, Optometrist

Dr. Hinkle

Dr. Hinkle is originally from High Point, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with minor concentration in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in undergraduate, Dr. Hinkle was a member of Phi Eta Sigma academic fraternity, Gamma Beta Phi academic society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta medical fraternity. He then received his Doctorate in Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. During his training, Dr. Hinkle was a member of the American Optometric Association and Pi Epsilon Chi Optometric Society. Dr. Hinkle received extensive training specialized in cornea, retina, and neuro-ophthalmology in order to better serve his patients.

Dr. Hinkle is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Northern Virginia Optometric Society, the American Optometric Association Low Vision Section, and an InfantSee provider with the American Optometric Association.

In Loudoun County, Dr. Hinkle’s office received the award, in 2001, for Best Eye Exam Quality for the entire east coast for doctors located next to a nationwide retailer. His office finished third in the nation that year and the votes were cast by his patients.

Dr. Hinkle has been a past member of Business Network International (BNI). Dr. Hinkle has also been a contributor to The Intercom newspaper with Northern Virginia Community Colleges, and a speaker within the school’s Medical Education Campus, and given educational talks to pre-school, elementary school, and high school aged people about eye health and his profession. As outreach to the community, Dr. Hinkle has provided care and eyeglasses to those in need. Dr. Hinkle is currently an active member of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Hinkle is also a charter member of the Ashburn Rotary Club formed in 2010. He is an active member of the Ashburn Rotary Membership Committee.

While not fluent in Spanish, Dr. Hinkle is proficient enough in the language to conduct eye examinations on Spanish-speaking patients with ease.

Dr. Hinkle’s first passion in life is his wife, Dr. Sapho Doan Hinkle, and their two children Ethan and Ella. Dr. Hinkle relishes time with his family and meeting new people. Raised in North Carolina, Dr. Hinkle is the grandson of Edward R. Murrow’s first cousin.

Please visit his practice, Vision Source, by clicking here.

 

Dr. John Wiger, Orthodontist

The Wiger Team. Who else thinks this looks like a music video screen shot? Maybe he could call his band "John & the Hygienists"

Dr. John Wiger has been practicing orthodontics since 1992. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland and went on to Baylor University, where he completed his orthodontic residency and earned his Master of Science in Oral Biology from Baylor University.

Dr. Wiger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and maintains memberships with such prestigious organizations as the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Loudoun County Dental Society. Dr. Wiger is also the orthodontic advisor to the Greater Loudoun Study Club, a consortium of dental professionals committed to providing excellent dental care in Northern Virginia.

To give back to the community, Dr Wiger is actively involved with coaching and sponsoring many youth sports and charitable events in Loudound County. Dr. Wiger and his family are active members of Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, VA. Dr. Wiger lives in Ashburn with his wife, Diana, three children, Jessica (a long friend of Ryan’s), Jamie, and Chris and their golden retriever, Ellie.

Please visit his practice, Wiger Orthodontics, by clicking here.

 

Dr. Rashiti Jaju

Dr. Rashita Jaju

A twinkle in children’s eyes when they are able to have a pleasant and comfortable dental checkup (they are often surprised) …the sense of accomplishment and confidence evident on their face as they give me a hug or a high five at the end of their dental visit is priceless! This is possible only by use of gentle behavior guidance. I get to work with the most tender of the patients, many of whom really need specialized help. No matter what the dental needs of a child are, they can be accomplished with kindness, patience and dedication. Before the end of every appointment, I like to ensure that I have answered any questions that children or parents may have. Quality dental care coupled with prevention and effective patient education is the recipe for a lifetime of happy, healthy and beautiful smiles.

Board Certified: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Specialty: Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, Children’s Hospital, Washington, D.C. Dental School: Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Member: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Northern Virginia Dental Society, Albert Schweitzer Community Service Fellow for Life
Affiliation: Attending at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Please visit her practice, Ashburn Children’s Dentistry, by clicking here.


3 Responses to Care Team

  1. Paula Yocom says:

    HOORAY FOR THE CARE TEAM!!! TO THE CARE TEAM: YOU ALL ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST, AND BELIEVE ME, WE ARE LETTING EVERYONE KNOW!!! THANK YOU!!!

  2. Cass says:

    Ken,
    What a wonderful way to thank those incredible professionals who take such good care of Ryan. I agree with Paula; we will get the word out regarding these outstanding members of the community!!

  3. Thank you for sharing the photos of the loyal and dedicated people in Ryan’s life. God will bless them for what they have done for your son Ken.

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