Meet Our Joint Regeneration Team

Our team will provide you with the medical information and needed services in a friendly, professional environment. We specialize in treating osteoarthritis through a combination of fluid replacement therapy and custom-fitted orthotics.

We Care About Our Patients

Empathy and compassion

We acknowledge our patients’ feelings and show genuine concern for their well-being. 

Dignity and Respect

We treat your patients with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or condition. 

Confidentiality and Privacy

We keep medical information secure and only share it with others as needed and with patient consent.

Joint Regeneration Team

Joint Treatment Specialists

Heather Pheonix

Heather Phoenix, RMA (AMT)

Heather Phoenix is an American Medical Technologist Registered Medical Assistant and our office manager here at JRG. Because she has a passion for being outdoors, Heather began her career as a recreational assistant for Montgomery County Parks and Recreation. Although she loved this work outdoors, she realized she had a real desire to help people more directly. Because kindness and compassion have always been guiding values for Heather, she transitioned into the medical field as a Medical Assistant (MA). She started working in primary care which offered a wide variety of experiences and rapidly expanded her knowledge base working with patients from newborn to seniors. In her work and personal life, Heather strives to implement the values of kindness and compassion each and every day in everything she does. She is a mother of one and spends most of her time with close friends and family as much as possible. She is very eager to help serve the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas and has seen first-hand the wonderful benefits of this treatment program.

Vera Short

Vera Short, AANP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Vera has been in the medical field for over 20 years, with experience spanning all levels of care, including family practice, post-acute and long-term care, critical care, and acute care. Vera began her career as a CNA in long-term care in 2001 while attending RN school at Virginia Western Community College. She then moved into the acute and critical care setting as a Registered Nurse at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she cared for patients with varying degrees of traumatic injuries, and post-surgical and orthopedic patients in the Neuro Trauma Progressive Care Unit. Vera received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing (now Chamberlain University) in 2018, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Vera’s passion is to help the patients she serves obtain the best quality of life and maintain mobility for as long as possible.
In her spare time, Vera enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing or attending sporting events. She loves staying active and is an assistant coach for a youth travel volleyball club, where her daughters also play.

Megan Cornett

Megan Cornett, Assistant Office Manager

Megan Cornett, our Assistant Office Manager, has grown up locally here in Roanoke her entire life. She has enjoyed working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the medical field for most of her adult life, helping to provide the best patient care possible. She also enjoys softball, hockey and the great outdoors and spends most of her time at Smith Mountain Lake with her friends and family on the weekends. She and her husband love to travel as well, every chance they get, and explore the many sights and cultures this world has to offer. Family is also a large part of her life with lots of nieces and nephews to keep her busy, along with 3 Labrador Retrievers. In her work life, caring for the elderly has always held a special place in her heart and has been her main focus for over a decade as a CNA. She is fully committed to helping patients get the care they deserve in the kindest way possible.

Do You Still Suffer From Joint Pain?

If you have tried pain reduction injection elsewhere without success, we may still be able to assist you as your original knee injection may have never wound up in the right place.