I have been a patient of Dr. Chaconas for around 30 years. He is very patient. He is very knowledgeable. He is available to see you whenever you need him. He returns calls promptly. If you need to see another doctor he gets that set up promptly. I feel like I am in good hands with him. He will take time to care for you and answer questions. He makes you feel like you are important… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
As a board certified family medicine physician, with over 25 years of experience, I have spent my entire career concentrating on all aspects of health. As an extension of my commitment to preventive health, I also became one of only 21 doctors in Virginia to be board certified in Clinical Lipidology. My regional referral center, the Center for Advanced Lipid Management in Roanoke, helps many patients in southwest Virginia and I bring the same heart attack prevention expertise to my primary care practice at Smith Mountain Lake. I treat my patients as I would want to be treated, always going the extra mile to explain things in an easy to understand, friendly and non-confrontational manner. I love what I do.
On a personal note, I have other passions, which are spending time with my wife, kids and dog. My hobbies include golf and playing guitar.
Dr. Chaconas' Credentials
Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine 1985-1987
Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Doctorate of Medicine 1984
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1981
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Best Physician of Smith Mountain Lake Award 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Clinical Preceptor, Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine 2015-present
Board Member, Southeast Region of National Lipid Association 2016-present
National Lipid Association
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Chaconas
Thank you, Dr. Chaconas, for literally saving Keith’s life! Your discovery, treatment and close monitoring of his hereditary artery condition has given him a new lease on life. We will be forever grateful to you for your wisdom and diligence in caring for both is us.
We knew he was an exceptional Dr. and did not want to lose him. After being under the MDVIP program for almost 3 years we have been able to understand what we need to do to prolong our lives. The testing is incredible!! It is very intensive testing so that you have an insight with what is going on within your system. We know more about what we should watch during the year to try to change our… See more
Our family is so fortunate to be blessed with your practice for our area. With your knowledge, caring ways, intelligence, and determination to improve our health and quality of life you could be practicing in a major city. Please don't ever move away. Thank you for all you do for all of us. May you be blessed with good health and and quality of life that you try so hard to provide… See more
I was referred to Dr. Chaconas originally by my Cardiologist so he could get my lipids in order. He was a Saint and went the extra mile to get me on the right medicine and my numbers in line. I cannot thank him enough. Now as my MDVIP he is exceptional and always available. You cannot get any better care.
I have cardio myopathy. I was retaining 10-12 lbs of water. Dr. Chaconas helped me get it under control.
He may have saved my life.
Dr Chaconas changed my life for the better. On first complete physical, he found I had a hereditary cholesterol risk factor, that was quite serious. I'm sure I will live much longer now with his help. I can't put a price on the quality of care I have been given. I would pay 5 times as much for this level of care. When I had a problem he listened to me , and my symptoms, and didn… See more
I have always appreciated Dr Chaconas's level of responsiveness and curiosity. He takes his time and tries to fully understand symptoms. His expertise in lipids is especially helpful to me, given my history with high cholesterol. He is also very direct in answering questions, prioritizing treatment approaches and making recommendations for treatment. Very easy to talk with and never… See more
On more than one occasion Dr. Chaconas has gone the extra mile for me. He has quickly obtained referrals when needed, something Ive found difficult in this area with other physicians; he went to bat for me with my insurance company to obtain an expensive medication that could easily have been denied but thats made a tremendous difference in the quality of my life. Most importantly, he takes… See more
In my opinion Dr Chaconas is one of the most knowledgeable doctors Ive ever know. If it were not for Dr Chaconas my husband would not be alive today. He has the quick ability to diagnose a health problem and if in doubt run test to confirm his thinking. If he cant handle your problem.... Hes quick to refer you to a specialist that can. (And theyre usually the best in their field). There… See more