Blackstone Family Practice physicians

Steven N. Spence, MD

Dr. Spence received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia Riverside Family Practice in Newport News. He is board certified in family practice. Dr. Spence was the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians' Physician of the Year 2007.

Dennis D. Swan, MD, MS

Dr. Swan attended Methodist College for his undergraduate degree and received his Master of Science from East Carolina University. He received his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency with Bon Secours St. Francis Family Residency Program/Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Swan is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. 

Cherish Van Schaik, NP

Our nurse practitioner, Cherish Van Schaik, attended Pennsylvania State University for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She attended Duke University for her Master of Science in Nursing. Mrs. Van Schaik is credentialed by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition, she has certifications in both emergency and critical care nursing. Prior to joining Bon Secours Medical Group, Mrs. Van Schaik worked for 13 years in the emergency/trauma department in Las Vegas. She enjoys reading, sewing, and cooking.

Michael Reed, ACNP

Michael Reed, nurse practitioner, completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Daemen College and received his Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing. Mr. Reed is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. In addition, Mr. Reed is a Flight Nurse in the Air Force Reserves with the 36th AES at Pope AAF, NC. In his spare time he enjoys watching football and hockey and is a dedicated fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres.


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