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Stephanie W. LaFave, MD

4.9 out of 5
119  Ratings , 21  Comments


Dr. LaFave grew up in Asheville, North Carolina and later moved to New Orleans, LA to play Division I collegiate golf at Tulane University, where she met her husband. They later moved to the area and after 3 years of residency training in Front Royal, VA she fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley.


She is passionate about preventative health, skin and colon cancer screening and empowering her patients to make educated decisions about their health in order to live their best lives.

In her free time, she enjoys spoiling her rescue dogs and rescued cockatiel and volunteers transporting rescued animals along I-81. She also enjoys the outdoors, local farmers markets and playing and watching sports.

Medical Interests Areas of Interest:

Sports/Musculoskeletal Medicine, Dermatology, Colonoscopy, Women’s Health, Preventative Care, Chronic Disease Management

  • Masters
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Tulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Family Medicine 2022
  • Internship
  • Valley Health/VCU-Shenandoah Valley Family Practice Residency Front Royal, VA
  • Medical School
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport School of Medicine Shreveport, LA
  • College
  • Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Tulane University
    New Orleans, LA


  • 01/04/2024
    Rating: 5

    Dr LaFave is a wonderful and caring physician who listens to my concerns and offers professional advice and recommendations.

  • 12/29/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr LaFave was excellent

  • 12/14/2023
    Rating: 5

    Dr. LaFave is so nice and understanding about your problems

  • 12/14/2023
    Rating: 5

    I. Love family practice