Attending Physicians

Attending Physicians at The Laurels of Charlottesville

The Laurels of Charlottesville is very pleased that many surgeons and attending physicians follow their patients at our facility.

If your physician does not have admitting privileges, our Medical Director or other attending physician will be happy to oversee your care while you are staying with us. If you have any questions regarding your physician coverage, please don't hesitate to contact us at (434) 951-4200. We can assist you to ensure that you will have physician coverage.

The current list of attending physicians at The Laurels of Charlottesville includes, but is not limited to, the following:

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David Chesler, MD

Attending Physician

Dr. Chesler is affiliated with Charlottesville Family Medicine. He sees numerous guests at The Laurels, due to his affiliation with the orthopedic surgeons at The Martha Jefferson Hospital and the huge amount of orthopedic rehabilitation done by our staff for guests following a joint replacement surgery.

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Danny Felty, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Danny Felty is a distinguished graduate of Virginia Military Institute, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1994. He earned his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998 and completed his residency at the same institution in 2001. Dr. Felty has been with Legacy Care since 2013. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, outdoor sports, and activities with his local church.

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Von Elten, MD

Attending Physician

Dr. von Elten received his Medical Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his Family Practice Residency at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been practicing as a Family Physician in Urgent Care and is the Medical Director for Addiction Allies. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in Family Practice. In his spare time, Dr. von Elten enjoys fishing, playing the guitar, and writing children’s literature.

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Amy Byer

Nurse Practitioner

Amy obtained her undergraduate nursing degree from Liberty University in 2003 and then completed her Family Nurse Practitioner education at James Madison University. Amy was drawn toward the post-acute rehab/long-term care setting mostly because of her personal experience of advocating for her mom who has been a patient in skilled nursing facilities for over 20 years. She has been with Legacy Care since 2016 providing specialized care in skilled nursing facilities. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and dogs, watching her son play soccer, and assisting in the implementation of medical clinics in Liberia.

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