First Posted: 10/2/2014


Frank Baur, Au.D., CCC-A

Frank Baur has practiced in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area since 2002 but just recently opened an office in the former Blue Hydrangea building in Dallas. Baur says he takes time with his patients and treats them fairly and they have come to know they can trust him. His patients have a thorough understanding of the extent of their hearing loss before they leave his office. He works with the patient to decide the best solution and offers extensive follow-up appointments.


David Lewis

Dr. David Lewis has been in practice for 24 years and recently opened an office in Dallas. He likes to think he runs an old-fashioned practice because he is willing to go the extra mile to help his patients. Dr. Lewis offers personal service by treating patients like family.


Eye Care Specialists

Six-time winner of this category, optometrists James Bozzuto, Darrell Evans, Tara M. Farrell and Richard Roth of Eye Care Specialists provide a wide range of services at their offices in the Dallas Shopping Center. In addition to ophthalmology, services such as cosmetic facial procedures and laser skin care, cosmetic eyelid surgery and cosmetic brow lift surgery are also available.


Dr. Bruce M. Goeringer

The patient’s individual needs and concerns are of the utmost importance to Dr. Bruce Goeringer, DDS and his staff. A graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry in 1979, Dr. Goeringer joined the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship in 1985. Among his many areas of expertise are children’s dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, preventive dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and prosthetics.


Dr. Bruce M. Goeringer

Dr. Goeringer believes his patients appreciate the special attention he gives each of them as he spends time with them and explains the work that’s being done. Dr. Goeringer started practicing dentistry in 1979 and has been at his current location in Dallas since 1982.


Gem-Riverside Rehab

After purchasing family-owned Gem Therapeutics in 2011, Gem-Riverside Rehab has kept the excellent service going to earn the title of Best Physical Therapy Facility. Physical therapist and director Becky Yurko credits the amazing staff members who “try to make it fun at the same time as productive.” Gem-Riverside Rehab offers full-time physical therapy as well as speech and occpuational therapy.


Patrick Kilduff, D.O.

Patrick Kilduff, D.O. graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. His internship and residency were completed in 2006 at Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, specializing in internal medicine. He also completed a master’s degree in physical therapy at Hahnemann University. Dr. Kilduff is on the active staff of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and has been practicing at his current location since 2006. He is a member of American College of Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, Luzerne County and Pennsylvania Medical Societies.


Dr. Joan Greulick

For over 30 years now, Dr. Joan Greulick of Back Mountain Pediatrics has been caring for the children of the Back Mountain, which has helped her win this category for the seventh time in a row. It does not look like Greulick will be relinquishing this title anytime soon.


Lauren Michael Smith

Lauren Smith, president and owner of the Smith Insurance Group, Inc., has seven full-time and two part-time employees who have beem serving their customers with Nationwide Insurance for over 55 years.


Atty. Gary Michak

Attorney Gary Michak has been practicing law from his Shavertown office since 2005. He specializes in family law, divorce and custody, although he also handles criminal and business law.


Deborah Roccograndi

A resident of the Back Mountain Area her entire life, Deborah Roccograndi, who lives in Dallas, is an agent with Lewith & Freeman Real Estate. She has been a licensed realtor for several years and particularly enjoys working with first-time home buyers. This is her fourth time winning this category.


Lewith & Freeman

Whether buying or selling, the experts at Lewith & Freeman are ready to help. The staff consists of numerous sales professionals in six offices throughout the area. Lewith & Freeman is committed to providing the knowledge and experience you need along with their tradition of excellence since 1921.


Summit Pointe Builders, Inc.

Because of its attention to detail and design, Summit Pointe Builders Inc. has been voted Best of Back Mountain Home Builder for three consecutive years. In business since 1987, Summit uses only quality materials to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction through its professionalism, service and quality workmanship.


Dr. Mark Stair

Owner and operator of the Trucksville Dog and Cat Hospital in Shavertown since 2001, Dr. Mark Stair said the interest of the animal is the number one priority of his staff. The hospital treats dogs and cats as well as other pets, including lizards and birds. It also provides boarding services for all animals it treats.

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