About Dr. Jeff Widmeyer
Dr. Jeff Widmeyer, MD, is the only board-certified vascular surgeon in Lynchburg, Virginia, specializing in vein care. With over 25 years of surgical practice, Dr. Widmeyer offers his patients the very best in vein care, weight loss, and age management services at Widmeyer Optimal Wellness. He trained at the Medical College of Virginia (Now called VCU), in Richmond, VA. Dr. Widmeyer has successfully treated thousands of people with vascular problems, including spider veins, varicose veins, and venous stasis ulcers. He helped introduce Lynchburg to the most modern vein therapies and was the first specialist to use the high-tech EVLT procedure. He is board-certified in Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, and Age Management/Regenerative Medicine and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM). Dr. Widmeyer has worked with World Medical Mission and has traveled to Kenya and Niger to perform surgery in mission hospitals. He also served as a civilian volunteer vascular surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany, treating injured soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, Dr. Widmeyer went to Puerto Rico to provide surgical services to the poor affected by Hurricane Maria. He also volunteers at the Free Clinic in Lynchburg. Dr. Widmeyer has been married to his lovely wife Lori for over 30 years, and they have twin sons who are both in the medical field. An active member of his community, Dr. Widmeyer is involved in his church and enjoys woodworking, and the outdoors as a hunter. He is also an obstacle course racer.
Lori Widmeyer - Head Coach
Lori is more than a wellness coach. In addition to being office manager she has been helping patients achieve their weight loss goals since 2011 and now has a degree in nutrition. Her passion for offering support and concrete advice to people as they make small changes through the program, is fulfilled on a daily basis. The overall lifestyle change and helping patients learn to age well is wonderful and Lori is grateful to be a part of it. While she is not at work, Lori can be found reading, doing Bible study, cooking, walking and doing Pilates. Lori has been married to Jeff for over 30 years. Together they have twin sons who are both in the medical profession. Go to Item: Dark Chocolate Pudding Mix (made into a shake) but she also loves the Chocolate Puffs!
Ruthie Gillespie - Medical Assistant, Wellness Coach
Since January 2019, Ruthie has been assisting Dr. Widmeyer and working with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle. As a wellness coach, each individual’s weight loss journey inspires her, and Ruthie celebrates their achievements. An avid runner, Ruthie keeps active and strives to stay healthy and lead by example. She loves working with the team at Widmeyer Vein & Wellness Center. Ruthie and her husband Bill have been married for 25 years, have three children, Sarah, William and Samuel, and three dogs. Go to Snack: Lemon Wafers