February 11, 2016


usevirginiaWelcome to hrphysician.com, the interactive website of Hampton Roads Physician, a comprehensive publication for and about the medical community practicing in the geographic area known as Hampton Roads, in the southeastern region of Virginia.

Launched in Winter 2013, Hampton Roads Physician is designed to recognize the achievements of the local medical community and to present them with professionalism and editorial integrity – and to provide current, accurate and useful information these busy professionals want and need.

We encourage you to explore our website, and invite you to help us honor the extraordinary men and women who provide care to our community by nominating them for inclusion in future issues.

Current Editorial


TidewaterLogoRebecca English, PT, DPT
Bringing Sense of Balance to the Peninsula as New Director of Tidewater Physical Therapy’s Denbigh Clinic Balance Center Program

Technically speaking, balance is the even distribution of weight that enables someone or something to remain upright and steady… read more

GroupLogoNo Wonder Women are Smiling
MonaLisa Touch® is quick, virtually painless, and effective therapy for postmenopausal dyspareunia

Ask any woman “of a certain age” (i.e., menopausal and post-) what she dreads the most about getting older, and you wouldn’t be surprised ..read more

ButterflyUnraveling the Mysteries of the Thyroid

The thyroid gland is often described as butterfly shaped, but the comparison doesn’t stop there.  Although relatively small (.03-.04 grams), the average butterfly provides… read more


Sleep Apnea Might Not Just Take Our Breath Away 
– It Can Also Take Our Sight
By Kapil G. Kapoor, M.D.

Recently, increasing evidence is highlighting the importance of good sleep hygiene for our visual health..read more

Sleep01Perchance to dream…
Why it can be so hard to get a good night’s sleep…and why it matters

People have been sleeping, not sleeping, and chronicling their sleep (or lack thereof) throughout recorded history.  In 450 BC..read more

MRDPictCreating an Effective Employee Handbook

Any size medical practice can benefit from having an employee handbook. An employee handbook tells employees what’s expected of them..read more


31You’ve been asked to serve as an expert witness in a medical malpractice case – What it really means in terms of your commitment of time and energy
By Jessica Flage, Attorney at Law Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC

You’ve been asked to review a chart and serve as an expert witness in a case of medical malpractice.  Do you understand..read more

33Treating Hip Fracture – In the Older Patient — It’s not just a question of orthopaedic expertise
By Ali R. Jamali, MD, FACS, Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 250,000 older Americans (defined as 65 and older) are hospitalized for hip fractures every year..read more

35Chronic Pain and Sleep Disturbances: The Chicken or the Egg?
By Raj N. Sureja, MD and Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD

As Interventional Pain Management Specialists, we frequently hear patients complain that they cannot fall asleep..read more

37Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
By Lawrence Volz, MD

Voiding complaints are found in both sexes and all age groups, and can have a multitude of causes, or a combination of causes..read more


43The Benefits of  Microprocessor Knee Technology
By: John Robb, CPO
Reach Orthotic & Prosthetic Services

In recent years, there has been a lot of media publicity around computer controlled prosthetic devices..read more