April 1, 2015


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

Bon01Providing the Full Continuum of State-of-the-Art
Cardiovascular Care in a Patient-Focused Environment

Diseases of the heart and blood vessels remain the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. From coronary artery disease and valvular dysfunction to blood clots, arrhythmias and congenital heart defects… read more

Doc-J-head-shotVirginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
Three physicians in one – the vital role of the surgical dermatologist

The Virginia Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center was established by Dr. Brian L. Johnson, who began his medical training at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda.  His Navy medical career included service aboard the USS Yellowstone..read more


Outbreak: No longer the stuff of Hollywood movies

Contagion. 12 Monkeys. The Andromeda Strain. Even Rise of the Planet of the Apes and World War Z.  Since the last half of the 20th century, there’s been no shortage of films and TV series about infectious diseases… read more

2roundpictProfessional Dissatisfaction in the Medical Office
The first in a series of articles about the challenges of practicing medicine

One of the functions of this magazine’s Physician Advisory Board is to recommend medical topics and others areas of interest that Hampton Roads Physician should cover.  Dr. Jon Adleberg suggested that we take a look at the ever-increasing level of dissatisfaction among practicing physicians… read more

TsengWhat is pain?
A simple question with simple and complex answers.
By Victor Tseng, DO

According to the International Association for the Study of Pain, it is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”  Often people think that Pain Management doctors… read more

BarletWhy not send your patients to Costco or Sam’s Club to get hearing aids?
By Theresa H. Bartlett, AuD

After all, that’s where they can buy beer, shrimp and tires.  You probably already know the answer, but your patients may not.  Here’s an easy way to explain it to them, using that same… read more

haynesauthorHow Orthopaedic Surgeons Often Diagnose and Treat Primary Bone Tumors in Conjunction with Oncologists
By Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

About once a month, I will see a patient in the office who presents with complaints of pain, swelling and stiffness in a limb or joint without report of a trauma… read more


WagnerKapoorChoroidal Melanoma Update
New treatments for the eye disease that can take lives as well as vision
By: Alan L. Wagner, MD and Kapil G. Kapoor, MD

It’s well known that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and that melanoma, which accounts for only two percent of these cancers, causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.  Over the past twenty years, those cancers… read more

KenMorrisLymphedema Treatment Options With PT:
Complex Decongestive Physical Therapy
By Ken Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Lymphedema.  As clinicians, we know and understand what can happen when the natural drainage of the lymphatic system is impaired, often by cancer treatment, trauma or genetic predisposition… read more

JohnDocumenting  Your ACA Size for 2015

When it comes to the new burdens imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), employer size makes a huge difference: only large employers… read more