February 24, 2018


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

Advances in Imaging Devices Set the Pace for Cardiac Care

New technologies, from the heart-lung bypass machine in the 1950s to the miniaturized echocardiogram transducers of today, has changed the delivery of cardiac care…read more

Dizziness & Balance Disorders

The room spins. It can happen to anyone, but when a patient says it occurs regularly, it is time to consider what is causing it… read more

Lipid Management and Continuity of Care
By Linda G. P. Schneider, MD

I have a distinct memory from medical school –around the time when studies began to emerge linking high cholesterol to heart disease– of my professor lecturing passionately in defense of… read more

Documentation is Key in Legal Protection
By Jessica Flage, Attorney at Law

The Medical Update article about balance disorders and dizziness states that 75 percent of people over the age of 70 have some sort of balance disorder which can cause dizziness… read more

The Balancing Act of Aging
By Ryan Batdorf, PT, DPT, CMTPT, CVRS

The statistics on falls for the elderly are stark: Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.  Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall… read more


Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy and Balance Issues
By Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

As a Spine Specialist, I regularly complete cervical spine assessments on patients with balance issues.   Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) is related to… read more


The Evolution of Genetic Testing and Immunotherapy in Prostate Cancer
By Mark T. Fleming, MD

Genetic testing and targeted drug regimens have revolutionized the care of multiple cancers, particularly breast, colon, and lung cancers. Increasingly, we are discovering similar benefits… read more

Advances in Hand Surgery
By Nicolai B. Baecher, MD

With 29 bones and 34 muscles, the hand is a complex creature – and one designed to move. Thanks to improvements in minimally invasive techniques, small-joint prostheses, skin graft substitutes and suture anchors, we often can quickly restore mobility… read more

Prequalification: Focus on Payment, Not Price
By J. Mansisidor

If a lender tells you that you’re prequalified for a $275,000 purchase, then you’re qualified to buy any $275,000 property that you desire, right? When you talk with lenders… read more