July 28, 2014


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


pregnent“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…”
So begins a certain country music song that unwittingly turned out to be an anthem of both the pro– and anti–feminism movements alike. Although the song itself… read more


Medical Professional Spotlight
Elise French, NP
Riverside Medical Group, Partners for Women’s Health Care
By Bobbie Fisher

In a scrapbook at the home of Elise French’s parents is a photograph of her as an 8-year old, ready for trick-or-treat, dressed in the traditional red cape and white cap of a nurse. It was much more than just a Halloween costume.… read more

Stockman_LynneGood Deeds
Honoring the Volunteer Service of Lynne Stockman, DO

Growing up as the daughter of an Army officer, Lynne Stockman became accustomed early on to pulling up roots and moving… read more


touchauthorThe Power of Touch: Manual Physical Therapy
By Steve Howell

Someone once said, “I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care,” and it’s always stuck with me… read more



Women and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
By Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

If your patient is a woman with numbness in her hands, she is three times more likely to have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) than her male counterpart… read more


TheresaBartlett“Can You Hear Me Now?”
By Theresa H. Bartlett, AuD

About 20 percent of adults in the United States, approximately 48 million, report some degree of hearing loss. Stated differently, at age 65, one out of three people has hearing loss…read more


It’s coming. The transition to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10), Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System will occur on October 1, 2014,… read more