August 18, 2018



usevirginiaWelcome to, 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


Riverside Vascular Specialists – Staying on the Cutting Edge of Technology
…surgical team looks forward to bringing the first hybrid OR to the Peninsula
When vascular surgeons Dr. Joseph Piotrowski and Dr. Russell Campbell joined Riverside Health System a dozen years ago …read more


Medical Update: Breakthroughs in Immunotherapy: New Treatments are Benefiting More Cancer Patients Than Ever
By Kasey Fuqua
Though immunotherapy is one of the fastest growing areas of cancer treatment, this area of cancer treatment got its start in 1893 when physician William Coley… read more

Medical Update: Insuring Patients Ensures Healthier Communities

718,000 Virginians have no health insurance, according to the Virginia Health Care Foundation… read more

Riverside Introduces the Next Generation of cancer Technology to its Dedicated Radiosurgery Center

Radiosurgery has become an important tool in fighting cancers throughout the body, particularly in places that are hard to reach with traditional, open surgery… read more

A Cure to Physician Burnout is Being Placed in Our Hands
By Alan L Wagner MD, FACS, FICS

Somewhere around the time that Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens began to mingle and create communities, the first efforts of healthcare began to form… read more

A Powerful New Non-Opioid Treatment for Chronic Pain
By Victor Tseng, DO

While spinal cord stimulation has been available for decades, rapid technological advances during the past year have opened this non-drug therapy to significantly… read more

Patient Navigation, Moving from Breast Cancer to Your Specialty
By Matt Zydron

Once considered exclusive to breast cancer treatment, patient navigation (also called patient advocacy) is making its way into other areas of medical care as a beneficial, rehabilitative praxis… read more

New Techniques and Technologies in Spine Surgery
By Zachary Tan, BSc., MD, FRCSC

In modern spine surgery, one of the greatest technical considerations is to limit the extent of iatrogenic soft tissue trauma… read more

On Fish Oil and Snake Oil
By Nicholas W. White, DO

As physicians, we are constantly being bombarded with new guidelines, protocols, and studies that are often thrown out or contradicted in the next publication… read more

Understanding Non-Compete Agreements
By Wythe Michael

We are often asked to draft non-competition and non-solicitation agreements on behalf of physician practice groups… read more

Man Caves and Evening Hours: A New Approach to Improving Men’s Health
By Joshua Langston, MD

Everyone in a health profession has heard it before: men just don’t go to the doctor… read more

What to Know as You Prepare to Enter the Possible Realm of Homeownership
By J. Mansisidor

With the current climate for qualifying to purchase a home quickly changing, there are some key elements to be aware of… read more