January 31, 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

Riverside Lifelong Health:
Empowering Aging Patients to Control Their Destinies
Every day since January 1, 2011, 10,000 Americans have turned 65, a trend that’s expected to continue – every day – until the year 2030.  Ask any one of these individuals what they want… read more

wagnerBlindness: Preventable and Reversible
By Alan L. Wagner, MD, FACS

During the past seven years, there have been miraculous improvements in the tools available to prevent and reverse blindness.
Before these improvements, I hated explaining to patients..read more

“Patient” Conversations
By Kathryn Freeman-Jones and Diane L. Dull

In today’s health care environment, patients are confronted by an ever-expanding myriad of technologies and treatments, leading to an increasing reliance on the clinical experience… read more

Year-end Tax Planning for Your Practice
There’s never a bad time to review your current tax situation. But year-end can be an especially good time to plan and implement tax-saving strategies.… read more


WaynePhysical Therapists  as Physician Extenders
By Wayne MacMasters, PT, MSPT

One of the most important cost saving concepts in medicine today is the use of the physician extender.  When I started practice in 1985 read more


MacfarlandSurejaYour Geriatric Patients  and Vertebral Compression Fractures
By Mark W. McFarland, DO and Raj N. Sureja, MD

Vertebral compression fractures are observed in any age demographic due to trauma from a fall or a car accident; however, they are most… read more

The Future of Healthcare
Measuring (and Incenting) Quality:
The Move from Fee-for-Service to Prevention-Based Medicine
By Alex Strauss

Changes are coming so fast as medicine moves into its uncertain future that standing at the helm of a healthcare organization these days can feel a little like chasing a ball downhill. As we talked… read more