Welcome 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.
Acute Care Surgery at EVMS…
… providing 24/7, 365 emergency surgical and critical care
Acute Care Surgery is an evolving specialty that arose following a 2005 survey conducted by the American College of Surgeons. The survey demonstrated that trauma… read more
If it’s good enough for Astronauts, it must be good enough for all of us!By By Alan L. Wagner, MD, FACS
Being able to determine how someone’s health is when that someone is far away requires knowing what to measure… read more
Neuromodulation Provides Relief for Patients with Chronic Back Pain
…adapted from the technology behind pacemakers, spinal cord stimulation is reducing and even eliminating pain.
By Michael Ingraham, MD, Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
In pain medicine, the most common complaint we hear in an average day – and we hear it every day – is back pain… read more
Mental Health Services in Virginia
Where are We Now?
By Bonnie P. Lane, Attorney at Law Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC
The sufficiency of Virginia’s behavioral health laws has been thrust into the spotlight due to two tragic events... read more
Mindfulness as a Treatment for Chronic Pain
By F. Cal Robinson, PsyD
The rigors of contemporary life have left scores of people unwell in mind and body. For many, modern medical and... read more
Physical Therapy for Overactive Bladder…
…a vital tool for urologists and their patients
Erin Glace, MSPT, PRPC, BCB-PMD
More and more urologists are referring their patients with bladder symptoms to physical therapists, with excellent results… read more
Increasing Patient Engagement in Your Practice
Many patients want to be involved in managing their health care. Empowering patients to schedule their own appointments and... read more
Strategies to Maintain a Small, Independent Practice
Are they real? And do they work?
By Christopher L. Graff, JD, CPA
Smaller independent practices, consisting of only a few physicians, are increasingly rare. In today’s healthcare environment... read more
Companion Diagnostics and Colorectal Cancer
By Michael Schwartz, MD
The goal of personalizing cancer treatments by targeting molecular alterations in tumors has seen rapid advances in... read more
By Lori Sprott, ACE-CPT
It’s no secret that exercise is important for maintaining health and wellness, regardless of age.The National Institute on Aging... read more
A new age in oncology care…
…antibodies are allowing the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
By Paul Conkling, MD
On March 6th, President Jimmy Carter stood before one of the Sunday school classes he teaches in Plains, Georgia, and shared a remarkable... read more
Why conventional laparoscopic surgery is becoming obsolete…
…and why it should
By Charles P Williams, MD, FACS, Bon Secours Surgical Specialists
When laparoscopic surgery was introduced more than 25 years ago, it was heralded as a major advancement in the field of patient care... read more
Medical Update: Bringing the Specialist to the Bedside: A TELEMEDICINE UPDATE
…what many patients still don’t know
By Bobbie Fisher
Many people consider telemedicine to be a relatively new concept, whereas it might be argued that the practice actually began the first time a physician returned... read more