February 24, 2020



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


Medical Update:
The Latest Strategies for Weight Loss
How Physicians Can Help Patients Overcome Obesity
By Kasey Fuqua

Around 93.3 million Americans are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… read more

Non-Compete Agreements: 5 Things You Need to Know
By Erica Pero

Non-Compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure language in any contract can be intimidating… read more


The Emergence of Stemless Shoulder Replacements
By John W. Aldridge, MD, F.A.A.O.S.

Stemless joint replacements, a promising innovation that utilizes press fit/bone technology first developed in hip surgery… read more


How NOT to Sink Your Own Battleship
From the Perspective of a Malpractice Defense Attorney and Surgeon’s Daughter
By Robyn Ayres

I mentioned to my father that I was going to write another article… read more


Improving Patient Outcomes for Dupuytren’s Contracture
By Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CASQH

Around 15 million Americans ages 35 and older are diagnosed with Dupuytren’s contracture… read more


Targeted Therapy: Striking Cancer Cells from Within
By Jared Kobulnicky, MD

One of the most promising developments in cancer treatment… read more



Lower-Cost Procedure Alternatives in an Ambulatory Surgery Center
By Michael Fabrizio, MD, FACS

The national push toward value-based care is transforming many aspects of healthcare delivery… read more


Obesity and Weight Loss: How It Affects Our Joints
By Scott Grabill, DO

Obesity is a well-known risk factor for developing bone and joint problems… read more