April 29, 2017

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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

Bon Secours
ENHANCING AND EXPANDING CANCER CARE IN HAMPTON ROADS… the Bon Secours Cancer Institute at Harbour View

In 2014, the Bon Secours Cancer Institute at DePaul opened its doors, a $20 million investment heralded as offering…read more

Medical Update Spring 2017
The Many Facets of Preventive Medicine

A January 19, 2017 article on the website of the American College of Preventive Medicine ran with the headline… read more

Understanding Your Patient
… the second in a series

In 2014, the National Institutes of Health noted, “Over the past 20 years, patient satisfaction surveys have gained increasing attention… read more

A Leap Forward in Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
By Raman Unnikrishnan, MD

Detecting prostate cancer can be notoriously difficult, as can deciding whether to treat or simply monitor confirmed or suspected malignancies… read more


Prevention of Orthopaedic Conditions

By Boyd W. Haynes III, MD

Prevention of illness is an important part of our work with the patients we serve.  Many of the mostly common and costly conditionst… read more

For Total Hip or Knee Replacements,  Think ‘Prehabilitation,’ Not Just Rehabilitation
By Steve Howell, PT, M.Ed.

Doctors and nurses talk every day with patients about rehabilitation, and especially patients who need total hip or knee replacements because that is when the real work begins… read more


Responding to requests  for records and/or testimony
…in the age of electronic information, some things a treating physician should consider
By C. Thea Pitzen, Goodman Allen Donnelly

At some point in their careers, many physicians – especially those who treat patients allegedly injured as the result of another’s negligence… read more


How to  Interview Lenders
By J. Mansisidor

Making an informed decision about mortgage products relies on asking the right questions.  The same holds true when selecting a loan officer..read more

Treating  Chronic Pain Patients
By: Michael J. Ingraham, MD

When most people hear the words “pain management,” they think of medications and procedures to fix existing problems..read more