December 11, 2016


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





Orthopaedic  Care Just Got  a New Address  in Chesapeake Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center…expanding innovative care throughout southeastern Hampton Roads

On October 31, 2016, the doors will open to a new building on Discovery Drive in Chesapeake, Virginia.  The building… read more



The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine… the perfect marriage of compassion and technology

All through life we are taught to dream; to shoot for the stars and never give up on what we really, truly want in life. The hope that one day our dreams… read more

maskEvery Breath You Take… the somewhat dangerous evolution of pulmonary medicine

The lungs, wrote the second century Greek physician and philosopher Galen, had “all the properties which make for easy evacuation; for it is very soft and warm and is kept in constant motion.”… read more

Medical Update
Accountable Care Organizations… and the next incarnation: MACRA/MIPS

To understand MACRA/MIPS, it’s important to understand the evolution of Affordable Care Organizations.  It began in 200… read more

dustinshaverLiability Risks of Telemedicine: State Standards Among Considerations
By Dustin Shaver, Vice President of Risk Management at NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

Telemedicine utilization growth continues at an impressive rate. According to the FAIR Health database… read more

dradrianbaddarTaking the Pain Out of Knee Replacement Recovery
By Adrian T. Baddar, MD
Hampton Roads Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Every year in the United States, approximately 150,000 hip replacements are performed, and more than 350,000 knee more

4Smart Strategies for Setting Salaries

Setting compensation levels for staffers is one of the more difficult issues that physicians face. After all, salaries typically account for a large part of a practice’s expenses. If your pay scale more

voamcgaugheyAutologous Stem Cell Transplantation for Multiple Myeloma and Relapsed Lymphoma Patients
By Dean S. McGaughey, III, MD, Virginia Oncology Associates

Some patients may be confused by the term ‘stem cell transplant,’ but they should be assured it’s the same methodology as the more

Liability Risks of Telemedicine:
By Dustin Shaver, Vice President of Risk Management at NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company

Telemedicine utilization growth continues at an impressive rate. According to the FAIR Health database (the largest repository of private healthcare claims), telemedicine use in the U.S. nearly doubled between 2007 and more

WagnerThe Canary in the Coal Mine
By Alan L. Wagner, MD, FACS

Whether during the 1600s when English miners searched for coal, or on some Stardate in the far distant future, the canary signals whether or not the atmosphere is safe for the people in it… read more

mattosengaWhat Medical Professionals Need To Know About Patents
By Matthew R. Osenga, Goodman Allen Donnelly

A patent is a property interest granted by the federal government that permits the inventor to exclude others from using, making, selling, offering for sale, or importing the patented invention in the US for a limited more

Hand Therapy: Patient Education
By Marcia Miller, PT, MS, CHT
Tidewater Physical Therapy, Williamsburg Hand Therapy Center Clinical Director

Checking email on the phone. Jotting down a note. Doing a little work from home on a laptop…read more

PrestidgeSmNon-Surgical Options for Men with Prostate Cancer
By Bradley Prestidge, MD, MS
Regional Medical Director for Radiation Oncology
Bon Secours Cancer Institute in Hampton Roads

Men facing the diagnosis of prostate cancer have both surgical and non-surgical treatment options, depending on their stage of more