March 25, 2017


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






Heart Disease
610 thousand Americans die of heart disease every year, 17 million worldwide

This image, already iconic, now sadly serves as a devastating reminder of the number of deaths that 2016 will be remembered for… read more

Colorectal Cancer

Despite advances made in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, the disease continues to maintain its hold as the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States… read more

Understanding Your Patient
…a new column dedicated to easing the administrative burdens on physicians and their staffs

As the shift to value-based reimbursement continues, payers are more and more tying a portion of reimbursement to patient satisfaction scores… read more

Finding Solutions for Cervical Whiplash
By Scott Bradley, MD, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Although cervical whiplash is a common injury, the condition is often misdiagnosed and overlooked in patients who might suffer… read more

World Class Weaponry
Stereotactic Radiosurgery offers cutting-edge precision in the battle against cancer
By Biral S. Amin, MD

Stereotactic Radiosurgery has changed the outlook for many cancer patients once at a high risk of complications from radiation treatment… read more

How Colon Cancer Treatment Redefined Preventable Blindness Worldwide
Kapil G. Kapoor, MD,  Wagner Macula and Retina Center

In 2013, a group of prominent historians were surveyed and asked to compile a list of the greatest breakthroughs of all time… read more

Rotator Cuff Repair:
Advances in non-surgical care and the operating room benefit patients of all ages
By Samuel Brown, MD

Effective repair of rotator cuff tears is frequently possible in most patients, no matter how major their injury… read more

What To Do If You Are Accused of Patent Infringment
By Matthew R. Osenga – Goodman Allen Donnelly, PLLC

Being accused of patent infringement is serious and can have grave consequences.  You could be liable for more

Helping Paraplegics Walk Again with Robotic Exoskeleton Systems
By: John Robb, CPO, Reach Orthotic & Prosthetic Services

You’ve probably seen it in the news: paraplegics standing upright and walking more