June 30, 2015


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

Peninsula Pathology Associates
A Regional Leader in Pathology Services, Technology and Experience

Effective medical care starts with an accurate diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis often begins with a pathology report.
The pathologists of Peninsula Pathology Associates… read more

Mark01_2015Dr. Samuel P. Robinson
…from the NFL to the community tennis court, helping active adults stay active – at every age

Americans are living and staying active longer, participating in sports and other vigorous activities well into their middle and later years.  When they begin to encounter pain and stiffness, they may also begin..read more

Dr. Laura Dabney
— an MD with a unique approach to psychotherapy that helps professionals achieve success in personal relationships

People avoid seeking medical care for any number of reasons.  If the problem is a physical one, they may fear the cure is worse than the illness… read more


Posterior Cervical Facet Fusion and Indirect Decompression:
A novel, minimally invasive technique to correct cervical radiculopathy
By Dr. Bryan Fox

Degenerative discs in the neck often cause patients to suffer from neck pain and nerve-related pain that shoots into… read more

Virginia Board of Medicine Offers Guidance on Use of Telemedicine in Virginia Practices
By Laura Dickson Rixey

The use of telemedicine services offers many potential benefits to physicians and patients by providing a more convenient… read more


Helping hearing impaired patients manage expectations
By Theresa H. Bartlett, AuD

Have you ever recommended hearing aids to patients in your practice?  How many of those patients follow your recommendation and purchase hearing aids?  Of those who have, do you know how many… read more

Arthritis and PT Treatments: 
Patient Education 

By Marcia Miller, PT, MS, CHT

Wakes up. Checks phone. Runs shower water. Checks phone. Brushes teeth. Checks phone. Makes toast… read more


“Arthritis of the Eye
By: Alan L. Wagner, MD

It’s well known that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and that melanoma, which accounts for only two percent of these cancers, causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths.  Over the past twenty years… read more

Treating the Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient in 2015
By Robert J. Snyder, MD

The patient who is diagnosed in 2015 with an auto-immune form of arthritis, such as Rheumatoid (RA) or Psoriatic Arthritis (PA), will most likely be treated… read more

Treating Allergies  and Asthma  in Hampton Roads
By Bobbie Fisher

After a winter that saw more snow than most years, Hampton Roads seemed more than ready to welcome spring – even that yellow pollen that collects on cars, sidewalks, creekbeds and of course, lungs.  So like clockwork… read more

Part One of a Two Part Article on Adverse Risk Disclosure
By Douglas E. Penner, Esquire

We know that medical errors occur.  A prominent study published in 1999 reported that three percent of all hospitalizations involve medical mistakes… read more