September 30, 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





Chesapeake Regional, Riverside & University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary

For more than a century, Riverside Health System has provided medical care to the people of the Virginia peninsula.  From humble beginnings… read more






Dermatopathology is our Specialty

It can be an excruciatingly long wait: for anyone having undergone a biopsy, the time between the procedure and the results can seem like an eternity… read more

GreggHeadshotTaking the Pain Out of the Real Estate Market
It starts with a Realtor who knows you don’t have time to waste

If any one personality trait could be said to define all physicians and health care workers, it would be this: they’re always busy.  In fact… read more


When Hamlet contemplated ‘the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to,’ he no doubt meant more than the envelope protecting the inner body that Miru Kim describes.  But that outer envelope is… read more

MedupdateHeadlineMedical Update Summer 2016
Innovations in Technology
By Bobbie Fisher

Practically every school child knows that the discoverer of the x-ray was Wilhelm Roentgen, more than 120 years ago.  They may not know that within a more

KapoorOcular Melanoma
By Kapil G. Kapoor, MD, Wagner Macula & Retina Center

Being able to determine how someone’s health is when that someone is far away requires knowing what to measure, how to measure it, more

Big2Thinking BIG
By Ken Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT LSVT-Big and Sarah Zeisler, PT, DPT, LSVT-Big
Tidewater Physical Therapy- Hidenwood

Imagine what it would be like to go from being an active person to someone who now takes 10 slow, deliberate steps just to get out of the more

CarlsonSmMedical Consumerism, MRI Services and Your Patients
By Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

As physicians, we are concerned about the physical and emotional well-being of our patients. We work to diagnose illness and provide treatment more

WytheEvaluating Clinically Integrated Networks
What Should My Practice Consider Before Joining?
By Wythe Michael, JD

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, numerous Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been established… read more

MRDPictAdding Hours, Adding Revenue

Your practice may be considering adding office hours to accommodate patient requests for more convenient appointment times and to increase more

TeresaKellyInnovations in Breast Prostheses
By Teresa Kelly

For patients who do not choose breast reconstruction, or those with a failed reconstruction, breast more

AldridgePercutaneous  fusion technique
Percutaneous  fusion technique is relieving SI pain in post-fusion patients.
By John W. Aldridge, MD, FAAOS

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