December 13, 2019



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


Medical Update:
Tailored and Targeted
How breast cancer treatment has become more conservative and more effective
By Kasey Fuqua

Treatment for breast cancer has come a long way from mastectomies and broad-spectrum chemotherapy… read more

Understanding the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program
By Douglas E. Penner

Over the last 40 years, pediatrics has been shaped by rapid changes in the world… read more


John Duerden, MD

Jeremy Walters, DPM

Should Your Patients Be Seen by a Podiatrist or a Foot and Ankle Specialist?
By Jeremy Walters, DPM, and John Duerden, MD

“Podiatrist” and “Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon” seem to be interchangeable titles to patients and referring physicians as they search for a specialist to address a specific need… read more


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness
By Kapil G. Kapoor MD, FACS, FICS; Associate Professor, Eastern Virginia Medical School

As vitreoretinal surgeons and ocular oncologists, we have the privilege of intervening as guardians of sight every single day… read more


Low-dose CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening
By Jeffrey A. VandeSand, MD

Over the years, the use of low-dose CT (LDCT) scans has proven an effective method of screening for lung cancer… read more


Finding Accurate and Affordable MR Scans for Your Patients
By Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

As an Orthopaedic spine surgeon, I rely heavily on MRI to assist with diagnosis, surgical planning and monitoring of my patient’s post-surgical recovery… read more


Do you have a “Side-Hustle”? Should you? Could you?
By Erica Pero

It seems most of my clients took at least a little time off to recharge this summer. Sometimes when I unplug from work, my brain starts to get creative… read more


Shedding Light on a Lesser-Known Origin of Back Pain: The Sacroiliac Joint
By Scott Bradley, MD

One commonly overlooked cause of lower back pain is degeneration and inflammation of the sacroiliac joint… read more


The Professional Parent
By Liz Ware

The demands of motherhood and a full-time career are weighty and rewarding… read more