October 31, 2014


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

Comprehensive Neurosciences:
exceptional neurovascular and neurosurgical care for all of Hampton Roads
Unexplained weakness.  Pain.  Tremor.  Numbness.  Blurry vision.  Headache.  These can be among the most bothersome symptoms a patient can experience… read more


Emergency Medicine  and Trauma Care
The most recent statistics available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 129.8 million Americans visit the emergency room each year… read more


Exceptional Professional
Recognizing Outstanding Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Hampton Roads 
Erin Elizabeth Lee, PA-C
Orthopaedic &  Spine Center

Even before she graduated from college and enrolled in a physician’s assistant program, Erin Lee had earned the title ‘surgical assistant.’… read more

Recognizing physicians who are doing community service locally or outside the state or nation
Bruce D. Waldholtz, MD
Gastroenterology Associates Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, EVMS

Bruce Waldholtz grew up in a family whose dynamic changed entirely when his grandfather died of lung cancer… read more


bonesA Common Cause of Back Pain That Is Often Overlooked
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and the SI Fusion Procedure
By Dr. Bryan Fox
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Chronic lower back pain can have a huge impact on one’s daily activities, and it’s one of the most common reasons patients  read more

CarlsonLabSurgical Treatment of Traumatic Spine Fractures
By Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD

One of the more commonly-observed orthopaedic issues is fracture of the vertebrae due to a sports injury, car accident, fall or other high-energy trauma read more

08_14scriptVirginia Board of Health Professions Laws and Regulations:
What you don’t know can hurt you!
By Michael Goodman, JD and Eileen Talamante, RN, JD

In the Summer 2013 issue of Hampton Roads Physician, we discussed the epidemic of prescription drug use in Virginia and nationwide read more

JohnMitrovicPearls of Wisdom
By John Mitrovic, PT, SCS, ATC, CSCS

Years ago, while attending a continuing education course, an instructor literally told me about a tiny little muscle above the Patella that I’d never heard of… read more


TheresaBartlett“Can You Hear Me Now?”
…how to be sure you’re really communicating with your hearing impaired patients
By Theresa H. Bartlett, AuD

Do you know whether or not your patients hear everything you say?read more