April 20, 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

Stephanie-KarnThe Legal Perspective
The Benefits of an Employee Handbook
By Stephanie P. Karn

Regardless of the size of your practice, an employee handbook can be a valuable tool. The overwhelming goal… read more

boncover02_14Bon Secours Surgical Specialists Colorectal Division
Changing – and Saving – the Lives of Patients with Colorectal Disorders

Historically, many patients with colorectal disorders have gotten little help from doctors – even if their symptoms were painful or embarrassing enough to make their lives miserable.… read more

harryW14Good Deeds
Honoring the Volunteer Service of Harry Lee Kraus, MD

When Dr. Harry Kraus decided to take a mission trip, he had no idea he was about to change his family’s life forever…. read more

Christine-DaleysmMedical Professional Spotlight
Recognizing Outstanding Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Hampton Roads
Christine K. Daley, NP
By Alison Johnson

During her 11 years as an adult nurse practitioner in Virginia, Christine K. Daley has thrown her energy into advancing her profession locally and across the state… read more

Dr.-SnyderPatient-Specific Knee Implants for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis and Joint Damage
By Robert J. Snyder, MD

It’s a fact of life that as we age, our knees deteriorate and develop arthritis… read more

Dr.-BevilacquaUni Knee Offers Alternative to Total Knee Replacement, Shorter Rehabilitation for Knee Surgery Patients
By Dr. Anthony Bevilacqua, Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center

Knee pain is one of the most common ailments for athletes, weekend warriors, runners and even equestrians… read more

J-VerhoefThe Future of Physical Therapy
By Jeff Verhoef, PT, MBA

It’s no secret that medical practice owners live busy lives. And so do patients. … read more


KAWWASSPractice Management
Footing the Bill for Healthcare
By Bassam A. Kawwass, FACHEA

As the administrator of a large, independent cardiology practice, I regularly scour the media and healthcare journals for news that might directly affect our patients, as well as our practice. … read more