February 22, 2019



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



Unique Physical Therapy Treatments Give Patients More Choices
The right therapist and treatment plan can make all the difference to your patients…read more


Medical Update:
Virtual Exam Room
How telemedicine is changing medicine — and the obstacles the technology still faces… read more

Medicine Then and Now: Obstetrics & Gynecology
How Technology has changed women’s health care
Over the last 40 years, advances in technology have changed the way women get pregnant… read more

By Alan L Wagner MD, FACS, FICS

Stop, Drop, and Roll. Apply direct pressure to a wound. Thirty chest compressions before two rescue breaths… read more

The Story of Alpha-gal: Allergy to Red Meat after a Tick Bite
By Christina Funari Ortiz, MD, MPH

Ticks are often implicated in infectious disease, but rarely, if ever, has the allergy community considered ticks important in the spread of food allergy – until recently… read more

Strategy 101: Buying a Medical Practice… What No One Else Will Tell You
By Erica Pero

As we look forward to a new year, you might be thinking about growing your business by purchasing another practice… read more

Novel Treatments in Lung Cancer See Expanded Use
By Graham T. Watson, MD, Virginia Oncology Associates

Quickly expanding knowledge of cancer biology has led to new, highly effective treatments for patients with non-small cell lung cancer… read more

Maneuvering Through an Unpredictable Market
Review how to better prepare your portfolio for a downturn – and how to take advantage of one if it occurs.

Market volatility is an inevitable part of investing. It’s understandable that tumultuous times will likely trigger emotional responses to match… read more

A Call for Education on Opioid Prescription
By Scott Bradley, MD

 A growing fear of prescribing opioid painkillers has, unfortunately, also had a negative impact on chronic pain patients who truly need these medications to function… read more

Educating Patients on the Game-Changing Improvements in Total Hip Replacements
By Anthony M. Bevilacqua, DO

Many patients who would benefit from a total hip replacement are still unaware of how much the surgery has changed in recent years… read more

Legal Perspectives on Telemedicine
By Nora Ciancio

Telemedicine has become mainstream practice in the United States… read more