Jon H. Swenson, MD, FAAOS, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics Spine & Sports Medicine The patients referred to Dr. Jon Swenson from Lackey Clinic often have suffered from joint pain for months, if not years, putting off doctors’ visit for lack of health insurance or financial resources. For many people, the only remaining option is a total joint replacement. For … [Read more...] about Lackey Free Clinic
By Douglas E. Penner The Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act, which created the Program, was passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1987. The Act was intended to remove malpractice lawsuits from the court system and to provide an alternative way of compensating patients for medical expenses related to birth injuries. To be eligible for … [Read more...] about Understanding the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program
“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. What factors determine which may be the appropriate choice? We’d like to explain the similarities and differences when it comes to determining which specialist to see. Podiatrist A … [Read more...] about Should Your Patients Be Seen by a Podiatrist or a Foot and Ankle Specialist?
As vitreoretinal surgeons and ocular oncologists, we have the privilege of intervening as guardians of sight every single day. While this proves to be an incredibly rewarding vocation, it comes with the supreme responsibility of being the final bastion defending against aggressive pathology trying to wreak havoc on the ever-so-delicate retina, which interfaces images of the … [Read more...] about Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness
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, improving outcomes and reducing mortality for smokers. With evidence that only 15 percent of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage, an LDCT scan, a non-invasive method to detect abnormalities or nodules in the … [Read more...] about Low-dose CT Scan for Lung Cancer Screening