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As in much of the rest of America, a critical shortage of nurses is affecting Hampton Roads. Study after study cites reasons for the shortfall and suggests solutions, but the main challenge is to realize those goals. At nursing schools and health facilities across the region, cooperative efforts are underway to educate more nurses, attract nursing faculty and get nursing graduates out in the field to do what they can do best— make Hampton Roads feel better.
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Understanding Skin of Color | 5
Protecting Skin in Summer | 18
Researchers at Hampton University hope to gain insight into skin conditions that affect certain ethnic groups.
Sun exposure can damage skin in multiple ways, but these simple steps can minimize those risks and allow you to enjoy the season.
Letter from the Editor | 4 Local Beat | 5
Play Hard, but Play Safe | 10 Summer’s a blast, without a doubt, but these helpful hints—on food safety and fireworks, bug bites and jellyfish stings—will also keep it safe for you and your family.
Fitness Far Afield | 16 With a little planning and minimal equipment, it really is possible to keep up your fitness plan during summer travels.
Snapshots | 8
Inhalant Abuse on the Rise | 30
Fitness | 16
In a follow-up to last month’s feature on teens and heroin use, Associate Editor Beth Shamaiengar reveals the dangers of huffing, a deadly trend seen increasing among adolescents.
Feature | 20 Health Directory | 32 Calendar | 36
With Precision and Skill | 38 Whether playing ice hockey or performing a hip replacement, Dr. Anthony Carter, a Newport News orthopaedic surgeon, is in his element.
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une is here—time for summer to hit in earnest—and it’s also time for all of us here at The Health Journal to look back on our first four years and look forward to our fifth. It has been a great journey, especially for all of us who are family at The Journal, since the days when our publisher Brian sold our first ads by selling merely an idea, when Page and Brian first produced The Journal out of their apartment, since the days when we had only the Williamsburg edition, and the prospect of having racks all the way to Virginia Beach was hard to imagine. Then we opened our office, hired our first salespeople and administrative staff, and launched first the Peninsula edition, then the Southside edition. And this year we changed our name to better reflect our broader distribution, and we redesigned our website. We’ve come a long way from the days when Page, as our editor, single-handedly wrote countless articles for each issue. Nowadays, we regularly receive queries from interested free-lancers, some from beyond Virginia and even outside the United States, who have often learned about us through our online edition. It has also been a great process of discovery as we have learned—along with you, our readers—about heartening new advances in health care, and physicians and researchers in our own backyard who are out on the frontier, seeking out new and better treatments. In our coverage we’ve kept up with treatment advances in some of the most common chronic illnesses, such as cancer and diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, while also covering less well-known conditions such as gluten intolerance and rare brain tumors. Issue after issue, it’s been gratifying to be able to publicize worthwhile organizations as well as medical facilities that are doing amazing work to improve the health and well-being of Hampton Roads residents. I have often told Page that even though my husband Ravi (our medical editor) and I have lived in Williamsburg for nearly a decade, frequently through our work with The Journal we’ve discovered organizations just around the corner from our office that are making a positive impact on the health of our community. We’ve also been inspired, learning about individuals who face their health problems with courage and perseverance, and we’ve been reminded that there really is no more precious gift than good health. This month, as we do every month, we offer you articles that, we hope, will help you find ways to live healthier and happier. We write about substance abuse involving inhalants—ordinary household products that some teens are inhaling like a drug to get high, with potentially fatal consequences (page 30). There’s guidance for recent graduates who are about to purchase their first health insurance policy (page 14), and for families on how to have a fun and safe summer (page 10). And as you read our publication, this month or any month, I hope you will be inspired by the strength and brave spirit of the many people whose stories we tell, and by the countless medical professionals and health-related organizations striving to make Hampton Roads healthier. We can all be motivated by, and find hope in, their fine example.
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Bon Secours Executive Receives Award The YWCA of South Hampton Roads elected Susan A. MacLeod, executive vice president/administrator of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, as a recipient of the Women of Distinction Award in the field of medicine. The award is given to women who show commitment to or support for the YWCA’s mission of empowering women and eliminating racism.
New HU Institute to Expand Research on Conditions Affecting Skin of Color
Breast Cancer Exercise Program Still Going Strong For the second year, the Tidewater affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has funded Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s exercise program for breast cancer patients, Totally Pink for Life. The program consists of a 12-week exercise and lecture program, followed by two months of supervised exercise training at Chesapeake Regional’s Lifestyle Center.
Optima Health Announces MyLife MyPlan Optima Health recently rolled out a new name for its health, prevention and clinical services—MyLife MyPlan. A new portal on the Optima Health Web site (www.optimahealth.com) offers members tips for making informed health care decisions, staying healthy, better managing a health condition and possibly saving time and money.
Name Change for Jones Institute Foundation The Jones Institute Foundation will change its name and its relationship with the Eastern Virginia Medical School after a unanimous vote in May by the EVMS board. The name will change to the Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. The foundation is the fundraising arm of the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine.
Suffolk Hospital is “Top Performer” Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System received 19 awards from Professional Research Consultants, Inc., a nationally known health care marketing research company based in Omaha, Neb. The Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View in Suffolk received the Top Performer Award, which is given only to those facilities scoring in the 100th percentile.
HUSCRI, slated to open this August, will be housed in Hampton University’s new Research Center (rendering above).
Research in the field has not reflected increasing diversity of American population Written By Brenda H. Welch
esearchers involved with an innovative program being established at Hampton University (HU) hope to shed light on why certain conditions affect those with darker skin tones. Two local dermatologists, Dr. David McDaniel and Dr. Valerie Harvey, both professors at Eastern Virginia Medical School, first broached the idea of the Hampton University Skin of Color Research Institute (HUSCRI) with William Harvey, the university’s president, in 2007. “They explained to me that skins are different other than just the pigments, and they talked about the lack of knowledge and research regarding diseases and other issues that affect black people and other people with skin of color, and that’s what piqued my interest,” shares William Harvey of the initial meeting. “So many people—myself included before I got involved in this—do not know that skins are different [in more than just their] pigmentation. There are differences between black, white, brown, yellow and red skin. There are numerous disorders more prevalent in some racial and ethnic groups than in others.” Until recently, research focusing on
Dr. Valerie Harvey of Eastern Virginia Medical School will co-direct the Skin of Color Research Institute at Hampton University.
skin conditions of minorities has been overlooked, but Valerie Harvey and David McDaniel hope to change that as directors of HUSCRI. Valerie Harvey, who, coincidentally, is the university president’s daughterin-law, notes: “Population growth of skin-of-color citizens [including Africans, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Native Americans] of the U.S. means that by 2050 this population will be the majority in our nation, yet there is relatively little data on either the structural and functional differences in skin of color or [on] skin disorders that are more common, unique, or present differently in individuals with skin of color.” Her aim is that the Institute’s research will increase understanding of these conditions to help develop new treatment options. Adds McDaniels: “The research often [historically] has not reflected the ethnic diversity of our country and people nor the global population, but fortunately these attitudes [affecting research] are changing.” He hopes the new Institute will play a leadership role in studying “the science of the unique features and disorders as well as the common features of skin color, which will benefit skin of all colors.”
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VDH Unveils CHAMPION The Virginia Department of Health has unveiled a new program that seeks to lower the state’s adult obesity rate, which has increased 67 percent over the past decade. The plan, called CHAMPION, focuses on four areas: nutrition education and physical activity; community involvement that includes increased public awareness; organizational policies; and media education initiatives.
CRMC Announces 2009 Nurse Exemplar Carol Adams, clinical coordinator at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, is the organization’s 2009 Nurse Exemplar award recipient. The award was created in 2007 to recognize excellence in nursing. Each recipient must be a role model, exhibit professional excellence, have a specialty certification and be an advocate for patients.
Bon Secours Pharmacy Tech is “RX”Ceptional Genice Mines, a pharmacy technician at Bon Secours Maryview, was presented with the 2009 You “Rx”Ceptional Award by the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF). The award recognizes a commitment to fulfilling the medication needs of Virginia’s uninsured at both the corporate and community levels.
Boat Safety Course Required for Some in July Starting in July, personal watercraft operators 20 years of age or younger will be required to take safety courses in order to operate a motorboat or personal watercraft in Virginia waters. In addition, the state General Assembly passed a law in 2007 that will make boating safety classes a requirement for all boaters by 2016.
CRMC Staff and Volunteers Paint their Hearts Out Family and friends joined staff members from throughout Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC) to create a team of 35 volunteers at this year’s “Paint Your Heart Out” project. The team donated several weekends to scrape, paint and landscape the home of Chesapeake resident Clara Clark.
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skin conditions like Central centrifugal scarring alopecia.” Central centrifugal scarring alopecia affects African-American and other minority women ages 20 to 60. The cause is unknown, though some believe heredity may play a role, as well as the type of hair-styling techniques and products that these women use,
William Harvey has five goals for the Institute: • To promote an environment that encourages relevant basic scientific research, including such emerging fields as genomics. • To identify and understand the factors of racial disparity in skin disorders.
• To generate knowledge to impact an understanding of treatment and prevention of skin diseases in people of color. “We • To disseminate this knowledge via education programs to physicians, researchers, medical students and other medical care providers.
will be seeing things that no one has seen before.”
• To attract scientists and investigative dermatologists to engage in cuttingedge research about skin diseases in people of color. “We are hoping that other researchers will be able to use this to enhance patient care, and that’s important to me,” states William Harvey. “I think this [HUSCRI] is going to make an important contribution. I think it is going to have worldclass implications.” HUSCRI will be housed in the new Hampton University Research Center, which is slated for completion this summer. Research will include clinical trials as well as compilation of data. Patients will be from the general population, though university students will have the opportunity to be involved with the programs as well. “One of our main objectives will be to encourage and support minority students who wish to enter research and clinical areas relevant to cutaneous (skin-related) disorders,” asserts Dr. Valerie Harvey. “Students will have the opportunity to participate in research projects as well as attend local, regional and national conferences.” Dr. Harvey has been interested in the differences in skin of color for some time. “I first became interested in this specific area during my dermatology residency when I encountered patients with a particular form of scarring alopecia [hair loss] that occurs almost exclusively in AfricanAmerican women,” she recalls. “Little was known about the [causes and origins] of this condition, and effective therapies were and still are lacking. As co-director of HUSCRI, one of my major efforts will be to further the understanding of the factors that contribute to disparities in certain
— Dr. David McDaniel
such as extensive curling, braiding, or blowdrying. McDaniel says: “[It] has been a dream of mine for many years to help develop a program like [HUSCRI]. The Institute has many areas of value. We will be looking into the very heart of the science of how skin cells function and communicate with each other at the genomic level. We will be seeing things that no one has seen before.” HJ
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Skin of Color Has Special Needs Researchers at HUSCRI will focus on numerous conditions that plague people with darker complexions. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, African-Americans and other individuals with skin of color are more prone to a variety of skin disorders, including: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation—Refers to the darkening of the skin, and can occur following a cut, scrape or burn, or certain skin disorders such as acne or eczema. This condition can afflict all skin types, though it is more common and more noticeable in those with darker skin. It can take months and even years for the darkened spots to fade, though medication can help. Vitiligo—A condition in which pigment cells are destroyed, resulting in white patches on the skin. While the exact cause is unknown, vitiligo is believed to be an autoimmune disorder. Treatments may include topical creams among other options. Dry or “ashy” skin—Though dry skin poses a problem in all skin types, it is more noticeable in darker-skinned people because of its gray, ashlike appearance. Moisturizers can benefit those with this condition. Dermatosis papulosa nigra (flesh moles)—Occurs almost exclusively in African-American women. Flesh moles are brown or black raised spots and usually develop on the cheeks. These moles are not cancerous, though they are often removed from the skin for cosmetic reasons. Keloids—A scar from a cut or wound that grows beyond its original size is considered to be a keloid. Keloids occur more often in people with skin of color and often appear on the ear lobes, chest, back or arms following an injury or infection. Keloids are often difficult to treat and tend to recur. Melasma—Refers to brown patches that appear on the face, mostly in women, and can occur during pregnancy. Darker races, particularly Hispanics, Asians, Indians, and those from the Middle East and Northern Africa, tend to have melasma more than other races. Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus—Is characterized by skin rashes and can be associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.
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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 19-25), Operation Smile held a Volunteer Awards Ceremony and reception Monday, April 27, to honor exceptional volunteers. Operation Smile is a Norfolk-based medical charity through which thousands of trained medical professionals have volunteered to treat more than 130,000 children and young adults with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities since 1982. The group has a network of more than 4,000 medical and non-medical volunteers. The reception took place in Virginia Beach, Va. The following individuals took part in the celebration (1, left to right): Scott Snyder, program coordinator; Sharon Neece, nurse volunteer from Yorktown; Allison Bradshaw, program coordinator; Megan Coe, credentialing assistant; Ann Campbell, nurse volunteer from Virginia Beach; Kathy Majette, nurse volunteer from Williamsburg; and Kitty Burke, nurse volunteer from Portsmouth. Other attendees at the event included (2, left to right): Cindy and Steve Kirby, medical records volunteers; Meredith Donegan, U.S. Care Network Coordinator; Erin Walker, statistical coordinator; and Gaylia Hudges, medical records volunteer.
At Ben & Jerry’s on Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, located at 332 Water Street in Building L, a youngster enjoys a treat at the fourth annual Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 21, which raised funds for local free clinics. Owner Bob D’Eramo had selected three local free clinics—Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown, the H.E.L.P. Clinic in Hampton, and the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic in Hayes—to be the recipients of the collections. Over $2,000 was raised for these clinics that offer free medical and dental care and prescriptions to the uninsured. Two attendees who enjoyed the event were Roxanne Roane and Roberta Estes (left to right), volunteers at the Lackey Free Clinic.
On March 28, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 164 runners/walkers gathered at City Center at Oyster Point, in Newport News, to take part in the first annual Mutt and Jeff’s “No Ifs, Ands, or BUTTS” 5K Run/Walk. Glenda Williamson and Kristin Harman, nurses at Sentara CarePlex Hospital, organized the race, which was sponsored by the Sentara CarePlex Auxiliary to benefit colorectal cancer patients. Race participants ranging in age from 7 to 70 had fun at the event while raising funds for the cause. The following individuals who helped make the event a success gave out post-race awards and prizes (6, left to right): Glenda Williamson, race organizer; Carolyn DeRyder, volunteer; Kristin Harman, assistant race organizer (on megaphone); and Sue Schulte, president, Sentara CarePlex Auxiliary.
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Keep Summer Safe With These Strategies Be smart about fireworks and picnic food, bug bites and poisonous plants
Written By Sharon Miller Cindrich
onderfully warm days, fun vacation plans, breezy boat rides and lazy afternoons at the beach—it’s summer, and the long-awaited break from school, from work and from dull routine is finally here. While many area residents make big plans to enjoy the natural resources, temperate climate and fun-filled attractions Hampton Roads offers each summer, seasoned locals know that this season—for all it’s glorious fun and adventure—is not a time to let your guard down. The subtext to every summer activity, whether it’s kayaking, swimming or even just picnicking with friends, is always safety. In order to get the maximum enjoyment out of the season, we’ve compiled hints and techniques from local experts and area families for avoiding the pitfalls, the pests and the potential dangers of summer—from fireworks to sun-spoiled picnic food, from jellyfish to yellow jackets. Follow these summer-smart tips to stay safe and get the most out of this season with your friends and family.
When things heat up…
While the average high temperature for June, July and August in Hampton Roads hovers around 77 degrees, the area has more than its share of 90-degree days during the summer months, and getting overheated is easy to do when temperatures heat up. Whether it’s a sunny day on the golf course, at the beach or at summer camp, watching for signs of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke is important—especially in children and the elderly. “Heat cramps are severe cramps in the legs, arms and abdomen,” says Dr. Jean Oliver, a pediatrician with Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. “While they aren’t serious, they do indicate that [an individual] needs to rest in a cool place with a cold glass of water to drink until he [or she] feels better.” The symptoms of heat exhaustion are sweating, dizziness, faintness, weakness and cold, pale skin, explains Oliver. A person with these symptoms should first drink a cool beverage and lie down in a cool place with feet raised; then a call to a doctor is in order. The symptoms of heatstroke are hot, flushed skin as well as high fever (at least 105 degrees), lack of sweat, and delirium or loss of consciousness. If a child—or anyone you know—shows symptoms of heatstroke, Oliver recommends calling 911 immediately. “Try to cool the child as rapidly as possible while you wait for help to arrive,” she says. “If the child is conscious, give him cold water to drink and put him in a cold bath or shower. If the child is unconscious, hold him up in a cold bath or shower.” Heat-related distress can be scary, but overheating is almost completely preventable. Dressing in a single layer of light-colored, lightweight clothing can help avoid these heat-related health conditions, and limiting the amount of outdoor activity when it’s extremely hot and humid can help also. Keeping extra bottles of water in your car and beach bag is important to stay cool and avoid dehydration, too. For day trips, freeze plastic bottles of water that can serve as a temporary cold pack and will melt into a cool beverage, and keep fluids flowing by mixTHE HEALTH JOURNAL
ing a small splash of fruit juice with your water bottle. “When I worked at a marine mammal park in the Florida Keys, there were several fellow marine mammal trainers [who] would get sick of the bland taste of water all the time,” says Aubrey Sparks, a graduate student at Old Dominion University. “Each of us drank at least four large thermoses of water every single day just to keep hydrated. We started buying Crystal Light and other assorted fruit-flavored individual powder packets at the grocery store in order to combat the dehydration and the bland taste.”
Bug bites and stings Ouch! Stings from bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets can be painful and frightening. “They can also cause a dangerous allergic reaction or infections,” says Oliver. Insect stings accompanied by pain, swelling, redness and itching should be treated immediately to relieve discomfort and reduce the chance of infection. “Remove the stinger by gently scraping across the site with a blunt-edged object, such as a credit card,” says Oliver. “Don’t try to pull it out, because that could release more venom.” After washing the area with soap and water, apply ice for a few minutes to reduce itching or pain. Then, use over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream to relieve itching. In some cases, insect stings and bites can cause an allergic reaction. “Symptoms may include coughing, tickling or tightness in the throat, breathing problems, nausea or vomiting, hives, dizziness, fainting or sweating,” says Oliver. If you suspect an allergic reaction, call your doctor immediately or go to the nearest emergency room. Generally less painful, but equally itchy and uncomfortable, are mosquito bites. In some cases, mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus cause serious infections in people, especially during the months of July through September. Prevent mosquitoes from breeding near your home by emptying pots, buckets or dishes outside that could collect water. Make sure window screens are patched, and use netting on baby strollers when infants are outside. Mosquito traps, repellent candles and even some plants
family health can also help keep mosquitoes at bay, too. “As a member of a garden club, I’ve learned that a decorative and beautiful way to protect against mosquitoes is to plant scented geraniums in pots on our patio,” says local resident Sue Croteau. “The insects don’t like the smell, and we enjoy the plants.” Wearing a mosquito repellent is the best way to protect yourself and your family from bites, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends four ingredients as the most effective protection available: DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (or PMD), and IR3535 (available in products by Avon). Jennifer Alexander, a Virginia Beach mother of two active boys, likes using an insect repellent combination that includes DEET and sunscreen for pesky mosquitoes. “Avon’s Skin So Soft works well, too,” she adds.
Problem plants Insects aren’t the only pests that might start you scratching this season. Contact with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can put a real damper on a summer hike, camping trip or afternoon of gardening. All of these poisonous plants produce urushiol oil. “This oil is so poisonous it would only take a quarterounce to cause a rash on every person on earth,” says Mary Wright, horticulture program coordinator for the Newport News office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension. She explains that residents can get a rash BONHR7257 1/4Pg 4c HRHealthJournal:Layout 1
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from these plants in three ways: direct contact (touching the plant), indirect contact (from a pet, garden tool, etc., which has been in contact with the oil), and airborne contact (whatever you do, do not burn these plants). If you come in contact with these poisonous plants, Wright recommends washing the skin thoroughly several times with soap and water and applying alcohol to the affected area. “Your clothes should be changed and laundered immediately,” she says. “It takes 12 to 72 hours for the itching, redness, and swelling rash to appear, followed by blisters. The rash does not spread, and it is not contagious, even if the blisters are broken.” Dressings of calamine lotion, Epsom salts or bicarbonate of soda can be applied to infected areas. An oatmeal bath may also help soothe the itch. Prevention is the best medicine, says Wright, recommending that residents learn to recognize and avoid the plants. “Wear long pants, shirts with long sleeves, long socks or boots, and gloves when you know you will be working in an area with poisonous plants,” she advises.
Jellyfish frustrations In the air, on the land and yes, even in the water, the stings of summer can be a bummer. At the oceanfront, beach residents know well that jellyfish can ruin a perfect summer afternoon. Continued on page 13
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Midwives Provided Primary Care for Colonial Women During Childbirth Written By Brandy Centolanza
omen living in Virginia during Colonial times suffered from the same basic conditions that afflict females today. “Most of the common medical issues of women were directly associated with menstruation and [the reproductive organs],” says Sharon Cotner, an interpreter and medical historian at the Pasteur & Galt Apothecary in Colonial Williamsburg. One of Cotner’s areas of expertise is the health care issues of Colonial women. Though the term pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) was not used, women of that time often experienced many of the symptoms now associated with the condition, notes Cotner. Breast swelling, headaches, nausea, cramps, backaches, and exhaustion posed problems for menstruating women. Irregular menstrual cycles, yeast infections, anemia, and issues associated with menopause were also concerns. Breast cancer was a problem for some women, more commonly after menopause. “Sterility was a concern, [as well as] diseases of the womb including abscesses, ulcers and tumors,” Cotner adds. However, most women had normal pregnancies, by 18th-century standards, and most mothers and children survived deliveries. On average, enslaved women gave birth to six to seven children, while free Virginia women had about 10 pregnancies, though typically only six to eight live births. Women realized they were expecting a baby once their menstrual cycle ceased and they experienced physical changes in the shape of their bodies as well as movement of the fetus. Prenatal advice included watching their diets, limiting physical activity and emotional stress, and avoiding certain types of clothing, such as high heels or clothes that were too tight. “Most births were handled by midwives,” says Robin Kipps, supervisor at Pasteur & Galt Apothecary. “Some women who had com-
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plications were delivered by man-midwives. Some women [also] asked man-midwives to handle normal deliveries as the extra training that man-midwives received in private schools inspired confidence.” Though some midwives trained privately, most gained experience by attending deliveries or assisting other midwives. Midwives had to have a basic understanding of anatomy, know how to deliver the placenta, and be able to recognize potential problems. If a serious problem occurred, they were expected to call doctors. Man-midwives were instructed in the practice of “touching,” Man-midwives were which meant inserting a finger instructed in the into a woman’s birth canal to determine how far labor had propractice of “touching” gressed, what part of the infant had presented, and if the memto determine how far branes had broken. Touching labor had progressed. was an important part of training because it allowed for the manmidwife to follow the progress of the delivery. Students learned to turn the baby and deliver it by the feet, and to use forceps. They also learned about cesarean sections, delivering twins, hemorrhaging, and difficult presentations. “The care that a woman obtained after delivery was largely affected by her circumstances,” explains Kipps. “Period texts proposed that the patient should stay in bed and rest for several weeks. The question is, how often could a patient afford to have someone else run her household and care for her other children while she recuperated? There are case histories of very poor women who did not have this opportunity.” HJ
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The First Big Step After Graduation: Buying a Health Insurance Policy Written by John E. DeGruttola
t was one of the most important days of your life—your graduation from college. You stood tall on stage in your cap and gown, ready to take your place in the universe. You were filled with a host of emotions—joy, pride, perhaps even anxiety. By society’s standards college graduation marks the day when a young person moves from childhood into adulthood. No doubt you’ve realized that everything has changed. How will you protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances? As a new graduate venturing out into the world, one of your first challenges is securing health insurance. Most health insurance plans have eligibility guidelines stating that children can continue coverage under their parents’ plan until they turn 19 years of age, unless they are enrolled as a full-time student, which extends coverage until they turn 23. Purchasing health insurance can be a daunting task for most mature adults, let alone a new graduate. Where do you begin? Who do you turn to for help? One of the best places to start is the Internet. It’s a great way to research local carriers, garner unbiased information from established governing organizations and get a glimpse of what health insurance offers to consumers. Your next step is to find a trusted agent in your community. An insurance agent’s goal is to present viable options and identify the best value for your health care needs. Also, seek advice from your friends and family to find out who they would recommend. And finally, you may want to check out your state’s Bureau of Insurance as its staff could provide a wealth of information as well. Secondly, how do you determine what you need? The first step is to review your health care needs. How much do you spend every month on health care, including physician visits, prescription medications, and preventive care? Knowing your expenses enables you to determine the amount of coverage you need. Also, evaluate
how much you can afford as a monthly premium. Look at health insurance as if you were buying a car. You would research the type of car you like; decide how much you can afford as a monthly payment; consider the specifics of your options—color, manual vs. automatic, safety features, service guarantee, etc.; and then make your decision. Buying individual health insurance is very similar. You want to consider all your options before you buy. Being hasty may get you a lemon of a policy, and that could cost you dearly in the long run. Third, review your medical history. Do you have any current or past health conditions that might elevate a carrier’s rate? Examples of such conditions include high blood pressure, high blood sugar and asthma. An insurance carrier reviews your medical history. and rates are based on the information you provide about your health. Sometimes the carrier will ask for additional information
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from your physician. When the carrier isn’t able to obtain necessary information, it will usually issue a higher premium rate. Your age, health status and lifestyle habits all factor into whether you can receive coverage or would be covered at a higher rate. For example, if you are a smoker, you will typically pay more for individual health insurance than a non-smoker, as will people who are overweight or have other past or current health problems. Most of all, in shopping for your first health insurance policy, be patient. You wouldn’t purchase the first car you saw on a dealer’s lot. The same holds true with purchasing health insurance. Being a smart shopper can keep more money in your pocket. And, it’ll make stepping out into the world just a little bit easier. HJ
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Stay Fit While You Travel Written By Gayle Pinn Photography by Brian M. Freer
oes your exercise routine get thrown to the wayside when you travel? Do your sneakers get pushed to the back of the closet in favor of your flip flops? Many of us will be traveling this summer, but that doesn’t mean your fitness routine has to wait at home until you get back. Be proactive by planning ahead. Here are some tips that will help you stay on track while you’re gone: ✔ Contact your hotel or visit its website to research the type of fitness facilities it offers. Knowing the type of equipment or facilities available in advance allows you to pre-plan your training. ✔ Consult with a personal trainer before leaving to get some workout ideas that require minimal or no equipment. ✔ Pack some basic workout tools such as resistance tubing/bands.
A full-body workout can be done using your own body weight and a couple of resistance bands. If you’re motivated by music, then don’t forget your iPod or MP3 player as well. ✔ Schedule your training time into your vacation days before reaching your destination. If you know you’re better off exercising in the morning before you start your day, then schedule those early workouts into your itinerary. ✔ Eat healthy and try not to overindulge; you’ll only regret it upon your return. Stay away from the all-you-can-eat buffets. Bring healthy snacks to keep you out of the mini-fridge where the candy bars are waiting to tempt you. If you have to have that ice cream, go for the smallest size. Split an entrée with your travel partner, or try an appetizer as your entrée. Remember that alcohol contains calories, too! HJ
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Straight-legged marching — You can use this exercise to warm up while also toning your thighs. Stand in one place and march, keeping your legs straight. Reach your left hand towards your right foot and alternate. Continue for five minutes, resting for about 15 seconds at intervals.
Outer thigh side-steps with exercise band — Place an “O”shaped exercise band around your ankles. Step to the right with your right leg, then follow with your left leg, then step to the left with your left leg and follow with your right leg. Alternate steps back and forth at a fairly brisk pace for about one minute. Complete one to three sets.
Reverse flies with exercise band Wrap the exercise band around a pole or piece of furniture in front of you. Hold the handles straight in front of you at chest height, palms facing in and a slight bend in the elbows. Slowly pull the handles out wide (the opposite of the chest fly), focusing on contracting your upper back muscles by squeezing your shoulder blades together. Then return to the starting position and repeat for approximately 12-15 repetitions, one to three sets. To increase the resistance, you can take a step back.
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Keep Skin Sun-Safe This Summer Simple strategies include choosing correct sunscreen, minimizing sun exposure Written By Sharon miller Cindrich
oppertone. Hawaiian Tropic. Banana Boat. Growing up, you may have slathered on coconut-scented tanning lotion in pursuit of a glowing summer tan. Today, sunscreen products like these boast a completely different promise from years past —a claim to protect you from the sun’s rays. From sunburn to wrinkles to cancer, the effects of sun exposure to the skin are well known. According to the American Cancer Society, most of the more than one million cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the United States are considered to be sun-related.
“I’m not a fan of premature aging!” So, do sunscreens work? Dr. Judith Williams, director of dermatology at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, says yes. “They are very effective—when used correctly. That’s what we forget.”
Choose sunscreen carefully, apply, repeat Choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB radiation found in the sun’s rays will give you the best protection. While UVB rays have historically been linked to skin damage and cancer, UVA rays have also been identified as dangerous. “The same tanning rays you get in the tanning bed—we now have proof that those rays do lead to cancer,” says Williams. Broad-spectrum sunscreens typically contain ingredients such as titanium oxide, zinc oxide or avobenzone. The SPF (sun protection factor) of your sun block is important, too. “An SPF of 30 in a controlled environment can block 97 percent of UVB rays,” says Williams, adding that there is currently no standard method for measuring UVA rays. While 97 percent may sound like a high level of protection, achieving that level of protection isn’t easy. “That doesn’t take into account what happens in real life,” explains Williams. “A lot of everyday factors can decrease that percentage of protection.” Proper application is critical for maximizing sunscreen protection. “Put it on 20 minutes before you go outside, reapply it every two hours, and pick the right sunscreen for the environment that you’re going to be in,”
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Williams advises. Water- and sweat-resistant sunscreen, for instance, is critical when heading to the beach on a hot day.
Minimize exposure to intense summer sun Outdoor activities during the summer can increase exposure risks, especially at the beach. “UV rays reflect off of water and sand,” Williams says, adding that people can reduce their exposure by planning outdoor activities during the times of day when the UV rays are less intense. “People forget that [rays] are strongest in the middle of the day, between 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m.” Lips, ears, and the back of the neck are commonly forgotten spots that need protection. “I absolutely love the sunscreen that has color in it for kids,” says Rhonda Sparks of Virginia Beach. “When my children were young, they were always squirming around while I tried to apply sunscreen, and I was never sure if I had covered all the exposed areas. Seeing the color disappear as I applied it really made me feel like I was getting even coverage.” Awareness of sun protection during the summer may be heightened, but Williams tells patients that they should really be wearing sunscreen all year round. “I tell people that, and they look shocked. But even on a cloudy day, 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays get through clouds.”
Make sun protection a habit Karen Foster of Hampton Roads believes she has become more aware as she’s gotten older and protecting her skin has become a habit. “I use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it on my face every day and use sunscreen elsewhere when I’m going to be outside a lot,” she says. “As I’ve aged, I’ve realized even more how important it is to protect from too much sun—not only the cancer risk but also, I’m not a fan of premature aging!” Rhonda Sparks believes that living near the beach and owning a pool make her more aware of protecting herself and her family from the sun. “I always have extra sunscreen along with the beach towels to be sure friends and family don’t burn,” says Sparks, who will pass that awareness along to guests who will come to her home for her daughter’s Fourth of July wedding this summer. “The out-of-town wedding guests will receive a straw beach bag stuffed with a beach towel, bottled water, snacks, map and—you guessed it—sunscreen!” HJ
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Solving the Nursing
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or 15 years, the U.S. Army trained 36-yearold Sergeant First Class Voris Crooms to protect and serve his country. In 2007, the Army enabled Crooms to build upon his arsenal of knowledge at Hampton University’s College of Virginia Beach. “Once I graduate this summer, I hope to be sent to Afghanistan or Iraq,” says Crooms. “I feel that is where I am most needed.”
high as 500,000 by 2025, according to a report by Dr. Peter Buerhaus of Vanderbilt University and colleagues in March 2008. The report, “The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States: Data, Trends and Implications,” found that the demand for RNs is expected to grow by two to three percent each year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites registered nursing as the largest health care occupation,
“Without increased enrollment [in nursing programs], by 2020 one in three patients in Virginia will not have a nurse to care for them. Florence Nightingale would roll over in her grave.” Crooms’ weapon of choice isn’t a gun or missile. It is, quite simply, the healing power that comes along with being a registered nurse (RN). Along with the rest of the nation, Virginia is in the midst of a severe nursing shortage, one that threatens the health care of Hampton Roads residents. The U.S. Army joins health care facilities across the nation in fighting the current nursing shortage, and studies indicate there are many more battles that must be won before America’s health care system can triumph. The shortage of RNs in the U.S. could reach as 20
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—Ethlyn Gibson, RN encompassing 2.5 million jobs across the U.S., 59 percent of which are in hospitals. RNs hold a position of seniority over licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants and are responsible for treating patients, educating patients and the public about various medical conditions and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. They function in a variety of settings including operating rooms, intensive care and ambulatory care areas, physicians’ offices, specialized practices and health care clinics. RNs record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze
results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation. According to a Reuters Health article published in March, the nursing shortage has drawn the attention of President Barack Obama, who has expressed alarm over the notion that the U.S. might have to import trained foreign nurses because so many nursing jobs are unfilled. The nursing shortagehits home Reports of hospital RN shortages began to surface as far back as 1998, and in response, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is located in Princeton, N.J., and is the U.S.’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, published its 2002 study, “Health Care’s Human Crisis: The American Nursing Shortage.” The results of the study included input from 15 health care markets throughout the country as well as focus groups conducted with nurses in three of those markets. (See sidebar on page 21.) To establish how the nation’s nursing shortage was directly affecting Virginia, House Bill (HB) 2818, adopted by the 2003 General Assembly, tasked the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in association with the Advisory Council on the Future of Nursing in Virginia, the Virginia Board of Nursing as well as institutions of higher education, with the devel-
opment of a statewide strategic plan to ensure an adequate supply of nurses in the Commonwealth. In response, SCHEV issued a report in January 2004, titled, “The Condition of Nursing and Nursing Education in the Commonwealth.” In this report, SCHEV found that if current trends continue, Virginia will experience a shortage of 23,000 full-time nurses by 2020. Since Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads consistently yield the largest population growth within the state, SCHEV asserted that these regions would experience the brunt of the shortage. “Growth rate is only part of the issue,” says Dr. Barbara Brown, vice president of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA), an organization based in Glen Allen that contributed to the 2004 SCHEV report. “Advancement in medical technology is also contributing. You don’t see as many people in hospitals as long or as often. More people use health care options through the outpatient setting, and we need registered nurses there to deliver that health care.” Nurses may enter the field of nursing by one of three paths: diploma program (post-secondary school degree), associate degree, or baccalaureate degree. After completing any of these programs a nurse must pass a national licensing examination. To advance in nursing, the baccalaureate degree is required. “The diploma schools are the method by which most nurses pre-WWII were educated,” says Brown. “However, as nurses sought to become recognized professionals, they realized that a college degree needed to be the entry level. Also as a profession, nursing needs master-prepared and doctoral-prepared nurses to study and improve practice knowledge.” Educating tomorrow’s nurses When the U.S. Army gave Sergeant First Class Voris Crooms the opportunity to attend a baccalaureate nursing program of his choosing, he picked Hampton University because he attended high school in the area, and because his mother, who is also a nurse, lives in Hampton Roads. “I’ve always had a passion for caring for people, especially children, and I knew at some point in my life I wanted to work in obstetrics or pediatrics. I just followed my heart, and the Army allowed me the opportunity to do that, along with Hampton University.” Crooms also intends to continue his education to receive a master’s degree in nursing: “After I graduate, I have to work a minimum of two years before I pick a specialty. After that, the Army will send me to school so I can become a nurse practitioner and work with an obstetrician or pediatrician.” Although Crooms says his education at Hampton University was seamlessly provided, the 2004 SCHEV report found that among the 15 baccalaureate degree nursing programs (three in Hampton Roads), 28 associate degree programs (six in Hampton Roads) and six diploma programs (two in Hampton Roads) in Virginia, serious limits exist on the number of enrollees who can be accepted due to an inadequate number of well-prepared nursing faculties. Dr. Pamela Hammond is a professor and the
dean of Hampton University’s School of Nursing and says her school has seven vacant teaching positions to fill. “We need faculty and compete for faculty with all the other schools in this area that offer RN education.” She adds, “Nurses can also make more money in the private sector, so along with competing with other colleges and universities for RNs, we are also competing with the private sector.” Hammond says she believes tough economic times have been the primary cause for the recent
Since Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads consistently yield the largest amount of population growth within the state, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia asserted that these regions would experience the brunt of the nursing shortage. decline of enrollees in the university’s School of Nursing. “Our enrollment has been down for about two years now, but we are actively recruiting for next year and hope to have it stabilized by then,” she says. “Because we are a private university, we have never had a waiting list for entry into the nursing program. If we have more students than the year before, generally we will hire adjunct (part-time) faculty to make sure we can teach them.” This is not the case at Old Dominion University (ODU). Located in Norfolk, this public university has a waiting list comprised of students who are qualified to enter the baccalaureate degree nursing program. Dr. Richardean Benjamin, chair of the ODU’s School of Nursing, says: “We are limited in the numbers of students we can accept because of our number of faculty.” “In order to supervise entry-level students, the Virginia Board of Nursing requires a specific faculty-tostudent ratio—at least 1:10; however, many of our clinical agencies are requiring a different ratio, in some instances 1:6, especially for students signing in to an intensive care unit. On average it is about a 1:8 faculty-to-student ratio.” Ethlyn Gibson is the director of diabetes and education for the Peninsula Division of Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. An RN with a master’s degree who is a former nursing school dean, she is well-versed on the need to educate, graduate and place RNs in the health care system as soon as possible. “Without increased enrollment [in nursing programs], by 2020 one in three patients in Virginia will not have a nurse to care for them,” warns Gibson. “Florence Nightingale would roll over in her grave.” Continued on page 23
A 2002 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Study found that the nursing shortage is the result of a confluence of factors that still hold true today. Those factors include: An aging population. As 78 million baby boomers (those born in the 1950s) age, it is highly likely that demand for nursing care will increase and tax the health care system. Fewer young people in the general workforce. An aging health care workforce. The physical demands of nursing often discourage individuals in the profession from working past their mid50s. With the average age of nurses being 44, a majority are now nearing retirement. A mismatch on diversity. The racial and ethnic makeup of the current nursing workforce is not reflective of the increasing cultural diversity of the U.S. More employment options for women. Once a profession dominated by women, nursing now must compete with many more professions to attract women. The generation gap. Generation X (the generation following the baby boomers) perceives nursing as unappealing, highly structured and stressful. Work environment. Inadequate support systems and greater workloads have resulted in dissatisfaction and disillusionment among nurses. Consumer activism. Consumer empowerment, increasing awareness of medical errors and the backlash against managed care have made health care consumers “vigilant participants” in their own care. A ballooning health care system. Competition, regulation and increased pressures in health care financing have resulted in greater demands on a profession lacking the authority to create change within the health care system.
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Sentara’s School of Health Professions Registered Nursing Program in Chesapeake is also full for the fall term, and some applicants had to be turned away, according to Shelly Cohen, director of the school. “We have seen a consistent increase in applicants for the past five years, and I think that is because nursing is a viable career, you can get a job anywhere, the salary is good and a lot of national groups are doing a lot of marketing about the nursing shortage,” says Cohen. “During the past year we have had more difficulty than we’ve ever had in getting faculty, and I have four current faculty members of retirement age. The good news is they are not ready to retire yet, but it is something we need to consider and plan for.” Education and hospital partnerships In 2004, the VHHA published the report, “Where We Stand: Projected Nurse Supply and Demand in Virginia, 2000-2020.” The report states that in order to address the nursing shortage, education facilities and health systems need to continue to work together to increase class sizes and reduce barriers to education. The report reads, “Throughout Virginia, a number of efforts already have begun, including education/hospital partnerships for teaching faculty and student tuition support.” In October 2008, Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine announced a dramatic 67-percent increase in the number of students graduating from nursing programs throughout Virginia’s Community Colleges over the last five years. He referenced the partnership between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the VHHA as a model for meeting critical workforce shortages in career and technical fields. In an effort to help fill that critical
shortage, the VCCS and the VHHA worked together on a special task force to explore what could be done. The 2005 report of that task force, titled, “Virginia’s Nursing Crisis: A Call to Action,” produced a number of recommendations. Their implementation and the partnership are being credited for an increase in both the number of students entering community college nursing programs as well as the number of graduates those programs are producing. In 2002-03, 817 students graduated from nursing programs at Virginia’s
currently have two opportunities for students to come into the RN school and one evening/weekend program, which means we are able to graduate more students than before,” says Tracee Carmean, vice president of education. “Riverside also has over 200 contracts with other schools that come in and use our facilities to help students gain the necessary clinical experience they need to graduate.” John Mashinski, vice president of human resources for Bon Secours Hampton Roads, says that although the health system has its own nursing school—the Bon Secours Memorial School of Nursing in Richmond—it is also committed to supporting other nursing schools throughout Hampton Roads. “We have facilitated active ongoing relationships with the local nursing schools, which includes recently opening 22 slots for a summer externship program for nursing students who have just completed their junior year,” says Mashinski. “We also have a Bon Secours Health Systems Scholarship Program for current employees who wish to pursue careers in nursing.” The employee benefits offered by
2010 fiscal years, $300 million of this funding will go to the National Health Service Corps, a group of dedicated clinicians who provide primary health care to adults and children in the communities of greatest need across the U.S. The remaining $200 million is expected to be used to support nursing diversity scholarships as well as nursing faculty scholarships. Funds will be allocated for research and may also be used for programs to retrain workers displaced from other industries who wish to work as nurses. Legislation introduced in March by Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Latham (R-Iowa) would establish a federal student loan repayment program for nurses who obtain a graduate degree in nursing and agree to teach full-time at an accredited nursing school for at least four years. The program would repay up to $40,000 in student loans for nurses who obtain a master’s degree and up to $80,000 for those who receive a doctoral degree. In addition, the Virginia Department of Health continues its Nurse Educator loan assistance program. This program addresses Virginia’s critical shortage of nursing educators by pro-
“The nursing shortage is so critical that it goes beyond being a state or federal issue and it becomes a societal issue.” — Dr. Barbara Brown community colleges. Last year, that number increased to 1,365. Another such partnership exists between ODU and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC). “We have a number of different partnerships that we have initiated with different schools in the region to help alleviate the enormous financial burden of educating nursing students,” says CRMC’s Chief Nursing Officer Elaine Griffiths. “We provide scholarships for students at ODU, and at Tidewater Community College we have created a school within the school by sponsoring students who make a commitment to come to work with us and who also commit to going back to school to get their bachelor’s degree after working with us for one year. We have a similar arrangement with the Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology.” In an effort to help with the nursing shortage, the Riverside School of Health Careers, located in Hampton, more than doubled its School of Registered Nursing graduates in 2008 by increasing its session offerings. “We
Bon Secours are one of the reasons why 21-year-old Kathleen Blunn is relocating to Newport News to work at Mary Immaculate Hospital after she graduates from Mt. Carmel College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, this month. “During our senior class meeting, our nursing instructors told us that because the nursing shortage is not much of an issue in Ohio, we should research states where it is an issue when looking for jobs,” says Blunn. “I found out about Bon Secours and flew in to tour the hospital, and I really liked the area. The big selling point was when the nurse manager told me that Bon Secours would help pay for continuing education, because I want to become a nurse practitioner in the next five years.” Help and hope on the horizon In the midst of the troubled economic climate, there is some positive news for nursing with the recent passage of President Obama’s economic stimulus bill, which includes $500 million to address shortages of health care workers. During the 2009 and
viding 10 students annually with loan assistance to pursue a post-graduate nursing degree in exchange for teaching at any nursing school in Virginia upon completion. The state Department of Health Professions has also begun establishing a health care workforce data center that will focus on collecting supply-and-demand data for nurses and physicians. “The nursing shortage is so critical that it goes beyond being a state or federal issue and it becomes a societal issue,” says Dr. Barbara Brown, vice president of VHHA. “People living in the communities throughout Hampton Roads need to realize that if they want to have health care personnel available, they need to get involved and may need to come up with programs to assist these individuals in getting their education. I encourage everyone to ask their legislators to consider additional funding to help professional nursing programs. The people have the power to make a huge impact on this health care crisis.” HJ
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At the Historic Triangle Senior Center, Bill Hansell instructs a Tai Chi class, one of many Center offerings that can help area seniors stay active as well as healthy.
Historic Triangle Senior Center Offers Camaraderie, New Challenges Broad range of activities helps participants stay strong in body, mind and spirit Written By Alison Johnson Photography By Brian M. Freer and kelly quave inman
hen Georgia Thompson retired in 2007 after working 36 years for Colonial Williamsburg, it didn’t take her long to realize something important about herself: she likes, and even needs, to be around other people. And while she is a longtime fan of gardening and crafts, she also isn’t afraid to try new activities.
ing to drive herself, which she doesn’t like—and she has enjoyed lunches with her peers and volunteered as a receptionist. “I love the interaction,” she says. “For me, being around people is a joy. I learn so much from them, and I enjoy listening.” The center helps her stay active, too: “When you work, you have a routine that gets you up and going every day,” she says. “I don’t
“It’s a warm and supportive place from the moment you walk in.” –Georgia Thompson Thompson, a 69-year-old resident of upper York County, found a missing piece of her retirement life at the Historic Triangle Senior Center, a nonprofit based at the James City/ Williamsburg Community Center on Longhill Road. Incorporated in 1996, the organization has created an extensive list of recreational and social programs for older adults, aiming to help them stay strong physically, intellectually and emotionally. Thompson has participated in groups and classes on sewing, making rain barrels, gardening techniques and Tai Chi, a Chinese martial art. She has gone on trips to Richmond, Norfolk and Washington, D.C.—without hav24
want to just be a couch potato now.” Each year, the senior center serves about 700 people ages 55 and older from James City County, Williamsburg and the Bruton area of York County, says Executive Director Lisa Gibson. The center aims to be a community focal point for a growing population of seniors and has embraced a nationwide trend in the programming at such centers: Instead of limited offerings such as Bingo games and meals, more centers now strive to have a great variety of options and serve a diverse group of ages and backgrounds. The Historic Triangle Senior Center’s long list of free or low-cost programs includes Spanish lessons,
line dancing, arthritis exercise classes, a book club, a choir, a folk music band, a bridge group, video bowling games and non-intimidating computer training that starts with the basics—how to turn on a machine. Center staff also coordinate monthly outings (financial help is available for anyone who needs it), annual health fairs and rides to medical appointments for people who don’t have other transportation. And many seniors just like to gather in the lounge to drink coffee and chat. A variety of studies show such efforts can make a real difference in a senior’s health and ability to live independently, Gibson notes. People who stay physically active are less likely to suffer a fall, for example, while those who tackle new skills and challenge their minds can fend off dementia and depression. Seniors with an active social life tend to have stronger immune systems and recover faster from illnesses, Gibson says; isolation, on the other hand, can be dangerous and even life-threatening. “I look at this place as a first defense against premature institutionalization, and a link in the continuum of healthy aging,” she says. “For some people, this is the only opportunity they have to get out and enjoy themselves. We want to help people find meaning in their lives, enrich their lives and enjoy Continued on next page
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On a busy Friday at the Center, these seniors were among a roomful who came to play bridge.
the next chapter of their lives—which can be the best one. We’re all about the positive aspects of aging.” The center has the equivalent of three full-time staff members and about 50 volunteers. Major funders are the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation, the United Way and the Riverside Health System Foundation. The center’s leaders currently are working to earn a prestigious accredi-
tation from the National Association of Senior Centers; the only two other accredited senior centers in Virginia are in Arlington and Charlottesville. Making new friends is a simple but important perk of the center, according to Anne Fenton, a Williamsburg resident who preferred not to give her age. Fenton and her husband, Ben, have gone on trips with the center to the Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent
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helped Georgia Thompson improve her balance, strength and relaxation, prompting her to sign up for line dancing for the first time. The married grandmother of four also likes watching other seniors, including people much older than herself who are still going strong. “Even if they physically can’t do something very well, they’ll still give it a try,” she marvels. “It’s very good to see that. The camaraderie is important because if you have a problem, you can find another person to share it with. It’s a very warm and supportive place from the moment you walk in.” And the center helps her and others feel younger—which, in a nutshell, is exactly the point. “For some people, you can see that just having transportation and interesting places to go means so much,” she says. “You can see the happiness written all over their faces. A lot of times, they look just like little kids again.” HJ
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eople with Down’s syndrome rarely get most kinds of cancer and U.S. researchers have nailed down one reason why -- they have extra copies of a gene that helps keep tumors from feeding themselves. The findings could lead to new treatments for cancer, the researchers reported in the journal Nature on Wednesday, and further study of Down’s patients might reveal more ways to fight tumors. The researchers at Harvard University and elsewhere made use of a new kind of embryonic-like stem cell called an induced pluripotent stem cell or iPS cell. These cells, made from ordinary skin, can be transformed to act like powerful stem cells, the body’s master cells. Using iPS cells from a volunteer with Down’s syndrome and mice genetically engineered to have a version of the condition, the researchers pinpointed one gene that protects against tumors. “It is, perhaps, inspiring that the Down’s syndrome population provides us with new insight into mechanisms that regulate cancer growth,” they wrote. Down’s syndrome is the most common genetic cause of mental retardation, occurring in one out of 700 live births. The Down’s syndrome theory had long been explored by Harvard’s Dr. Judah Folkman, who died last year. Folkman, whose name is on the study, developed theories about how tumor cells grow blood vessels to nourish themselves in a process called angiogenesis. EXTRA GENES Folkman also noticed how rare cancer is among Down’s patients, except for leukemia, and he wondered whether the genes explain why. A study of nearly 18,000 Down’s patients showed they had 10 percent the expected rate of cancer. People with Down’s syndrome have a third copy of chromosome 21, where most people have two copies. The extra copy gives them extra versions of 231 different genes. “One such gene is Down’s syndrome candidate region-1 (DSCR1, also known as RCAN1),” Harvard’s Sandra Ryeom and colleagues wrote. This gene codes for a protein that suppresses vascular endothelial 26 THE HEALTH JOURNAL JUNE 2009
growth factor or VEGF — one of the compounds necessary for angiogenesis. Down’s patients have extra amounts of this DSCR1 protein, as do the genetically engineered Down’s mice, the researchers showed. Genetically engineered mice with an extra copy of DSCR1 were resistant to tumors. DSCR1 affects a compound called calcineurin, long a focus of cancer research. “These data provide a mechanism for the reduced cancer incidence in Down’s syndrome,” the researchers wrote. The study also provides three new potential targets for preventing or treating cancer -- calcineurin and two genes that regulate it, DSCR1 and DYRK1A, they said. People with Down’s syndrome are also less likely to develop angiogenesisrelated diseases such as diabetic retinopathy (an eye disease related to diabetes) and atherosclerosis (hardened arteries), “suggesting that cancer protection ... may be due, in part, to angiogenesis suppression,” the researchers wrote. “Because human chromosome 21 contains over 200 genes, it would be surprising if DSCR1 was the only chromosome 21 gene implicated in tumor suppression in Down’s syndrome individuals,” they said. HJ
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f parents of teens stop and think about the risky substances their children might be tempted to try, they may think of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, or maybe—in the worst cases—prescription painkillers or harder drugs like heroin. Many parents may not realize that the most dangerous temptation could be ordinary substances they purchased themselves—and ones that, in most households, are easily accessible to teens. These substances, now known generally as “inhalants,” are common household products with vapors that can be inhaled, creating physically and psychologically addictive effects much like drugs that can be abused. Users also suffer withdrawal symptoms if they cannot regularly access their desired substance. These perfectly legal products with legitimate uses can nevertheless be very dangerous, even fatal, if inhaled. Strong-smelling glue or paint might be among the products that first come to mind, but according to the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition (NIPC), there are more than 1,000 potentially risky products, ranging from nail polish remover to air-conditioner fluid (freon), from paint thinner to air freshener to cooking spray. (Learn about more products at NIPC’s website, www.inhalants.org.) According to the NIPC, national surveys indicate that inhaling—or “huffing”—these hazardous products is becoming one of the most widespread substance abuse problems in the country, becoming as popular as marijuana with many young people. And the problem can start earlier than parents might think–by the time students reach the 8th grade, one in five will have used inhalants. Even grade schoolers jokingly sniffing their school supplies could happen upon an inhalant’s potentially lethal effects.
“The problem with inhalants is they are not illegal drugs we can outlaw,” says Susan Bruno, director of the Historic Triangle Substance Abuse Coalition (HTSAC), an information and referral agency—and a project of the College of William and Mary’s School of Education—that is focused on prevention, treatment, and recovery of substance abuse in the greater Williamsburg area. “[Inhalants] are products under our sinks—aerosol products, gasoline, glue, markers— anything with propellant.” Other common sources include Dust-off (used to spray dust off computer keyboards), correction fluid, and even whipped cream sold in cans. In March HTSAC, together with other organizations including the Virginia Inhalant Coalition, hosted a conference in Williamsburg to educate the public about the risks of inhalants and offer instruction on how to help someone who is abusing them. Bruno reports that while “huffing” is certainly not a new risk, HTSAC had learned from several surveys at area schools that inhalant use is up locally, at a level twice the national average. Evelyn Waring, education coordinator of the Virginia Poison Center, notes, however, that “we really don’t know how many people are using inhalants.” Inhalant use cannot be detected by any easily available laboratory tests, she says, and medical examiners determining the cause of death often do not have access to clues from the scene, such as containers or other paraphernalia, that could have pointed to inhalant use.
Teach that inhalants are not drugs, but toxins Waring asserts that there’s a crucial distinction for parents and children to understand about inhalants versus drugs. Most drugs that can be abused have no
parenting redeemable function; their effects are damaging no matter what. Products that can be inhalants, on the other hand, can accomplish legitimate tasks on a day-to-day basis if used for their intended purpose. They are toxic, and “if not used the right way, can hurt you very badly or kill you,” says Waring. All inhalants, which generally create a quick high but also wear off rapidly, produce effects similar to drugs that can be abused; the recent user may seem euphoric, or dazed and confused, and may also experience nausea, vomiting, loss of coordination, and/or hallucinations. Longterm, chronic use can damage a variety of major organs depending on the inhalant, but all such products can cause some form of brain damage, including lasting effects such as learning disabilities, memory impairment and permanent personality changes.
Why do teens try huffing? Talitha Hollifield, supervisor of children’s services for the Colonial Services Board (CSB) in Williamsburg, notes that teens have a natural tendency to experiment and the substances they abuse are often simply ones they have access to. Often teens will try inhalants in their experimentation with many substances, and frequently inhalants are tried even before marijuana or cocaine. In fact, inhalant use often appears even earlier than the first use of tobacco or alcohol and is seen as a gateway to future substance abuse. According to the NIPC’s website, users frequently have low self-esteem, low intelligence scores
and poor school performance, and emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and anger. Inhalant users typically have friends who also use inhalants and drugs and exhibit deviant behavior. Sandy Fagan, director of Bacon Street, a Williamsburg outpatient substance abuse treatment center for youth, says that in treating inhalant use, “the substance is not central; [users] may have used anything and everything, and they may not have access to their desired substance at any given time.” More important in treatment, he says, is the fact that inhalant use among peers often gives a teen a desired sense of belonging to that particular peer group. For such peer groups, the fact that an individual uses is often “the only criterion for membership,” Fagan says, making that group “the easiest club to join.” He adds that adolescents often “identify who they are based on their peer relationships,” and that they exhibit “a huge need to get validation from their peer group.” In relation to all substance abuse—regardless of the substance—Talitha Hollifield says it is crucial for parents to establish clear expectations and firm limits for their children, and to keep communication open. She says, “Talking about [substances that parents wish to forbid] can be enlightening and not necessarily permission-giving.” HJ
For a handbook on how to maintain a strong relationship with your teen to help prevent substance abuse of any kind, check out the website of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, www.TheAntiDrug.com.
The Virginia Poison Center recommends that parents take the following steps if they discover that their child has recently been huffing:
Remove the substance from the child and move him or her to fresh air.
Be careful not to alarm or excite the child or create excessive fear. Such reactions could spur an adrenaline rush in the user, exacerbating the effects of the inhalant and possibly even causing an abrupt, fatal change in heart rhythm known as sudden sniffing death syndrome. Strive to remain quiet and calm.
Call the Virginia Poison Center at 1-800222-1222
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Allergists & ENT Allergy & Asthma Specialists, Ltd. 2101 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-6298 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 1-C Newport News (757) 877-4101 Allergy & Asthma of Oyster Point 11835 Fishing Point Dr., Ste. 107 Newport News (757) 873-3882 Leo R. Carter, MD 2115 Executive Drive, Ste. 2-D Hampton (757) 827-1351 ENT Physicians & Surgeons 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Ste. 152 Newport News (757) 599-5505 Hampton Roads ENT-Allergy 901 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 300 Hampton (757) 825-2500 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 873-0338 Virginia Adult & Pediatric Allergy & Asthma 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 6-C Newport News (757) 596-8025
Assisted Care & Senior Living
Riverside Adult Day Care 1000 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 875-2032
Denbigh Chiropractic 13784-B Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-3770
Michael Covaney, DDS 760-E Pilot House Dr. Newport News (757) 596-6850
Riverside Convalescent Centers 1000 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 875-2000 414 Algonquin Rd. Hampton (757) 722-9881
Egan Family Chiropractic 1078 Big Bethel Road Hampton (757) 838-2500
Ray A. Dail, DDS 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. A-4 Newport News (757) 872-7777
Venisse Georgalas, DC 702-A Middle Ground Blvd. Newport News (757) 591-9390
G. Curtis Dailey, DDS 534 Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-6091 2118 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-5075
Riverside PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) 4107 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 251-7977 St. Francis Nursing Center 4 Ridgewood Pkwy. Newport News (757) 886-6500 Sentara Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 2230 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 224-2230 Shelton on the Bay 1300 N. Mallory St. Hampton (757) 723-6669 York Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center 113 Battle Road Yorktown (757) 898-1491 Zion Baptist Home for the Elderly 611 19th St. Newport News (757) 244-7171
Cardiology Cardiovascular Center of Hampton Roads 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 110 Newport News (757) 873-0360 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2074 12720 McManus Blvd., Ste. 307 Newport News (757) 872-0186 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 210 Hampton (757) 827-2490 Hampton Roads Cardiology 4000 Coliseum Drive, Ste. 100 Hampton (757) 827-2200
Agape Home for Adults 1112 29th St. Newport News (757) 928-1999
Allen B. Nichols, MD 12720 McManus Blvd., Ste. 201 Newport News (757) 875-5332
Bayside Convalescent Center 1 Vantage Dr. Poquoson (757) 868-9960
Tidewater Heart Institute 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 1-B Hampton (757) 825-4260
The Chesapeake 955 Harpersville Road Newport News (757) 223-1600
Riverside Heart Specialists 2112-B Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 827-7754
Coliseum Park Nursing Home 305 Marcella Road Hampton (757) 827-8953
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons
Colonial Harbor 2405 Fort Eustis Blvd. Yorktown (757) 369-8305 The Devonshire 2220 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 827-7100
Tidewater Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 602 Newport News (757) 534-5511
Gunderman Chiropractic & Wellness Center 5701 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 874-5666 Japhet D. LeGrant, DC 950 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton (757) 825-8010 Manadero Chiropractic 727 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. B Newport News (757) 595-8433 Nimmo Chiropractic Clinic M.T. Nimmo, DC, PC 718 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-8077 Scott E. Olney, DC 1056 Harpersville Rd. Newport News (757) 596-9696 Optimum Chiropractic, PC 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste 202-A Newport News (757) 594-9412 Pahnke Chiropractic and Wellness Care 755-A Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-2225 Poquoson Chiropractic Clinic 370-A Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-7709
James F. Dollar, DDS R. Benjamin Ellis, DDS 12725 Patrick Henry Dr. Newport News (757) 874-6712 Harold B. Dumas, DDS 6521 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Grafton (757) 898-3366 Essential Dental Services, LLC 2704 Chestnut Ave. Newport News (757) 247-0890 Family Care 802 Old Oyster Point Rd. Newport News (757) 595-2510 David L. Forrest, DDS 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Bldg. 7-A Newport News (757) 873-8800 Geary Family Dentistry, PLLC 105 Terrabonne Rd. Yorktown (757) 898-4661 Gentle Caring Dentistry 703 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. C-3 Newport News (757) 594-9005
Rebound Chiropractic 11790 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 205 Newport News (757) 873-8701
Scott H. Francis, DDS Hunter C. Francis, DDS 2038 Nickerson Blvd. Hampton (757) 851-3530
Burt H. Rubin, DC 183 Woodland Road Hampton (757) 723-3893
Gerald Q. Freeman, DDS 12482 Warwick Blvd., Ste. G Newport News (757) 599-3182
Spine Care of Tidewater, PC 2204-A Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 827-3210 11872-D Canon Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-8483
Clifford T. Goodwin, DDS 12610 Patrick Henry Dr., Ste. G Newport News (757) 930-3744
Kevin S. Steele, DC 183 Woodland Rd. Hampton (757) 723-1899
Barry Lee Green, DMD 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. C-2 Newport News (757) 874-5455
Oyster Point Oral & Facial Surgery 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 105 Newport News (757) 596-1200 Parks Orthodontics 608 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 802 Newport News (757) 874-6655 Thomas R. Parrott, DMD 401 Oyster Point Rd., Ste. C Newport News (757) 249-8921 William Pearlman, DDS 1959 E. Pembroke Ave. Hampton (757) 723-6565 Peninsula Institute for Community Health 1033 28th Street Newport News (757) 928-3810 Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry 220 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 240-5711 Jon E. Piche, DDS 4310 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 874-1777 Port Warwick Dental Arts 251 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 223-9270 Gary A. Riggs, Jr., DMD 1610-B Aberdeen Rd. Hampton (757) 838-3830 Loretta Rubenstein, DDS 12725 McManus Blvd. Newport News (757) 874-0990 Jon L. Scott, DDS 1186 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton (757) 825-6280 John Shepherd Jr., DDS Scott J. Golrich, DMD 4030 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-4646 Perry L. Showalter, DDS 5324 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Grafton (757) 898-0822 Jeffrey G. Sotack, DDS 2111 Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 826-9595
Alexander Waitkus, DDS, MS, PC 2101 Executive Dr. South, Ste. 5-E Hampton (757) 826-8511
David J. Alexander, DDS 2019 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 314 Hampton (757) 838-2201
Lanny C. Hinson 606 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. C-1 Newport News (757) 873-2577
Benjamin T. Watson, DDS 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Bldg. 7-E Newport News (757) 873-3322
Carlos F. Acosta, MD Dana L. Bachtell, MD 2100 Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 826-2102
Abbott Family Chiropractic 2021-A Cunningham Dr., Ste. 3 Hampton (757) 838-8820
D. Mark Babcock, DMD 640 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 1 Newport News (757) 874-4420
Guy G. Levy, DDS Mayer G. Levy, DDS 367 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-9281
Patrick R. Wyatt, DDS 12528-F Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-7990
A Family Chiropractic Center 121 Hampton Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-7787
Jeff W. Bass, DDS 4410 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-6788
Maeso Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 606 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 107 Newport News (757) 877-4304
Sidney Becker, DDS 12821 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 874-7155
Anthony L. Martin, DDS 119-C Village Ave. Yorktown (757) 886-0300
Walton L. Bolger, DMD 12695 McManus Blvd., Bldg. 4/Ste. A Newport News (757) 877-1999
Montague L. Martin, DDS Shannon M. Martin, DDS 12650 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 930-4800
Michael W. Bowler 4310 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-1919 Boxx, Blaney & Lachine Family Dentistry 113 Hampton Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-8765
The Newport 11141 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-3733
Charney Chiropractic Back Rehabilitation & Wellness 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 110 Newport News (757) 873-9580
Thomas W. Butterfoss, DMD, PC Jennifer L. Barton Butterfoss, DDS, MS 2111 Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 838-3400 4310 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-5448
Newport News Nursing & Rehab. 12997 Nettles Dr. Newport News (757) 249-8880
Chiropractic Wellness & Rehabilitation 716-A Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-4131
Caring for Kids and Parents 901 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 500 Newport News (757) 249-4500
Northampton Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center 1028 Topping Lane Hampton (757) 826-4922
Christopher Connolly, DC 11832 Fishing Pt. Dr., Ste. 200 Newport News (757) 246-7246
Henry A. Cathey 710 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 1-C Newport News (757) 874-5511
Kevin L. Conover, DC 10866 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 591-8834
City Center Dental Care 709 Mobjack Place Newport News (757) 873-3001
Regency Health Care Center 112 N. Constitution Dr. Yorktown (757) 890-0675
TPMG Imaging Center 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 102 Newport News (757) 873-0848
Kent Herring 12700 McManus Blvd., Ste. 102-B Newport News (757) 877-7667
Dentistry & Oral Health
J. Dewey Willis III, DDS, PC 11713 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 873-3407
Beverly E. Boon, DC 813 Forrest Drive, Ste. 4 Newport News (757) 596-7605
Tidewater Heart Institute Laboratories 2116 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 224-4233
Riverside Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Center 11844-B Rock Landing Drive Newport News (757) 534-5050
Marvin Kaplan, DDS, PC 13193 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-5530
Morningside of Newport News 655 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 890-0905
Tidewater Diagnostic Imaging 3000 Coliseum Drive Hampton (757) 873-0848 11803 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 594-1803 3630 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-6101
Donald L. Taylor Jr., DDS 534-A Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-9334
Mitchell A. Avent, DDS Mark A. Huie, DDS 12725 McManus Blvd., Bldg. 1, Ste. A Newport News (757) 874-0660
Bayview Chiropractic Clinic 1204 E. Pembroke Ave. Hampton (757) 723-1496
Riverside Diagnostic and Breast Center 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Ste. 104 Newport News (757) 594-3900 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 1500 Hampton (757) 251-7800
HELP Free Dental Clinic 1310 Todds Lane Hampton (757) 848-5396
York County Chiropractic 121-G Grafton Station Lane Yorktown (757) 989-5393
Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Mennowood Retirement Community 13030 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 249-0355
Oyster Point Radiology, Inc. 11835 Fishing Point Dr., Ste. 201 Newport News (757) 873-8823
Anne Leddy, MD 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Bldg. 300-A Newport News (757) 595-4300
Governor’s Inn Estate 741 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-1701
Back in Action 11830-C Canon Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-7786
Orthopaedic & Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1444
DonnaMaria Tapp-Reid, DDS 2202-E Executive Drive Hampton (757) 838-8855
Calvin R. White Jr., DDS 4101 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-7200
Mayfair House 1030 Topping Lane Hampton (757) 826-3728
Open Multi-positional MRI Center 730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 120 Newport News (757) 926-4351
William G. Harper, DDS 235 Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-8152
Tidewater Clinic of Chiropractic 12715 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 1 Newport News (757) 890-2030
Dawn T. Hunt, DMD, PC 358 Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-6651
Atlas Specific Chiropractic 640 Denbigh Blvd., Suite 4 Newport News (757) 283-6929
Mid-Atlantic Imaging Centers 750 McGuire Place, Ste. A Newport News (757) 223-5059
Joseph K. Chemplavil, MD 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 1-A Hampton (757) 827-9259
Robert M. Alexander, DDS 105 Terrabonne Rd. Yorktown (757) 898-4625
Keswick Place at Warwick Forest 866 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 886-2000
Roslind McCoy-Sibley 2204-C Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-1100
Christine Morales, CD (DONA) 125 Hildago Dr. Hampton (757) 303-5775
Almloff Acupuncture 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 5-E Newport News (757) 596-8451
Dorothy Hoefer Breast Imaging Center 1031 Loftis Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-5474
Tabb Family Denistry 106 Yorktown Road Yorktown (757) 867-9000
Svhila Chiropractic Clinic 200-A City Hall Ave. Poquoson (757) 868-9499
Eden Court 1034 Topping Lane Hampton (757) 826-5415
James River Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center 540 Aberthaw Ave. Newport News (757) 595-2273
Cranial Facial Imaging Center 7151 Richmond Rd., Ste. 306 Williamsburg (757) 476-6714
W. Mark Stall, DDS 223 Fox Hill Rd. Hampton (757) 851-5939
Hilton Plaza Assisted Living 311 Main Street Newport News (757) 596-6010
Breast Diagnostic Center 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 600 Newport News (757) 595-8650
Hampton Roads Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 901 Enterprise Dr., Ste. 100 Hampton (757) 825-8355 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. C-1 Newport News (757) 874-6501
Dominion Village 531 Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-0335
Hidenwood Retirement Community 50 Wellesley Dr. Newport News (757) 930-1075
John L. Matney, DDS 4112 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Grafton (757) 898-6622 12528-A Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-8210 Alan R. McGill, DDS 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 5-C Newport News (757) 595-9979 Jack A. Mrazik, DDS 3000 Coliseum Drive, Ste. 204 Hampton (757) 838-3975 Francis D. Mullen, DMD 2240-B Coliseum Drive Hampton (757) 838-8411 George L. Nance, DDS 608 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 805 Newport News (757) 872-0617 K. E. Neill Jr., DDS K. E. Neill III, DDS 219 Cook Rd. Yorktown (757) 898-6832
Dermatology Associates in Dermatology 17 Manhattan Sq. Hampton (757) 838-8030 Bruce E. Fuller, MD 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 3-B Newport News (757) 872-7787 Oyster Point Dermatology 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Ste. 302 Newport News (757) 873-0161 Pariser Dermatology Specialists 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 120 Newport News (757) 595-8816 Quarles Dermatology 304-A Marcella Rd. Hampton (757) 827-3046 Schumann Dermatology Group One Park Place 5309 Discovery Park Blvd. Williamsburg (757) 564-1200 William J. Shields, MD 914 Denbigh Blvd. Grafton (757) 874-0320 Ken J. Tomkins, MD Padman A. Menon, MD 2208-D Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 825-1440 Katherine A. Treherne, MD 2207-C Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 827-5626
Albert H. Francis Jr., MD 2104 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-9979 Nancy Ayers, MD 703 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. B-4 Newport News (757) 873-4441 Tammy Beavers, MD 1405-K Kiln Creek Pkwy. Newport News (757) 872-7200 Leo C. Bowers, MD 26 Wine Street Hampton (757) 728-1100 Bruton Avenue Family Practice 12 Bruton Avenue Newport News (757) 594-4111 Alvin Bryant, MD 2000 Kecoughtan Rd. Hampton (757) 380-8603 Harold E. Cloud Jr., MD 2726 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 825-1500 Coliseum Medical Associates 3000 Coliseum Drive, Ste. 200 Hampton (757) 827-0420 Commonwealth Family Practice 12715-M Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 930-0091 Roxanne Dietzler, MD 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 102 Newport News (757) 599-3623 Doctors’ Clinic, LTD 7320 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 244-7901 Elizabeth Lakes Family Practice 191-D Fox Hill Road Hampton (757) 850-1311 Family Care of Denbigh 12652-A Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 874-8822
Peninsula Surgery Center 12000 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-1717
C. Lee Ginsburgh, MD 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 500 Newport News (757) 599-1066
Curves for Women 5336 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Grafton (757) 898-8300 3835 Kecoughtan Rd. Hampton (757) 723-3600 1814-A Todds Lane Hampton (757) 265-9200 Willow Oaks Village Square 227 Fox Hill Rd. Hampton (757) 851-5800 555 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 872-8720 328 Oyster Point Plaza Newport News (757) 249-9300 10860 Warwick Center Newport News (757) 596-2121 477-C Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-1488 3301 Hampton Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-7150
Hampton Family Practice 9-A Manhattan Square Hampton (757) 838-6335
Fitbody/Strongbody 735 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 120 Newport News (757) 874-3488
TPMG - General Surgery 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 204 Newport News (757) 874-1077
J. Matthew Halverson, DO 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 7-B Newport News (757) 599-5588
Fyzique Fitness Center 8100-F Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 283-5303
Weight Loss Surgery Center 645 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 591-9572
Hilton Family Practice 10852 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-3602
Gold’s Gym 815 Middle Ground Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-4653
Lawrence C. Hyman, MD 2114-A Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 826-3460
Hampton Senior Center 3501 Kecoughtan Rd. Hampton (757) 727-1601
Daniel Lee Medical Group, PC 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. C-3 Newport News (757) 243-2377
HeartSenter Yoga 111 Manassas Loop Yorktown (757) 236-5603
Magruder Primary Care 850 Enterprise Pkwy. Hampton (757) 637-7600
It Figures! 119-B Village Ave. Yorktown (757) 420-8777
John L. Marshall, MD 12715-H Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-3969
Jazzercise Oyster Point Center 882 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-9266
Mercury West Medical Center 2148 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 827-1940
Northampton Community Center 1435-A Todds Ln. Hampton (757) 825-4805
Old Hampton Family Practice 200 Eaton Street Hampton (757) 726-5000
North Phoebus Community Ctr. 249 West Chamberlin Ave. Hampton (757) 727-1160
Oyster Point Family Practice 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 700 Newport News (757) 873-2000
Old Hampton Community Center 201 Lincoln St. Hampton (757) 727-1123
Health Products & Equipment
Louis D. Parham Jr., MD 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 4-C Hampton (757) 826-6700
Peninsula Boxing Academy 467-D Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 872 -9832
Advanced Nutrition 209 Village Ave. Yorktown (757) 872-8865
Patriot Primary Care 2855 Denbigh Blvd. Grafton (757) 968-5700
Personal Training Associates On the Square (Port Warwick) Newport News (757) 599-5999
Bike Beat 120 Ottis Street, Ste. 118 Newport News (757) 833-0096
Port Warwick Medical Assoc. 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 594-1870
Piyo Pilates Studio 101 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 218-5505
Conte's Bicycle & Fitness 9913 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-1333
Preventive Medicine Center 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 602 Newport News (757) 596-8073
Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers 12650 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 875-7525
Food Herbs & More 2821 Denbigh Blvd. Yorktown (757) 898-0100
Riverside Family Medicine 10510-A Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 594-3800
Riverside Kettlebells Yorktown (757) 645-7586
Freewheel Bicycle Shop 12440 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-6320
Family Practice of Hampton Roads 2117 Hartford Road Hampton (757) 825-4273 Robert E. Feely Jr., MD Sinclair B. McCracken, MD 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 600-A Newport News (757) 595-5001 48th Street Physicians 4714 Marshall Ave. Newport News (757) 380-8709 Maurice W. Frazier, MD 17 W. Mellen St. Hampton (757) 723-9141
Linda Schneider, MD 2019 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 202 Hampton (757) 827-0767
Sentara Center for Health & Fitness 4001 Coliseum Drive Hampton (866) 760-2658
Stoneybrook Family Practice 15408 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 890-0012
Total Fitness 6120 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 827-0629
Suburban Family Practice 858 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-4343
Traveling Fitness for Women Hampton - Newport News (757) 593-5912
TPMG/Denbigh Family Medicine 13347 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-0214 TPMG of Grafton 101-A York Crossing Grafton (757) 898-7737 TPMG of Hampton 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 5-C Hampton (757) 223-4992 TPMG Hidenwood Family Medicine 12655-A Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-9880 TPMG Patrick Henry Family Medicine 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 6-A Newport News (757) 969-1755 TPMG of Yorktown 307 Cook Road Yorktown (757) 898-7261 Victoria Family Practice 3212-B Hampton Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-6160 The Village Doctor 10222 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 223-0124 Warwick Primary Care 4032-A Campbell Road Newport News (757) 534-5600 Mary A. Yuengert, MD 11835 Fishing Point Dr., Ste. 104 Newport News (757) 223-7097
Fitness & Weight Management Bally Total Fitness 12555 Hornsby Lane Newport News (757) 249-1315 Body-in-Balance 12482-A Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 715-6906 Center for Metabolic Health 733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 120 Newport News (757) 873-1880
Weight Loss Forever 5005-C Victory Blvd. Yorktown (757) 874-8800 West Hampton Community Center 1638 Briarfield Rd. Hampton (757) 896-4687 YMCA 7827 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 245-0047 101 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown (757) 867-3300 1800 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 826-6018 1322 LaSalle Ave. Hampton (757) 722-9044
Gastroenterology Colonial Gastroenterology 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 230 Newport News (757) 534-7701 Gastroenterology Specialists 410-A Marcella Rd. Hampton (757) 826-6539 Hampton Roads Gastroenterology 501 Medical Drive Hampton (757) 826-3434 Peninsula Gastroenterology 101 Philip Roth Street, Ste. 5-A Newport News (757) 599-6333 Port Warwick Internal Medicine 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 140 Newport News (757) 594-1803 TPMG Gastroenterology 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 301-A Newport News (757) 240-2700
General Surgery Jacobus Budding, MD 640 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 2 Newport News (757) 890-6121 Dominion Surgical 4000 Coliseum Dr. Ste. 320 Hampton (757) 827-2202 Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists 109 Philip Roth St. Newport News (757) 873-6434
Peninsula Surgical & Trauma Services 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 601 Newport News (757) 534-5300 Port Warwick Surgery 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 250 Newport News (757) 873-0050 Giacomo A. Ricciarelli, MD 3000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 203 Hampton (757) 827-5700 Riverside Hampton Surgery Center 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 100 Hampton (757) 251-7700
Robert M. Campolattaro, MD 901 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 900 Hampton (757) 827-2480
Hearing Aids Audibel Hearing Aid Center 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 6-A Newport News (757) 595-2005 Beach Hearing Aid Centers 11745 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 7 Newport News (757) 595-2005 Beltone-Ledford Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 727-F J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-2113 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 2-B Hampton (757) 896-3989 Costco Hearing Aid Center 12121 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 746-2031 Hearing Health Care Center 111 Cybernetics Way, Ste. 220 Yorktown (757) 206-1900 Miracle Ear 100 Newmarket Fair Newport News (757) 825-9477
Hospice & Home Care
Amedisys Home Health Services 804 Omni Blvd., Ste. 102 Newport News (757) 223-5424
Riverside School of Health Careers 316 Main Street Newport News (757) 240-2200
Amour Home Care, Inc. 3114 Chestnut Ave. Newport News (757) 245-5100
Bayada Nurses 7151 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg (757) 565-5400
Hampton Health District 3130 Victoria Blvd. Hampton (757) 727-1172 Peninsula Health Center 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-7300
Beacon Health Care 710 Denbigh Blvd., Bldg. 7, Ste. A Newport News (757) 833-0430 Bon Secours Home Care & Hospice 2 Bernadine Drive Newport News (757) 886-6000 Care Advantage 12528 Warwick Blvd. Toll-Free: (877) 595-9676 Comfort Keepers 11847 Canon Blvd., Ste. 3 Newport News (757) 766-2311 Concordia Private Care 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-1966 Elite Healthcare 12388 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 306-C Newport News (757) 926-4641 Family Centered Resources 11847 Canon Blvd., Ste. 12 Newport News (757) 596-3941
Tama Home Health Care Services 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 350 Newport News (757) 873-3315 Visiting Angels Tidewater 12388-203 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-4145
TPMG OB/GYN & Internal Medicine 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 223-9794
BonSecours Mary Immaculate Hospital 2 Bernadine Drive Newport News (757) 886-6000
Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital 245 Chesapeake Ave., 4th Floor Newport News (757) 534-5000
Home Helpers & Direct Link 6420-G Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 989-0090
HELP Free Clinic 317 Rip Rap Rd. Hampton (757) 723-0648
LogisiCare Toll-Free (866) 386-8331
I & O Medical Center 530 Aberdeen Road Hampton (757) 825-1100 Lackey Free Family Medicine Clinic 1620 Old Williamsburg Rd. Yorktown (757) 886-0608 MedExpress Urgent Care 4740-A Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 890-6339 Patient First 611 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 283-8300 Peninsula Institute for Community Health 4714 Marshall Ave. Newport News (757) 380-8709 15425 Warwick Blvd., Ste. H Newport News (757) 874-8400 Riverside Regional Medical Center 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2000
Pittman’s Medical Transport 164 Winchester Dr. Hampton (757) 825-2605 Toll-Free (800) 322-3451 Riverside Goldencare 5033 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Ste. B Yorktown (757) 856-7030
Nephrology & Renal Health DaVita Hope Dialysis 300 Marcella Drive Hampton (757) 838-1585 Hampton Roads Nephrology Associates, PC 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 500-B Newport News (757) 599-3436 Newport News Dialysis Center 711 79th Street Newport News (757) 245-8090 Peninsula Dialysis 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. D Newport News (757) 875-1125
Sentara Port Warwick Medical Arts 1031 Loftis Blvd. Newport News (757) 736-9810
Peninsula Kidney Associates 501 Butler Farm Rd., Ste. I Hampton (757) 251-7469
Sentara Urgent Care 747 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-6117
Hypnosis Ageless Balance Hypnotherapy 2013 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 105 Hampton (757) 869-0838
Heartland Hospice 11835 Fishing Point Dr., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 594-8215
Hampton Roads Hypnosis and Meditation 100 Bridge Street, Ste. D Hampton (757) 968-7365
Home Care Alternatives 12388 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 301-D Newport News (757) 236-5062
Hypnosis & Healing Center 2013 Cunningham Dr. Hampton (757) 838-3450
Granma T’s 4161 William Styron Square N. Newport News (757) 594-9868
Home Helpers & Direct Link 6420-G Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 989-0090
Susan C. Nicholson, PhD, LCSW Newport News (757) 873-2307
Health Haven 12452 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-6634
Home Instead Senior Care 555 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. B Newport News (757) 886-1230
Health Trail Natural Foods 10848 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-8018
Hope in Home Care Skilled Care Division 11835 Rock Landing Dr. Newport News (757) 873-3410 Hope in Home Care 11828 Canon Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-0030
Peninsula Agency on Aging Newport News (757) 873-0541
Sentara Careplex Hospital 3000 Coliseum Drive Hampton (757) 736-1000
Gentle Care, Inc. 751 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. J Newport News (757) 873-4555
The Healthy Connection 2007 N. Armistead Blvd. Hampton (757) 826-6404
Thomas P. Splan, MD 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3-H Newport News (757) 591-0011
Hospitals & Clinics
Elise Fee 11847 Canon Blvd., Ste. 8 Newport News (757) 812-1653 100 Bridge St., Ste. D Hampton (757) 812-1653
General Nutrition Center 605 Newmarket Dr. Hampton (757) 838-5930 23 Town Center Way Newport News (757) 896-3794
Henry L. Rothfuss, MD 2019 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 105 Hampton (757) 827-1920
Infectious Disease Stephen L. Green, MD 2112 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-8677 Oyster Point Medical Specialists 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 4-C Newport News (757) 596-7115 Riverside Medical Specialists 12420 Warwick Blvd., Bldg. 3, Ste. B Newport News (757) 594-2081
Renal Advantage, Inc. 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 600 Newport News (757) 873-1090 Riverside Center for Renal Medicine 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 801 Newport News (757) 873-1009
Neuropsychology Terry J. Gingras, PhD 710 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 6-B Newport News (757) 833-7107 Hampton Roads Neuropsychology 739 Diligence Drive, Ste. 704 Newport News (757) 498-9585 Marsha Lewis, PhD Lisa Newman, PsyD Mona L. Tiernan, PsyD 245 Chesapeake Ave. Newport News (757) 928-8340 Neuropsychology Associates of Hampton Roads 708 Mobjack Place Newport News (757) 873-1958
Neurology & Neurosurgery Hampton Roads Neurology 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2767 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 1400 Hampton (757) 637-7500
Hospice Community Care 1064 Loftis Blvd., Suite C-2 Newport News (757) 594-0288
Hampton Roads Neurosurgical & Spine Specialists 730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 110 Newport News (757) 595-7608
Immediate Care Assisted Living 2019 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 312 Hampton (757) 838-0900
Denbigh Internal Medicine 1000 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 872-7003
Peninsula Neurology 802-A Lockwood Ave. Newport News (757) 872-9797
Interim Healthcare 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 303-B Newport News (757) 873-3313
Melvin G. J. Green, MD 4001 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 300. Hampton (757) 827-2030
Peninsula Neurosurgical Assoc. 2102 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-2266
Lillies in the Valley Private Duty 11747 Jefferson Ave.. Ste. 6-B Newport News (757) 873-0711
Hannibal E. Howell, MD 55 E. Tyler St. Hampton (757) 723-2674
Hearing & Audiology
Maxim Healthcare Services 716-B Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-8822
Internal Medicine 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. C-4 Newport News (757) 872-9808
Tidewater Neurologists & Sleep Disorder Specialists 2115 Executive Drive Ste. 5-D Hampton (757) 262-0390 606 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 105 Newport News (757) 989-8942
Dominion Pediatric Therapy 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 4-C Newport News (757) 873-2932
Nurses 4 You, Inc. 4112 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Ste. 3 Yorktown (757) 833-3200
Melvin R. Johnson, MD 3451 Victoria Blvd. Hampton (757) 723-9380
ENT Physicians & Surgeons 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Ste. 152 Newport News (757) 599-5505
Peninsula Pharmacy Home Infustion Services 11833 Canon Blvd., Ste. 114 Newport News (757) 594-3944
Robert N. Lowe, MD 2501-A Marshall Ave. Newport News (757) 247-3910
Access AIDS Support 218 S. Armistead Ave. Hampton (757) 722-5511
Hampton Roads ENT-Allergy 901 Enterprise Parkway, Ste. 300 Hampton (757) 825-2500 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 873-0338
Personal Touch Home Care & Hospice of Va., Inc. 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 203 Newport News (757) 595-8005
Frank E. Medford, MD 11030 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-0908
Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern VA Chapter 213 McLaws Circle, Ste. 2-B Williamsburg (757) 221-7272
Riverside Lifeline 5033-B Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy., Ste. C Yorktown (757) 856-7030 Smoothie King 2040 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 13-A Hampton (757) 262-1588 Virginia Home Medical 11842 Canon Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-1700 The Vitamin Shoppe 12266 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 249-3697
Hecker & Associates 802-C Lockwood Ave. Newport News (757) 874-4665 Maico Audiological Services 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 403-B Newport News (757) 873-8794 Sentara Careplex Audiology 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 120 Hampton (757) 827-2528
Riverside Home Care 856 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. C Newport News (757) 594-5600
Hoskote S. Nagraj, MD 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 1-A Newport News (757) 874-1337
American Cancer Society 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste. A-102 Newport News (757) 591-8330
Port Warwick Internal Medicine 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 140 Newport News (757) 594-1800
American Heart Association Toll-Free: (800) 242-8721
Riverside Lifeline 5033 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Ste. C Yorktown (757) 856-7030
Riverside Center for Internal Medicine 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 2200 Hampton (757) 838-2891
American Red Cross Hampton Roads Chapter 4915 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 838-7320
Sentara Home Care Services 2713-G Magruder Blvd. Hampton (757) 766-2600
Riverside Internal Medicine 12420 Warwick Blvd., Bldg. 3 Newport News (757) 594-4431
American Red Cross York-Poquoson Chapter 6912 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-3090
Riverside Hospice 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 7-D Newport News (757) 594-2745
THE HEALTH JOURNAL
Hampton Roads Eye Associates 11800 Rock Landing Drive Newport News (757)643-8800 2400 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 900 Hampton (757) 838-4500 4032 Campbell Rd., Ste. B Newport News (757) 877-3956
Riverside Pediatric Center 10510-E Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 594-2846
Dr. John Kauffman & Associates 2157 Cunningham Dr. Hampton (757) 826-3937
Minnie Stiff, MD 2110-C Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 827-1661
Peninsula Medical Center for Women 10758-A Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 599-6389
Lenscrafters 1800 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 825-3044 12300 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 249-3091
Paul Walker, MD 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 4-A Hampton (757) 838-8166
Peninsula WomanCare 11842 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 115 Newport News (757) 595-9905
N2 eyes Comprehensive Optometry 11045 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-4018
Planned Parenthood 910 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 826-2079
Pearle Vision 2310 Cunningham Dr. Hampton (757) 827-5600 Denbigh Crossing Shopping Center Newport News (757) 872-7655
The Arc of the Va. Peninsula, Inc. 2520 58th St. Hampton (757) 896-6461
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 500 J. Clyde Morris, Bldg. G, Ste. 200 Newport News (757) 594-3636
Boys & Girls Club - Va. Peninsula 11825-B Rock Landing Dr. Newport News (757) 223-7204
OB/GYN Associates of Hampton 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 280 Hampton (757) 722-7401 714-B Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-0979
Catholic Charities 12829 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 875-0060 Center for Child & Family Services 2021 Cunningham Drive, Ste. 400 Hampton (757) 838-1960 Denbigh Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors 12725 McManus Blvd., Ste. 2E Newport News(757) 833-7845 Faith in Action Hampton (757) 245-3550 Family Learning & Enrichment Center 1904 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 247-7863 Food Bank of Va. Peninsula 9912 Hosier St. Newport News (757) 596-7188 Girls Incorporated 1300-C Thomas St. Hampton (757) 722-6248 Habitat for Humanity 809 Main St. Newport News (757) 596-5553 Jewish Family Service 2700 Spring Rd. Newport News (757) 930-1422 Kidney Foundation of the Virginias 2021 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 102 Hampton (757) 825-5450 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 27 W. Queens Way, Ste. 301 Hampton (757) 723-2676 The Needs Network, Inc. 95 Tyler Ave. Newport News (757) 251-0600 Patient Advocate Foundation 700 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 200 Newport News (757) 873-6668 Peninsula Agency on Aging 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 1006 Newport News (757) 873-0541 Peninsula Institute for Community Health 1033 28th Street Newport News (757) 591-0643 Protect our Kids P.O. Box 561 Hampton (757) 727-0651
Peninsula Institute for Community Health 4714 Marshall Avenue Newport News (757) 380-8709
Riverside Gynecologic Oncology 12100 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 202 Newport News (757) 534-5555
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
TPMG OB/GYN & Internal Medicine 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 223-9794
Children's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine 11783 Rock Landing Drive Newport News (757) 668-6550
Robert M. Treherne, MD 2207-A Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-1945
Denbigh Orthopedic & Sports Medicine 12720 McManus Blvd., Ste. 311 Newport News (757) 872-0548
Warwick Denbigh OB/GYN 608 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 701 Newport News (757) 875-7891 Women’s Health Care Assoc. 401-A Oyster Point Rd. Newport News (757) 249-3000
Occupational Health Services I&O Medical Centers 593 Aberdeen Road Hampton (757) 825-1100 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 200 Newport News (757) 240-5580 Riverside Business Health 608 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 500 Newport News (757) 856-7000
RSVP-VP (Retired/Senior Volunteers) 12388 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 201 Newport News (757) 595-9037
Hampton Roads Surgical Specialists 109 Philip Roth St. Newport News (757) 873-6434
The Salvation Army 1033 Big Bethel Rd. Hampton (757) 838-4875
Peninsula Cancer Institute 12100 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 201 Newport News (757) 534-5555
The Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Foundation 1 Singleton Drive Hampton (757) 827-8757
Radiation Oncology Specialists 12100 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 102 Newport News (757) 594-2644
SEDONA (Sending Equipment & Drugs Overseas to Non-Governmental Agencies) 2112 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-3748
Sentara Cancer Institute 3000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 100 Hampton (757) 827-2430
Senior Center of York 5414 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-3807 Taksha Institute School of Integrative Medicine 15 Research Drive Hampton (757) 766-5831 United Way of Virginia Peninsula 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 400 Newport News (757) 873-9328
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Surgical Oncological Associates 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 235 Newport News (757) 594-1806 Virginia Oncology Associates 1051 Loftis Blvd., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 873-9400 3000 Coliseum Drive, Ste. 104 Hampton (757) 827-9400
Ophthalmology Advanced Vision Institute 3000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 201 Hampton (757) 826-9291
Center for Women’s Health 12706 McManus Blvd. Newport News (757) 874-2229 101 Eaton St., Ste. 300 Hampton (757) 851-7601
Hampton Roads Eye Associates 11800 Rock Landing Drive Newport News (757) 643-8800 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 1200 Hampton (757) 838-4500 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 1-D Newport News (757) 596-3806
Colonial OB/GYN Associates 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. E-2 Newport News (757) 874-2790
James River Eye Physicians 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste.100 Newport News (757) 595-8404
Wetchler & Dineen GYN 12700 McManus Blvd., Ste. 102-A Newport News (757) 874-8696
Kaz Vision & Laser Center 12690 McManus Blvd. Newport News (757) 875-7700
Norman R. Edwards, MD 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 404 Newport News (757) 873-0712
TPMG Ophthalmology 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 201 Newport News (757) 223-5321
Charlie M. Faulk, MD 704 Gum Rock Court, Ste. 300 Newport News (757) 873-3808
Virginia Eye Consultants 2101 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 826-4702
Sarah E. Forbes, MD 12420 Warwick Blvd., Bldg. 5 Newport News (757) 596-6369
Wagner Macula & Retina Ctr. 300 Marcella Rd. Hampton (757) 481-4400
Manuel Galdos, MD 321 Main St., Ste. B Newport News (757) 826-5900
Debra L. Hall, MD 11745 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 10-A Newport News (757) 596-6300 Hampton Roads OB/GYN 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 9-A Hampton (757) 838-7277 Drs. Lockart, Yeatts 827 Diligence Dr., Ste. 210 Newport News (757) 873-0551
William R. Waldron, OD 1215-V Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 596-5666
Riverside OB/GYN & Family Care 10510-D Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 594-4720 608 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 701 Newport News (757) 875-7891
Becker Eye Care Center 2200-A Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-0009 Clearvision Optometry Kenneth L. Arndt, OD 422 Oriana Road Newport News (757) 875-0675 Dr. Peter L. Guhl, PLC & Associates 4102 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 890-2020
Hampton Roads Orthopedic & Sports Medicine 730 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 130 Newport News (757) 873-1554
George M. Scordalakes, MD 15425 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 874-8400
York Pediatrics 5033-B Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 969-1500
Pharmacies Costco Wholesale 1212 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 746-2002 Denbigh Pharmacy 13349 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-0253 East End Pharmacy 2501 Marshall Ave. Newport News (757) 247-9554 Glendale Pharmacy 12444 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-3355 Harris Teeter Pharmacy 12404 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-3524 Hidenwood Pharmacy 35 Hidenwood Shopping Center Newport News (757) 595-1151 K-Mart Pharmacy 210 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 722-2823 401 Oriana Rd. Newport News (757) 874-0892 5007 Victory Blvd. Newport News (757) 874-1245
Peninsula Physical Therapy & Associates 1618 Hardy Cash Dr. Hampton (757) 838-7453 Physical Therapy NOW 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 400-A Newport News (757) 591-2668 Pinnacle Hand Therapy 11712-D Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 595-4880 Riverside Rehabilitation Institute - Inpatient Services 245 Chesapeake Avenue Newport News (757) 928-8000 Riverside Rehabilitation Institute - Outpatient Services 245 Chesapeake Avenue Newport News (757) 928-8097 Riverside Therapy Services 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2090 Sentara CarePlex Therapy Center 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 120 Hampton (757) 827-2070 Summit Rehab 101 Eaton St., Ste. 101 Hampton (757) 722-1210 Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc. 771 Pilot House Drive Newport News (757) 873-2302 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 10-D Hampton (757) 838-6678 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 6-B Newport News (757) 874-0032 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 202 Newport News (757) 327-0196 12655-B Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-5551 9 Manhattan Square, Ste. B Hampton (757) 825-3400
Foot Solutions 2643 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Unit 3 Yorktown (757) 867-8111 Fully Confident Restwear, Inc. 603 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 4 Newport News (757) 595-3488 Hanger Orthotics & Prosthetics 2713 Magruder Blvd., Ste. 1 Hampton (757) 766-8047
Psychiatry & Mental Health Associated Counselors of Tidewater 2019 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 220 Hampton (757) 825-9181 Associates of Hampton Roads 703 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. B-4 Newport News (757) 873-2307 Associates of York 205 Hampton Highway Yorktown (757) 865-1843 Behavioral Medicine Institute 606 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 100 Newport News (757) 872-8303 Mark A. Berger, PhD 2101 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-9650 Catholic Charities 12829 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 875-0060 Chesson & Associates 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 7-C Newport News (757) 595-3900 Child & Family Psychology 710 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 6A-1 Newport News (757) 833-8144
Tidewater Lymphedema Treatment Center 12655-B Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-5551
Christian Psychotherapy 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 902 Newport News (757) 873-0735
Virginia Health Rehab 204 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-0330
Clinical Associates of Tidewater 12695 McManus Blvd., Bldg. 8 Newport News (757) 877-7700
Kroger Pharmacy 14346 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-7963 101 Village Ave. Yorktown (757) 833-0406
Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery
Colonial Psychiatric Associates 708 Mobjack Place Newport News (757) 873-1958
Medicap Pharmacy 956 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-9643
Carney Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery 716-C Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 886-9197
Community Services Board - Adult and General Psychiatry 200 Medical Drive, Ste. A Hampton (757) 788-0200
Magee-Rosenblum Plastic Surgery 11783 Rock Landing Dr. Newport News (757) 627-6700
Community Services Board - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 600 Medical Drive Hampton (757) 788-0600
Peninsula Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 110 Hampton (757) 827-8486
Connected Counseling Services 780 Pilot House Dr., Ste. 100-A Newport News (757) 223-7821
Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads 895 Middle Ground Blvd., Ste. 300 Newport News (757) 873-3500
Betty Eastman, LCSW and Associates, Inc. 200 City Hall Ave., Ste. E Poquoson (757) 868-0072
Rite Aid Pharmacy Visit www.riteaid.com for local listings.
John M. Pitman III, MD 11803 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 223-5861
Pain Management Center 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 340 Hampton (757) 827-2230
Sam’s Club Pharmacy 12407 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 874-2096
F. Lanier Fly, LPC St. George T. Lee, MDMA 718 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-8566
Pain Management & Rehabilitation Specialists 245 Chesapeake Ave. Newport News (757) 928-8040
Target Pharmacy 1911 Saville Row Hampton (757) 827-8024 12130 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 881-9371
Orthopedic & Musculoskeletal Center of Hampton Roads 850 Enterprise Pkwy., Ste. 2000 Hampton (757) 838-5055 Orthopaedic & Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1900 Tidewater Orthopaedic Associates & Imaging Center 901 Enterprise Pkwy., Suite 900 Hampton (757) 827-2480 12720 McManus Blvd., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 827-2480 TPMG Orthopedics Spine/Sports Medicine & Virginia Center for Athletic Medicine 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 203 Newport News (757) 327-0657
Pain Management Orthopaedic & Spine Center 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1900
Peninsula Pain & Rehabilitation Center 11015 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 591-7291 PrimeCare Medical Group 755 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-2229
Mercury West Discount Pharmacy 2148 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 827-1938 Poquoson Pharmacy 498 Wythe Creek Rd. Poquoson (757) 868-7114 Portside Pharmacy 1101 William Styron Square S. Newport News (757) 327-0780
Walgreen Drug Stores Visit www.walgreens.com for local listings. Wal-Mart Pharmacy Visit www.walmartpharmacies.com for local listings.
Riverside Pain Management & Infusion Center 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 3-C Newport News (757) 534-5055
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Aquatic Therapy of Virginia 525-E Oyster Point Rd. Newport News (757) 269-0430
Angela Odom-Austin, MD 2002 Kecoughtan Rd. Hampton (757) 247-1111 The Children’s Clinic 321 Main Street Newport News (757) 595-0358 716 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. A-2 Newport News (757) 874-7070 CHKD - Newport News Pediatrics 11783 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 202 Newport News (757) 668-6300 Rose J. Cloud, MD 1295 McManus Blvd., Ste. 1-C Newport News (757) 988-0085 Hampton Roads Pediatrics 23 Manhattan Square Hampton (757) 224-1600 Mark E. Holman, MD 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 10-A Hampton (757) 826-5437 Linda Leedie, MD 2501-A Marshall Ave. Newport News (757) 247-3910 Vickie C. Motley, MD 2200-D Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-6889 Pediatric Neurology 716 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 877-1188 Peninsula Institute for Community Health 1033 28th Street Newport News (757) 952-2160 Peninsula Pediatrics 298 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-3334
Coliseum Therapy Center 4001 Coliseum Dr., Suite 200 Hampton (757) 827-2220 Denbigh Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine 12700 McManus Blvd., Ste. 101 Newport News (757) 874-1470 Dominion Physical Therapy 466 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 875-0861 11848 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 302 Newport News (757) 591-2022 304-E Marcella Rd. Hampton (757) 825-9446 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 4-C Newport News (757) 873-2932 Hampton Physical Therapy 2107 Hartford Rd. Hampton (757) 825-1700 Hand Rehabilitation of Virginia 11848 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 303 Newport News (757) 873-8839 Mary Immaculate Outpatient Physical Therapy - Denbigh 14703 Warwick Blvd., Ste. B Newport News (757) 947-1230 Mary Immaculate Outpatient Physical Therapy - Victory YMCA 101-A Long Green Blvd. Yorktown (757) 952-1900 Mary Immaculate Outpatient Phsyical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech Therapy 2 Bernadine Drive Newport News (757) 886-6480 OSC Physical Therapy 250 Nat Turner Blvd. Newport News (757) 596-1900
A to Z Family Footcare 12695 McManus Blvd., Ste. 1D Newport News (757) 561-8671 Affiliated Podiatrists 754 McGuire Place Newport News (757) 599-5710 2210-E Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 896-8800 Ambulatory Foot & Ankle Center 1618 Hardy Cash Drive Hampton (757) 825-5783 11803 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 236 Newport News (757) 594-1170 American Foot & Ankle Centers 755 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-2101 Colonial Foot Care 4030-B Route 17 Yorktown (757) 898-5500 3000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 205 Hampton (757) 827-2425 David F. W. Greene 226 W. Queen St. Hampton (757) 723-8424 Peninsula Foot & Ankle Specialists 527 Oyster Point Rd., Ste. 3 Newport News (757) 249-0450 2202-A Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-7111
Genesis Counseling Center 2202 Executive Dr., Ste. C Hampton (757) 827-7707 Hampton Mental Health Assoc. 2208-A Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-7516 Hampton Roads Behavioral Health 304 Marcella Road, Ste. B Hampton (757) 827-7350 Hampton Roads Counseling Center 6515 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Grafton (757) 877-9140 Holistic Mental Health, Inc. Hampton (757) 826-2514 Joseph & Kostel Counseling 2211 Todds Lane Hampton (757) 826-5972 Frederick A. Levy, LCSW 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 702 Newport News (757) 873-1240 Renee DeVenny May, PhD 47 W. Queens Way Hampton (757) 622-9852 Naumovski Psychiatric Services 2019 Cunningham Dr. Hampton (757) 896-6120 Oyster Point Counseling Services 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 2-A Newport News (757) 594-9701
TPMG Podiatry 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 203 Newport News (757) 327-0657
Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center 707 Gum Rock Court Newport News (757) 873-2273
Womick Podiatry Clinic 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 300-B Newport News (757) 595-7634
Peninsula Pediatric Psychiatry 12350 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 190 Newport News (757) 881-9444
Peninsula Therapy Center 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 103 Newport News (757) 873-3353
Healthspan of Hampton Roads 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 1A Newport News (757) 969-3876
Sonya N. Peretti, LPC Draa S. Thompson, LPC 7621-C Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-9025
Longevity Center of Va. 11000 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 599-7899
Pointe Wellness 755 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. B Newport News (757) 596-7938
Prosthetics & Orthotics Certified Prosthetic & Orthotic Specialists Barry K. Kelly, CPO, C-PED Peter Anderson, CP 802 Lockwood Ave., Ste. B Newport News (757) 833-0911
Psychoanalytic Associates 100 Bridge St., Ste. C-2 Hampton (757) 723-4336 Dawn R. Reese, PhD 705-C Mobjack Place Newport News (757) 591-2300 Riverside Behavioral Health Center 2244 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 827-1001
Rock Landing Psychological Group 11825 Rock Landing Drive Newport News (757) 873-1736
Nail Hair & Massage 3016 W. Mercury Blvd. Hampton (757) 262-0555
Tipton K. Sheets, LPC, LMFT Yorktown (757) 898-9022
Natural Nail Care Clinic & Spa 815 Middle Ground Blvd. Newport News (757) 873-6840
Thimble Shoals Counseling and Therapy Center 703 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. A-3 Newport News (757) 873-3401
Ohm Spa Sanctuary 707 Mariners Row, Ste. 103 Newport News (757) 271-8813 Oyster Point Massage Therapy 815-C Blue Crab Rd. Newport News (757) 873-0075
Therapy Associates of Denbigh 12725 McManus Blvd., Ste. 2-G Newport News (757) 874-1676
Ritz Internationale Hair Design 36 Coliseum Crossing Hampton (757) 838-4247
Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, LCSW 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 301-D Newport News (757) 594-6011
Salon Vivace Commerce Place Shopping Ctr. Newport News (757) 873-1775
Virginia Psychological Services 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 705-K Newport News (757) 873-4744
Salters Creek Retreat 100 Bridge St., Ste. D Hampton (757) 723-1934
Elaine S. Whitaker, LCSW 2101 Executive Drive Hampton (757) 838-4144
Shane’s Salon & Day Spa 101 York Crossing Rd. Yorktown (757) 898-1299
Pulmonology & Sleep Disorders
Shear Touch Salon & Spa 1700 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy., Ste. H Yorktown (757) 246-3010
George G. Childs Jr., MD 606 Denbigh Blvd., Ste. 806 Newport News (757) 874-8032 Colonial Pulmonary Associates 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 350 Hampton (757) 827-2350 Phillip Dennis, MD 2021-A Cunningham Drive Hampton (757) 262-0544 Peninsula Pulmonary Associates 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News (757) 594-2732 Riverside Sleep Disorders Center 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 7-A Newport News (757) 594-2012 Thomas P. Splan, MD 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 3-H Newport News (757) 591-0011 Sleep Disorders Center at Sentara CarePlex 4000 Coliseum Drive, Ste. 350 Hampton (757) 827-2180
Reproductive Medicine The Jones Institute 729 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 5-E Newport News (757) 599-9893
Spa Botanica at Embassy Suites Hotel 1700 Coliseum Dr., 2nd Floor Hampton (757) 213-8510 Sunset Spa 3301-E Hampton Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-9480 Therapeutic Massage Center 704 Middle Ground Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-3384
Zenya Yoga & Massage 101 Herman Melville Ave. Newport News (757) 643-6900
Substance Abuse & Addiction
That’s why we’ve chosen to live in a great retirement community, where we have the time and opportunity to
Chesson and Associates 12420 Warwick Blvd., Ste. 7-C Newport News (757) 595-3900
enjoy life to the fullest. From great meals to great times, we’re
Bacon Street Youth Counseling Center 3804 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 253-0111
more active and more engaged in life than ever. We think
Families Anonymous Toll-Free (800) 736-9805
you’d love it here, too.
A Healing Touch Massage 15525 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 969-5094
Riverside Behavioral Health Center 2244 Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 827-1001
A Therapeutic Massage by Darryl 2019 Cunningham Dr. Hampton (757) 826-7266
24-Hr. Addictions Referral Network Toll-Free (800) 577-4393
Absolutely Slender, Inc. 2206-B Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 826-0990
Balance & Harmony Spa 415 Jan Mar Drive Newport News (757) 246-4800
our retirement - and we’re not about to slow down now.
Alcohol-Drug Treatment Referral Toll-Free (800) 622-4357
Narcotics Anonymous (757) 875-9314
American Laser Centers 640 Denbigh Blvd. Newport News (757) 833-5924
hard to be where we are today. We’ve earned every minute of
Alcoholics Anonymous (757) 595-1212
Ageless Massage Therapy 2013 Cunningham Dr., Ste. 105 Hampton (757) 869-0838
Advanced Therapeutic Solutions 732 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. 906 Newport News (757) 873-0774
We’ve served our country, raised our family and worked
Addiction Medicine Specialists 703 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste. C-5 Newport News (757) 508-2386
Al-Anon Toll-Free (888) 425-2666
A Day Spa Massage Therapy 2206 Executive Dr. Hampton (727) 826-7616
Maintenance-Free Living - Recreation Chef-Prepared Meals - Clubs and Activities
Victoria’s Day Spa 6515 Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 890-9700
Arthritis Center of Hampton Roads 2115 Executive Dr., Ste. 6-C Hampton (757) 874-7246
Spas & Massage
There’s everything here that you could want or need today, tomorrow and always. So don’t miss an opportunity to visit - even if it’s just to see what you’re missing. For a first-hand
David P. Bayne, MD 2204-E Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-8836
look at the lifestyle you’ve earned, call or visit our
Hampton Roads Urology 11848 Rock Landing Dr., Ste. 402 Newport News (757) 873-1374
Peninsula Urology 2108 Hartford Road Hampton (757) 827-7430
Balanced Body Co. 705 Mobjack Place Newport News (757) 873-5755
Anthony F. Sibley, MD Roslind I. McCoy Sibley, MD 2204-B Executive Dr. Hampton (757) 838-1100
Center 4 Massage Therapy 66 W. Mercury Blvd., Ste. 5 Hampton (757) 723-3829 11010 Warwick Blvd. Newport News (757) 723-3829
TPMG Urology Geoffrey B. Kostiner, MD Eric C. Darby, MD 860 Omni Blvd., Ste. 205 Newport News (757) 873-2562
Completely U Day Spa & Salon 10524 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 595-2711
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De-Stress Express 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste. B-103 Newport News (757) 873-8968
Peninsula Vascular Surgery 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Enterance G, 6th Floor Newport News (757) 534-5340
Healthy Touch 11830-C Canon Blvd. Newport News (757) 595-0029
PKA Vascular Access Center 501 Butler Farm Rd., Ste. B Hampton (757) 766-6080
Institute of Health & Healing Life Enrichment Center, Inc. 11847 Canon Blvd., Ste. 8 Newport News (757) 873-3900
Charles E. Umstott, MD 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. 602 Newport News (757) 534-5511
JonBre European Spa 3630-H Geo. Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 867-1190 The Michael Hickman Salon 5328 Geo.Washington Mem. Hwy. Yorktown (757) 898-4772
How about you?
Soothing Moments Massage Therapy 11747 Jefferson Ave. Newport News (757) 595-2209
Addiction Recovery Helpline Toll-Free (800) 582-6066
H. Alexander Wilson, MD 704 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Bldg. 300-A Newport News (757) 595-4300
We’ve earned this lifestyle...
Sona Medspa 827 Diligence Dr., Ste. 206 Newport News (757) 599-9600
Rheumatology David B. Maxwell, MD 11747 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 4-E Newport News (757) 595-2040
Feel lost in the crowd?
Vascular & Transplant Specialists 4000 Coliseum Dr., Ste. 310 Hampton (757) 262-1110
Independent Living PERSONALized Assisted Living Exceptional Experiences Every DaySM 3800 Treyburn Dr., Williamsburg, VA 23185 www.brookdaleliving.com
(757) 220-1839 Exceptional Experiences Every Day is a Service Mark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA
Sara E. Sutton, PhD 753-D Thimble Shoals Blvd. Newport News (757) 599-6470
JUNE 2009 COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Support Groups Abortion NN “Good Help for Hurting Hearts” Mary Immaculate Hospital Tuesdays, 7 a.m. Call for location 886-6364 After-Abortion Help Line: 886-6364 Alanon United w Williamsburg Methodist Church Mondays, 8 p.m.
w Williamsburg Baptist Church Saturdays, 8 p.m. (888) 425-2666 United w Williamsburg Methodist Church
Tues. & Thurs., 2-3 p.m. Thurs. 8-10 p.m. 229-1771
w Women of the New Frontier Williamsburg United Methodist Church Thursdays, 2 p.m. 253-8764 or 872-6740
w Ala-teen and Pre-Ala-teen Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 1st Floor Tuesdays, 8 p.m. 229-6493
Alcohol & Drug Recovery Bethel Restoration Center w Mondays, 7 p.m. 220-5480
w Adult Children of Alcoholics Williamsburg United Methodist Church Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 565-1839
Discovery Group w Women’s Spirit Works
5800 Mooretown Rd. Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 564-0001
w Spirit Works
5800 Mooretown Rd. Thursdays, 2:30 to 4 p.m. 564-0001
w Children of Families at Risk Spirit Works 5800 Mooretown Rd. Call for day and time 564-0001
Support Group w Parent Bacon Street
Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 253-0111
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings daily w Call for times/locations 253-1234
H Riverside Behavioral Health Fridays, 8 to 9 p.m. Sundays, 10 to 11 a.m. 827-1001
Immaculate Hospital NN Mary Sundays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. 886-6700
Alzheimer’s Disease H Immaculate Conception Church 2nd Monday, 1 p.m. 873-0541 Morningside Assisted Living w 3rd Wednesday, 2 p.m.
Village at w Dominion Williamsburg
3rd Thursday, 2 p.m. 258-3444
NN Mary Immaculate Hospital
4th Tues., 10:30 a.m. to noon 886-6700
H Eden Pines 1034 Topping Lane 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 826-5415
Breast Cancer Cancer Care Center NN Riverside 2nd Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 594-4229
Endometriosis NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m. 886-6700
NN 2nd Presbyterian Church
NN Mary Immaculate Hospital
NN Morningside Assisted Living
H Sentara Careplex Hospital
Fibromyalgia w Williamsburg Library 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m. 879-4725
River Convalescent NN James Center
w Call for location
1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 833-5298 Call for dates/times 890-0905
3rd Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 594-1939 1st Monday, 1:30 p.m.
2nd Friday, 10 a.m. 595-2273
Breastfeeding H La Leche League of Va. Church of the Nazarene 1st Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. 3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m. 766-1632 or 224-8879
NN The Chesapeake
3rd Tuesday, 1 p.m. 223-1695
Centered Resources NN Family 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.
Connections Program w Family 263 McLaws Circle, Suite 203 2nd Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration required 221-7272
Arthritis NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 4th Tuesday, 10:30 to noon 886-6700 Autism NN Christ United Methodist Church 2nd Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. 713-1148 Last Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. 220-1137
Survivors Group Call Connie Slayton for times and locations (800) 866-4483
Colorectal Cancer H Sentara Careplex Hospital 3rd Wed., 1 to 2:30 p.m. 736-1234
Bereavement H Sentara Careplex Hospital 2nd & 4th Wednesday 5 to 6:30 p.m. 736-3628
Crohn’s Disease and Colitis H Sentara Careplex Hospital 1st Floor, Conf. Rm. A 1st Saturday 736-1234
w 1769 Jamestown Rd., Ste. 212 221-0505 Hospice House
w 2nd Monday, 7 p.m.
Depression/Bipolar Disorder H St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2nd & 4th Wed., 10:30 a.m. 247-0871
258-5166 or 229-4370 Mary Immaculate Hospital
NN 1st & 3rd Thurs., 7 p.m. 886-6700
Immaculate Hospital NN Mary Mondays, 7 p.m.
Y Support groups for parents who have lost a child St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 1st Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 886-0948 or 930-1636
Diabetes NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 1 p.m. 886-6700
Hospice NN Heartland Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon
w Sentara Williamsburg RMC
Call for day and time 984-7106 or 984-7107
NN Bereavement/Grief NN Riverside Hospice
H Sentara Center for Health
12420 Warwick Blvd. 2nd Thursday, 7p.m. 594-2745
and Fitness 3rd Wed., 4 to 5 p.m. 827-2160
Beyond Boobs! group for young w Support women w/ breast cancer 566-1774
NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 3rd Tues., 1 p.m. 886-6700
w For post-menopausal women 1st Mon., 1:30 p.m. Call for location 258-4540
NN Type 1 Group/ Riverside
Regional Medical Center 4th Tues., 2 p.m. Alternate months Feb.–Oct., 534-5050
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Institute NN Riverside Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. 928-8327
NN Type 2 Group/ Riverside
Communication Group NN Cognitive Riverside Rehabilitation Institute 4th Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. 928-8050
Diabetes-Insulin Pump NN Riverside Hospital 4th Tuesday, 7 p.m. 534-5050
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(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 1112 Todds Lane Every Monday at 5:45 p.m.
Regional Medical Center 3rd Tues., 2 p.m. 534-5050
5 Friday Y The American Cancer Society presents Relay For Life at Tabb High School, located at 4431 Big Bethel Road, starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 11 a.m. the next day. Relay For Life brings together more than 3.5 million people from across the country each year to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease. Cost is $10 to participate, and spectators get in free.
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) First Christian Church 1458 Todds Lane Every Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Y Young Adult Cancer
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 1st Thursday, 7 p.m. 886-6700
w Kings Way Church
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) St. Mark’s Methodist Church 99 East Mercury Blvd. Every Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
Riverside Regional Medical NN Center 1st & 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m. 594-2624
Cancer H Sentara Careplex Hospital Call for time/day: 827-2438
24 Wednesday NN Riverside Medical Group presents “The Doctor is In,” a free health lecture for community members who want to learn about health topics of special interest to seniors and women. As part of an ongoing series, lectures are held at 9 a.m. on the last Wednesday of each month in the Food Court at Patrick Henry Mall. For a preview of this month’s talk, visit www.riversideonline.com. For more information, call (757) 875-7880.
Sentara Williamsburg RMC M., W., Thurs., 10 a.m. 984-7299
The Doctor Is In
FITNESS & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT NN TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) St. Mark’s Methodist Church 28 Hopes Road Every Wednesday at 9 a.m. 1-800-932-8677 Rick Booker (757) 850-0994
w Yorktown Room
Forest NN Warwick 2nd Thursday, 7 p.m. 867-9618
3rd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 874-8328
(Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Fox Hill Road Baptist Church Fellowship Hall 335 Fox Hill Road Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
H The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross
will hold a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hampton City Hall. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www. weneedblood.org to make an appointment.
w TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
6 Saturday Y The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grafton Baptist Church. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.weneedblood.org to make an appointment.
Olive Branch Christian Church Fellowship Hall 7643 Richmond Road Every Tuesday at 9:45 a.m.
Gluten Intolerance w Monticello Ukrop’s 4th Wed., 6:30 p.m. 564-0229
10 Wednesday NN The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Wal-Mart. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.weneedblood.org to make an appointment.
Hearing Loss w Hearing Loss Association Meets Bi-monthly, Sept.-June 564-3795
17 Wednesday H WVEC Meteorologists Craig Moeller and Julie Wilcox will discuss hurricane preparedness strategies from 10 a.m. to noon in Conference Room D at Sentara CarePlex Hospital. This talk is part of the free Sentara Living program for seniors. Call 1-800-SENTARA to register.
Heart Disease NN Riverside Regional Medical Center Call for dates/times 875-7880
18 Thursday Emergency Department staff at Riverside NN The Regional Medical Center will offer free child safety seat inspections and installations from 8 to 11 a.m., and again from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (757) 875-7880 to schedule your appointment.
group for women w Support with heart disease Williamsburg Room at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center 1st Monday email@example.com
Huntington’s Disease NN Mary Immaculate Hospital 3rd Friday, 7 p.m. 886-6700
20 Saturday Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red NN The Cross will hold a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www.weneedblood.org to make an appointment.
Kidney Support Group H Sentara Careplex Hospital, Conference Room B 1st Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 244-3923
23 Tuesday Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross NN The will hold a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit www. weneedblood.org to make an appointment.
Leukemia/Lymphoma H Sentara Careplex Hospital 1st Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 827-2438
24 Wednesday H Peggy Croke, RN, coordinator for Sentara Living, will present “Tips to Avoid Financial Abuse” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Conference Room A at Sentara CarePlex Hospital. This talk is part of the free Sentara Living program for seniors. Call 1-800-SENTARA to register.
Lou GeHrig's disease group for patients, w Support family and friends (804) 363-5099 or www.alsinfo.org
NN A free seminar for parents, titled “Positive Disci-
pline,” will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the CHKD Health and Surgery Center at Oyster Point, 11783 Rock Landing Drive. Parents will learn several discipline techniques that work without yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/ classes, or call (757) 668-7500.
Lupus City County Library w James Last Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. 566-1768
JUNE 2009 COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Free Health Screenings
Support Groups Mental Illness – Family Support St. Stephen Lutheran Church w 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 220-8535
Landing w Williamsburg 2nd Monday, 1:30 p.m.
Lamaze Classes for dates/times/location w Call 565-6156
NN Riverside Regional
Mall Walking Club NN Meets at Patrick Henry Mall Call for date/time 249-4301
NN Mary Immaculate Hospital
Planetree Health Resource Library Williamsburg w Sentara Regional Medical Center Open 24 hrs/day 1-800-SENTARA
Medical Center 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m. 875-7880
Medical Drive H 500-C Wedenesdays, 6-7:30p.m.
Mental Illness – Recovery St. Stephen Lutheran Church w 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 220-8535 Behavioral H Riverside Health Center
Pile Conference Room Every Wed., 6-7:30p.m. 224-3104
Church of Christ H Denbigh 1st & 3rd hurs., call for time
3rd Wednesday, 1 p.m. 886-6381
Historic Triangle Senior Center
w 2nd & 4th Wed., 5:30 p.m. 220-0902
Polio H Hampton Rds Post-Polio Group Sentara Careplex Hospital 3rd Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. 596-0029
Multiple Sclerosis JCC/W Community Center w 2nd & 4th Wednesday 5:30 to 7 p.m., 220-0902
Prostate Cancer H Sentara Careplex Hospital 2nd Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 827-2438
for African-Americans H Group Hampton Public Library
Sexaholics Anonymous E-mail for dates/locations firstname.lastname@example.org SIDS Martin’s Episcopal Church w St. 2nd Wed., 7 to 8:30 p.m. 865-2561
1st Thursday, 10:30 a.m. 490-9627
Careplex Hospital H Sentara Conference Room 3 2nd Thurs., 5:30 p.m. 736-1000
Narcotics Anonymous Williamsburg Place w Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. (800) 582-6066 Behavioral Health H Riverside Call for dates/times
H Riverside Behavioral Health Call for dates/times 827-1001
New Mothers Sentara Williamsburg RMC w Family Maternity Center Thursdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 984-7255 St. Mark Lutheran Church Y Thursdays, 10 to 11:15 a.m. 898-2945
Obsessive/ Compulsive Disorder H Riverside Behavioral Health Pile Conference Room 3rd Thurs., 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 827-1001 Ostomy Sentara Williamsburg RMC w Meets quarterly 259-6033 Overeaters Anonymous Chestnut Memorial Church NN Mondays, 7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m. 898-3455 Parents of Children w/ Disabilities Martin’s Episcopal Church w St. 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 258-0125 James City/Williamsburg
w Community Center
1st Tuesdays, 12 to 1 p.m. 221-9659 or e-mail email@example.com
Parents Supporting Parents JCC/W Community Center w Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 229-7940 Parkinson’s Disease H Sentara Careplex Hospital 1st Tuesday, 3 p.m. 827-2170
Stroke F. Wilkinson Family YMCA w R. 3rd Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. 229-9622
NN Va. Peninsula Stroke Club Riverside Rehab. Institute 1st Wednesday, 10 a.m. 928-8327 Suicide NN Catholic Charities 12829 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 101 3rd Tues., 7 p.m. 875-0060
Health Resources Dads Make a Difference w For dads with children age seven and under York River Baptist Church 1st & 3rd Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. 566-9777 Free Blood Pressure Screenings Y Senior Center of York Wed., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 898-3807
Prenatal Yoga NN Mary Immaculate Hospital Saturdays, 2:15 to 4 p.m. 886-6700 Sentara Living for adults 50-plus Williamsburg RMC w Sentara 10a.m. to noon 1(800)SENTARA Singles Dance NN 128 Deep Creek Rd. 2nd & 4th Sat. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 247-1338 Sports Injury Clinic Y Victory YMCA Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. 867-3300 Walk-in Immunization Clinic w Olde Towne Medical Center Tuesdays, 9 to 11 a.m. & 2 to 4 p.m. 259-3258 Yoga for Diabetics w Angels of Mercy Clinic Tuesdays, 3 p.m. 565-1700 Williamsburg WalkAbout w JCC/W Community Center Mon., Wed., Fri., 8:30-11:30 a.m. 984-7107
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Free Yoga for Kids (ages 8-13) Grounds w Sacred Mon., Tues., Wed., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 220-8494 Hispanic Parenting/ Playgroup w Wellspring United Methodist Church 1st & 3rd Friday, 10 a.m. to noon (Transportation available upon request) 566-9777 Lackey Free Clinic Y Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. 886-0608
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On the Ice or in the O.R., Dr. Anthony Carter is a Contender Interview By Brenda H. Welch Photography By Brian M. Freer
is blades are razor sharp, his technique is near-flawless, and his fierce determination to be the best at his game has him approaching each new challenge with gusto. One thing is certain—whether he is in the rink playing ice hockey or in the operating room performing a total hip replacement, Dr. Anthony Carter is in it to win it. An orthopaedic surgeon with Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Newport News since 1995, Carter’s special interests lie in sports medicine and minimally-invasive, tissue-sparing total joint replacements. The benefits of such techniques include less damage and trauma to tissue; less blood loss; less scarring; less pain; and a faster recovery and return to normal activities. Carter instructs nationally on total hip replacements using the muscle-sparing anterior (from the front) approach, and in March 2008, he performed the East Coast’s first anterior-access hip resurfacing procedure. Carter was the first orthopaedic surgeon in Virginia to perform both of these surgeries, and he has been featured in both M.D. News and Outpatient Surgery for his work in these areas. In the summer of 2008, Hampton Roads Magazine recognized Carter as a “Top Doc” in orthopaedic surgery. This busy orthopaedic surgeon, family man and sports enthusiast spoke recently with The Health Journal about life as a “Top Doc.”
ANTHONY cARTER, MD
HJ: When did you first become interested in orthopaedics? What drew you toward becoming a surgeon in this field? AC: Growing up in Boston, I was a huge sports fan and always active in sports. When considering a career, I thought I’d like to deal with athletes, and I like to fix things. I’ve always been kind of a tinkerer. Orthopaedics just made sense. Power tools and athletes—it doesn’t get any better than that. HJ: When it comes to your work, what accomplishment are you most proud of? AC: Being named a “Top Doc” in 2008 by Hampton Roads Magazine. That is voted on by your peers, and peer recognition is kind of special. It made me feel good. It made me feel validated for what I do.
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HJ: Have you always had an internal push to succeed? AC: I’ve always been an organizer and interested in learning how to do things better. These are exciting times in medicine. There is lots of stuff going on, lots of changes, lots we can do to help patients. I like to look for the next great thing. I have an open mind and am not happy with staying still. I always want to keep moving ahead.
“Power tools and athletes— it doesn’t get any better than that.” HJ: You are an avid hockey player. When did you become interested in the sport? AC: Hockey is one of my biggest passions. I like playing more than watching. I remember when I laced up my first pair of skates. I was a little guy, about six years old. Bobby Orr was big in Boston and I wanted to be Bobby Orr. I grew up skating on the ponds. HJ: What three words do you think your wife and children would use in describing you? AC: Nurturing, involved and excitable. I’m a lot like my dad. I get worked up over things that are important to me, and I use my hands a lot when I get excited about things. HJ: If you weren’t an orthopaedic surgeon, what other career path do you think you would have chosen? AC: I would have been a sports reporter or sports announcer. I would have been on ESPN doing my thing. Those late nights when I’m on call, it definitely crosses my mind now and again. HJ
ANTHONY cARTER, MD Age: 47 Hometown: Peabody, Mass. Family: Wife, Allison; son, Zachary, age 21; daughter, Kaitlyn, age 18 Education: He received his undergraduate degree from Boston University, graduating summa cum laude. He gained early acceptance into Boston University School of Medicine, graduating with honors and as a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency at New York University/Bellevue Medical Center. Professional affiliations: He is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the chief of surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital and past dean of the hospital’s Health Academy, a program developed by Mary Immaculate Hospital to provide ordinary community members with an interactive, hands-on, mini-medical school experience. Local volunteer activities: Dr. Carter volunteers with many local high schools and sports leagues, instructing in the prevention and treatment of sportsrelated injuries.
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PENINSULA CANCER INSTITUTE In the Riverside Cancer Care Center | 12100 Warwick Blvd., Suite 201, Newport News, VA 23601
Guy Tillinghast, MD; Mashour Yousef, MD; Mark Ellis, MD; Kimberly Schlesinger, MD and staff at the Newport News location of PCI.
eninsula Cancer Institute offers compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care in a comfortable, warm environment in the beautiful Riverside Cancer Care Center located on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center. All PCI doctors are Board-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology. Selected Physicians are also
Board-Certified in Hematology and Palliative Medicine. The following services are housed under one roof and integrated into the treatment of each patient according to need and desire: patient navigation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, genetic counseling, nutritional counseling, family services, massage therapy, pet therapy, music therapy, patient/family education, and
cutting-edge clinical research trials. PCI is a member of the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU) as an independent clinical research site. CTSU is a project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Riverside Cancer Care Center also offers a resource center and library for community use as well as a conference center for cancer community events including support groups.
WILLIAMSBURG Riverside Healthcare Center 120 Kings Way, Suite 3100 Williamsburg, VA 23185
Middle Peninsula Cancer Center 7544 Medical Drive Gloucester, VA 23061
Riverside Cancer Care Center 12100 Warwick Blvd., Suite 201 Newport News, VA 23601
For more information, please visit our website: www.peninsulacancerinstitute.com