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Huntington’s Disease: A Genetic Roll of the Dice

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a neurological disorder caused by a mutated gene. Children of parents diagnosed with HD have a 50-percent chance of inheriting the defective gene, making the disease “a genetic roll of the dice.” This month’s feature story starts on page 20.

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One Sister’s Gift | 5

Poolside Fitness | 16

In 2007, when 25-year-old Sarah Schultz was diagnosed with kidney failure, her sister Anna Parks didn’t have to think twice before making her decision: Giving up one of her kidneys would mean saving her sister from a lifetime of dialysis.

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Letter from the Editor | 4

High Blood Pressure: Viral? | 12

Snapshots | 8

Harvard researchers have zeroed in on a common virus that appears to create inflammation within blood vessels, causing blood pressure to spike. If their hunch is right, new treatments for hypertension, such as vaccine therapy, could soon make their way to market.

Fitness | 16

His Fire for Life Burns Strong | 38

Calendar | 36

Fact or Fiction? | 10 Ever wonder whether there’s an ounce of truth hiding behind some popular sayings? Do cell phones really interfere with hospital equipment? Are brown eggs better for you than white eggs? The Health Journal investigates.

Communication for Couples | 14 Dr. Sally Hartsfield discusses certain triggers that can create conflict in even the strongest marriages— children, chores, finances, and perhaps the biggest hot-button topic, sex.

Local Beat | 5

Feature | 20 Health Directory | 26

Betsy Kainer is still learning how to survive without her husband and best friend John, who died in January after an 11-year battle with brain cancer. Through a fundraising effort called “Team Kainer,” Betsy, her children, and friends from the local running community are celebrating John’s “fire for life.”

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“I can’t believe you’re a mom,” said my brother as we walked out of the chapel and into the midday sun. It had been nearly three years since we’d spoken, and while I was still rejoicing in the birth of my daughter, we’d both come to the church that day to mourn the loss of our grandmother. She’d died in her sleep in early June, just days before her 90th birthday. “Parenthood, it really changes you,” I said, attempting to put into words the six weeks that had passed since Camden was born. “I’m not the same person.” Sure, a lot had happened during those years of silence. Brian and I had gotten married. Our business had taken off. We’d said farewell to a few good friends while other, new friendships blossomed. And last fall we announced that we were expecting our first child. But for me, the biggest change of all transpired in that short time between Cami’s birth and my grandmother’s passing. It’s funny, even as I approached 30 this year, I had always thought of myself as the perennial child. Nothing had ever happened to persuade me otherwise. Simply getting older in years, it turns out, isn’t enough to make us grown-ups. Something profound has to happen to catapult us into the great realm of maturity. For me, realizing that I was no longer the child but the parent, that was the defining moment. Suddenly all the petty grievances I’d been holding onto seemed, well, silly. I was nervous about seeing my brother again after being estranged for so long. Would he understand that I had changed for the better, or were the wounds from our falling out still too fresh? There we sat at the funeral, side by side in the front pew, not a word passing between us. After brief exchanges with the few family members present, I found the courage to speak to him. “I am going to leave,” I said, staring at my feet. “Do you want to talk?” To my surprise, he said yes. Part of growing up, I think, is gaining the strength to make the first move, even if it means we risk rejection. We’re not kids anymore, either. Our parents are no longer there to take our hands and tell us to make up. I could have left the church that day and allowed another three, ten or twenty years to pass between us. That was a risk I wasn’t willing to take. My grandmother would have urged us to reconcile our differences. She always said to love the family you have, because, in the end, family is all we’ve got. Cami needs her uncle, and I need my brother, too. At times he’s been my worst adversary, at times my closest friend. Throughout it all, I’ve loved him as only a little sister could. We talked for a while after the service, sharing a long embrace and shedding a few tears. Then we left the church and headed towards our separate cars, pausing to say goodbye. “So, you’ve gained some weight,” he teased, eyeing my post-baby bulge. “So have you,” I retorted, motioning to his thickened waist. We looked at each other, two adult children, two very different people who, for better or for worse, share a common past. That’s the thing about family, and perhaps the closest of friends—no matter how much we grow as individuals, some things never change.

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Local Woman Receives Hysterectomy via Single Incision Laparoscopy Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth was the site of Hampton Roads’ first single-incision laparoscopic hysterectomy (removal of the uterus). Dr. Rebecca Thibodeau of Churchland Obstetrics and Gynecology performed the surgery in May on a 46-year-old Chesapeake woman using this state-of-the-art technique, which is carried out through a single small incision hidden within the navel.

Sentara School Graduates First Distance Learning Nursing Students Nearly two years after launching its Distance Learning program for nursing students, the Sentara School of Health Professions in Chesapeake graduated its first class of registered nurses who completed their education through distance learning. Students living on the Peninsula attended the program via a distance-learning site at the Old Dominion University Peninsula Higher Education Center located in Hampton.

CRMC Implements New Integrated IT System The Chesapeake Hospital Authority has selected McKesson, a health care services company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., to implement a fully integrated clinical and revenue management information technology system throughout Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. This system will allow for a comprehensive electronic medical record, an automated medication management process and integrated revenue management capabilities.

Maryview Offers New Breast Cancer Treatment Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center is now equipped to treat some breast cancer patients with the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System. This system inserts and then removes a radiation “pellet” into the surgical site during each therapy session, which allows physicians to directly deliver radiation therapy to the area where cancer is most likely to recur.

CHKD Receives Boost from Farm Fresh Farm Fresh recently gave Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters $703,200 to support the hospital’s pediatric cancer program, and over the past nine years has donated almost $6 million to CHKD’s childhood cancer program. Proceeds from Farm Fresh’s recent “Round Up” campaign were included in the donation.

Correction: Last month’s Local Beat story, “New HU Institute to Expand Research on Conditions Affecting Skin of Color,” was written by Brandy Centolanza, not Brenda H. Welch as the byline stated.

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Woman’s Kidney Offers Sister A Life-Changing Gift Hampton Roads’ only adult transplant team joins a caring sister in saving a local woman from spending the rest of her life on kidney dialysis. Written By Brenda H. Welch Photography By Brian M. Freer

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a lot of anxiety,” Schultz s is often the case remembers. He ordered with sisters who tests to check my kidney are close in age, function, and the next Sarah Schultz, 25, and day I got a call saying Anna Parks, 28, have it was kidney failure and always been each other’s [that I should] go to the best friend. As children hospital emergency room growing up in Virginia immediately.” Beach, they shared toys, Schultz remained clothes and a silly secret in the hospital for five or two. While it’s not surdays, during which time prising that this dynamshe was started on kidic of their relationship ney dialysis because her extended into adulthood, kidneys were functioning neither ever imagined at seven percent. While that their sisterly bond she was continuing to would land them both in produce urine, she felt the operating room. the need to urinate more On November 25, frequently in smaller 2008, Schultz and amounts than normal. Parks gave new mean“It’s not at all uncoming to the concept of mon that you have sharing when a team of someone in their 20s surgeons, nurses and or 30s show up in other health professionthe emergency room als at Sentara Norfolk because they are not General Hospital confeeling well, and then ducted a living donor they are starting dialysis kidney transplant within a week or so,” between the sisters. says Dr. John Colonna, Their journey to the II, surgical director of operating room began in the kidney and panearly 2007, when Schultz, creas transplant proa Virginia Beach high gram at Sentara Norfolk school tutor and director General. “It is a very of her church’s music pro- Sisters Anna Parks (left) and Sarah Schultz share an uncommon gram, began to feel that bond: Last November surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General Hospi- silent disease for the vast majority of people. something was wrong. “I tal removed one of Parks’ kidneys and implanted it into Schultz, They don’t really notice have always been healthy who learned in 2007 that her kidneys were failing. it is happening until it and full of energy, but I is pretty advanced. It started noticing a lot of weird stuff going on that I couldn’t as she was. “I was frustrated because doesn’t cause fevers or pain or jaunexplain,” says Schultz. “I felt very nobody knew what was happening to dice, so many things that [normally drained, and I was always tired. I never me,” says Schultz. “I’d leave appoint- would] be a sign of a problem aren’t had any pain, but my energy level got ments crying because I knew something really there.” so bad that by the time I stood up and just wasn’t right.” The silent killer It became so difficult for her to walked to the other side of a room I breathe in July 2008 that she made would be completely out of breath.” According to the National Kidney Over the next year and a half, Schultz another appointment with her family Foundation (NKF) located in New visited several different doctors and practitioner. “He told me there was a York, more than 26 million Americans specialists to determine what was hap- slight chance there was a problem with have kidney disease (or currently,one pening to her, but they were as baffled my kidneys, but he thought I just had Continued on the next page  

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A Life-Changing Gift Continued from previous page in nine adults). Currently about 72,000 patients in the United States require kidney dialysis. Like healthy kidneys, dialysis keeps the body in balance by: • Removing waste, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body; • Keeping a safe level of certain minerals in the blood, such as potassium, sodium and bicarbonate; • Helping to control blood pressure Over 6,800 patients annually receive kidney transplants in the U.S., and success rates are steadily improving. Early diagnosis and effective therapy that is available for several forms of progressive kidney disease have prevented countless other patients from developing kidney failure. Despite these advances, kidney disease kills 12,000 Americans annually and results in a combined loss of earning power of more than $15 million

and an accumulation of medical bills that now exceeds $2 billion per year to pay for dialysis and transplantation treatments alone. Primary risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, a family history of kidney disease and an age over 60. Secondary risk factors include obesity, autoimmune diseases, urinary tract infections, systemic infections and kidney loss, damage, injury or infection.

“Your sister is a match” For four months, Schultz received dialysis three times a week for threeand-a-half hours, and during that period doctors at the Transplant Center for Sentara Healthcare, located at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, conducted testing to determine whether she was a candidate for a kidney transplant. After Schultz began dialysis, Parks as well as Schultz’s husband Adam immediately asked to be tested in the

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hopes that Schultz would be eligible for a transplant. “We were hoping so much that she wouldn’t have to go through something like 50 or more people before they found someone who was a good match who was seriously willing to do it,” says Parks. “And the fact that Adam and I were the first to test and both of us were matches was just really cool. It saved a lot of time and heartache. I think we are all really lucky.” Parks doesn’t recall Schultz ever asking her to get tested, nor does she remember having to put any thought into it. “After [the transplant center] realized I was the closest match, I had to go through a lot of counseling so they were sure that I was sure what I was signing up for,” says Parks. “If anything had come up at that point where I wasn’t comfortable doing it anymore, they explained that I could back out and Sarah would never know I changed my mind. They said they could communicate the message to her in a way that

Parks doesn’t recall Schultz ever asking her to get tested, nor does she remember having to put any thought into it.

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Since 1972, more than 1,800 kidney transplants have been performed by surgeons at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, which is ranked by U.S.

News & World Report among the nation’s top 50 hospitals for the care of patients with kidney disease.

Above: Dr. John Colonna, II, and his surgical team at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital specialize in kidney and pancreas transplants. Left: A living donor kidney is placed on ice as the recipient awaits transplant.

on large computer screens in the dark operating room. At just the right time, a transplant surgeon like John O. Colonna, II, M.D., who is responsible for performing the recipient’s surgery, joins the surgeon conducting the donor surgery. Colonna receives the kidney just as it is removed and places it in a stainless steel bowl filled with ice. Under a spotlight illuminating a nearby work area in the still-dark OR, Colonna carefully sets to work preparing the kidney for his patient. After covering it and briskly rolling the protected kidney to another OR, Colonna works under bright lights to connect the kidney to his patient. The transplanted kidney begins to function even before the surgery is finished. “Even after almost 20 years of doing kidney transplants, I still get a thrill watching a kidney pink up and start producing urine,” says Colonna. “I know immediately that my patient has had their life transformed by the gift of a living donor transplant.” When Schultz woke up from the transplant surgery she was in pain but already felt different. “Once I got the pain medicine in me, I felt so

much better,” she says. “Already my new kidney was filtering out toxins in my body, and by the next day, I could already feel my energy level change. It was amazing.” She was able to leave the hospital 10 days later, and each day after that was better than the day before. “I think it probably took three months total to feel as good as I did before I started experiencing any problems back in 2007. I’m as good as new!” Parks said it took a few weeks before she was completely free from the post-surgery pain, but after that, she felt the same as she did when she had two kidneys. “I was more tired than normal at first, which is to be expected after surgery, but that went away pretty quickly.” Schultz and Parks agree that because they already were so close as sisters, they don’t feel like the experience brought them closer. “Since we went through the experience together, it was something that we shared, but our relationship is really still the same as it was before,” says Parks. Adds Schultz: “I think it was neat for the whole family to come together and share this experience. It was just really cool.” HJ

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Registered Dietician Jim White, owner of Jim White Fitness Studios in Virginia Beach, was recently named “Young Dietician of the Year” by the Virginia Dietetic Association for his work with the Junior League and Radio Disney as “Jim White the Fitness Knight,” a character working to conquer childhood obesity. White, a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, is a leading expert on men’s health and nutrition and has been featured in Men’s Health and US News and World Report as well as on WebMD. He is the author of Jim White’s Fit in 30 Plan, a workbook with simple exercises and meal plans to kick-start any fitness program. Visit www.jimwhitefit.com for more details.

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The Colonial Piecemakers Quilters Guild, led by Gail Conner and Roz Stearns, made lap quilts as a service project for Oncologist Dr. Laura Kerbin of Peninsula Cancer Institute. The quilts will be given to new patients who are starting cancer treatment with chemotherapy. From left to right: Conner, Kerbin and Stearns.

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Approximately 300 Sentara Healthcare employees and their loved ones participated in the Sentara 1K Run and Fun Walk held during the Prevention Garden Party thrown May 9 at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Event sponsor Optima Health provided free health screenings.

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“Cut for the Cure,” a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, was held May 5 at Old Point National Bank in Newport News on behalf of Margaret Causby, an executive vice president at the branch and a 10-year cancer survivor. The event raised more than $3,000 for cancer research and education. Old Point Analyst Lisa Lyles and IT Specialist Marc Latou both got their heads shaved in support of Causby (center).

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During a ribbon cutting ceremony in April for a new CVS Pharmacy on Independence Boulevard, CVS Regional Manager Jack Schwartzbach presented a check for $10,000 to the group Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater to support “Camp Gonnawannagoagin,” a summer camp held annually in Virginia Beach for autistic children.

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The Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown was one of 40 free clinics in the state to receive part of a $1-million donation from Dominion Resources, which owns Dominion Virginia Power. From left to right: Don Wiggins, vice chair of York County Board of Supervisers; Senator John Miller; Delegate Brenda Pogge; Dr. Jim Shaw, the clinic’s medical director; Cooka Shaw; Josh Bennett, director of Yorktown Power Station; Delegate Phil Hamilton; and Poquoson Mayor Gordon Helsel.

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City of Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim as well as City Council members Daun Hester and Barclay Winn attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 23 for A. Reddix and Associates’ new office at Norfolk’s Central Business Park. A. Reddix and Associates is a Virginia-based corporation specializing in health care management consulting. “The city is delighted that A. Reddix and Associates has selected Norfolk as the site of its corporate headquarters,” said Mayor Fraim.

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This April, kids from across the region attended the annual “Camp Lighthouse” for grieving children, sponsored by Sentara Hospice and held at Triple-R Ranch in Chesapeake. The two-day camp was filled with team activities designed to help participants reflect on their loss while letting go of the pain. During a memorial service held on the last day, kids were invited to place a leaf with the name of their loved one on a special tree and then release a balloon into the air to symbolize their emotional release.

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he number of middle-aged and older Americans who eat right, exercise and keep their weight down has declined substantially in the past two decades, a new study finds. Using data from a large government health survey, researchers found that in 2006, only 26 percent of Americans ages 40 to 74 said they ate five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day—down from 42 percent in 1988. When it came to exercise, 43 percent said they worked out at least 12 times per month, versus 53 percent in 1988. Perhaps not surprisingly, the rate of obesity went in the opposite direction, from 28 percent in 1988 to 36 percent in 2006, the researchers report in the June issue of the American Journal of Medicine. The decline in healthy lifestyle habits is disturbing because it may translate into higher rates of diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, said lead researcher Dr. Dana E. King of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. What’s more, he told Reuters Health, study participants who already had heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes were no more likely to be adhering to a healthy lifestyle than those without the conditions. “This tells us that many patients are not following the recommended lifestyle changes,” King said, noting that this may be because many people instead rely on medication to control their health problems. The findings are based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a regularly conducted government health survey. King’s team focused on surveys conducted between 1988 and 1994 and between 2001 and 2006, which together included more than 15,000 Americans between the ages of 40 and 74. The researchers looked at rates of five lifestyle factors involved in the risk of a range of health problems: maintaining a normal weight, getting regular exercise, eating enough fruits and vegetables, not smoking and drinking moderate amounts of alcohol. In 1988, just 15 percent of Americans in this age group adhered to all five recommendations. By 2006, that figure had dropped to eight

percent, the researchers found. While regular exercise and fruit and vegetable intake dropped over time, the rate of smoking remained steady, at about 26 percent. Moderate drinking—up to one drink per day for women, and two drinks per day for men—was the one lifestyle change Americans were willing to make, the study found. That rate increased from 40

“The decline in healthy lifestyle habits is disturbing because it may translate into higher rates of diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.”

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percent to 51 percent. The study cannot tell us why healthy lifestyle habits are on the decline, King said. “But one reason,” he said, “may be that these changes are just difficult to make.” People’s increasingly hectic lives may be making it hard to fit in regular exercise, or to sit down to healthier, home-cooked meals rather than eating take-out, King noted. However, he said, some simple steps can make a difference. “It’s not hard, for example, to take some fruit to work with you, instead of going to the vending machine,” he said. He also stressed that “it’s never too late” for middle-aged and older adults to make lifestyle changes for the better. In an earlier study, King and his colleagues found that when middle-aged adults adopted a healthier lifestyle—including regular exercise and eating more fruits and vegetables—their risk of developing cardiovascular disease or dying over the next several years fell by as much as 40 percent. HJ  

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Fact or Fiction? Written by Brenda H. Welch

“Cracking your knuckles causes arthritis.”

“Thin people don’t get heart disease.”

Fiction. “No one has done a careful study to show that cracking knuckles does or doesn’t benefit you or cause you harm,” says John Hardin, M.D., a rheumatologist and chief scientific officer for the Arthritis Foundation. “It doesn’t benefit anything, so it’s probably not a great idea to do it.” Laughs Krista Lauro of Chesapeake: “I can’t believe this is a myth! My mother told my brother that all the time because he was constantly cracking his knuckles, and I believed it all these years!” Cracking knuckles is not for everyone, though—whether a person can crack them or not all depends on the amount of space between the joint bones and a person’s ability to relax them. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System reports that 25 percent of Americans habitually crack their knuckles.

Fiction. “I think people are often surprised when they are pretty lean and find out they have heart disease,” says Jennifer Chiusano, director of nursing for Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk. “They sometimes ask, ‘How can it happen to me?’, and the answer is, heart disease can take on many forms. Sometimes it can be congenital or an electrical [problem], which just confuses people who are thin.”

“Brown eggs are healthier to eat than white eggs.” Fiction. This is another medical myth that isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, according to Amy Batal, Ph.D., assistant professor of poultry nutrition at the University of Georgia. “While many people believe that brown eggs are healthier [to eat] than white eggs, the color of the shell has nothing to do with quality or nutritional value,” says Batal. “Egg color is determined by the breed of the hen. Breeds with white earlobes lay white eggs, while breeds with red earlobes lay brown eggs.”

“Cell phones interfere with hospital devices.” Fiction­—at least in the digital age. Signs posted throughout hospitals warning visitors and patients to shut off their cell phones are not necessary, according to a study published in the March 2007 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study’s researchers say normal use of cell phones results in no noticeable interference with patient care equipment. Virgil Smoot, director of Biomedical Services at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, says that although he still questions the safety of cell phones, his main concerns lie elsewhere. “There is a lot of speculation about [cell phones],” says Smoot. “The older analog units clearly created some interference throughout the industry with smoke alarms, infusion pumps, ventilators, etc., due to the power level they were operating at. The digital units are safer, but not foolproof. A much bigger threat, [however], are the walkie talkies that various departments utilize throughout the building. They operate at a higher power level than cell phones.” 10

Here, The Health Journal takes a close look at six popular health axioms and asked the experts whether they hold an ounce of truth or are mere myth.

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“If you go outside in cold weather with wet hair, you will catch a cold.” Fiction. MSN Health & Fitness (www.msn.health.com), a website dedicated to providing health news and resources, reports that the only way to catch a cold or the flu is by contracting a virus. Going out into the cold inadequately dressed, or with wet hair, does nothing to facilitate transmission. It’s true, though, that people are more prone to catching colds in the winter, and viruses are more easily shared when people are clustered together indoors.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Fiction—but they sure make for healthy eating. Who hasn’t heard this age-old adage? While there is no doubt about the health benefits of apples, which include antioxidants that help fight cancer, stroke and heart disease, a 2009 article published by Harvard Health Publications says recent studies show that apples are even more healthful than once thought. The authors cite a 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that links the high intake of flavonoids (plant-based nutrients found in apples, bran, pears, wine, grapefruit, strawberries and chocolate) with lower death rates among postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease. The authors also cite a 2007 study in which researchers in the United Kingdom found that people who ate five apples a week had better lung function and a lower risk of asthma than people who did not eat apples. And according to a recent article on the Web site www.washingtonpost.com, the same goes for children born to mothers who ate apples throughout pregnancy. Two additional studies have linked apple intake with a lower risk of lung cancer. Many studies link the beneficial effects of apples to their high concentration of quercetin, a flavonoid. HJ


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ogether with lifestyle changes, red yeast rice can help reduce so-called “bad” cholesterol in people who cannot tolerate treatment with popular cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins, according to a new study. Moreover, red yeast rice does not seem to have the side effects, including muscle pain, often experienced by those who cannot tolerate statin treatment, lead author Dr. David J. Becker, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and colleagues note in their report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Red yeast rice is a dietary supplement that has been used for centuries in China as an herbal medication. Researchers knew that it lowered LDL cholesterol, but they had not determined whether it worked in people who could not take statins. Becker and his colleagues studied 62 patients with high cholesterol who had stopped taking statins because of muscle pain. The patients received either red yeast rice (1800 milligrams) or dummy pills twice per day for 24 weeks. All of the subjects also participated in a 12-week therapeutic lifestyle change program, including visits with a cardiologist, dietician, exercise physiologist, and several experts in relaxation techniques. After 12 weeks and 24 weeks, those who received the red yeast rice saw their LDL levels, and their overall cholesterol levels, fall more than those who took the dummy pills. By contrast, levels of other forms of cholesterol and fats in the blood did not change. HJ  

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Common Virus May Cause High Blood Pressure Written By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters)

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Local Breast Health Programs Receive Half Million In Grants from Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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usan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, has announced the awarding of more than $503,000 in community grants to support breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in Hampton Roads. This is a 50-percent increase over last year’s grants to the area, which totaled $330,000. Events such as Komen Race for the Cure, held at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, along with Pink Martini Night, Pink Tie Gala and other fundraisers help the Tidewater Komen Affiliate raise funds to support the local grant program. Seventy-five percent of funds raised locally remain in Hampton Roads, with the remaining funds supporting national scientific research grants. HJ

The following programs and institutions were awarded grants: Breast Evaluation Program

Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Will provide free breast evaluations for medically indigent women.

Breast Health Alliance Program

Riverside Cancer Services

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An additional 200 women will be enrolled in RCS’s comprehensive breast program.

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Eastern Shore Health District

$77, 757

Impovershed women age 50 and younger who live in Accomack and Northampton Counties will receive free annual breast screenings.

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Impoverished and minority women of Virginia Beach who cannot afford health insurance will have access to annual screening mammograms.

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Women’s Health Screening Hampton Health Department

$26,785

140 low-income, uninsured women from Hampton will receive diagnostic services.

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Chesapeake Health Department

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Will provide mammograms and educational materials to 75 women ages 40 to 49.

Breast Cancer Survivor Retreats

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

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Will provide breast care and education for women with a spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Eastern Virginia Medical School

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Communication for Couples:

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f you live with someone—roommate, sweetheart or spouse—you are going to have disagreements, just as you do with anyone else you work or play with. The difference lies in the fact that deeper feelings are involved and that you can’t avoid confrontation by going home at night. What do couples argue about? Regardless of what you may read, the subjects haven’t changed since the first caveman brought the first cavewoman home. Marital therapists report that sex is still the most frequent topic of dissension, and the hot-button one. Each person assumes that the other should understand and meet his or her needs without being told what they are. In the early days men read “marriage manuals” in the hopes of satisfying their partner, though they lacked the necessary details; those books were little more than schematic diagrams of female anatomy. They did not address a woman’s needs or how to meet them. So men proceeded to do what they thought was the right thing, and women—sometimes thinking, “Just get it over with!”—remained unfulfilled, secretly angry and frustrated. A man’s pride is deeply involved in his sexual performance. No matter how much he loves his woman, if she isn’t receptive to sex when he approaches her, he takes it as a sign of rejection. He is likely to see it as rejection of him personally, despite what his brain tells him, i.e., that perhaps she is tired or just not in the mood. Marriage can be a fragile union, and the first place it comes apart is usually the bedroom. Why are women unable to talk about their sexual needs? Part of the problem is that there remains, despite explicit scenes in movies and on TV, a reluctance to put into words the necessary information. Almost all women have sexual fantasies in which they are aroused and satisfied in very specific ways, but to ask for 14

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these things from their real-life partner seems vaguely wrong. Chiefly, they fear that their man will withdraw in horror or disgust at their suggestions. In fact, most men would be more than happy to comply. There is also, on the part of women, a belief that if a man truly loves her he should know, without being told, what she desires. In fact, most men don’t intuitively know what their partner desires. They think they are doing the right thing, but they may be way off base, because there are nuances of the female anatomy about which they may know little or nothing. Most important for men, if they wish

Marriage can be a fragile union, and the first place it comes apart is usually the bedroom. to please their partner, is understanding that foreplay is more than a sexual act. It is a manner of behaving that begins in the morning with tenderness and true interest in their mate, and if it continues throughout the day into the evening hours, it can improve a man’s chances of satisfying his partner that night.

Beyond the bedroom The second most frequent area of dissension among couples is children. Raising children is complicated, and parents bring to it all the memories and emotions from their childhood—especially their vows that they would never do as their parents did. Parents must agree on what grades are acceptable and which behaviors need consequences. Again, one parent may assume that the other already knows his or her feelings and thoughts about these issues. It seems too com-

plicated to talk about, but that is just what has to happen, and not at the moment that your son or daughter is clamoring to be allowed to do something you are concerned about. Almost always a decision can be put off “until Mom and Dad have a chance to discuss it.” Parents should not blame each other for mistakes but rather try to understand what happened. In some families, parents alternate being “on-duty,” so that, for example, on Monday-Wednesday-Friday Dad handles questions and discipline, and on the intervening days Mom is in charge. It’s not so hard to deal with problems when you know you are “offduty” the next day. Another common topic of disagreement is household chores. No one wants to scrub bathrooms or empty the dishwasher, so it is best to divide up what needs to be done in a fair and workable manner. If you can’t easily talk it out and decide, write down the chores on bits of paper and put them in a bowl, with tasks to be drawn out at random on a weekly or monthly basis. It’s easier if you know beforehand what you are responsible for and that you won’t be responsible for it forever. There should be an understanding that no one will come in and rescue the other from having to do a chore. If it isn’t done, so be it, and the laundry will sit out until it is put away by the person responsible. This is the hardest part for women, for we are trained from birth to help others. Money is a hard thing to manage, and therefore talk about, and carries with it all kinds of emotions. If you were brought up to monitor your finances, it is going to upset you when your darling blows a wad on something you think isn’t necessary. Ideally a couple has three checking accounts: his, hers and theirs. Again, as with chores, no one should bail the other out. Talking about spending and saving money Continued on page 25


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he pool is more than a place to beat the summer heat; with a few simple exercises and a little motivation, you can dive into a full-body workout that won’t compromise your splash time. Water exercises are suitable for almost all fitness levels because the intensity can be adjusted simply by moving faster or slower in the water. The water itself offers 12 times more resistance than air, and the faster you move in the water, the greater the resistance becomes. Water workouts are gentler on your joints than exercise machines, so many people choose to cross-train in the pool between their regular workouts. If you’re not a particularly good swimmer, don’t worry; you can do most exercises in the shallow end of the pool where the water ranges from waist-high to chest-deep. Standing next to the side of the pool may also be more comfortable for you if you can’t swim. Start with some basic moves such as marching in place, circling your arms, bending your knees, swinging your legs or just walking from one side of the pool to the other in waist-high water. Even if you’re a good swimmer, treading water for a few minutes offers a good aerobic challenge. Warm up with any of the above exercises before trying the moves below. HJ

POOL TIPS: Don’t forget to hydrate on the inside—drink plenty of water before, during and after your workout. Have a light snack one hour before your workout, as some water aerobic routines involve nonstop motion and can burn up to 500 calories per hour. Invest in a pair of water shoes to protect your feet from the pool bottom and gain support and traction. Seek out a warm-water pool if you have arthritis. Heat relaxes the muscles and eases joint stiffness. Don’t overdo it; exercising in the water may feel easy, but it can be a strenuous workout. Remember to stretch when you’re done, either in or out of the water.

Swimmer’s kicks

Face the side of the pool, holding on to the wall with both hands. Raise both legs off the pool floor, extending them behind you, and kick as hard and as fast as you can. You can also perform this exercise by doing laps with the help of a flotation device such as a kickboard.

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Straight-arm claps

Standing chest-deep in the water, with arms straight and palms facing in, raise both arms in front of you to shoulder height. Move your arms back and forth as if clapping your hands together. Squeeze your chest muscles as your hands meet, and try to bring your shoulder blades together as you push your arms back. Complete 12 to 20 claps. You can increase the intensity by using webbed gloves (available at most sporting goods stores) and/or moving your arms faster through the water.


fitness Jumps

In waist- to chest-high water, squat as low as you can go, preferably underwater. With an explosive movement, jump up as high as you can. Exhale as you burst out of the water, and inhale before you go back under. Perform approximately 20 to 25 jumps or until you feel fatigued.

Side leg lifts

Standing waist-deep in the water, your right side against the wall, hold on to the wall for support. Raise your left leg out to the side and move it up and down, keeping your toes pointed slightly inward towards the wall. The faster you can move your leg, the higher the intensity will be. Perform 12 to 20 reps on one side, then switch.

Knee bends

Standing in chest-high water, extend your arms out to your sides at shoulder height, palms facing down. Using your arms to tread water and support your body, bend your knees into your chest, exhaling as you contract your abs. Hold for a one- to two-second count, then return your feet to the floor. Perform 12 to 20 reps or until you are fatigued.

Gayle Pinn is the owner of Results Personal Training Studio. She has 10 years experience as a certified personal trainer.

Get in Step With Your Fitness Personality Are you a circle, “squigglie,” rectangle or square? Written By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health)

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aving trouble sticking to your exercise regimen? Maybe you’re not doing the right exercises for your “fitness personality,” suggests Linda Shelton, a fitness expert who spoke at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Summit held this spring in Atlanta. “Everyone has a fitness personality, their own exercise needs,” Shelton told Reuters Health. Most people fail to stick with an exercise regimen, she said, because they are not exercising according to their fitness personality. In her work, Shelton has identified five distinct fitness personality types, which she labels squares, rectangles, triangles, circles and squigglies—each has its own pitfalls. Of the five personality types, “squares” are the most reliable, stable and predictable exercisers. They thrive on routine. “Squares tend to develop rigid schedules for themselves, so while they get to the gym, they don’t see progressive results because they hit plateaus,” Shelton explained in a statement from the meeting. “Instead, a square should try to take baby steps toward sprinkling in new activities weekly that switch up their routines while still giving them the familiarity of the old program.” “Rectangles” are a bit more flexible than squares, but still like order and routine. They love group exercise, Shelton said, and perform best with social interaction. Rectangles should join fitness clubs, like hiking or running groups, or take group fitness classes instead of exercising alone, she advises. “Triangles” are the most competitive and driven of the five fitness personality types. They are task-oriented and thrive on repetition when working out so they can monitor their progress and revel in their successes. Triangles need to have exercise goals, and Shelton suggests they work out with an equally competitive partner or train with a specific event or goal in mind, like a mini-triathlon or half-marathon. “Circles” are the social butterflies of the fitness world, according to Shelton, and the most emotionally driven of the five types. “Circles are the most common type in the fitness world; circles are spontaneous, social, would not exercise alone, they respond to group exercise, and they like to be with a trainer,” she told Reuters Health. A potential pitfall with circles is that they may spend more time socializing than working out. “Circles sometimes talk the entire way through a workout; they’re not really there for exercise so much as camaraderie,” Shelton said. “They need a nurturing trainer who will motivate them, yet not push too hard, or to exercise in a group setting.” And last but not least are the “squigglies”—the most outgoing, least structured fitness personality type of them all. They are the complete opposite of squares and hate routine. Squigglies must derive pleasure from whatever activity they’re doing, or they may quit. Squigglies, Shelton said, need to have an extremely varied exercise plan that includes lots of different classes and new activities to maintain interest in exercise. “Knowing your fitness personality,” Shelton told Reuters Health, “and what your needs are and what you personally respond to is going to help [you] like exercise, engage in it, reduce attrition and increase compliance because [you] are doing something that suits how [you] think and how [you] are.” HJ   THE HEALTH JOURNAL JULY 2009 17


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Bug-Borne Ills, Killer Heat How global warming affects human health Written By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters)

increasing the risk of diseases like cholera. Respiratory problems may be aggravated by warming-induced increases in smog. Other less obvious dangers are also potentially devastating. Pine bark beetles, which devour trees in western North America, will be able to produce more generations each year, instead of subsiding during winter months. They leave standing dead timber, ideal fuel for wildfires from Arizona to Alaska, said Paul Epstein of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University.

“Tremendous” health costs Other insects are spreading in the United States, and while immediate protection is possible, the only real solution is to curb climate change, Epstein said in a telephone interview. “You can tuck your pants into your socks and be very vigilant, but ultimately, if we don’t stabilize the climate, it’s going to continue to increase... infectious diseases,” he said. Carbon dioxide emissions, from coal-fired power plants, steel mills and petroleum-fueled cars, trucks and boats, among

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ree-munching beetles, malaria-carrying mosquitoes and deer ticks that spread Lyme disease are three living signs that climate change is likely to exact a heavy toll on human health. These pests and others are expanding their ranges in a warming world, which means people who never had to worry about them will have to start. And they are hardly the only health threats from global warming. The Lancet medical journal declared in a May 16 commentary: “Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” Individual threats range from the simple to the very complex, the Lancet said, reporting on a year-long study conducted with University College London. As the global mean temperature rises, expect more heat waves. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projects 25 percent more heat waves in Chicago by the year 2100; Los Angeles will likely have a four- to eight-fold increase in the number of heat-wave days by century’s end. These “direct temperature effects” will hit the most vulnerable people hardest, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially those with heart problems and asthma, the elderly, the very young and the homeless. The EPA has declared that carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, is a danger to human health and welfare, clearing the way for possible regulation of emissions. At the same time, the U.S. Congress is working on a bill that would cap emissions and issue permits that could be traded between companies that spew more than the limit and those that emit less.

Rising seas, sultry air People who live within 60 miles of a shoreline, or about onethird of the world’s population, could be affected if sea levels rise as expected over the coming decades, possibly more than three feet (1 meter) by 2100. Flooded homes and crops could make environmental refugees of a billion people. As it becomes hotter, the air can hold more moisture, helping certain disease-carriers, such as the ticks that spread Lyme disease, thrive, the EPA said. A changing climate could also increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and various viral causes of encephalitis. Algae blooms in water could be more frequent, 18

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“Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” other sources, do more than modify climate, Epstein said. They also stimulate ragweed, some pollen-bearing trees and fungi, extending the spring and fall allergy and asthma seasons. It is hard to quantify the potential financial cost of U.S. climatechange-related health problems, said Dr. Chris Portlier of the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Some costs might actually decline if programs are put in place to cut greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels, which would also reduce some types of toxic air and water pollution. Without cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, that pollution will remain, and the other unhealthy effects of climate change will continue, including more severe floods, droughts, heat waves and storms. “You’ll get more extreme weather events that will occur more frequently...and so it just piles on in terms of the human health effects,” Portlier said. “And the cost will be tremendous, there’s little doubt of that.” HJ


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s a small group of people gathered around the dining room table in Marie Clay’s Virginia Beach home early one weekday morning, their eyes shifted from one person to another, periodically grazing past the spread of freshly baked cake and just-brewed coffee. While Clay’s home felt warm and inviting that morning, her guests seemed visibly distracted. One man tugged repeatedly at the front of his shirt; a woman chose to stand instead of sit, swaying slightly and clenching her fiancé’s hand for balance; and another woman had to keep herself from rudely staring at the base of Clay’s neck. It was jewelry that kept catching her eye. Clay wore two “The sense of community around simple necklaces, families facing Huntington’s is truly each drooping with unique….They are committed, a circular pendant. The onlooker’s curithey are driven, and they are osity got the better really, really strong.” of her, so she asked Clay what the circles —Louise Vetter, HDSA represented. “One circle has my kids’ and grandkids’ names on it,” said Clay. “The other one is pewter and represents a hope for a cure. I’ve worn it so much that it is tarnished, [and] my feeling is that I can get a new one and it will be all nice and shiny, but Huntington’s doesn’t get new or nice and shiny, so I’m keeping the tarnished one on.” Clay’s 38-year-old daughter Laurie nodded in agreement with her mother’s statement. In April 2000, Laurie was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease (HD), a progressively degenerative neurological disorder that she inherited from her father Phillip.

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What causes Huntington’s Disease? HD, which is also called Huntington’s chorea, is caused by a changed, or mutated, gene. Genes produce proteins that control brain development and function. For those with HD, the changed or mutated gene produces a defective protein that causes cell damage and destruction in the brain’s basal ganglia— structures deep within the brain that have many important functions, including coordinating movement—and the cortex, which controls thought, perception and memory. Though once considered a rare disease, HD is one of the more frequently encountered hereditary diseases. The Family Caregiver Alliance in San Francisco, Calif., estimates that 30,000 people nationwide have the disease, while another 200,000 are at risk of inheriting the disease. Those who have a parent with HD have a 50-percent chance of inheriting the defective gene, and which is passed randomly to children; some parents with HD may not pass the gene to any of their children, while some pass it to all of them. Also, HD does not skip generations, so if a child does not inherit the gene, he or she cannot pass it on to future generations. People who inherit the HD gene will eventually develop the disease if they don’t die of other causes (stroke, cancer, etc.) before HD progresses. HD affects both women and men and all ethnic groups, and anyone from two to 80-plus years of age can develop it. A person with the disease experiences a gradual decline over a period of 10 to 25 years, typically leading to the individual’s complete dependence on others. The affected person eventually dies from complications, such as heart failure or aspiration pneumonia, which is inflammation of the lungs and bronchial tubes from breathing in foreign material, usually food, liquids, vomit or saliva. Currently, no medications can halt or slow the progression of HD, but they can be effective in treating some of the common symptoms such as involuntary movements, depression and anxiety. Other interventions such as physical, occupational and speech therapy can help a person with HD maintain a high level of functioning.


FEATURE

A Roll of the Genetic Dice

“People kept telling me that I was tired and disorganized because I was a first-time mom, but I had a feeling there was more to it than that.” —Laurie Clay

In 1998 a genetic test confirmed suspicions that Laurie Clay, center, had inherited the HD gene from her father Phillip, who died from the disease in 2006. Surrounding Clay are her son MIchael, fiancee Michael Harris and mother Marie.

HD: Signs and symptoms According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in Bethesda, Md., early signs of HD vary greatly from person to person. Typically, the earlier the symptoms emerge, the faster the disease evolves. Early symptoms include mood swings or uncharacteristic irritability, apathy, passiveness, depression or anger. These symptoms may lessen as the disease progresses or, in some individuals, may continue and include hostile outbursts or deep bouts of depression. HD may also affect an individual’s judgment, memory and other cognitive functions. Early signs may include difficulty with driving, learning new things, remembering a fact, answering a question or making a decision. Some people with early HD may even display changes in handwriting. As the disease progresses, concentration on intellectual tasks becomes increasingly difficult. In some individuals, the disease may begin with uncontrolled movements in the fingers, feet, face or trunk. These movements

are signs of chorea, an abnormal involuntary movement disorder that often intensifies when the person is anxious. HD can also begin with mild clumsiness or problems with balance. Some people develop choreic movements later, after the disease has progressed. They may stumble or appear uncoordinated. Chorea often creates serious problems with walking, increasing the likelihood of falls. The disease can reach the point where speech is slurred and vital functions, such as swallowing, eating, speaking and especially walking, continue to decline. Some individuals become unable to recognize other family members. Many, however, remain aware of their environment and are able to express emotions.

HD means major lifestyle shift for patients, families It’s been nine years since Laurie Clay’s diagnosis, and during that time the disease has extinguished many of her hopes—for a career in engineering, marriage to her fiancé Michael Harris, and active parenting of their

12-year-old son Michael. “In the early ’90s and throughout college, I had to repeat my courses because I started having organization and memory problems,” remembers Laurie, who worked in a chemical lab while in college but got fired because she was dropping things and miscalculating. “When we discovered in 1998 that my dad had it, I just needed [to get tested] to know,” she says. “Michael was three. People kept telling me that I was tired and disorganized because I was a first-time mom, but I had a feeling there was more to it than that.” Because Laurie’s cognitive and motor functions were already affected by the disease, she and her son Michael moved in with Marie Clay in 2001, while Harris, a security guard who worked two jobs, moved into a room at a Virginia Beach hotel where he was employed. Laurie and Michael decided not to marry because she was told she would lose her health benefits if Michael’s salary was factored in. When Laurie and her son moved in, Clay was already caring for her ex-husband Phillip, whose diagnosis of HD in 1998 occurred several years after their divorce. “I checked in on him many times for the sake of our children,” says Clay. After emergency room doctors discovered 32 blood clots on Phillip’s brain due to repeated falls, Clay decided to become his guardian. “But once Laurie was diagnosed, I could not handle the responsibility of caring for both of them, so I brought Phil to a nursing home in New York where our youngest daughter Kelly took over his care,” says Clay. In May 2006, Phillip Continued on page 23   THE HEALTH JOURNAL

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Marie Clay founded a Huntington’s disease support group in Virginia Beach last September.

“It’s like throwing a pebble in the pond,” a UVA geneticist says of testing for HD. “There are a lot of ripples that come out from this decision.”

made the decision to have his feeding tube removed. He died days later at the age of 57, surrounded by Clay, Laurie and Kelly. “We told him we would be OK, and it was OK for him to go into God’s arms,” says Clay, tearfully. “Moments later, he drew his last breath.” Since Laurie moved in with her mother in 2001, the disease has steadily robbed her of the ability to do the simplest tasks. She is unable to multi-task, has little short-term memory, and her speech is slurred and slow. She must drink from a straw at all times to prevent choking and is slowly losing control of her facial muscles, which makes it difficult for her to smile. Laurie also deals with constant neck pain, and it is uncomfortable for her to sit for any length of time or to lie down. When she lifts her arms and hands to wash her hair, she tends to lose her balance. Her motor skills have deteriorated so much that it is difficult for her to brush her teeth, stir cake batter or cut paper. Helping her son Michael with his fifth-grade homework is nearly impossible, and her lack of balance causes her to struggle with reaching into cabinets or taking laundry out of the washing machine or dryer. “[All parents] love their child,” says Clay, “but when you see your child’s personality change and [her] health go down the tubes, and [she] struggles with simple everyday things, you feel like someone sucked the air out of you. Laurie had  such high aspirations for life with Michael and their son, like any young woman. I am trying to be the strong one for her, but there are days I just need to have a good cry.”

Reaching out for support To try to cope with her emotions, Clay began attending an HD support group once a month at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, but she found it difficult to make the meetings because of her schedule and the distance. Clay organized a support group in Virginia Beach, which began meeting last September. Currently, 24 people attend the group’s monthly meeting (see our Community Calendar for more information). Emery O’Connor of Virginia Beach also had difficulty making it to the meetings in Newport News, and she now attends Clay’s Virginia Beach support group. Her grandmother died from complications of the disease, and her father and four of his 11 siblings have it as well. “[It] always weighed on me that I had a 50-percent chance of having this, and when I experienced common things that everyone [with HD] experiences like anxiety, restless legs or the occasional loss of balance, I would automatically assume it was because I was in the early stages of Huntington’s,” says O’Connor, who is 38. “From 1995 to

2005, I cancelled at least three tests to see if I had the gene because I was scared. When I finally got the test, it came back negative, but I did it very wrong. I never had the counseling you are supposed to have.”

The HD gene and genetic testing In 1993, the discovery of the gene that causes HD led to the development of a genetic test for the disease. This blood test cannot indicate when symptoms will appear; it only indicates if the person carries the abnormal HD gene and will someday develop the disease. The decision to have the testing or not is a difficult one, according to Louise Vetter, chief executive officer of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), a national non-profit health agency based in New York that is dedicated to finding a cure for HD. “The disease has so many layers of implications [for] the family, because it is not just the person with the disease, it is the risk it places on other members of the family,” says Vetter. “That decision—do you get tested? don’t you get tested?—what does that mean? If you do test positive, is there going to be a meaningful treatment or cure in time for the person waiting for the disease to become symptomatic? It is all so difficult.” The HDSA recommends that at-risk individuals who are considering genetic testing do so at a testing center that follows HDSA guidelines. These centers require the at-risk person to meet with professionals who are knowledgeable about HD for one session devoted to each of the following: genetic counseling, a neurological exam, a psychological interview, discussion of the results and follow-up. The genetic test itself takes several weeks and is performed on a blood sample. Genetic testing for children is typically prohibited before age 18, as a child may not understand the full implications of testing and may be vulnerable to pressure from others. However, after a thorough neurological exam, a child under the age of 18 may be tested to confirm a diagnosis of juvenile-onset HD. (Fewer than 10 percent of individuals with HD develop symptoms before age 20.) In accordance with this recommendation, Laurie and Michael have decided that when their son Michael is 18 years old, they will allow him to decide whether or not to be tested for HD.

Virginia home to “Center of Excellence” In March 2000, the HDSA named the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System a “Center of Excellence” for the care of patients with HD and their families. The Huntington’s disease program at UVA became one of the first 10 HDSA Centers of Excellence in the nation and is still the only one in Virginia.  

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FEATURE Continued from page 23 HDSA Centers of Excellence serve as a focal point for care of people and families affected by HD. Their mission is to provide expert care, participate in research initiatives for the care and cure of HD and educate the community and medical providers. Patricia Allinson, genetic counselor and program coordinator at the UVA HD program, says getting tested for HD requires more than having blood drawn. “Before the person gets the test, we try to get the person to think about how a positive test result will affect their career, marriage plans, childbearing plans, their finances—it’s like throwing a pebble in the pond,” says Allinson. “There are a lot of ripples that come out from this decision, and we feel that [anybody who is considering testing needs to be thinking and role-playing] about what it will be like at the end to hear that yes, you did inherit the gene. We hope that they’ve done the work and we’ve done our jobs to help them be as prepared as they can be to hear that information.”

The realities of testing positive for HD Warren Keith of Virginia Beach learned in 1990 that he was at risk for the disease after receiving a phone call from his father saying he had been diagnosed with HD. At that time, Keith and his wife, Sherry Hoback, had just entered into their fifth year of marriage and were living in Alaska, where Keith was an aviation technician with the Coast Guard. Shortly after Keith’s father was diagnosed, his health insurance company dropped him because of the diagnosis, which made Keith and Hoback afraid for their own future. “We figured the only way we would be able to maintain any benefits would be to not get tested—to keep his father’s diagnosis quiet and try to make it through the 20 years in the military,” says Hoback. “Every day since then, I’ve been watching [Keith]. Sometimes I’d find myself just staring at him, waiting to see some type of sign that he had it, too.” After his retirement in 2003, Keith had the test done and was officially diagnosed with HD. “We already knew in our hearts at that point that he had it,” says Hoback. “He had already begun with the nervous ticks and issues with his speech. It’s been a long, hard road filled with secrets and fear to try and protect our family.” Dr. Karen Thomas, a neurologist with Sentara Neurology Specialists in Virginia Beach who underwent fellowship training in movement disorders, says the couple’s story is all too familiar. “It’s a very unfortunate situation, but it exists—that’s the way our system is,” says Thomas. “People with this disease will have their insurance taken

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Laurie’s son Michael has a 50-50 chance of developing HD; Laurie and her fiancee Michael Harris say they will encourage young Michael to get tested for HD when he turns 18.

away from them. It affects their potential for employment or their current employment. There are a lot of serious ramifications for just getting tested—so much so that many pay out of pocket to get it done.” Despite all the negatives that come along with an HD diagnosis, for both the individual and that person’s family, Louise Vetter of HDSA says there is a distinct feeling of optimism and hope among many in the HD community. “I am overwhelmed by the strength that I see in the individuals who are living with HD, by the caregivers taking care of a spouse or parent or a child and their perseverance to move forward, and by the strength and hope that if we just keep moving forward there is going to be meaningful treatment and a cure closer than you think. That is just incredibly heartwarming. Unlike any health issue that I am familiar with or have been involved with, the sense of community around families facing Huntington’s is truly unique. It is a relatively small community, and they are constantly working together to support research, to make sure that the best access to clinical care is out there, and there are very active online groups. It is just a family in a very different way. They are committed, they are driven, and they are really, really strong.” Another person encouraged by the progress made with HD is local neurologist Dr. Thomas Pellegrino, who was Laurie Clay’s doctor before becoming a full-time faculty member at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2006. “There is much more information available than when I began practicing in this field 30 years ago,” says Pellegrino. “I think with advocacy groups like HDSA making the dis-

ease much more widely known, the number of resources available to people with the disease is much greater than it used to be, so people are much more aware of it than 25 to 30 years ago. For years and years, it was a frustrating field to work in. Research money is partially conditioned by how common the disease is, but it is also in part conditioned by how much progress is being made. Once you start to learn something and feel like you are getting somewhere, it is easier to start getting people interested in it. Public awareness is key.” Increasing public awareness of HD is something that Marie Clay and her family are committed to until there is a cure. Clay, along with the other members of the Virginia Beach Huntington’s Disease Support Group, raise money for research and for the UVA HD clinic through Green Planet Fundraising, an organization dedicated to improving the planet one tree at a time. Says Clay: “They are providing us with an environmentally responsible opportunity to raise money for research.” For every $10 donation toward sponsoring a tree, HDSA receives $5. The money raised by this effort will go directly to UVA and will be used to help fund continued research to find a cure for Huntington’s disease. Green Planet Fundraising will use its half of the donation to purchase, plant and maintain a tree.   As for Clay and her daughter, they will continue to deal with the disease as best they can and continue fighting to be heard, not just for themselves but for everyone who either has HD or tests positive for the HD gene. HJ


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decline in thinking or “cognitive” function with age is not inevitable, according to a new study that showed that many adults maintain their cognitive function as they grow older and identified modifiable factors related to preserving brain function. “There are subgroups of the elderly population who maintain cognitive function in late life,” lead researcher Dr. Alexandra Fiocco of the University of California, San Francisco, told Reuters Health. “We can predict who will maintain cognitive function in late life and the majority of the predictive factors are modifiable in nature.” Briefly, the investigators found that adults who did not smoke, exercised once a week, were socially active, had at least a high school education and a ninth grade literacy level, were more likely to maintain cognitive skills through their 70s and 80s. “To this day, the majority of past research has focused on factors that put people at greater risk to lose their cognitive skills over time, but much less is known about what factors help people maintain their skills,” Fiocco noted in a statement. Fiocco’s team tracked the cognitive function of 2,509 well-functioning white and black adults who were between 70 and 78 years of age at the start of the study.

In one study, those who had at least a high school education were nearly three times as likely to stay sharp as those with less education.

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Continued from page 14 is vital. Americans save so little compared to people in other countries, and we tend to rack up huge credit card debts. Being in debt is frightening to some of us, but it bothers others not at all. When one partner obtains new credit cards or abuses them without telling the other, it may be seen as an act of deception and betrayal and can ruin any relationship. Discuss with your partner use of joint accounts, and keep good records. As simple as it sounds, open communication about finances helps keep the peace. Perhaps most important on the financial front is for two people to agree on or negotiate their financial objectives. Do they want to save to buy a house or spend that money on vacations? Finally, disagreements can arise about how free time is spent. The spouse who spends every weekend on the golf course can expect to encounter trouble at home. While some time apart is good, the two of you should make a point of scheduling a regular date night and, periodically, a weekend away. Particularly if there are children involved, it is too easy to allow them to eat up all your time so that

During eight years of follow-up, 53 percent of the study subjects showed minor cognitive decline normally associated with aging and 16 percent showed major cognitive decline. However, 30 percent of the study subjects maintained cognitive function, the team reports in the journal Neurology. Further investigation revealed that people who exercised moderately to vigorously at least once a week were 30 percent more likely to maintain their cognitive function than those who did not exercise that often. Those who had at least a high school education were nearly three times as likely to stay sharp as those who with less education. Elderly with a ninth grade literacy level or higher were nearly five times as likely to stay sharp as those with lower literary levels and non-smokers were nearly twice as likely to stay sharp as those who smoked. People working or volunteering and those living with someone were also more likely to maintain cognitive function late in life. “Some of these factors such as exercise and smoking are behaviors that people can change,” Fiocco said. “Discovering factors associated with cognitive maintenance may be very useful in prevention strategies that guard against or slow the onset of dementia.” HJ

those long-ago days of romantic evenings together are just that—a distant memory. The familiar “mid-life crisis” can lead to a divorce, because leaving a marriage is far easier than trying to change oneself to improve it. Protect your relationship by putting it first. When discussing difficult topics with your partner, avoid statements like “You always...” and “You never….” What is needed is compromise. Spend time periodically talking to each other about these potential problem areas, and you will reap the reward of a loving and lasting life together. And remember, in an argument with one’s beloved, no one ever wins. You can stop any argument instantly by saying, “You’re right.” Try it—if nothing else, it’s worth it to see the look on your partner’s face. HJ

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We’ve done our best to include every health-related practice or service in the Tidewater area. If your organization is not listed, or if your listing is not current, send your updates to info@thehealthjournals.com. Emergency Numbers National Response Center Toll-Free: (800) 424-8802 National Suicide Crisis Hotline Toll-Free: (800) 784-2433 National Suicide Prevention Hotline Toll-Free: (800) 273-8255 Poison Control Center Toll-Free: (800) 222-1222

Beacon Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 340 Lynn Shores Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 340-6611 Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia 6401 Auburn Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 420-2512 Brighton Gardens 5620 Wesleyan Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 499-4800

Living Options of Chesapeake 5028 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 488-5488 Lucas Lodge Day Support 1214 County St. Portsmouth (757) 558-1940 Lydia Roper Home 127 E. 40th St. Norfolk (757) 622-6979

Allergists & ENT

Carebridge Assisted Living 220 Rainbow Ln. Chesapeake (757) 543-9773

Marian Manor Assited Living & Retirement Community 5345 Marian Ln. Virginia Beach (757) 456-5018

M. A. Afify, MD, PC 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 2800 Norfolk (757) 466-7707

Carrington Place of Chesapeake 1017 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 485-5500

M.E. Cox Center for Elder Day Care 644 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-4388

Allergy & Asthma Center 4534 Bonney Rd., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 499-4101

Cedar Manor Assisted Living 1324 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 548-4192

Mayfair House Assisted Living 901 Enterprise Way Portsmouth (757) 397-3411

Allergy & Asthma Specialists, Ltd. 302 E. Little Creek Rd., Ste. A Norfolk (757) 583-4382 528 Albemarle Dr. Chesapeake (757) 547-7702

Charity House 2614 Elkhart St. Chesapeake (757) 487-8094

The Memory Center 1853 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 412-1180

Chesapeake Crossings Seniors Community 1937 Robert Hall Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 545-1942

Oakwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 5520 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 420-3600

Chesapeake Home for Adults 1012 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 485-5597

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 4560 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-4211

Chesapeake Place 1508 Volvo Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 548-4795

Pacifica Senior Living 5417 Wesleyan Drive Virginia Beach (757) 490-6672

Churchland House 4916 W. Norfolk Rd. Portsmouth (757) 483-1780

Parson’s Residential Care Center 1005 Deep Creek Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 487-0487

Colonial Home 904 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 487-9737

Pinewood Inn Assisted Living 1516 Harmon St. Norfolk (757) 588-4663

Commonwealth Assisted Living 440 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 431-8825

Province Place of DePaul 6403 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 451-2400

Consulate Healthcare 3900 Llewellyn Ave. Norfolk (757) 625-5363

Province Place of Maryview 1 Bon Secours Way Portsmouth (757) 686-9100

Continuing Care Retirement Community 1 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 233-7927

Richardson Adult Care 419 W. 28th St. Norfolk (757) 622-4363

Deep Creek Manor 900 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 487-9073

Sentara Adult Day Care 3751 Sentara Way Virginia Beach (757) 306-2850

Dominion Village 2856 Forehand Dr. Chesapeake (757) 487-9400

Envoy of Thorton Hall 827 Norview Ave. Norfolk (757) 853-6281

Sentara Nursing Center 776 Oak Grove Rd. Chesapeake (757) 261-4000 3750 Sentara Way Virginia Beach (757) 306-2700 249 Newtown Rd. S. Norfolk (757) 892-5500 4201 Greenwood Dr. Portsmouth (757) 673-5000 1640 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 496-3939

First Colonial Inn 845 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-2884

Sentara Senior Community Care 665 Newtown Rd., Ste. 121 Virginia Beach (757) 502-7800

Georgian Manor at Riverwalk 651 Riverwalk Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 436-9618 Golden Living Center 900 London Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 393-6864

Sentara Village 778 Oak Grove Rd. Chesapeake (757) 261-4050 3751 Sentara Way Virginia Beach (757) 306-2800 251 Newtown Rd. S. Norfolk (757) 892-5200

Golden Living Community of Lynn Shores 350 Lynn Shores Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 498-0187

Shepherd’s Village at Park Avenue 805 Park Ave. Norfolk (757) 625-1877

Harbor's Edge 1 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 616-7900

The Talbot on Granby 6311 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 451-5100

Harbour Pointe Medical & Rehabilitation Center 1005 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 623-5602

Virginia Beach Estates 937 Diamond Springs Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 493-9535

Coastal ENT Surgeons 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 302 Virginia Beach (757) 481-0385 Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Tidewater, Inc. 2790 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-7753 Ear, Nose & Throat, Ltd. 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 304 Norfolk (757) 623-0526 901 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 623-0526 680-A Kingsborough Sq. Chesapeake (757) 623-0526 Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists 4053 Taylor Rd., Ste. M Chesapeake (757) 483-1700 Eastern VA Ear, Nose & Throat 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 303 Chesapeake (757) 547-9714 816 Independence Blvd. Ste. 3-H Virginia Beach (757) 464-1500 EVMS Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-6200 Lakeview Medical Center Allergy & ENT 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9415 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7186 Mid-Atlantic Hearing and Balance 4868 Bridge Road Suffolk (757) 483-7186 2000 Meade Parkway Suffolk (757) 934-9415 T. V. Pangalos, MD 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 2700 Norfolk (757) 466-1765 Princess Anne ENT and Allergy 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0340 John R. Sweeney Jr., MD 3217 Stamford Rd. Portsmouth (757) 483-4150 Tidewater Ear, Nose & Throat 4020 Raintree Rd., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 488-2080

Assisted Care & Senior Living Abundant Care Assisted Living 5556 Paca Lane Virginia Beach (757) 519-9100 Allzwell Assisted Living Center 130 Great Bridge Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 436-2109 Atlantic Shores 1398 Gibraltar Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 426-0000 Atria Virginia Beach 1628 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 496-8001 Autumn Care of Great Bridge 821 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 547-4528 Autumn Care of Norfolk 1401 Halstead Ave. Norfolk (757) 857-0481 Autumn Care of Portsmouth 3610 Winchester Dr. Portsmouth (757) 397-0725 The Ballentine 7211 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 440-7400 Ballentine Manor, Inc. 2333 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk (757) 627-1155 Bay Lake Retirement & Assisted Living Community 4225 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 460-8868 Bay Pointe Medical & Rehabilitation Centre 1148 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-3321 Bayside Healthcare Center 1004 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-4058

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Emily Green Shores Assisted Living 500 Westmoreland Ave. Portsmouth (757) 399-3442

Harbourway Assisted Living 1217 Alliance Drive Virginia Beach (757) 716-2150

Virginia Beach Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center 1801 Camelot Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 481-3500

Heritage Hall 5580 Daniel Smith Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 499-7029

Virginia Home for Adults 2701 Border Rd. Chesapeake (757) 545-6219

Indian River Retirement Community 1012 Justis St. Chesapeake (757) 523-4659

Westhaven Manor 3610 County St. Portsmouth (757) 399-2754

Lake Prince Woods 100 Anna Goode Way Suffolk (757) 923-5500

Westminster Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay 3100 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 496-1100

Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital 1309 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 461-5001

Cardiology

Lav’m Adult Care Residence 912 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 546-2810

Robert Accettola, MD Leslie Webb, MD 3737 High St. Portsmouth (757) 686-9400

Leigh Hall Assisted Living 890 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 461-5956

Herbert M. Brewer 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 205 Norfolk (757) 622-6601

Lifeworks Rehab at Norfolk 901 E. Princess Anne Rd. Norfolk (757) 626-1642

Cardiology & Arrhythmia Consultants, Inc. 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 507 Norfolk (757) 624-1788

Lighthouse Pointe 933 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 382-4911

Cardiology Associates 301 Goode Way, Ste. 102 Portsmouth (757) 399-2639 1030 Hill Point Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-0444

Lillian’s Loving Care 3736 Turnpike Rd. Portsmouth (757) 393-9241

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Cardiology Consultants 100 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 889-5351 844 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 204 Norfolk (757) 466-6100 1016 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-5070 Cardiovascular Associates Ltd. 612 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 547-9294 1708 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 395-5300 Cardiovascular Specialists 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 201 Portsmouth (757) 483-6420 Lakeview Medical Center Cardiology 600 Gresham Dr., Ste. 8610 Norfolk (757) 622-9192 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 925-0759 Tidewater Cardiology 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach 100 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 460-3400 Timothy L. Marshall, MD 424 N. Main St., Ste. 3 Suffolk (757) 539-6801

Cardiovascular & thoracic surgeons Bon Secours Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons 3640 High Street Portsmouth, Virginia 23707 Paul W. Braunstein, Jr., MD 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 300 Chesapeake (757) 491-6467 1016 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 491-6467

childbirth resources Birth Matters VA 1208 Advance Road Virginia Beach (757) 631-0952 Suzanne Bruehl, CD (DONA) 705 Simpkins Ln. Virginia Beach (757) 580-5942 Brandy Burd, CD (DONA) 2337 S. Wolfsnare Virginia Beach (757) 761-4298 Kate Dundlow, CCE (EWI) 1925 John Brown Ln. Virginia Beach (757) 479-1278 Nacy Goldman, LCCE, IBCLC, CD (DONA) 150 Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 423-2810 Jennifer Green, AAHCC 2253 Calvert St. Virginia Beach (757) 339-4315 Midwifery Center at DePaul Hospital 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-3443 Amara Minnis, CD (DONA), PCD (DONA) 4869 Wyandotte Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 375-0939 Seven Cities Midwifery Care 1700 Hampton Blvd., Ste. A Norfolk (757) 622-2791 Valentine Hosiptal Based Midwifery 700 Independence Cir., Ste. 3A Virginia Beach (757) 473-2021

Chiropractic & Acupuncture

Bawcom Chiropractic 762 Independence Blvd., Ste. 786 Virginia Beach (757) 490-7911

Health Links Chiropractic Clinic 5265 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 557-0010

Bayside Chiropractic 1658 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-5300

Hilltop Chiropractic & Massage Center 901 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 491-2021

Beach Chiropractic Center 2000 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 430-0990

Holistic Healing Chiropractic 4652 Haygood Rd., Ste. C Virginia Beach (757) 363-0118

David N. Block, DC 1108 Madison Plaza Chesapeake (757) 436-5428

Hollifield Chiropractic Center 2953 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-8700

Boaz Chiropractic Center 5320 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 523-1111

In Good Hands Chiropractic Rosemont Chiropractic 397 Little Neck Rd., Bldg. 3400, Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 431-2225

Jason Bradecich, DC 1139 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-4956 Cape Henry Chiropractic Wellness 2244 Sunstates Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 481-5444 Cedar Chiropractic Center 1245 Cedar Rd., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 549-1664 Cedarwood Chiropractic Clinic 740 Duke St. Norfolk (757) 625-4458 Chesapeake Chiropractic Health Center 1200 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 118 Chesapeake (757) 547-5510 Chesapeake Spine Center 676 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 549-2273 Chirocare Chiropractic 838-E Old George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 485-5666 Chiropractic Center of Virginia Beach 525 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 190 Virginia Beach (757) 473-9900 Chiropractic For Life 800 S. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 111 Chesapeake (757) 482-8445 Churchland Chiropractic 3032 Tyre Neck Rd. Portsmouth (757) 484-7000 Coastal Chiropractic 1812 Baltic Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 422-2260 119 W. 21st St. Norfolk (757) 627-2700 Cornerstone Chiropractic Center 1917 Laskin Rd., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 491-4600 Crago Family Chiropractic Center, PC 4224 Holland Rd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 486-4772 Gary R. Detweiler, DC 3529 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-0050 Dolmat & Geheren Chiropractic Clinic 4301 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-0098 Downing Chiropractic Center 711 W. Washington St. Suffolk (757) 934-8653 East Coast Clinic of Chiropractic 1510 Breezeport Way, Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 483-0177 Wayne R. Eiban, DC 5301 Providence Rd., Ste. 50 Virginia Beach (757) 495-2228

Accident Injury Center 3529 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-0050

Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture 3105 Western Branch Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 686-3716 1920 Centerville Tpke. Virginia Beach (757) 479-0626

Active Wellness Chiropractic, Inc. 738 W. 22nd St. Norfolk (757) 627-2222

Kim K. Fuller, DC 106 Wimbledon Sq. Chesapeake (757) 436-1037

Advanced Chiropractic Health Center 5505 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 420-5505

Global Healing Therapies 2244 Sunstates Ct., Ste. 107 Virginia Beach (757) 491-2598

Alliance Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 220 S. Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-7870

Good Chiropractic 325 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-5966

Alpine Accident & Health Center 1427 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-3229

Great Neck Chiropractic, PC 1432 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 481-9221

Mathew Van Amberg, DC 3101 Rose Hall Shops Virginia Beach (757) 498-5433

Green Run Chiropractic 1190 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 468-5444

ARE Health Center & Spa 215 67th St. Virginia Beach (757) 437-7202

Ghent Chiropractic 821 W. 21st St., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 622-1222

Armstrong Wellness Center 1108 Eden Way N., Ste. E Chesapeake (757) 436-1800

Mithra Green, DC 5267 Greenwitch Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 313-6723

Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation 115 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake (757) 547-4325

Greenbrier Family Chiropractic 801 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 118 Chesapeake (757) 436-6677

Back to Health Chiropractic 256-C N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 499-4432

Harbour View Family Practice & Sports Medicine 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. B2 Suffolk

John P. Barone, DC 5818-D Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 638-1800

Healing Hands Chiropractic Center 321 Edwin Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 306-4325

Island Chiropractic 2260 Seashore Shoppes Virginia Beach (757) 496-3353 Jarrett Chiropractic, PC 537 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-0193 Virginia L. Jones, DC 1545 E. Bayview Blvd. Norfolk (757) 749-6929 Kempsville Chiropractic 1932 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 3 Virginia Beach (757) 467-5258 Harold Kornylak, DO 1432 E. Bay Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 491-3294 Lehew Chiropractic & Acupuncture 1369 Laskin Rd., Ste. 4 Virginia Beach (757) 498-9000 Liebell Clinic of Specific Chiropractic 477 Viking Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 631-9799 Lifeline Family Chiropractic Center, PC 613 Butterfly Dr. Chesapeake (757) 549-8802 Lightkeeper Chiropractic 325 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 518-0964 Lynnhaven Chiropractic Clinic 228 N. Lynnhaven Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-4824 Medical Acupuncture Clinic 840 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 102B Virginia Beach (757) 351-6226 Douglas J. Montagna, DC 548 Battlefield Blvd. S. Chesapeake (757) 482-5525 Morgan Wellness Center 3980 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-8455 Amanda J. Meyers, DC 2004 Sandbridge Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 510-4977 Carl D. Nelson, DC 968 S. Oriole Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 422-4536 Dean Newman, DC 1139-G Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-6669 3100 London Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 397-4577 Newtown Chiropractic Center 152 Newtown Rd., Ste. 116 Virginia Beach (757) 490-9717 Norfolk Acupuncture 819 W. 21st St. Norfolk (757) 622-7145 Norfolk Chiropractic Center 2200 Colonial Avenue, Ste. 2 Norfolk (757) 622-8777 Norview Family & Chiropractic 6202 N. Military Hwy. Norfolk (757) 855-1099 Ocean Lightforce Chiropractic 210 25th St. Virginia Beach (757) 425-1421 Ocean View Chiropractic 961 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 588-4000 Charles L. O’Dea, DC 416 Market St. Suffolk (757) 539-2244 Olde Towne Family Chiropractic 355 Crawford St. Portsmouth (757) 399-4700 Orchard Square Chiropractic 1528 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 547-1110 Pembroke Chiropractic, PC 4668 Pembroke Blvd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 490-5828 Planet Chiropractic 1409 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake (757) 410-2793 Portsmouth Chiropractic Center 3500 Queen St. Portsmouth (757) 399-7300 Precision Spinal Care 1305 Executive Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 382-5555 Premier Health Chiropractic 333 Kellam Rd., Ste. 1100 Virginia Beach (757) 962-6191


Pro Adjuster Chiropractic Clinic 525 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 190 Virginia Beach (757) 473-9900 Professional Chiropractic 5350 Kemps River Dr., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 424-2626 Progressive Chiropractic 4740 Baxter Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-8555 Reed Chiropractic 1464 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ste. 13 Chesapeake (757) 546-8888 Reinhold Chiropractic Group 4640 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 460-2522 Sea Pines Chiropractic, PC 2712 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-0040 Barbara Sikes, DC 1856 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 496-9698 Skelton Chiropractic Clinics 4867 Baxter Rd., Ste. 107 Virginia Beach (757) 497-1555 5762 Chesapeake Blvd. Norfolk (757) 853-2775

Albinder Orthodontics 528 Albemarle Dr. Chesapeake (757) 547-2134 4291 Holland Rd., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 495-7866

Derrick M. Broadaway, DDS 3325 Taylor Rd., Ste. 112 Chesapeake (757) 686-3033 3809 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 111 Virginia Beach (757) 471-6672

Althouse Carroll & Alperin 3410 County St. Portsmouth (757) 393-2568

Townsend Brown Jr., DDS 1300 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 5 Virginia Beach (757) 467-7797

J. Wesley Anderson Jr., DDS 1658 Pleasure House Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 464-1964

William E. Brown, DDS 549 E. Brambleton Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-8884

Robert E. Anderson, DDS 2490-A Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-3000

Tanya Brown, DMD Roxzanne Amos, DMD 129 Hanbury Rd., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 546-5262

Artful Smiles 506 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 227-3401 Stephen Asam, DDS 632 Cedar Rd., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 436-3595 Associated Dental Care 814 Newtown Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-0419 Azalea Family Dentistry 7913 Azalea Garden Rd. Norfolk (757) 587-4433

Bowman R. Browne, DDS 5705 Lee Farm Ln., Ste. B Suffolk (757) 484-0600 Morton A. Brownstein, DDS 7909 Bison Ave. Norfolk (757) 588-7673 Oduyelu A. Bukola, DDS 2125 McComas Way, Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 563-2670 John W. Burton III, DDS 108 Western Ave. Suffolk (757) 539-3151

Michael S. Denbar, DDS 1245 Cedar Rd., Ste. L Chesapeake (757) 382-9336

Alfred R. Guthrie, Jr., DDS 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 400 Virginia Beach (757) 340-1465

Allen C. Karp, DDS 4676 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-5010

Thomas James Dilaura, Jr., DDS 9323 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 588-6257

Steve A. Gwaltney, DDS 2486 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-3021

Kempsville Dental Care 5265 Providence Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 495-3074

Dodson Endodontics 756 MaGuire Place Suffolk (757) 923-9000 1510 Breezeport Way, Ste. 400 Suffolk (757) 638-4500

A. L. Halstead III, DDS 2245 W. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 481-7392

Robert Kenney, DDS 1206 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-8404

Christopher Hamlin, DDS 1806 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 627-7550

Alan Kessler, DDS Tiffany Kessler, DDS 2404 Potters Rd., Ste. 400 Virginia Beach (757) 340-8805

Richard P. Dolenuck, DDS 4169 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-3834 Mary Dooley, DDS 401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 122 Virginia Beach (757) 486-4880 Thomas Dusek, DDS 104 American Legion Rd., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 484-9300 East Coast Center for Cosmetic Dentistry 3304 Arctic Ave. Virginia Beach (757) 481-3305 Eastern Virginia Family & Cosmetic Dentistry 3221 Western Branch Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-6297 Randy Eberly, DDS 801 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 423-3029

Slone Chiropractic Clinics 2469 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-4100 111 W. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 623-7776 3208 Stamford Rd. Portsmouth (757) 483-3390

Ted L. Bachas, DDS 6550 Townpoint Rd., Ste. 105 Suffolk (757) 483-6155

Smith Chiropractic 2468-A E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 588-0609

John P. Baker, DDS 1170 Lexan Ave., Ste. 187 Norfolk (757) 440-1360

The Spine Group 2416 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-2000

Robert K. Barbour, DMD 2520 Gilmerton Rd. Chesapeake (757) 487-4121

Barry H. Stewart, DC 630-B Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 547-4000

Bruce K. Barr, DDS Kenneth W. Marinak, DDS 350 Johnstown Rd., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 548-2553 853 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-0404 1369 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-0005

Cecil J. Carrol, DDS 4310 Indian River Rd., Ste. 1 Chesapeake (757) 420-8790

Truman Baxter, DDS Adam Hogan, DDS 2021 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-3514

L. H. Cash, DDS E. J. Weisberg, DDS 801 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 103 Norfolk (757) 440-0044

Scott Flood, DDS Thoedore R. Smith Jr., DDS Stephanie C. Smith, DDS 4221 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 486-3919

Wolfgang Bay, DDS 1625 Salem Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 495-6005

Pedro L. Casingal, Jr., DDS 810 Battlefield Blvd. S. Chesapeake (757) 482-7977

Michael Folck, DDS 1385 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-7440

Bay Colony Dentistry 32cnd Street & Holly Road Virginia Beach (757) 321-1300

Kenneth J. Cavallari, DDS 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 412-0235 505 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 108 Chesapeake (757) 412-0235

The Foleck Center for Cosmetic Implant and Restorative Dentistry 201 College Place, Ste. 111 Norfolk (757) 623-0283 241 Corporate Blvd., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 965-7696

Stickell Chiropractic 936 General Booth Blvd., Ste. C Virginia Beach (757) 422-2232 Strawbridge Family Chiropractic 2105 McComas Way, Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 430-8000 Thalia Chiropractic Center 4136 Bonney Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-2817 Thesier Chiropractic 240 Mustang Trail Virginia Beach (757) 486-3222 Paul R. Thompson, DC 2709 Salem Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 427-0022 Tidewater Acupuncture & Wellness 837 First Colonial Rd., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 428-4286 Total Health Center 1801 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 363-8571 Vanella Chiropractic 4667 Haygood Rd., Ste. 503-C Virginia Beach (757) 270-1333 Vella Chiropractic Center 4224 Holland Rd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 486-4772 Vohringer & Bryant Chiropractic 4219-A Indian River Rd. Chesapeake (757) 420-8620 Ward’s Corner Chiropractic 7400 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 588-8908 Western Branch Family Chiropractic Center 3115 Western Branch Blvd., Ste. 108 Chesapeake (757) 483-6000 Richard S. Wright, DC 820 Shirley Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-1546 Wynkoop Family Chiropractic 1092 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 518-0960

Robert T. Banes, DDS 3617 Dam Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 427-3741

Beach Dental 1000 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 496-0993 Beach Endodontics 1432 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 486-7857 Frank Beale, DDS Michael Maugeri, DDS 3720 Holland Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 340-0446 Jeffrey R. Bek, DDS 1767 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 426-6151 Allan L. Bergano, DDS 256 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-2988

Dentistry & Oral Health Peter Adams, DDS 4312 Holland Rd., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 498-6420 Advanced Sedation Dentistry 616 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 769-7155

James Y. Chau, DDS, MS 1724 Sir William Osler Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 481-1894 Jack I. Cherin, DMD Osama Modjadidi, DDS 5101 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-8611

Jerry C. Clarke, DDS 2490 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-9398 1510 Breezeport Way, Ste. 400 Suffolk (757) 686-8400

Edgar H. Boggs Jr., DDS 825 Battlefield Blvd. S. Chesapeake (757) 482-2876

Virginia Clinical Research 601 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 625-0151

Peggy M. Chappell, DMD 2303 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-9481

Bivins Orthodontics 220 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 546-3888

Clinical Research Associates of Tidewater 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 402 Norfolk (757) 627-7446 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 923-9605

Sentara Norfolk General Cancer Resource Center 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-4268

Leon A. Cerniway, DMD 109 Wimbledon Sq., Ste. H Chesapeake (757) 547-9339

Chung Family Dentistry 7510 Granby St., Ste. 1 Norfolk (757) 587-5955

Phillip A. Blythe, DDS 3872 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-0740

Institute of Anti-Aging Research 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 113 Virginia Beach (757) 417-8300

Jerry Caravas, Jr., DDS 1539 Amberly Forest Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 471-6020

Frederick T. Birsch, DDS 3413 South St. Portsmouth (757) 393-9929

Brighton Research Group 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 285 Virginia Beach (757) 368-0672

Independence Family Medicine Clinical Research 813 Independence Blvd., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 333-7625

Robert A. Candler, DDS & Associates 116 Janaf Office Building Norfolk (757) 461-8173

Rashimi Bhatt, DDS 5660 Indian River Rd., Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 523-0898

Paul N. Berger, DDS 2404 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 106 Virginia Beach (757) 498-7878

John J. Blaszcak, DDS 3400 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 427-1301

Foundation for Urological Research 6333 Center Dr. Norfolk (757) 457-5166

Roger H. Cahoon, DDS 3300 High St. Portsmouth (757) 393-1241

Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics 905 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 106 Chesapeake (757) 548-3030 4169 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 486-2525 1368 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-8300 1055 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 474-1200

Clinical research

EVMS Clinical Research Center 601 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 446-5808

Bussey, Mayo & Archer 1200 Battlefield Blvd N. Chesapeake (757) 436-4227 2995 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-2167 477 Viking Dr., Ste. 215 Virginia Beach (757) 486-5428

Travis Bohrer, DDS 1577 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 107 Virginia Beach (757) 428-8282 Bonney Road Dental 3933 Bonney Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 631-9700 1832 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 479-1610 Bonnie, Bonnie & Horowitz 7400 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 587-7400 Darrell L. Boyce, DDS Family Dentistry 1711 Parkview Dr. Chesapeake (757) 424-6580 James H. Boyd Jr., DDS 549 E. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 9 Norfolk (757) 623-4820 Anita Brabson, DDS 3620 County St. Norfolk (757) 397-8877 Dwight J. Bradshaw, DDS 5501 Bennets Pasture Rd. Suffolk (757) 484-1444 Bredologos Family Dentistry 1917 Laskin Rd., Ste. 106 Virginia Beach (757) 425-1828 Paul M. Brickman, DDS 351 Edwin Dr., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 499-9839

Carrie Clarkson, DDS Gary Newell, DDS 5333 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 420-1507

Robert M. Edmonds, DDS 2003 Meade Pkwy., Ste. C Suffolk (757) 539-9484 Anthony A. Elgohairy, DMD 3115 Western Branch Blvd., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 484-4197 Marybeth Fasano, DDS 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 412-2235 Michael Fernandez, DDS 5121 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 497-4825 Kevin Finnerty, DDS 5505 Indian River Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 424-6644

Alan Forbes, DDS Albert Soloman, DDS 805 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. 125 Chesapeake (757) 547-2171 Ben Foster Jr., DDS 3800 Poplar Hill Rd., Ste. F Chesapeake (757) 484-8564 David K. Foster, DDS, FAGD 609 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 340-8852 Frank Johnston Family Dentistry 1222 Chesapeake Ave. Chesapeake (757) 543-3517 Rita Frazier, DDS 136 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 587-6399 Ronald Fuhrmann, DDS 232 Business Park Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 499-8465 Catherine Oden Fulton, DDS 5660 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-3794 110 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 403 Norfolk (757) 489-1331 Ann-Marie Funda, DDS 1752 Sir William Osler Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 496-3862 Randall Furman, DDS Len Futermon, DDS, FAGD 879 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 109 Virginia Beach (757) 468-4684

Hampton Roads Center for Cosmetic Dentistry 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 412-1400 Harbour View Dental Center 5837 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 686-3636 Kenneth E. Hardy, DDS 1622 Holland Rd. Suffolk (757) 539-2998 Berard Harrison, DDS 4600 Westgrove Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 460-1222 Gary Hartman, DDS, MS, LTD 240 Mustang Trail, Ste. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 498-5480 Hatcher Orthodontics 3253 Taylor Rd., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 488-6080 Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic 344 Effingham St. Portsmouth (757) 399-4588 Steven P. Hearne, DDS 1034 Hill Point Blvd. N. Suffolk (757) 925-0407 A. Clayborn Hendricks, DDS 737 Little Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 486-4469 Heriford & Heriford 2003 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-5239 Barry L. Herman, DDS Gregory Schrumps, DDS 1300 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 467-8181

J. Matthew Hogendobler, DMD 1729 Wildwood Dr., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 481-5454 Georgia Holton, DDS 5589 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-1421 Kevin F. Honor’e, DDS 2370 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 588-8162 Hooper Dentistry 840 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 417-7300 Thomas U. Hopkins, DDS 7923 Halprin Dr. Norfolk (757) 587-0874 Abbey Horowitz, DDS 2142 Great Neck Square Virginia Beach (757) 481-3699 Eric A. Hosek, DDS 1357 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 481-5900 Robert J. Howard, DDS 308 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 485-5245 R. Leroy Howell, Sr., DDS Ralph L. Howell, Jr., DDS 102 Western Ave. Suffolk (757) 539-7695 Robert W. Howell, DDS 110 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 312 Norfolk (757) 423-5894

Harvey Glick, DDS 528 Albermarle Dr., Ste. 220 Chesapeake (757) 547-5105

Sharon Y. Colvin, DDS 113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 548-5619

Stephen Goldstein, DDS 6263 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-1285

Trent Conelias, DDS 6033 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-2672 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 303 Norfolk (757) 489-1511

Goodove Oral Surgery and Dental Implants 1127 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 412-2002

James W. Dale, DDS 1453 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 467-9622 Debra A. Davis, DDS 1020 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-0723 Thomas J. Demayo, DDS 762 Independence Blvd., Ste. 400 Virginia Beach (757) 557-0600

Roosevelt Green Jr., DDS 600 Green St. Portsmouth (757) 399-3752 Greenbrier Dental Center 1059 Eden Way N., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 547-2266 Kenneth Grindlay, DDS 228 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake (757) 482-0026 Grundy Dental Care 1805 Laskin Rd. Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 321-1870

John L. Kordulak, DDS 855 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-4700 Robert P. Korman, DDS 1115 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 412-4060

Neil A. Landy, DDS 281 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-3830

Mellanda Colson, DDS 1021 Sunset Dr. Norfolk (757) 587-1485

Melvin E. Cruser III, DDS 1209 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-3111

Kool Smiles 2338 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 583-4891

David S. Hirschler II, DDS E. Thompson Witte, DDS 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 213 Norfolk (757) 461-3660

Earnest D. Coalter, DDS 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 491-8075

David Graham, DDS 524 Albermarle Dr., Ste. 9 Chesapeake (757) 547-7070

Konikoff Periodontics 1230 Progressive Dr., Ste. 104 Chesapeake (757) 436-4026 1510 Breezeport Way, Ste. 500 Suffolk (757) 484-1818 477 Viking Dr., Ste. 190 Virginia Beach (757) 486-8611

Peter G. Kuenzli, DDS 4876 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 111 Virginia Beach (757) 490-9300

Joseph C. Hughes, Jr., DDS 109 Byron St. Chesapeake (757) 436-4214

John C. Cranham, DDS 4016 Raintree Rd., Ste. 320 Chesapeake (757) 465-8900

Konikoff Family Dentistry 684 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 548-0957 1419 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 410-5878 2829 Shore Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 333-6866 2100 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 416-1400 7400 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 583-1535

Grover C. Hill, Jr. DDS 195 S. Rosemont Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-6988

David Gladstone, DDS James Salerno, DDS 5318 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-3657

Kevin C. Cooper, DDS 3105 Western Branch Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-5152

Ronald A. Kondoff, DMD 5291 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 2 Virginia Beach (757) 493-8100

James E. Krochmal, DDS 801 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 107 Norfolk (757) 440-7777

Douglas John Hughes, DDS, PC 1542 E. Bayview Blvd. Norfolk (757) 583-1212

Shantala Gowda, DDS 397 Little Neck Rd., Bldg. 3400, Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 498-5142

Klar & Voorhies Orthodontics 1230 Progressive Dr. Chesapeake (757) 549-1919

Mark J. Hermelin, DDS 337 Edwin Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 497-4746

Ghent Family Dentistry 2200 Colonial Ave. Norfolk (757) 626-0633

Dennis Cleckner, DDS 228 N. Lynnhaven Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 340-3231

Christopher T. King, DDS 4605 Haygood Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-6228

Robert A. Iervolino, DDS, PC 987 Providence Square Sh. Ctr. Virginia Beach (757) 495-2100 Daniel W. Ingram, DDS 1212 Lake James Dr., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 420-4214 Thomas J. Ishom, DDS PC 3217-C Western Branch Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 484-3729 Arthur Rex Jenkins, DDS 836 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-8747 Harry Jenkins, DDS, PC 1220 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 120 Chesapeake (757) 547-9616 Kevin D. Jennings, DDS 211 Providence Rd., Ste. 11 Chesapeake (757) 523-9002 Kail & Cox, DDS 5717 Churchland Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 484-1675 David L. Kaiser, DDS 5261 Challedon Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 499-2444 Marvin Kaplan, DDS 113 Byron St. Chesapeake (757) 436-4302 Aspasia Kapsalas, DDS 1832 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 479-1610

Steven L. Lang, DDS 2836 Meadow Dr. Chesapeake (757) 483-4878 Angela Lanier, DDS 5589 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-3392 John B. Lapetina, Jr. DDS 9601 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 588-0276 Jesse W. Lee, DDS 3720 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-0446 Larry L. Legum, DDS 113 Coastal Way Chesapeake (757) 547-9401 Stanley H. Legum, DDS 4322 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-3318 Jeffrey R. Leidy, DMD 1301 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 362-9660 Francis Lesinski, DDS 4409 George Washington Hwy. Portsmouth (757) 485-2222 Paul Letellier, DDS 133 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake (757) 436-0026 Mary H. Lewis, DDS 328 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 631-9200 Charles Llewellyn, DDS 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. R Virginia Beach (757) 428-2571 Bruce I. Longman, DDS 855 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-4700 Patricia A. Lott, DDS, PC 762 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 499-4707 Evelyn Luma, DDS 1248 Gunn Hall Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 430-2600 LWSS Family Dentistry 1230 Progressive Dr., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 436-1270 904 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-6453 300 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 587-6453 Marshall A. Lyall, DDS 5291 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 2 Virginia Beach (757) 493-8100 Ronald D. Lynch, DDS, PC 369 Johnstown Rd. Chesapeake (757) 546-0301 Alan W. Mahanes, DDS 2521 North Landing Virginia Beach (757) 430-9448 Lekshmi Mahesh, DDS 5511 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 499-7300 Dale L. Mallory, DDS 4867 Baxter Rd., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 499-8139 Louis J. Marconyak, DDS 351 Edwin Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 499-3530

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David T. Marshall, DDS 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 203 Norfolk (757) 489-4221

Robert Pellerin, DDS 351 Edwin Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 490-2017

Robyn K. Marshall, DDS 1062 Laskin Rd., Ste. 14-A Virginia Beach (757) 428-2121 Medical Tower, Ste. 708 Norfolk (757) 627-1882

Pembroke Family Dental Care 4400 Corporation Ln., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 499-3522

Shivar, Peluso & Andersen 711 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 102 Chesapeake (757) 547-7002 3145 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 340-2881 6095 Indian River Rd. Chesapeake (757) 420-4035 302 E. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 303 Norfolk (757) 583-2333

Anthony Martin, DDS 110 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 105 Norfolk (757) 489-1600

Louis Peron, DDS MS 501 Independence Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 436-6778 641 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 467-2102

Frederick E. Martin III, DDS 1709 Colley Ave., Ste. 203 Norfolk (757) 627-8303

Gail Plauka, DDS & Associates 350 Johnstown Rd., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 482-4777

Robert A. Simmons, DDS 2538 Centerville Tpke. S. Chesapeake (757) 421-7181

J. B. Martin IV, DDS 730 High St., Ste. 200 Portsmouth (757) 397-9801

Robert Pope, DDS 1609 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-3321

Michael J. Sims, DDS 2109 McComas Way, Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 427-0695

Lon Meader, DDS 5564 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-1300

Paul Prillaman, DDS 905 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 547-2820

Smile by Design 281 Independence Blvd., Ste. 210 Virginia Beach (757) 499-9639

Robert Mealy, DDS 2737 Campostella Rd. Chesapeake (757) 543-7973

William Pruden, DMD 1421 Kempsville Rd., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 549-8077

The Smile Center 200 Grayson Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 473-8482

James Meares, DDS 5241 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 497-0450

Richard K. Quigg, DDS 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 496-6690 505 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 108 Chesapeake (757) 410-7271

Solomon, Forbes & Lewis 805 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. 125 Chesapeake (757) 547-2171

Darrell Meeks, DDS 281 Independence Blvd., Bldg. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 499-5909 MidAtlantic Implant & Oral Surgery Center 272 Bendix Rd., Ste. 280 Virginia Beach (757) 340-9146 Brian P. Midgette, DDS 3326 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 483-4700 William Midkiff, DDS 2149 Old Greenbrier Rd. Chesapeake (757) 424-5822 Jan Milner, DDS 1113 Eden Way N. Chesapeake (757) 436-1200 Milonas Family Dentistry 2865 Lynnhaven Dr., Ste. C-4 Virginia Beach (757) 481-3000 Marshall Morrison, DDS 4237 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-1243

R. L. Howell & Associates, PC 102 Western Ave. Suffolk (757) 539-7695 Nabeel M. Rahman, DDS 109 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. N Chesapeake (757) 547-2323 Vernon L. Rainey, DDS 426 W. Washington St. Suffolk (757) 934-0476

Charles Stange, DDS 711 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 436-7700

James E. Reitano, DDS 6062 Indian River Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 424-0184

Strawbridge Dental Associates 2129 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 117 Virginia Beach (757) 563-8000

Elizabeth J. Resnick, DDS 1092 Laskin Rd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 428-5543

Donald Tabor Jr., DDS 108 W. 20th St. Norfolk (757) 622-7544

Bradley K. Reynolds, DDS 425 W. 20th St., Ste. 3 Norfolk (757) 622-4245 1307 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 399-4662

James W. Taylor, DDS 1432 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 481-4323

Leslie I. Richmond, DDS 1300 Diamond Springs Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-1939

John D. Mosher, DDS 603 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-2672 303 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 303 Norfolk (757) 489-1511

Rod Rogge, DDS 762 Independence Blvd., Ste. 500 Virginia Beach (757) 333-7444

Alan D. Nachman, DDS 508 N. Birdneck Rd., Ste. E Virginia Beach (757) 422-8885 Nanesmond Suffolk Dentistry 1005 Commercial Ln. Suffolk (757) 934-8500 Gary Newell, DDS 5333 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 420-1507 Arthur A. Nido, DDS 525 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-8155 James H. Nottingham, DDS 142 W. York St. Norfolk (757) 623-9545 Vernon O’Berry, Jr., DDS 1062 Laskin Rd., Ste. 14-A Virginia Beach (757) 425-8055 708 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 627-1882 Oceana Family Dentistry 940 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 425-1155 Oceanfront Dentistry 501 21st St. Virginia Beach (757) 428-6656 Oceanfront Endodontics 1200 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 333-3399

Gary A. Riggs, Jr., DMD 853 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-4608

John J. Ross, DDS 621 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 340-2356 David E. Rowe, DDS 1555 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-6000 Carl P. Roy, DDS 684 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 549-1115 2100 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 471-2900 Wyatt M. Ruffin Jr., DDS 3940 Airline Blvd., Ste. 114 Chesapeake (757) 465-4884 James L. Rutledge, DDS 2025 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-0271 George J. Sabol, DDS 829 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-1110 2129 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 427-1350 1609 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-8879 1300 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-3643 James A. Salerno, DDS David Gladstone, DDS 5318 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-3657 Laymon A. Salyer, DDS 3933 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 488-8853 Stephanie Santos, DDS 281 Independence Blvd., Ste. 210 Virginia Beach (757) 499-9639

Fred P. Ochave, DMD 289 Independence Blvd., Ste. 229 Virginia Beach (757) 497-1618

Randolf E. Savage, DDS James Reske, DDS 4530 Professional Cir. Virginia Beach (757) 499-0567

Thomas O’Hara, DDS 242 Mustang Trail, Ste. 9 Virginia Beach (757) 340-1153

Schonbrun Dental Care 4529 E. Honeygrove Rd., Ste. 301 Virginia Beach (757) 460-1234

Tracy Oliver, DDS 2484 N. Landing Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 471-5480

Jerome W. Schonfield, DDS 5000 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-9000

Charles K. Olson, DDS Glen W. Fritz, DDS 4037 Taylor Rd., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 484-9441

Jeremy Schulman, DDS, MS 1301 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-8070

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons: Reconstructive, Dentoalveolar, & Implant Surgery 3116 Tyre Neck Rd. Portsmouth (757) 483-2110 2441 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-0767 Orthodontics for Children & Adults 302 E. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 583-2333 Owens, Dorfman, Ashby & Dailey 4356 Bonney Rd., Ste. 4 Virginia Beach (757) 340-7000 7400 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 583-4518 1021 Eden Way N. Virginia Beach (757) 547-8700

Robert M. Selden, Jr., DDS 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 302 Norfolk (757) 461-1988 Oscar W. Self, Jr., DDS 3145 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 340-5009 Isiah R. Sharp, III, DDS 344 Effingham St. Portsmouth (757) 398-0404 Michael F. Sharrock, DDS 1457 Mount Pleasant Rd., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 482-1212 Shiflet, Cox & Morgan 3145 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 340-7602

David M. Pate, DDS Jennifer Waterman, DDS 905 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. 102 Chesapeake (757) 425-2332 303 35th St., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 547-2770

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South Beach Dentistry 2401 Seaboard Rd., Ste. 106 Virginia Beach (757) 427-9449 Murray Spain, Jr., DMD, PC 1216 Granby St., Ste. 2 Norfolk (757) 625-1817 3634 S. Plaza Trail, Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 498-9510

Melvin Morrison, DDS 1230 Progressive Dr. Chesapeake (757) 549-1049 1157 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 412-0020 904 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-8000

David P. Mueller, DDS 968 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-8066 1200 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 496-8066

Keith D. Simmons, DDS 801 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 113 Chesapeake (757) 436-7000

JULY 2009

Thomas, Thomas & Holwick 1300 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 548-3238 Jayme D. Tomchik, DMD 4849 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 460-2250 Stanley P. Tomkins, DDS 5830 Trucker St. Portsmouth (757) 484-8595 Town Center Family Dentistry 4701 Columbus St., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 473-5706 William Tuggle, DDS Grace Pentecost, DDS 5715 Sellger Dr. Norfolk (757) 466-1700 Alexander Waitkus, DDS, MS, PC 293 Independence Blvd. Pembroke 5, Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 340-9020 William H. Walls Jr., DDS 1032 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 3 Chesapeake (757) 548-1919 James L. Watson, Jr., DDS 703 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 622-3391 Edward J. Weisberg, DDS 801 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 103 Norfolk (757) 440-0044 Wernick Family Dentistry 2004 Sandbridge Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 427-2212 Walter K. Wexel, DDS 548 Battlefield Blvd. S. Chesapeake (757) 482-5105 2140 Great Neck Sq. Virginia Beach (757) 481-2378 Carson E. Wiedeman, DDS 3720 Holland Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 498-1663 Ben Wiggins, DDS James Rhodes, DDS 111 Mill Creek Pkwy., Ste. 203 Chesapeake (757) 487-8111 1305 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 397-3296 J. Dewey Willis III, DDS, PC 801 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 547-3003

Reginald Henry, MD 850 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 466-5944

Wainwright Diagnostic Center 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 600 Norfolk (757) 388-1880

Lakeview Medical Center Dermatology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9444

Endocrinology

Laser Skin and Vein Center 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 437-8900 Larry L. Legum, MD 113 Coastal Way Chesapeake (757) 547-9401 Mid-Atlantic Dermatology Center 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 410 Norfolk (757) 423-2400 Michael E. Mooreland, MD 4041 Taylor Rd., Ste. H Chesapeake (757) 483-6800 Joseph W. Musgrave, MD 707 Gittings St., Ste. 105 Suffolk (757) 934-2061 Pariser Dermatology 601 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 622-6315 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 345 Norfolk (757) 461-7495 1248 Perimeter Pkwy., Ste. 482 Virginia Beach (757) 496-5085 Charles F. Payne, MD 4057 Taylor Rd., Ste. S Chesapeake (757) 638-3345 Quarles Dermatology 291 Independence Blvd. Bldg. 4, Ste. 522 Virginia Beach (757) 490-6635

Advantage Family Care 3105 American Legion Rd., Ste. F Chesapeake (757) 686-3999 Atwood Family Medical Center 101 Knell’s Ridge Rd., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 436-1234 Bayside Family Practice 2017 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 318-6900 Bayview Medical Associates 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 460-6222 Bayview Medical Center 7924 Chesapeake Blvd. Norfolk (757) 587-0157

Bon Secours Medcare 5615 High St. West, Suite A Portsmouth (757) 487-9200

Katherine A. Treherne, MD 142 West York St., Ste 605 Norfolk (757) 623-9919

Bon Secours Medical Associates 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 220 Virginia Beach (757) 305-1797

Virginia Beach Dermatology 5320 Providence Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 523-4800

Bon Secours Providence Medical Associates 5301 Providence Road, Ste. 90 Virginia Beach (757) 495-6896

Virginia Skin Clinic 241 Corporate Blvd., Ste. 210 Norfolk (757) 961-2961

Boulevard Medical Center 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 460-3330

Diagnostic imaging Advanced Imaging Center 1975 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Suite 100 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0100 Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 673-5800 Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach 828 Healthy Way Virginia Beach (757) 889-CARE Eugene Y. Chang, MD, FACS 355 Crawford Street, Suite 300 Portsmouth (757) 396-6333 Chesapeake Diagnostic Imaging 676 Kingsborough Square, Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 547-4155 Diagnostic Health 171 Kempsville Rd., Bldg. C Norfolk (757) 671-8500 676 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 547-4155 First Colonial Diagnostic Center 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 395-6464 Hampton Roads Radiology Associates 110 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 305 Norfolk (757) 889-5422 Lakeview Medical Center Radiology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-0251 Life Diagnostic Imaging 1020 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 963-6295 Medical Center Radiologists 6330 N. Center Dr., Ste. 220, Bldg. 13 Norfolk (757) 466-0089 Mid-Atlantic Imaging Centers 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 302 Chesapeake (757) 312-8403 844 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 210 Norfolk (757) 461-6131 1181 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 228-1600

Princess Anne Oncology Radiology 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0425

Allan S. Zeno, DDS 7316 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 583-4579

Radiation Therapy at Bon Secours 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-5238

Andrew J. Zimmer, DDS 1604 Hilltop West Executive Ctr., Ste. 216 Virginia Beach (757) 491-5070

Radiology at Chesapeake Regional Hospital 736 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 312-6124

Aesthetic Skin Care Center 5589 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 150 Virginia Beach (757) 557-0800

Family Practice

Larry O. Sharpe, MD 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 504 Norfolk (757) 489-2273

Zaki Orthodontics 2029 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 700 Virginia Beach (757) 416-1100

Advanced Dermatology Associates 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 224 Norfolk (757) 455-6714

Streletz Diabetes Center 855 W. Brambleton Ave. Norfolk (757) 446-5908

Bennetts Creek Family Medicine 5622 Bennetts Pasture Rd. Suffolk (757) 484-3472

MRI & CT Diagnostics 4668 Pembroke Blvd., Ste. 109 Virginia Beach (757) 671-1144 1554 River Birch Run N. Chesapeake(757) 671-1144

Acne Specialists 3105 Western Branch Blvd., Ste. 4-A Chesapeake (757) 484-4607

Endocrinology & Diabetes Center 3217 Stamford Rd. Portsmouth (757) 484-7822

Samuel T. Selden, MD 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 309 Chesapeake (757) 547-9241

Jonathan D. Wong, DDS 3156 Magic Hollow Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 468-4867

Dermatology

Endocrinology Consultants 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 496-9020 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 460-6222 713 Volvo Parkway, Suite 103 Chesapeake (757) 609-3404

Radiology at Maryview Medical Center 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-2465 Sentara Advanced Imaging Center 890 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 261-0800 Sentara Belle Harbour 3920-A Bridge Rd. Suffolk (800) SENTARA

Atlantic Dermatology Associates, PC 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 481-1666

Sentara Radiation Oncology 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-3483 100 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 395-8610

EVMS Dermatology 601 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 622-6315

Virginia Beach Radiology 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 9 Virginia Beach (757) 481-1175

Cedar Road Medical Associates 1419 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 549-0222 Anthony C. Cetrone, MD 4700 George Washington Hwy. Portsmouth (757) 487-9200 Cedar Road Medical Associates 1419 Cedar Road, Suite 101 Chesapeake (757) 842-6180 Chesapeake Medical Associates 213 Riverwalk Pkwy., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 548-1400 Chesport Family Medicine 301 Goode Way, Ste. 204 Portsmouth (757) 397-5301 Chimney Hill Medical Associates & Urgent Care 3745 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 962-8720

First Care 616 Happy Acres Rd. Chesapeake (757) 485-5027 4057 Taylor Rd., Ste. P Chesapeake (757) 484-3012 4053 Taylor Rd., Ste. K Chesapeake (757) 483-6401 2595 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 487-4949 3706 Winchester Dr., Ste. 102 Portsmouth (757) 393-4124 1105 Halifax Ave. Portsmouth (757) 399-8323 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 102 Portsmouth (757) 484-7386 Angel Galdini, MD 3706 Winchester Drive, Ste. 200 Portsmouth (757) 393-4124 Great Neck Family Practice 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 395-6630 Greenbrier Family Medical Center 801 Volvo Pkwy., Suite 111 Chesapeake (757) 548-0099 Greenbrier Family Practice 1021 Eden Way N., Ste. 108 Chesapeake (757) 547-0999 Green Run Family Practice Center 3396 Holland Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 427-9194 Alesia W. Griffin, MD 2147 Old Greenbrier Rd., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 366-0692 Rafael F. Guanzon, MD 704 London Blvd., Ste. A Portsmouth (757) 399-0513 Gregory Haase, MD 1856 Colonial Medical Ct., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 499-9671 Hague Medical Associates 400 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 201 Norfolk (757) 627-6220 Hampton Roads Family Practice 665 Newtown Rd., Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 490-1226 Hanbury Family Medicine 129 Hanbury Rd. W., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 410-4488 Harbour View Family Practice 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. B-2 Suffolk (757) 673-5890 Indian River Family Practice 1016 Justis St. Chesapeake (757) 420-8297 Integrated Medical Services 1446 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 204A Virginia Beach (757) 474-7460 Intracoastal Family Practice 633 S. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 300 Chesapeake (757) 233-4743 Kempsville Primary Medical Center 5136 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 473-0003 Abdur Khan, MD 4221 Pleasant Valley Road, Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 495-7420 DePaul Medical Associates 100 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 889-4280

Christian Medical Associates 4654 Haygood Rd., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 363-1000

Lakeview Medical Center Family Practice 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-0251 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7900

Deep Creek Family Practice 2605 Moses Grandy Trail, Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 485-3600

Lifeway Family Physicians 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 4 Virginia Beach (757) 481-3770

DePaul Medical Associates 100 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 889-4280

Little Creek Medical Associates 1326 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 583-6338

Doctors on Call 5232 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-0303

Little Neck Medical Associates & Urgent Care 2859 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-4901

Dr Rhee & Associates 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 303 Virginia Beach (757) 340-0962

Main Street Physicians 1417 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. 360 Chesapeake (757) 925-1866

Eagle Harbor Medical Associates 13609 Carrolton Blvd., Ste 11 Carrollton (757) 238-8751

Maryview Foundation Health Clinic 3600 High St. Portsmouth (757) 213-3100

EVMS Ghent Family Medicine 721 Fairfax Ave. Norfolk (757) 446-5955

Medical Care + 6204 N. Military Hwy. Norfolk (757) 855-1900

Executive Health Care 4867 Baxter Rd. Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 473-9300 Family

Medical Practicioners 1147 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-1207

Family Medicine Center 1201 Lake James Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 523-0022

Mid-Atlantic Family Medicine 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 350 Virginia Beach (757) 705-5265

Family Medicine at Princess Anne 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0305

Nansemond Suffolk Family Practice 2897 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 484-7248

Family Medicine Health Care 5911 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-3333

Nelson M. Karp Medical Center 460 S. Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-3439

Family Physicians of Chesapeake 111 Mill Creek Pkwy., Ste. 300 Chesapeake (757) 558-8210

Nimmo Wellness 2125 McComas Way, Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 427-7690

Family Physicians of Great Bridge 308 Cedar Lakes Drive, Suite 105 Chesapeake (757) 436-4000

Now Care Medical Associates 6632 Indian River Road, Suite 103 Virginia Beach (757) 424-4442

Family Physicians of Tidewater 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 202 Norfolk (757) 889-6520

Oceanfront Family Practice 303 35th St., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 425-1354

Family Practice Specialists & Urgent Care 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 363-6800

Olde Towne Family Practice 640 North St. Portsmouth (757) 397-1246 Oral Surgery of Tidewater 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 205 Virginia Beach (757) 425-5781 2100 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 471-7038 5720 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 499-6886 Partners in Dental Health 317 Edwin Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 499-2100


Portlock Medical Center 3906 Bainbridge Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 545-5073

Divine Fitness 500 Central Dr., Ste. 107-B Virginia Beach (757) 747-9125

Tidewater Weight Loss and Wellness Center 2468-B E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 480-LOSE

Portsmouth Family Practice 600 Crawford St., Ste. 300 Portsmouth (757) 397-6344

Embodied by Pilates 3921 Poplar Hill Rd. Chesapeake (757) 638-0084

Total You CrossFit 112 Albany Dr. Portsmouth (757) 803-6370

Portsmouth Medical Associates 301 Goode Way, Ste. 105 Portsmouth (757) 393-5996

Executive Health and Fitness 101 W. Main St., Ste. 1400 Norfolk (757) 625-5585

Town Center Fitness 205 Town Center Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 962-3778

Premier Primary Care, PLC 4057 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 483-5700

Explore Health with Sentara 2126 Great Neck Square Virginia Beach (757) 481-7656

Velocity Sports Performance 1801 Sara Dr., Ste. F Chesapeake (757) 361-5850

Primary Care Physicians of Hampton Roads 1200 S Military Hwy., Ste. 101 Chesapeake (757) 424-5778

Face the Pain 2312 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-3303

Wareing’s Gym 700 19th St. Virginia Beach (757) 491-0700

Princess Anne Family Practice 1380 Tuscany Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 301-9200

Fitness 24/7 397 Little Neck Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 216-5636

Wellness One Fitness 565 Cedar Rd., Ste. 16 Chesapeake (757) 547-2582

Princess Anne Medical Associates 1925 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 689-8430

Fitness Together 1408 North Great Neck Rd., #104 Virginia Beach (757) 412-0700 2476 Nimmo Parkway, Ste. 125 Virginia Beach (757) 430-1682

Women’s Workout Fitness Center 1730 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 480-1213

Providence Road Family Practice and Urgent Care 5320 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 413-7900 Roosevelt Family Practice 2203 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 583-2181 Sentara Family Medicine Physicians 3920 Bridge Road, Suite 207 Suffolk (757) 983-2200 Skees Family Practice 425 W. 20th St., Ste. 1 Norfolk (757) 623-8642 Suffolk Medical Associates 2401 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 3 Suffolk (757) 923-9660 Tidewater Family Medical Care 516 Innovation Dr., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 495-0606 Towne Center Medical Associates 4445 Corporation Lane, Ste. 120 Virginia Beach (757) 213-6980 Virginia Beach Family Practice 1024 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 321-4030 Volvo Medical Associates 713 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 548-0076 Wellspring Family Medical Center 801 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 312-0166 Western Branch Family Practice 3253 Taylor Rd., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 686-5673 WestSide Medical Associates 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 500 Norfolk (757) 388-1050

Fitness & Weight Management

Fit Company 615 Claremont Ave. Norfolk (757) 627-8677 Fleming’s Gym 305 High St. Portsmouth (757) 399-6633 Flex Gym 4020 Bonney Rd., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 631-2445 Gold’s Gym 3809 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 109 Virginia Beach (757) 471-6900 600 Jarman Rd. Chesapeake (757) 424-1600 1900 Monticello Ave. Norfolk (757) 424-4653 Good Fitness 235 E. Hanbury Rd., Ste. 1 Chesapeake (757) 228-1952 The Gym Downtown 259 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 321-4963 Hampton Roads Nutritional Therapy 287 Independence Blvd., Ste. 322 Virginia Beach (757) 456-5053 Hot House Yoga 1952 Laskin Rd., Ste. 507 Virginia Beach (757) 428-0099 738 W. 22cnd St., Ste. 12 Norfolk (757) 626-0099 Hot Yoga, Inc. 401 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 486-5002 517 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake (757) 436-9642 Inlet Fitness Club 2101 W. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 412-0600 Inside Out Yoga Center 809 Brandon Ave., Ste. 208 Norfolk (757) 622-1213

Anytime Fitness 2406 E. Little Creek Rd., Ste. B Norfolk (757) 383-6298 1274 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 227-9447 1464 Mount Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake (757) 410-5300

Jan's Gym 2865 Lynnhaven Dr., Ste. C-1 Virginia Beach (757) 481-1915

ATC Fitness 7401 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 489-1444

Jim White Fitness Studios 1577 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-4728

Bally Total Fitness 3960 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-4800 1501 Ring Rd. Chesapeake (757) 420-0310

Lifestyle Center 800 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 312-6132

Bayside Wellness and Fitness 1608 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-3333 Beach Weight Loss Wellness Fitness Spa 2720 N. Mall Drive, Ste. 128 Virginia Beach (757) 463-6398 Big House Gym 1612 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-2620 Body and Soul Pilates 915 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 216-3361 Brute Strength Gym 836 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 893-9111 The Center for Medical Weight Loss 110 American Legion Rd. Chesapeake (866) 613-2846 The Chase Wellness Center 1115 Independence Blvd., Ste. 118 Virginia Beach (757) 460-4300 Classic Lines, LLC 1944 Laskin Rd., Ste. 402 Virginia Beach (757) 437-5800 Creating Wellness of Virginia 2000 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 430-0990 Curves 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 405-0070 4216 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 962-7070 1115 Independence Blvd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 222-4595 5342 Fairfield Shopping Center Virginia Beach (757) 474-2080 4402 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 486-8989 4221 Pleasant Valley Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 474-6680 780 W. 20th St. Norfolk (757) 200-5555 171 West Ocean View Ave. Norfolk (757) 200-5507 5776 Churchland Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 638-7883 3630 Western Branch Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 393-2161 Cuts Fitness for Men 3304 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 777-6994 5270 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 271-9306

Jazzercise 5015 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 440-2450

Lifestyle for Women, Inc. 1830 Kempsville Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 479-3800 Medical Nutrition Therapies Group & Associates 156 Newtown Rd., Ste. A-2 Virginia Beach (757) 499-2018 My Yoga Spirit 121 W. 21st St. Norfolk (757) 407- 9618 Passport Health 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 3-A Virginia Beach (757) 363-6770 Pilates Central 401 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 464-3000 Planet Fitness 4324 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 275-8315 Premier Fitness 1033 Champions Way Suffolk (757) 923-9898 Pungo Personal Training 1776 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 426-9205 Rose’s Wellness Center 700 Baker Rd., Ste. 115 Virginia Beach (757) 497-5589 Simon Family Jewish Community Center 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 321-2338 South Beach Gym 1736 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-1205 Southampton Health Services 5712 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach (757) 671-9094 Surf Rider Sports & Coastal Fitness 928 Diamond Springs Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 493-2348 The Powerhouse Gym 7924 Chesapeake Blvd., Ste. F Norfolk (757) 583-5453 The Space Above 202 W. 22nd St. Norfolk (757) 622-2474 Tidewater Bariatrics 1413 Kempsville Rd. Chesapeake (757) 644-6819

World Instructor Training Schools 206 76th St. Virginia Beach (757) 428-4796 YMCA 4626 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 483-8300 312 W. Bute St. Norfolk (757) 622-9622 4900 High St. W. Portsmouth (757) 483-9622 1013 Effingham St. Portsmouth (757) 399-5511 Your Personal Trainer 615 N. Birdneck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-2342 1290 Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-9068

Gastroenterology Center for Health & Cancer Prevention 1301 First Colonial Road, Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 412-4919 Digestive & Liver Disease Specialists 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 114 Norfolk (757) 466-0165 Gastroenterology Associates 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 303 Norfolk (757) 627-6416 113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 436-3285 Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater 112 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 547-0798 5701 Cleveland St., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 547-0798 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 889-6800 Gastroenterology Consultants, Ltd. 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 464-1644 5320 Providence Rd., Ste. 204 Virginia Beach (757) 523-9755

Charles Ives, MD Robert C. Knowles, MD 160 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 400 Norfolk (757) 889-6500 Lakeview Medical Center General Surgery 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-0251 Norfolk Surgical Group, Ltd. 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 1000 Norfolk (757) 261-5000 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-6120 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach (757) 261-5000 213 Riverwalk Parkway, Ste. 101A Chesapeake (757) 261-5175 Raymond G. Pascual, MD 704 London St., Ste. B Portsmouth (757) 397-7122 Sentara Obici Ambulatory Surgery Center 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4040 Southeastern Surgical Associates 113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 103 Chesapeake (757) 548-1038 Southside Surgical Associates 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 422-2212 Southside Surgical Group 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0400 Earl C. Strayhorn, MD 6160 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 317-B Norfolk (757) 461-4278 The Breast Care Center 355 Crawford St., Ste. 102 Portsmouth (757) 397-3400 Tidewater Surgical Specialists 3205 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-3030 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 250 Suffolk (757) 483-3030 Vascular & Transplant Specialists 397 Little Neck Rd., 3300 South Bldg., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 622-2649 Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgical Center 1700 Will-O-Wisp Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 496-6400 Virginia Beach Surgery 1975 Glen Mitchell Rd., Ste. 302 Virginia Beach (757) 481-2313 1020 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-2313 Richard O. Wright, MD 1401 Tidewater Dr., Ste. 6 Norfolk (757) 628-1599

Hand Surgery

Health Food Centers 5312 Kemps River Dr., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 523-8961 7639 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 489-4242 1701 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 625-6656 Healthy Living 2301 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-0011 Herbal Farmacy II 5045 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 552-0060 Herbalife 4328 N. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 363-7080 Heritage Health Foods 314 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-0500 Katy’s D’Lites Health Foods 114 Chowan Dr. Portsmouth (757) 488-3355 Max Muscle Sports Nutrition 237 Hanbury Rd. Chesapeake (757) 546-1290 Med Emporium 2320 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 588-1487 Medical Equipment Distributors 521 Central Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 498-8225 Navan Foods: The Allergy-Free Food Shop 4312 Holland Rd., Ste. 115 Virginia Beach (757) 965-5422 Organic Food Depot 4301 Commuter Dr., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 467-8999 Shaklee Food Supplements 1921 Perrel St. Virginia Beach (757) 460-5542 Tycon Medical 801 Orapax St. Norfolk (757) 640-1709 USANA Health Sciences 749 Spooner Road Virginia Beach (757) 214-1280 Virginia Garden Organic Grocery 3640 Dam Neck Rd., Ste. 810 Virginia Beach (757) 427-0378 Water Plus 5950 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 466-7293

Hearing & Audiology Avada Audiology & Hearing Care 610 W. Constance Rd. Suffolk (757) 934-8797

Gastroenterology Limited 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 481-4817

Hand Center 6160 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 102-A Norfolk (757) 461-8300

EVMS Hearing & Balance Center 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-6250 150 Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 889-6670 933 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-9300

Gastrointestinal & Liver Specialists 2790 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 210 Suffolk (757) 934-3700 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 240 Suffolk (757) 483-6100

Orthopaedic Surgery Centers 5838 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 673-5680 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 673-5680

Lakeview Medical Center Hearing & Audiology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9415 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7186

Hampton Roads Institute of Portsmouth 500 Rodman Ave., Ste. 1 Portsmouth (757) 393-7993

HEALTH CAREERS

Maico Audiological Services 1021 Eden Way N., Ste. 111 Chesapeake (757) 547-3560

Hemorrhoid Care Center of Virginia 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 2D Virginia Beach (757) 460-0002 Joseph B. Hollis, MD 1211 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 397-2493 Lakeview Medical Center Gastroenterology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-0251 Portsmouth Gastroenterology 1211 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 397-2493 Snehal Damle, MD 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 100 Portsmouth (757) 484-0215

General Surgery Airline Medical Center 4725 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-6400 Bon Secours Surgery Center 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 115 Virginia Beach (757) 495-8070 Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center 3205 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-3030 Braunstein Surgery 1016 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 491-6467 Breast Care Specialists, PC 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 845 Norfolk (757) 622-8032 Coastal Surgical Specialists 1120 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 203 Virginia Beach (757) 481-4424 Colon-Rectal Surgery of Tidewater 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 200 Portsmouth (757) 484-9653 Commonwealth Surgical Associates 3640 High St., Ste. 2-F Portsmouth (757) 397-2383 2790 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 305 Suffolk (757) 539-7824 EVMS Surgery 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 610 Norfolk (757) 446-8960 112 E. Washington Ave. Suffolk (757) 934-1003 Express Medical Care 1543 Amberley Forest Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 471-7700 Mohib Ni Ghobrial, MD 109 Wimbledon Sq., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 436-3630

Hand Associates 233 Business Park Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 499-6400

Eastern Virginia Medical School 721 Fairfax Ave. Norfolk (757) 446-5600

Health Departments Chesapeake Health Department 748 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 382-8600 Norfolk Public Health Dept. 830 Southampton Ave. Norfolk (757) 683-2800 Portsmouth Health Department 1701 High St., Ste. 102 Portsmouth (757) 393-8585 Virginia Beach Department of Public Health 4452 Corporation Ln. Virginia Beach (757) 518-2646

Health Products & Equipment Accredited Medical Supply 4602 Westgrove Court, Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 631-4455 Apria Healthcare 2730 Ayliff Road Norfolk (757) 852-3929 Discount Supplements Direct 2704 N. Mall Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 631-1334 3776 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 233-6797 For Your Health & Body 3330 S. Military Hwy. Chesapeake (757) 558-9995 GNC 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 420-6905 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 744 Chesapeake (757) 465-2740 1628 Laskin Rd., Ste. 720 Virginia Beach (757) 437-8431 2029 Lynnhaven Hwy. Virginia Beach (757) 471-7882 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 250 Virginia Beach (757) 497-0461 1169 Nemmo Pkwy., Ste. 206 Virginia Beach (757) 437-9866 5020 N. Ferrell Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 467-7592 880 Military Cir., Ste. 108 Norfolk (757) 461-1684 300 Monticello Ave., Ste. 297 Norfolk (757) 489-7700 1240 Gator Blvd., Bldg. 3431 Norfolk (757) 460-6441 Harvey T’s Natural Market 4208 Monarch Way Norfolk (757) 423-1808

Sentara Hearing & Balance Center 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0360 Virginia Hearing Consultants 241 Corporate Blvd. Norfolk (757) 412-1253

Hearing Aids Advanced Hearing Systems 5441 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 554-0661 Advanced Hearing Technologies, Inc. 441 S. Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 456-5003 Beach Hearing Aid Centers 337 Edwin Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 499-9844 801 W. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 451-0511

Quality Hearing Aid Center 810 Loudoun Ave. Portsmouth (757) 393-6195 Sears Hearing Aid Center 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 420-8645 Virginia Audiology 3115 Western Branch Blvd., Ste. 101 Portsmouth (757) 483-0232 2469 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-4687 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 10 Virginia Beach (757) 481-4003 231 W. Bute St. Norfolk (757) 625-4333 Virginia Beach Hearing Center 984 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 302 Virginia Beach (757) 481-0385

Hospice & Home Care A-1 At Home Care Services 101 Plume Street, Ste. 307 Norfolk (757) 622-5975 All Heart Home Health Agency 410 N. Center Drive, Bldg. 9, Ste. 102 Norfolk (757) 961-0049 All Star Health Care 114 W. 20th St. Norfolk (757) 622-3000 Amedisys 4016 Raintree Rd., Ste. 340 Chesapeake (757) 465-1400 Americare Plus 2200 Colonial Ave. Norfolk (757) 627-1921 Arcadia Health Care 762 Independence Blvd., Ste. 100-A Virginia Beach (757) 497-6459 Assisted Living at Pritchard Road 206 Pritchard Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-8509 At-Home Care 6325 N. Center Dr., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 747-0785 Bon Secours Home Care 861 Glenrock Rd., Ste. 155 Norfolk (757) 889-4640 Bon Secours Hospice 861 Glenrock Road, Ste. 155 Norfolk (757) 889-4663 Community Direct Services 420 N. Center Dr., Ste. 232 Norfolk (757) 965-4899 Community Personal Care, Inc. 1761 Church St. Norfolk (757) 625-2220 Dailey’s Health Care Inc. 4310 Indian River Rd., Ste. 7A Chesapeake (757) 523-5207 Direct Home Health Care Inc. 3100 London Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 405-6320 Doctor’s Choice Home Health Services 2215 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-0098 Elder Care at Home 4663 Haygood Rd., Ste. 206 Virginia Beach (757) 464-4800 Genesys Home Health Care, Inc. 6340 Center Dr., Bldg. 7, Ste. 129 Norfolk (757) 961-5243 Good Shepherd Home Health Care, Inc. 3061 Brick House Ct., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 306-0800 Guardian Homecare 228 W. Bute St. Norfolk (757) 624-9999 Hand ‘n Heart 317 Office Square Ln., Ste. 201-A Virginia Beach (757) 490-1223 Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice 5040 Corporate Woods Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 490-9323 Hear Quick 5386 Kemps River Dr., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 523-0504 Heavenly Home Care 3707 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 205 Virginia Beach (757) 631-1181

Beltone Audiology & Hearing Aid Center 2260 Seashore Shoppes Virginia Beach (757) 605-2300 291 Independence Blvd., Ste. 4-132 Virginia Beach (757) 497-3900 701 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. N Chesapeake (757) 312-8100 3105 Western Branch Blvd., Ste. 4 Portsmouth (757) 484-7111 7211 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 497-3900

Home Instead Senior Care 1301 Redgate Ave. Norfolk (757) 228-5732

Costco Hearing Aid Center 850 Glenrock Rd. Norfolk (757) 459-2138

Hope In-Home Care 6325 N. Center Dr. Norfolk (757) 455-0030

Healthy Hearing Center 2648 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 431-1999

HPR Home Health 4510 Holland Office Park, Ste. 503 Virginia Beach (757) 201-6200

Hear Quick 5386 Kemps River Dr., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 523-0504

Interim Healthcare 516 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 106 Virginia Beach (757) 466-1401

Mid-Atlantic Hearing & Balance 4868 Bridge Road Suffolk (757) 483-7186 2000 Meade Parkway Suffolk (757) 934-9421

Intrepid USA Home Health Services 1025 Executive Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 548-6884

Miracle Ear 880 N. Military Hwy., Ste. 1086 Norfolk (757) 455-8804 4588 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 687-8701 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 465-8822 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 424-0653 Moran Hearing Aid Center 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 307 Virginia Beach (757) 460-1176

Homechoice Partners 5365 Robin Hood Rd. Norfolk (757) 855-4255 Home Helpers PO Box 9587 Chesapeake (757) 483-8243

JFS Home Health Care 260 Grayson Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 489-3111 Kelly Home Care Services 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 314 Norfolk (757) 827-1221 Marvina Home Health & Hospice 1403 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 901 Chesapeake (757) 413-9095 Maxim Healthcare 287 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-3009

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Medi Home Health 1112 Eden Way N. Chesapeake (757) 420-7192

Sentara Leigh Hospital 830 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 261-6000

Med Staffing, Inc. 521 Central Dr., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 351-1396

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-3000

Murphy’s Home Healthcare 812 Live Oak Dr., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 420-4604

Sentara Obici Hospital 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4000

Odyssey HealthCare 6363 Center Dr., Ste. 201 Norfolk (757) 461-0600

Sentara Princess Anne 1975 Glenn Mitchell Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 507-0000

Parent Helping Parents, Inc. 281 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 499-2989

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital 1060 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 395-8000

Peninsula Pharmacy Home Infusion Services 11833 Canon Blvd., Ste. 114 Newport News (757) 594-3944

Hypnosis

Personal Touch Home Care & Hospice of Virginia, Inc. 5365 Robin Hood Rd. Norfolk (757) 855-1355 Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc. 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 119 Norfolk (757) 333-4969 Prosperity Homes 5036 Cliffony Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 226-9106 ResCare HomeCare 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 314 Norfolk (757) 459-2360 Senior Helpers 900 Commonwealth Place, Ste. 207 Virginia Beach (757) 353-6680 Senior Sit 464 Investors Place Virginia Beach (757) 962-2677 Seniorcorp, Inc. 2200 Colonial Ave. Norfolk (757) 640-0557 Sentara Home Care Services 154 Burnetts Way, Ste. 102 Suffolk (757) 538-9324 535 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 549-7755 Solutions Home Care 1401 Tidewater Dr., Ste. 4 Norfolk (757) 227-9926 Stay at Home Personal Care 890 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 392-1001 Tender Loving Care Health Care Services 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 309 Norfolk (757) 466-1340

Bonheur & Associates Counseling Center, Ltd. 5939 Village St. Portsmouth (757) 484-4025 Center for Clinical Hypnosis 3210 Churchland Blvd., Ste. 4 Chesapeake (757) 483-3404 Center for Clinical Hypnosis 1709 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 483-3404 Genesis Hypnosis 337 Edwin Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 424-1893 Judy Higdon 4101 Granby St., Ste. 302 Norfolk (757) 623-8110 Hypnotherapy by Lynelle 3634 S. Plaza Trail, Ste. 204 Virginia Beach (757) 237-1737 Patricia Lindgren 5215 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 440-5009 Tidewater Hypnosis 2405 Keaton St. Virginia Beach (757) 471-7002

Infectious Disease Center for Comprehensive Care of Immune Deficiency 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 525 Norfolk (757) 446-8999 EVMS Department of Infectious Diseases 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 410 Norfolk (757) 446-8910 Infectious Disease Consultants 6161 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 220 Norfolk (757) 455-9036

Hospitals & Clinics

Matthew Tignor, MD 923 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 1801 Virginia Beach (757) 491-3130

Beach Health Clinic 3396 Holland Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 428-5601

Norfolk Diagnostic Center 850 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 261-5946

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center 150 Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 889-5000 Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 673-5800 Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach 828 Healthy Way Virginia Beach (757) 889-CARE Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-2200 Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 736 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 312-8121 Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters 601 Children’s Ln. Norfolk (757) 668-7098 Chimney Hill Medical Associates & Urgent Care 3745 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 962-8720 DePaul Medical Center 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-5000 Emergency Physicians of Tidewater 1975 Glenn Mitchell Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 467-4200 Lakeview Medical Center Urgent Care 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9366 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7100 NDC Medical Center 850 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 466-5910 NowCare 6632 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-4300 7924 Chesapeake Blvd. Norfolk (757) 587-1700 2401 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 923-9660 Patient First 2425 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 215-1800 1239 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 549-9935 705 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 547-0688 5486 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-2490 332 Newtown Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 473-8400 3432 Holland Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 468-1855 1605 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 721-0512 Sentara Bayside Hospital 800 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 363-6100 Sentara BelleHarbour 3920 Bridge Rd., Ste. A Suffolk (757) 983-2200 Sentara Heart Hospital 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-8000

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Internal Medicine David L. Akins, MD 301 Goode Way, Ste. 101 Portsmouth (757) 399-7000 Amelia Internal Medicine 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 224 Norfolk (757) 455-5545 Anthony T. Amble, MD 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 1-H Virginia Beach (757) 464-2013 Anesthesia Specialists 138 S. Rosemont Rd., Ste. 215 Virginia Beach (757) 431-9551 Atlantic Anesthesia 134 Business Park Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 473-0055

Dedicated Care Center 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 700 Norfolk (757) 388-1851

Leslie B. Oppleman, MD 2203 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 583-2181

Headache Institute of Tidewater 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 285 Virginia Beach (757) 368-1891

Judeo-Christian Outreach Center 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 491-2846

Manuela M. Delacruz 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 103 Norfolk (757) 889-6677

Patient Choice 957 W. 21st St., Ste. E Norfolk (757) 622-8358

Diamond Springs Medical Associates 1270 Diamond Springs Rd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 464-6944

Portsmouth Community Health Center 664 Lincoln St. Portsmouth (757) 393-6363

Patrick F. Kilhenny, MD 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 2500 Norfolk (757) 461-0050 1201 First Colony Road Virginia Beach (757) 425-5550

Lee’s Friends: Helping People Live with Cancer 7400 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 440-7501

Desai V. Dirghayu, MD 3703 County St. Portsmouth (757) 393-2288

PrimeDoc of Norfolk, PC 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 889-5157

Sohail Ejaz, MD 3003 High St. Portsmouth (757) 393-6595

D. M. Rice, MD 3921 Kingman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 399-5000

EVMS Internal Medicine Primary Care 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 410 Norfolk (757) 446-8920

Gordon A. Ryan 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 411 Norfolk (757) 624-9433

Executive Evaluation Center 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 900 Norfolk (757) 388-1870

Alessio C. Salsano, MD 5301 Providence Rd., Ste. 90 Virginia Beach (757) 495-6896

Family & Internal Medical Center 2020 S Independence Blvd., Ste. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 471-3100

James T. Saunders, MD 301 Goode Way, Ste. 105 Portsmouth (757) 399-4028

Alfred Fernandez, MD, FACP 512 Albermarle Dr. Chesapeake (757) 547-4747

Maureen C. Seawell, MD 801 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 104 Norfolk (757) 423-6000

Joseph Forestiere, MD 533 Newtown Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 490-2855

Parimal Soni, MD 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 300 Portsmouth (757) 483-3560

Pamela J. Gray, MD 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 335 Norfolk (757) 466-5027

Alfredo Soriano, MD 610 E. Liberty St. Chesapeake (757) 545-3689

Greater Suffolk Medical 114 N. Main St., Ste. 200 Suffolk (757) 934-1003

Barron H. Stillman, MD 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 2 Virginia Beach (757) 481-6167

Group for Internal Medicine 229 W. Bute St., Ste. 500 Norfolk (757) 388-1020

George M. Tannous, MD 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 220 Virginia Beach (757) 305-1797

David S. Haden, MD 5505 Indian River Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 420-9573

Team Health Hospitalist Maryview Medical Center 3636 High Street Portsmouth (757) 398-2285

Hague Internal Medicine 400 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 104 Norfolk (757) 627-7700 Pedro Hasas, MD 1815 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 583-4329 James J. Hatcher, MD 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 203 Virginia Beach (757) 491-2466 Sue B. Hudson, MD 802 Newtown Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-0606 Ima Medical Center 4501 N. Witchduck Rd., Ste. D Virginia Beach (757) 490-0456 Integrated Medical Services 1446 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 204 Virginia Beach (757) 474-7460 Integrative Longevity Institute of Virginia 5041 Corporate Woods Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 226-8880 Internal Medicine, Kidney & Hypertension Center 5700 Lake Wright Dr., Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 502-4840 Internal Medicine of Portsmouth 3300 High St., Ste. 6 Portsmouth (757) 399-4341 Internal Medicine Specialists 142 W. York St., Ste. 508 Norfolk (757) 622-3260

Battlefield Medical Associates 675 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 436-7888

Internists at Western Branch 4020 Raintree Rd., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 465-8450 4105 Chesapeak Square Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 405-0050

Bayside Internal Medicine 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 1-H Virginia Beach (757) 464-2013

Internists Of Churchland 4041 Taylor Rd., Ste. G Chesapeake (757) 484-5828

Vernis L. Beverly, MD 3800 Poplar Hill Rd. Chesapeake (757) 484-2001

Robert M. Jurko, MD 3101 American Legion Rd. Chesapeake (757) 484-5516

Nihar R. Bhowmik, MD 301 Goode Way, Ste. 103 Portsmouth (757) 399-0701

Kempsville Road Medical Associates 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 225 Norfolk (757) 455-6368

Bon Secours Occumed 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 220 Chesapeake (757) 465-4000

Kidney and Medical Specialists 7428 Tidewater Dr. Norfolk (757) 588-1100

R. Michael Camp, MD Robert F. Mann, MD Werner Martens, MD William T. Naylor, MD 902 Graydon Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-1661

Herbert Knight, MD 4460 Corporation Ln. Virginia Beach (757) 518-8823

Chesapeake Internists, Ltd. 113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 300 Chesapeake (757) 547-9286 Chesapeake Sleep and Internal Medicine 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 609-3380 Chest Medicine 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 11 Virginia Beach (757) 481-2669 Christian Medical Associates 4654 Haygood Rd., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 363-1000 Churchland Internal Medicine 2994 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 484-0500 Corporation Lane Internal Medicine 4460 Corporation Lane Virginia Beach (757) 518-8823 Richard L. Cullen, Jr., MD 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 220 Virginia Beach (757) 305-1797 Don Conaway, MD 1716 Sir William Osler Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 481-1909 Consultants in Internal Medicine 229 W. Bute St. Norfolk (757) 388-1844

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Lakeview Medical Center Internal Medicine 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9395 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7100 Jose D. Leoncio, MD 1061 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 485-5371 Carolina B. Longa, MD 700 Independence Cir., Ste. 1-B Virginia Beach (757) 499-9504 Norma O. Magpoc, MD 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 206 Virginia Beach (757) 464-0909 Kouichi Matsushige, MD 805 Rodman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 399-0137 Medical Consultants of Virginia 255 W. Bute St. Norfolk (757) 627-3790 The Medical Practice 710 Liberty St. Chesapeake (757) 543-6861 Musselmani Internal Medicine 1422 Poindexter St. Chesapeake (757) 543-3557 Maryam Nowroozi, MD 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 309 Norfolk (757) 889-2006

Tidewater Medical Clinic 111 Coastal Way Chesapeake (757) 549-9671 Virginia Beach Internal Medicine 1860 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 481-1113 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 967-8640 Virgnia Beach Permier Medical 1856 Colonial Medical Court Virginia Beach (757) 416-6750

Robert A. Nash, MD 5589 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 175 Virginia Beach (757) 490-9311 Neurosurgical Associates 150 Burnetts Way Suffolk (757) 539-2037 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 622-5325 1788 Republic Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-3487 Neurological Associates of Hampton Roads 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 212 Chesapeake (757) 547-0508 Neurological Consultants of Virginia Beach 1008 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 481-1444 Neurology & Acupuncture Clinic 1520 Breezeport Way, Ste. 600 Suffolk (757) 638-3316 Neurology Consultants & Sleep Disorders Center 637 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. E Chesapeake (757) 410-2804 516 Innovation Dr., Ste. 203 Chesapeake (757) 410-2804 1540 Breezeport Way, Ste. 500 Suffolk (757) 686-2800 Neurology Specialists 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 315 Norfolk (757) 461-5400 Neurosurgical Specialists 580 E. Main St., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 625-4455 Neurosurgery at the Beach 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 400 Virginia Beach (757) 395-8720 Sentara Neurology Specialists 1950 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Suite 200 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0600 1800 Camelot, Suite H201 Virginia Beach (757) 363-6610 850 Kemspville Road, 2cnd floor, Suite 5 Norfolk (757) 934-4580 600 Gresham Dr., Ste. 8630 Norfolk (757) 388-6105 2800 Godwin Blvd., Suite 320 Suffolk (757) 934-4580

LifeNet Health 1864 Concert Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 464-4761 Make-A-Wish Foundation 240 Business Park Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 456-5292 Meals on Wheels 3750 Sentara Way Virginia Beach (757) 306-2721 Muscular Dystrophy Association 6325 N. Center Dr., Ste. 110 Norfolk (757) 461-0177 National MS Society 760 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 490-9627 Ronald McDonald House 404 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 627-5386 Senior Services of Southeast Virginia 6350 Center Dr., Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 461-9481 Sentara Health Foundation 6015 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 455-7976 Southeastern Virginia Training Center 2100 Steppingstone Square Chesapeake (757) 424-8240 St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children 6171 Kempsville Circle Norfolk (757) 622-2208 Sugar Plum, Inc. 1353 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 422-3913 The Dwelling Place 545 W. 37th St. Norfolk (757) 624-9879 The Up Center 1805 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 397-3121 222 W. 19th Street Norfolk (757) 622-7017 YWCA of South Hampton Roads 5215 Colley Avenue Norfolk (757) 625-4248

Art & Science of Ob/Gyn 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 481-3366

Medical Transportation

Tidewater Neurologists & Sleep Disorder Specialists 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 305 Portsmouth (757) 686-9300 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 109 Chesapeake (757) 549-8800 4480 Holland Office Park, Ste. 225 Virginia Beach (757) 228-5801 154 Burnetts Way, Ste. 101 Suffolk (757) 934-9200

5 Star Medical Transport 801 Butler St., Ste. 5 Chesapeake (757) 558-4050

Virginia Beach Neurology Ltd. 968 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 481-3808

Accent Transportation Services, Inc. PO Box 1753 Chesapeake (757) 605-0605

Atlantic Obstetrics & Gynecology 3720 Holland Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 463-1234

Non-Profit Organizations

Eastern Medical Transport 4740 West Norfolk Rd. Portsmouth (757) 483-3186

ACCESS AIDS Care 222 W. 21st St., Ste. F-308 Norfolk (757) 640-0929

Beach Center For Infertility 844 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 428-0002

Hampton Roads Medical Express 1506 Parker Ave. Portsmouth (757) 393-9446

Alzheimer’s Association 6350 Center Dr., Ste. 102 Norfolk (757) 459-2405

Medical Transport 5792 Arrowhead Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 671-8911

American Diabetes Association 870 Greenbrier Cir., Ste. 404 Chesapeake (757) 424-6662

Special Assignment 1209 Baker Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 228-5815

American Parkinson Disease Association 4560 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 495-3062

We’ll Get You There Medical Transport 522 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 102-B Virginia Beach (757) 499-8111

American Red Cross 5265 Providence Rd., Ste. 401 Virginia Beach (757) 486-1908

Nephrology & Renal Health

The Arthritis Foundation 5101 Cleveland St., Ste. 307 Virginia Beach (757) 456-1119

Imtiaz Zaman, MD 1015 Eden Way N., Ste. E Chesapeake (757) 436-2620

Mosta G. Haque, MD 301 Goode Way, Ste. 201 Portsmouth (757) 397-0700 Kempsville Dialysis 6320 North Center Dr., Ste. 140 Norfolk (757) 490-6069 Nephrology Associates of Tidewater 907 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 627-7301 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 907 Norfolk (757) 627-7301 Portsmouth Nephrology 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 301 Portsmouth (757) 484-9400 Suresh K. Rijhwani, MD 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 907 Norfolk (757) 624-7301 Tidewater Kidney Specialists 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 301 Norfolk (757) 466-0992 1821 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 623-0005 1157 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 628-0005 Tidewater Nephrology 1800 Camelot Dr., Ste. 401 Virginia Beach (757) 496-3706

Neurology & Neurosurgery Atlantic Neurosurgical Services 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 210 Virginia Beach (757) 460-0455 Bayside Neurology 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 2-H Virginia Beach (757) 363-6610 Bon Secours Neuroscience Center 3640 High St., Ste. 1-F Portsmouth (757) 215-3565 EVMS Sleep Disorders Center 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-3322

AWARE Worldwide, Inc. 2697 International Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 965-8373 Brain Injury Association of Virginia 3808 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. C Virginia Beach (757) 816-1857 Beacon Clubhouse for Brain Injury Survivors 3808 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste C Virginia Beach (757) 631-0222 Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater 5900 Lake Wright Dr. Norfolk (757) 461-8488 Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia 5361 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. A Virginia Beach (757) 456-2366 4855 Princess Anne Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-7707 Citizens’ Committee to Protect the Elderly 407 Oak Mears Crescent Virginia Beach (757) 518-8500 Edmarc Hospice for Children 516 London St. Portsmouth (757) 967-9251 Endependence Center, Inc. 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 461-8007 EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program 1252 Oceana Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 425-8833 Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia 800 Tidewater Drive Norfolk (757) 627-6599 Help & Emergency Response, Inc. Portsmouth (757) 485-1445 Hope House Foundation 801 Boush St., Ste. 302 Norfolk (757) 625-6161 Jewish Family Service of Tidewater 260 Grayson Road Virginia Beach (757) 321-2223

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Associated Obstetricians & Gynecologists 2147 Old Greenbrier Rd., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 547-0990

Chesapeake Women’s Care 676 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 548-3880 Churchland Ob/Gyn 3802 Poplar Hill Rd., Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 483-4600 Coastal Obstetrics & Gynecology 1744 Sir William Osler Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 481-4036 Diane L. H. Coltrin, MD, PC 6315 N. Center Dr., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 227-8675 Commonwealth Women’s Health 2020 S. Independence Blvd., Ste. 5 Virginia Beach (757) 471-6903 Complete Women’s Care 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 481-7222 1975 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 481-7222 Corney, Burfoot & Kwan 817 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 548-2800 EVMS Obstetrics & Gynecology 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 205 Norfolk (757) 625-0557 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 310 Norfolk (757) 446-7979 EVMS Urogynecology 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 310 Norfolk (757) 446-7900 Family Medical Practitioners 1147 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-1207 Greenbrier Obstetrics 713 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 547-4500 The Group for Women 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 308 Chesapeake (757) 547-5446 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 2200 Norfolk (757) 466-6350 250 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 202 Norfolk (757) 688-3172 Gynecology Specialists 112 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 312-8221 Health Care For Women 4501 N. Witchduck Rd., Ste E Virginia Beach (757) 671-1112 Lakeview Medical Center Ob/Gyn 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9395 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7100 Maternal- Fetal Medicine 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 310 Norfolk (757) 446-7900 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 305 Virginia Beach (757) 395-8900


Maryview Foundation Health Clinic 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 215-3100 Stephen A. Miller, MD 1729 Wildwood Dr., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 481-3179 Francine A. Olds, MD 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 403 Virginia Beach (757) 496-6537 Javaid A. Perwaiz, MD 3003 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-6430 109 Wimbledon Sq. Chesapeake (757) 547-9585 Planned Parenthood 5441 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 473-8116 425 W. 20th St. Norfolk (757) 624-9224 Portsmouth OB/GYN 301 Goode Way, Ste. 206 Portsmouth (757) 215-0260 William K. Rand, III 824 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 410-7390 Reproductive Health Care 4624 Pembroke Blvd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 363-2800 Specialists for Women 2790 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 360 Suffolk (757) 539-3911 Tidewater Physicians for Women 844 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 208 Norfolk (757) 461-3890 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 330 Virginia Beach (757) 461-3890

Virginia Oncology Associates 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 368-0437 5900 Lake Wright Dr. Norfolk (757) 466-8683 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 314 Chesapeake (757) 549-4403 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 230 Suffolk (757) 686-1042 150 Burnett's Way, Ste. 310 Suffolk (757) 539-0670 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 100 Portsmouth (757) 484-0215

Tidewater Eye Centers 3235 Academy Ave., Ste. 101 Portsmouth (757) 483-0400 3603 County St. Portsmouth (757) 397-4666 1564 Laskin Rd., Ste. 192 Virginia Beach (757) 965-5883 805 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 549-4848

Ophthalmology

Virginia Pediatric Eye Center 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 2500 Norfolk (757) 461-0050

Atlantic Eye Care 4217 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-7070

Kenneth A. Lebow, OD 345 Edwin Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 497-5555

Atlantic Ophthalmology 700 Independence Cir., Ste. 2-D Virginia Beach (757) 497-1987

Russell Beach, OD 3345 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-2700

Beach Eye Care 1201 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 425-5550

Better Vision Eyeglass Center 3601 County St. Portsmouth (757) 397-2020 1564 Laskin Rd., Ste. 192 Virginia Beach (757) 965-5883

Lenscrafters 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 2112 Chesapeake (757) 420-3032 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 49 Chesapeake (757) 465-8788 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Space B-2 Virginia Beach (757) 431-0950 296 Constitution Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 499-1375 300 E. Monticello Ave., Ste. 160 Norfolk (757) 533-5200

William K. Blaylock, MD 400 Gresham Dr.. Ste. 702 Norfolk (757) 533-5437 Eyelid & Oculoplastic Consultants 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 6 Virginia Beach (757) 496-4864 Eye Specialists, Ltd. 813 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-9091

Rey M. Francisco, MD 5265 Providence Rd., Ste. 505 Virginia Beach (757) 495-9525 Glaucoma & Laser Center 160 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 440-1144 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 440-1144 Paul Griffey, MD 508 Baylor Ct., Ste. C Virginia Beach (757) 410-9500

Virginia Center For Women 1101 Madison Plz., Ste. 201 Chesapeake (757) 547-2322

Hampton Roads Retina Center 1230 Progressive Dr., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 436-0011 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 436-0011

Virginia Women’s Wellness 224 Groveland Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 306-4706

Allan C. Henry, MD 1881 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 480-0111

Richard N. Willard, MD 110 Kingslee Ln., Ste. 508 Norfolk (757) 489-7331

K U Dept. Ophthalmology 680 Kingsborough Sq.. Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 382-9400

Western Branch Center for Women 3806 Poplar Hill Rd., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 484-7200

Lions Sight and Research Center 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 446-8960

Western Branch Ob/Gyn 3253 Taylor Rd., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 686-5673 4037 Taylor Road, Ste. C Chesapeake (757) 484-2272

Mandell Retina Center 397 Little Neck Rd., 3300 South Bldg., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 227-4300

Women’s Health Choice 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 403 Virginia Beach (757) 496-6537

Occupational health I & O Medical Centers 1290 Diamond Springs Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-0700 838 A. Old Geo. Washington Hwy. Chesapeake (757) 487-9600

Stephanie Marioneaux, MD 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 108 Chesapeake (757) 547-5805 Medical & Surgical Eye Specialists 880 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 1300 Norfolk (757) 461-7974 Mid-Atlantic Eye Care 6161 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 130 Norfolk (757) 455-5130 Norfolk Eye Physicians & Surgeons 1005 May Ave. Norfolk (757) 623-2123 Pediatric Ophthalmology 109 Wimbledon Sq., Ste. E Chesapeake (757) 547-3249

Oncology

Premier Opthalmology 477 Viking Dr., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 340-8383

Bayside Hematology & Oncology 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 208 Virginia Beach (757) 464-6464

Retina Group of Tidewater 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 622-7000

Cancer Specialists of Tidewater 110 Wimbledon Sq,. Ste. E Chesapeake (757) 436-2995

Retinal Consultants, Inc. 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 802 Norfolk (757) 624-1300

Delta Oncology Associates 104 Palmyra Dr. Suffolk (757) 934-2331 355 Crawford St., Ste. 300 Portsmouth (757) 396-6333 612 Kingsborough Sq. Chesapeake (757) 215-0229

Parbhur Singh, MD 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 213-B Virginia Beach (757) 363-1948

EVMS Surgical Oncology 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 610 Norfolk (757) 446-8960

Studio Aesthetica 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 6 Virginia Beach (757) 496-4864

George Kemp, MD 1120 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 481-0327

Verdi Eye Specialists 7312 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 583-5826

Lake Wright Radiation Oncology Center 5900 Lake Wright Dr. Norfolk (757) 213-5770

Virginia Beach Eye Center 465 North Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-5555

Martha Davis Cancer Center 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-2447

Virginia Eye Consultants 241 Corporate Blvd. Norfolk (757) 622-2200

Thomas W. Montag, MD, PLC 3105 American Legioin Rd., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 436-9898

Virginia Opthalmology Associates 885 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 461-1444

Sidney M. Oman Cancer Center 736 Battlefield Blvd. N. Chesapeake (757) 312-6294

Wagner Macula & Retina Center 968 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 481-4400

Soundar Rajan, MD, FACP 1015 Eden Way N., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 436-3266

Gary Sajlco, DO Casey Napora, MD 2463 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 925-1136

James J. Stark, MD 3640 High St., Ste. 313 Portsmouth (757) 397-4200 Virginia Hematology & Oncology 885 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 466-1800

Joanna Kushon, OD 3590 Holland Rd., Ste. 104 Virginia Beach (757) 340-9680

Atlantic Eye Consultants 1012 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-3800

Totalcare For Women 113 Gainsborough Sq., Ste. 400 Chesapeake (757) 436-0167 813 Independence Blvd., Ste. D Virginia Beach (757) 497-1400

Womancare Centers 100 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 400 Norfolk (757) 451-0929 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 811 Norfolk (757) 623-3845

David W. Kupke, OD 737 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 301 Virginia Beach (757) 422-4227

Optometry

First Colonial Eye Center 848 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-1005

Virginia Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology 1181 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 425-1600 5320 Providence Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 420-1414

Kempsville Eye Center 5308 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 467-6200

Steven Laderberg, OD 5241 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 499-2020

Aapecs Eye Care 279 Indepencence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 552-0800

Tidewater Urogynecology 100 Kingslee Ln., Ste 300 Norfolk (757) 423-8649

Richard Valentine, MD & Associates 700 Independence Cir., Ste. 3-A Virginia Beach (757) 473-2021

Vincent Verdi, MD 7312 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 583-5826

Donald B. Kelly, OD 880 N. Military Hwy., Ste. 1087 Norfolk (757) 466-1574

Southside Eye Care 3206 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 484-0101

Albert D. Bohon, Jr., OD 311 Johnstown Rd. Chesapeake (757) 547-2777 Marylin Borza, OD 701 Lynnhaven Parkway, Ste. 1189 Virginia Beach (757) 486-4368 George Carroll, OD 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4692 Douglas Cassidy, OD 1170 N. Military Hwy. Norfolk (757) 461-3442 Thomas R. Cheezum, OD J. Andrew Miller, OD 801 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 133 Chesapeake (757) 549-2225 Lisa B. Chiles, OD 508 Baylor Ct. Chesapeake (757) 410-9500 Coastal Vision 676 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 426-2020 2000 General Booth Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 426-2020 1729 Wildwood Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 426-2020 Mitchell L. Corey, OD 325 W. 21st St. Norfolk (757) 622-3937 James V. Cornetta, OD 226 Fort Ln. Portsmouth (757) 393-6131 Mark Crafford, OD 296 Constitution Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 671-8957 Developmental Vision Care 1417 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 170 Chesapeake (757) 410-3005

Marcia K. Leverett, OD 2701 North Mall Dr., Ste. 111 Virginia Beach (757) 486-2015 Lifetime Eyecare Center 1249 Cedar Rd. Chesapeake (757) 436-3937 Gregory Lohr, OD Sylvia Lohr, OD 300 Monticello Ave. Norfolk (757) 533-5120

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Gershon Pain Specialists 2020 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 496-2050

Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists 844 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 321-3300 1975 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 321-3300 1800 Camelot Dr., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 321-3300 160 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 405 Norfolk (757) 321-3300 6387 Center Drive, Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 321-3300

Tanya Harris, MD 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 712 Norfolk (757) 622-8181

Chesapeake Center 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 220 Chesapeake (757) 465-7651 Children's Orthopedic & Sports Medicine 171 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 201 Norfolk (757) 668-6550 733 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 548-6770 DePaul MedSurg 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-5449 DePaul Outpatient 7300 Newport Ave., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 217-0333 DePaul Transitional Care Center 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-3278 Eastern Virginia Hand Center 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 3-B Virginia Beach (757) 464-5441 Edward W. Gold, MD 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 105 Chesapeake (757) 547-0302 Edward D. Habeeb, MD 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 304 Chesapeake (757) 547-7856

David A. Lotz, OD 1238 Holland Rd. Suffolk (757) 539-8716

Glasson Sports Medicine 968 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 412-1005

Master Opticians 801 Boush St., Ste. A-1 Norfolk (757) 622-7804

Hand Surgery Associates 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 210 Chesapeake (757) 547-9721

Edward Millan, OD 801 Boush St., Ste. A-2 Norfolk (757) 622-7449

Harbour View 5838 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 130 Suffolk (757) 673-5971

Andrew S. Miller, OD 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-6769

Jordan Young Institute 5716 Cleveland St., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 490-4802

Paul G. Moershell, III, OD 291 Independence Blvd., Ste. 4-110 Virginia Beach (757) 499-2389

Lawrence R. Morales, MD Glenn W. Nichols, MD, PC 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 111 Chesapeake (757) 547-9301

National Optometry 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. S. Chesapeake (757) 276-4249 1437 Sam’s Dr., Unit 70, Wal-Mart Chesapeake (757) 512-6964 4300 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 180 Chesapeake (757) 337-4103 2720 N. Mall Dr., Ste. 148 Virginia Beach (757) 276-4366 1255 Fordham Dr., Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 276-4327 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 10 Virginia Beach (757) 276-4345

Maryview Aru 3636 High St. Portsmouth (757) 398-4166 Maryview Hospital 3636 High St. W. Portsmouth (757) 398-2321 Maryview Nursing Center 4775 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (215) 1067 Orthopaedic Associates Of Virginia 6275 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 461-1688

Eyecare Optometry 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Ste. 720 Chesapeake (757) 488-9686

Pearle Vision 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 424-3135 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Rm. 720 Chesapeake (757) 488-9684 737 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 301 Virginia Beach (757) 422-4224 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 1189 Virginia Beach (757) 463-2136 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. 830 Virginia Beach (757) 456-9708 128 E. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 480-1134 300 E. Monticello Ave. Norfolk (757) 628-9240

The Eye Specialists 813 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 490-9091

George W. Pegram, III, OD 1109 Poindexter St. Chesapeake (757) 545-3930

Orthopedic Surgery Centers 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 673-5680 5838 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 673-5680 3300 High St., Ste. 1 Portsmouth (757) 673-5680

Family Eyecare 2021 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 471-8400

Platinum Eyecare Associates 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 424-1820

Portsmouth RehabCare 5553 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 465-7906

Family Optometry 1521 Sam’s Cir. Chesapeake (757) 436-6546 1170 Amphibious Dr. Norfolk (757) 464-2199

Earl Pollock, OD 3282 Western Branch Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 484-8080

Portsmouth YMCA 4900 High St. W. Portsmouth (757) 483-4518

Thomas Rader, OD 5913 Portsmouth Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 488-0192

Douglas R. Schreiber, MD 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 306 Virginia Beach (757) 460-1144

Retina Group of Tidewater 400 Gresham Dr., Ste. 308 Norfolk (757) 490-1913

Sentara Division of Orthopedic Trauma 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-5680

Sears Optical 4200 Portsmouth Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 465-4215

The Spine Center 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 538-0102 3640 High St., Ste. 2-A Portsmouth (757) 397-6930

Dominion Eye Care 812 Eden Way Chesapeake (757) 424-4177 6113 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 420-2053 125 Janaf Shopping Ctr. Norfolk (757) 461-3101 Enochs Eye Care 3575 Bridge Rd., Ste. 21 Suffolk (757) 638-2015

Jennifer K. Gadams, OD Michael S. Swatts, OD 465 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-5555 Ghent Eye Care 1900 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-5595 Gilbert Eyecare 1547 Laskin Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 425-0200 Scott E. Gontarek, OD 2448 Chesapeake Square Ring Rd. Chesapeake (757) 488-7066 Forest L. Haddock, OD 2444 Chesapeake Square Ring Rd. Chesapeake (757) 405-0040 Hilltop Eyecare Center 612 Hilltop West Shopping Center Virginia Beach (757) 491-1977 William C. Holcomb, OD 160 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Chesapeake (757) 482-4022 Insight Optometrists 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy., Ste. 1106 Chesapeake (757) 424-0724 M. E. Jackson, OD 4642 Haygood Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 464-5842 Gregory Jellenek, OD 1200 N. Main St. Suffolk (757) 925-0495

Suffolk Eye Associates 2463 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 925-1136

Joyfull Eyecare 3712 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 631-3020

Suffok Eye Physicians & Surgeons 2016 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 357-0277

Joyfull Eyecare 300 Monticello Ave. Norfolk (757) 625-7400

Selden Optique 141 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 627-3937

Orthopaedic Center for Foot & Ankle Reconstruction 150 Kingsley Ln. Norfolk (757) 889-6580 Orthopedic & Sports Specialists 200 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 111 Chesapeake (757) 547-9301

Shoemaker Vision Center 1608 Pleasure House Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-9402

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center 100 Wimbledon Sq., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 547-5145 150 Burnetts Way Suffolk (757) 539-9333

Southern Eyecare Associates 41 Southern Ctr. Norfolk (757) 588-5423

Virginia Beach Rehab Care 828 Healthy Way, Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 463-2540

Robert E. Titcomb, OD 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 307 Virginia Beach (757) 460-3688

Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine 1800 Republic Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 422-8476 1232 Perimeter Pkwy., Ste. 205 Virginia Beach (757) 422-8476 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 422-8476

William W. Townsend, OD 4224 Holland Rd., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 463-0000 J. Micheal Weil, OD 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-1724 Steven R. Wilkins, OD 5386 Kemps River Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 420-2001 Michael Xu, OD 7530 Tidewater Dr., Ste. A Norfolk (757) 480-5005 Joel Zaba, OD & Associates 281 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-9575 1232 W. Little Creek Rd., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 489-9656

Wardell Orthopaedics & Harbour Sports Medicine 5818-D Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 150 Suffolk (757) 215-1400

Pain Management

Lakeview Medical Center Pain Management & Physical Medicine 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 942-9815 Beth M. Winke, MD 150 Burnetts Way Suffolk (757) 539-9333

Pediatrics Adult & Pediatric Medical Associates 3800 Poplar Hill Rd., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 484-2001 Atlantic Pediatric Specialists 1080 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 412 Virginia Beach (757) 388-1050 Bayside Pediatrics 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 105 Virginia Beach (757) 460-5521 Bermisa & Bermisa, MD, PLC 110 American Legion Rd. Chesapeake (757) 673-6801 2701 Elliott Ave. Portsmouth (757) 393-2441 Carmencita M. Canonizado, MD 3701 South St. Portsmouth (757) 966-9873 Chesapeake Pediatrics Inc 733 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 547-5558 Children's Clinic 321 Main St. Suffolk (757) 595-0358 CHKD Pediatrics 601 Children’s Ln. Norfolk (757) 668-7179 Gloria V. De La Cruz, MD 500 Rodman Ave., Ste. 5 Portsmouth (757) 399-6192 Dolly Gupta, MD 424 N. Main St., Ste. 2 Suffolk (757) 934-2200 Jowita Dziatkiewicz, MD 109 Wimbledon Sq., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 547-2066 Ghazala Khan, MD 4221 Pleasant Valley Road, Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 495-7420 Sung Y. Kim, MD 3409 South St. Portsmouth (757) 399-0705 Lakeview Medical Center Pediatrics 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9422 4868 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-7113 413 Market Street Suffolk (757) 539-6100 Nimmo Pediatrics 2301 General Booth Blvd., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 963-5500 Norfolk Pediatrics 1529 International Blvd., Ste. 103 Norfolk (757) 855-6800 North Shore Pediatrics 5301 Providence Rd., Ste. 60 Virginia Beach (757) 467-8780 924 W Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 440-0719 Pediatrics at the Beach 1800 Camelot Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 491-7337 Pediatric Affiliates of Hampton Roads 200 Grayson Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 473-3200 1421 Kempsville Rd., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 312-8484 Pediatric Diagnostic Center 6345 Center Dr., Ste. 14 Norfolk (757) 461-4027 Pediatric Partners of Hampton Roads 1104 Madison Plaza, Ste. 102 Chesapeake (757) 410-3630 Pediatric Specialists 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 222 Chesapeake (757) 436-1777 885 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 461-6342 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 305 Norfolk (757) 461-6342 Pediatrics of Kempsville 12112 Lake James Dr., Ste. C Virginia Beach (757) 523-4589 Portsmouth Community Health 664 Lincoln St. Portsmouth (757) 393-6363 Princess Anne Pediatrics 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 304 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0255 Renaissance Pediatrics 4012 Raintree Rd., Ste. 200-A Chesapeake (757) 488-2223 Tidewater Children’s Association 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 100 Chesapeake (757) 436-1999 171 Kempsville Rd., Bldg. B Norfolk (757) 668-6500 5835 Harbour View Rd., Ste. B Suffolk (757) 668-6050 Tidewater Pediatric Consultant 6477 College Park Sq., Ste. 118 Virginia Beach (757) 420-6218 930 Majestic Ave., Ste. 110 Norfolk (757) 627-5884

Advanced Pain Management & Rehabilitation 5665 Lowery Rd., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 422-2966 1788 Republic Rd., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 422-2966 637 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. G Chesapeake (757) 422-2966

Tidewater Pediatrics, PC 301 Goode Way, Ste. 203 Portsmouth (757) 399-5300

Center for Pain Management, PC 3315 High St. Portsmouth (757) 399-0759

Virginia Beach Pediatric Center 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 112 Virginia Beach (757) 226-7330

Town Center Pediatrics 100 Constitution Dr., Ste. 217 Virginia Beach (757) 499-7442

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Vogel Pediatrics 4624 Pembroke Blvd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 490-3331

Orthopedic Surgery Centers and Occupational Therapy 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 673-5680 5838 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 673-5680 3300 High St., Ste. 1 Portsmouth (757) 673-5680

Lawrence B. Colen, MD Theodore W. Uroskie, Jr., MD 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 466-1000

Physical Therapy at OSC 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-3366

Anna E. Drzewiecki, MD 1856 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 481-4969

Physical Therapy Works, Inc. 2007 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 539-6300

EVMS Reconstructive Plastic Surgery 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 610 Norfolk (757) 446-8960 Facial Rejuvenation 330 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 1 Norfolk (757) 625-6347

Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy 3219 Bridge Rd. Suffolk (757) 483-6966

Physiotherapy Associates 5859 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 686-0205 2135 General Booth Blvd., Ste. 152 Virginia Beach (757) 430-8828 1400 Fordham Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 361-3951 6161 Kempsville Circle, Ste. 250 Norfolk (757) 893-9210 3772 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-0556 175 N. Main St. Suffolk (757) 686-0207

Colley Discount Pharmacy 1415 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 622-2757

Portsmouth Therapy Center 4201 Greenwood Dr. Portsmouth (757) 673-5003

Costco Pharmacy 850 Glenrock Rd. Norfolk (757) 459-4480

Rehabilitation Associates 4560 South Blvd., Ste. 310 Virginia Beach (757) 490-3223

CVS Visit www.CVS.com for local listings.

Sentara Day Rehabilitation 600 Gresham Dr. Norfolk (757) 388-3663 890 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 261-0855

Guy T. Jones, MD 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 302 Norfolk (757) 423-2166

Sentara Obici Hand Center and Lymphedema Services 2800 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 230 Suffolk (757) 899-3422

Sampson A. Kyere, MD Julia K. Terzis, MD 330 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 1 Norfolk (757) 625-6347

Sentara Hand Therapy Center 420 N. Center Dr., Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 455-9020

Magee-Rosenblum Plastic Surgery 2829 Shore Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 496-5556 733 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 300 Chesapeake (757) 627-6700

Pharmacies ACT Pharmacy 1600 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 393-4290 Angel Care Pharmacy 240 Corporate Blvd., Suite 101 Norfolk (757) 362-9430 Atrium Pharmacy 160 Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 889-6530 Barr’s Pharmacy 201 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 428-1211 Bayview Plaza Pharmacy 7924 Chesapeake Blvd., Ste. A Norfolk (757) 583-7466

Drug Center Pharmacy 912 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 399-6361 600 High St. Portsmouth (757) 393-4039 Farm Fresh Visit www.farmfreshsupermarkets.com for local listings. Gray’s Pharmacy 4712 Hampton Blvd. Norfolk (757) 489-4848 Lakeview Compounding Pharmacy 4661 Haygood Rd., Ste. 101 Virginia Beach (757) 934-0533 Lawrence Pharmacy 1156 George Washington Hwy. N. Chesapeake (757) 487-3458 MacArthur Pharmacy 261 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 533-6566 Prescription Place 425 W. Washington St. Suffolk (757) 925-2013 Rite Aid Visit www.riteaid.com for local listings. RX 4 Less 948 N. Main St. Suffolk (757) 539-7075 Suburban Pharmacy 3701 King St. Portsmouth (757) 397-2377 Super Drug 108 N. Main St. Suffolk (757) 539-6400 Target Pharmacy Visit www.target.com for local listings. Walgreens Drug Store Visit www.walgreens.com for local listings. Wal-Mart Visit www.walmartpharmacies.com for local listings.

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Battlefield Therapy Center 713 Volvo Pkwy. Chesapeake (757) 282-4015 Bayside Therapy Center 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 3-F Virginia Beach (757) 363-6178 CHKD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 601 Children's Lane Norfolk (757) 668-9915 Dominion Physical Therapy 500 Rodman Court, Ste. 4 Portsmouth (757) 393-6119 EVMS Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 646 Norfolk (757) 446-5915 Janet Gilbert, MS, CCC-SLP 1380 Baycliff Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 718-2811 Great Bridge Therapy Center 633 S. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 233-4790 Hand Therapy Center 420 North Center Dr., Ste. 420 Norfolk (757) 455-8365 Harbour Rehabilitation 5818-D Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 150 Suffolk (757) 638-1800 Haygood Physical Therapy 1024 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 460-3363 Hilltop Therapy Center 1725 Laskin Rd., Ste. 535 Virginia Beach (757) 333-7000 Indian River Therapy Center 5660 Indian River Rd., Ste. 121 Virginia Beach (757) 961-4974 Norfolk Physical Therapy Center 839 Poplar Hall Dr. Norfolk (757) 459-2112 North Shore Sports & Physical Therapy 7419 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 489-5820 200 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 547-1215

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Sentara Obici Occupational Health Services 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4162 Sentara Obici Rehab Services 2800 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 934-4653 Sentara Leigh Therapy Center 890 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 261-0820 Sentara Princess Anne Therapy Center 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 210 Virginia Beach (757) 507-0390 Southeastern Physical Therapy 680 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 547-0434 905 N. Battlefield Blvd., Ste. 105 Chesapeake (757) 410-3157 801 W. Little Creek Rd. Norfolk (757) 423-8885 5301 Providence Rd., Ste. 80 Virginia Beach (757) 467-4604 1157 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 481-0052 1133 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 427-5505 Southside Physical Therapy 108 Knells Ridge, Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 436-3350 The Spine Center 2012 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 538-0102 3640 High St., Ste. 2-A Portsmouth (757) 397-6930 Spine Works Physical Therapy 5665 N. Lowery Rd. Norfolk (757) 466-7095 The Therapy Center 400 W. 21st St., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 490-3331 Therapy Concepts, Inc. 3005 Corporation Dr. Suffolk (757) 923-3207 Therapy Works for Kids 1931 Holland Rd. Suffolk (757) 923-4500 Tidewater Physical Therapy 2004 Sandbridge Rd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 301-6316 6161 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 965-4890 4016 Raintree Rd., Ste. 200-A Chesapeake (757) 484-4841

Cosmetic Surgery Center for Women 396 S. Witchduck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 497-5400

Galumbeck Plastic Surgery 1817 Republic Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 491-3204 Tad E. Grenga, MD, FACS 5818 Harbour View Blvd. Suffolk (757) 673-5900 Hague Cosmetic Center 400 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 274-4000 Hubbard Plastic Surgery 396 S. Witchduck Rd. Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 687-1900 J. Benjamin Hugo, MD 1101 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 496-4801

J. Craig Merrell, MD, FACS 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Ste. 200 Suffolk (757) 673-6000 Norfolk Plastic Surgery 6161 Kempsville Cir., Ste. 300 Norfolk (757) 466-1000 Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach 1815 Colonial Medical Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 496-7373 Denton D. Weiss, MD 2790 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 205 Suffolk (757) 925-4585

Podiatry 1 Foot 2 Foot Center for Foot & Ankle Care 171 N. Main St. Suffolk (757) 934-0768 AAL Podiatry Associates, PC 719 Tidewater Dr. Norfolk (757) 625-2962 Adams Comprehensive Foot Care 1035 Champions Way, Ste. 700 Suffolk (757) 686-3668 Advanced Podiatry of Hampton Roads 3300 High St., Ste. 2 Portsmouth (757) 673-8562 612 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. 202 Chesapeake (757) 673-8562 Atlantic Foot & Ankle Center 1788 Republic Rd., Ste. 300 Virginia Beach (757) 481-0898 Cho Foot & Ankle Specialists 1232 Perimeter Pkwy., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 427-7447 Coastal Podiatry Group 6477 College Park Sq., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 523-0414

James H. Carraway, MD 5589 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 557-0300 Chesapeake Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery 5818 Harbourview Blvd., Ste. 220 Suffolk (757) 673-5900 The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery 4400 Corporation Lane, Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 389-5850 Coastal Plastic Surgery 992 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-7788

JULY 2009

Riverpoint Psychiatric Associates 110 Kingsley Ln., Ste. 401 Norfolk (757) 489-4700

Balance Therapeutic Massage Inc. 1952 Laskin Rd., Ste. 508 Virginia Beach (757) 428-2222

The Barry Robinson Center 443 Kempsville Rd. Norfolk (757) 455-6100

Body Logic Massage 2004 Sandbridge Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 427-0355

Spectrum Psychological Services 4101 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 640-1882

Body Works by Gil 3601 Mardean Dr. Chesapeake (757) 686-8100

Tidewater Psychotherapy Services 256 N. Witchduck Rd., Ste. G Virginia Beach (757) 497-3670

Changes City Spa 710 W. 21st St. Norfolk (757) 625-5300

Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center 1100 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-6000

Day Spa 757 4425 Shore Dr., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 460-7706

Wellspring 2940 N. Lynnhaven Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 486-6515

Downtown Skin and Laser 400 W. Brambleton Ave., Ste. 301 Norfolk (757) 627-6700

Eleanora Woloy, MD 833 De la Fayette Ct. Virginia Beach (757) 499-4446

Flowering Almond Spa 5641 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 424-5511

Haydeh Esmaili, MD 2470 Pruden Blvd. Suffolk (757) 539-1503

Gallery Salon & Spa 1400 Kempsville Rd., Ste. 106 Chesapeake (757) 549-0049

Main St. Psychiatric Center 2790 Godwin Blvd. Suffolk (757) 925-1433

Genesis MedSpa 401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste. 121 Virginia Beach (757) 306-1080 1500 Breezeport Way Suffolk (757) 686-9747

Abundant Health & Wellness Lifestyles 5992 Jake Sears Circle Virginia Beach (240) 354-8784 Glennan Center for Geriatrics 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 201 Norfolk (757) 446-7040 Park Place Medical Center 3415 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 533-9108 Synergy Integrative Medicine for Women 1036 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 2 Chesapeake (757) 410-5462 Nabil T. Tadros, MD 110 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 411 Norfolk (757) 889-6733

Prosthetics & Orthotics American Orthotic & Prosthetic 1521 Technology Dr. Chesapeake (757) 548-5656 Bayview Durable Medical Equipment 7924 Chesapeake Blvd. Norfolk (757) 480-1457 Bodden Othhopedic & Prosthetic Center, Inc. 2418 Granby St. Norfolk (757) 627-4191 Coastal Prosthetics & Orthotics, LLC 6320 N. Center Dr. Norfolk (757) 892-5300 Foot Solutions 1437 Sams Drive, Unit 122 Chesapeake (757) 549-3668 Hanger Prosthetics 6275 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 461-0671 Progressive Prosthetic & Orthotic Services 380 Cleveland Pl. Virginia Beach (757) 456-5501 Tidewater Prosthetic Center 4053 Taylor Rd. Chesapeake (757) 686-0200 150 Burnetts Way Suffolk (757) 925-4844 6363 Center Dr., Bldg. 6, Ste. 100 Norfolk (757) 623-7001

Psychiatry & Mental Health

Peter R. Grinkewitz, DPM 3640 High St. Portsmouth (757) 393-1074

Cory A. Negri, DPM 5709 Churchland Blvd., Ste. B Portsmouth (757) 484-7412 Norfolk Foot & Ankle Group 4114 Holland Rd., Ste. 106 Virginia Beach (757) 498-0202 Podiatric Medicine & Foot Surgery 4224 Holland Rd., Ste. 106 Virgina Beach (757) 498-0202 Podiatry, Ltd. 3511 Western Branch Blvd. Portsmouth (757) 397-3668 A. Rossool, MD 665 Newtown Rd., Ste. 114 Virginia Beach (757) 490-1226 Paul T. Spada, DPM 533 Rodney Lane Virginia Beach (757) 560-9388 William P. Grant, DPM 760 Independence Blvd., Ste. 1 Virginia Beach (757) 497-7575 Tidewater Podiatry Group 996 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 481-6248 Halifax Bldg., Ste. 230 Norfolk (757) 481-6248

Pulmonology Peter Birk, MD 1821 Old Donation Pkwy. Virginia Beach (757) 481-2669 Chesapeake Pulmonary and Critical Care 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 200 Chesapeake (757) 609-3380 EVMS Pulmonary Medicine 301 Medical Tower Norfolk (757) 446-5758 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 410 Norfolk (757) 446-8910 James J. Hatcher, MD 840 First Colonial Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 491-2466 Lakeview Medical Center Pulmonology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9496 Portsmouth Pulmonary Associates, Ltd. 4053 Taylor Rd., Ste. N Chesapeake (757) 484-5900

Atlantic Psychiatric Services 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 400 Virginia Beach (757) 468-0550

Pulmonary Associates of Tidewater 100 Wimbledon Sq. Chesapeake (757) 436-0466

Sally A. Baker, LCSW 2940 N. Lynnhaven Rd., Ste. 110 Virginia Beach (757) 287-3048

Pulmonary Critical Care 160 Kingsley Lane Norfolk (757) 889-6677

Balance Behavioral Health 930 Redgate Ave. Norfolk (757) 626-3733

Pulmonary Medicine Of Virginia Beach 1008 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 103 Virginia Beach (757) 481-2515

Behavioral Neuropsychiatric Group 1745 Camelot Dr., Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 481-6000

Pulmonary Physicians of Tidewater 816 Independence Blvd., Ste. 3-K Virginia Beach (757) 460-9200

Center For Effective Change 641 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 204 Virginia Beach (757) 306-4232

Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Consultants 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 205 Virginia Beach (757) 460-6080 111 Coastal Way Chesapeake (757) 549-7996

Christian Psychotherapy Services 281 Independence Blvd., Ste. 326 Virginia Beach (757) 490-0377 Churchland Psychiatric Associates 3300 Academy Ave. Portsmouth (757) 483-6404

Finney Psychotherapy Associates 420 N. Center Dr., Ste. 141 Norfolk (757) 466-0700 First Colonial Psychotherapy Services 921 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 1711 Virginia Beach (757) 428-7500 Hampton Roads Neuropsychology 780 Lynnhaven Pkwy., Ste. 340 Virginia Beach (757) 498-9585 Independence Therapy Center 700 Independence Cir., Ste. 3-D Virginia Beach (757) 473-8533 Mulligan & Bryan and Associates 637 Kingsborough Sq., Ste. H Chesapeake (757) 486-0178

Kinetic Health 2648 Virginia Beach Blvd., Ste. B Virginia Beach (757) 486-5166 Knuckles ‘n’ Knots 3613 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-3375 Lend a Hand Massage Therapy 287 Independence Blvd., Bld. 2, Ste. 221 Virginia Beach (757) 343-4072 L’e’toile Nail & Day Spa 5950 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 459-2226 Massage by Larry 70 Alwin Rd. Portsmouth (757) 676-4984 Massage Envy 3352 Princess Anne Rd., Ste. 915 Virginia Beach (757) 689-4959 Massage from Bob 1213 Laskin Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 428-7513 Massage Resort, Inc. 2210 Commerce Pkwy. Virginia Beach(757) 431-9111 Metamorphosis Salon & Spa 624 Independence Blvd., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 497-6382

Natural Elements Spa 717 Eden Way N., Ste. 612 Chesapeake (757) 436-1141

Jones Institute of Reproductive Medicine 601 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 446-7100 1950 Glenn Mitchell Dr., Ste. 208 Virginia Beach (757) 689-8139

Faithworks Juvenile Service Group 142 W. York St., Ste. 915 Norfolk (757) 470-4539

Inner Harmony Center for the Healing Arts 505 Cedar Rd., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 547-1100

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EVMS Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 710 Norfolk (757) 446-5888

Hands With Heart 533 N. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 675-3973

Mind Body & Spirit on Colley 1902 Colley Ave. Norfolk (757) 627-2639

Beach Center for Infertility 844 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 202 Virginia Beach (757) 428-0002

EVMS Neuropsychology Center 825 Fairfax Ave., Ste. 564 Norfolk (757) 446-8400

Golden Touch Massage & Spa 1200 N. Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 277-9382

Sentara Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialists 600 Gresham Dr., Ste. 8630 Norfolk (757) 388-6115

Clinical Associates 6320 N. Center Dr., Ste. 101 Norfolk (757) 456-0505

Dominion Psychiatric Associates 2580 Potters Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 498-9391

Mckenzie Hastings Institute for Foot & Ankle Surgery 1520 Breezeport Way, Ste. 100 Suffolk (757) 638-1823 2790 Godwin Blvd., Ste. 305 Suffolk (757) 638-1823

The Carney Center for Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery 1868 Wildwood Dr. Virginia Beach (757) 481-4455

Preventative medicine

Family Footcare Centers 801 Volvo Pkwy., Ste. 130 Chesapeake (757) 547-3668 4020 Raintree Rd., Ste. D Chesapeake (757) 547-3668

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Body By Siegel 700 Battlefield Blvd. N., Ste. A Chesapeake (757) 547-2115

American Laser Centers 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 6 Virginia Beach (757) 496-7900

Depression Specialists of Tidewater 6330 Newtown Rd., Ste. 316 Norfolk (757) 461-7571

Philbert H. Kuo, DPM 3212 Churchland Blvd., Ste. 10 Chesapeake (757) 483-4126

Adam Billet, MD, FACS 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 316 Chesapeake (757) 547-0047

Riley Counseling & Consulting, PLC 4605 Pembroke Lake Circle, Ste. 200 Virginia Beach (757) 395-7237

George H. Evancho, DPM 632 Cedar Rd., Ste. B Chesapeake (757) 547-0123

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Virginia Podiatry 5253 Providence Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 495-6113

New Hope Center of Reproductive Medicine 1181 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 496-5370

Rheumatology Arthritis Consultants of Tidewater 933 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 491-7359 Center for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases 300 Medical Pkwy., Ste. 112 Chesapeake (757) 547-1822 3210 Churchland Blvd. Chesapeake (757) 483-2783 6275 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk (757) 461-3400 Lakeview Medical Center Rheumatology 2000 Meade Pkwy. Suffolk (757) 934-9457 William W. Reed, MD 160 Kingsley Lane, Ste. 505 Norfolk (757) 889-6633 Dorris M. Rice, MD 3921 Kingman Ave. Portsmouth (757) 399-5000 Virginia Rheumatology 637 Kingsborough Sq. Chesapeake (757) 277-9927

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Norfolk Psychiatric Associates 6353 Newtown Rd., Bldg. 8, Ste. 204 Norfolk (757) 461-3313

02MedSpa 1200 First Colonial Rd., Ste. 204 Virginia Beach (757) 351-2002

Govindan K. Palat, MD 1020 Independence Blvd., Ste. 302 Virginia Beach (757) 363-9353

A.R.E. Health Center & Spa 215 67th St. Virginia Beach (757) 437-7202

Parker Schlichter & Associates 5029 Corporate Woods Dr., Ste. 205 Virginia Beach (757) 473-3770

Advanced Fuller School of Massage Therapy 195 S. Rosemont Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 340-7132

Pyschiatric Services 1630 Donna Dr., Ste. 102 Virginia Beach (757) 425-5050

Aesthetic Skin Care Center 5589 Greenwich Rd., Ste. 150 Virginia Beach (757) 557-0800

Neuromuscular Pain Relief & Postural Improvement Studio 700 Baker Rd., Ste. 108 Virginia Beach (757) 460-4477 Papillon Hair Studio & Day Spa 2232 W. Great Neck Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 496-0607 Personal Touch & Therapeutic Massage 3300 Tyre Neck Rd., Ste. K Portsmouth (757) 686-5585 Remedies Medi Spa 1514 Holland Rd. Suffolk (757) 934-9452 Salon Vivace 2228 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 463-1231 Silvina’s Day Spa 301 25th St. Virginia Beach (757) 437-9135 Skin- A Medical Spa 332 Granby St., Ste. 200 Norfolk (757) 228-5100 Southern Serenity Day Spa 102 American Legion Rd. Chesapeake (757) 483-4833 The Best Body Co. 700 19th St. Virginia Beach (757) 428-2639 The Body Zone 145 Burford Ave., Ste. 100 Virginia Beach (757) 392-0414 The Elements Center for Yoga and Massage Therapy 6037 Providence Rd. Virginia Beach (757) 578-3480 The Face Institute 1821 Old Donation Pkwy., Ste. 6, Virginia Beach (757) 496-4807 The Look Salon & Day Spa 1433 Sam’s Dr. Chesapeake (757) 548-6550 The Lotus Spa 279 Independence Blvd. Virginia Beach (757) 613-9395 The Spa & Laser Center 2829 Shore Dr., Ste. 201 Virginia Beach (757) 965-7444


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Age-Related Vision Loss: Four Common Causes Written By Amy Johnson

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ccording to the American Association for the Blind, approximately 6.5 million Americans over the age of 65 are currently experiencing some sort of vision loss. In coming years, as the country’s population ages, experts believe that number could potentially double. The keys to preventing or delaying vision loss are proper screening and knowledge of family history. Doctors recommend regular eye examinations starting at age 40 even if you don’t have any vision problems. Comprehensive dilated eye exams are also recommended every two years after the age of 60. Dr. John Nordlund of Retina and Glaucoma Associates in Williamsburg says vision loss can occur slowly and that in many cases, people don’t realize that damage is occuring in their eyes until it’s too late. “A lot of eye diseases are controllable but not curable,” Nordlund explains. “It’s important to catch problems early on to prevent the most damage to your vision.” A 2004 study by the National Eye Institute identified the four most common age-related eye diseases as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. The following is a brief course in these causes of age-related vision loss: Age-related Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among adults age 50 and older. It occurs when the retina and its lower layers become damaged, resulting in distorted and blurred central vision. AMD is labeled as dry or wet; dry AMD can be diagnosed based on the presence of drusen—yellow and “A lot of eye white deposits in the eye—during a dilated diseases are retinal examination. controllable but Wet AMD, the less common form of the not curable” disease, is characterized by the growth of — Dr. John Nordlund, new blood vessels on Retina & Glaucoma the retina. Associates Prevention: While Nordlund says there is no exact way to prevent age-related macular degeneration, studies have pinpointed several risk factors such as smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and a diet high in saturated fats and low in fruits and vegetables. Treatment: According to Nordlund, while vitamins and zinc are used to treat dry AMD, wet AMD is treated with a series of injections behind the eye that block the growth of new blood vessels. Glaucoma is a chronic eye disease that damages the optic nerve. Symptoms include

loss of peripheral vision, sensitivity to light and poor night vision. African-Americans are at increased risk of developing glaucoma, as are those with a family history of the disease. Prevention: Glaucoma causes permanent damage to the eye, but early detection and treatment can minimize vision loss. Those with a family history of glaucoma or who have other risk factors should receive frequent eye examinations. During a routine eye exam, a tonometer is used to measure the pressure within the eye. The higher the pressure reading, the more likely the patient is to develop glaucoma. Treatment: All glaucoma treatments are aimed at lowering the intraocular pressure. Medications in the form of eye drops, along with laser procedures and surgery, can help minimize vision loss from glaucoma. Cataracts are caused by excess pigment in the lens of the eye, resulting in cloudy vision. “Most people [will] have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old,” says Nordlund. Symptoms can include poor night vision, sensitivity to light, and seeing distorted colors or halos around lights. Prevention: Studies have suggested that in addition to age, exposure to sunlight and cigarette smoking can increase one’s risk of developing cataracts. Researchers also believe that a healthy diet including fruits as well as green, leafy vegetables and other antioxidant-rich foods

can offer protective benefits. Treatment: Unlike most causes of vision loss, cataracts can be easily treated with lens replacement surgery. “Think of it as changing a lens in a camera,” Nordlund explains. Though cataracts can be corrected with surgery, vision loss resulting from them is more significant, particularly after the age of 60, without proper screenings and routine visits to an eye doctor. Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels and may take years to fully develop. In some patients, blood vessels in the eye will swell and leak fluid. Common symptoms are “spiders” or “cobwebs” or tiny specks floating in the visual field, as well as blurred vision and poor night vision, among other symptoms. Prevention: Adults with diabetes should have an annual dilated retinal exam. Early detection of retinal damage allows effective treatment with lasers or eye medications before vision loss occurs. Those with a family history of adult-onset diabetes (also known as Type 2 diabetes) should be screened regularly. Maintaining a healthy weight can also help prevent the disease. Treatment: Laser therapy, used to seal leaking blood vessels, and steroid injections behind the eye can help prevent diabetes-related vision loss. HJ  

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Certain Foods May Thwart Age-Related Vision Loss Written By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health)

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new study suggests that older adults who eat diets rich in citrus fruits, leafy greens and fish oil, but low in “glycemic index,” may have a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration— the leading cause of vision loss among older U.S. adults. AMD, also known as “age-related macular degeneration,” refers to gradual damage to the macula, a structure in the retina that allows for seeing fine detail. The condition affects more than one million Americans, usually after the age of 65. A number of studies have suggested that individual nutrients, including the antioxidants lutein, vitamin C and vitamin E, can help protect against AMD. This latest study, published in the journal Ophthalmology, looked at the overall diet patterns of 4,000 older adults and the links to AMD risk.

A number of studies have suggested that individual nutrients, including the antioxidants lutein, vitamin C and vitamin E, can help protect against AMD.

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Researchers found that participants who tended to eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, or foods high in vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin, had a relatively lower risk of AMD. Lutein and zeaxanthin are plant pigments that act as antioxidants; the nutrients are found in broccoli, spinach and other leafy green vegetables, as well as egg yolks. The study also found that diets containing foods with a low glycemic index also appeared protective against AMD. Not surprisingly, older adults who combined all three dietary patterns showed a decreased AMD risk as well. Glycemic index (GI) refers to how rapidly a food causes blood sugar to rise. High-GI foods, like white bread and potatoes, tend to spur a quick elevation in blood sugar, while low-GI foods, such as lentils, soybeans, yogurt and many high-fiber grains, create a more gradual increase in blood sugar. The blood-sugar surges associated with high-GI diets may eventually damage the macula, explained lead researcher Dr. Chung-Jung Chiu, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. That’s because excess blood sugar interacts with other molecules, like fats and proteins, to form what are called glycated molecules, he told Reuters Health. This process, in turn, can put the body under more oxidative stress, which over time damages cells and may lead to various diseases, including AMD. Foods rich in nutrients that may ward off AMD—including citrus fruits, leafy greens, oily fish like salmon and mackerel, and vegetable oils—are also seen as beneficial for overall health. So it’s a good idea to try to eat more of them, Chiu said. This is especially true for older adults, the researcher noted, since the body’s “self-defense systems” generally decline with age. HJ


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JUly 2009 COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Support Groups Addiction N Sexaholics Anonymous Call for times, dates, location. 872-6537 or email hrsa@hotmail.com Alcoholics Anonymous

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Special Events N Community Psychological Resources Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 622-6794

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Meetings daily. Call for times/locations. 499-1443 Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. 889-CARE

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) C Russell Memorial Library 3rd Wed., 7 to 9 p.m. (866) 348-3257 or (804) 363-5099 Alzheimer’s disease C Dominion Village 2nd Tuesday, 6 p.m. 487-9400

Help and Emergency Response, Inc. (HER) Adult and teen groups available. Call for times/dates/ locations. 485-1445 Bereavement VB Woodlawn Funeral Home 1st & 3rd Wed., 11:30 a.m. 549-5652

VB Marion Manor

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 549-5652

N DePaul Medical Center

Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. 889-CARE

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N Province Place of DePaul 2nd Wednesday, 4 p.m. 889-4999

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Pinewood Inn 4th Thursday, 1 p.m. 588-4663

House P Churchland 3rd Thursday, 6 p.m.

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Lake Prince Woods 3rd Monday, 3 p.m. 923-5531

Library VB Kempsville 1st Thursday, 12:45 p.m.

543-9091

VB Church of the Holy Family

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. 461-3226 General Hospital Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 395-8132

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Bayside Presbyterian Church 4th Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. 404-3747

stillbirth C Miscarriage, or newborn loss

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 4th Thurs., 7 to 9 p.m. 312-6776 or 312-6144

3rd Tuesday, 11 a.m. 716-2060

N DePaul Medical Center 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 889-CARE

VB Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2nd Monday, noon 495-4211

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VB Thalia United

Methodist Church 3rd Mon., 7 to 9 p.m. 459-2405

P Sentara Nursing Center

2nd Wednesday, 2 p.m. (800) 736-8272

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Caregivers group Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. 312-6555

Arthritis N Sentara Leigh Hospital Call for times/dates. 1-800-SENTARA

VB Jewish Community Center

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CHADD 2nd Thurs., 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. 455-6100

Autism N Autism Society of Tidewater The Endependence Center Last Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. 461-4474 Battered Women N Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Call for date/time. 625-4248

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Widow/widower Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m. 545-4911

Brain injury

Secours Maryview P Bon Medical Center

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 2nd Thursday, 10:30 a.m. 312-6460 Sentara Obici Hospital 4th Tuesday, 6 p.m. 934-4628

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General Hospital 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 388-4268

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General Hospital 2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m. 395-8685

VB Gynecological cancer

HUGS (Help Us Give Support) Community United Methodist Church 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 486-5333

N Head and neck cancer Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 3rd Monday, 7 p.m. 388-4268

VB “Look Good, Feel Better” Coastal Cancer Center 2nd Monday, 2 p.m. (meets bi-monthly) 395-8686

Cancer N DePaul Medical Center 2nd and 4th Tuesday 889-CARE

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Young Adult Cancer Survivors (ages 18-35) Every other month 2nd Wednesday Call for time: (800) 866-4483

Cardiovascular disease Bon Secours Maryview P Wellness Center 4th Monday, 6:30 p.m. 889-CARE

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Mended Hearts

VB Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Call for times/dates. 721-7330

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Caregivers support Dominion Village C 2nd Tuesday, 6 p.m. 487-9400

Chesapeake Regional

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N Lung cancer

Sentara Obici Hospital 1st Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 934-4621

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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital 4th Thursday, 7 p.m. 388-4268

Virginia Beach

2nd Wed., 10 to 12 p.m. 385-4135

Catholic Charities Bldg. 4855 Princess Anne Road 3rd Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon 495-8432 Virginia Oncology Associates 3rd Tues., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 335-8686

VB Pancreatic

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Sentara Princess Anne Health Campus 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. e-mail for information: ezeltmann@pancanvolunteer. org or visit www.pancan.org

N Parents of children with cancer

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Meets monthly. Call for times/dates. 668-7802

VB Prostate

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital 3rd Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 395-8685

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9 Thursday VB The free seminar, “Positive Discipline” will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive. Attendees will learn about several discipline techniques that don’t involve yelling, arguing or spanking. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.

Catholic Charities 1802 Ashland Ave. 1st Tuesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 533-5217

Celiac disease Chesapeake Regional C Medical Center 3rd Thurs., 6 to 7:30 p.m. 547-0798

free seminar, “Happiest Baby on the Block” will be VB The held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Children’s Hospital of the

Sentara Norfolk

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A Wing Conference Room 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 410-5245 or 621-3915

Child abuse Families of Abused VB Children Traumatized Sexually (FACTS) Call for meeting location. 1st and 3rd Thurs., 7:30 to 10 p.m. 481-9521 or 482-6564

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Portsmouth

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King’s Daughters Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive. New and expectant parents will learn how to navigate the first months of their baby’s life through techniques developed by pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp. All attendees will receive Karp’s DVD “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and a soothing sounds CD. Call Sam Fabian at (757) 668-7402 to register.

11 Saturday N The workshop, “Meeting Your Emotions,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at One Eleven Art Gallery, 111 Pennsylvania Ave. Author and presenter Lois Hollis will guide participants toward emotional health and empowerment. Cost is $35. Call (757) 625-7611 to reserve a seat or visit www.soulspeaks.net for more information.

Chronic Pain Virginia Beach Central Library VB 3rd Thursday Call for time: 496-9614

4th Wednesday, 11 a.m. 889-CARE

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8 Wednesday VB The free breast cancer program for senior women, “Your Good Health is in Your Hands,” will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Sentara Bayside Hospital, 800 Independence Blvd. Visit www.sentara.com or call (800) 7368272 for more information or to register.

VB Central Library

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7 Tuesday, 14 Tuesday N A free two-part newborn care class for mothers and their adult partners will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane. Topics will include infant care, feeding, development and sleeping patterns. Call (757) 889-5000 for more information or visit www.bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register.

1st Friday, 10 to 12 p.m. 1st Monday, 6 to 7:30 p.m. 382-2613

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. 312-6143

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the Book Exchange, 116 E. Little Creek Road. Paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents each; hardcovers, CDs, VHS and DVDs are $1 each; all you can fit into a regular size plastic grocery bag of any combination of these is $7. All proceeds will benefit the Physicians for Peace “Seeing Clearly” program, a Norfolk-based charity that provides vision care for thousands of people in need of eyeglasses. Call (757) 583-2665 or visit www.bookexchangenorfolk.com for more information.

Chesapeake Health

2nd Monday, 10 a.m. 934-4268

“Your Aging Bladder,” a free health lecture offered through Sentara Living, will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Sentara Bayside Hospital, 800 Independence Blvd. Physical therapist Sharon Ross will teach seniors how to manage common problems associated with an aging bladder. Visit www. sentara.com or call (800) 736-8272 for more information or to register.

N A charity book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at

Is it My Heart? Sentara Obici Hospital 4th Thursday, 1 p.m. 1-800-SENTARA

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4 Saturday th VB The 25 Annual “We Build People” 5K, 1-mile and ¼- mile Tot Trot will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Mount Trashmore Family YMCA, 4441 South Blvd. Money raised during these events will help ensure that all members of the community have access to YMCA programs regardless of their ability to pay. Registration dates and entry fees vary. Call (757) 456-9622 or visit www.ymcashr.org/wbp5k for more information.

Mended Hearts– Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Call for times/dates. 560-7753

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Hospital 3rd Monday, 7 p.m. 388-4268

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La Leche League of Tidewater Call for times/dates/locations. 857-8403

N Young Adult Cancer Survivors

N Sentara Norfolk General

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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 1st Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 436-7390

VB Sentara Virginia Beach

Call for times/dates/locations. 631-0222

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For caregivers only. 1st Wednesday, 1 p.m. 398-2200

N Sentara Norfolk

VB Beacon House

Brain Tumor VB Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital 1st Tuesday, 7 p.m. 714-6240

4th Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. 934-4628

Sentara Leigh Hospital 4th Wed., 7 to 9 p.m. 853-2145

N Newly diagnosed

2nd Monday, 6:30-8:30 816-1857

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s Breast cancer

VB 3803 Virginia Beach Blvd

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C People Helping People

2nd Monday, 6:30 p.m. 934-4628

St. Andrew Lutheran Church 3rd Wed., 7 to 9 p.m. 483-5111

Mon., Wed., Fri., 12 p.m. 489-1371

Attention Deficit Disorder parents & professionals N For CHADD The Barry Robinson Center 1st Thurs., 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. (866) 633-4871

Sibling loss Peace by Piece 2nd and 4th Thurs., 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. 967-9251

General Hospital 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 388-4268

s Sentara Obici Hospital

Sentara Obici Hospital 1st and 3rd Thurs. 5:30-7 p.m. 1-800-SENTARA

VB Child loss

N Sentara Norfolk

s Sentara Obici Hospital

VB Sentara Virginia Beach

2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 481-5702

VB Atlantic Shores

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. 889-CARE

General Hospital 3rd Monday, 6:30 p.m. 395-8685

N First Baptist Church

483-1780

Province Place of Maryview 2nd Tuesday, 4 p.m. 686-1900

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JUly 2009 COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Special Events C A CPR course for medical personnel and lifeguards will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Lifestyle Center, 800 Battlefield Blvd. North. Cost is $60. Call (757) 312-6132 or visit www. chesapeakeregional.com for more information. 12 Sunday N A free infant CPR course will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane. Call (757) 889-5000 for more information or visit www. bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register. 16 Thursday VB The free seminar, “The How, Why and What I Do About Teen Behavior” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Health and Surgery Center at Princess Anne, 2021 Concert Drive. Participants will learn about the development of the teen brain to help them understand teens’ choices and behaviors. They will also learn how to improve communication and decision making with teens. Register online at www.chkd.org/classes or call (757) 668-7500.

C An adult/infant/child CPR class for teens will be held at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Lifestyle Center, 800 Battlefield Blvd. North. Cost is $50 and includes textbook. Participants will earn a two-year certification. Call (757) 312-6132 for times.

P The free class, “Back to Work Breastfeeding,” will be

held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High Street. This class will help the expectant mother learn how to successfully balance a career with providing her newborn with essential nutrition. Call (757) 398-2200 for more information or visit www.bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register.

16 Thursday, 23 Thursday N A free two-part newborn care class for mothers and their partners will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at DePaul Medical Center, 150 Kingsley Lane. Topics will include infant care, feeding, development and sleeping patterns. Call (757) 889-5000 for more information or visit www. bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register. 17-19, Friday-Sunday

C N VB P s Anthem’s 8th Annual “LemonAid” fundraiser will be held in neighborhoods across Hampton Roads to raise money for Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. Participants who sign up to host a LemonAid stand will receive a kit containing lemonade mix, cups, a pitcher and promotional signage. Lemonade sells for a $1 donation. Visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.net/lemonaid/ hampton-roads/ to register.

18 Saturday A free infant and child CPR course will be held from 9 a.m. P to noon at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High Street. Call (757) 398-2200 for more information or visit www.bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register. 25 Saturday N The free seminar, “Happiest Baby on the Block,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, 601 Children’s Lane. New and expectant parents will learn how to navigate the first months of their baby’s life through techniques developed by Dr. Harvey Karp. All attendees will receive Karp’s DVD “The Happiest Baby on the Block” and a soothing sounds CD. Call Sam Fabian at (757) 668-7402 to register.

Depression Secours Maryview P Bon Medical Center, Fridays, 7 p.m. 889-CARE Diabetes Secours Maryview P Bon Wellness Center Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. 398-2094

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Sentara Bayside Hospital 3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m. 363-6341

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Friends with Diabetes (for children 3–17) Plaza Elementary School Last Monday, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Meets during school year. 431-4129 or 431-4026

Obici Hospital s Sentara 2nd Monday of every other month. (800)736-8272

A free class, “Coping with the Baby Blues” will be held P from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High St. This program is designed to help new moms understand how to overcome the “baby blues” and determine if there’s need for additional care. Call (757) 398-2200 for more information or visit www. bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register.

30 Thursday The free class, “Breastfeeding Basics,” will be held from P 7 to 9 p.m. at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, 3636 High Street. Taught by certified lactation consultants and certification eligible nurses, this co-ed class will teach tips for breastfeeding success. Call (757) 398-2200 for more information or visit www.bonsecourshamptonroads.com to register.

Strelitz Diabetes Center 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. 446-8478

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Norfolk Mayor’s N The Commission for Persons

Parenting Children’s Hospital of the N King’s Daughters Tuesday evenings Call for times: 668-7941

VB Parent Connection

Mount Trashmore YMCA Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 962-2112

C Parents Without Partners Greenbrier Library Call for info: 498-2566

FITNESS & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT s TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Benn’s United Methodist Church Tuesdays @ 6p.m. 537-5788

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Dizziness Fitness and N Norfolk Wellness Center 2nd Saturday of odd months, 10 to noon 889-CARE Domestic violence/ sexual assault women only.) VB (For Samaritan House Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call for location. 622-6794

N Living in Holland

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 2nd Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 757-423-4027

Parkinson’s disease and caregivers N Patients First Baptist Church of Norfolk Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 461-3226

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672-3574

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Compulsive Eaters Anonymous Magnolia United Methodist Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern Shore Chapel Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Unity Renaissance Church Fridays, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Bayside Baptist Church 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. 24-hour hotline: 456-1435 www.ceahowva.org

Illness (NAMI) Norfolk Community Services Board Hospitality Center 2nd Tuesday, Call for times. 623-1929 or e-mail: sierrakmw@earthlink.net

Multiple sclerosis Library VB Kempsville 2nd Tuesday, 10 a.m. 490-9627

Stroke DePaul Medical Center N 2nd & 4th Monday, 4 p.m. 889-CARE

1st Wednesday, 1 p.m. 889-CARE Chesapeake Regional

C Medical Center

1st Mon., 2 to 3:30 p.m. 312-6122 Heart to Heart

VB 6220 Pardue Ct.

Mondays, 7:30 p.m. 617-2825 Sentara Obici Hospital

s 2nd Thursday, 11 a.m. 800-736-8272

Substance abuse Baptist Church N First Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. 461-3226 Weight loss/ Weight-loss surgery Take Off Pounds Sensibly C (TOPS) Great Bridge Baptist Church Call for times/dates: 482-2111

C Bariatric Support Group

United s Magnolia Methodist Church

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 3rd Thurs., 6:30 312-3000

Beach Public Library VB Virginia 4th Wednesday, 3 p.m.

490-9627

United VB First Methodist Church

Chesapeake Regional

Tuesdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. 962-1591 (David) Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m. 560-7889 (John) johnearly8@gmail.com

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C Medical Center

3rd Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m. 482-3247

Narcotics anonymous Bon Secours Maryview P Medical Center Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, 7:30 p.m. 889-CARE

Portsmouth

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Community Health Screening C Cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar testing. $25 fee; offered bi-monthly. 312-6132 Adult Dental Clinic N Park Place 606 W. 29th Street 24-hour hot line: 446-7757 Child Dental Services or N 531-2133 683-9240 Diabetes and Blood Pressure Screenings Bon Secours MedCare P 1st Wednesday, 8 a.m. 889-CARE Drug and Alcohol Prevention Education Douglass Park Elem., Rm. 19 P Woodrow Wilson High, Rm. 22 Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. 397-2121, ext. 324 Family Planning Clinic N 531-2130 Healthcare Connection C Physician referral service Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 547-7800 or www.chesapeakeregional.com Child Immunization Clinic N 531-2135 Let’s Get Real

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Health Resources Area Agency on Aging 6350 Center Drive N 461-9481 Blood Pressure Screenings Secours Maryview Medical P Bon Center, Aston Pavilion Call for times/dates: 889-CARE

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Heart health for African-American women Call for times, dates and locations: 889-CARE

Bon Secours Maryview

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3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. 490-9627

Emotional support Pius X N Saint Catholic Church Wed., 7 to 8:30 p.m. 464-6715 (Pauline)

Chesapeake Care Free Clinic S. Military Hwy. C 2145 Tues., Wed., 5 p.m. Every other Saturday, 8 a.m. Must attend eligibility clinic. 545-5700

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and Sisters (for Siblings ages 5 to 14) Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Call for times/dates/ locations: 668-7802

Bridge Presbyterian Church C Great 3rd Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

7:15 p.m. Call or e-mail for location: 404-3010 or crhmail@verizon.net

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N Extremely Important Brothers

Mental illness Alliance for the VB National Mentally Ill 3143 Magic Hollow Dr. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. 287-4945

N ANAD 1st and 4th Thursday

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Siblings

Lupus Foundation of N Lupus America, Inc. Sentara Leigh Hospital 3rd Sunday, 2:30 p.m. 490-2793 Lyme disease South Blvd., Suite 310 VB 4560 3rd Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. 652-5021

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American Parkinson Disease Association Hampton Roads Chapter Call for dates, times, locations: 321-7119

Memory loss Pioneers C Laughing (Early memory loss) Chesapeake Regional Medical Center 4th Monday, 10 to 12 p.m. 312-6555

Eating disorders Anonymous VB Overeaters Call for times/dates/ locations: 689-8930 or www.oatidewater.org

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Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia Call for times/dates: 424-4113

Divorce Baptist Church N First of Norfolk Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 461-3226

Norfolk

lapowers5@hotmail.com Fibromyalgia VB Providence Presbyterian Church Meets periodically, call for information: 496-9614

Palliative Care Virginia Beach VB Sentara General Hospital 2nd and 4th Thursday 395-8144

Learning disabilities

with Disabilities Norfolk Senior Center 3rd Thursday, 2 to 4 p.m. 963-9239

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636-7487 or e-mail

Gamblers anonymous Secours Maryview P Bon Medical Center Tuesdays, 7 p.m. 889-CARE

Disabilities Center N Endependence 3rd Wed., noon to 3 p.m. 461-8007, ext. 309

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Support Group C Epilepsy Call for times and dates:

Food allergies Allergies Support Group N Food of Tidewater Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Call for times/dates/locations: 284-4450

pump N Insulin support group

29 Wednesday A CPR renewal class for health care providers will be held C from 6 to 10 p.m. at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s Lifestyle Center, 800 Battlefield Blvd. North. Cost is $60. A current CPR card is required. Call (757) 312-6132 or visit www.chesapeakeregional.com for more information.

Epilepsy teens and parents N For First Baptist Church 4th Tuesday, Room 308 7 to 8:15 p.m. 467-2203

Life Support Training Center N Tidewater for Life at EVMS 446-5926 Adult General Medical Clinic 683-2837

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Pediatric Clinic Place N Park 207 E. Little Creek Rd. 683-9230 Pregnancy Testing Health Department N Norfolk 207 E. Little Creek Rd. 531-2135 or 683-9230 Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic Public N Norfolk Health Department Free; walk-ins welcome. 683-2767 Sibling Awareness Program P For ages 3 and up. Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center 1st Thurs., bi-monthly 889-CARE Skin Cancer Screenings Regional C Chesapeake Medical Center Call for times/dates. 312-6132 Smoking Cessation Program

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Call for times/dates/ locations. 1-800-SENTARA Tuberculosis Screening Clinic Public Health N Norfolk Department 683-2732

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Learning to Let Go A Virginia Beach widow and her children begin putting the pieces of their lives back together after loss. Interview By Brenda H. Welch Photography By Brian M. Freer

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his past May, Betsy Kainer found herself in a great deal of pain, and the sting of the tattoo needle that permanently emblazoned the letter “K” on her left hip was the least of it. Instead of celebrating her 10-year wedding anniversary with her husband John in Monterey, Calif., as they had planned, she was a widow, living in Virginia Beach with their three children, all under the age of seven. John, a former Navy SEAL and triathlete, battled a malignant brain tumor for 11 years before succumbing in January 2009. Betsy’s “K” tattoo is formed by two flames rising toward the heavens—the symbol pays homage to John’s fire for life and is also the logo for Team Kainer, which was established in John’s honor 2008 by local running and triathlon coaches Jerry and Amy Frostick of J&A Racing. The Frosticks, who started the “Virginia is for Lovers” 14K held in Virginia

13 pages of journal entries filled with stories, prayers and hopes for a better tomorrow for Betsy and her children. But for now, Betsy is putting all her energy into today: parenting her children, taking care of her home and betsy trying to regain her footing after the devastating kainer loss of her best friend. In an interview with The Health Journal, she shares what life looks like for her and her family after John’s death.

HJ: What or who was your greatest resource during John’s illness? BK: Friends in the area were and still are my biggest support. I always say my friends are my family. I have several good friends who are there to listen if I need to let emotions out. I talk to myself, too, and that helps. I also talk to John. My outlet was running, playing John’s family and friends want his tennis or working out. It always story to inspire others: even during has been. Running helps me the most with the emotional side of his illness, John completed several it. I am able to think or not think. marathons and two Ironman triathlons. Once in a while I might stop because I hyperventilate. It’s tough Beach over Valentine’s Day weekend, and to cry and run at the same time. who coordinate the annual Shamrock Marathon held at the Oceanfront, created Team HJ: On the CaringBridge website, Kainer to help the family financially during you write that your children have John’s struggle with cancer. John’s family been attending a grief support group. and friends want his story to inspire others: What are they taking away from Even during his illness, John completed sev- each meeting? eral marathons and two Ironman triathlons. BK: The program, through Edmarc [HosMoney raised through Team Kainer will pice for Children], is called “Peace by Piece.” help build a college fund for the Kainer chil- I thought we would give it a try and am glad dren, and Betsy hopes to provide financial as- we did. It is confidential as to what they say sistance to other families devastated by brain in their groups, but I can ask them quescancer. Several hundred runners have been tions and they can share what they want— turning out for Team Kainer at local races, and so far they have shared very little. I just and a list of upcoming events can be found at want a place where they can be probed for questions or thoughts about Daddy and talk the team’s website, www.teamkainer.com. Betsy has also created a website on Car- about him if they want to. I also encourage ingBridge (www.caringbridge.org/visit/ talking about John at home. johnkainer), a free, nonprofit Web service that connects family and friends to share HJ: Death and dying are difficult information, love and support when an in- concepts to explain to children and dividual is diagnosed with and treated for a ones that adults struggle with as serious medical condition. To date, the web- well. How did you and John prepare site has logged 25,035 visitors and contains the children for his death? 38

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BK: Throughout John’s sickness, especially when he was receiving hospice care at home, I decided to not hide anything from them. They were curious. They observed, watched and walked away when they wanted. When John did pass away, we had all the kids gather in a room, and we spoke about how Daddy had been sick and that God was taking him but leaving his spirit here with us, that he would be our angel. He looked so peaceful, no longer in the pain he once was. He even wore his cute little “Kainer smirk” as I like to say. HJ: In the midst of darkness, where do you find hope? BK: The kids are keeping me going, keeping the days busy. I encourage a positive environment. I keep John around with many pictures. Nothing has changed in the house for now. It will be gradual. We are going about life as normally as possible, but we don’t hold back on keeping John’s spirit present. We miss him so much. Times will be hard, especially this first year. John would only want me and the kids to move forward—to miss him, but to let him go. HJ

Age: 40 Hometown: Asheville, N.C. Family: Jack, 7; Gini, 6; Maddie, 3 Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Volunteer activities: Co-Chair, Kingston PTA Committee


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