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EKHOLMEN - 165 acre estate in a spectacular setting with broad Blue Ridge Mountain views. The Tuscan Villa, built in 2005, has an abundance of old world charm with grand proportions, a gourmet kitchen, first floor master suite, timbered ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, elaborate ironwork, a covered loggia and a rear courtyard. The land is partly wooded and has two ponds and an abundance of wildlife. $4,950,000. Frank Hardy 434-981-0798.

EAGLES NEST – Unique mountaintop residence with amazing rooftop deck offering incredible views of the surrounding countryside. Home is accessed by gated entry and paved driveway that meanders through the woodland. Available with up to 306 acres and numerous buildings, the property would make an ideal family compound in spectacular private setting. $4,950,000 or residence only on 80 acres for $2,950,000. Frank Hardy 434-981-0798.

CLIFTON, c. 1782 - A setting of mature trees and landscaping is home to this historic gem. The current owners have meticulously updated and restored Clifton to facilitate modern convenience with a perfect blend of history and charm. Equestrian enthusiasts will love this property with 260 acres, a well-appointed 13 stall stable, outdoor riding ring and great pastures for turnout as well as other outbuildings. $3,200,000. Frank Hardy 434-981-0798.

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With his 25th Anniversary fast approaching, Kevin was on the lookout for a special gift for his wife, Jane. He had seen ads for David Cochran's "Casual Family Portraits" and admired how he depicted his clients in a causal yet realistic manner. He knew this could work with his own family. He wondered about the price, process and timeline, and if living in Alabama would doom his idea, so he called David for information. Kevin was intrigued to find that David creates an acrylic painting of a family, working from the client's photographs and depicts them with a personalized background. The entire process can be completed using photos sent via Email from anywhere in the country. A painting can be any size and can include as many or as few portraits as desired, even incorporating family members of former generations. The artist assured Kevin that the painting could be a surprise for his busy wife, who is a devoted mom of four children. She is also the founder and CEO of E-mealz ( www.e-mealz.com ) David depicted the family at Jupiter Beach FL, a sentimental location for the couple. He also included both sets of parents and the family dogs. Dave handled all logistics and a mysterious box arrived at the anniversary party. Jane was required to open this curious box and was rendered speechless (which is uncharacteristic for her) by this very special gift. She marveled at the way each of her loved ones was brought to life. This 42" x 54" painting now hangs in their family room. With such a perfect gift, Kevin now wonders what he will do for next year's anniversary. Giclée prints were made of this painting and given to various family members.

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CON TE N TS APRIL 2014

Features 72

THE CALL OF THE WILD

Consumer demand for heart-healthy bison meat is a boon for Virginia farmers. We find out why so many are betting on the big woolies, and winning. BY GARY ROBERTSON

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Virginia’s pro wrestlers face a long tough road to the WWE, but it’s more than the promise of glory they’re after. Who are they and what keeps them in the ring? BY GREG A. LOHR

On the Cover Wild-T Bison Farm near Haynesville.

The Hopper home in Old Town Alexandria. PHOTO BY ANDREA HUBBELL

Departments 15 | U P F R O N T

James River Park system’s Nathan Burrell, the wheel bug, shad planking, dance marathon in Glen Allen, Lynchburg’s Maier Museum, Stratford Hall Garden Day, Bellwether and more!

35 | A B O U T T O W N

Galas and gatherings around the state, supporting art, institutions and charities.

photo by sam dean

37 | E V E N T S

Our picks for the most interesting goings-on this season.

39 | P R O F I L E

Carilion Clinic CEO Nancy Howell Agee began her career as a candy striper. Today, she leads one of the Roanoke region’s largest employers. A talk with the dynamic executive.

BY DARYL GROVE

Harry and Maria Hopper have brought élan to the refurbishment of their Old Town Alexandria home, combining period furniture with their striking collection of 20th century visual and decorative art.

BY CATRIONA TUDOR ERLER

43 | D I N I N G

A visit to the Inn at Little Washington for an extraordinary gustatory experience. Plus, a guide to our favorite regional destinations where food is the main event.

BY LISA ANTONELLI BACON

84 | D E PA R T U R E

Decamping to warmer climes this winter results in a much-needed detox for the author and memories of plush pampering that will last long after the spa treatment ends. BY DEAN KING

48 | F O O D

Inspiration to explore new and complementary combinations for the simple, yet splendid egg. Five recipes that will elevate nature’s perfect food.

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UPFRONT When Nathan Burrell, who will celebrate his first year as superintendent of the James River Park System this spring, opened the door of his Riverside Drive office in Richmond one afternoon last winter, the man standing before him said he wanted to make a donation. As the 33-year-old Burrell waited for the man to write out the check, kayakers floated by in the river below, on their way to paddle the lower James, the stretch of water that flows past Belle Isle and Brown’s Island through the heart of downtown Richmond. “I thought it would be easier to just come in here rather than doing it online,” said the man. “We’re only here six months out of the year, we’re in Maine the other half, but ‥. ” he shook his head as he finished writing, “this is the greatest place there is.” Burrell couldn’t agree more. An Essex County native with a degree in parks and recreation management, Burrell (already married with a child at the time) landed a job in the department as a trails maintenance worker immediately after graduating from VCU in 2002. Today, just over 11 years later, the now father of two is managing the 600-plus acres of the park system that stretches from Bosher’s Dam— the 12-foot-high stone structure that spans the river beneath the Edward E. Willey Bridge—to the park’s easternmost boundary just beyond the 14th Street Bridge, downstream of downtown Richmond. It is arguably one of central Virginia’s most valuable natural resources and Richmond’s biggest tourist draw. Burrell has had a tough act to follow. His predecessor, the charismatic Ralph White, held the post for more than 30 years. When White announced that he’d be retiring at the end of 2012, many Richmonders felt that his energy and love for the park could not be replicated. But perhaps no one was more qualified to take over for White than Burrell who had, after all, worked under the visionary steward of the James for over a decade, most recently as trails manager. “I love Ralph. He’s the reason why I’m here today,” says Burrell, “and he’s still around. He supports me as much now as he did when he was my boss.” But if you asked, Burrell would tell you that he’s not the next Ralph White, and he’s not trying to be. “This river is “Ralph and I have always shared the same goals for the park, but I think I’m more willing to work what gave birth through the system to make things happen,” says to the city, what Burrell. Whereas White’s tenure was marked by ongoing sustains it and clashes with city government, often concerning the what brings park’s budget, Burrell has tried to work alongside city officials to make the goals of the city and the people back.” goals of the park interchangeable. His approach seems to be working. Improving accessibility to the park is his top objective. “The park gets anywhere from 600,000 to 1.5 million visitors every year,” he says. “An estimated 60 percent of these are non-local. A big part of my job is trying to figure out how to increase that other 40 percent, because they’re the ones who actually pay for the park.” In a move demonstrating the city’s shared focus on the issue of accessibility, in November 2012 City Council approved the Richmond Riverfront Plan. The goal of the plan is to significantly improve river access from downtown Richmond, and as park superintendent, Burrell has a major role in guiding its implementation. “The energy that has developed around the Riverfront Plan, around the park in general is just amazing. This river is what gave birth to the A P R I L 2 0 14

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city, what sustains it and what brings people back. The powers that be recognize this. The number of dedicated supporters of the Riverfront Plan, from the mayor’s office on down, is proof that local government gets it,” says Burrell. Working in conjunction with the Riverfront Plan is the Bicycle Pedestrian Plan, which aims to improve bike access to the park in advance of the World Cycling Championships, to be held in Richmond in 2015. An avid cyclist himself, Burrell has shown support for making the river banks pedestrian-and bike-friendly. Among his chief concerns is the development of the VEPCO Levy Dam Walk, which will complete what remains of the old, broken “bridge to nowhere” that currently juts out over the river from Brown’s Island. “That dam walk,” he says with a smile, “would change the entire way the city and downtown area functions, the way neighborhoods are connected. Every great city in the world that has a river running through it has a bicycle pedestrian bridge. I can’t stress its importance enough.” The bridge would connect Brown’s Island to the south bank near the Manchester climbing wall area, and would be accessible exclusively to

cyclists and pedestrians. Work on the dam walk is already in progress, but Burrell believes refurbishing and construction of the bridge will take years to complete. In just a year, Burrell’s efforts to improve relations between the park and city officials have certainly produced results. He has been able to bolster his staff, for instance, as two seasonal positions were recently made permanent. But the group of paid employees he works with is still only five strong, and the budget is still tight even as the park continues to see more and more visitors each year. Thus, he is quick to point out that the preservation of the park relies on the day-to-day efforts of the 1,500 to 2,000 volunteers that work in the park every year. “Volunteers are the backbone,” he says. “All the bridges and trails, they’re paid for by the community in sweat equity. The things you have here, in this city, you don’t have in any capital city anywhere else. And the fact that people are willing to give whatever they can to us, time, money, expertise, it’s just an incredible feeling.” Though Burrell has no plans to leave Richmond anytime soon, he can’t say for sure if he will replicate White’s 30-plus year run in the role. But, what he does know is that “this city is changing tremendously,” says Burrell. “It’s a great time to be a Richmonder.” ❉ For more information about the James River Park System, go to JamesRiverPark.org VIRGINIA LIVING

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earn it membership among a deadlier fraternity, the “assassin bugs.” As you might guess from that nickname, this bug is a predator, sitting atop the insect food chain with an ecumenical palate for everything from caterpillars to beetles to sometimes (no love lost here) each other. I’m not sure why the Syfy cable channel, which has brought us such cinematic classics as sharkinfested tornadoes (Sharknado) and giant spiders ravaging New Orleans (Arachnoquake) has failed to seize upon the horror-genre potential of the wheel bug. It is a big bug, one of the largest true bugs, growing to more than an inch. Its looks give it a sinisterly prehistoric quality (and indeed another of its nicknames is “sail back dinosaur bug”; it is part of the order Hemiptera, which dates to the Paleozoic Era). And when it dines out, it does so thus: it clutches its prey, stabs it with that proboscis, injects venomous enzymes that paralyze the victim and liquefy its innards, then proceeds to slurp up the contents like a A P R I L 2 0 14

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preschooler with a juice box. This bug’s modus operandi makes Alien look like a rerun of Barney & Friends. Even sober-minded scientists seem to hold the wheel bug in some awe. Eric Day of the Department of Entomology at Virginia Tech waxes nearly poetic in his descriptions for a Virginia Cooperative Extension publication, calling A. cristatus a “‘monster’ of the insect world” with a “deadly beak” that makes it the “dreaded foe of other insects.” On the other hand, Day is also quick to point out that, “Yikes!” factor aside, the wheel bug, for its predatory habits, is a welcome addition to your garden, your friend and ally in pest control. While its presence is considered a good sign of a healthy garden ecosystem, you might have to look hard to spot any at work among your plants. Generally a shy and non-aggressive insect (unless you have the misfortune of being a passing caterpillar, say, or beetle), the wheel bug is well camouflaged in bark- and leaf-litter shades of brownish-gray, and would Pick one up, prefer to avoid your company. and you might Be warned: It does not take kindly to handling. find yourself Pick one up, and you might proboscisedly find yourself proboscisedly pierced. No, your insides pierced. won’t be liquefied, but that fact may prove small consolation while you suffer pain variously described as “worse than a hornet’s sting,” “worse than childbirth,” and “worse than being shot.” The wheel bug’s venom is a neurotoxin, and while, except for the rare allergic reaction, the actual harm caused is generally localized to a small and sometimes slow-healing wound, the agony, one gathers, is memorable. The wheel bug’s ferocity is belied by a certain gracelessness. On foot, these bugs are slowmoving, and in the air, they are bumbling, buzzing, short-distance flyers. They might seem like easy prey themselves, therefore, but beyond the proboscis, the wheel bug has other defensive weapons in its arsenal. It is possessed of a pair of scent glands that can emit an unpleasantly pungent stench; one theory about the wheel bug’s wheel is that it serves to warn potential predators that, with a taste as bad as its smell, the wheel bug is not a delightful, crunchy snack but rather a mouthful of nasty. In this quality, the wheel bug resembles its even more odiferous cousin the stink bug, but in the “no accounting for taste” department, we can celebrate the news that, stench be damned, the wheel bug has apparently developed an appetite for that utterly noxious invasive, the Asian brown marmorated stink bug. This past fall, The New York Times noted that the wheel bug population seems to be enjoying a significant boost from the culinary bounty of these non-native stink bugs which, according to the University of Maryland entomologist Michael J. Raupp who is quoted in the article, “are higher in protein and lower in fat than a steak.” And so I believe I speak for myself and every other stink-bug plagued farmer, homeowner and gardener in the Commonwealth when I offer to our native, wheel-sporting assassin a hearty wish: Bon appétit. ❉

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rugged beauty in my own home. I found my first English rod, from the Victorian era, at an antique fishing tackle auction house, Lang’s in Waterville, New York, and was hooked. (Lang’s, which carries items owned by notables such as Zane Grey, once sold an 1859 Copper Giant Haskell Lure for $101,200, a record price for any piece of fishing tackle.) Though my collection is small, it is deliberate, and includes mid-century greenheart rods, early dapping rods, signed Antique English standard and brass bait carrier, multiplying Angler's Guide, reels, Englishgreenheart fly made creels, rods and reels. brass-banded bait carriers, period books, nets and fly wallets, a scarce Victorian collapsible fishing seat of turned walnut, and assortments of horse hair, silken, and waxed braided line. This spring, I intend to take a couple of rods off the wall, find a proper stream or narrow river, and attempt to fly fish like a stuffy old Victorian might have. I will try the old technique of fly-fishing called dapping, which involves using a 16- to 19-foot-long hardwood rod, such as bamboo. Without the aid of a reel, it relies on the breeze to carry the fly out. With its tip raised high enough, the rod allows the fly to bounce and play just above or touching the surface of the water to attract the fish. I realize the experiment may explode in my face, but then again, I may finally catch a trout or two of my own. —By Guy Schum

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BIRTHDAY BARD Shakespeare Festivals celebrate 450 years. revival of its 2006 production of Illyria, combining much of Shakespeare’s language from the Twelfth Night comedy with Disney-caliber musical numbers. In early July, the festival gets back to basics with Julius Caesar. Ticket prices range from $12-$28 (child/adult). Season tickets and group discounts available. VSF.WM.edu

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Performance of Illyria, the musical based on the comedy, Twelfth Night.

PLANKS AND POLS

RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE

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orty-three years before the birth

of English-speaking America at Jamestown in 1607, another portentous English birth took place—William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The world’s preeminent dramatist, regarded by many as the greatest writer in the English language, turns 450 this year—probably on April 23, which happens to be the same day he died, in 1616. Fast-forward to 2014 in Virginia, and you’re sure to hear wordplay and enjoy slapstick, mistaken identities and court jesters if you head to annual Shakespeare festivals around the state.

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June 25-July 6 and July 10-20 Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at the College of William and Mary celebrates the Bard with a comedy and a tragedy. Late June will see a

March 27-August 3 Formed through a merger with Henley Street Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare performs appropriate contemporary plays such as the clever and waggish Wittenberg featuring the young Prince Hamlet (through April 19) in addition to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 12-July 6) and Richard III (July 10-Aug 3) at venues including Center Stage and Agecroft Hall. The latter will host a free birthday event for the Bard April 26. The party includes free admission to the grounds and gardens, refreshments, and chats with high school Shakespearean actors from The Young Company. Ticket prices $15-$30 (student/adult) with senior and group rates available. HenleyStreetTheatre.org

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April 20 American Shakespeare Center hosts its annual, free Shakespeare birthday party at 4:30 p.m. April 20 at Blackfriars Playhouse with cake, punch and games based on the season’s plays. The year-round theater company marked 2014 with ASC’s first completion of Shakespeare’s canon of 38 plays, ending with Timon of Athens last January. A true rotating repertory theatre, the ASC showcases its actors as multi-talented Renaissance people as they perform multiple roles each week during the spring season (April 7-June 15). For instance, Stephanie Holladay Earl will perform Desdemona in Othello, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Lady Percy in Henry IV, Part 1. Ticket prices range from $24 to $50. Group, youth, student and senior discounts are available. 540—By Martha Steger 885-5588, ASCStaunton.com

FOOTSTOMPIN’ AT THE FOLD BEGINNING THIS MONTH and going through

October, the historic Carter Family Fold in Hiltons will host Footstompin’ Fridays the second Friday of each month—old-time music dance parties featuring some of the venue’s favorite performers. “Dance has become such a big part of our events,” says Rita Forrester, director of the non-profit Carter Music Center established in

IN MID -APRIL, WHEN the spring sun has warmed

the waters of the James River to 50 degrees or more, a signal travels downriver to the sea. Shad, small silver fish of 5-10 pounds each, are moved to migrate en masse up the same rivers from where they hatch, to spawn in a furious two-week frenzy … prime time for shad planking. Began in the 1930s as a fundraiser for the Wakefield Ruritan Club in Sussex County, shad planking initially celebrated the running of the plentiful fish with an outdoor picnic during which the shad were nailed to oak planks and smoked over an open fire. Over the years, the gathering took on political significance, becoming an event for the major players in Virginia politics to meet and press the flesh. Some of the state’s top politicians, including the Byrds (Harrys Senior and Junior), Mills Godwin, John Warner, John Hager, Mary Sue Terry, George Allen and Douglas Wilder have attended the event held on the third Wednesday in April every year. “While people see this as a power brokers event, what is really unique about it is that it gives the average citizen the opportunity to speak directly with their representative in government and share their beliefs and priorities,” says Robert Bain, chairman of the Wakefield Ruritan Club. Sign wars are a significant part of the event, with candidates vying to outdo each other. Our new governor made a splash in 2009 when he was trying to win the Democratic gubernatorial nomination and lined miles of roads leading to Wakefield with 25,000 campaign signs, surpassing all previous records. This year’s shad planking takes place April 16. The cost to eat smoked shad and get a taste of Virginia’s political history is $25. ShadPlanking.com —By Diane York

Carter Family Fold to host Friday dance parties.

1974 to preserve the legacy of her grandparents, A.P. and Sara Carter, and cousin Maybelle Carter, progenitors of country music. “We have excellent dancers,” she says of the folks who attend the Fold’s regular Saturdaynight performances throughout the year. First up is bluegrass group The Trey Hensley Band, which will perform March 14. “Trey played for the first time here when he was

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just eight years old,” says Forrester. “Now he’s in his 20s.” All of the bands booked for Footstompin’ Fridays have a history with the Fold. The old-timey Whitetop Mountain Band will perform in April and, says Forrester, she hopes to book a clogging group later in the year. For now, open clogging is encouraged. $10 for adults, $1 children ages 6-11, free for children under 6. CarterFamilyFold.org

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UPFRONT The 20th annual Virginia Festival of the Book.

IT’S A MILESTONE year for the Virginia Festival of the Book, which takes place March 19-23 in and around Charlottesville. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, special presentation “Homecoming” will see gathered on the stage of the Paramount Theatre fan favorites from over the years, including novelists Rita Mae Brown and Lee Smith, poet and children’s writer Kwame Alexander,

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DANCE REVOLUTION gym at Glen Allen’s Deep Run High School is pulsing with strobe lights and earsplitting music while 800 sweaty, glow-stick wielding students and alums dance the night away ‥. literally. This is the scene every March when members of the Deep Run community dance 27 consecutive hours to raise money for local charities. But this year— the event’s eighth—is special: They hope to hit the million-dollar mark. “The dance changes the lives of

everyone involved,” says Madeline Detyens, 21, a Deep Run alumna who has participated every year. “It’s about being part of something bigger than yourself.” Since the Deep Run Marathon Dance began in 2007, the student-run event—which includes costume parades, limbo contests and air band performances—has raised more than $860,000 through pledges and donations. Dancers hit the floor at 7 p.m. Friday, and the bop doesn’t stop until 10 p.m. Saturday. Guest A P R I L 2 0 14

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Students with neon glow sticks at Deep Run High School's Marathon Dance.

Deep Run High School students in Glen Allen light up the night to support non-profits. IT’S THREE A.M., AND the

literacy advocate and poet E. Ethelbert Miller, and Sesame Street’s own Maria, Sonia Manzano, the author of several children’s books and a young adult novel. An informal conversation between the authors is planned for the March 22 ticketed event. More than 20,000 are expected to attend the festival’s 200 programs, says Susan Coleman, director of the Center for the Book at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, producers of the festival. Nearly 7,000 volunteer hours will be required to stage the programs, which will cover more than 30 topics, from fiction to sci-fi and poetry to environmental science. Most events are free and require no registration, and include book signings by the authors. For a full list of events, go to VaBook.org

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speakers from the benefitting organizations encourage the dancers, and prize giveaways for things like gift cards and iPods take place throughout the night. Food is provided by local restaurants, and

faculty and parents chaperone. “Every day, I’m amazed by the dedication and passion these young men and women have toward bettering the community around them,” says Kathleen Kern, a Deep Run health and physical education teacher and the mastermind behind the event. (She was inspired by her own New York high school’s marathon dance event.) This year, proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond, Full Circle Grief Center, Henrico Education Foundation and Lamb’s Basket Food Pantry, along with eight other organizations. MarathonDance.org —By LauraBess Kenny

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1989

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The Fauquier Democrat tries a novel audience-participation technique, “Call the Editor Night.” It is supposed to last from 7 to 9 p.m., but “it seemed that all of you called,” writes the editor, and the handset is at last cradled around 10:15, after caller number 50. The editor gives credit for the idea to the general manager for implementing one of those ideas big shots get at seminars “to find more work for their editors.” Readers mostly loved the paper, though one said an anti-hunting ad looked too much like editorial matter, and those behind the Casanova Point-to-Point Races the previous weekend thought its pre-hunt coverage “too anemic.” The story did not reveal how anemic they had hoped it would be.

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HOLDING THE BAG A clever private eye brings the sky down on a Wythe County chicken-theft operation.

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ou’d wonder if robert kent had put a

fox in charge of his henhouse. Not only had he noticed that his little pluckers were disappearing, he was suddenly shy a few head of cattle and some sheep, and he had noticed suspicious losses from his corn crib. The farmer got serious about these affronts to his livelihood, reported Wytheville’s Southwest Virginia Enterprise, hiring a private dick from Roanoke “to bring the guilty parties to justice.” Kent had a pretty good idea that the folks “depredating on” him were representatives of the Halsey family, and so his clever detective set about weaseling into the Halsey world, hoping they’d tip their hand so he could get the goods on them for nicking the birds and other livestock. He gained their confidence in just a few days, then was “persuaded” to join them in the lifting of chickens from the Kent concern “in order to make a little quick money,” said the Halseys. The sheriff’s office was brought in on the scheme. The chickens came home to roost on a Thursday evening as the sting was set into motion. Sheriff Thomas Davidson and Constable Alexander Umberger “were on hand” at 9 p.m., waiting in an undisclosed location. When they spied three men approaching, the pullet surprise commenced as they watched brothers Frank and Stuart Halsey, along with Roanoke’s answer to Columbo, in the shelter of the farm’s scale house “filling a sack with fine, fat chickens.” The sheriff swiftly shone upon the trio the beam of what must have been a kryptonite flashlight, because without so much as a twitch of a struggle, the young men crumpled, confessing that they had indeed taken

chickens and corn from Kent. What’s more, they implicated their father, Richard, another brother, Bud, and Kent and Edward Felty, as well as three women. The chicken-lifting stool pigeons! The sweep began. Frank and Stuart were jailed in Wytheville immediately. Brother Bud joined them the next morning. Confessing to the magistrate and the Commonwealth’s attorney, Frank said that he and his father had carried some corn to the mountain and hidden it the week before, fearing that farmer Kent was about to sic the bloodhounds on them. The officers went to the Halseys’ neck of the woods and arrested the father along with Kent Felty, and the women. Seeing the officers approach, however, Edward Felty “took to the brush and has not been apprehended.” “All parties bailed” for their appearance before the magistrate the next Saturday morning. In the chicken case, Frank and Stuart Halsey were given 90 days “on the roads” and were sent to jail to wait until the road authorities sent for them. As for the corn, Richard and Bud Halsey were fined $25 and court costs and given 30 days, sentences suspended “during good behavior.” Kent Felty, Frank and Stuart were fined $10 each plus costs and given 15 days in jail, likewise suspended. The women were dismissed. All parties denied any knowledge of the quadrupeds that had gone missing from Kent’s herd. One of the Halsey boys did tell the detective that “he knew where he could dispose of a sheep,” but would not divulge the name of the putative taker.

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The Chesapeake Post, along with virtually all newspapers statewide, publishes its yearly reminder to Virginia car owners that it is time yet again to buy new license plates. Tags go on sale in midMarch, and motorists must have them mounted on their cars by April 15. Plus, the price has increased. The cost is now $15 for the average car—$20 for cars weightier than 4,000 pounds. For 1964, the plates switch back to white numbers on a black background. (In 1963, the plates were black on white.) Simeon Leary, auto license agent for Chesapeake, urges motorists to step on it. “If people will come early, we can avoid the long lines of buyers at the last minute.”

1964

IT DON’T MEAN A THING

Despite waning interest in swing music nationwide, a “rapid-fire” survey by the Hopewell News “in conjunction with its Bureau on Foggy Facts” finds it alive and well in that city. Young respondents unanimously declare their affection for “hot jazz,” and most admit that they enjoy swing, but “like anything else, it loses its zest when overdone.” Oh, the appeal of moderation in all things. Oddly, the passion for swing is balanced by less than rave reviews for jitterbugging. Jitterbugs “get in your way on the dance floor”; jitterbugging is “exhibitionism”; it is “too hard on the arches.” But what kind of dance, pray, would they do once the swing commenced, the Virginia reel?

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In subject matter that alternates between reflections of childhood and days gone by and the experiences of a mature woman considering the process of growing older, the award-winning poet Ann Falcone Shalaski’s second book presents accessible poems that are rich in content and honed in style. The Newport News poet's tone also alternates between serious consideration and the cheeky brashness displayed in her poem “Love the One You’re With.” Her book is a delight to read and will leave readers smiling long after they’ve finished.

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Jennifer Key’s debut collection takes us through the landscape of Virginia and that of womanhood— from poems about Thomas Jefferson's daughters to Jackie O. to Little Red Riding Hood and other characters. While some of the early poems are written in a style meant to evoke the colonial era, the voice later shifts to present day as Key mourns the loss she feels after the end of a relationship, projecting her emptiness onto the page. Elegiac, scholarly, rich in nuance, this collection exemplifies what can be achieved with modern poetry.

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Jim Muehlemann’s bold exploration of Japanese art on display at Maier Museum.

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Randolph College’s Maier Museum in Lynchburg through April 13 features Jim Muehlemann’s series of singularly arresting paintings. An art professor at the college, Muehlemann uses a limited yet striking palette: indigo, russet and scarlet against grays, browns, reds and blacks, and bold compositions. Muehlemann’s particular interest in Japanese prints can be seen in the imagery and subject matter of his work. He started collecting the prints four or five years ago, immersing himself in Japanese culture and folk tales. “By the time I hit my sabbatical last year, all that had been in my system enough time that it began showing up in my paintings,” he says. The prints became a catalyst for him, allowing him to redirect his thoughts “away from the contemporary art world and all the polemics and business and whatever they talk about in art magazines. I was so ignorant of Japanese culture and Japanese art; focusing on it meant I could step back and gain fresh perspective.” Most of Muehlemann’s works include birds, and cranes in particular—a species that holds a place of prominence in Japanese art. In several of the paintings, cranes are shown flying against a cityscape that seems to be either burning or

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crumbling. It’s a strange juxtaposition: the great, serene, almost mystical birds and the desolate, gritty urban background. But somehow it works, conveying beauty, apprehension and mystery all at once. Though there’s certainly a sense of three-dimensionality to the birds, there’s also that quality of flatness so characteristic of Asian art. Even though the birds are rendered in It's space a painterly fashion, there’s something about the large out of the expanse of pigment that imagination, or forms them that echoes the way Japanese prints dreams, and look. And then the cities, which have the illusion so indeed is of depth and mass, don’t Muehlemann's really conform to any set spatial rules. It’s space narrative. out of the imagination, or dreams, and so indeed is Muehlemann’s narrative. “Uto” is Muehlemann’s exploration of a Japanese folk tale about a petrel said to find its young by calling “uto.” Hunters imitate the call to catch its fledglings. Seeing their chicks taken, the parent birds are said to weep tears of blood. In the painting, Muehlemann imitates the

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■ Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach, “Vik Muniz: Poetics of Perception.” VirginiaMOCA.org

■ Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, “Joseph Cornell and Surrealism.” Virginia.edu/ArtMuseum

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way rain is traditionally depicted in Japanese woodcuts in long straight slashes, but he uses red instead of gray or white. The graceful bird picking its way through the raining blood is a poignant and haunting image. The Muehlemann show is the latest demonstration of the Maier’s longstanding support of contemporary artists. The collection was the brainchild of Louise Jordan Smith, the college’s first art professor who taught in the first decades of the 20th century. She organized annual exhibitions, from which the museum acquired one piece of art each year, and was committed to studying the art of one’s own time, so much so, it was said she taught art history backwards. Smith had a remarkable eye, and the Maier’s holdings include premier examples by American masters, including George Bellows’ “Men on the Docks,” a staggeringly beautiful composition of light, steam, snow and stevedores that was obtained for a few thousand dollars. (The painting was sold in February to the National Gallery in London for $25.5 million to ensure the longterm financial sustainability of the college). For many years, the college’s artwork was displayed around the campus on any available wall. Then, in 1951, with the Cold War looming, the National Gallery approached Randolph College (then known as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College before going co-ed in 2007) with a hushhush plan to build an emergency repository for its collection on the campus. Financed by the A.W. Mellon Fund, the building was deeded to the college—the National Gallery received a 25-year lease that was renewed once. At the time, most of the 68,000-square-foot building was left empty to accommodate the national treasures should disaster threaten Washington. Only one art evacuation drill ever took place: At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, trucks loaded with empty crates made the run from the National Gallery to Lynchburg. By the 1970s, advances in military technology made the evacuation scheme implausible, if not downright quaint, and the restrictions on the use of the space were loosened. In 1976, the exhibition spaces were brought up to speed, and in 1983, the Maier Family set up an endowment for the operation of the museum. A graceful façade was added to what had been a purely utilitarian space. With its impressive collection of 18th-20th century American Art and a continued commitment to contemporary artists like Muehlemann, the Maier remains a vibrant institution with a fascinating past. Says museum director Martha Johnson, “It is so gratifying to be able to offer Randolph College students and the general public access to the work of many of the greatest American artists of all time, right here in the heart of Virginia.” MaierMuseum.org, JimMuehlemann.com

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Jim Muehlemann, “Uto,” 2013, oil on linen.

■ Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, “Sae A Lee: Painting.”BSSSchool.org

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“It was important to recognize one of the primary attractions in downtown Harrisonburg: Food!” says the town's mayor, Ted Byrd, after the city staked its claim in January as having Virginia's first official Culinary District. This isn’t the first time the city has led the state. In 2001, Harrisonburg city fathers were the first to petition the General Assembly to allow for the creation of an Arts and Cultural District in its downtown area. Last year, the GA last year passed legislation opening the door for any locality to do the same. Wanting to remain on the forefront of civic ingenuity, local booster organizations and food-related businesses urged City Council to double down and claim the title of Virginia's First Culinary Distict. Once again, the 'burg is out in front. HarrisonburgVa.Gov/Awards

New Times in Old Town Like many old Virginia towns, Alexandria has some laws that are as old as its historic cobblestone streets. So earlier this year, hip, young City Councilman Justin Wilson, who Tweets, runs marathons, and works as an Amtrak railroad engineer, decided it was time to update the books. In January, City Council passed Wilson’s proposal to amend some of those antiquated ordinances and to repeal others, such as the ban on sidewalk shoeshine stands. Among the more noteworthy, a law stating that “streets running a generally north-south direction shall, insofar as possible, bear the names of Confederate military leaders” was crossed out. Other targets in Councilman Wilson's sweep? The ban on lewd and lascivious cohabitation. It too was dropped. AlexandriaVa.gov

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Virginians are buying guns in record numbers, according to Virginia State Police figures released in January. Firearms sales hit unprecedented numbers in 2013, with nearly 480,000 legal gun transactions, surpassing 2012's record-breaking sales by 11 percent. Authorities would not speculate as to what might be behind the uptick. “We don’t give perspective,” says Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller. But sources on both sides of the gun control issue agreed in interviews that the spike was in response to last year's proposed ban on assault weapons. (The bill died in the Senate.) If they're right, 2014 won't be breaking any records. But that's a shot in the dark. Authorities don’t prognosticate, either. VSP.State.VA.US

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Naturally, You’ll Want to Visit After 240 years of private ownership, Rockbridge County’s famous Natural Bridge, the 215-foot stone arch where a young George Washington once carved his initials, was sold in February to the Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, a nonprofit conservation group and newly founded subsidiary of Roanoke-based Kissito Health Care. The previous proprietor, 88-year-old real estate developer Angelo Puglisi, donated the Bridge and some of its surrounding 1,600 acres at no cost. The VCLF paid $8.6 million for the rest of the land, financed with a loan from the Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund. The VCLF hopes to turn Natural Bridge and its surrounding acreage into a state park by the end of 2015. Natural Bridge was initially purchased by Thomas Jefferson from King George III two years prior to writing the Declaration of Independence. Currently closed, the site is scheduled to reopen in mid- to late March. NaturalBridgeVA.com

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You're in beer country now. With its wine industry nicely maturing, Virginia is now becoming a national leader in foamier libations, too. Last year, the Great American Beer Festival awarded a total of 14 medals to six Virginia microbreweries, prompting DRAFT Magazine this year to name Virginia one of America’s “four states to beer-tour now.” The mag cited Devils Backbone in Roseland, Three Brothers Brewing in Harrisonburg and Mekong, a Vietnamese restaurant in Richmond, as great places to grab a brew. The Commonwealth also made two entries on its new list of America’s 100 Best Beer Bars: Beer Run in Charlottesville and The Birch in Norfolk. For more convincing that Virginia is leading a national trend, hop on the Brew Ridge Trail. In addition to a map pinpointing breweries’ locations, the BRT website provides directions to six in the Charlottesville/Nelson County area, as well as connections to lodging and transportation services. Happy trails. BrewRidgeTrail.com

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Hear the fiery tale of Georges Bizet’s Carmen as performed by the Virginia Opera. This much adored tale follows Don José and his ill-fated obsession with the alluring, but oh so fickle gypsy, Carmen (here played by mezzo soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson). You'll be humming “The Habanera” for weeks. In French with English supertitles, at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. CFA.GMU.edu

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APRIL 26 GALA CELEBRATION Blacksburg Join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the inaugural season of the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech. Teen violin prodigy Brendon Elliott of Hampton Roads will play classical selections, followed by Grammy winning jazz and R&B vocalist Natalie Cole. At the Moss Arts Center. ArtsCenter.VT.edu

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P ROFILE Nancy Howell Agee at Carilion Clinic.

when people describe needs, I know what they are saying. I DO MISS patient contact. But I’m lucky in that I can literally walk out my door and up to a unit and visit with patients. And I do that quite often. What’s important is that we know that we meet our patients’ needs, and so I always want to stay in touch with patients. I’VE BEEN IN this organization for a long time, so I know a lot about its culture and what our values and guiding principles are collectively. They’re part of my passion and my energy and what I believe in. This organization is very much my home. It’s an important part of me. SINCE TAKING THE job in 2011, it’s been a little like drinking from a fire hose. The thing I’ve spent the most time and attention on has been good communication, which implies both listening and sharing information. It’s probably endless how much time you could spend doing that, but it’s very, very important.

Act is not black and white. It’s many shades of gray.

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to the clinic, part of our thinking was that we needed to do more in the area of managing health, not just managing illness. And I think that the Affordable Care Act has that notion wrapped all through it. So that’s very much a positive.

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president and CEO of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke Valley since 2011, but her healthcare roots in the region run much deeper than that. As a 14-year-old in the late 1960s, Agee was already caring for the Roanoke Valley community when she volunteered as a candy striper at Roanoke Memorial Hospital (now part of Carilion Clinic). She went on to get a B.S. in nursing from the University of Virginia and returned to the hospital as a registered nurse in the 1970s. Within two years she was head nurse, and from there continued to take on new responsibilities, meet new challenges and progress up the career ladder. “It wasn’t the plan. I’m not sure I even had a plan!” says Agee, 61. “I just sort of migrated through various roles, both clinical roles and management roles, and now I have this great privilege of being the CEO and president of Carilion.” In 2006, while Agee was chief operating officer, the organization, then known as Carilion Health System, began to restructure, evolving from a collection of hospitals into a larger, more

integrated clinic system, with a focus on longterm outcomes as opposed to short-term care. The resulting Carilion Clinic, which sits at the foot of Mill Mountain in Roanoke, is a not-forprofit organization comprised of eight hospitals and more than 70 primary care and outpatient facilities. The organization has about 750 physicians and 12,000 employees, making Carilion the largest employer in the region. Agee talks to us about the future of Carilion Clinic, how her journey from candy striper to CEO informs her leadership philosophy, and what lies ahead for the healthcare industry in this time of historic change brought about by the Affordable Care Act. THE PHRASE “SERVANT leadership” is one that I subscribe to: The notion that my job is to help the caregivers, particularly the physicians and nurses, do the work they do.

has helped that my career path started as a nurse. I understand a clinician’s language. I know what it’s like to care for a patient, and so

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WHAT I’M CONCERNED

electronic health record that we use throughout our whole organization: All of our hospitals, all of our physician offices. We offer that for viewing to physicians in private practice and to other areas in the community, too. It’s about connecting the whole community around the patient, as long as the patient agrees.

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Eat, Drink and Be … Eat! A gastronome’s take on Virginia’s top culinary destination. —BY LISA ANTONELLI BACON—

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magine going someplace where the only activity offered is eating. We’ve all been on outings where food and drink are the star events—cooking lessons at a resort, for instance, or a food-centric weekend at a destination like Colonial Williamsburg or The Homestead; places where sports or spa services fill in the gaps between culinary adventures. But where on earth is the dining experience so extraordinary that you happily proffer the equivalent of a weeklong beach house rental for less than 24 hours of doing nothing but eating and unwinding? The Inn at Little Washington, of course. Geographically located 1½ hours west of the big Washington, but far removed in every other measure, the Inn has inspired the devoted and the curious to pack a bag, fuel up, and drive curvy, hilly country roads to get to the tiny village that was mapped by George Washington himself, population: 135. In those days, General Washington saved his big thinking for the battlefield. There is nothing grand, nothing pretentious about the town, and the Inn seamlessly blends in. It is the working parts that distinguish it. Rushing in from the cold on a blustery Sunday evening, my friend and I were steered toward a crackling fireplace by a gentleman in a crisply tailored suit. Suddenly, we had in hand flutes of

Prosecco tinged with muddled basil and apple. I’m not sure where they came from, because the staff works with such fluid choreography that you only register their appearance by what they’ve left behind: amenities, food, quaffs, all appearing before you know you want them. There was but one regret: Patrick, said the gentleman, had been called to Chicago for the funeral of fellow star chef Charlie Trotter. There is no reason to come to Little Washington if you don’t know who Patrick is. He is referred to by all—from the young men who crumb the dinner table to the chief emissary who greeted us—as simply “Patrick.” The 68-year-old Mr. O’Connell—cookbook author and celebrity chef—is the founder and proprietor of the Inn, and creator of what even the snippiest of reviewers agree could be the most heavenly gustatory experience of a lifetime. You can almost hear celestial trumpets blare. It would be folly to try to illuminate his many achievements and honors here. Knowing this is enough: The Inn was the first establishment in the history of the Mobil Travel Guide to receive five stars for both restaurant and accommodation; likewise, AAA’s 5 Diamond Award. His most recent honor, the Grand Visionary Award bestowed by the American Visionary Art A P R I L 2 0 14

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Museum in Baltimore, lands him in the company of Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, White House reporter Helen Thomas, and singer/songwriter Donovan Leitch. Patrick (we’re comfortable calling him that) is one of the most lauded chefs in the country, and he has created an oasis—a place so unexpectedly exquisite—in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. A short walk through the garden brought us to our lodging for the night: the Claiborne House, named for the late New York Times critic, food writer and editor Craig Claiborne, who once unabashedly proclaimed the Inn was where he had “the most fantastic meal of [his] life.” Furnished in a colorful blend of British colonial, Chef Patrick colonial Williamsburg and royal O'Connell in the kitchen at guest quarters styles, we had the Inn at Little to ourselves the entire twoWashington. bedroom house, which included a kitchen stocked with water, sodas, a luscious fruit bowl with peanuts and tiny breads, and yummy cookies. Food is the star at the Inn, and tea would be our introduction. “If you don’t specify a tea from the menu,” our valet explained, “we bring Patrick’s blend.” Accompanying it were petite finger sandwiches of salmon and cucumber, twobite scones with ramekins of lemon curd, clotted cream and apple butter, wee macaroons and tartlets, and bite-sized ham biscuits ... enough to fortify and entertain us until the main event: dinner. Dinners are as much productions as events. Fringed, fuschia Fortuni lampshades over each table create the imaginary boundaries of a stage, casting a mellow spotlight exactly where food is to be presented. “It is an event,” says Chris Castle, whose nameplate reads “Ringmaster.” Patrick (cue trumpets) has a sense of humor. “Because we’re so far away from everything, people plan, people strategize. They get the pedicure, the babysitter .‥ it should be an event.” Somewhere between the first amuse bouche

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DINING Left: The Inn's signature Tin of Sin; right: pepper crusted tuna; below: the unassuming façade of the Inn.

(cider-braised pork belly and apple purée; a tiny, cylindrical potato chip filled with onion and garlic mousse, tipped with American Osetra caviar; and a bite of Madeira-poached fig, Virginia country ham and Don Barton’s blue cheese), and the second unanticipated treat (a shot of rutabagaand-apple cream soup “with a raindrop of maple syrup”), it became apparent: We’d gone from event to high theater. Our most difficult challenge was to choose between the four-course prix fixe ($198 per person) and the Gastronaut’s menu ($248 per person; with paired wines, $348 per person), an eight-course tasting experience. Both include the Inn’s signature Tin of Sin, a Petrossian caviar tin layered first with Peekytoe crab salad, covered with thin slices of cucumber and topped with one perfect layer of American Osetra. For a second course, foie gras came prepared two ways: Half was a silky pâté, creamier than butter, denser than mousse, with tiny cubes of sauternes gelée and a scant spoonful of fig marmalade; the other half, a generous portion of pure foie gras, seared to a crispness so delicate that it pops a little when bitten, then melts over your tongue. (Trumpets, please.)

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From eight main-course options, we chose curry-dusted veal sweetbreads with local apples, Virginia Country ham and pappardelle, and pepper-crusted tuna (“pretending to be a filet mignon,” says the menu) capped with seared duck foie gras on charred onions and burgundy butter sauce. The elaborate combinations sound over the top, perhaps even risky marriages of many ingredients. But when you taste them, the synergy is apparent. They are daring and unquestionably delicious. If you’d rather drink dessert, certain substitutions are allowed: Grand Marnier or Calvados, for instance, or Courvoisier. But consider: Anyone can turn out a bottle of Bunnahabhain or rustle up some Remy VSOP. But not just anyone can concoct a ricotta cheesecake and local figs poached in port with balsamic ice cream. Two-and-a-half hours (which passed like much less) after being seated, we had learned the secret of how it is possible to indulge in so much food without the misery of overeating: Many different foods, conservatively but adequately portioned, come in a steady trickle, not a bloating binge. Back at the Claiborne House, we mused: What

could we possibly want that we had not already had? Since our arrival, our every want, every need had been anticipated by a staff that is hyper-attentive, appropriately friendly and just familiar enough to predict what a guest might want. There didn’t seem to be anything left to want, to need, to ask for. Free of the duties of deciding what to eat, we only had to figure out how many layers of clothing we’d need for the next leg of the journey, beginning early in the morning. Simple, said friend. Call the front desk. But we needn’t have given it a thought. Propped on my pillow was a card, answering the question before I’d posed it: “Tomorrow’s Forecast Temperature High 57 degrees,” the card read. And ❉ someone had checked the box for “Sunny.”

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Simple in form, complex in what it can do, the egg is a many splendored thing.

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Joel Slezak and Erica Hellen, co-owners of Free Union Grass Farm, one of our favorite places for pastured chicken and duck, grass-fed beef and free-range eggs.

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HEY CAN BE BLUE OR GREEN OR BROWN, NOT JUST WHITE; AS LARGE AS A CANTALOUPE OR AS PETITE AS A PECAN. REGARDLESS OF SIZE, SHAPE OR COLOR, EGGS—QUAIL, DUCK OR THE MORE PEDESTRIAN CHICKEN—ARE THE SQUARE ROOT OF COOKERY. THE TURKS TOP PIZZAS WITH THEM; THE CHINESE THREAD THEM THROUGH SOUP; ITALIANS ROLL THEM INTO BRASCIOLE; AND INDIANS FLOAT THEM IN A SPICY CREAM SAUCE. HERE IN THE U.S., WE ARE UNABASHED IN OUR LOVE OF NATURE’S WHOLE FOOD, SERVING THEM FOR BREAKFAST, BRUNCH AND DINNER. LIKE THE COSMOS, THE SIMPLE EGG OFFERS SO MANY YET-TO-BE-DISCOVERED COMPLEMENTARY COMBINATIONS. SO EXPLORE. WITH A SOUPÇON OF INSPIRATION AND A FEW MORE INGREDIENTS, THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS.

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QUAIL EGGS ON TOAST 8 slices cocktail-sized bread 1 pound spinach 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to taste 8 quail eggs Lightly toast bread in toaster oven. Melt butter in a sauté pan. Add spinach and stir lightly until wilted. Cook eggs 2-3 minutes in a lightly greased, non-stick pan, until whites are cooked and yolks are still runny. Divide spinach evenly and place on toast. Top with eggs. Serves 4

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MUSHROOM RAGOûT WITH EGGS ¼ cup olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, minced 1 pound mixed mushrooms (button, cremini, shiitake, oyster) 1⁄3 cup white wine 1 ½ cups chicken stock 1⁄3 cup heavy cream ¼ cup Parmesan, grated 3-4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 8 eggs Heat oil in large skillet and sauté onions and garlic over low heat until onions are soft, 6-8 minutes. Add mushroom, thyme, salt and pepper. Raise heat and sauté until liquid evaporates. Add white wine and allow to evaporate. Add chicken stock and reduce by half, then add cream. Bring to rapid boil. Remove from heat. Add parsley and cheese. Cook eggs sunny side up, then gently slide onto mushroom mixture. Serves 4

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Everyone needs the perfect meeting spot—even reclusive literati. One spring day in 1842, Virginia’s own Edgar Allan Poe met with Charles Dickens to talk shop. The location of their fateful rendezvous? The United States Hotel in Philadelphia. The English writer was in town to lecture on the publishing world’s most controversial and timely topic: international copyright law. In those days, writers’ words could be printed anywhere without a pence paid to them. Poe arranged the meeting because he wanted to find out how Dickens—two years his junior—had already published three books to Poe’s single poetry collection. Something about meeting face to face made a difference: three years later, Poe’s poem “The Raven” became an international hit.

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Discover one-of-a-kind meeting and event spaces conveniently located in Lynchburg, Virginia featuring a unique, historic ambiance. The Craddock Terry Hotel and Event Center offers flexible function spaces that can accommodate from 10 to 200, making them ideal for any event. Our exceptional event venues include: • The stunning 2,100 square foot Granite Hall, accommodating up to 200 guests • The beautiful 1,750 square foot Riverside Foyer, accommodating up to 100 guests • The spectacular 4,453 square-foot Shenandoah Ballroom accommodating up to 400 guests for a banquet or 495 theater-style • A boardroom and three private dining rooms in Shoemaker’s restaurant accommodating from 8 to 40 guests

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The town that began with great hospitality at Earp's Ordinary over 200 years ago has continued a great tradition of meetings and occasions. If you are looking for a centrally located venue with a rich history and style all of its own, all with state of the art technology consider the City of Fairfax's historic Old Town Hall. The Civil War Interpretive Center at Historic Blenheim, set in stunning 12 acres of woodland, is perfect for a smaller meeting, or Board Retreat. The Sherwood, our newest venue, is perfect for larger events with its elegantly appointed Grand Room and beautiful parkland setting.

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Inspire a team and winning attitude by holding a meeting, conference, convention or retreat at The Omni Homestead Resort. Our more than 72,000 square feet of

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Sanderling Resort Sanderling, located in Duck, North Carolina, is the only full service Four Diamond and Four Star Resort in the Outer Banks featuring an Event House and Deck area with private firepits, a 4,500 square foot Pavilion and an Executive Boardroom. The sun rises on the Atlantic to two pools, water sports and a casual beachside restaurant. The sun sets on the Currituck Sound enjoyed by the full service spa and Four Diamond Kimball’s Kitchen. The property also is home to the Historic Life-saving Station, serving three meals a day. 877.217.6395 or Sanderling-Resort.com

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Imagine 19th century charm together with 21st century amenities. Then imagine yourself here. Our beautifully restored hotel celebrates a place in American history. Located in the heart of downtown historic Staunton, our charming hotel offers an ideal location to savor and explore the Shenandoah Valley. We’re also a great place to stay, dine, or host an event.

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Visit us soon. We have venues for every occasion. For your next meeting or event, from 4 to 400, we have stunning venues that cater for all your meetings and events needs. To reserve space for your next meeting or event please contact Brianne Baglini at (703) 385-1703 or Brianne.Baglini@fairfaxva.gov For additional information please visit www.weddingsinfairfax.com

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When colonists staked their claim to the New World, they formed communities, where they could share the bounty of their newfound home. Today Virginians continue to congregate in places of natural beauty, transforming these locations with Old Dominion style and tradition. Planned communities afford residents an efficient way to take advantage of all an area has to offer in a setting designed specifically to meet their needs. Only much more luxuriously. Planned communities have evolved from the cookiecutter neighborhoods of yesteryear to groupings of homes that reflect the individual tastes of their owners. And free of the maintenance responsibilities associated with home ownership, residents are free to enjoy included amenities, like a brisk morning jog through beautiful landscapes, a relaxing round of golf or an invigorating swim, all within walking distance of home. In some ways, it’s a return to our ancestral roots, clustering in communities for efficiency … only now with the convenience and comforts of the twenty-first century.

Located just fifteen minutes from Charlottesville and the renowned University of Virginia, the 2,300 acres of Bundoran Farm are nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Homesites are set amongst equestrian pastures, apple orchards, vineyards and mature hardwood forests. Two ponds provide a place for quiet reflection or fishing, and farm buildings and cottages dot the landscape, framing views that typify the gracious pace and natural beauty of the Albemarle Country lifestyle. This land remains intact today because of a legacy of family stewardship, a tradition of care that will continue for generations to come.

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This world-renowned landscape has nurtured generations of families, providing lifetimes of natural experiences and inspiration. Just minutes southwest of Charlottesville, Bundoran Farm encompasses 2,300 acres of active pastures, forests, trails and waterways, with homesites meticulously designed to integrate within the character of the land.

Explore our landscapes and homesites – prices from the $200,000’s Visit us for a day, and imagine the legacy you can create for decades to come. Contact Chad Rowe, Managing Director and Principal Broker - Natural Realty 434.996.8543 | Bundoran Farm | 5005 Edge Valley Road, North Garden, VA 22959 A Natural Assets Community

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Here: Fireplace in the restored double parlor. Opposite: Living room trimmed in the Greek Revival style by Milton Grigg.

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GRACE NOTES From a friend of George Washington to a World War II general and now Harry and Maria Hopper, generations of families have brought élan to the refurbishment of this historic, yet timeless, Old Town Alexandria house.

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it was love at first sight for harry and maria hopper.

From the moment they walked into the stately brick townhouse on Duke Street in Old Town Alexandria, they knew they wanted to buy it. “I walk to work,” says Harry Hopper, a venture capitalist who is also the chairman of the board of trustees of the Corcoran Gallery. “I went by the house every day. I would look in the front window and see a kitchen with a turquoise Formica countertop in what was once the front parlor of this historic house. The brick was grimy, and the house needed work, but I really liked the house’s bones. One day I walked by, and there was a ‘for sale’ sign in front.” Harry and Maria, who moved to Alexandria from Philadelphia 20 years ago, went to look at the house that day. Despite the exposed radiator heat pipes and the other out-of-date features, they immediately knew they would make this house their home. Constructed in 1836 to replace the original clapboard house built on the site in 1794, and later destroyed by fire, its footprint was excellent. But what really sold the couple was the living room and den that had been trimmed in the Greek Revival style A P R I L 2 0 14

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in the 1950s by renowned Virginia architect Milton Grigg. Grigg flanked the living room fireplace with bookshelves and trimmed both rooms with classical elements such as Greek key pattern molding around the doorways and fluted columns topped with elegant capitals. “We wouldn’t want to live anywhere else,” says Maria. “We’ve always lived in old houses, ” she adds. “We really appreciate their charm and character.” With three daughters, two dogs and three cats, the Hoppers’ house is first and foremost a family home. It is also a unique blend of a faithfully restored early 19th century house filled with a mixture of period furniture and the Hoppers’ remarkable collection of 20th century visual and decorative art. The home’s eclecticism is evident from the minute guests walk in the door. Hanging on the entryway wall is a pastel by abstract artist Jennifer Bartlett. “We had bought an earlier piece by her as a wedding present to ourselves,” says Maria, who worked as a merchandising director before her marriage. Since then the couple has collected a wide range of contemporary art.

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Once the Hoppers had the title to the house in 1998, they began renovations immediately. The first project was to bring the double parlor, which had been converted into a kitchen, back to its former 19th century glory. They enlisted the help of now-retired restoration specialist Charles Perin. “He walked into what was then the kitchen and immediately noted the shadow of the framed opening that had been closed in,” says Harry. Perin also discovered the original corner bead—or half-round molding— set around the original fireplace chimney breast that had been carelessly plastered over, covering it from view. The restoration was meticulous. The Hoppers removed the front kitchen, reopened the wide doorway between the two rooms, cleaned off the excess plaster around the two fireplaces, and commissioned custom molds to recreate the exact trim that had been used in the double parlor when the house was built. Today the front parlor celebrates the historic roots of the house with an 18th century Rhode Island tavern table. Along either side is a set of wooden chairs designed by George Nakashima, the Japanese-American woodworker who was one of the leading innovators of 20th century furniture design. At the heads of the table sit Frank Gehry’s Cross Check chairs made with interwoven maple strips to create a ribbon effect. They are unabashedly modern. Overhead a polystyrene chandelier designed by Verner Panton in the 1970s casts a pleasing pattern on the ceiling and lights the space with a soft, reflecting glow. “We originally had a traditional chandelier, but then this one fit in the roundel on the ceiling perfectly,” says Maria. The back parlor is now a library and music room. A focal point is a 1950s Flag Halyard chair by Hans Wegner made of solid stainless steel with a seat of long-haired sheepskin. Behind it stands a large Arco floor lamp designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1962. While the parlor restoration was going on, the Hoppers brought in Alexandria-based architect Robert “Bud” Bentley Adams to design an addition on the east side of the house for a new, light-filled kitchen. “The kitchen wing Above: Upstar, Purple is designed to look like a conservatory in the Prince and Diana tulips, garden,” explains Maria. Indeed, the end wall of and replica of birdhouse in the room in the eat-in kitchen space comprises Kew Gardens, London. floor to ceiling paned windows, affording a wide view of the townhouse garden. In that space sits an oval, pedestal tulip table designed by Eero Saarinen who is best known for his cutting edge architecture, which includes Dulles Airport and the St. Louis, Missouri, arch. Around the table is a set of transparent orange polycarbonate Le Marie chairs by Phillipe Starck. The light through the windows makes the translucent chairs glow warmly, and at night, a vintage Poul Henningsen Artichoke Lamp illuminates the space. The kitchen workspace combines modern conveniences, including stainless steel sinks and a generously commodious counter-deep refrigerator, in a setting befitting an older house. Moss green subway tiles adorn

From Left: Frank Gehry Wiggle Chair; tartan painting by Jennifer Bartlett in the den. Below: Stairwell leading to the enlarged basement.

The kitchen features a vintage Poul Henningsen Artichoke Lamp.

Harry and Maria Hopper in their living room. Geometric painting by Peter Halley.

FLOWERS BY MEMBERS OF THE HUNTING CREEK GARDEN CLUB AND THE GARDEN CLUB OF ALEXANDRIA

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HOME the kitchen sink wall, and the two long walls are lined with floor to ceiling cabinets painted a matching soft green hue. The only changes the Hoppers made to the Milton Grigg living room and study were to replace the 1950s floors with heart of pine and cover the exposed radiator pipes with fluted molding created to match the other trim details Grigg had originally designed. Today the focal point in the room is a large geometric painting the Hoppers commissioned from the abstract artist Peter Halley. “We have a small acrylic work on paper by Peter,” says Maria, “so we asked him to do a larger painting for us. We’re very proud of that piece.” Bud Adams also designed the garden—Maria’s other passion. He created an arbor as a focal point at the far end, a stone retaining wall for a raised bed along the edge of the property, and a walkway made of a mixture of old brick, flagstone and stone setts that was inspired by Prince Charles’ thyme walk at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, England. Plantsman Peter J. Schenk Jr. of Washington, D.C.-based Green Door Gardening clothed the hardscape in a diverse range of plants, including a wisteria that drapes over the arbor, espaliered Russian olives, meticulously trimmed fastigiate European hornbeams, boxwood, camellias, azaleas and Japanese maples. In addition, Maria has planted collections of daffodils that have twice won the top award at the Garden Club of Virginia daffodil show. Once the remodeling, restoration, and kitchen wing were completed, the Hoppers lived happily in their home for more than a decade until 2012 when they embarked on another ambitious series of projects. They asked Adams to come back to design a small sunroom off the study and to connect the freestanding garage to the house. Alone these would have been simple additions, but the project was made more complex because, at the same time, the Hoppers installed a more energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling system. In addition to digging eight wells 150 feet deep into the ground in the garden to install the lines that keep the water temperature a constant 56 degrees—requiring less energy to heat and cool—they needed space for the “little factory” required to make it all work. A basement was dug out from under the new addition and old flounder wing (added in 1875 and so named because it has windows on only one side like the eyes of a flounder fish), and connected it all to the original 18th century English basement. “It was an amazing endeavor,” says Maria. “They had to hand shovel a lot of the dirt, and underpin the entire wing.” The newly enlarged basement houses the geothermal equipment as well as a wine cellar and exercise room. Miraculously, the geothermal drilling disturbed only the grassy center of the garden. The buried geothermal lines made replanting the lawn impossible, so the Hoppers installed no-maintenance synthetic grass. The Hoppers are generous with their home. This year it will be open to the public Saturday, April 26 for Historic Garden Week. Maria Wisteria over the garden has chaired the Old Town Alexandria tour four arbor that shades a times since she joined the Garden Club of Alexswinging day bed. andria 15 years ago. (The home was also on the tour in 1957.) The Hoppers say they love living in Old Town because of the community’s appreciation of historic preservation. “We’re custodians of the house,” says Maria, “we’re keeping it for the next generation.” ❉

Clockwise, from top: The restored double parlor; 1970s Verner Panton polystyrene chandelier; Frank Gehry Cross Check chair; transparent orange polycarbonate Le Marie chairs by Phillipe Starck around pedestal tulip table by Eero Saarinen.

The Old Town Alexandria tour presented by the Hunting Creek Garden Club and the Garden Club of Alexandria will include five private homes and gardens, four nearby historic public properties, and refreshments at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For tickets and more information about the 31 tours taking place around the state during Historic Garden Week April 26 – May 3, go to VaGardenWeek.org

Little "trash house" topped with Purple Martin house, and flanked by English boxwood.

TIMELINE

HOPPER HOUSE ■ The work the Hoppers have done on the house is the latest in a long history of additions and alterations made through the centuries to reflect modern tastes and lifestyle demands of the time. 1794

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Clapboard house is built for George Coryell, friend of George Washington.

House is razed in the Great Fire of Alexandria.

Coryell rebuilds in a “two rooms over two” Greek Revival style.

Flounder wing added to bring kitchen from outbuilding into main house.

First function-built car garage in Alexandria added to property.

Owners move kitchen to front parlor and turn back parlor into dining room, adding a swinging door between the two.

Owners hire architect Milton Grigg to renovate living room and adjoining study in flounder wing.

Hoppers restore original double parlor and add new kitchen wing.

Hoppers connect 1905 garage to house, install geothermal system, and excavate additional basement space.

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over the hill—enormous chocolate brown mounds on spindly, springloaded legs. A few leap effortlessly across a rut, nimble despite their size. Dressed in heavy coats for winter with shaggy outer hair that is longer on the mane and legs, they appear primeval—wearing their hides like armor, draped over layers of fat and muscle. Calves—several hundred pounds apiece—are dwarfed by the formidable breeding bulls whose anvil-shaped heads are as wide as manhole covers, some of their menacing horns broken from combat with other bulls. Weighing 2,000 pounds, their forward-leaning bodies make them look like sprinters ready to come out of the blocks, and in fact, bison have been clocked at speeds up to 40 miles per hour. The beasts have even been known to jump up to six feet high from a standing start. This is Cibola Farms. Located outside Culpeper, it is home to one of the largest bison operations in Virginia, and on this day in midDecember, the herd numbers about 400. Standing idly in the field, the bison are unmistakable monuments to an earlier time in America when Lewis and Clark described herds so numerous that “they darkened the whole plains,” their hooves beating against the grasslands like thunder as they moved in waves from one feeding ground to the next. Though as many as 60 million bison once roamed the North American continent, by 1900, as the Old West faded, fewer than 1,000 bison remained, overhunting, disease and loss of habitat devastating their once strong numbers. But today, bison have made an amazing comeback. There are now about 500,000 in the U.S. and Canada. Some live on public lands and reservations, or in conservation herds, but most live on ranches. About 50 farms and ranches in Virginia, from the suburbs of Washington, D.C., to the western highlands, are raising bison, according to the most recently available USDA Census of Agriculture. The question is, why? Of course, credit goes to those who have worked to preserve the species, but more recently, to Americans’ VIRGINIA LIVING

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changing tastes—we want lean, naturally-raised meat. And we’re willing to pay for it. At the start of 2014, the average wholesale price per pound for a young bull carcass was $3.88—89 percent higher than the price paid only six years earlier, according to the Colorado-based National Bison Association. “We’ve had stable pricing for three years now, and we hope to continue this stability,” says Jim Matheson, assistant director. “Processing was up 10 percent in 2013 over 2012. We’ve been able to develop a very good niche market.” Bison meat is so popular right now that farmers can’t keep up with demand. Dave Carter, the association’s executive director, says demand nationwide is running 10-20 percent more than the supply available. “We’re reaching out to young people especially, as prospective producers,” says Carter, who adds that his organization is doing everything it can to encourage the development of bison herds. But Rob Ferguson, 47, co-owner of Cibola Farms, which was established in 1999, doesn’t need prodding to raise the ag industry’s newest cash cow. He already knows the value of the hulking creatures. “If someone is looking for non-feedlot meat, it’s hard to find,” says Ferguson. “That’s where the demand [for bison] will increase, and we’re going to ride along with that.” Cibola Farms encompasses 500 acres (including 200 leased). Ferguson says he wishes he could acquire more acreage to expand his bison herd but can’t due to sky-high land prices in the region. For now, Cibola Farms’ goal is to process about 100 bison each year, mostly 2- and 3-year-olds. They sell directly to farmers’ markets in the Washington, D.C., region where consumers buy up the grass-fed, growth hormone-free meat. (Producers even shun antibiotics, except for treating an illness or injury.) “Bison are healthy for you,” says Ferguson. Bison farmers say an ounce of bison meat is lower in fat calories and cholesterol than beef, pork or skinless chicken. Consumer education about the beneA P R I L 2 0 14

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Opposite page: Bison at Wild-T Bison Farm near Haynesville. This page, clockwise from above: Cibola Farm owners Rob Ferguson and Mike Sipes and their dog Lobo; sign outside Cibola Farms near Culpeper; part of Cibola's herd; feeding time at Cibola Farm.

fits of more healthily raised meat seems to be one of the keys to the current strength of the market. “In the ’90s, it was a speculative industry, and it crashed,” says 55-year-old Frederick “Fritz” Wildt of Wild-T Bison Farm near Haynesville in Virginia’s Northern Neck. Wildt, as well as bison industry officials, say that two decades ago people were rushing into the bison industry, hoping it would be a path to a new meat market. But there was little promotion to stoke consumer demand for the meat. (At the time, the bison association was more focused on growing bison herds than in promoting sales of the meat.) One result was a glut of bison. Wildt says he knew a bison farmer who paid $5,000 for a bison cow and ended up selling it for $600 when the market collapsed. “With prices so low, we thought it was good time to get in,” Wildt says of his and his wife Kerry’s decision to enter the bison business in 2003. It was a good decision. When they began selling their first products in 2004, ground bison was selling for $4.50 a pound. Today, it’s $9.50. (Their most expensive bison cut is a tenderloin filet, which sells for $38 per pound.) Carter of the National Bison Association says that the organization is now actively promoting the meat, along with farmers’ markets and restaurants that sell bison products. “Our problem is, we can’t supply how much they want,” says Wildt who also works as a mason and tiler. As a mom-and-pop operation, he says the couple’s 128-acre farm can only comfortably support about 60 bison. “We do everything ourselves,” says Kerry Wildt, who handles marketing for the farm, and guides consumers in preparing bison meat for consumption. Bison meat cooks in half the time of beef, she says, so the best way to prepare it is low and slow. “If it’s not prepared right, it can be dry,” Fritz adds, “but if it’s prepared right, it’s very tasty and flavorful. It’s sweeter than beef.” The Wildts sell their bison products, from London broil to rib eye, at a farmers’ market in Williamsburg. They used to sell in a wider region, but they say their meat has become so popular in Williamsburg that their supply is largely consumed there. (Kerry says she has even received calls from representatives in China wanting to buy bison meat.)

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“We say the best way to save bison is to eat one.”

Not everyone is certain about eating bison meat, though. Fritz says some prospective customers have voiced concern that bison are an endangered species. His answer? “We say the best way to save bison is to eat one.” Many chefs in Williamsburg and around the state have been creating recipes for bison, among them a bison burger curiously named “Bison by the Sea,” served at the Blue Goat in Richmond, which consists of a half-pound of ground bison topped with goat cheese and grilled shrimp. (The Blue Goat is supplied by Annie Oaks Bison Farm in Chase City.) Interest in bison from foodies is so high that the Virginia Chefs Association held its annual meeting at their farm in 2012, say the Wildts. The benefits of bison extend beyond health. They are, in many ways, simpler to raise than cattle. Bison are still wild, so they are not as easily managed as domesticated cattle, but they are tough enough to live outdoors year-round (no barn needed) and eat brambles and other plants that domestic cattle usually shun. (Bison farmers rotate their pastures and move the animals around, according to the season and the availability of grass and hay.) Though bison can lose 10 to 25 percent of their body weight from January to April, in the spring when grass is plentiful, weight gains can be astonishing. Fritz says he once had a bull that gained more than 140 pounds from the end of April to the end of May. While some bison farmers combine direct sales with retail farm stores, a few also have restaurants, serving bison from their own herd. That’s what Connie Hale, 51, and her partner Carla George, 52, do at Brush Creek Farm in Montgomery County. Their restaurant, Buffalo and More, is in the small community of Riner, on a road often frequented by Blue Ridge Parkway travelers. They started raising bison in 2009, but prior to that, Hale, who has a degree in nutrition, ran various businesses and was an independent contractor for Federal Express. George has a farm background—her father is a cattle farmer. Hale says visitors to the area will often VIRGINIA LIVING

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come in for a meal, and then order bison products online. Like most bison farmers, George and Hale sell every part of a bison, from its meat to its horns to its hide; they even sell mounted bison heads and have shipped them all over the country. Their bison herd, numbering nearly 60, roam across a 93-acre farm. George manages the farm while Hale takes care of the restaurant. They lease from a former bison producer who helped the women get started in the business. Though the women welcome visitors to the farm, they ask them to keep their distance from the bison because they can be unpredictable, especially around people they don’t know. “Carla and I can go in with them, move them around. It’s important to be patient and very calm with them,” Hale says. “When you do that, they’re easy to get along with.” (Cibola Farms’ Ferguson says that during the breeding season in July and August, he is sometimes chased around the pasture by the aggressive bulls.) Hale and George hope to expand their herd and also their restaurant. Hale says the restaurant has prospered because of customer demand for bison dishes, including brisket, pot roast and barbecue. Hale’s favorite part of the bison? The tongue, she says, “People look at it as a delicacy.” Hale always wanted to have her own restaurant, and having a niche product like bison to serve gave her and George a good reason to acquire one. Still, she’s surprised about how things have turned out. “If you asked me 20 years ago what I would be doing now, it never would have been running a restaurant and having a herd of bison,” Hale says. “I’m just very proud of being part of something that is sustainable.” CibolaFarms.com, WildTBison.com, BuffaloandMore.com ❉ To find more bison ranches in Virginia, go to EatBisonMeat.com

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Clockwise, from left: Connie Hale and Carla George at their restaurant, Buffalo and More; bison at Brush Creek Farm in Montgomery County; bison jerky; part of Brush Creek's herd; bison brisket; bison chili at Buffalo and More.

WHERE'S THE BISON? A short list of Virginia’s restaurants serving bison: BEER RUN RESTAURANT, Charlottesville BeerRun.com Serving: Bison burger topped with Swiss cheese THE BLUE GOAT, Richmond BlueGoatVa.com Serving: Bison by the Sea burger topped with shrimp BUFFALO AND MORE, Riner BuffaloandMore.com Serving: Buffalo Sloppy Joe, buffalo bratwurst sandwich and buffalo Philly steak

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CORNER POCKET RESTAURANT, Williamsburg TheCornerPocket.us Serving: Black and blue bison burger with blackening spices and Gorgonzola cheese HAZEL RIVER INN, Culpeper HazelRiverInn.com Serving: Bison fricadelles—bison ground with herbs and mushrooms, grilled over rainbow Swiss chard and served with wild berry preserves

SECOND STREET RESTAURANT, Williamsburg SecondStreet.com Serving: Grilled bison meatloaf TED’S MONTANA GRILL, Alexandria & Arlington TedsMontanaGrill.com Serving: Everything bison, from hand-cut steaks to burgers to bison nachos

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’93 Honda Accord ‥. or that, come Monday, he’ll head back to work as an associate at the Amazon.com warehouse in Chester. Tonight he is “The Zaniac”—an ambitious member of Virginia’s close-knit professional wrestling community. He needs to get up off the mat. He has to win. It’s not just a matter of pride. And it’s certainly not a matter of money (more on that later). Zane, 23, is an underdog—a “babyface” in wrestling parlance. He rarely beats the “heels,” or bad guys who taunt, posture and even cheat to win. Tonight could be different. Tonight, in front of dozens of fans gathered inside the cavernous King William Fire and Rescue station in rural Aylett, The Zaniac could surprise everyone with a victory. Zane struggles to get up. His father, Scott Zawadzki, watches intently from a ringside seat. Over the whistling and the clapping and the shouting comes a little girl’s plea: “Let’s go, Ryan! Let’s go!”

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igh drama has always been central to professional wrestling. Mention wrestling and most people picture chair-wielding, smack-talking superstars from the heyday of the World Wrestling Federation (now the WWE). Colorful characters like Hulk Hogan, André the Giant and Jesse “The Body” Ventura ruled the ring in the mid-1980s and early ’90s. Over time, the big question—is wrestling fake?—has lost its meaning. For countless fans, it’s real enough. Indeed, pro wrestlers participate in a highly physical, artful and risky activity. Although a match’s outcome is pre-determined, the path wrestlers take to its finish is not always choreographed in detail. Experienced wrestlers often improvise during a match by reading their opponents’ body language and exchanging murmured instructions in the clutch. And just like their fans, performers are drawn to the drama. Wrestling has heroes and villains, rivalries and story arcs. It’s often referred to as a soap opera for guys—a living comic book. “Wrestlers are like superheroes,” says Larry Horsley, whose Shacklefordsbased Fusion Wrestling promoted the fire station event and features its own stable of wrestlers. “They have alter egos and colorful costumes they get into to do evil or to vanquish evil.” And the story lines that stretch from match to match keep fans hooked, says Mark Myers, who wrestled as “The Dustman” Mark Anthony before

Ryan Zane is in trouble.

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founding the Southside School of Professional Wrestling six years ago in Virginia Beach. “They want to see the good guy win.” Virginia has a tight-knit community of wrestlers. There are 528 professional wrestlers licensed by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation as of last December. (The state requires a $40 fee and a statement certifying, among other things, that the applicant has the training or the “necessary experience to safely participate in the activity.”) Though large WWE events, often held in arenas and coliseums, can generate millions of dollars in revenue for host cities, the economic impact of independent wrestling promotions is much less. Several events are staged monthly statewide, but each typically draws fewer than 200 attendees, and tickets generally cost less than $15. But the small scale of the Virginia wrestling industry encourages an intimacy between performers and fans like retiree Helen Manning, who previously worked for Dollar General and who routinely catches wrestling matches in and around her home county of King and Queen. “I’ve loved wrestling ever since I was little,” she says. “You follow the wrestlers’ stories. To me, they’re like a family.” To join the family, many new wrestlers train for months or years at one of a handful of schools in Virginia, including Boogie’s Pro Wrestling Camp in Shawsville, which was founded in 1992 by WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “The Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant. Wrestlers also choose their stage name, develop a public persona and perform live and on TV whenever possible. TV is where it all started for Zane, who vividly recalls watching wrestling as a child in Quincy, Massachusetts after Saturday morning cartoons (his family moved to Virginia when he was 14). These days, at 5 feet 10 inches and 190 pounds, he accepts that he’s not WWE heavyweight material. But like so many young wrestlers, Zane still craves the national stage. He just might make it. After all, Virginians who have made it to the WWE include Waynesboro’s David Cash, who wrestled as Kid Kash; Fairfax native Adam Birch, a.k.a. Joey Mercury; Burke native Bryan Kelly, who was a TV journalist before wrestling as Byron Saxton; Augusta County’s Maven Huffman, known by his first name in wrestling circles; and Richmond’s Orlando Jordan, who wrestles under his own name. On the women’s side, Hanover County native Mickie James won the WWE Women’s Championship five times before being released from her contract in 2010. She’s now focusing on her country music career and touring all over the country, and has served as a guest instructor at the WWE Performance Center in Florida. Despite these precedents, Zane knows the road to the WWE is a steep climb. He’s competing with wrestlers across the country for a small number of WWE contracts. If they’re lucky, they’ll get to try out at the WWE’s training facility in Florida. Even luckier? They’ll land short-term contract work, wrestling or acting as security at a WWE event. Establish-

ing long-term relationship with the WWE is harder—but the chance to wrestle full-time is appealing. “WWE is the pinnacle of our business,” says Fusion’s Horsley. “Guys love it or hate it, depending on whether they like the style of wrestling on TV nowadays. But that’s the only place you’re going to make your living wrestling and put bread on your table.” And that’s the thing about professional wrestling at the independent regional level—the professional part is largely a misnomer. For most wrestlers in Virginia, the sport isn’t a career, but a passion they indulge outside of work. They spend their weekends performing in far-off venues for little or no cash, footing the bill for everything, including their costumes. And it takes a toll. As they readily admit, devoting so much time and money to wrestling can inflict wear and tear not just on their cars, but on their bodies, too— and on their relationships.

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hris Parkhurst started training as a wrestler at age 15. Now 30, he runs a painting and drywall company in Newport News and wrestles under the name Chris Escobar, most often for Yorktown-based Vanguard Championship Wrestling, which—like Fusion and other independent wrestling promotions—organizes wrestling events and later sells DVDs of the matches or posts them on YouTube. For years, Parkhurst was like Zane—striving toward the WWE. He wrestled in Virginia, New Jersey, West Virginia, Tennessee, “anywhere that would have me.” His earnings just barely covered gas, hotels and food. But he landed a coveted WWE audition and was booked by Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment to perform in Barcelona. Then, while wrestling in 2009, he broke the tibia and fibula bones in his right leg—twice. The first break occurred during a match in North Carolina. Parkhurst back-flipped off the middle rope toward the crowd and slammed his right shin against a metal guard rail. “The bone snapped in half,” he recalls. “It was disgusting.” The second time, Parkhurst had just lifted his left foot onto the bottom rope so he could jump backward into the ring with his opponent in his grasp. Then he lost his balance. “My other leg never even left the mat,” he says. “It just shattered.” Worst of all, Parkhurst was supposed to fake a leg injury during the performance. So at first, nobody believed that he had actually hurt himself. “I wrestled several more minutes in that match with a broken leg,” he says. Parkhurst’s priorities have since shifted to his 4-year-old son, Chris Jr.,

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but he still enjoys wrestling—sometimes as a babyface, other times as a heel—even with a dozen screws and a metal plate in his leg. “I’m in love with the art form,” he says. “When you’re able to tell a good story, there’s nothing else like it in the world.” A similar passion kept Wayne Kostyal wrestling through hard times. Kostyal, who works for Parkhurst’s company by day, wrestles as Damien Wayne for the Southside School of Pro Wrestling. A Hampton native, Kostyal started watching wrestling on TV when he was seven years old and would practice takedown moves with friends in his backyard. That spark of interest was still glowing when, at age 30, he stumbled upon the website of Virginia Championship Wrestling (the precursor to Vanguard). Kostyal happily began training, but he quickly learned that wrestling is glamorous only inside the ring. It can mean performing three times a weekend in three different states. Kostyal has wrestled in Nashville on a Friday night, driven to a match in Ohio on Saturday, and then wrestled in West Virginia on Sunday before returning home to Hampton that night. Unsurprisingly, between matches, he sometimes sleeps in his car. Early in his career, it wasn’t uncommon for Kostyal to receive $50 for an event that he spent $200 to reach. At 42, Kostyal says both of his knees are “pretty much shot.” But the biggest casualty from wrestling has been his personal life. “I lost my first two wives over this business,” he says. “I wanted to make a name and travel, and they didn’t want me doing that.” His current wife, Janie, is a wrestling fan and supportive, Kostyal says. “The only hell she’ll give me is if I miss too much real work time that pays the bills.” Perhaps she understands that, to Kostyal, the wrestling ring is “where I’m the happiest.” As an example, he describes a memorable match in front of 250 people at King and Queen Elementary School. The crowd was rooting for Kostyal; his opponent was a heel. “When I beat him, the place erupted,” Kostyal recalls. “The reaction—it sounded like Hulk Hogan just won a match. When you know you’ve got the crowd in the palm of your hand, there’s no better feeling than that.”

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round Xero Wrestling Training Academy occupies a low brick building near the Richmond International Airport. Trophies, medals and photos fill its foyer. On a rainy Thursday evening in January, all the action is happening within an 18-foot by 18-foot practice ring at the back of the building, where two of the school’s pros—“Respect Champion” Kevin Daniels and heavyweight champ “The Big Easy” Martin Stanley Fuqua—are coaching four students through a bevy of cringe-worthy maneuvers. The students huff and grunt as they somersault across the black canvas mat, do handstands and bounce off the ropes. They’re learning how to interact in the ring without injuring themselves or their opponents. They’re learning how to put on a show. One move, called a back drop, is something no sane person would ever do outside of a wrestling ring. It looks like it hurts. “It can hurt,” agrees longtime wrestling referee Glenn Ballos, 61, watching the practice session with a wry smile. Ballos, a retired deputy with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, has refereed matches for 33 years. He looks on as Stephanie Myers attempts a back drop. Myers, a 46-yearold registered nurse, makes the four-hour round trip from Amherst County twice a week to train at Ground Xero. Tonight—dressed in black, her blond hair secured by a pink ponytail holder—she jumps straight up, tips backward and lands smack on her back and head. THAWACK! goes the mat. “Ugh!” Myers groans. She gets back up and does it again. “Sure it’s painful,” she acknowledges later. “They always say wrestling is fake, but you get the bumps and bruises for real.” When Myers first fell for wrestling, she was in middle school, and she and her father, Roy, would watch pro wrestling matches together at Amherst County High School. As a high-schooler, she helped her parents at their Amherst convenience store, where larger-than-life wrestlers would stop in

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for drinks and snacks after performing. Myers hopes to follow in their footsteps, although she’s open to being a ring announcer or overseeing music at events. She has yet to choose a wrestling name or persona. If she continues as a wrestler, Myers would join only a handful of female pro wrestlers in Virginia. But that’s fine by her. She figures there’s plenty of room for women in a male-dominated sport, and history is on her side. Women have been wrestling professionally since at least the 1930s. The WWE now heavily promotes its female performers as WWE Divas. For home-grown inspiration, Myers can look not only to former WWE star Mickie James, but also to “The Dark Princess” Brittany Cole of Toano, who wrestles for the Southside School and for Coastal Real Extreme Wrestling in North Carolina. Like her fellow students, Myers (no relation to the Southside School’s Mark Myers) will get two years of training at Ground Xero, founded eight years ago by Dave Cullen and Ron Cromartie, both former independent wrestlers in Virginia. Then the students will owe the school a year of live Ground Xero performances, during which they’ll continue to build their skills and persona. Ground Xero promoted about 50 events throughout the state in 2013. “If you want to make it in wrestling, you’ve got to have a lot of heart, a lot of fortitude,” says co-founder Cullen. “I always tell new students, ‘If you want to do this, family comes second.’ This ...”—he motions toward the training facility—“... this is your mistress.”

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April 26 - Southside School of Pro Wrestling’s Star City WrestleFest at the Salem Civic Center April 26 - Fusion Wrestling at the Newport News Moose Lodge May 3 - Fusion Wrestling at the Gloucester Moose Lodge May 17 - Southside School of Pro Wrestling at Body By D Gym & Fitness Center in Yorktown May 17 - Fusion Wrestling at King and Queen Elementary School May 30 - Southside School of Pro Wrestling at the Virginia Beach SportsPlex June 7 - Vanguard Championship Wrestling at the Norfolk Masonic Temple. June 7 - Fusion Wrestling at King & Queen Elementary School

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Upfront H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S Gabriela Espinoza, Diego Delgado and Jazmin Espinoza with Sensazão instructors.

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“It’s pronounced SEN-suh-zow, and it’s like Zumba—but much more intense,” said my friend Melissa, trying to get me to try Sensazão Dance Fitness last year. “And it’s very difficult to master. Want to try it?” When we arrived at the studio, located then on the basement level of Alexandria’s Landmark Mall, past the wig shop and Sears, someone handed me a number: 40-something. Wow, I thought, there are that many people waiting for a class 20 minutes ahead of time? The class started. The sound system blasted. In Portuguese, a singer growled intense directives over super-complicated drumbeats while the Sensazão crew, owners Gabriela, 29, and Jazmin Espinoza, 33, and their partner Diego Delgado, 27, danced on the stage, hair whipping, bodies perfectly in synch with each other and their brainteaser-like choreography— a combination of salsa, samba, flamenco and hip hop set to heavy doses of batucada, axé, Brazilian funk, reggaeton, soca and dancehall; beguiling, drum-heavy Latin American and Caribbean musical styles. I flailed and hurled myself around trying to follow Gabriela, whose lean, muscular body seemed to fill each beat of music with 150 twerky, twisty Latin mystery movements. It was like a Mensa test that depletes electrolytes. After an hour, I was bent over and gasping—and laughing. I was also fully addicted, ready to move heaven, kids and work schedules to get to this class every day. And I am not alone. This is Sensazão (Portuguese for sensation), opened in 2009 by the Espinozas—sisters from Bolivia who first came to the U.S. in the early2000s with their parents, Sabino and Gaby. Now, by day, Gabriela is a civil engineer with the City of Alexandria, and Jazmin a doctor, preparing to take her boards to practice in the U.S. Despite their intense day jobs, the sisters teach full-time at the studio. People come from across Greater Washington—from Woodbridge to Chevy Chase, Maryland— to attend the hour-and-a-half classes that are so packed on weekends, attendees knock into each other, splattering sweat on the cushioned hardwood floor. (It’s been said that if you give it your all, you can burn more than 1,000 calories per class.)

Each day, about 250 people attend the five or six classes the studio offers (including SensaKIDS classes for children ages 3 to 14), taking a number and waiting their turn to get in to avoid disagreements about where they will stand in the class. And it’s not just people in the D.C. metro area who are drawn to the crew’s lightning-fast moves. After Gabriela, Jazmin and Diego began making videos of their routines and posting them on YouTube, people around the country started building workout routines around them. Gyms in other states as well as in Brazil and Bolivia started calling, asking the Sensazão crew to come and give workshops. They have also held “Sensathons” in the D.C. area—gigantic, multi-hour classes that accommodate up to 500 people who travel in from all over the country. The crew has had so much success that this spring, they plan to move into a bigger space near Alexandria’s Van Dorn Metro stop and certify more instructors so they can expand into other gyms; they will also release a DVD this year. But when the sisters began developing choreography together, the moves they came up with weren’t for anybody but them. They had always done this together in Bolivia when inspired by songs they heard in dance clubs, and then here in the states. “Gaby would call me and say, ‘I just heard this amazing song!’ and as soon as we could, we’d meet at the gym when we knew there weren’t any aerobics classes in their studio, and we’d work to come up with new choreography for the song,” says Jazmin. At first, their parents didn’t approve of the sisters’ penchant for dance. “My dad had always told us, ‘Dance? That’s not something you do for a living!’” recalls Jazmin. But as Sensazão got bigger and bigger, they relented. In 2010, the sisters convinced their parents to quit their jobs and come work the front desk at the studio (their younger sister Diana is the manager). In fact, their mother is often spotted in class, as enthusiastic as everyone else whirling around at high speeds. To what do the Espinoza sisters attribute their success? “I think our popularity comes from the challenging, high intensity of the classes, along with our style of choreography,” says Gabriela. “That, and the fast results people get. They like that.” Indeed. Sensazao.com

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Carney Retina 4433 Corporation Lane Suite 195 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 757-227-6340 www.carneyretina.com

A native Virginian, Dr. Carney is a graduate of Wellesley College and Cornell University Medical College. She completed residencies in Internal Medicine (Boston University) and Ophthalmology (VCU). She joined the academic Ophthalmology faculty of VCU, in 1987 and was director of the retina division of the Ophthalmology department from 1988 to 2001. Dr. Carney worked with the American Board of Ophthalmology from 1991-2009. Memberships include the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the AMA, the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians, the Medical Society of Virginia, and serves as needed for the FDA Drug and New Device Panel. Dr. Carney returned to Norfolk to care for family. In her practice, she looks forward to welcoming patients and caring for sight threatening diseases.

R I C H M O N D, V I R G I N I A Congratulations to Dr. Hoffman for being selected as one of Virginia Living’s “Top Doctors!” Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency training in California. He has been at Chesterfield Family Practice since 1990. Chesterfield Family Practice Center specializes in the care of the entire family including complete physical exams, family planning, geriatrics, pediatrics, immunizations, preventative medicine, smoking cessation services, sports and DOT physicals and a Coumadin clinic.

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C3Nexus founders, Dr. Shaival Kapadia and Nuno Valentine.

BORN TO RUN

Barefoot in Bedrock Sandals. IN JUNE 2011, TWO AmeriCorps volunteers—one, a Virginian and the other from Connecticut—kicked off their boots, went nomad and started Bedrock Sandals to make super-minimalist running sandals. Dan Opalacz and co-founder Nick Pence, a Charlottesville native, took inspiration from Christopher McDougall’s book, Born to Run, the story of Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians, who run marathon distances in huaraches made of tire-tread without suffering typical runner’s injuries. “We got nylon paracord and some Vibram [branded rubber] sheets from a local cobbler,” Opalacz says. “We diced up a really haggard pair. You really had to be a Boy Scout to actually tie these up to get them to stay on your feet.” They soon replaced leather and knots with outdoor-grade nylon webbing and a backpack buckle, used a 6mm Vibram sole, and the Bedrock Earthquake was born. They raised over $10,000 in a Kickstarter campaign and set up their base of operations in Opalacz’s Subaru-powered ’86 VW van before moving to their current digs in downtown Charlottesville in spring 2013. Bedrock sold about 4,500 pairs of sandals in 2013, about three-and-a-half times what they sold in 2012, mostly online. They also sell through a limited number of boutiques, including some in Japan. Plans are in development, says Opalacz, for a California operation in West Oakland, a physical presence in their biggest market. “I think running barefoot brings back the pure, primal joy of running,” says friend and ultra marathoner Naresh Kumar, who discovered Bedrock sandals after he saw a friend wearing a pair. Opalacz says that he and Pence plan to collaborate with sponsor Vibram to film Kumar as he runs 600km across Ireland in June 2014 ... in Bedrocks, of course. BedrockSandals.com —By Ned Oldham

The Heart of the Matter C3Nexus reinvents post-op cardiac care.

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usiness partners Dr. Shaival Kapadia, 49, cardiologist at Bon Secours Health System since 2008, and Nuno Valentine, 49, IT consultant and entrepreneur, have a big goal: to change the way recently discharged heart failure and heart attack patients are treated. To do this, they founded C3Nexus in 2012, a Richmond-based healthcare company that utilizes technology, including a wearable heart monitor, a wireless scale and a wireless bridge to transmit data they then use to monitor and guide patients’ recovery. “We meet patients where they are and take them where they need to go,” says Kapadia. Nearly a quarter of all patients discharged from a hospitalization resulting from heart failure are readmitted within 30 days, according to the American Heart Association. “Often these are patients with low health literacy,” Kapadia says. He recalls one former patient who had been discharged from the hospital, but had reverted back to the same sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet that had first led to her condition. Using remote health monitoring devices, along with in-home visits from the C3Nexus team of nurses, they were able to gather a wide range of data on everything from her heart rate patterns to weight

fluctuations, as well as her exercise and eating habits. They identified unhealthy trends in her behavior and coached her about proper nutrition and exercise. “We intervened a number of times when she was showing pre-stroke symptoms, and remained in constant contact with her physician,” explains Kapadia. Within 90 days, he says, she began to understand what aspects of her nutrition she needed to focus on. Now, says Kapadia, “she is no longer a risk for readmission.” The cost for care provided by C3Nexus, which lasts for 90 days following discharge, is paid for by the discharging hospital, at no cost to the patient. The service is currently available through the Bon Secours Richmond Health System. The Affordable Care Act reduces Medicare reimbursements to hospitals with high readmission rates, so decreasing them is a priority for hospitals. “We’ve been able to drive readmission rates well below the penalty threshold, and this will position hospitals well for future risk,” says Kapadia. For patients, the priority is personalized care. “Our bodies are constantly talking,” says Valentine. “Most of the time no one is listening.” C3Nexus.com —By J.P. Welch

MOVIN’ ON

Life coach helps clients remove roadblocks to change. IT’S A QUESTION MOST of us—college graduates still living with parents, unfulfilled executives, retirees—will face someday: now what? Melanie Ott can help. Through her Chantilly-based business, Leap Forward Coaching, Ott provides career and life coaching to individuals who, she says, want to make some positive changes in their lives. Ott was inspired to start her business in

2006 after working as an HR exec for 25 years. At the time, she was preparing for a promotion. Even though it had been a long-term goal, she didn’t want it anymore, but she didn’t know exactly why. Ott sought out a life coach, and explains she was “so excited and energized by the process as a result” that she decided to become a coach herself. Now she holds a credential from the Kentucky-based International

Coach Federation (ICF). Ott usually meets with her clients for one to two hours every few weeks, over a minimum of five to six months. She uses personality assessments and skill and interest inventories to help clients set targeted, short-term goals. “It’s very action-oriented,” she says. “You will move forward; something will change.” How does Ott measure her success? “If I’m a really good coach,” she says, “my clients ideally will not need me when they’re done.” LeapForwardCoach.com, CoachFederation.org —By Sandra Shelley

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BALANCING ACT

GRIEF SUPPORT How to help those in need.

A Yogi for the 21st century.

IF THERE IS ONE THING a grieving person doesn’t

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he crowd went silent as 33-year-old Katie Silcox, a calm, statuesque blond, entered the steamy tent at Floyd Yoga Jam last September. “There are no magical overnight successes to our radiance and well-being. It takes work to feel our best,” she said to the group assembled for her presentation at the annual three-day gathering of yoga devotees and music fans. “We all have lives, and none of us are going to go live like a yogi in a cave any time soon.” Recently returned to her hometown of Roanoke from San Francisco (to “feel the magical energy of

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Virginia” and “smell the dirt” ), Silcox says Tantra-based yoga and Ayurveda yoga are the keys to optimal health, and insists that these traditionally time-consuming practices can be successfully adapted to 21st century life. “My goal is to help people live the most balanced, love-filled, purpose-driven life possible.” Silcox embodies her teachings. Busy traveling the globe, leading workshops and consulting with clients while regularly contributing to Yoga Journal and the radio program Where is my Guru?, she manages to maintain an Ayurveda yoga practice that keeps her relaxed and glowing in whole health. But that wasn’t always the case. She once had a high-pressure executive job at a major technology firm in Spain and suffered from anxiety exacerbated by a corporate culture that promoted a fast-paced, work-hard, party-hard lifestyle. She sought refuge in a yoga class and discovered a calling to teach. “The first time I took a class, I remember leaving and feeling like I had let go of a burden,” she says. “It revealed this kind of golden experience in me, and I wanted to feel it all the time.” Her studies led her all over the world, finally landing her in San Francisco. She became a senior teacher within the Tantric Sri-Vidya-based ParaYoga lineage and was named one of San Francisco’s Best Yoga Teachers Under 30 by Common Ground Magazine in 2009. In 2011, she was named one of “70 Yogis Changing the World” by Origin Magazine. Her book, Ayurveda: A Love Manual (working title) to be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, is a modern woman’s guidebook for seeking more energy and ease in both body and mind. The basis is that total health is about love: “Deep self-nurturance and care and making that a priority,” says Silcox, “the trick is being OK with what you have, yet at the same time honoring the part of you that wants to be seen and loved.” KatieSilcoxYoga.com

A Heady Concern VCU to lead national concussion study.

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rom NFL lawsuits to worries about young athletes, concussions have been the source of widespread concern and media coverage over the past few years. Among those leading the charge for answers are Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers, recently tapped to helm a $62.2 million national study of concussions among members of the military. “Active duty service members

and veterans will comprise the vast majority of individuals studied, but the results will benefit all concussion victims,” says physiatrist Dr. David Cifu, chairman and professor of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the VCU School of Medicine and a leading researcher in neurological rehabilitation, with specific focus on traumatic brain injury. As principal investigator for the study, Dr. Cifu will oversee the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma

—By Mary Burruss

want to hear, it’s “In a few months you’ll get over it.” Grief is not something “we try to get over or move past, but rather something that becomes part of who we are,” says University of Richmond chaplain Craig Kocher. “Our lives begin to form around it or with it.” “People are trying to find some kind of meaning in what has happened, and that search will continue the rest of their lives,” says Dr. Everett Worthington Jr., director of the counseling psychology program at Virginia Commonwealth University. So what can we say to help someone who is grieving? “I know this is hard” or “I’m available if I can do anything to help you through this time” is a good start, says Worthington. “Bring food, help with chores and continue to help after the news wears off.” Make honest, kind remarks and have the “courage to be present in the midst of the pain without the need to fix or solve or try to make it better,” Kocher says. “Reach out in some personal way and acknowledge that the grief is real and difficult to carry.” “There is not any evidence for stages in grieving,” says Worthington, and since grief is not linear, any trigger can send someone backward. Though there is no “fix” to grief, these resources can help: Bon Secours Bereavement Groups Hampton Roads, BSHR.com Haven of Northern Virginia Annandale, HavenofNOVA.org Gentle Shepherd Hospice Roanoke & Lynchburg, GentleShepherdHospice.com —By Joan Tupponce

Consortium, a joint research collaboration involving seven veterans hospitals, six military bases and 10 universities across the country. “Understanding the brain and its response to injury is highly complex and requires a range of research expertise that is not located at a single center or university,” he says. “The consortium approach allows us to bring the best and brightest minds and centers together to investigate and solve the key research questions.” The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs awarded the grant, the largest in VCU’s history. CENC.rti.org

Dr. David Cifu

—By Christine Stoddard & Sandra Shelley

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Great Grains

Essential to a healthy diet, grains have come into their own.

Remember when whole wheat was the sum total of our grain experience? Hemmed in by geography, we were limited to what our nation’s breadbasket had to offer. Now, with cross-cultural foodways and shortcuts to international markets, grains with names like farro (from Italy) and kamut (from Asia) are bringing with them new textures and flavors that boost our well-being. Chef Tucker Yoder of Charlottesville’s Clifton Inn shows us how to turn humble whole grains into gourmet-worthy presentations.

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SQUASH AND FARRO RISOTTO 2 cups farro 1 cup squash, diced ½ cup onion, diced small 3-4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 tablespoon rosemary, chopped 1 tablespoon oil

Chef Tucker Yoder in the kitchen at the Clifton Inn.

Heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onions 1-2 minutes until lightly browned and caramelized. Add squash and sauté 1-2 minutes more, then add farro. Add stock gradually, stirring constantly until the farro is fully cooked with a bit of creamy liquid still visible, about 15-20 minutes. Add rosemary and butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 4

QUINOA AND SORGHUM PUDDING 1 cup quinoa ½ cup sorghum grain 3 cups water 2 tablespoons sorghum molasses 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons pecans 1 tablespoon bourbon ¼ cup heavy cream salt to taste

KAMUT WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER, GOLDEN RAISIN AND CARROT SALAD 1 cup kamut 1 small head of cauliflower ½ cup golden raisins ½ cup shredded carrots

2 tablespoons malt vinegar ½ tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon ground cumin ½ tablespoon chopped parsley ½ tablespoon chopped mint 1 tablespoon olive oil Soak kamut overnight in 3 cups of water. Discard water and cook in boiling salted water for 40 minutes. Strain and allow to cool completely. Coat whole head of cauliflower in

Toast sorghum grain 5-10 minutes in 350-degree oven until sticky and light brown. Melt butter and molasses in saucepan over medium heat then sauté quinoa and toasted sorghum just to coat grains. Add bourbon and cook until gone. Add water and simmer until grains are cooked, about 10 minutes. Add pecans and cream and cook until thick and creamy. Serve warm with seasonal fruit. Serves 4

oil and salt and roast at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cut florets from around the core of the cauliflower. Warm malt vinegar, maple syrup and ½ cup of water until just boiling and pour over raisins. Let sit about 10 minutes until plump. Mix remaning ingredients together, and season with salt and pepper. Serves 4 V I R G I N I A L I V I N G | H E A LT H & W E L L N E S S 2 0 1 4

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CENTRAL NORTHERN SOUTHWESTERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY EASTERN These lists are excerpted from The Best Doctors in America  2014 database, which includes more than 45,000 doctors in over 40 medical specialties. The Best Doctors in America  database is compiled and maintained by Best Doctors, Inc. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or contact Best Doctors by telephone at 800-675-1199 or by e-mail at research@bestdoctors.com. Please note that lists of doctors are not available on the Best Doctors Web site. Best Doctors, Inc., has used its best efforts in assembling material for this list, but does not warrant that the information contained herein is complete or accurate, and does not assume, and hereby disclaims, any liability to any person or other party for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions herein, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident, or any other cause. Copyright 2014, Best Doctors, Inc. Used under license, all rights reserved. This list, or any parts thereof, must not be reproduced in any form without written permission from Best Doctors, Inc. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without the permission of Best Doctors, Inc. No fees may be charged, directly or indirectly, for the use of the information in this list without permission. BEST DOCTORS, THE BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA, and the Star-in-Cross Logo are trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries, and are used under license.

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ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

CENTRAL VIRGINIA

Kurtis S. Elward Charlottesville | 434-973-9744

Michael Z. Blumberg

Charles G. Durbin Jr.

Richmond | 804-288-0055

Charlottesville | 434-924-2283

John Day Gazewood Charlottesville | 434-924-5348

Larry C. Borish

Alpha A. Fowler III

Charlottesville | 434-924-2227

Richmond | 804-828-2161

Matthew P. Green Louisa | 540-967-2011

Thomas A. E. Platts-Mills

Daryl R. Gress

Charlottesville | 434-924-2227

Charlottesville | 434-924-8371

Peter S. Ham

Andrew M.D. Wolf

C. Edward Rose

Richmond | 804-628-4432

Charlottesville | 434-924-5219

Steven Heim

Jonathon D. Truwit Charlottesville | 434-924-5219

Charlottesville | 434-924-2595

Robert S. Adelaar Richmond | 804-828-7069

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY

Abhinav (Bobby) Chhabra

Christiana M. Brenin

Charlottesville | 434-982-4263

Charlottesville | 434-924-8552

Gregory Gerard Degnan

Manny (Emanuel) Cirenza

Richard H. Hoffman

Charlottesville | 434-220-3727

Charlottesville | 434-982-4195

Charlottesville | 434-982-3889

DERMATOLOGY

Wyndell H. Merritt

John Densmore

David L. Bogdonoff

Thomas G. Cropley

Charlottesville | 434-924-2283

Charlottesville | 434-924-5115

John F. Butterworth IV

Kenneth E. Greer

Richmond | 800-762-6161

Charlottesville | 434-924-5115

Carl Lynch III

Mark A. Russell

Charlottesville | 434-924-2283

Charlottesville | 434-924-5115

George Rich

Barbara B. Wilson

Charlottesville | 434-924-9508

Charlottesville | 434-924-5115

John C. Rowlingson

Charlottesville | 434-978-2126

Charlottesville | 434-924-2283

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM

Bruce D. Spiess

Stacey M. Anderson

Charlottesville | 434-973-9744

Richmond | 804-828-9160

Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Eugene J. Barrett

Micah T. Houghton

Henrico | 804-282-2112

Charlottesville | 434-982-3390

HEPATOLOGY

Patrick Michael Dillon

Richmond | 804-828-5883

Mark Lepsch Charlottesville | 434-243-4500

Andrew Lockman North Garden | 434-243-4660

D. Andrew Macfarlan

Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Robert W. Battle Charlottesville | 434-243-1000

Diane M. Biskobing Richmond | 804-828-2161

James D. Bergin Charlottesville | 434-982-4247

Robert M. Carey Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Michael J. Cowley Richmond | 804-828-9205

John Newton Clore Richmond | 804-828-2161

John P. DiMarco Charlottesville | 434-924-2031

Alan Dalkin Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Gan H. Dunnington Richmond | 804-282-2685

William S. Evans Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen Richmond | 804-828-7565

Susan E. Kirk Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Evelyne Goudreau Richmond | 804-828-9205

John C. Marshall Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Michael L. Hess Richmond | 804-828-4571

Christopher McCartney Charlottesville | 434-924-1825

Robert L. Jesse Richmond | 804-675-5419

John Edwin Nestler Richmond | 804-828-2161

Michael Ragosta Charlottesville | 434-243-1000

Michael O. Thorner Charlottesville | 434-982-3591

Angela M. Taylor Charlottesville | 434-243-9396

Mary Lee Vance Charlottesville | 800-650-2650

Amy L. Tucker Charlottesville | 434-243-1000

Franklin J. Zieve Richmond | 804-675-5151

Michael Valentine

Raymond Paul Marotta

Karen Maughan Charlottesville | 434-924-5348

Daniel F. McCarter Nellysford | 434-361-2555

Maura R. McLaughlin Nellysford | 434-361-2555

Susan A. Miller Richmond | 804-828-5883

William R. Moors Charlottesville | 434-296-6565

M. Norman Oliver Charlottesville | 434-924-5348

Carolyn Peel Richmond | 804-828-5883

Mark G. Petrizzi Mechanicsville | 804-730-0990

Susan Pollart Charlottesville | 434-924-5348

Sean Reed Charlottesville | 434-924-5348

Stephen F. Rothemich Richmond | 804-828-5883

Theresa A. Rupp Dillwyn | 434-983-2722

Hendra Augustinus Sanusi Charlottesville | 434-973-4040

David Craig Slawson

Lynchburg | 434-200-5252

FAMILY MEDICINE

Charlottesville | 434-243-4660

George W. Vetrovec

M. Lee Blackburn

Michelle Y. Whitehurst-Cook

Richmond | 804-628-1214

Mechanicsville | 804-730-0990

Richmond | 804-828-5883

James G. Warner Jr.

David Wayne Brown

Charlotte B. Woodfin

Lynchburg | 434-200-2750

Charlottesville | 434-973-4040

Mechanicsville | 804-730-0990

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Bruce D. Campbell Jr.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Free Union | 434-978-1691

Charles M. Friel Charlottesville | 434-243-9970

Catherine F. Casey Charlottesville | 434-243-0700

W. Bruce Stewart Mechanicsville | 804-559-3400

Robert Cross Midlothian | 804-420-1200

Mechanicsville | 804-730-0792

GERIATRIC MEDICINE Peter A. Boling Richmond | 804-828-9357

William R. Timmerman Mechanicsville | 804-559-3400

P. Frederick Duckworth

Douglas N. Cutter Richmond | 804-560-6500

Diane G. Snustad Charlottesville | 434-924-1212

Myla D. Goldman Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Elliott C. Haley Jr. Charlottesville | 434-924-8041

Madaline Harrison Charlottesville | 434-924-8668

Mechanicsville | 804-559-6510

Anton J. Kuzel

Nathan Benjamin Fountain Charlottesville | 434-924-5401

Richmond | 804-276-9305

Victor Baum

Charlottesville | 434-924-9814

HAND SURGERY

Nellysford | 434-361-2555

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Steven T. DeKosky

William Grady Wilson

North Garden | 434-243-4660

Lawrence B. Schwartz

MEDICAL GENETICS

Charlottesville | 434-924-1931

Karen C. Johnston Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Charlottesville | 434-432-1495 Charlottesville | 434-924-2626

Michael Douvas Charlottesville | 434-982-6399

Paula M. Fracasso Charlottesville | 434-243-6143

William W. Grosh Charlottesville | 434-924-1904

Tamila L. Kindwall-Keller Charlottesville | 434-982-6406

Barbara Gail Macik Charlottesville | 434-982-6400

Benjamin W. Purow Charlottesville | 434-924-5545

Geoffrey Roger Weiss Charlottesville | 434-243-0066

Michael E. Williams Charlottesville | 434-924-9637

NEPHROLOGY Richard P. Wenzel W. Kline Bolton Charlottesville | 434-924-1984

Kambiz Kalantari Charlottesville | 434-924-1984

Melvin J. Fratkin

Paul R. Jolles Richmond | 804-828-6828

INTERNAL MEDICINE Mark D. Okusa Kiyoko Asao-Ragosta

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Richmond | 804-828-8266

Brian Wispelwey Charlottesville | 434-982-4470

Bradford Worrall Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Charlottesville | 434-982-1700

Richmond | 804-828-2161

G. Frederick Wooten Jr. Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Charlottesville | 434-982-3515

Costi D. Sifri

Elizabeth J. Waterhouse Richmond | 804-828-9350

Richmond | 804-828-6163

William Michael Scheld

David Schiff Charlottesville | 434-982-4415

Charlottesville | 434-924-0497

Sara G. Monroe

Mark S. Quigg Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Charlottesville | 434-924-9141

Eric Houpt

Lawrence H. Phillips II Charlottesville | 434-924-5361

Charlottesville | 434-924-1918

Leigh B. Grossman

John M. O'Bannon III Richmond | 804-288-2742

INFECTIOUS DISEASE Gerald R. Donowitz

Mark G. Malkin Richmond | 800-762-6161

Mitchell L. Shiffman Richmond | 804-977-8920

David E. Jones Charlottesville | 434-924-8668

Stephen H. Caldwell

Charlottesville | 434-924-1984

Charlottesville | 434-973-1831

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Mitchell H. Rosner Kenneth A. Ballew

Charlottesville | 434-924-1984

Bruce G. Bateman Charlottesville | 434-654-8520

Charlottesville | 434-924-2472

Domenic A. Sica Daniel M. Becker

Richmond | 804-828-9682

Joseph F. Borzelleca Jr. Richmond | 804-828-4409

Charlottesville | 434-924-1931

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY Ellen L. Brock

Peter A. Boling Richmond | 804-828-9537

William Jeffrey Elias

Richmond | 804-828-4409

Charlottesville | 434-924-0451

Leigh Cantrell

Kurtis S. Elward Charlottesville | 434-973-9744

John A. Jane Sr.

Charlottesville | 434-924-9933

Charlottesville | 434-924-2203

David Peter Chelmow

Joyce B. Geilker Charlottesville | 434-243-4500

Edward H. Oldfield

Richmond | 804-828-4409

Charlottesville | 434-982-3591

Christian A. Chisholm

Matthew J. Goodman Charlottesville | 434-924-2472

Christopher I. Shaffrey

Charlottesville | 434-924-1955

Charlottesville | 434-243-7026

James T. Christmas

Evan Heald Charlottesville | 434-924-1931

Mark E. Shaffrey

Richmond | 804-289-4972

Charlottesville | 434-924-1843

Linda R. Duska

Ira Marie Helenius Charlottesville | 434-243-8054

Jason Sheehan

Charlottesville | 434-924-1570

Charlottesville | 434-924-8129

James E. (Jef) Ferguson II

John MacKnight Charlottesville | 434-924-2472

Justin S. Smith

Charlottesville | 434-924-2500

Charlottesville | 434-924-2203

William Fitzhugh

Barbara Tyl Post Charlottesville | 434-243-4500

NEUROLOGY

Richmond | 804-523-3712

Diane G. Snustad

James P. Bennett Jr.

Edward John Gill

Charlottesville | 434-924-1212

Richmond | 804-662-9185

Richmond | 840-560-8950

Andrew M.D. Wolf

Edward Bertram

Kathie L. Hullfish

Charlottesville | 434-924-1931

Charlottesville | 434-924-5401

Charlottesville | 434-924-2103

Ted M. Burns

Christine R. Isaacs

Charlottesville | 434-924-2783

Richmond | 804-560-8950

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CENTRAL VIRGINIA Amir Jazaeri

David M. Kahler

Charlottesville | 434-243-9414

Charlottesville | 434-243-0281

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

H. Joel Schmidt

Charles Bagwell

Richmond | 804-828-2982

Richmond | 804-828-3500

W. Gerald Teague Jr.

Jeffrey (Jeff) H. Haynes

Charlottesville | 434-924-5321

Richmond | 804-828-3500

Judith Ann Voynow

Patricia Lange

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE

Richmond | 804-828-2982

Richmond | 804-828-3500

Jeannean Carver

Pearl Lee Yu

David A. Lanning

Charlottesville | 434-982-1707

Charlottesville | 434-975-7700

Richmond | 804-828-3500

Douglas F. Willson

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

Eugene D. McGahren

PEDIATRIC CARDIOVASCULAR ANESTHESIA

Charles M. Jones

Thomas P. Loughran

Victor Baum

Richmond | 804-288-8900

Richmond | 804-828-0713

Charlottesville | 434-982-3889

Elizabeth H. Mandell

John F. Meyers

Charlottesville | 434-249-1613

Richmond | 804-285-2300

Susan C. Modesitt

Mark D. Miller

Charlottesville | 434-924-5197

Charlottesville | 434-243-7778

Michael D. Moxley

Christopher I. Shaffrey

Charlottesville | 434-243-4570

Charlottesville | 434-243-7026

Wade A. Neiman

Hans R. Tuten

Lynchburg | 434-239-7890

Richmond | 804-285-2300

Charlottesville | 434-243-5622

Laurence DiNardo Thomas C. C. Peng

Richmond | 804-675-5576

George T. Hashisaki John G. Pierce Jr.

Charlottesville | 434-924-5643

Richmond | 804-828-4987

Bradley William Kesser JoAnn Pinkerton

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Charlottesville | 434-924-9377

Hazel J. Vernon

PEDIATRIC RHEUMATOLOGY

Paul A. Levine Ronald M. Ramus

Stephen S. Park Fidelma Burke Rigby

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Richmond | 804-828-4409

Spencer C. Payne John Seeds

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Richmond | 804-828-4409

James F. Reibel Lisa R. Troyer

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Richmond | 804-288-4084

PATHOLOGY Randal J. West Richmond | 804-323-5040

Stacey E. Mills Charlottesville | 434-982-4406

Christopher D. Williams Charlottesville | 434-654-8520

James W. Patterson Charlottesville | 434-924-9169

OPHTHALMOLOGY Celeste N. Powers James L. Combs

Richmond | 804-828-9739

Richmond | 804-285-5300

Mark H. Stoler Brian P. Conway

Charlottesville | 434-982-0284

Charlottesville | 866-431-3222

Mark R. Wick Sara A. Kaltreider

Charlottesville | 434-243-6147

Charlottesville | 434-244-8610

Peter A. Netland

PEDIATRIC ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Charlottesville | 434-982-0854

Steven A. Newman

Anne-Marie Irani Richmond | 804-628-7337

Charlottesville | 434-924-5978

Garth Stevens Jr. Richmond | 804-330-9303

Ali R. Tabassian Richmond | 804-644-7478

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Robert S. Adelaar Richmond | 804-828-7069

William R. Beach Richmond | 804-285-2300

James A. Browne Charlottesville | 434-243-0278

Abhinav (Bobby) Chhabra Charlottesville | 434-982-4263

Gregory Gerard Degnan Charlottesville | 434-220-3727

David R. Diduch Charlottesville | 434-243-7778

Harry C. Eschenroeder

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY Victor Baum Charlottesville | 434-982-3889

George D. Politis

James L. Sutphen

D. Scott Lim Charlottesville | 434-924-9119

G. Paul Matherne Charlottesville | 434-924-9119

Nancy L. McDaniel Charlottesville | 434-924-9119

Karen S. Rheuban Charlottesville | 434-924-9119

Lynchburg | 434-485-8500

Richmond | 804-272-2411

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ADULT MEDICINE

Richmond | 804-272-2411

Henrico | 804-282-2112 Richmond | 804-272-2411

Bobby Arnold Archuleta

Charlottesville | 434-982-1930

Kamar Godder

Neil A. Sonenklar

Richmond | 804-828-9300

Richmond | 804-828-3137

Gita Vasers Massey

Aradhana A. (Bella) Sood

Richmond | 804-828-9300

Richmond | 804-828-4371

Benjamin W. Purow

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Robert J. Boyle Charlottesville | 434-924-5429

Stuart P. Adler Richmond | 804-828-1807

Karen Diane Fairchild Charlottesville | 434-924-5428

Leigh B. Grossman Charlottesville | 434-924-9141

Karen Hendricks-Munoz Richmond | 804-828-4526

Ronald B. Turner Charlottesville | 434-924-9141

David Kaufman Charlottesville | 434-924-5428

Midlothian | 804-794-2821

James L. Levenson Richmond | 804-828-2000

Sandra L. Boisseau Richmond | 804-222-7744

Anand K. Padurangi Richmond | 804-828-4570

Tracey Deal Richmond | 804-320-7139

Robert K. Schneider Richmond | 804-675-5116

Linda Meloy Richmond | 804-828-9338

Joel J. Silverman Richmond | 804-828-9156

Patricia D. Mulreany Midlothian | 804-794-2821

John Urbach Richmond | 804-828-2000

Tim O’Neil

Charlottesville | 434-924-5219

Howard P. Goodkin

J. Mark Shreve

Jonathon D. Truwit

Richmond | 804-282-4205

Charlottesville | 434-924-5219

Kara E. Somers

Norbert F. Voelkel

Midlothian | 804-739-6142

Richmond | 804-828-2161

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEUROLOGY, GENERAL

Paul M. Strehler

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Laurence D. Morton

Charles Vaden Terry

Charlottesville | 434-924-5401

John M. Pellock Richmond | 804-828-0442

Richmond | 804-828-0442

Richmond | 804-828-0442

Charlottesville | 434-982-3854

Donald A. Taylor Richmond | 804-288-9898

Richmond | 804-285-2300

Kant Yuan-Kai Lin

Richmond | 804-560-8950

Peter P. Blakey

C. Edward Rose

Charlottesville | 434-982-4214

PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGERY

Susan Kornstein

Richmond | 804-358-4904

Robert S. Rust Jr.

Richmond | 804-285-2300

Richmond | 804-231-0788

Mary Michael Schweiker

Charlottesville | 434-982-4215

Hans R. Tuten

Charlottesville | 434-924-5408

Sandra L. Bell

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEUROLOGY, EPILEPSY

John M. Pellock

Chester Sharps

Suzanne Holroyd

Richmond | 804-828-2161

Charlottesville | 434-924-2203

Mark J. Romness

Glen Allen | 804-282-4210

Alpha A. Fowler III

Charlottesville | 434-924-2096

Mark F. Abel

Charlottesville | 434-924-2281

David L. Arkin

Richmond | 804-754-3776

Richmond | 804-628-7337

PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Charles Bruce Greyson

George T. Rowe

Charlottesville | 434-924-5428

Charlottesville | 434-924-2096

Victoria F. Norwood

Richmond | 804-320-7139

PULMONARY MEDICINE

Robert A. Sinkin

Timothy E. Bunchman

PSYCHIATRY

Richmond | 804-320-7139

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY John Barcia

Stephen S. Park Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Charlottesville | 434-924-5545

Wyndell H. Merrit

Boyd H. Winslow

PEDIATRICS/GENERAL

Kimberly P. Dunsmore

Thomas J. Gampper Charlottesville | 434-924-5068

Richmond | 804-828-9449

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY

John Jane Jr.

Charlottesville | 434-924-9119

PLASTIC SURGERY

John D. Edmondson

Richard R. Brookman

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Arthur Garson Jr.

Judith Ann Voynow

Charlottesville | 434-924-5321

PEDIATRIC NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Richmond | 804-285-1611

Richmond | 804-270-5484

Frank Raymond Cerniglia Jr.

Martin Graham Richmond | 804-628-7337

Nathan David Zasler

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

Richmond | 804-828-2982

Charlottesville | 434-924-2283

Gerald Thomas Albrecht

Charlottesville | 434-924-2673

PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Richmond | 804-828-4409

Charlottesville | 434-243-5600

Midlothian | 804-794-2821

Stephen M. Borowitz Charlottesville | 434-924-5321

Robert Phillips Wilder

Bradley Moreland Rodgers Harry L. Gewanter

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Douglas A. Wayne

Claudio Oitcica Richmond | 804-828-3500

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Charlottesville | 434-243-4720

Shane McNamee

Midlothian | 804-270-1305

Bennett A. Alford

Charlottesville | 434-924-5700

Richmond | 804-828-4409

William McKinley

Richmond | 804-675-5000

Richmond | 804-628-4368

Richmond | 804-828-4409

Gary Goldberg

Richmond | 804-828-4097

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Richmond | 804-560-8950

Lance L. Goetz Ricmond | 804-675-5128

Richmond | 804-282-0831

Nan G. O'Connell

Paul Diamond

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ PEDIATRIC METABOLIC DISEASES William Grady Wilson Charlottesville | 434-924-2595

Richmond | 804-320-1353

Mitchell S. Anscher Richmond | 804-828-7232

Richmond | 804-754-3776

Douglas Arthur Gary Tipton

Richmond | 804-828-7232

Mechanicsville | 804-559-0447

Laurie Cuttino Edward James Wiley III

Richmond | 804-287-4340

Glen Allen | 804-282-4210

Michael Philip Hagan PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Richmond | 804-675-5105

Cynthia Spaulding Teodoro Castillo

Charlottesville | 434-654-8125

Richmond | 804-675-5128

RADIOLOGY David X. Cifu Richmond | 804-828-4231

Bennett A. Alford Charlottesville | 434-924-9377

Charlottesville | 434-924-2528

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Mark W. Anderson

Ziv J. Haskal

Mary Ann Turner

Charlottesville | 434-924-9377

Charlottesville | 434-924-9401

Richmond | 804-828-3151

J. Fritz Angle

Curtis W. Hayes

RHEUMATOLOGY

Charlottesville | 434-924-9377

Richmond | 804-828-1900

CENTRAL VIRGINIA Bruce D. Schirmer

Donald L. Kimpel David G. Disler

Daniel Anthony Henry

Richmond | 804-281-8237

Richmond | 1-800-762-6161

Avery Jennings Evans

Mary Elizabeth Jensen

Charlottesville | 434-924-7558

Charlottesville | 434-924-9719

Ann S. Fulcher

Alan H. Matsumoto

Richmond | 804-828-6600

Charlottesville | 434-243-2795

Spencer B. Gay

Mark Steven Parker

Charlottesville | 434-924-9820

Richmond | 804-828-0534

Robert Halvorsen

Patrice K. Rehm

Richmond | 804-828-3246

Charlottesville | 434-924-9358

Jennifer Harvey

Ellen Shaw de Paredes

Charlottesville | 434-924-5194

Glen Allen | 804-523-2303

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

FAMILY MEDICINE

THORACIC SURGERY

Charlottesville | 434-924-2104

Alan D. Jenkins Charlottesville | 434-924-9556

John Allen Kern

Charlottesville | 434-243-0223

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Charlottesville | 434-982-4301

George Moxley

Reid Barton Adams

Irving L. Kron

Richmond | 804-828-9341

Charlottesville | 434-924-2839

Charlottesville | 434-924-2158

Christopher M. Wise

Harry D. Bear

Mohammed Abdul Quader

Richmond | 804-828-9341

Richmond | 804-828-5116

Richmond | 804-675-5403

VASCULAR SURGERY

SURGERY

Brian J. Kaplan

Bradley Moreland Rodgers

Kenneth J. Cherry Jr.

Richmond | 804-828-3250

Charlottesville | 434-924-2673

Charlottesville | 434-243-7052

Craig Slingluff

UROLOGY

Irving L. Kron

William R. Morgan Richmond | 804-288-0339

William D. Steers Charlottesville | 434-924-9107

Reid Barton Adams Charlottesville | 434-924-2839

Charlottesville | 434-924-1730

Charlottesville | 434-924-2158

John B. Hanks

Elwood B. Boone Jr.

Charlottesville | 434-924-0376

Richmond | 804-323-0226

Gilbert Rivers Upchurch Jr. Charlottesville | 434-243-6334

NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Terence J. McCormally Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Richard R. Rosenthal

Scott F. Bartram

Fairfax | 703-573-4440

Falls Church | 703-237-7707

Victoria L. Merkel Fairfax | 703-391-2020

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Susan Bienert Alexandria | 703-922-5577

Falls Church | 703-776-3138

Scott Nagell Leesburg | 703-724-7530

John T. Britton Susan H. Burroughs Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Amy Y. Nobu Fairfax | 703-264-9861

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE William H. Carter Jr. Kevin M. Rogan

Centreville | 703-263-9600

Lynn M. O'Brien Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Annandale | 703-698-6255

Katherine J. Cole COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Donald B. Colvin

Herndon | 703-481-1505

Fairfax | 703-280-2841

Daniel Otchy Fairfax | 703-280-2841

William Seid McLean | 703-287-4620

Centreville | 703-263-9600

Jason A. Cooper

Stephen L. Cornwell Alexandria | 703-647-4964

Rebecca J. Davison Springfield | 703-359-7878

Michael A. Filak

James P. Lamberti

Edward M. Friedler

Matthew Williams Annandale | 703-641-8616

DERMATOLOGY William S. Sawchuk Vienna | 703-532-7211

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM Denise Armellini Fairfax | 703-873-7425

Frank R. Crantz McLean | 703-448-6010

Suzanne Rogacz Fairfax | 703-849-8440

Peter S. Ross Fairfax | 703-849-8440

H. A. Rubenstein McLean | 703-448-6010

S. Mark Tanen McLean | 703-448-6010

Eric H. Norby

Arlington | 703-894-3800

Annandale | 703-698-0666

David M. Dunning Fairfax | 703-280-5390

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

William B. Ershler

Damian P. Alagia III

Falls Church | 703-241-1010

McLean | 703-748-9880

Joanne Gittleson Crantz Fairfax | 703-560-8877

HAND SURGERY Stephen Pournaras Fairfax | 703-391-0111

Michael Di Mattina Arlington | 703-920-3890

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Daniel Katcher

David S. Downing

Woodbridge | 703-897-5358

Arlington | 571-302-3920

William P. McGuire III

John C. Elkas

Annandale | 703-205-2637

Annandale | 571-308-1830

Gregory Orloff

Alessandro Ghidini

Fairfax | 703-280-5390

Alexandria | 703-504-7868

Nicholas J. Robert

Nicolette S. Horbach

Fairfax | 703-280-5390

Annandale | 571-389-7140

Alexander Spira

Darya Maanavi

Fairfax | 703-280-5390

Fairfax | 703-560-1611

Fairfax | 703-758-2664

NEPHROLOGY

Rodney McLaren

Mary E. Schmidt

Robert D. Fildes

Annandale | 703-560-7900

Fairfax | 703-970-2600

Marsha Diane Soni

David Mahoney

Fairfax | 703-758-2664

Fairfax | 703-961-0488

Stephen Weinroth

Thomas A. Rakowski

Fairfax | 703-246-9560

Arlington | 703-841-0707

David A. Wheeler

Samir F. Shabshab

Annandale | 703-560-7900

Alexandria | 703-360-3100

INTERNAL MEDICINE

NEUROLOGY

Alexandria | 703-922-5577

Joanne Gittleson Crantz

Ruben Cintron

Fairfax | 703-560-8877

Reston | 703-478-0440

FAMILY MEDICINE/HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Lynne L. Fagan

Heidi Crayton

Reston | 703-435-2227

Vienna | 703-226-4000

Janice E. Ragland

Michele A. Romano

Michael A. Silverstein

David A. Smith

Maura J. Sughrue

John Patrick Tokarz

Kevin J. Kelleher Alton G. Tucker Burke | 703-440-0107

Janice L. Keyes Jeffry T. Waldman Centreville | 703-263-9600

Robert Kitchen Kevin M. Weaver Herndon | 703-481-1505

Alexander H. Krist Andrew E. Wise Alexandria | 703-922-5577

Deborah I. Leavens Brett A. Wohler

David D. Leonard

Lora E. Mackie Ashburn | 571-252-6000

Thomas P. Butler

Fairfax | 703-280-5390

Alexandria | 703-647-4970

Fairfax | 703-352-7100

GERIATRIC MEDICINE

Arthur N. Kales

Samuel M. Jones

Herndon | 703-481-1505

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Alexandria | 703-212-0700

Falls Church | 703-776-2540

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Fairfax | 703-560-3510

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY

Zobair Younossi

Mercedes G. Quintos-Gomez

James P. Jenkins

Springfield | 703-922-1000

Richard Ranard

Stuart R. Stark

Annandale | 571-308-1830

Manassas | 703-257-3000

Centreville | 703-631-0331

Alexandria | 703-504-7868

Annette Bicher

Thomas M. Howard

Reston | 703-230-0347

Annandale | 703-876-0437

Falls Church | 703-536-1540

Reston | 703-709-8205

Herndon | 703-481-1505

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Alessandro Ghidini

Anthony Felice

Cynthia Horner

Vienna | 703-255-9100

Martin G. Prosky

Annandale | 703-698-9254

Fairfax | 703-352-0500

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Barbara J. Scherokman

Vinod K. Rustgi

Marc G. Plescia

Andrew Harding

Herndon | 703-481-1505

MEDICAL GENETICS

Fairfax | 703-560-1611

Herndon | 703-481-1505 Reston | 703-834-1473

Alexandria | 703-751-5763

Glenna R. Andersen

Annandale | 703-941-0267 Annandale | 703-941-0267

Fairfax | 703-876-0800

Alan F. Ansher

Fairfax | 703-280-5390

Herndon | 703-481-1505 Centreville | 703-263-9600

Robert Kurtzke

McLean | 703-821-1677

Anne M. Favret

Thomas P. Ehrlich

Annandale | 703-641-8616

Bruce E. Lessin

HEPATOLOGY

W. James Pettit Alexandria | 703-922-5577

Robert L. Bloom

Annandale | 703-641-8616

Philip R. Peacock Gainesville | 703-753-4999

Fairfax | 703-391-2020

Ellen Clarke Vaughey

Eugene W. Overton Fairfax | 703-385-6789

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Annandale | 703-641-8616

Julie F. Overholtzer

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Arthur D. Chutuape Lorton | 703-339-3524

Robert P. Holman Arlington | 703-243-6720

Allan J. Morrison Jr. Annandale | 703-560-7900

Donald Poretz Annandale | 703-560-7900

Richard K. Sall

Fairfax | 703-359-2466

Barbara Nies Fairfax | 703-698-5350

Jane E. Piness Arlington | 703-717-4093

Sarah Poggi Alexandria | 703-504-7868

G. Scott Rose Annandale | 571-308-1830

Thomas W. Scott Falls Church | 703-241-1851

Jeffrey A. Welgoss Annandale | 703-698-7100

Benjamin H. McIlwaine Leesburg | 703-858-6000

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA OPHTHALMOLOGY

OTOLOGY

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

Daniel M. Berinstein

Theodore (Ted) Fetter

Robert D. Fildes

Fairfax | 703-698-9335

Vienna | 703-356-1465

Fairfax | 703-970-2600

John P. Essepian III

PATHOLOGY

Fairfax | 703-698-8880

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

Zachary Goodman Mark D. Falls

Falls Church | 703-776-3441

Vienna | 703-790-1780

Melissa Kern Arlington | 703-524-5777

I-Tien Yeh Richard A. Garfinkel

Arlington | 703-558-6554

Fairfax | 703-698-9335

Edward S. Parelhoff Springfield | 703-451-6111

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY Michael Goldberg Woodbridge | 703-670-4700

David Seidman Ramesh I. Patel

Falls Church | 703-534-3900

Fairfax | 571-766-3100

Kenneth M. Karlin Reston | 703-437-3900

Robert P. Murphy Fairfax | 703-698-9335

Michael H. Osman Sterling | 703-421-0931

Edward S. Parelhoff Springfield | 703-451-6111

William L. Rich III Fairfax | 703-620-2701

Michael B. Rivers Fairfax | 703-698-9335

Michael C. Tigani McLean | 703-356-5484

Manfred A. von Fricken Fairfax | 703-698-9335

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Chris Annunziata Vienna | 703-810-5213

Gordon L. Avery Arlington | 703-525-6100

Michael P. Cassidy Annandale | 703-560-9495

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY PEDIATRIC CARDIAC SURGERY

Glenna B. Winnie Purcellville | 703-226-2290

Irving Shen Falls Church | 703-280-5858

PEDIATRIC SLEEP MEDICINE

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Glenna B. Winnie Purcellville | 703-226-2290

Thomas Joel Hougen

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Kathleen M. Donnelly

William Licamele

Falls Church | 703-776-6652

McLean | 703-734-6927

Arlington | 703-717-4070

Stephen R. Keller Falls Church | 703-776-6053

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Michael G. Vish Falls Church | 703-776-6053

Alan Edward Silk Fairfax | 703-391-3560

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY Robert A. Silverman

Arlington | 703-525-2200

Steven Hughes Vienna | 703-810-5212

Anthony Di Paola

PLASTIC SURGERY

RADIOLOGY

Deborah Doyle

David Spinosa

Fairfax | 703-383-8130

Fairfax | 703-698-4475

James H. French

Arina van Breda

Annandale | 703-560-2850

Alexandria | 703-504-7950

PSYCHIATRY

RHEUMATOLOGY

Catherine Crone

Neil Stahl

Falls Church | 703-776-3380

Burke | 703-425-4435

Michael Hryvniak

M. Jack Wilkenfeld

Fairfax | 703-218-5400

Fairfax | 703-573-9220

Robert William Johnson

SURGERY

John D. Farrell Jr. South Riding | 703-327-0075

William D. Goldman Arlington | 703-522-7300

Stephen Gary Harrison Reston | 703-435-3636

Nora D. Jose Alexandria | 703-360-0300

Kathleen A. Kelly Fairfax | 703-934-5840

Falls Church | 703-883-9033

Anne B. Kernan-Grunzke Alexandria | 703-924-2100

Russell C. Libby Fairfax | 703-573-2432

PULMONARY MEDICINE

Bernadette M. Murphy

Robert L. Bloom

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

William D. Ohriner Fairfax | 703-391-0900

Kathleen O. Parente Alexandria | 703-924-2100

Fairfax | 703-569-8400

Andreas D. Sideridis

Thomas Joseph Sullivan

John Tsai

Annandale | 703-560-9495

Fairfax | 703-573-2432

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Eva B. Perdahl-Wallace

Gary L. Bergman

Washington | 703-359-7878

Alexandria | 703-914-8989

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Laura Byrnes

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

Samuel Weinstein

Donald B. Colvin

PEDIATRICS/ HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Gordon Hafner Barry S. Dicicco

Hernan I. Vargas James P. Lamberti

Fairfax | 703-226-2280

Arlington | 703-522-7300

Fairfax | 703-207-4320

Annandale | 703-641-8616

THORACIC SURGERY Eric A. Libre Annandale | 703-641-8616

Paul S. Massimiano Falls Church | 703-280-5858

Thomas McCabe Annandale | 703-641-8616

Alan M. Speir Falls Church | 703-280-5858

Ellen Clarke Vaughey Annandale | 703-641-8616

UROLOGY

Matthew Williams

John Basile

Annandale | 703-641-8616

Steven M. Zimmet Falls Church | 703-521-6662

RADIATION ONCOLOGY Gopal Bajaj Falls Church | 703-776-3731

Susan E. Boylan Woodbridge | 703-670-3349

Fairfax | 703-876-0288

Michael E. Beall Fairfax | 703-208-4200

Simon Chung Fairfax | 703-208-4200

Michael R. Hardy Annandale | 703-698-1856

Sunil V. Patel Fairfax | 703-876-0288

Falls Church | 703-776-3731

VASCULAR SURGERY

Jane Grayson

Dipankar Mukherjee

Arlington | 703-558-6561 Alexandria | 703-504-7900

Catherine S. Casey

Fairfax | 703-359-8640

Fairfax | 703-391-8804

Ashish K. Chawla

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

Fairfax | 703-280-2841

Annandale | 703-641-8616

Fairfax | 703-573-2432

David J. Reese

Daniel E. Keim

Fairfax | 703-573-6985

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Vienna | 703-938-2244

PEDIATRICS/GENERAL

Falls Church | 703-531-3627

William J. Purkert Thomas N. Wise

Edward F. Morris

Alexandria | 703-436-1215

James R. Baugh

Falls Church | 703-531-2246

Falls Church | 703-776-3626

Alexander Soutter

Christopher J. Lawlor

John J. Moynihan William Licamele McLean | 703-734-6927

Alexandria | 703-924-2100

Robert Stinger

Falls Church | 703-776-3731

Reston | 703-435-3636

Reston | 703-435-3636

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

Falls Church | 703-536-2729

Falls Church | 703-776-3731

Allyson Ann Askew

Arlington | 703-525-6100

Joshua P. Oppenheim

Glenn L. Tonnesen

Alexandria | 703-664-7285

Hope T. Scott

Serene Barmada-Mazid

Fairfax | 703-383-8130

Roger V. Gisolfi

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Falls Church | 703-531-3627

Deborah Doyle

Diane E. Dubinsky

Vienna | 703-938-5555

Jennifer Dean

Frank A. Pettrone

Fairfax | 703-934-4450

Fairfax | 571-226-8380

Annandale | 703-560-2236

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY

Gregory S. Sibley

Arlington | 703-738-4336

Richard H. Schwartz

Annandale | 703-560-2236 Fairfax | 571-226-5600

Abraham A. Cherrick

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

Bennett Lavenstein

Ian Leibowitz

Eric J. Guidi

P. Saleena Dakin

Christopher N. Rossbach

Lynn Frances Duffy Fairfax | 571-226-5600

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Samir Kanani

Fairfax | 703-391-0900

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEUROLOGY, GENERAL

Fairfax | 703-641-0083

PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Sandy Chung

Fairfax | 703-359-8640

Stella Hetelekidis Falls Church | 703-776-3731

SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

David B. Trinkle

Roanoke | 540-266-6012

Roanoke | 540-981-7653

PEDIATRICS/GENERAL

SURGERY

Colleen A. Kraft

Christopher C. Baker

Roanoke | 540-985-8230

Roanoke | 540-224-5170

Roanoke | 540-985-9910

PLASTIC SURGERY

VASCULAR SURGERY

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Kurtis E. Moyer

Jesse Thornhill Davidson III

Roanoke | 540-224-5170

Roanoke | 540-283-6050

Roanoke | 540-982-8881

E. Mark Watts

PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY

Roanoke | 540-224-5170

David C. Sane Roanoke | 540-982-8204

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM

NEUROLOGY

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Carl H. Bivens Jr.

Robert F. Saul

Roanoke | 540-344-3276

Salem | 540-982-2463

Vinton | 540-983-6700

Robert L. Lazo

James M. Sherman Jr. Galax | 276-236-8181

Christopher C. Baker

Roanoke | 540-224-5170

PSYCHIATRY

Donna L. Musgrave

Michael Lenhart

FAMILY MEDICINE

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

W. Jefferson McCarter

Abingdon | 276-258-3740

Christopher C. Baker

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

James W. Schmidley Roanoke | 540-224-5170

Eduardo Lara-Torre

Joelle D. Miller Roanoke | 540-224-4545

Galax | 276-236-5181

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INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Charles Cole

John H. Armstrong

Afton | 540-456-6710

Winchester | 540-678-2800

SHENANDOAH VALLEY

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Leonard W. Aamodt

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Harrisonburg | 540-438-1314

Gina G. Davis Engel

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Waynesboro | 540-942-1200

Frederick H. Kozlowski Crista N. Warniment

James S. Tiedeman Robert B. Thompson

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY

Fishersville | 540-213-7484

Fishersville | 540-213-7750

Eileen P. Ryan

Winchester | 540-662-6135

Staunton | 540-332-2155

PSYCHIATRY Lawrence Joseph Conell Harrisonburg | 540-442-9909

UROLOGY

Winchester | 540-450-2706

Sam D. Graham Jr. Fishersville | 540-932-5926

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Robert J. Newman

EASTERN VIRGINIA

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Norfolk | 757-446-5955

Scott A. Robertson Norfolk | 757-252-9635

Ran Vijai P. Singh Robert M. Palmer

Norfolk | 757-622-5325

Norfolk | 757-446-7040

COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Norfolk | 757-889-6830

Bharati Srivastava

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Michael Shroyer Richard Zweifler

Marissa C. Galicia-Castillo

Alfred Z. Abuhamad

Virginia Beach | 757-481-2515

Norfolk | 757-446-7040

Norfolk | 757-446-7900

HAND SURGERY

Norfolk | 757-388-6115

Jon Lee Crockford

Carlos Silva

Norfolk | 757-466-1000

Norfolk | 757-889-6677

Joan H. Rose DERMATOLOGY David H. McDaniel

Virginia Beach | 757-499-6400

Rodrigo Romulo Douglas L. Nelson

John C. Schaefer

John H. Reed

Chesapeake | 757-547-2322

Norfolk | 757-668-7214

Robert John Obermeyer

William P. Irvin Jr.

Elliot M. Tucker

Newport News | 757-594-4198

Norfolk | 757-668-7213

Holly Puritz

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE

Norfolk | 757-466-6350

Norfolk | 757-252-9250

Norfolk | 757-461-3890

Julie Damman

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Norfolk | 757-252-9312

Marcia Carney Virginia Beach | 757-227-6340

Norfolk | 757-446-8920

David Salib

Stephen V. Scoper Glenn C. Jones

Norfolk | 757-446-8920

Louis J. Croteau

Sherry A. Scheib

Norfolk | 757-461-6342

Judith V. Williams Barbara Lyons Kahler Kilmarnock | 804-435-1152

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGYONCOLOGY

Glenda S. Karp Norfolk | 757-668-6500

Anthony D. Villella Norfolk | 757-668-7185

Amy D. Riccio Norfolk | 757-668-6500

Eric Werner Norfolk | 757-668-7185

Patricia M. Strauss Norfolk | 757-461-6342

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Theodore W. Uroskie Jr.

Joseph K. Han

David H. Darrow

Denton D. Weiss

Norfolk | 757-668-9327

Virginia Beach | 757-490-7545

Craig S. Derkay

PULMONARY MEDICINE

John Kalafsky

S. Keith Sutton Daniel Karakla Norfolk | 757-388-6200

Norfolk | 757-889-2006

Robert A. Fink

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Norfolk | 757-623-0526 Norfolk | 757-252-9050

Norfolk | 757-461-6342

Norfolk | 757-466-1000

Norfolk | 757-388-6200 Norfolk | 757-252-9350

Fredric N. Fink

Lawrence B. Colen

Thomas J. Manser GERIATRIC MEDICINE

Norfolk | 757-668-7400

Norfolk | 757-461-1444

Norfolk | 757-622-2200

Norfolk | 757-252-9010

Virginia Beach | 757-420-9251

Michelle Brenner

Joel Lall-Trail

Elizabeth Yeu Jonathan Mann

PEDIATRICS/GENERAL

PLASTIC SURGERY

Norfolk | 757-622-2200

Norfolk | 757-252-9300

Norfolk | 757-446-5955

William N. Hovland

Norfolk | 757-668-7703

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

John Sheppard Charles Alan Lisner

Norfolk | 757-446-7040

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY

Norfolk | 757-622-2200

Norfolk | 757-252-9282

Virginia Beach | 757-563-2800

Marissa C. Galicia-Castillo

Norfolk | 757-668-7000

Norfolk | 757-622-2200

Norfolk | 757-889-2006

Chesapeake | 757-420-8297

Virginia Beach | 757-395-2550

Christopher Foley

Norfolk | 757-668-8922

William N. Hovland

Cynthia C. Romero

Aaron D. Bleznak Norfolk | 757-261-5000

Jeff C. Hammer

Charles Wilkes

Virginia Beach | 757-395-2550

Robert J. Newman

Norfolk | 757-668-9920

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Gregg R. Clifford

Mark C. Flemmer

Mitchell B. Miller

Virginia Beach | 757-491-7359

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Virginia Beach | 757-689-5104

Waverly | 804-834-8871

Robert B. Laibstain

Gary R. Siegel

Norfolk | 757-446-7900

INTERNAL MEDICINE

FAMILY MEDICINE

Louis J. Croteau

Williamsburg | 757-220-8579

Norfolk | 757-668-6100

L. Matthew Frank

Norfolk | 757-446-5629

Steven L. Warsof

Aaron I. Vinik

George C. Coleman Sr.

Christopher A. Hakim Suzanne Starling

Margarita de Veciana

Norfolk | 757-455-9036

Norfolk | 757-446-5908

Norfolk | 757-446-5067

Norfolk | 757-668-6100

Antoinette F. Hood

Norfolk | 757-455-9036

John Conrad Schwab Jerry L. Nadler

RHEUMATOLOGY

Hampton | 757-251-6800

Norfolk | 757-455-9036

Newport News | 757-873-0161

ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM

Michelle Clayton

PATHOLOGY

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Virginia Beach | 757-437-8900

Tyvin Andrew Rich

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEUROLOGY, GENERAL

Bonnie J. Dattel Norfolk | 757-446-7900

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ ABUSED CHILDREN

Virginia Beach | 757-490-7545

Norfolk | 757-466-6350

Lawrence B. Colen

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Norfolk | 757-388-6200

Denton D. Weiss Michael Stewart Eggert

Virginia Beach | 757-466-0089

Norfolk | 757-388-6200

Barry Strasnick William Cooper

Norfolk | 757-889-6677

Norfolk | 757-623-0526

John Sinacori OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Carlos Silva

David Kushner

Norfolk | 877-310-8713

GERIATRIC MEDICINE/ HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE

PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY

Norfolk | 757-388-6200

NEUROLOGY Williamsburg | 757-220-9000

Chong Suh Lee

Stephanie A. Moody Antonio

Norfolk | 757-466-1000

Norfolk | 757-668-9327

Michael Stewart Eggert Norfolk | 757-388-6115

Mark Weisman Norfolk | 757-252-9344

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Opposite page: Group yoga at Primland in Meadows of Dan. Clockwise, from top left: One of Primland's many nature walk trails; the interior of the meditation sanctuary at Seven Oaks Retreat Center in Madison; massage at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E in Virginia Beach.

Calming shades of blue, gray and taupe accented with deep purple welcome visitors to the newly opened Lavender Retreat Wellness Club in Woodbridge. The private rooms are well appointed and cozy. Soft music seems to emanate from the great beyond. Every sensory detail gives it the feel of a high-end spa. Yet owner Jaime Bohl doesn’t like to use the word “spa.” She explains that she hopes clients will look to Lavender Retreat’s Woodbridge and Washington, D.C. locations for more than just luxury treatments: She hopes they’ll come for total wellness support. “I want to offer a place where people can come, rest and feel good about themselves,” says Bohl. A look at Lavender Retreat’s menu reveals some traditional offerings, such as Swedish massage and facials, but it doesn’t stop there. Bohl plans to offer holistic-health treatments too, such as therapeutic and cosmetic acupuncture, therapeutic massage, nutritional counseling, chiropractic care and even group travel opportunities in the near future. Bohl says she also wants to host social events “so people can get to know each other and say hello. It’s not just about running a business. I really want to bring people together.” Bohl isn’t the only one thinking more holistically about wellness these days. An integrated approach to wellness like that offered at Lavender Retreat is trending globally, according to a study released in 2013 by the independent nonprofit research institute SRI International for the New York City-based Global Spa and Wellness Summit, an organization devoted to developing the spa and wellness industries worldwide. The study looked into the growing popularity of wellness tourism, which is loosely defined as travel organized around maintaining or improving one’s wellbeing. The study found that 1 out of every 7 tourism dollars spent in the global market is already spent on wellness tourism, and that the wellness tourism sector worldwide is expected to grow by 9.9 percent every year until 2017. Why the boom? “Aging populations, an alarming rise in chronic disease and unhealthy lifestyles,

failing medical systems with rising costs and the stress associated with the modern lifestyle are all driving a mounting global health crisis,” the study notes. As a result, consumers are taking a more proactive approach to wellness, seeking out complimentary and alternative medicine, nutrition and weight loss services, spa services, mind/body activities, beauty treatments and more, all in the name of feeling and looking their best. Wellness tourism, or planning vacations and small breaks for the purpose of promoting health and happiness, is a growing part of this new, more well-rounded plan for living a healthier life. Virginia has been a mecca for wellness seekers for some time. “Virginia has a rich history in wellness retreats and spa destinations as a result of its hot springs,” says Beth McGroarty, press director and research associate for the Global Spa and Wellness Summit. The landmark Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, for example, brings visitors from near and far to Bath County for a stress-relieving soak in the same pools that once hosted Thomas Jefferson. And Virginia’s wellness-destination opportunities are growing, thanks to a number of new destination spas, wellness centers and medical spas offering packages, treatments and getaways aimed at restoring the whole person. Consider the newly-opened Spa at Primland Resort in Meadows of Dan, which, along with its traditional day-spa options, has created three-day retreats designed to do more than just treat the customer to a few hours of pampering. “We’re really about that feeling of wellbeing, a way to reconnect with and rebalance your life,” says Primland representative

Ann Walker. Primland’s Circle of Life American Indian Package includes a Stone of Eternal Youth facial, a blue corn and honey wrap and float and a yoga session. The resort’s three dining facilities offer dishes made from local, organic and sustainably procured ingredients. Primland’s design emanates its bring-the-outdoors-in ethos, but guests can also take nature walks throughout the 12,000acre grounds with an on-staff naturalist. “We’re literally at the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains,” explains Walker. “When you enter the gates at Primland, you still have six miles to drive before you get to the lodge. And while you’re on the road, you go through these magnificent groves of rhododendron. You see wild turkey and sometimes deer. It starts to set the stage for your experience ... It’s truly a getaway.” The idea of getting away to get well isn’t a new one: A select group of wellness-minded folks, including yoga practitioners, monks and other spiritual retreaters have participated in mindful meditation in seclusion for hundreds of years. But mainstream participation is now on the rise.

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Above: Morning reading at Yogaville in Buckingham. Right: relaxing on Enchanting Run at Earthwalk Retreat near Fredericksburg.

“Consumers have caught on to mindful vacations that offer mental restoration,” according to Wellness Tourism Worldwide’s Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2014. And it’s easy to see why: Relaxation and relief don’t end when the trip is over. Instead, vacationers returning from some much needed time away can apply the skills they learned on retreat (meditation, journaling or yoga, for example) to everyday life. Great options exist for Virginians seeking personal and spiritual growth while on retreat. Those looking for emotional healing and personal growth through individual work, group work and support might consider joining up with the MidAtlantic Pathwork at Seven Oaks Retreat Center in Madison—“a spiritual path of self-purification and self-transformation on all levels of consciousness,” based on lectures given by its founder, the late Eva Pierrakos. During Pathwork retreats, participants work through emotional and spiritual challenges using role-playing, meditation and guided classes. Yoga enthusiasts hoping to immerse themselves in the teachings of Integral Yoga, might consider a stay at Yogaville in Buckingham. One of the country’s premier ashrams, Yogaville offers weekend workshops that cover various areas of study, including yoga postures, yoga philosophy, breathing exercises and stress management. Yogaville also offers silent retreats, personal and mid-week retreats, chanting, weight loss, recovery and cancer retreats and yoga vacations. In addition, headquartered in Virginia Beach, is Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), which offers its own signature six-day, seven-night Wellness and Rejuvenation Retreat, featuring spa treatments, daily exercise, meditation, breath work and other workshops designed to promote total mind, body and spiritual wellness. Like day spas and destination spas, medical spas are making the shift to integrated wellness. “The wellness center is the next wave of beauty,” says Melinda Minton, founder and executive director of The Spa Association (SPAA). “It’s the way both Boomers and Milennials are approaching life. Everyone doesn’t just want to be attractive. They want to feel great, too. They want the whole package.” Clients looking for targeted treatments, such as skin rejuvenation or laser hair removal are connecting the dots between health and beauty, according to Dr. Pamela Minkler, owner and

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medical director of Blue Ridge Aesthetic Center, a medical spa in Lynchburg. “People don’t want to look 10 years younger,” she says. “Instead, they come in and say, ‘I want to look like the healthiest version of myself.’” In addition to medical-grade skin and body treatments, Dr. Minkler and her staff are trained to counsel clients and offer makeup application and healthy skin care tips and choices. “We do a lot of discussion on sun avoidance,” she says. “In general, most of our clients are very healthy individuals overall. I think they understand that getting a little Botox isn’t going to get them all they’re looking for, so they’re looking in other areas, too.” Keen to discover a healthier and more vibrant self (and not quite ready to commit to Botox), I pay a visit to Darlene Rollins, creator of the Earthwalk Retreat just outside of Fredericksburg. Far from the luxury amenities at Primland or the plush surroundings at Lavender Retreat, Rollins runs guided walks and workshops aimed at helping clients achieve balance and healing through nature from a secluded, comfortable lodge bordering more than 4,000 acres of protected greenbelt along the Rappahannock River. As we sit on a large rock that juts out into a creek on the property, Rollins asks for my observations. I still my mind and realize how thunderous the sounds around me have become. Even on a barren, stark winter day, trees rustle around me. Water falls hastily over rocks. I see the pattern of frost on leaves and notice a tiny leaf, the only one left on its branch, moving with the wind on the opposite bank. I decide that, if stopping to pause just for a moment has a calming effect like this, it’s no wonder folks are retreating for wellness in larger numbers these days. “I think sometimes we get so off-kilter with the stress of day-to-day activities that we need more than just a massage,” says Primland’s Ann Walker. I couldn’t agree more. And I’m already looking forward to planning my next getaway.

Resources Blue Ridge Aesthetics Center Lynchburg BlueRidgeAesthetics.com Earthwalk Retreat Fredericksburg EarthWalkways.com Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Virginia Beach EdgarCayce.org Lavender Wellness Retreat Woodbridge Lavender-Retreat.com Primland Resort and Spa Meadows of Dan Primland.com Seven Oaks Retreat Center Madison SevenOaksRetreat.org Yogaville Buckingham Yogaville.org

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CONGRATULATIONS to the

EVMS FACULTY PHYSICIANS honored as BEST DOCTORS. Thank you for all you do for EVMS and for the people of Hampton Roads. Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD Aaron D. Bleznak, MD Michelle Brenner, MD Marcia Carney, MD Michelle Clayton, MD Gregg R. Clifford, MD Lawrence B. Colen, MD Jon Lee Crockford, MD Bonnie J. Dattel, MD David H. Darrow, DDS, MD Craig S. Derkay, MD Margarita de Veciana, MD Benjamin P. Eng, MD Fredric N. Fink, MD Robert A. Fink, MD Mark C. Flemmer, MD Christopher Foley, MD L. Matthew Frank, MD

Marissa C. Galicia-Castillo, MD Joseph K. Han, MD Antoinette F. Hood, MD William N. Hovland, MD Glenn C. Jones, MD William P. Irvin Jr., MD John Kalafsky, MD Daniel Karakla, MD Glenda S. Karp, MD David Kushner, MD Robert B. Laibstain, MD Joel Lall-Trail, MD Thomas J. Manser, MD David H. McDaniel, MD Mitchell B. Miller, MD Stephanie A. Moody Antonio, MD Jerry L. Nadler, MD Robert J. Newman, MD

Rosanne Newman, MD Robert John Obermeyer, MD Robert M. Palmer, MD Holly Puritz, MD John H. Reed, MD Amy D. Riccio, MD Tyvin A. Rich, MD Scott A. Robertson, MD Cynthia C. Romero, MD Joan H. Rose, MD John C. Schaefer, MD Sherry A. Scheib, MD Stephen V. Scoper, MD John Sheppard, MD Mitchell L. Shiffman, MD Michael Shroyer, MD John Sinacori, MD Ran Vijai P. Singh, MBBS

Suzanne Starling, MD Barry Strasnick, MD Patricia M. Strauss, MD S. Keith Sutton, MD Elliot M. Tucker, MD Theodore W. Uroskie, Jr., MD Anthony D. Villella, MD Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD Steven L. Warsof, MD Denton D. Weiss, MD Eric Werner, MD Charles Wilkes, MD Judith V. Williams, MD Elizabeth Yeu, MD Richard Zweifler, MD

Physicians listed in bold practice with EVMS Medical Group

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An APP-le a day… Mobile medical apps give new meaning to the old adage. BY TRICIA PEARSALL | ILLUSTRATION BY MARK ALLEN MILLER

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MAGINE WAKING UP ONE MORNING FEELING

pretty dreadful, with an aching heaviness in your chest. You go straight to your smartphone and send a voice text alert to your doctor. Using your heart monitoring/electrocardiogram app, you place two fingers on the special pads on the back of your phone for 30 seconds, then email the measurements to your physician. Then you measure other vitals—temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, maybe even blood glucose levels using yet another medical app, and you send that information on as well. In less than 10 minutes, your physician pulls an Obi-Wan Kenobi, holographing before you in your kitchen or bedroom, and gives you an immediate diagnosis, soothing comfort (maybe) and instructions on how to proceed. If he needs to prescribe a drug, he consults his Epocrates or UpToDate app to make certain the drug he’s ordering doesn’t interact with others you may be taking. Using yet another secure app, he contacts the pharmacy. This entire scenario takes less than 20 minutes, and you never leave your bedroom. No expensive tests with results coming maybe next week. No trip to the emergency room for a battery of tests (unless necessary). No “Our next available appointment is in two months.” No “We can’t see you without a referral.” No “Can it wait until Monday morning? We’re short staffed.” Does this sound a smidgeon sci-fi? Not by much. Did you know there are currently approximately 43,700 health or medical apps available via Apple’s App Store? (So says the Connecticut-based IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.) The Mango Health app reminds you to take your pills and gives advice on drug interaction. Using the CliniCam app, medical practitioners can take clinical images and send them directly to your secure electronic medical record for review. The iScrub app reminds hospital employees to, well, be hand-hygiene vigilant. The Happy Tracker app keeps a tally of your positive emotions, and the Maybe Baby app provides handy fertility and ovulation diaries and can even predict a baby’s gender. There seems to be an app for everything, from nutrition and exercise to sex and porn addiction, and breast augmentation. So far, the FDA has sanctioned around 100 mobile medical apps ranging from those that measure or monitor your heart, blood pressure or blood glucose levels to those that perform ultrasounds and share imaging results. There is even an app that aids doctors in knee and hip replacement surgery—an iPod Touch 3D navigation system helps to pinpoint the exact location for the implant. It’s like Google Street View for joints! Every day, more apps become available that let consumers take health matters into their own hands. Most are free downloads or cost less than the prescription for an antibiotic. So is this medical app explosion a 2013-14 thing, or is it a paradigm shift in how medicine will be practiced? I’m thinking paradigm shift. In a recent interview on NBC’s Rock Center, California’s Scripps Clinic’s reknowned cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol says these days he prescribes more apps than medicine. But if much of the routine, yet essential monitoring and screening, is transferred to patients and their smartphones, then how will the patient’s testing acumen and accuracy be verified? Will patients then have to carry their own malpractice insurance? As far as being in touch with your doctor 24/7 goes, if you’re one of the nine million members of the healthcare consortium, Kaiser Permanente, you already have access to a specially-designed app for emailing the doctor, making appointments, viewing

Every day, more apps become available that let consumers take health matters into their own hands.

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lab test results, storing health records and refilling prescriptions. And the holographic phone? IBM predicts there will be one on the market by 2015. As a kid, I remember Dr. Knox coming to our house carrying his little black bag. He’d sit beside my bed, pull out his stethoscope, warm the metal between his hands, check my breathing and heart rate, take his otoscope out of a little flat box, then screw the tip on the flashlight-like base and look inside both of my ears. He’d finish off the exam holding my tongue down with a wooden stick, and I’d say, “Ahhh.” Before he got up to leave, he’d take a sucker out of his pocket and leave it on the bedcovers. Those days are gone. Recently, wearing a hospital gown for a routine colonoscopy and prepped for the procedure, I met the gastroenterologist who was performing the test, for the first time. For about 45 seconds, he mumbled some sour, low decibel words that I don’t remember. Needless to say, I wouldn’t recognize him if he were the only person in a room. So much for a comforting bedside manner. Frankly, a talk with Siri would have been more reassuring.

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Congratulations to those honored as Best Doctors!

EVMS Medical Group values all of our physicians who each live our mission of patient-centered quality healthcare. DERMATOPATHOLOGY:

ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM:

ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM:

FAMILY MEDICINE:

FAMILY MEDICINE:

GERIATRIC MEDICINE:

GERIATRIC MEDICINE:

Antoinette F. Hood, MD

Jerry L. Nadler, MD

Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD

Robert J. Newman, MD

Benjamin Eng, MD

Marissa C. Galicia-Castillo, MD

Robert M. Palmer, MD

INTERNAL MEDICINE:

INTERNAL MEDICINE:

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE:

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE: :

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE:

MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE:

OTOLARYNGOLOGY:

Mark C. Flemmer, MD

Thomas J. Manser, MD

Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD

Bonnie J. Dattel, MD

Margarita de Veciana, MD

Steven L. Warsof, MD

Joseph K. Han, MD

OTOLARYNGOLOGY:

OTOLARYNGOLOGY:

OTOLARYNGOLOGY:

OTOLARYNGOLOGY:

The knowledge to treat you better. www.evmsmedicalgroup.com Daniel W. Karakla, MD

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Stephanie A. Moody Antonio, MD

John T. Sinacori, MD

Barry Strasnick, MD

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