February 2024 | Vol. 1 | Issue 40

EXCELLENCE • COMPASSION • BELONGING • DIVERSITY • PROFESSIONALISM • INNOVATION

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect on the remarkable accomplishments and valuable contributions that Black and African Americans have made throughout our nation's history. Many of these individuals have shattered barriers, conducting pioneering research, uncovering innovative treatments, and assuming leadership roles that have revolutionized the field of medicine in America.


Today, this legacy lives on through the dedicated TPMG providers and staff who are resolute in their mission to bridge the gaps of inequality in healthcare and enhance the well-being of our community by improving health outcomes.

Recent News & Announcements

TPMG Patient Recognition Week

February 1 - 7


We honor you, our patients, and thank each of you for entrusting us to care for your well-being. As your partner in health, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of our patients. You have many choices when it comes to selecting a health care provider and we are grateful for the opportunity!

Welcome, Sarah Anderson, NP-C to TPMG Urology - Newport News 


Sarah strives to enhance her patient's urological health through empathetic, innovative care. She treats various urologic conditions with a particular focus on those suffering from prostate cancer, BPH, and kidney stones. Sarah is committed to staying abreast of the latest advancements in urologic care, including cutting-edge treatments for overactive bladder, testosterone therapy, and more.


Visit Sarah's provider page to learn more.

TPMG James River Pediatrics is growing and pleased to welcome their newest team member, Paula Pittinger, FNP-C.


Paula has nearly 20 years of experience in medicine. Prior to joining TPMG, she served 16 years in emergency medicine and gastroenterology. As a provider, she strives to ensure that patients and their family members are well educated on their treatment plan. A firm believer in health promotion and disease prevention, Paula emphasizes patience and effective communication, especially while managing younger patients.


To learn more about Paula, visit her provider page.

TPMG Williamsburg Urology welcomes Rosemary Slutsky, FNP-C to the practice.


As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Rosemary is committed to providing compassionate and considerate care to patients. She firmly believes in fostering strong relationships between healthcare providers and patients, and she works diligently to develop a personalized care plan that aligns with their specific health goals. Rosemary specializes in treating a wide variety of urologic conditions, including urinary tract infections, kidney stones, prostate and bladder disorders, and female urinary incontinence among others.



Discover more about Rosemary here on her provider page.

Introducing Aquablation - a New Therapy for BPH

Advancing care for patients is paramount to TPMG urologists, Eric C. Darby, MD, FACS, and Ifeanyi J. Ani, MD. Most recently the two surgeons have introduced a new minimally invasive BioRobotics Aquablation therapy to the practice to help patients suffering from BPH. Having completed many procedures, Dr. Ani and Dr. Darby are the only two urologists within a 150-mile radius to be trained on this specific procedure.

Unlike traditional therapies, Aquablation therapy is the only advanced, minimally invasive procedure which uses a heat-free waterjet controlled by robotic technology to remove prostate tissue. It can be performed on prostates of all shapes and sizes and uses real-time ultrasound imaging, giving the surgeon a higher degree of precision while removing excess prostate tissue. Other surgeries only use a camera, which can limit the surgeon’s ability to see.

TPMG Urology - Newport News

860 Omni Boulevard, Suite 107 | Newport News, VA 23606 | Phone (757) 873-2562

It’s that time of year again – Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Best Of” Readers’ Choice Awards is here! Consider voting for a deserving TPMG office in the “Health & Beauty” section.


Voting is open now and continues until March 4th.




We appreciate everyone's support!

TPMG Advanced Care Providers (ACPs)


AT TPMG, our ACPs offer team-approached, personalized care for our communities. As licensed clinicians, our physician assistants and nurse practitioners provide greater access to in-demand services while improving efficiencies, providing routine screenings, diagnosing conditions, prescribing medications, and treating patients.


With over 240 providers practicing in 30 specialties, it's easy to find a provider near you.

February Skinceuticals Product Special


Revitalize your skincare routine with Discoloration Defense.


This powerful corrective serum is clinically proven to reduce visible discoloration, brown spots, and blemishes to give you brighter, more vibrant-looking skin in as little as two weeks. Ideal for all skin types and skin conditions.

TPMG Hampton Roads Center for Dermatology - Valerie M. Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD

Newport News (757) 232-8856 | Virginia Beach (757) 568-5423

Health and Nutrition

Vitamins and Supplements


While the use of dietary supplements, under the advice of a trained healthcare professional, can be helpful for maintaining a proper diet, they should never be used as a replacement for healthy food choices. Talk to a registered dietitian today about getting the most of your vitamins and minerals through a nutritious and balanced diet.


Our registered dietitians translate complicated nutritional information into practical recommendations, empowering you to lead a well-balanced and healthy life. For more information, contact TPMG Nutrition Services at (757) 232-8768.

Strive Sports Fitness & Sports Performance

Sticking to New Year's Resolutions



Studies show that around 80 percent of Americans give up on their New Year’s resolutions by February. While sticking to health and fitness goals can be challenging, there are ways to maximize your success and minimize your stress. The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists at TPMG Strive Fitness and Sports Performance share some helpful hints:

  1. Be Intentional - Knowing the motivation behind your fitness goals will not only push you to succeed but can also determine exactly how you achieve your goal.
  2. Put it in Writing - Writing down your goals can have an impact on their success, cementing their place in your plans and clarifying exactly what you want to achieve.
  3. Create Accountability - Find a friend or a family member who can help keep you accountable for the goals you set. Often times a friendly check-in can be the only push we need to see our goals through to completion.
  4. Be Flexible - Sometimes the goals we set for ourselves need adjustment. Staying flexible is a great way to ensure you don’t give up on your goals.
  5. Keep it Simple - Don’t try to do too much, too soon. When you’re starting an exercise plan, keeping things uncomplicated can minimize feelings of frustration and provide you with the necessary endurance to reach your goals.


Learn more about TPMG Strive Fitness & Sports Performance here, call  (757) 345-2512, or email strive@tpmgpc.com.

Provider Spotlight

Maria Guina, MD is a fellowship trained, board certified neurologist who treats all neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple sclerosis (MS), seizures, epilepsies, stroke, migraines and other types of headaches, among other neurological disorders. Her special interests include epilepsy, Women’s health, neurotoxin treatment for spasticity, and movement disorders.


Discover here what Dr. Guina wants you to know about memory loss - What is normal, when is it cause for concern, and when is it time to speak with a qualified physician?



TPMG Neurology at Williamsburg

12720 McManus Boulevard, Suite 101 | Newport News, VA 23602 | (757) 872-9797

Featured Blog

Focusing on ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment


Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children and, more recently, affecting adults. According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 8.4 percent (more than 6 million) of children and 2.5 percent of adults have ADHD. Diagnosing ADHD means access to treatment and a greater understanding of your symptoms and limitations.  


Learn more here about testing and treatment for ADHD.

Read more blogs from our providers, staff, and medical experts here.

Accepting New Patients

Zachary Rasor, DPM, FACFAS is accepting new patients.



As a board certified foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rasor treats a variety of lower extremity conditions including severe fractures, chronic deformities, including Charcot, arthritis and tendonitis, ulcers, and ingrown nails. He offers the full spectrum of podiatric care to adults of all ages and treats minor skin and nail conditions for the podiatric population. Dr. Rasor finds great reward in the ability to bring life-changing care to patients who suffer from congenital or acquired deformities through cutting-edge reconstructive surgeries.


Learn more about Dr. Rasor here on his provider page.



TPMG Foot and Ankle

4421 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 114 | Virginia Beach, VA 23462 | (757) 963-7676


TPMG Orthopedics

5424 Discovery Park Boulevard, Building B, Suite 105 | Williamsburg, VA 23188

At TPMG, we have over 240 primary care, specialty physicians, and advanced practice clinicians who are working every day to help you maintain optimal health.


To see all TPMG providers who are currently accepting new patients:

  • Visit our Find a Provider page.
  • Check the box labeled Accepting New Patients.

For questions related to insurance, visit our website for a comprehensive list of accepted insurance carrier plans. Please call the office you are inquiring about, as not all TPMG physicians participate in the list of plans featured on our website. It is up to each office location as to which insurance plans they accept.

Patient Portal Communication

The Patient Portal is free, simple, and secure. Enroll today!

The Patient Portal gives you access to:


  • View lab results quickly
  • Send secure messages to your provider
  • Schedule or change your appointment
  • Request a prescription refill
  • Access test results


Click here for more details and to enroll.

Recognizing Excellence

The Beacon Award is a TPMG employee appreciation program that rewards and celebrates staff members who demonstrate an exceptional level of skill, care, and passion for the meaningful work done with, and for, our patients every day.


The staff members you see below recently received this award for providing excellent care and customer service to patients, providers, and fellow coworkers.

Lisa

TPMG Lung and Sleep Specialists

at Williamsburg

Heather

TPMG Clinical Research Division -

Newport News

Did you know that you can recognize a TPMG employee for outstanding work and excellence? If you have had a great experience with a TPMG employee and believe they deserve to be recognized, please consider nominating them for the TPMG Beacon Award by clicking here. It is quick and easy, and you might just make someone's day!

Career Opportunities

By becoming a part of the TPMG team, you have the opportunity to provide care to patients in the Hampton Roads and surrounding areas. Our mission is to deliver exceptional medical care to every patient at a competitive cost, to improve the health of our communities, and to provide a premier work experience for our employees and physicians.


Visit our career page for clinical and non-clinical job opportunities and see if TPMG is a fit for you!

Videographer and Photographer

TPMG Marketing Team


The ideal candidate has experience using video editing software, video and photography equipment, lights, sound, and frame composition and presents a complete, polished project on a deadline. Candidates with scriptwriting, interviewing, and graphic design skills are preferred.


Learn more about this position and apply here.

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