Three Ways to Avoid Musculoskeletal Problems for Life

Robert J. Snyder, MD As a busy Orthopaedic physician who has practiced for many years, I have treated numerous patients in my career, of all ages, genders, from all socioeconomic backgrounds and with different careers. I think it gives me a unique perspective on the issue of how to avoid some of the most common… Read more »

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part II

Joel D. Stewart, MD In Part I of this series, I discussed medical conditions and issues that weren’t orthopaedic in origin which could cause foot and ankle swelling, and I also alerted you to some of the usually experienced reasons for temporary foot and ankle edema. Today, my focus will be on the most common… Read more »

What Causes Foot and Ankle Swelling? Part I

Joel D. Stewart, MD As an orthopaedic physician who specializes in the treatment of the foot and ankle, I see many patients who come to me with swollen feet and/or ankles.  I can treat those patients for whom there is a musculoskeletal reason for the swelling, but some patients have other clinical reasons for their… Read more »

Five Prescription Drugs That May Cause Musculoskeletal Pain

Jenny L.F. Andrus, MD Most physicians weigh the risks and benefits of prescribing medications for their patients before doing so, planning that the overall benefit of the drug will far outweigh any possible side effects.  Of course, the patient has a responsibility to report any adverse effects that the drug may have to the physician… Read more »

What is the Difference Between Phreesia and the OSC Patient Portal?

That’s a great question and one we’re happy to help answer! Phreesia is OSC’s on-line patient registration system, which launched in March 2022.  It helps you to: Check-in for your next appointment Update demographic information Update insurance information Pay your copayment, coinsurance, or outstanding balance Shorten your wait time to be seen The new NextGen OSC Patient Portal is our on-line patient… Read more »

Electromedicine/Electrotherapy – Part II What is Electric Cell Stimulation or neo-GEN®?

  Robert J. Snyder, MD In the first article in this series, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson discussed the advent of electromedicine, how it has been used in the past and some of the devices that are currently used most in the field of Orthopaedics and Interventional Pain Management.  As physicians, we see firsthand the benefits that… Read more »

What is Electromedicine/Electrotherapy? Part I

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In 2022, it seems that modern medicine is inundated with devices, treatments and therapies that utilize the power of carefully modulated electric current.  You can find these in Physical Therapy or physician offices, there are devices for use in surgery and some devices that are even available to be surgically implanted… Read more »

Common Causes of Chronic Foot Arch Pain 

Joel D. Stewart, MD  Pain in the arch of the foot is a common reason for which patients seek treatment from an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist, especially when they have tried home remedies, OTC pain relievers and drug store orthotics with no relief.  In this article, I’ll discuss a few of the most common… Read more »

Congratulations to our 2022 Top Doc All-Stars!

Please join us in congratulating (l to r) – Drs. Raj N. Sureja (Interventional Pain Management), Jenny L. F. Andrus (Interventional Pain Management) and Boyd W. Haynes III (Orthopaedics – Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement) for having been recognized as Coastal Virginia Magazine’s “Top Doc” All Stars! This recognition means that these physicians were voted… Read more »

Post-Traumatic Stress – Treatment

Andrew L. Martin, PsyD This is the third article in a series ( on posttraumatic stress, or PTS. In this article, we explore how psychotherapists treat PTS. Providers begin treating PTS with a psychological evaluation or interview. Your provider needs to know you and your goals well in order to help you best. Next, your… Read more »