The Doctor Is In, Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series at The Patrick Henry Mall

Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group

Riverside's MS Support Group

Riverside's First Steps Program, your guide to information and resources during and after pregnancy

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The Doctor Is In
Wednesday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m.
Patrick Henry Mall, food court

That's A Fact: Almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer's are women. Dr. Evans will discuss:

"Alzheimer's Overview: What You Should Know about Research, Risk and Treatment."

Riverside Medical Group's free lecture series is serving up valuable health information in the food court at the Patrick Henry Mall, on the last Wednesday of each month. And the April 30th The Doctor Is In is no exception. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about a condition that affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans in 2014 - two-thirds of them women - from board-certified Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine Specialist Paul E. Evans, MD. In this lecture, Dr. Evans will discuss topics that include:
  • Alzheimer's disease and related dementias - separating myths from facts
  • Can Alzheimer be prevented or can the progression be slowed down?
  • The difference between Alzheimer's disease and age-related memory loss
  • When you should see a doctor
  • The search for answers: brain imaging and other research advancements
  • FDA approved drugs that treat Alzheimer's symptoms
  • What every care giver should know . . . and do
  • The importance of support networks
The Doctor Is In at the Patrick Henry Mall will continue on Wednesday, April 30th with Dr. Paul Evans talking on Alzheimer's Disease. The talks at the mall continue on their regularly scheduled day and time - the last Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m.

The Doctor Is In at Riverside Medical Office Building in Newport News

The Doctor Is In adds a new Focus on Women Series in Newport News. These talks will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Medical Office Building, Neurosciences Conference Room, at 12200 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News (on the Riverside Regional Medical Center Campus).

Tuesday, April 15
The Inside Story: What Every Woman Should Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Disorders of the Colon
Speaker: Dr. W. Andrew Hackworth

Tuesday, May 6
Heart Health for Women & Stroke Awareness
Speaker: Dr. Patricia A. Nahormek

The Doctor Is In at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg

The Doctor Is In also offers the Focus on Women Series lectures monthly at the main conference room at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg at 6:30 p.m. Like their counterparts in Newport News, these free lectures are presented by Riverside Medical Group physicians who share their experience and knowledge on a variety of valuable health and wellness issues.

Wednesday, March 26
Thyroid Problems in Women: How a Little Butterfly-Shaped Gland Can Affect Your Health
Speaker: Doris Quintana, MD, General Surgery

Wednesday, April 30
Uncomfortable, Rarely Mentioned and More Common Than You Think: A New Look at Genital Skin Disorders
Speaker: Beth Scharlop, MD, Gynecologist

Wednesday May 28
The Picture of Health: Diagnostic Imaging for Women
Speaker: Valentine Curran, MD, Radiologist

Wednesday June 25
Bladder Disorders: Separating the Myths from the Facts
Speaker: Roger Schultz, MD, Urologist

For more information call (757) 875-7880.

Helpful, hopeful and monthly

That's A Fact: There is evidence that exercise may hold specific benefits for people with Parkinson's in staying active and relatively limber, and improving balance and motor coordination. A valuable resource for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers

Whether you have recently received a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, have been living with it for a short time or have been managing the disease for many years your Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group offers strategies on how to deal with challenges, enhance your health and wellness and maintain your quality of life to the highest degree possible. You have the opportunity to see how your experience, while unique to your particular situation, is part of a larger world of similar circumstances and people. Simply put, you realize that you are not alone.

April's meeting will feature Julie Scott and the Riverside Rehab Services Team talking on "Improving Your Quality of Life with Parkinson's: Exercise and Mobility Tips."

When:  Our meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Upcoming Schedule:
·   Riverside Support Group meets on Wednesday, May 28
·   Riverside Support Group meets on Wednesday, June 25
·   July 23 - Annual Pot Luck Dinner
·   July 25 - 27, Parkinson's Wellness Retreat, Richmond, Virginia (for more information go to

For more information call (757) 875-7880. To sign up for our monthly Parkinson's electronic newsletter, use the sign-up form above.

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.

MS Support
Tools make life easier-and the more tools you have in your personal tool chest, the better equipped you will be to keep doing the things that are important to you. The world of assistive technology (AT) includes every tool you can imagine-from simple gadgets for home and office, to fancy electronic gizmos and complex computer systems, to mobility aids and accessible vans. Support and learning for people with MS, caregivers and families

Clare Lorio, from the Central and Eastern Virginia chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be attending our February meeting to talk about teams for the MS Walk on Saturday, April 5, starting in Newport News Park.

The MS Support Group is your chance to have a voice about your life with MS in a setting where you can feel safe, confident and understood. It's an opportunity to share your story, with all its achievements, challenges, hopes and frustrations, while you also experience new coping strategies and learn about the latest in research and treatment.

For more information call (757) 875-7880 or visit To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to

When:  Tuesday, April 22 @ 5:30P
Where:  Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Upcoming Schedule:
  Tuesday, April 22

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.

Welcome to Riverside's First Steps: Your guide to information and resources

The First Steps Newsletter is 10 months of very helpful information that will guide you through pregnancy and childbirth with tips, thoughts and reminders that this is one of life's most incredible journeys.

You can receive your monthly newsletter electronically, via your email, or you can pick up a printed copy each month when you go in for your monthly appointment with your Riverside physician. Also make sure you have your copy of the First Steps Book, a helpful guide to Riverside's wide range of birthing services, special classes, plus a calendar for your doctor's appointments, checklists, labor log and other helpful tools and tips. You can also pick up the First Steps Book at your Riverside physician's office. Sign up for the First Steps Newsletter here.

Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

For more details on any of these upcoming meetings, call (757) 875-7880.


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