The Doctor Is In, Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series in Williamsburg at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg and in Newport News 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 - And you don't need an appointment!

Join the Conversation on Active Living

Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series in Williamsburg at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. In 2016, we're focusing on active living through a FREE series of health-related community lectures presented by our expert medical staff at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg. Each lecture is presented in the main conference room at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Shahwali Arezo, M.D. Jason Bain, FNP-BC
What to Do When Your Ankle Hurts

This month we take a look at ankle pain, its causes and the range of treatment that can help people regain greater function and quality of life. If you or someone you know has ankle pain, don't miss this presentation by Robyn Vargo, D.O., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who will talk about:
  • Why it hurts--a quick look at ankle anatomy
  • What you should know about ankles and arthritis
  • The effect of injuries and normal wear and tear
  • Advances in surgical procedures including fusion and joint replacement
Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 757‑585‑2010 or via email at

WHEN:   Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:  Main Conference Room
Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Breast Cancer

On Thursday, September 29 the Previvor Series will host a discussion on breast cancer prevention with Dr. John Donohue and genetic counselor Deena Wahba. Join us at this free event to learn about the cutting-edge science fighting breast cancer.

  Colon Cancer

Back by popular demand, Dr. Brian Billings will lead a panel discussion about colon cancer prevention on Thursday, October 27. Learn more about this very preventable cancer at this free event.

All Previvor events are held 6 p.m. at
Riverside Cancer Care Center

Refreshments, Exhibits and Q&A

The Previvor event is held at the Cancer Care Center on the campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center, 12100 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601

Held at the Cancer Care Center on the campus of
Riverside Regional Medical Center, 12100 Warwick Blvd.,
Newport News, VA 23601
Riverside doctors and cancer survivors host discussions about different cancer types, risks, and treatments. For live streaming events and up-to-date information visit:

These talks will be archived on our Facebook page.
Learn more by clicking here.

Riverside is offering flu shots for those who are 14 years of age or older. Flu shots are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for flu shots at these locations and times, while supplies last.

Riverside Regional Medical Center Main Lobby
Sept. 29, 2016    |    8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Peninsula Wellness & Fitness Center
Oct. 6, 2016    |    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hampton Medical Office Building
Oct. 13, 2016    |    8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cancer Specialists of Tidewater - Chesapeake
Oct. 13, 2016    |    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg Lobby
Oct. 20, 2016    |    7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex (WISC)
Oct. 20, 2016    |    1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Riverside Shore Medical Center at Metompkin
Oct. 20, 2016    |    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Riverside Cape Charles Medical Center
Oct. 20, 2016    |    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital Dining Conference Room 1
Oct. 27, 2016    |    8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Oct. 27, 2016    |    2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

That's A Fact: The meeting on Wednesday, May 25, is on the benefits of Pet Therapy. Jane Ruehrwein and Kiy, the service dog, will join us to demonstrate how service dogs may be able to make life easier for people with PD.
A valuable resource for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers

This fall offers an abundance of educational opportunities. Start off with our regular September meeting of the Parkinson's Support group on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Then make sure to join us for the Wednesday, Oct. 26 meeting that will feature Riverside's movement disorder neurologist Jonathan Butler, Ph.d., M.D.

You also have the opportunity to hear Dr. Butler talk on the impact of exercise at the Williamsburg Landing event on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. To reserve a space for this event contact Andre Moore 757‑565‑6547 or

For more on balance, there is a free web teleconference on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. Several experts will be talking on how those with PD can improve their balance and stay of their feet. To register, go to or call 800‑223‑2732.

For our caregivers, there is a Community conversation on caring for the caregiver on Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information on this free event go to:

Spend some productive time with people who understand firsthand what you're experiencing. So please join us and come together with people who understand the challenges of managing PD as a patient, a family member or a caregiver.

When:  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

Call 757-875-7880 or visit for more about the Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group. 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
MS Support meets September 27, 2016. Our meeting on Tuesday, September 27, will feature a presentation by Allsup, a company that helps patients apply for disability.  - That's a Fact: Many individuals affected by MS may qualify for disability with Social Security if their symptoms have caused significant restriction to their functional abilities. Support and learning for people with MS, caregivers and families

Our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, will feature a presentation by Allsup, a company that helps patients apply for disability. Allsup is the nation's premier disability representation company and has specialized in disability services for over thirty years.

In addition to learning more about disability benefits, it's a good opportunity to share your story, with all its achievements, challenges, hopes and frustrations with individuals who understand the challenges of managing MS. Those who have lived with MS for a while can be a big help to newly diagnosed individuals by contributing something you know, or some coping strategy you use, that can make a significant difference in someone else's life.

When: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

For more information call 757-875-7880 or 757-534-5100 (Kim Meyers). To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to the sign up box at the top of this page.

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.


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