The knowledge to treat you better

At EVMS Family and Community Medicine we make the health and well-being of you and your loved ones our top priority. Our team of experienced healthcare professionals provides personalized and comprehensive care for patients of all ages.

Our physicians are full-time teaching faculty at EVMS. Physicians in training (residents) and medical students are an extension of our practice. This integration of our practice with EVMS residents, physicians and students enhances your care and provides an academic advantage unique to our group.

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Two convenient locations

Our providers at Ghent Family Medicine and Portsmouth Family Medicine understand the importance of building long-lasting relationships with our patients and their families. We take the time to listen to your concerns and provide individualized treatment plans that work best for you.

We offer a wide range of services including preventative care, chronic disease management, women's health, geriatric care and pediatric care.

Our locations

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Family and Community Medicine, Ghent

Hofheimer Hall
825 Fairfax Avenue, Suite 118
Norfolk, VA 23507
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Family and Community Medicine, Portsmouth

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Arts Building
3640 High Street, Suite 3B
Portsmouth, VA 23707

Our services

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Primary care and chronic diseases

We offer a variety of primary care services including routine check-ups, preventative care and immunizations. 

We also help patients manage a variety chronic diseases including diabetes, anxiety/depression, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, heart disease and obesity. 

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Our skilled physicians are experienced in many common outpatient procedures including vasectomies, IUD placement and removal, skin lesions and ingrown toenail removal.

With a referral from a doctor, we can also perform exercise treadmill tests, colonoscopies, endometrial biopsies and joint injections.

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Sports medicine

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries and treat a variety of conditions and patients at all activity levels. In addition to injury treatment, the Sports Medicine clinic physicians are experts in nutrition and weight management, injury prevention and strength and endurance training.