TPMG provides the full spectrum of spine care with the new TPMG Comprehensive Spine Center (CSC), a dedicated spine center designed to improve the efficiency, speed, and quality of treatment for patients suffering from spine pain.
Orthopedics | Spine | Sports Medicine | Foot and Ankle | Hand Posts
Carpal tunnel occurs when the largest nerve (median nerve) in the wrist is compressed. This compression can cause numbness, tingling, and even weakness.
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain and many people develop this condition at some point in their life. If tension and stress on the ligament is repeated…
With more time at home during quarantine, now is a great time to tackle that home to-do list. Working in flower beds, power-washing the driveway, or even finally taking the time to build a new piece of furniture are all great activities to start. But be careful, the possibility of an arthritic flare-up lurks for [...]
As we age, it’s crucial to stay on top of our health and recognize when there are shifts in our bodies. By identifying these shifts early on, many health risks and diseases can be treated and prevented before they become too severe. One condition that can benefit from early treatment is Dupuytren’s contracture, a hand [...]
It’s no secret that for most of us, our hands and wrists are some of the most used parts of our bodies. Our hands help us cook meals, perform jobs, and even make music and art. When our hands and wrists start to fail us, it can be debilitating. However, a specially trained surgeon can [...]
Local medical group, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), a network of over 220 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in over 75 offices across the Tidewater area, is adding a variety of physicians to Williamsburg and Newport News. The Orthopedics division is expanding with the addition of Shane McGowan, MD, and Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, [...]
By: TPMG TPMG is proud to announce the expansion of the Orthopedics division with the addition of fellowship trained spine surgeon, Shane M. McGowan, MD, in September 2019. This marks an exciting growth period for the Orthopedics division, as service offerings recently expanded with the joining of fellowship trained hand surgeon, Nicholas Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, [...]
Many of us do not expect to have aches and pains in our hands, but one condition, de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, commonly affects women more often than men. At times called “mommy’s wrist” as the condition frequently occurs in moms with newborns. However, this condition has been described widely across all genders and ages. De Quervain’s [...]
Newport News, VA, May 29, 2019 – TPMG is pleased to welcome local hand surgeon Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH, to their Orthopedics division as of June 3, 2019. Nicholas A. Smerlis, MD, FAAOS, CAQSH Dr. Smerlis is widely recognized as the premier hand surgeon in our area, and we are thrilled to have [...]