Family Medicine Physician in Virginia Beach
Matthew V. Backens, MD, is a board certified family medicine physician with over a decade of experience in family medicine. As a well-known physician in Chesapeake, Dr. Backens joins TPMG Holland Road Family Medicine in Virginia Beach. His special interests include children’s health, sports medicine, and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Backens earned his undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, graduating magna cum laude. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk. Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Backens completed his family medicine residency at Portsmouth Family Medicine.
Dr. Backens chose to pursue a career in family medicine as it encompasses a wide variety of medical knowledge, continuous learning, and in-depth understanding of the complex relationship between each system in the human body. He enjoys practicing family medicine for the unique opportunity to impact the health of an individual over their lifespan.
With years of experience in family medicine, Dr. Backens offers a variety of services including general medical examinations, sports physicals, cardiovascular disease and prevention, and asthma related conditions.
Dr. Backens is devoted to building trusted relationships with his patients and believes patient care includes not only medical history, but all areas of the patient’s life. He continues to encourage his patients to take an active role in their health as he seeks to deliver the highest quality care.
Dr. Backens is an active member of numerous professional organizations and currently serves as Chief of the Family Medicine Department at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He is also a member of the Virginia Academy of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Medicine. He is well-respected in his field and has been honored as a Coastal Virginia Magazine “Top Doc” for consecutive years, as voted by his peers in the Hampton Roads community.
In his free time, Dr. Backens enjoys spending time with his family swimming, hiking, and playing a friendly game of basketball. A native to the Hampton Roads area, he loves the numerous cultural and historical sites throughout the area. He is an active member of his church and has coached YMCA basketball for several years.
Dr. Backens joined TPMG Holland Road Family Medicine in 2019.
Undergraduate: Christopher Newport University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Family Medicine, Portsmouth Family Medicine
Board Certified: Family Medicine
HONORS & AWARDS
2020 Virginia Living Magazine "Top Doctor"
2019 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc"