Primary Care Doctor in Virginia Beach
Matthew Balderston, MD, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University in South Carolina. Following his undergraduate education, he earned his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk. He completed his residency training in family medicine at Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Dr. Balderston is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
With his prior military background, Dr. Balderston has acquired a diverse range of experience working as a staff physician at Incirlik Air Base Family Health Clinic in Adana, Turkey, and most recently, serving as Medical Director at Langley Air Force Base Operational Medicine Clinic. Dr. Balderston joined TPMG in 2020 after proudly completing his service commitment in the United States Air Force.
From a young age, Dr. Balderson had a passion for both science and math, which led him to study biochemistry in college. Following his undergraduate studies, he pursued a career in medicine for the opportunity to use his knowledge of science and interact with people in a meaningful way.
As a family medicine physician, he believes it is important to treat his patients holistically, taking the mind, body, and spirit into consideration. Many of the conditions that Dr. Balderston treats are influenced by multiple factors, making it important to treat the whole person, not just the body.
Dr. Balderston treats a wide range of conditions, including complex or advanced problems and nagging sports injuries. He also focuses highly on preventive care by providing his patients with the education and direction needed for healthier living and disease prevention. His special medical interests include anxiety and depression, unfortunately common conditions that often make people feel lost and alone. Dr. Balderston considers it a great privilege to help his patients struggling with these conditions find relief. He treats each patient as he would treat a family member and understands the importance of answering all questions. Dr. Balderston strives to provide his patients with the resources needed to assist them in making informed decisions along their health care journey.
Dr. Balderston has a passion for teaching and has served as a preceptor for EVMS medical students, Old Dominion University nurse practitioner students, and military program physician assistant and nurse practitioner students. He is published in a peer reviewed book and has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work in medicine.
Born and raised in the Hampton Roads area, Dr. Balderston enjoys spending time with his family and their two rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. Being active is important to him, in 2008 he competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials for swimming and in 2015 he achieved one of his goals, completing Ironman Florida. He enjoys a variety of activities including swimming, surfing, running, cycling, and hiking.
Undergraduate: Clemson University
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Residency: Family Medicine, Eglin Air Force Base
Board Certified: Family Medicine