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What is Prolotherapy and How Does it Work?

By: James Thompson, DO
Published: March 3, 2020

A non-invasive regenerative medicine therapy practiced for nearly a century by doctors, prolotherapy has the potential to aid in the healing of numerous ailments including common sports injuries and arthritic joints.   

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy, short for proliferation therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that involves the injection of a solution into a weak or damaged area of the body in order to regenerate and repair tissue. More specifically, a small amount of solution, often dextrose (sugar), lidocaine (a commonly used local anesthetic), and sterile water mixture, is injected near painful or damaged ligaments, tendons, or joints to induce an inflammatory response. Once injected into these areas, these seemingly benign substances promote healing, which is initiated by the body. Read more

Kidney stones passing in the right kidney, showing where pain originates.

Two Williamsburg Urologists Change the Way Kidney Stones are Treated

By: Madison Bambini
Published on: February 21, 2020

Small Stones That Cause Big Problems

For those who suffer from kidney stones, finding relief as soon as possible is crucial. When you’re starting to experience symptoms, a trip to the Emergency Room (ER) may only give you slight relief before the pain returns. Two Williamsburg urologists, Geoffrey B. Kostiner, MD, and Joseph R. Habibi, MD, offer a unique approach aimed at helping patients avoid a repeat trip to the ER.

What is a Kidney Stone? How do I Know if I Have One?

Kidney stones (nephrolithiasis) are mineral deposits that form when the solutes, or the chemistry of urine, is imbalanced. These alterations allow the deposits to clump together, forming a kidney stone.

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Saturday Mammograms 2019

TPMG Imaging Offers Screening Mammogram Dates in 2020

TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers in Newport News, Williamsburg, and Hampton will offer screening mammogram appointments on four Saturdays throughout 2020. Patients will be seen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: March 14, June 6, October 17, and December 5.

Fellowship trained radiologists offer TPMG Imaging services in private, discrete, mammography suites. Screening mammograms are fully covered by all insurance carriers one time per year for patients starting at age 40. 

“With already busy schedules, it can be hard to fit in a mammogram screening. Something as important as your health should be more accessible. We hope to achieve that with our four Saturday screening dates this year,” said Janae Johnson, MD, board certified and fellowship trained breast imaging radiologist.

According to BreastCancer.org, about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. “Currently, there is no way to prevent breast cancer, so we strive to find it early when it is most treatable. Screening mammograms are the gold standard, the best first tool in the fight against breast cancer.”

Johnson recommends all women over the age of 40 receive a yearly screening mammogram. For patients with additional risk factors or a family history of breast cancer, it is recommended to begin screenings at an earlier age.

TPMG Imaging and Breast Centers are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offer 2D and 3D mammography imaging to achieve the best quality images for each patient. The facility has been awarded the title of ACR Breast Center of Excellence, which is a recognition considered to be the highest designation offered for centers that achieve excellence in imaging quality and safety. Additionally, at TPMG, all images are reviewed by a fellowship trained, board certified radiologists. 

Appointments can be made by contacting the Imaging and Breast Centers in Newport News at (757) 873-1936, Williamsburg at (757) 707-3510, Hampton at (757) 504-1170 or through a Primary Care Provider’s office.