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, [...]
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Primary care providers or physicians are your partners in all aspects of health, including mental health, physical health, and emotional health. Through each phase of your life, look to your primary care provider, your go-to for medical questions, treatment, and specialist referral.
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You should expect a long-term relationship that includes trust, treatment, and accessibility.
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Having a primary care provider is essential to your health. Primary care providers will guide you in making the best, informed healthcare decisions. They learn everything about you – your medical history and your family medical history and start treatment from there.
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By: TPMG Newport News, VA, August 02, 2019 – Local medical group, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), a network of over 220 physicians and advanced clinicians in over 75 offices across the Tidewater area, is proud to announce the naming of John E. Brady, MD as Board Chair of the American Board of Family Medicine [...]
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