Who We Are
Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) is a physician-owned, physician-led multispecialty group. Our team of expert physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, diagnostic staff, and non-clinical staff all work together to provide consistent, compassionate, high-quality medical care. We pride ourselves on being patient-friendly and dedicated to helping you maintain optimal health.
From preventative care through in-house testing and treatment, we make healthcare what it should be because you are our reason. We work tirelessly to research and invest in new state-of-the-art technology to perform the best medical treatments. We also conduct clinical research trials to investigate and help alleviate long-term medical conditions affecting our patients. At TPMG, we are providing care like never before. We welcome you, your family, and your friends to visit our group.
Established in 1992, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group, formerly Tidewater Primary Care Physicians, P.C., started as a small group of family medicine physicians with the vision of physician-led, affordable health care. Since TPMG’s founding, we have expanded into a successful and unique health care model with more than 220 primary care, specialty physicians, and advanced practice clinicians who provide care to patients throughout Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia.
As we continue to grow, we will remain committed to improving the health outcomes of our communities and delivering high-quality care at a competitive cost. We appreciate your confidence in us, and we feel privileged to serve you. Learn more about our history here.
As a vibrant and growing physician-directed multispecialty group, our mission is to deliver exceptional medical care to every patient, to improve the health outcomes of our communities, and to provide a premier work experience for our employees and physicians.
Our vision is to be a transformational leader in healthcare delivery, providing solutions to improve the future of medicine, while creating sustainable value for our stakeholders and shareholders.
At TPMG, we are guided by a set of core values that define all that we do:
We are inspired to be the best at all we do. We provide the best healthcare by employing exceptional individuals who share our vision, mission, and values.
We care about the well-being of our patients and each other. We approach every interaction with empathy and understanding.
Through teamwork and collaboration, we work to create a welcoming and inclusive environment, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We share a commitment to making a positive difference every day for our patients, our employees, and our communities.
We are enriched by the diverse perspective of our employees, who come from many backgrounds and have various world views. At all levels of the organization, we value diversity.
We adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. Every TPMG employee is accountable for their actions and expected to act with honesty and integrity.
We are healthcare leaders committed to utilizing the latest practices and technology to skillfully guide patients toward their best health.
What Does This Mean?
Our mission, vision, and values play a key role in shaping TPMG for the future. We are always working to instill these values into the spirit of the group. TPMG manages multiple initiatives dedicated to upholding our mission, vision, and values and bringing TPMG into the future.
In 2020, we pushed to increase and invest in an inclusive workspace through our Diversity Initiative. A team of dedicated TPMG professionals worked together to research and rejuvenate our company. Using surveys, outside consultants, leadership, and creativity, we devised several strategies, including an EthicsPoint hotline, where employees can disclose sensitive workplace issues. Other strategies included new training options, goal setting, more effective communication, a new set of core values, and an updated mission and vision statement to reflect TPMG’s growth and future development.
In 2021, our new mission, vision, and values were announced. To ensure they were efficiently integrated into TPMG’s framework and future, TPMG formed two advisory committees. The Culture Committee strives to make employee and patient experiences reflect the spirit of TPMG for us and our community. The Diversity Committee endeavors to make all TPMG spaces inclusive and welcoming for our patients and our employees through multiple integration initiatives.
Upholding our mission, vision, and values is paramount to the continued success and growth of our group. We invite our community to come and experience the heart of TPMG.
Tidewater Primary Care Physicians (TPCP) was formed
Tidewater Primary Care Physicians, P.C., was formed with four primary care medical groups in Newport News, Hampton, and Yorktown, Virginia. This photo displays the founding fathers of TPMG from left to right: Steve Norfleet, MD, Fred Robinson, MD, Joe Ward, MD, John Bryant, MD (Founding President), Bill Watson, MD, and Web Jones, MD.
The group changed its name to Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group due to the addition of General Surgery as our first specialty
Tidewater Primary Care Physicians (TPCP) officially became Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG). The group that started with four primary care groups has now expanded throughout the Hampton Roads area and southeastern Virginia to include more than 85 locations and over 220 providers.
TPMG began conducting clinical research trials
The TPMG Clinical Research Division has more than 60 years of combined experience in leading, co-investigating, and coordinating clinical research trials for a wide range of conditions and diseases including asthma, COPD, Crohn’s disease, COVID-19 and more.
TPMG partnered with PhyCor Management Group
TPMG’s partnership with PhyCor Management Group facilitated shared management services to create physician networks and medical clinics.
TPMG Central Lab Opens
TPMG opens a high complexity clinical laboratory and its first imaging center.
TPMG became independent following partnership with PhyCor Management Group
In order to preserve the vision of a physician-directed multi-specialty group, TPMG separated from PhyCor Management Group to pursue an independent multi-specialty organization. Founding members believed this would allow physicians to deliver quality medical care to our local communities.
The first edition of Vital Signs was released
Vital Signs is TPMG’s ongoing employee newsletter which keeps staff up-to-date on the multitude of events, awards, and other exciting developments from our organization.
TPMG’s first medical center was introduced
Tidewater Medical Center in Newport News became TPMG’s first medical center.
NextGen Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system was implemented
The new system created an integrated and innovative platform for physicians to connect with patients and provide even greater patient care, creating documents and letters for providers, managing prescriptions and clinical images, offering patient education, and ensuring a secure exchange of data.
Mobile MRIs were added
Mobile MRIs allow TPMG to serve a larger patient population, increasing appointment availability and scanner access.
TPMG’s New Town Center Hub opened
TPMG opened a Williamsburg hub location for multiple practices in an effort to provide access to patients across all areas of Hampton Roads.
TPMG added its first physical therapy location
STRIVE Fitness and Sports Performance began offering physical therapy services at TPMG's New Town Center Hub.
TPMG became an accredited Breast Center (ACR Breast Center of Excellence)
TPMG Imaging and Breast Center earned the prestigious designation of “Breast Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology. This distinction reflects the rigorous standard of our imaging procedures and technology.
Tidewater Accountable Care Organization was formed
Tidewater Accountable Care Organization (TACO) is a Shared Savings Program that provides Medicare beneficiaries access to high-quality, coordinated care.
TPMG New Town Center Hub expands
Our Williamsburg hub added a second building, expanding our location and increasing the services we offer to our Williamsburg patients, including the opening of TPMG Procedure Suite which offers outpatient procedures for several specialties.
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Protocol was developed
Dr. Lisa Coleman developed new protocol to improve the length of hospital stays and patient outcomes at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
New technology added to our Imaging and Breast Centers
Williamsburg Imaging Center added fixed CT and fixed MRI, Hampton Imaging Center started performing mammograms, and Newport News Imaging Center added fixed MRI.
TPMG is awarded a grant by March of Dimes and Anthem to support CenteringPregnancy
CenteringPregnancy is a group prenatal care model that provides invaluable education to expectant mothers. TPMG Obstetrics & Gynecology is the only practice to offer this service to patients on the Peninsula. The grant is part of the March of Dime's efforts to fight for the health of all moms and babies by reducing premature births and improving maternal and infant health.
TPMG Tidewater Medical Center gained cutting-edge imaging technology
The TPMG Procedure Suite in Williamsburg acquired a new piece of imaging equipment, the OEC 9800 C-arm. This advanced technology allows TPMG physicians to perform a variety of imaging tests including arthrograms, a radiological test used in conjunction with an MRI to better diagnose patients with joint conditions.
TPMG partnered with InteliChart to create our patient portal
TPMG’s patient portal helps you stay connected with your provider, request prescription refills, access your test results, manage your appointments, and more. Our patient portal provides patients greater access to their providers with convenient mobile and desktop accessibility in a safe and secure platform.
TPMG forms the Comprehensive Spine Center
The TPMG Comprehensive Spine Center encompasses some of our finest Orthopedic Sports Medicine specialists, Pain Management specialists, and renowned spine specialists. The Comprehensive Spine Center offers a full spectrum of spine care designed to improve the efficiency, speed, and quality of treatment for those suffering from spinal pain or injury.
TPMG Offers Virtual Health Visits
Utilizing the OTTO Health Virtual Visit platform, TPMG is able to provide even greater access to patient care. We continue to care for patient with extra telemedicine services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our patients' safety is of the utmost importance.
TPMG Virginia Beach Hub opens
TPMG opened a new medical center on Virginia Beach Boulevard, comprised of multiple practices, in an effort to expand the services we offer to more citizens of Hampton Roads