Ophthalmology

Interventional Pain Treatment Center

Mission Statement:
Enhance function and decrease the need for pain medication through interventional procedures.

Medications/Opioids:

Dr. Dawson is not accepting patients whose sole desire is an opioid refill.

Our office uses the Virginia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in order to monitor and reduce the risk of prescription drug misuse. Patients showing misuse of medication(s) or attempts of refills by numerous physicians will be discharged from our practice.


Specializing in: Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica

Conditions Treated:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bursitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain (Knee, Shoulder, Hip)
  • Neck Pain
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tendonitis (Knee, Shoulder, Elbow)

Interventional Procedures:

  • Epidurals
  • Facet Joint Block
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Injections (Knee, Shoulder, Hip)
  • Medial Branch Block
  • Prolotherapy
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator
  • Trigger Point Injection

Atlantic Coast Family Medicine

TPMG Atlantic Coast Family Medicine patients are cared for by appointment. If you require same-day medical attention, please call early in the day to schedule.

Please request prescription refills during your regular appointment with your physician, or ask your pharmacist to fax us your refill request. Please allow 24 hours for us to process your request after we receive it from your pharmacy.

Please request referrals during your appointment and allow 2-3 business days for us to process your request with your insurance carrier.

If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please call our office manager. If you have any concerns about your insurance, please contact your insurance carrier.

 

Ophthalmology

Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Department at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group seeks to conduct clinical research following the highest standards of care. We are currently enrolling patients in studies that address coronary artery disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease, and asthma and welcome patient inquiries.

Notice: Per National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirements, TPMG Clinical Research Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) policy is available upon request.

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Imaging and Breast Center – Newport News

The TPMG Imaging and Breast Center has been serving patients in Newport News and surrounding areas since 1996 and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of compassionate and individualized patient care while utilizing the most appropriate level of technology to obtain superior diagnostic images.

ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

TPMG Imaging and Breast Center is proud to have received accreditation from the American College of Radiology.

ACR Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging and assures patients the highest level of image quality and safety for equipment, medical personnel, and quality assurance.

 

The Imaging and Breast Center also offers a wide range of advantages including:

  • Same-day appointments for patients with immediate needs
  • Flexible scheduling, including evening appointments
  • Courier service for pick-up and return of prior films
  • Written reports faxed or mailed
  • Lower cost alternative to inpatient facilty charges
  • Global billing (one bill) from TPMG for technical and professional services
  • Knowledgeable, experienced, and certified radiologists and radiological technologists
Luciana D. Bester, MD

Luciana D. Bester, MD

Luciana D. Bester, MD was born and raised in the Hampton Roads area and is excited to be practicing medicine in her hometown of Virginia Beach. She received her Bachelor of Science at Old Dominion University and her Doctor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her Family Medicine Residency training at VCU/Riverside Family Medicine in Newport News, Virginia.

Dr. Bester is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physician and the American Medical Association. Her clinical interests include pediatrics (including infant and adolescent care), women’s health, preventive medicine, management of chronic diseases, and family-centered care.

Outside of work, Dr. Bester enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, going to outdoor festivals, taking photographs, seeing Broadway shows, and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and travelling to tropical locations, historical sites, and Disney World.

Dr. Bester joined TPMG Holland Road Family Medicine in 2017 and is accepting new patients. She welcomes you to contact the office to reserve your appointment today.