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Dr. Matthew Backens Opens New Practice in Edinburgh

Dr. Matthew Backens Opens New Practice in Edinburgh

July 29, 2021
Chesapeake, Virginia – Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG), a network of over 220 physicians and advanced clinicians in over 85 offices across the Tidewater area, is pleased to announce the opening of TPMG Edinburgh Family Medicine in the Chesapeake area.
A native of the area, Matthew Backens, MD practiced in the Chesapeake area for eight years before joining TPMG Holland Road Family Medicine in Virginia Beach. Now, Dr. Backens will return to the community he cherishes to found his new practice, TPMG Edinburgh Family Medicine. Dr. Backens will provide a more classical approach to family medicine, including home visits, well-baby checks, and partnering with local institutions, while also fostering innovation through telehealth visits and a streamlined approach to health care focused on tailoring his services to community need.
“We are meeting the community where they are,” said Dr. Backens.
“To me, it matters that Chesapeake is a safe and healthy place. Our goal is to wrap the service around the patient, making sure their time is spent receiving care rather than sitting in a waiting room,” Dr. Backens adds.
 Dr. Backens is a board certified family medicine physician with over a decade of experience practicing in the Tidewater area. Dr. Backens earned his undergraduate degree from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his Doctor of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk. Following medical school, Dr. Backens completed his family medicine residency at Portsmouth Family Medicine and was elected chief resident his final year. 
Dr. Backens chose to pursue a career in family medicine because it encompasses a wide variety of medical knowledge, continuous learning, and an in-depth understanding of the complex relationships between each system in the human body. As a family medicine physician, he enjoys the unique opportunity to impact his patients’ health across their lifespan. 
“Dr. Backens has always offered the highest quality of medical care,” said Mark R. Winters, MD, TPMG Southside Medical Director. He likes to make sure he remains available to his patients. “We are excited to return him to his roots. “
Dr. Backens will begin seeing patients at TPMG Edinburgh Family Medicine, located in Chesapeake, August 2, 2021.
TPMG Edinburgh Family Medicine
200 Carmichael Way, Suite 606
Chesapeake, VA 23322
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Dr. Eric Darby is a board certified urologist, a Diplomat of the American Board of Urology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Darby served as Chief of Staff at Mary Immaculate Hospital for eight years and Vice Chief for four years. He has been practicing in Newport News since 1998. 
Founded in 1992, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) includes more than 220 primary care, specialty physicians and advanced practice clinicians in more than 85 locations throughout southeastern Virginia. TPMG’s mission is to provide superior healthcare that is responsible, physician-directed, and dedicated to keeping patients best interest foremost. The TPMG medical team includes expert physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, diagnostic staff, and non-clinical staff all working together to provide consistent, compassionate, high-quality medical care. Learn more at  

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