The Doctor Is In, Riverside's thought-provoking, free lecture series at The Patrick Henry Mall

Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group

Riverside's MS Support Group

Riverside's First Steps Program, your guide to information and resources during and after pregnancy

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The Doctor Is In - And you don't need an appointment!

Vasudev G. Ananthram, M.D. Cardiologist - A Riverside Medical Group Physician
Dr. Ananthram will discuss:

Eat, Move and Lighten Up: The Keys to a Healthier Heart

This free series from Riverside continues with a look at some highly important steps you can take to help prevent or better manage heart disease. Don't miss triple board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologist Vasudev Ananthram, M.D., and his interesting and valuable discussion on topics that include:
  • Taking a low-tech but highly effective approach to a healthier heart
  • A healthy diet - what foods to eat and what to avoid
  • Physical activity: what kind, how much, how often
  • Why the benefits of diet, exercise and weight loss go beyond a healthier heart
Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 757‑585‑2209 or via email at


  Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 p.m.

Main Conference Room
Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
1500 Commonwealth Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - That's A Fact: If you feel exhausted during the day, talk to your doctor. A change in medications may help.
A valuable resource for people with Parkinson's, their families and caregivers

The Parkinson's Support group will not meet in November and December. We will be back to start the New Year on January 27, 2016, with Dr. Eric Weiner speaking on Sleep Disorders.

Please join us in January and come together with people who understand the challenges of managing PD as a patient, a family member or a caregiver.

Where:  Neurosciences Conference Room
Riverside Medical Office Building
12200 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601

Call 757-875-7880 or visit for more about the Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group. Parkinson's electronic newsletter, use the sign-up form above.

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.

MS Support
That's a Fact: Arming yourself with a solid support system of medical professionals, friends, and family can help you cope with MS. Appropriate treatment can minimize relapses and help you live each day to the fullest. Support and learning for people with MS, caregivers and families

Be sure to join us on Tuesday, November 24, for a special dinner meeting with MS Expert Speaker Dale Wilton Pcsolyar, M.D. and Patient Speaker Patricia Williams. Dr. Pcsolyar will be talking on some of the unique challenges of adapting to MS and Ms. Williams will share her inspirational story. The dinner will be held at the Newport News Marriott – City Center, 740 Town Center Drive in Newport News. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m. and the seminar will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary dinner will be provided as well as complimentary parking.

To register for the dinner meeting, please call 1‑866‑955‑9999 or go to

When: Tuesday, November 24 @ 5:30 p.m.
Where: Newport News Marriott – City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

For more information call 757-875-7880 or visit To sign up for our MS electronic newsletter, go to the sign up box at the top of this page.

Chair Yoga Class
(For both MS & Parkinson's patients)

When: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center
Newport News
Instructor: Diane McCabe
For additional information or questions, contact Diane at 757-724-7526.

Welcome to Riverside's First Steps: Your guide to information and resources

The First Steps Newsletter is 10 months of very helpful information that will guide you through pregnancy and childbirth with tips, thoughts and reminders that this is one of life's most incredible journeys.

You can receive your monthly newsletter electronically, via your email, or you can pick up a printed copy each month when you go in for your monthly appointment with your Riverside physician. Also make sure you have your copy of the First Steps Book, a helpful guide to Riverside's wide range of birthing services, special classes, plus a calendar for your doctor's appointments, checklists, labor log and other helpful tools and tips. You can also pick up the First Steps Book at your Riverside physician's office. Sign up for the First Steps Newsletter here.

Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

For more details on any of these upcoming meetings, call (757) 875-7880.


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