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Bradley J. Touchet, M.D. is the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He joined the residency program as an associate director in April 2011. He is originally from Louisiana and came to Riverside from LSU Family Medicine Residency in Alexandria, Louisiana where he was on the faculty for 8 years. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with his medical degree and then attended In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma until 1997. He spent four years in the US Air Force after residency training. He is married to Sarah Munday Touchet and is blessed with four children who are homeschooled.
Joy N. Elliott, D.O. is the Director of the Osteopathic Recognition Program. Dr. Elliott received her D.O. degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia where she also completed an OMM teaching fellowship. She did her residency training with the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005, where she served as Chief Resident. Prior to joining our program in 2006, Dr. Elliott spent a year in Blacksburg, VA on the faculty at VCOM. Dr. Elliott and her husband enjoy spending time with their 3 daughters.
Charles O. Frazier, M.D. received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Charleston Naval Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was chief resident 1991-92. After his residency, he and his wife Lisa went to Newport, Rhode Island, where he completed his obligation to the Navy in September 1994. He joined our program in October 1994 and became Director in October of 1997. In September 2003, Dr. Frazier became Director of Medical Informatics for Riverside Health System. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer for Riverside Health System, and is still active with the residency program. Dr. Frazier’s wife Lisa is a Pharm. D. They have three sons, Evan, Cole, and Bryce.
Stacey Hinderliter MD FAAP serves as Pediatric Faculty for the Residency. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was trained in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and in Neonatology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. She worked as a neonatologist and pediatric consultant for a maternal addiction program in Pittsburgh, Pa. before moving to VA in 1992 with her family. After a short time as a full-time “mom”, she returned to medicine working for the Central Virginia Health District. In 2006, she joined Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency as full time faculty. In 2015, she moved to Hampton Roads to work at Riverside. She enjoys teaching residents and students in the Pediatrics office at Brentwood. Her office projects have included using fluoride varnish during well child visits to prevent early dental caries, pediatric obesity prevention and treatment, and office management of mental health problems in children. She is a staunch supporter of immunizations for all ages. She lives in Carrollton VA with her husband Jim.
Jacob E. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Jones received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland and completed his Family Medicine training at York Hospital in York, Pa. He worked as a medical epidemiologist with the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the CDC, then served at the state and local level and as a rural primary care provider with the Public Health Service prior to joining us. He and his wife Barbara have 3 daughters.
Jon J. Kaminer, M.D. is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Kaminer received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia and completed his residency training in the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1999. Dr. Kaminer worked at the Riverside Express Care prior to joining the program in July 2000. Dr. Kaminer’s wife Kim, is a local Emergency Room physician. They have two sons, Jacob and Brandon, and one daughter Taylor.
Jeffrey A. Kaye, LCSW, LSATP is our Behavioral Science faculty member. Mr. Kaye received his Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University in 1984 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University in 1979. Mr. Kaye has over 40 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy and substance abuse services as well as consultation and training services in the healthcare and business environment. Mr. Kaye is married to Joy Cipriano, Director of Property and Resource Development for the local Community Services Board. They have two sons, Aaron and Joshua.
Beth Klug, M.D. earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also received a Master of Science in biomedical sciences. A graduate of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency and former Chief Resident, Dr. Klug worked as a hospitalist at Riverside Regional Medical Center before returning to the program as an Associate Director. Her volunteer work has included admissions interviewing and tutoring for EVMS, crisis pregnancy outreach ministry, command ombudsman for the U.S. Navy, and international mission trips. Dr. Klug and her husband, Mark, have 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Michael R. Lustig, M.D. is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lustig received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency training at the Harrisburg Family Medicine Residency Program in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he was chief resident 1989-90. He has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine from the ABFM. Dr. Lustig joined the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1991. Dr. Lustig’s wife, Dr. Dana Bachtell, is also a board-certified family practitioner and works in Hampton. They have a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Drew.
Saunora Prom, D.O. received his osteopathic medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency training at Riverside Family Medicine. He then went on to complete two fellowships in Neuro-musculoskeletal Medicine at UNDMJ and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Tech. He teaches in the Osteopathic Continuity Clinic. His wife Lesli is a physical therapist and they reside in Suffolk.
Patricia Geyer Wessler, M.D. is a graduate of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency. She is an alumnus of The College of William and Mary and earned her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 from VCU/MCV in Richmond, VA. She began her family medicine training at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL but was relocated after Hurricane Katrina to the Newport News area where she completed her residency with Riverside in 2007. After residency, she moved with her family to the Washington DC area where she worked part-time in private practice and volunteered in an indigent clinic in Montgomery County, MD. Dr. Wessler has returned to the program as an Associate Director since April 2011. She is married to Jacob, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Air Force at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, and they have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth.
Verneeta Williams, M.D., FAAFP is an Associate Director of the residency program. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia, completed her Family Medicine training at the Lancaster General Hospital Residency Program in Lancaster Pennsylvania, and completed a two-year fellowship in Obstetrics at the University of Tennessee – Memphis. Dr. Williams joined our residency program in August 1999. While she is an absolute OB machine, she is also a musician playing the keyboard and organ, and plays the harp at weddings, church functions, and special events. She is the Minister of Music at her church and has even played the drums and bongos! She has been blessed with two adventurous sons, Noah and Daniel!
In Memoriam (1926-2020)
G. Stanley (“Stan”) Mitchell, Jr. M.D. was the Founding Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1954. He was Board Certified in Family Medicine as a charter member and charter fellow of the American Board of Family Practice. He combined his love of Family Medicine and his love of teaching as Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program from its inception in 1971 until January 1991, when he became Director of Geriatrics for the Residency Program. Dr. Mitchell retired January 1995. Each year since 1978 graduating residents have selected a member of their class to receive the G.S. Mitchell Jr. Spirit of Family Medicine Award, considered the highest honor that the program bestows.