Hospital and Diagnostic Services

Assisted Living
(804) 313-2400

Magnolia Manor is an assisted living facility located on the grounds of The Orchard, Riverside’s long-term care facility in Warsaw. Private suites, spacious dining areas, nutritious snacks, and friendly faces make Magnolia Manor a wonderful place to call home. Assisted living is the perfect environment for individuals who need a little assistance yet do not require the more intensive care provided in a convalescent center. Residents may furnish their apartment with treasures from the past or enjoy the comfortable furnishings provided by the Center. With three meals a day in a restaurant style dining room, nursing staff to administer medications help with daily tasks, housekeeping services, and delightful recreational activities, residents may wonder why they didn't’ move here sooner. For more information, click the link above.

Bone Densitometry
Osteoporosis Screening
(804) 443-6044

Half of all women over the age of 50 will be diagnosed with osteoporosis-the gradual loss of calcium that causes bones to be frail and more likely to break. There are no symptoms associated with Osteoporosis but the disease is responsible for over 1.5 million painful bone fractures a year.

At Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, we’re using the latest tool to detect osteoporosis--the GE DEXA Scan. The test takes approximately 15-20 minutes and is completely painless. The current recommendation for bone density testing includes any woman over the age of 60, OR postmenopausal women over the age of 50 with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Previously diagnosed with bone loss
  • Currently taking medication that can cause bone loss
  • Prior bone fracture without trauma
  • Family history of osteoporosis
  • Loss of height
  • Tobacco use

At the time of your DEXA scan, we recommend you:

  • Wear comfortable clothing (no metal objects)
  • Do not take calcium within 24 hours of the scan.
  • Do not have any contrast studies 72 hours prior to the scan.

There are medications available that both treat and prevent osteoporosis once it is detected.
Bone densitometry is the most accurate way of determining bone loss or osteoporosis.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Radiology Department
618 Hospital Road, Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-6044

Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Therapy Services
(804) 443-6158

Services are provided to patients with chronic and acute disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. These services are rendered to all age groups while the majority of patients come from the adult and elderly populations. Outpatient services provided include: EKGs, pulmonary function testing, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gas testing, holter monitoring.

Diagnostic Cardiology
(804) 443-6044

A full range of state-of-the-art cardiac procedures are available at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.

  • Echocardiography (diagnostic, stress)
  • Diagnostic Stress Testing both exercise and pharmacological
  • Nuclear Scanning, both resting and exercise
  • Noninvasive vascular studies

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and the physicians of Virginia Cardiovascular Services of Richmond work together to provide the community expert cardiology services 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

To schedule an appointment call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

Emergency Services
(804) 443-6000

The Emergency Department is an area of the hospital specially designed to treat patients who need immediate medical care and cannot wait to be seen by a private physician. Our 24-hour emergency room is staffed by board-certified physicians, specialty trained nurses and other healthcare professionals and sees over 20,000 patients a year. Comprehensive emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the support of a wide variety of specialists on-call to meet patient needs.

Gastrointestinal Disorders
(804) 443-6020

At Riverside, we’re able to offer our community several options for diagnosing and treating a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders.

Pill Cam
Capsule Endoscopy, commonly referred to as Pill Cam allows physicians to see the entire 21 feet of the small intestine. Pill Cam is a disposable miniature video camera concealed in a capsule the patient swallows, which then passes through the digestive tract. Pill Cam technology is currently available at Riverside Tappahannock Surgical Associates. For more information, call (804) 443-6232.

Endoscopy
A thin, flexible tube called an endoscope is inserted through the mouth and esophagus into the upper GI tract. It is used to view the interior of the stomach and small intestine to detect reflux, GERD or other abnormalities and obtain tissue samples for analysis.

Colonoscopy
A longer flexible tube is used to visualize the entire colon, remove polyps, and diagnose colon cancer.

Manometry
Esophageal manometry measures pressure within the esophagus. Your doctor may recommend this test to determine if a swallowing problem is due to improperly working muscles in your esophagus. Manometry is performed by Dr. Gregg Valenzuela, board-certified Gastroenterologist.

GoldenClub
(757) 856-7010
Welcome to GoldenClub, Riverside's new and improved membership program for adults.

GoldenClub is designed to offer you all the services and amenities that will make your goal of an exciting, full life a reality. Benefits include medical, educational, social and active wellness opportunities. Membership is completely free, and it takes just a few minutes to join. If you were a member of Riverside's GoldenCare program, you are automatically enrolled in GoldenClub.

As a GoldenClub member, you can enjoy exclusive events and benefits, including:

Riverside Senior Care Navigation

  • Free information and referrals to community resources
  • Concierge service for Riverside appointments
  • Coordination of care and services to meet all of your aging-related health needs

News and Publications

  • Semi-annual publication mailed to your home
  • Monthly e-newsletter with calendar of events - must provide email address
  • Educational seminars and health and wellness checks
  • Support groups
  • Invitations to special members-only events

Discounts and Specialized Services

  • Affordable assisted door-to-door medical transportation to Riverside facilities
  • File of Life and prescription information MediCard
  • Free notary service (by appointment)
  • Discounts and special offers

Featured Offer: $3/month discount off Silver Membership at Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers. Please call for details.

Active Wellness

  • Free fitness days for GoldenClub members at Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers
  • Two weeks of free membership to Riverside Wellness & Fitness Centers and $15 off joining fee if you join
  • Fitness assessment with exercise specialist (discounted fee applies)

Our vast experience and resources help provide you with the information, services and amenities that will actually enhance your lifestyle. Riverside makes it easier for you to live life to the fullest!

For more information, call (757) 856-7010. Click to join GoldenClub now.

Home Health Care
(804) 443-6276

Home care is now often recommended the most appropriate for medical care. Riverside Tappahannock Home Health Agency provides skilled nursing, physical therapy,occupational therapy, home health aides, and medical socialworkers all in the patient’s home. Home tele-monitoring, instruction in disease management including certified diabetes education, wound care, intravenous antibiotic and chemotherapy are among services provided by Riverside Home Health.

Hospice Care
(804) 443-6130

Riverside Hospice provides supportive care to people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. In the last stages of an illness, the focus changes from an emphasis on “cure” to an emphasis on “quality of life.” Riverside Hospice provides care in the patient’s home and focuses on pain and symptom management, so that the patient’s last days may be spent with family and friends and with dignity. Family members, care-givers and significant others are very important in the Hospice Philosophy and are provided with support and care during and after the patient’s illness. The Hospice team provides physical, social, spiritual and emotional care during the last stages of illness, during the dying process and during bereavement.

Infusion Center (Chemotherapy)
(804) 443-6137

With the guidance of your physician, the registered oncology nurse at the Infusion Center can perform the following procedures:

  • Chemotherapy
  • IV therapy
  • Antibiotic therapy injections
  • Hydration therapy
  • Blood transfusions
  • Therapeutic phlebotomies
  • Portacath line care management

Inpatient Care
(804) 443-3311

Medical/Surgical
Sixty (60) bed capability with telemetry (monitoring of heart patients) availability for 16 beds. The most frequent types of diagnoses include: cardiology (heart attack, congestive heart failure), pulmonary (pneumonia, chronic lung disease), diabetes, orthopedic surgery, gynecological surgery, urological surgery, gastrointestinal surgeries and procedures, respite care and pediatrics.

Intensive Care
The seven (7) bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) provides specialized nursing care to critically ill patients requiring continuous and comprehensive observation and monitoring. Both the specialized equipment and higher nurse/patient ratio provide ICU patients with more intensive care than on a traditional medical unit. The unit is equipped with state-of-the-art telemedicine equipment allowing consultation from subspecialty physicians in distant locations.

Hospitalist Team
While an inpatient at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, our experienced team of board-certified physician hospitalists, will take care of your physical health, mental health and home care needs. Because they are located in the hospital, they are readily available to review progress, treat problems and communicate with you and your family.

Laboratory Services
(804) 443-6185

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital offers a full-service reference laboratory, prompt turnaround, reliable results and pathologist consultations. Services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • In-house testing
  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Transfusion services
  • Urinalysis
  • Serology
  • Other testing, not performed on-site, may be referred to Riverside Regional Medical Center or Mayo Laboratory Services.

Lifeline (Emergency Response System)
Riverside In-Home Technology

Riverside has been providing aging adults and their families with peace of mind for decades. Today, the latest in medical technology helps your loved ones stay safe and healthy in the comfort of their very own home. Riverside In-Home Technology services include:

  • Riverside Alert Personal Emergency Response System
  • Medication Dispensing Service
  • Telemonitoring Service

You can choose to use these services separately or bundled together in any combination to receive a discount.

Riverside Alert Emergency Response
Riverside Alert is a small, lightweight, waterproof device used to call for help in an emergency. The Riverside Alert Personal Help Button can be worn as a bracelet or pendant. If you experience an emergency, such as a fall or other accident, you simply press the button and an in-home "communicator" device connects to a trained Riverside Alert Monitor. The Monitor will determine and dispatch the help you need. Our Riverside Alert Monitors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Riverside Alert service also sends vital medical information while you are on the line, and if you are unable to speak, help is sent to your home immediately. You and your loved ones can feel safe and secure staying at home with the timely, expert response of the Riverside Alert system.

For more information about Riverside Alert, please call 1 (877) 287-6061.

Medication Dispensing Service
Riverside's Medication Dispensing Service ensures a 98.6% compliance average nationally (based on Philips national research data), the highest of any medication dispensing service available today. This service is available to help you take the right medications at the right time.

The dispensing unit can hold up to 60 doses of medications at one time, stored in covered pill cups. Your caregiver or a qualified Riverside home care nurse will periodically load the dispensing device, so all you need to worry about is listening for the voice announcement telling you when it's time to take your next dose. The service also has caregivers in mind—it alerts them if a dose is about to be missed and allows them to track compliance through a web-based program. This user-friendly, affordable system can save you and your loved ones from the dangerous results of missed medication and incorrect dosages.

For more information about Riverside's Medication Dispensing Service, please call 1 (877) 287-6061.

Health Telemonitoring Service
Your basic vital signs provide a brief snapshot of your current health status. They can signal the onset of adverse events and alert medical staff of the need for intervention. By using Riverside's Health Telemonitoring System, you can check your basic vital signs at home and upload them to a web-based program that is regularly monitored by our medical care team.

The devices are wireless and easy to use; you'll only spend a few minutes each day taking your measurements. If there are any unusual or potentially harmful measurements, the care team will alert your physician. Such early detection may lead to fewer doctor visits and hospital stays. You will also have peace of mind knowing that some of your most important health measurements are being monitored by experienced medical professionals.

For more information about subscribing to Riverside's Health Telemonitoring Service, please call 1 (877) 287-6061.

Safe, Simple Solutions
There is never a long-term obligation to use these services, and you do not need to purchase the equipment. You'll simply receive one consistent monthly bill for the service. Riverside In-Home Technology gives you the power to stay independent and safe exactly where you want to be: in your own home.

Lithotripsy
(804) 443-6030

Mobile lithotripsy services are available at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. Why kidney stones form in some people and not others is one of the mysteries of medical science. For most people, kidney stones begin as crystals that pass harmlessly from the body in the urine. But for others, these crystals stick together to form stones. Once they begin, the stones both stay in the kidney and continue growing or pass, causing excruciating pain.

Fortunately, those who suffer with kidney stones have new hope with lithotripsy. This technique uses high-pressure sound waves to shatter kidney stones into sand-like particles that can easily wash away through urine.

For the patient, what once involved the risks and pain of major surgery can now be accomplished on an outpatient basis, with no overnight stay.

Mammography Services
(804) 443-6044

A mammogram can detect cancerous lumps in the breast before a woman can even feel the lump. In addition to breast self-examinations, mammograms on a recommended schedule are the next line of defense against breast cancer.

When detected early, most breast cancers are very treatable. A screening mammogram is a baseline mammogram that gives your physician an idea of your current breast health. It will be used as a comparison against your next mammogram to determine any important changes. If a mammogram reveals any suspicious lumps or lesions, then you and your physician might decide that a diagnostic mammogram would be in order.

Diagnostic mammograms or breast imaging can pinpoint and help to diagnosis questionable breast masses and lesions.

When a biopsy is necessary, there are a number of alternatives. In addition to surgical biopsy, the minimally invasive technique of stereotactic biopsy is also available in our mammography suite.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

MRI (Open Bore)
(804) 443-6044

MRI is a tool used to take sectional pictures of any part of the body using a strong magnet. It is not an x-ray, but records water molecules within the body that produce radio signals. A computer compiles the information for the signals and displays an image that looks much like an x-ray. The most comfortable and sophisticated MRI experience for all types of patients is now available at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. The new open design of the MAGNETOM ESPREE accommodates all size patients and eliminates anxiety and claustrophobia. But most importantly, the power is three times greater than the conventional open MRI and assures your doctor secures the most confident diagnosis.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

myHealth eLink

myHealth eLink is a highly secure, web-based information system that helps you and your Riverside Medical Group physician team communicates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Developed by a Riverside Medical Group physician, this free resource lets you use the internet to request non-emergency services including:

  • Routine appointments
  • Prescription refills
  • Referrals to other physicians
  • Billing assistance
  • Access to your personal electronic medical record

myHealth eLink also enables you to receive your lab and other diagnostic results with complete security.

To be part of the myHealth eLink network, visit the site and register now or contact your Riverside Medical Group physician’s office.

Nursing Home Care
(804) 313-2400

Dogwood Manor, located on the grounds of The Orchard, Riverside’s long-term care facility in Warsaw, provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Residents in skilled care participate in therapeutic as well as social activities to regain their strength and independence. Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are provided to help residents meet their goals and full potential. And for persons requiring 24-hour nursing services, short and extended care is also available in our convalescent center. The resident, physician, family members and our staff work closely to develop a plan of care best suited for each person. For more information, click on the link above.

Riverside Pain Management & Rehabilitation Specialists
(804) 443-6143

Persistent, chronic and even acute pain, if left untreated, can control almost every aspect of your life. Day to day tasks, work, recreation and emotional health are gravely affected for those who suffer from pain. If you are experiencing pain and traditional pain management techniques have not been effective, you may benefit from Riverside's state-of-the-art pain management and rehabilitation program.

Areas of Expertise
Extensive, innovative and personalized care is what you deserve and can expect at the Center. Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, treatment for:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome/complex regional pain syndrome
  • Work-related injuries
  • Motor vehicle and other accidents

Services We Provide
Pain Management and Rehabilitation services are offered on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. We offer a variety of innovative interventional treatment options designed specifically for you to meet your pain-control needs. Services we provide include:

  • Epidural steroid injections/Interlaminar and transforaminal
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Hip injections
  • Knee injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Shoulder injections
  • Nerve blocks – including occipital
  • Acupuncture
  • Facet blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Bursa injection

Rehabilitative Services
Our registered physical and occupational therapists help you regain physical functionality and self-manage your condition. Riverside's rehabilitative team consists of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

State-of-the-Art Facility 
The Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center is located at 300 Mt. Clement Park. This 30,000 square foot building offers a clean state-of-the-art environment conveniently located for our community members. The building houses the latest physical therapy equipment, is spacious and allows for optimal patient privacy.

Patient Information
For your first visit, you will need:

  • Any diagnostic study reports or results.
  • A referral from your primary care physician.
  • You will be asked to complete a medical history.

We accept most major insurances.
Riverside Pain Management & Rehabilitation Center
300 Mt. Clement Drive, Suite C
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-6143

Pet Scanner
(804) 443-6044

The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is used for diagnosing certain types of cancer, seizure disorders and determining the extent of damage to the heart muscle after a heart attack. Unlike other tests such as CT scans and MRI, which shows anatomy and the structure of lesions, the PET scan shows the function of tumors or suspicious areas. Combined with CT or MRI, PET allows doctors to identify lesions and focus on suspicious areas and gives them the capability of diagnosing cancer at an earlier stage including melanoma, lymphoma, colorectal, esophageal, head and neck, and some forms of lung cancer. The PET scanner is not only used for diagnosing cancer and other diseases, but is also useful for determining the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy.

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

Physical Therapy
(804) 443-6090

The Riverside Tappahannock Physical Therapy Department provides physical therapy services for acute care, outpatient and skilled nursing units. The purpose of physical therapy is to restore function, relieve pain, promote healing and learn to adapt to a disability. The Physical Therapy Department provides services to individuals of all ages, focusing on patients 14 years and older. Conditions addressed include, but are not limited to:

  • Orthopedic disorders
  • Neurologic disorders (including stroke rehab)
  • Wound care
  • General rehabilitation
  • Pain management

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

Radiology
(804) 443-6044

The Radiology department at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital conducts a number of x-ray studies and examinations using the latest technology, including:

  • Diagnostic radiology/X-ray
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • Nuclear medicine studies/ PET
  • Mammography stereotactic biopsy
  • Vascular lab
  • Echocardiography
  • Bone densitometry
  • Open bore MRI
  • Digital mammography

To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling (800) 675-6368.

Riverside Medical Group
(804) 443-3311

The primary care and specialty physicians of Riverside Medical Group in Tappahannock are part of one of the largest and most diverse multi-specialty physician practice groups in Virginia. While their numbers assure capability and convenience for the care you need, what matters equally is the way they are connected to each other, care sites and you. Using an advanced electronic medical record, physicians take advantage of improved patient documentation and communications that speed up healthcare decisions, improve patient safety and ultimately saves lives.

By choosing a Riverside Medical Group physician, you also have access to myHealth eLink, a highly secure, FREE web-based information system that helps you and your Riverside Medical Group physician communicate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

When you choose Riverside Medical Group, you’re not just choosing a doctor; you’re choosing A Medical Home. A medical home is not a house, hospital, or building. It’s a family approach to providing healthcare.

At Riverside Medical Group, our mission is simple. We partner with our patients earning their trust by providing timely access to quality care. We deliver care by skilled and caring physicians using the latest medical technology available today. We work as a team to coordinate the services you need so you enjoy lifelong health.

To find a Riverside Medical Group physician, visit us online at www.riversideonline.com/rmg

Riverside Nurse
(800) 675-6368 Toll Free

It would be nice if we only needed medical attention from 9 to 5. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. What can you do when your child wakes up with an earache at four in the morning or you experience a persistent cough at midnight? Call Riverside Nurse, a free service of Riverside Health System available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A registered nurse specially trained in telephone triage will answer your symptom-based question and, if needed, refer you to a physician for treatment. Riverside Nurse also provides general health information and Riverside physician and service referrals.

If you are inquiring about a health related problem, it is important for you to seek timely health care. Please consult a physician or if it is a life-threatening situation call 911 or your local emergency response system.

Our nurses can only triage patients who reside in our local Virginia service area which includes: Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck, Williamsburg and Isle of Wight areas. If you are outside our service area, please call your local physician or hospital.

Riverside Urgent Care
(804) 443-8610

Get the care you need, when you need it most. Whether your healthcare needs are urgent, emergent or scheduled, at Riverside Medical Group we're working together to make sure you get the level of care you need at the place you need it, regardless of the time of day or the severity of your illness.

Riverside Urgent Care is an alternative when your family doctor is not available and your condition is not life threatening.

Your insurance may require you to call your primary care physician after hours or the next day to obtain an authorization for your use of the Urgent Care Center.

Reasons to visit an urgent care center may include:

  • Coughs/colds
  • Dehydration
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • Insect bites
  • Lacerations
  • Minor infections
  • Minor injuries
  • Skin rashes, sunburns, or minor burns
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Wheezing

Appointments are not required at an urgent care center. You do not have to be a Riverside Medical Group patient to be seen by an urgent care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, after appropriate treatment, the urgent care team will assist you in securing one.

Urgent Care is located at: 300 Mt. Clement Park, Suite A, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Hours of Operation
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Senior Living Community
(804) 313-2400

Located in the heart of Warsaw, The Orchard, Riverside’s premier senior living facility is an 85,000 square foot residential community that offers four distinct levels of care. The Orchard was uniquely designed to provide enriched living in Magnolia Manor, specialized and skilled nursing/rehabilitation, convalescent care and secured dementia care in Dogwood Manor. At The Orchard, we know that, like the seasons, people’s needs change. That’s why our community was created, so individuals can easily transition from one area of care to another when needed. By nurturing the mind, body and spirit, The Orchard encourages our residents to live each day to the fullest. For more information, click on the link above.

Sleep Disorders Center
(804) 282-1373

A good night’s sleep is vital for a long and healthy life. If you answer yes to any of the questions below, you should discuss this with your family physician. You could have a sleep disorder that is affecting your health in ways that you may not realize.

  • Do you frequently feel sleepy no matter how much sleep you get?
  • Do you fall asleep at inappropriate times, such as in a meeting or at traffic lights?
  • Do you snore?
  • Has someone told you that you stop breathing and/or gasp at night while you sleep?
  • Do you have a headache when you awaken?
  • Do you feel like it takes too long to fall asleep?
  • Do you wake up and have trouble going back to sleep?
  • Do you have a sudden loss of muscle tone with a strong emotional stimulus such as laughter, anger, etc.
  • Do your legs and/or arms jerk all night?

Our team at the Riverside Sleep Disorders Center provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment options for people with a variety of sleep disorders.

The sleep physician may order a sleep study, which is called a Polyomnogram. The Poly­omnogram takes place in a private bedroom much like a hotel room. The technologist will apply several monitoring devices that record brain waves, heart rate, breathing patterns, muscle and leg movements and oxygen saturations. The devices will not interfere with your ability to sleep.

Once the sleep study is complete, the sleep physician will analyze the data. He will recommend treatment options with you based on the data collected.

The Riverside Sleep Disorders Center offers several nights to choose from. If you work nights we can also perform a daytime study. We will try to schedule your sleep study without disturbing your normal daily routine. If you think you or a loved one is suffering from a sleep disorder, seek a referral from your family physician and have them call Riverside Sleep Disorders Center for a sleep consultation.

Some common sleep disorders are:

Sleep Apnea
Loud snoring associated with choking or gasping at night and excessive daytime sleepiness are two main symptoms of sleep apnea syndrome. How-ever, not all patients with sleep apnea report daytime sleepiness. Difficulty getting to sleep or maintaining sleep may be the presenting complaint.

Sleep Apnea is a common problem, as prevalent as Diabetes or Asthma in some studies. This disor­der can befall anyone, at any age, but is more often found in those who are overweight. Obstructive apnea is caused by a temporary blockage in the throat that prevents air from passing into the lungs. People with sleep apnea may awaken as frequently as once a minute, but they often have no memory of this the next morning. These sleep disruptions can have significant physical effects including disabling daytime sleepiness or high blood pressure.

Insomnia
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep are characteristics of insomnia. There are three basic forms of insomnia, each of which may be experienced at various times or concurrently. The most prevalent form is Sleep Onset Insomnia, in which a person has difficulty falling asleep. People may take medication on

a regular basis to help fall asleep rather than address the underlying cause of the insomnia. The person who experiences Early Morning Wakening has no trouble falling asleep, sleeps through most of the night but wakes up long before necessary, unable to return to sleep.

Narcolepsy
People with narcolepsy have periods of extreme sleepiness and irresistible urges to nap. Symptoms often begin early in life. Although excessive daytime sleepiness is the principle symptom of narcolepsy, another is cataplexy. Cataplexy is sudden muscle weakness occurring during strong emotional feelings and is a specific sign of narcolepsy.

Restless Leg Syndrome
People may experience either insomnia or excessive daytime sleepiness as a result of restless leg syn­drome. This disorder involves frequent involuntary leg or arm movements during sleep. Limb movements may occur hundreds of times at night and disrupt sleep. People are aware of restless leg syndrome and experience a need to shake or move the legs around.

If left untreated, sleep disorders can cause even more severe health issues, which may include:

  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke

Riverside Sleep Disorders Center
Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
618 Hospital Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 282-1373

Social Services & Care Management
(804) 443-6056

Care Management and Discharge Planning is a service available to all patients admitted to Riverside Tappahannock Hospital. Care managers help patients and their families make plans for discharge. This may include helping with nursing home placement, arranging for medical equipment for home use, planning home health care, or assisting with financial arrangements. Many of the tasks involved in relocating a patient require planning and scheduling, and we encourage individuals, their families and doctors to seek help as early as possible.

Speech Therapy
(804) 443-6090

The Riverside Tappahannock Speech Therapy Department provides treatment for difficulty with speech and swallowing as caused by disease, injury or genetics. They address many speech related problems including:

  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Articulation disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Hearing impairments

Surgery
(804) 443-6030

At Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, we’re proud to offer quality surgical care, close to home. Our skilled and compassionate surgeons work closely with the specially trained operating room professionals to insure that your surgery goes smoothly. Orthopedic, ophthalmic, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, urological, gallbladder and breast cancer surgeries are only a few of the many surgical procedures that can be done at Riverside. Our surgeons utilize the most modern, less invasive techniques possible to meet your surgical needs. State-of-the-art video and laparoscopic equipment provide high quality results for our patients. If your physician chooses, outpatient or one day surgery may be an option and is also provided at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital.

Anesthesia services are provided by board-certified physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists who specialize in pain management techniques providing for the most comfortable recovery possible.

If you are scheduled for joint replacement surgery, we encourage you to sign up to attend Joint University, an educational program to prepare you for the surgery and recovery.

TIF
(804) 443-6232

TIF offers a choice in the treatment of heartburn. It is an incisionless procedure performed through the mouth, not through an incision. It provides an anatomical restoration and addresses the underlying cause of reflux, getting you back to living your life quickly.

A recent study showed 93% of patients remained free of heartburn symptoms and 79% were off daily medications at two years.

Live Life on Your Terms

  • Eat or drink the foods you want, when you want.
  • Sleep the way you desire.
  • Rapid recovery – back to work and life.

Riverside Tappahannock Surgical Associates
Michael J. Francis, M.D. • Reginald K. Mason, M.D.
Riverside Medical Arts Bldg., Suite 203
659 Hospital Road
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-6232


 

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