Family Medicine Residency Program
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Doctor Beth KlugBeth Klug, M.D.
Dr. Klug is the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. She earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also received a Master of Science in bio medical sciences. A former graduate of Riverside Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Klug worked with the RMG Hospitalists at Riverside Regional Medical Center until she returned to the program as an Associate Director. Dr. Klug serves on the board of directors for Hilton Presbyterian Preschool in Newport News where she was formerly a teacher. She has always been active in volunteer work including roles in admissions and tutoring for EVMS, pregnancy outreach ministry coordination at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and as a command ombudsman and family support group president for the U.S. Navy. Dr. Klug and her husband, Mark, have 2 sons and 2 daughters.

 

Doctor Joy ElliottJoy N. Elliott, D.O.
Dr. Elliott is the Director of the Osteopathic Residency. She received her D.O. degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia and completed an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic manipulation.  She completed her residency training with the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005.  Prior to joining our program in 2006, Dr. Elliott spent a year in Blacksburg, VA on the faculty at VCOM. 

 

Doctor Charles FrazierCharles O. Frazier, M.D.
Dr. Frazier received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Medicine Residency with 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 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.

 

Doctor Jacob JonesJacob E. Jones, M.D.
Dr. Jones is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Jones received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland. He came to us from Tri-County Medical Corporation in Aylett, Virginia, where he provided care to a rural population for eight years. He and his wife Barbara have 3 daughters -- Elizabeth, Emma, and Meredith.

 

Doctor Jon KaminerJon J. Kaminer, M.D.
Dr. Kaminer is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia, and completed his residency training in the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1998. 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. During football season, Dr. Kaminer can be reached in Charlottesville - Wahoowa!!!!.

 

Doctor Jeffrey KayeJeffrey A. Kaye, LCSW, LSATP
Mr. Kaye is our Behavioral Science faculty member. He 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 comes to us with 35 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy/substance abuse services as well as consultation and training services in the healthcare and business environment. Mr. Kay is married to Joy Cipriano, Director of Property and Resource Development, Hampton/Newport News Community Services Board. They have two sons, Aaron and Joshua.

 

Doctor Michael LustigMichael R. Lustig, M.D.
Dr. Lustig is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He 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. After completing his residency program at Harrisburg, Dr. Lustig stayed on and became a faculty member. 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, a daughter, Drew, and a Bernese Mountain Dog, Harley.

 

doctor bradley touchetBradley Touchet, M.D.
Dr. Touchet joined the residency program 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 eight years. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with his medical degree and then attended the Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa Oklahoma until 1997. He spent four years in the U.S. Air force after residency training. He is married to Sarah Munday Touchet and is blessed with four children.

 

Doctor Patricia Geyer WesslerPatricia Geyer Wessler, M.D.
Dr. Wessler is an alumnus of the College of William and Mary and earned her Medical Degree from the Medical College of Virginia was relocated after Hurricane Katrina to the Newport News area where she competed her residency with Riverside Family Medicine in 2007. After residency she worked part time in private practice and volunteered in an indigent clinic in Montgomery County, MD. Dr. Wessler returned to the program as an Associate Director in April 2011. She is married to Jacob, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, and they have two daughters.

 

Doctor Verneeta WilliamsVerneeta Williams, M.D.
Dr. Williams arrived at Riverside in August 1999. Dr. Williams received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed her Family Medicine training at the Lancaster General Hospital Residency Program in Pennsylvania and a two year fellowship in Obstetrics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. While she is an absolute OB machine, she is also a musician playing the keyboard, organ and performs 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!

 

Doctor G Stanley Mitchell JuniorG. Stanley Mitchell, Jr., M.D.

Founding Director (1971 - 2020)