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Lisa Barr M.D.

Dr. Barr, a Hampton Roads native, is a seasoned physician with a passion for treating people with musculoskeletal conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. She is a double alumna of EVMS finishing as Chief resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1988. As the founding partner at APM Spine and Sports Physicians, she focuses her energy on developing innovative methods to help  guide people to optimal recovery, assisting them to achieve their best functional outcome. By embracing both the newest technologies and the “fine art of healing” she is recognized as a driving force of change in the medical field both locally and nationally.  Over the last 15-20  years she has  focused a lot of her energy on biologic healing modalities including  PRP and stem cells that facilitate the body to heal itself.  She was the first physiatrist in Hampton roads to do this as well as the first to integrate this into her unique medical model which includes:  PRP, stem cells,  traditional  interventional pain management,  osteopathic manipulation, energy work,  use of  diagnostic  musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Mind- body concepts and integrative medicine.  Her patients range from High School and Professional Athletes, fire fighters, police officers and board room execs to adoring grandparents and budding Master Gardeners. When necessary she draws on her vast network of colleagues across different specialties and alternative healing modalities for assistance in helping her patients achieve optimal health and function.  She has consistently been honored  by her peers as a “Top Doc” in Hampton Roads and was selected as one of 2012’s Hampton Roads Business Women of the Year.

Over the last 3 decades  she has been involved on many different hospital and community boards.  Currently, she devotes much of her personal and professional time seeking new ways to expand integrative concepts in health and healing and she is actively pursuing writing as a creative means of expression. A teacher at heart, she is interested in helping people understand the mind-body connection and how the patient and doctor function best in a therapeutic partnership.  On a more practical level she  serves as a mentor for young people interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

On a personal level, she loves the great outdoors and regularly plays tennis,  golf and enjoys hiking, horses and paddle boarding. She has an adventurous spirit and is a seasoned traveler and experienced sailor. Spending time with family and friends is her favorite past time.   She has a son who is a middle school teacher and a daughter who is an ER Nurse.

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Bonnie Nock D.O.

Dr. Bonnie Nock earned her doctorate of medicine from the Health Science Center of North Texas. She completed her internship at Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center and then completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. During her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation she served as chief resident at the MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University. Prior to medical school she obtained a degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters degree in Physiology at North Texas University. She joined APM Spine and Sports Physicians in 1995 and currently practices in all of our offices.

She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1996. Dr Nock served as the medical director for DePaul Medical Centers Rehabilitation Unit for 9 years and is still affiliated with the hospital. Professional organizations include the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Virginia Society of PM&R and the American Medical Association. She has lectured on topics related to stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury and pain management. Clinical areas of interest include myofascial pain syndrome, sacroiliac pain, discogenic pain, musculoskeletal problems, Botulinum toxin injections, and Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG).

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Robert Spear D.O.

Dr. Robert Spear earned his doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of New England. He completed a three-year residency in Family Practice/Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Medical Centre in Connecticut. He then completed a three-year residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation and was chief resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He joined Advanced Pain Management in 1998. He currently practices in our Virginia Beach and Norfolk offices.

He is board certified in PM&R. He lectures nationally on headache and its treatment as well as locally on spine spasticity and myofascial pain management. He serves on National Advisory Panels for headache and spasticity.

Dr. Spear has been an active investigator on multiple medical trials with emphasis on headache related research.

Clinical areas of interest include head and neck pain, myofascial pain syndrome, spasticity, non-allopathic mechanical dysfunction, with conservative treatment emphasis of osteopathic manipulative therapy, peripheral musculoskeletal procedures, botulinum toxin, and fluoroscopically guided spinal injections.

Hospital associations include, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and DePaul Medical Center.