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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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Scott Horn D.O.

Dr. Horn received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta and earned his doctorate in osteopathic medicine from the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, where he served as chief resident and was active in research. He then pursued fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine at the Orthopedic Specialists of the Carolinas in Winston-Salem, NC. He has recently been appointed as the International Spine Intervention Society representative to the American Medical Association’s committee on economic issues.

Dr. Horn is an interventional spine specialist. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. His special interests include spinal procedures, osteopathic manipulation, electrodiagnostics (EMG), research and sports medicine. Dr. Horn is available in the Norfolk and Virginia Beach locations.

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David Levi M.D.

Dr. David Levi received his undergraduate degree at Tulane University in New Orleans. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Carolinas Rehabilitation in Charlotte, North Carolina where he served as Chief Resident. After completing his residency, he pursued advanced training through a fellowship in spine injections and musculoskeletal medicine in New Orleans at LSU. In 2003, he joined APM Spine and Sports physicians and currently practices in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk locations..

Dr. Levi is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an active member of several organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, International Spine Intervention Society, North American Spine Society, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine. He has lectured extensively on back and neck pain as well as spine injections. Dr. Levi is an instructor and lecturer for the North American Spine Society, teaching other physicians basic and advanced spine injection techniques. He has served as principle investigator for multiple research trials including cutting edge intradiscal treatments for low back pain..

Other areas of clinical interest and expertise include the use of neuro-musculoskeletal ultrasound. He is skilled in using ultrasound to diagnose upper and lower extremity disorders, such as shoulder, elbow or knee conditions. Dr. Levi is able to improve the accuracy and success rate of an injection by ensuring proper placement using ultrasound guidance. He was instrumental in helping APM earn accreditation for musculoskeletal ultrasound from the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine..

Dr. Levi is an active researcher and published author in both the fields of spine injections and ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections. He serves on the editorial staff of the prestigious Spine Journal reviewing research articles submitted for publication.
He has a special interest in regenerative medicine including the use of platelet rich plasma and stem cell concentrate treatments. His approach of combining ultrasound as a diagnostic tool along with his advanced skills in injection techniques allows his patients to achieve the highest possible level of success..

Dr. Levi was awarded the honor of “Top Docs” in Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013..

Dr. Levi lives in Virginia Beach with his family and enjoys saltwater fishing, kayaking, running and tennis.

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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.