Coastal Virginia Magazine - October 2018

Top Docs 2018 Reception at Mercedes-Benz of Virginia Beach

Photos by Holly Watters On Sept. 6, Coastal Virginia Magazine held a reception at Mercedes-Benz of Virginia Beach-A Charles Barker Automotive Company honoring the Top Docs in our region as voted by their peers. Doctors and their guests gathered in the luxury…

How One Family Copes with Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

It was early in the summer of 2014 and husband and wife Roger and Ann Bolen were celebrating. After 25 years working with the Virginia Housing Development Authority, Ann was retiring. Avid travelers, the Norfolk-based couple decided to mark the…

Top 10 Foods for Brain Health

We are often told that age is but a number. We argue that beneath wrinkled skin and graying hair are brave, young souls. Although our spirits may not falter, our minds eventually slow and our bodies no longer sustain a…

Positive Lifestyle Changes to Support Brain Health

As the world’s population ages, matters surrounding brain health have taken on a new urgency. A policy brief from Alzheimer’s Disease International estimates that by the year 2050, more than 135 million people will be diagnosed with some form of…

Top Doc of Neurology: Dr. Ugur Yilmaz

Fifty-two-year-old Newport News Neurologist Ugur Yilmaz is a bit of a Renaissance man. Born in the ancient, cosmopolitan city of Istanbul, Turkey, he was raised in a diverse multicultural crossroads amid a family of humanists. Surrounded by architecture dating to…

Top Doc of Geriatric Medicine: Dr. Robert Palmer

Dr. Robert Palmer didn’t realize he wanted to go into geriatric medicine until he was already well established in his medical career. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, then left for Los Angeles after graduating.…

Top Doc of Geriatric Medicine: Dr. Jacob Almeida

Dr. Jacob Almeida of Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) has been interested in life sciences, like biology, all his life, and he’s always had an interest in helping other people. With those two things going for him, it’s no wonder…

3 Surprising and Creative Pop-Up Restaurants

Mangan Pop-up restaurants are simultaneously the finest and most catastrophic idea ever; finest, because they provide chefs a low-risk way to take new ideas for a spin. Catastrophic, because if you fall in love, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able…