Education Savings Accounts & Virtual Schools

Doctor’s Note: Education Savings Accounts & Virtual Schools   Education is the single most important tool that helps an individual seize opportunity and achieve their potential, regardless of where they started. Coupled with ingenuity and determination it is the means of achieving the American Dream. For this reason, I consider education a [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:30:13+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

FGM International Day of Zero Tolerance

Doctor’s Note: FGM International Day of Zero Tolerance   This week we recognize February 6th as International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Senator Dick Black and I are sponsoring legislation that will deter this practice and make it not only a Class 1 Misdemeanor, but also subject to [...]

By | 2018-09-18T21:15:38+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Day in the Life

Doctor’s Note: A Day in the Life   What does a typical day or week during Session look like for me? 5:00am – I am up and at it, reading through my electronic docket for the day. This is a database we use to keep track of constituent contact, bill information, and [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:30:35+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opiate Crisis

Doctor’s Note: Opiate Crisis     Today, I want to address the ongoing opiate crisis in Virginia. 75 percent of opiate addictions start with a prescription from a medical provider. With the best intentions to relieve pain, the medical community has contributed to creating this horrible crisis. Data suggests that opiates are not [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:29:23+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advance Directives

Doctor’s Note: Advance Directives   Amazing technology exists within the field of medicine. Medicine can help the miracle that is the human body heal; however, when the body is no longer able to heal, medical interventions can inflict more suffering. When a family member is gravely ill, it can be hard to [...]

By | 2017-03-07T19:29:33+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Substance-Exposed Infant Awareness

Doctor’s Note: Substance-Exposed Infant Awareness I am deeply concerned with the opioid addiction crisis in Virginia. This epidemic is real and everywhere across the Commonwealth, even in the newborn nursery. In the past year alone, there has been a 21% increase in the number of children exposed to drugs in utero. It’s [...]

By | 2018-09-18T21:17:47+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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