Bradley J. Touchet, M.D.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency, accredited on January 23, 1971, is one of the oldest family medicine programs in the country. Our emphasis on information technology allows us to provide the highest quality care for our patients and the greatest access to evidence-based knowledge for our residents. A high faculty-to-resident ratio allows residents independence to manage their own patients and creates a great teaching environment to learn patient care. Our strong collegial atmosphere is a unique trademark of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program. We continue to be committed to producing the finest family medicine physicians in the nation.

Joy S. Elliott, D.O.

Osteopathic Program Director Joy S. Elliott, D.O.

Riverside Family Medicine Residency is sponsored by Riverside Regional Medical Center.  We are affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University and Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. We are located in beautiful, historic Newport News, Virginia.

Our Mission
The mission of Riverside Family Medicine is to provide quality, family-centered outpatient care in accordance with accepted standards and with an emphasis on risk factor identification, disease prevention, health maintenance, and patient education while training the best Family Physicians in the United States – not only for the present, but for the future.

Our Vision
We are the premier Family Medicine Residency in Virginia. We care for patients in the time-honored tradition of Family Medicine while utilizing (and developing) the information technology of tomorrow.

Our Values
Please read about our philosophy in carrying out our mission.

“Our program has a strong emphasis on ‘individualizing’ the residents’ educational activities and learning experiences to prepare them as life-long learners in the challenging and rewarding practice of medicine.”


  • 14 family medicine residents per year.
  • 11 family medicine faculty members, with four holding CAQs in OB, sports medicine, or hospice and palliative care.  One is the Director of Medical Informatics for the Health System.
  • Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home certified practice
  • Over 100 sub-specialist community faculty members providing one on one teaching.
  • Internet access throughout the office and hospital allows access to patient information, textbooks and journals from around the world.
  • PDA interface in the hospital allows uploading of patient lists and clinical information.
  • Onsite behaviorist.
  • Diverse patient population including active OB and pediatrics.
  • Live Electronic Medical Record since 1997, with access from the hospital, home, and wireless office.
  • Sports Medicine affiliations with The College of William & Mary and Christopher Newport University.

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Thank you so much for your interest in Riverside Family Medicine.