Riverside Family Medicine Residency Clinical Faculty
All faculty are board certified
Bradley J. Touchet, M.D. is the Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He joined the residency program as an associate director in April 2011. He is originally from Louisiana and came to Riverside from LSU Family Medicine Residency in Alexandria, Louisiana where he was on faculty for 8 years. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine with his medical degree and then attended In His Image Family Medicine Residency Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma until 1997. He spent four years in the US Air Force after residency training. He is married to Sarah Munday Touchet and is blessed with four children who are homeschooled.
Joy N. Elliott, D.O. is the Director of the Osteopathic Residency. Dr. Elliott received her D.O. degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia and completed her residency training with the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 2005. Prior to joining our program in 2006, Dr. Elliott spent a year in Blacksburg, VA on the faculty at VCOM. Dr. Elliott and her husband Robert have 4 children.
Charles O. Frazier, M.D. received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Charleston Naval Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was chief resident 1991-92. After his residency, he and his wife Lisa went to Newport, Rhode Island, where he completed his obligation to the Navy in September 1994. He joined our program in October 1994 and became Director in October of 1997. In September 2003, Dr. Frazier became Director of Medical Informatics for Riverside Health System and is still active with the residency program. Dr. Frazier’s wife Lisa is a Pharm. D. They have three sons, Evan, Cole, and Bryce.
Jacob E. Jones, M.D., M.P.H. is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Jones received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Maryland. He came to us from Tri-County Medical Corporation in Aylett, Virginia, where he provided care to a rural population for eight years. He and his wife Barbara have 3 daughters — Elizabeth, Emma, and Meredith.
Jon J. Kaminer, M.D. is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Kaminer received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia and completed his residency training in the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1998. Dr. Kaminer worked at the Riverside Express Care prior to joining the program in July 2000. Dr. Kaminer’s wife Kim, is a local Emergency Room physician. They have two sons, Jacob and Brandon and one daughter Taylor.
Jeffrey A. Kaye, LCSW, LSATP is our Behavioral Science faculty member. Mr. Kaye received his Master of Social Work degree from Norfolk State University in 1984 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University in 1979. Mr. Kaye comes to us with 30 years of professional experience providing psychotherapy/substance abuse services as well as consultation and training services in the healthcare and business environment. Mr. Kaye is married to Joy Cipriano, Director of Housing and Homeless Service for the local Community Services Board. They have two sons, Aaron and Joshua.
Dr. Beth Klug is the newest member of our faculty. She earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she also received a Master of Science in biomedical sciences. A former graduate of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Klug worked with the RMG Hospitalists at Riverside Regional Medical Center until she returned to the program as an Associated Director. Dr. Klug serves on the board of directors for Hilton Presbyterian Preschool in Newport News, where she was formerly a teacher. She has always been active in volunteer work, including roles in admissions and tutoring for EVMS, pregnancy outreach ministry coordination at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, and as a command ombudsman and family support group president for the U.S. Navy. Dr. Klug and her husband, Mark, have 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Michael R. Lustig, M.D. is an Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Lustig received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency training at the Harrisburg Family Medicine Residency Program in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he was chief resident 1989-90. After completing his residency program at Harrisburg, Dr. Lustig stayed on and became a faculty member. Dr. Lustig joined the Riverside Family Medicine Residency Program in 1991. Dr. Lustig’s wife, Dr. Dana Bachtell, is also a board-certified family practitioner and works in Hampton. They have a son, Matthew and a daughter, Drew.
Saunora Prom, D.O. is the newest clinical faculty member at Riverside Family Medicine. He received his osteopathic medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency training at Riverside Family Medicine. He then went on to complete two fellowships in Neuro-musculoskeletal Medicine at UNDMJ and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Tech. He teaches in the Osteopathic Continuity Clinic. His wife Lesli is a physical therapist and they reside in Suffolk. They have one son, Grant.
Patricia Geyer Wessler, M.D. is a former graduate of the Riverside Family Medicine Residency. She is an alumnus of The College of William and Mary and earned her Medical Doctor degree in 2004 from VCU/MCV in Richmond, VA. She began her family medicine training at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL but was relocated after Hurricane Katrina to the Newport News area where she completed her residency with Riverside in 2007. After residency, she moved with her family to the Washington DC area where she worked part-time in private practice and volunteered in an indigent clinic in Montgomery County, MD. Dr. Wessler has returned to the program as an Associate Director since April 2011. She is married to Jacob, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with the Air Force at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, and they have two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Elizabeth.
Dr. Verneeta Williams is an Associate Director of the residency program. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia, completed her Family Medicine training at the Lancaster General Hospital Residency Program in Pennsylvania, followed by a two-year fellowship in Obstetrics at the University of Tennessee – Memphis. Dr. Williams joined our residency program in August 1999. While she is an absolute OB machine, she is also a musician playing the keyboard, organ and performs on the harp at weddings, church functions, and special events. She is the Minister of Music at her church and has even played the drums and bongos! She has recently entered the exciting and wonderful world of motherhood, being blessed with two adventurous sons, Noah and Daniel!
G. Stanley Mitchell, Jr. M.D. is the Director Emeritus of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Mitchell received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine as a charter member and charter fellow of the American Board of Family Practice. He was Director of the Program since its inception in 1971 until January 1991, when he became Director of Geriatrics for the Residency Program. Dr. Mitchell retired January 1995. Dr. Mitchell and his wife Connie have one son Mitch, two daughters Jody and Julie, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.