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Dr. Timothy Silver

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Midlothian, VA
25 years experience male

Locations

Sheltering Arms Hospital -South

Midlothian, VA

Address

13710 St Francis Blvd, Midlothian, VA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

I joined Sheltering Arms as the Medical Director of our South hospital when it opened in 2005, and since earlier this year have the title of Chief Medical Officer for South Hospital. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the growth of the hospital and the services we are able to provide for our patients over the past seven-plus years. My primary clinical interests include rehabilitation of neurological disorders, sports medicine, management of work-related injuries, and management and treatment of acute orthopedic injuries. I also enjoy prosthetic, orthotics and robotics and I have had the fortune of being able to work with exoskeleton research in the past. I earned my medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine and completed my internal medicine internship at Yale University. Subsequently, I completed my physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Medical College of Virginia. I have held a faculty appointment at VCU since finishing my residency and currently have VCU residents working on my service fulltime at Sheltering Arms hospital South. Teaching has been a primary part of my professional career and it has carried over to my role at Sheltering Arms.<BR><BR>In addition to my many roles at Sheltering Arms, I work closely with the staff at Saint Francis Medical Center were I am on their Medical Executive Committee and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I am a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for the Association of Ringside Physicians, as well as a member of the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine and the AmericanAcademy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. I have volunteered as a team physician for local high schools, have been the team physician for the USA Kickboxing team, which was instrumental in my connecting with the International Olympic Committee. I had the honor of serving as an athletic care physician at the 2004 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Athens, Greece and the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. More recently, I was one of the team physicians for the Richmond Renegades ( professional hockey) during their last 4 seasons here in Richmond.<BR><BR>I volunteer as an Military Emergency Manager with the Virginia Department of Military affairs and also volunteer as a local medical examiner. I have been recognized by the Presidential Volunteer “Call to action” Award Committee with a life time achievement award for Volunterism in 2007, 2010.<BR><BR>I have a wonderful wife of 21 years and 4 fantastic children. We love the outdoors and travel, I often will be seen with a first aid bag at any of their many sporting activities.<BR>

Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

165 Answers
396 Agrees
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Thyroid hormone: While there are many causes of the feelings of excessive fatigue and shakiness, it is quite often a sign that your thyroid hormones are not as balance... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Water intoxication : You are at risk for water intoxication in which your boby's sodium balance is disturbed dramitically. The ingestion of large amounts of water can dilu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Some medications are irritants to the esphagus and are usually taken with food or water. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if it is the medica... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Starting: Starting your rehabilitation before an elective procedure can shorten the rehab period afterwards.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: You need an evaluation, you may have pelvic inflammation from any number of reasons, you will need a good pelvic exam and some lab studies. If you ha... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: You should be feeling some better, if not have doctor reevaluate. Good luck.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Very difficult scenario. The spine contusion should improve with time at your age, this maybe helped with some physical therapy and pain meds. If it i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Warrants a neurological evaluation as well, the elevation may be from increased flora often seen with probiotic use, but would still be rare, since th... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: The cramping could be from electrolyte deficiency or could be an early sign of a neuromuscular condition, in cases of extreme work outs, the body may ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Yes: May get some mild dizziness with heated water.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: The vaginal area can be very sensitive to ph or acidity changes, ask your doctor for some names of less irritating washes. You should still be checked... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: A popliteal angle of greater than 50 degrees in this age group may indicate abnormal hamstring tightness. Please discuss with your pediatrician or sp... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Controversial- red skin syndrome or burning skin syndrome has been associated with long term use of topical steroids, however if using as prescribed w... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: Methotrexate may cause very serious, life-threatening side effects. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking Methotrexate for your condition. Che... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: It could be normal but only your OB gyn can tell if it is truly normal. At 25 weeks pregnant all quaetions should go to your ob..
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Rheumatoid arthritis: Is an autoimmune disorder, not yet known to be caused by a microorganism. However most of the RA medications make you more susceptible to infection by... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: You need to be evaluated the falling asleep for your leg is not normal by itself. If it is because you have pressure on a nerve it can cause a host o... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: It could be the hardware that was left or a callus of bone resulting from the hardware. If it is bothering you cosmetically or physically, should be ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: There very well could be a stone, but more importantly we would want to make sure the antibiotic is appropriate if you are not getting better, and if ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: If no dietary deficiencies or chronic neurological conditions, may be a normal response to muscle relaxation. If it seams to be getting progressively ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Usually not : Within the prescribed dosing. Exceeding the prescribed dose can get side effects that are considered dangerous. Some may consider going int o a stupo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Go to ER today...: You need to be examined and evaluated. Your doctor will be looking for fast heart rate, along with pleuritic chest pain, may have some difficulty brea... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Time: The time you spend may be the limiting factor. You need adequate rest for muscle recovery prior to the next workout. If your time resting is spent not... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: It needs to be checked out to assure it is not a malignancy. You have a lot of symptoms for your age, i would get the growth checked out to assure it... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See a Specialist: A speech, language pathologist can do an evaluation and also help with corrective therapy in most cases. If it is determined that the cause is anatomi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Sometimes: If there is enough evidence, like a positive culture on a partner and you have the symptoms, the treatment may be started while awaiting the cultures ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
see your doctor: You can become very cold intolerant with mast cell disorder or chronic mastocytosis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Very challenging scenario, the stiff persons syndrome is an autoimmune issue and ivig is an appropriate therapy for the anti glutamic acid decarboxlas... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Surgery may be considered but usually only as a last resort. There are two procedures in use. The first is to cut the piriformis tendon where it attac... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
very unusual: Pain , numbness and tingling when awakening in the morning to the arms and hands are usually from a positional stress on the nerves coming from the ne... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Loose weight: Maintaining an ideal body weight and exercise regularly.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
While: While hiking and doing outdoor activities, carry a first aid kit and water. Avoid heat or cold injuries.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like spinal stenosis if it is chronic (longer than 3 months duration). If less chronic could be a strain pattern. Which may be from an acute i... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Pregnancy possible?: These are some symptoms that one can get during early pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are available if you are anxious about waiting for your appoint... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Same: Both are commercial or trade names for the medication Fluorouracil it is also called adrucil, (fluorouracil) fluorplex. All are the same fomulation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Healthier living: Weight loss and exercise are important in managing chronic low back pain. Very difficult to do, but it is possible. Seeing a physical therapist and nu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See you doctor: Steroid shots in the actual nose can be for scar control post rhinoplasty. It usually can cause a local effect, if any ( redness, depigment, swelling ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
discipline/support: Usually getting better within a few weeks, with proper: rest, elevation, ice. If getting worse at anytime, you should be re-evaluated by your physicia... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See A doctor: This could be symptoms of many issues, some more serious than others, you should see a doctor. Urinary and or kidney stones, infection, to GI complain... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: See your doctor and make sure you don't have arthritis/disk disease in your neck causing compression to your nerve roots giving sensation of paralysis... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Possible rheumatology or neurology referral at this point. I would recommend smoking cessation as it is associated with vascular claudication which ca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
It is possible: Discuss with your doctor, the massage technique is some times painful and prolonged. The dermatologist , may try injected the scar with steroids as a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Yes: If you had a sexual contact and contracted the std, it is possible to be a carrier of the chlamydia as well as ureaplasm for years. This makes them pa... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
More balance in need: Protein increase and monitor carbs, ideally you could use a nutritionist to assist. Some personal trainers are particulary good with targetted diet. I... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
See your doctor: Taping is a good way to rest the finger that is symptomatic with repetitive strain injury . Resting the joint, ice and anti-inflamitory medications ma... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: Hard to know, the medication is used to treat hydatid disease and other infections caused by tapeworms. May also be used to treat infections caused by... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Rough No massage yes: It is a technique some times done to warm the muscle in order to get more precise readings. My practice uses warming pads as we find it is more tolera... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 25 years experience
Discuss with MD: With known heart problems and now with chest discomfort, you should discuss with your cardiologist.

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Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Silver is one of the premier doctors in his field and has been recognized nationally by his peers as an expert in physical medicine (at this writing he is locally #1). I highly recommend him if y...Read More
Oct 30, 2013
Dr Silver provides timely, practical, and informative answers to complex questions here on HealthTap. His responses demonstrate deep knowledge and wide clinical experience. I endorse Dr. Silver.
Dr. Silver has a special way in addressing challenging questions to make the answer logical and concrete. His wide range of knowledge is obvious in his answers. I recommend Dr. Silver.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Mine was caused by a punch from my patient...I'm a LPN. Thanks!! :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I feel privileged to have access to this informative app.. and you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I actually tried rehab helped some but still seem to stumble a lot

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, NC
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

NORWALK HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Completed 1998

Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University /MCV
Completed 2001

Awards

Presidential Call to action award for Volunteerism, 2008, 2010
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Richmond - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Clincal associate professor VCU/MCV Department of PM&R
Association of Ringside Physicians- Board of Directors
American Academy of PM&R- Fellow
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