Carrying the Past Forward

As another year ends and a new one begins, many of you are probably feeling the same thing I am: “time flies”!  Although growing older usually means growing wiser, it’s also true that some memories fade with time.  What does this have to do with healthcare?  Well, some of those fading memories are about our  medical problems and our family members medical problems.  In fact when I am talking with a patient about his or her family health history, it’s very common for me to hear “I’m not really sure.”  But with our advancing understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases, family history can be a powerful tool for looking at our risk of developing those diseases.  To help you keep track of your family history, check out this free resource from the Surgeon General at My Family Health Portrait.  You can have family members contribute, and you can print out a family health tree for your physician.

Family History, Genetics

Get Personal Medicine

Your health is vital to every part of your life, from earning a living and caring for your family, to securing your future and simply enjoying what life has to offer.

At Cornerstone we do not focus on how many patients we need to see today; we concentrate on what we need to do to build your best health.


  • 5833 Harbour View Blvd. Suite B
    Suffolk, VA 23435


  • 901 Hampton Blvd. Ste 300
    Norfolk, VA 23507


© 2021 Cornerstone Private Practice