Richmond, Va.(Dec. 3, 2018) – OrthoVirginia has announced that the Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine (VISM) will join the practice effective Jan. 1, 2019.

OrthoVirginia is headquartered in Richmond and is the state’s largest provider of musculoskeletal care and therapy. It has offices in Richmond, northern Virginia and Lynchburg with more than 100 physicians and 22 office locations.

VISM is headquartered in Virginia Beach and specializes in the treatment of sports and work injuries, arthroscopy, fracture/trauma care, shoulder surgery, knee replacement, hip replacement, and foot and ankle care.

“We are very pleased that VISM is joining us and what it means to our patients,” said Dale Ingram, CEO of OrthoVirginia. “It not only extends our geographic reach, but joining with this group of highly skilled physicians also enhances our ability to provide comprehensive, high quality, cost-effective care to our patients, and to continue to promote medical excellence in communities throughout Virginia.”

“Merging with this larger group of orthopaedic physicians allows us to improve our independent practice and maintain a patient centric focus,” said Patrick W. O’Connell, M.D., president of VISM. “It will provide our community with access to a larger group of physicians, innovations and technology, while maintaining quality and affordable care. The physicians, office location and the day to day operations will not change.”

About OrthoVirginia

OrthoVirginia is the state’s largest provider of expert multi-disciplinary musculoskeletal care and therapy, which serves the needs of its patients through a team of highly trained specialists who are committed to the independent practice of medicine. Located in Lynchburg, northern Virginia and Richmond, OrthoVirginia has more than 100 physicians, 22 office locations, MRI facilities, outpatient surgery centers, physical and hand therapy clinics. Its mission is to improve the musculoskeletal health and well-being of those who live in the communities that it serves. OrthoVirginia’s statewide network of physicians and healthcare providers strives to deliver high-quality, cost-effective orthopaedic care to its patients. For more information, visit

About VISM

Virginia Institute for Sports Medicine was founded in 2003 by Dr. Patrick O'Connell, Dr. Brick Campbell and Dr. Peter Jacobson. These doctors are committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of healthcare possible in a setting that is personal, warm and centered around the patient. VISM has proudly served Virginia Beach and the surrounding communities for fifteen years. For more information, visit