about us

Peninsula Emergency Physicians, Inc., – known as “PEP” or “P-E-P”– is a democratic group of board-certified/ board-prepared Emergency Medicine physicians and mid-level providers dedicated to providing outstanding patient care. PEP serves the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and has done so since 1964. We provide the exclusive staffing of the Emergency Departments at Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Hampton and Sentara Port Warwick in Newport News. Our partnership promotes a joint mission with a joint team. Our geographic area provides a terrific quality of life, and PEP provides an uncommon opportunity. Our clinical staff is supported by a full-time administrative staff in a separate business office.

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Doctors

Our physicians are specialist in Emergency Department care and are either Board-certified or Board-eligible with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Also, most of them have held leadership positions with PEP, Sentara, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, and/or the community.

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Advanced Practice Providers and Scribes

We utilize Advanced Practice Providers -- PA/NP -- and Scribes in our delivery of health care. They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants/American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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PEP Business Office

The PEP Business Office provides full-time day-to-day administrative support to the clinical staff. PEP was one of the first companies in the Emergency Medicine speciality in Virginia to conduct its own billing, coding, and collection functions entirely on site – and continues such operation today.





PEP Facilities

PEP currently staffs two hospitals in the Sentara Healthcare System. Sentara Healthcare is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Norfolk, serving over two million residents. Sentara and PEP have partnered through the Emergency Medicine Clinical Effectiveness Council whose job is to help the system focus on quality and safety in the Emergency Department, and to work with providers and staff to fulfill our promises to our patients. One of the primary tools Sentara uses to achieve quality and safety is the eCare health network. Built around a nationally recognized, integrated electronic medical record (EMR), clinicians and patients have constant, immediate access to a shared medical record, enabling collaboration and communication at a level previously impossible on paper. The EMR is used for real-time clinician documentation and computerized physician order entry, and provides additional levels of safety through alerts and clinical decision support. Sentara is one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation that has achieved Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) Level 7 and the prestigious Davies IT Award.

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Careplex

3000 Coliseum Dr

Hampton, VA 23666

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Port Warwick

1031 Loftis Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

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our team of Doctors

Our physicians are either Board-certified or Board-eligible with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Also, most of them have held leadership positions with PEP, Sentara, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, and/or the community.

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Dr. Baker, M.D.

Vice President

Member of PEP since 2002

Dr. Chase-Menjivar, M.D.

Member of PEP since 2010

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Dr. Cole, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 1995

Dr. Dixon, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2013

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Dr. Erdman, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2006

Dr. Garrison, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2002

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Dr. Johnson, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2005

Dr. King, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2013

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Dr. Levin, M.D.

President

Member of PEP since 2006

Dr. Lewis, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2004

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Dr. Nochimson, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 1992

Dr. Potter, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 1997

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Dr. Quinn, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2004

Dr. Rossler, M.D.

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Member of PEP since

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Dr. Schmidt, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 1984

Dr. Sigrist, M.D.

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Member of PEP since 2006

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Dr. Smith, M.D.

Medical Director

Member of PEP since 2005

our team of Advanced Practice Providers

Our expert care includes Advanced Practice Providers (NP/PA) who works along with our Medical Doctors. They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants/American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

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Andy Shannon, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2014

Noah Davis, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2012

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Deborah Douglas, NP-C

Member of PEP since 2014

Jennie Drahushuk, NP-C

Member of PEP since 2013

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Megan Duet, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2013

Anna Gardner, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2011

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Reuben Garrison, PA-C

Member of PEP since 2012

Tuyet Houston, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2012

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Tarek Kandill, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2012

Ryan Sykes, PA-C

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Member of PEP since 2009

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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunity Position Description Email CV or Resume to
Physicians Since 1964, Peninsula Emergency Physicians (PEP) has proudly served Hampton Roads, providing emergency care to our community. PEP is an equitable, democratic partnership. Physician longevity is a primary goal. PEP is run by an elected Board of Directors, with defined terms of service. Our doctors plan to spend their career with and retire from PEP therefore we are cautious about who we hire. We are looking for physicians who have a long-term interest and can contribute to the overall quality of our practice by becoming a partner. physician@pephome.com
Mid Levels Peninsula Emergency Physicians (PEP) utilize Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners (PA/NP)) in our delivery of health care. We require certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants/American Academy of Nurse Practitioners for our Advanced Practice Providers. Advanced Practice Providers are eligible to receive CME reimbursement, retirement plan, and excellent malpractice coverage. apphire@pephome.com
Business Office Peninsula Emergency Physicians (PEP) has a full-time administrative staff. The PEP Business Office is a turn-key operation which provides patient billing, coding, collection functions, payroll and human resources. office@pephome.com

contact us

contact information

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Address: 11828 Canon Blvd. Ste E, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Phone: (757) 599-4922
  • Fax: (757) 599-4927
  • Email: office@pephome.com