Dr. Valente is board certified in Internal Medicine. His diverse background and training encompass Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Chiropractic. This allows him to practice a unique integrative approach to medicine and pain management.
He graduated from James Madison University in 1983 and then New York Chiropractic College in 1987. After practicing chiropractic for several years, he attended New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated as the valedictorian in his class with a doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992.
Dr. Valente returned to Virginia and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital (MCVH). He worked as an ER physician at MCVH and was named the director of the ER's Urgent Care Unit, which he helped develop.
In 2002, after seven years in the ER, Dr. Valente, with his diverse background, opened an integrative medical and pain management practice, Springfield Medical Center, P.C.
- Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Medical Association
- Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association
- Society for Pain Practice Management
- Medical Society of Virginia
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are fully licensed and trained medical doctors. They can opt to go into any medical specialty or surgery. What makes them different from traditional MDs is their historical philosophy about the importance of the body's structural system and its effects on one's health and overall function. A key part of Osteopathic practice, for both pain and general health, is OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment). OMT encompasses a variety of manual techniques including spinal and extremity manipulation; soft tissue, myofacial and muscle treatment; and cranial techniques.
Brooke has been with our practice since 2005. She holds a B.S. in Business Management & Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Mirek provides medical and therapeutic massage therapy to our patients and has been with our practice since 2006. Mirek obtained his certification as a medical massage practitioner, masters level, from LMT Success Group.
Myofascial Release Massage
Christine is Dr. Valente's daughter who serves as an office assistant during the summer months.
Carrie has been with our practice since 2011. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Sciences; and obtained a B.S. in Nutrition Sciences from Kaplan University.
Associations & Certifications
Sports Specific Nutrition
Spin Instructor Training/Certification
Yoga Instructional Training
Pilates Instructional Training/Reformer
Red Cross Authorized Provider
AFAA Personal Trainer
Carrie - Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Brooke - Practice Manager
Christine - Office Assistant
Mirek - Massage Therapist
Ashley T - Manager of Patient Relations
Ashley has been with our practice since 2015. She attended J. Sargeant Reynolds and previously served as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Ashley R- Medical Assistant
Ashley joined our practice in 2017. She recently graduated from Lee Davis High School in 2017. She is currently a student at J. Sargent Reynolds and will transfer to VCU.
Dr. Lagosky is board certified in Osteopathic Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Her experience and expertise includes osteopathic treatment, spinal injections, regenerative medicine (PRP/Prolotherapy), and preventative care/exercise consultation for musculoskeletal problems.
She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985 and went on to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to obtain her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989. After an Internal Medicine Internship at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington D.C., she moved to the Richmond area to practice.
Since 1993 she has been providing pain management and rehabilitation services to the Richmond area and joined Springfield Medical Center in September 2017.
•American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation •American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians •Richmond Academy of Medicine •American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Sara Whiteside, MS, LAT- Athletic Trainer
Sara joined our practice in 2017. She holds a
BS and MS in Health Sciences from James Madison University with concentrations in Athletic Training and Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Associations & Certifications
Virginia Board of Medicine Licensed Athletic Trainer
CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
Certified CORE DE FORCE Live Group fitness instructor
Freelance Athletic Trainer and Nutrition and Physical Wellness Consultant
Advisory Board President Virginia Board of Medicine Advisory Board for Athletic Training
2016 Vito Perriello Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Trainer of the Year
Committee Chair, Virginia Athletic Trainers Association