Peter B. Anderson, MD

Class Year




Posted on: February 18, 2019

Dr. Peter Bland Anderson, 66, a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 2018, after a month-long battle with acute leukemia. He will forever be cherished by his wife of 41 years Laurie and their four children.  He was an adored Pop Pop to ten grandchildren, and he is also survived by three loving brothers and a host of nieces and nephews.

Peter attended Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia in 1974. He completed his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, followed by residency training at Riverside Regional Medical Center. He was the founding physician of Hilton Family Practice in Newport News and also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for both the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School. He served his patients faithfully for 30 years.

In 2010, he founded Team Care Medicine, a practice transformation consulting firm. He authored three books and regularly spoke at health care conferences across the United States. Peter believed meaningful relationships were the key to life. The foundational relationship that he built all others on was his relationship with Jesus Christ, a relationship that grew daily as Peter spent time in Bible study and prayer. Peter was a founding member of Operation Breaking Through, an organization working to unite churches throughout the Peninsula to meet the needs of the inner city of Newport News. Peter, along with his wife Laurie, traveled to the outskirts of Peru and Honduras to bring healthcare to impoverished areas. They also traveled to Afghanistan to further the education of the country’s physicians and to bring medical equipment to areas ravaged by war. Peter was an active member and elder at Peninsula Community Chapel, where he could be found on most Sunday mornings in the parking lot welcoming visitors.

“You will keep on guiding me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.” – Psalm 73:24-26

Those who desire may make contributions in memory of Peter to the Peninsula Community Chapel Building Fund or to the Red Cross.