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Raymond Clifton, Jr. MMS, PA-C.Pain Management

Raymond Clifton, Jr. MMS, PA-C.
Works with Dr. Goss in Chesapeake

Having dealt with multiple injuries from years of an active life-style, Raymond Clifton understands how life can be living in chronic pain. He first became interested in physical medicine with a goal of helping patients just like himself – people who simply want to return to the activities they love. Ray, a Chesapeake native, treats his patients with genuine empathy, as he would want himself or a loved one to be treated. “I’ve been right there where they are sitting, in pain and looking for answers,” he says. “I understand their point of view and I am committed to truly listening to them. They become part of my family, not just my patients.” Ray has enjoyed working in physical medicine and rehabilitation since.

He is grateful that SMOC offers all of the latest medical and physical therapy modalities under one roof: “We have so many tools here to help people heal and regain their strength.” Ray is married and has two young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and golf, going to the beach, and traveling. He also has played guitar since he was 13 years old. After years of playing around the area, he can still be found performing with a longtime friend and fellow vocalist/guitarist.

  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Undergraduate – Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude
  • Post-graduate – Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Related Experience
  • Winke Orthopedic Pain Management, Chesapeake, VA, 2018-2020
  • Bon Secours Neuroscience Center for Pain Management, Portsmouth, VA, 2015-2018
  • Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, Raleigh, NC, 2014-2015
Professional Affiliations
  • Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA)
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certified
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Sentara
  • Sentara
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • 5801 Harbour View Blvd
    Suite 200
    Suffolk, VA 23435

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

  • 501 Discovery Drive
    Chesapeake, VA 23320


  • 150 Burnett’s Way
    Suite 100
    Suffolk, VA 23434

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm