About Proto/Hopson Foot & Ankle Solutions

At the TPMG Foot and Ankle Center patients will experience quality and comprehensive care from our entire team. Our physicians are board certified in Foot and Ankle reconstruction and have over 20 years of combined experience in the latest advancements in foot and ankle care.

Our physicians are the Foot and Ankle surgeons for the largest independent multi-specialty group in Southeast Virginia and helped to establish the Sentara Foot and Ankle Center.

Our center has become a destination center for patients all around the region for a solution to their foot and ankle concerns. Patients can rest assured that they will receive a treatment plan that is solely based on what is best for themselves. Our physicians will take the time to discuss all treatment options and assist patients in making an educated decision regarding the best plan of care.

Meet Dr. Proto

Born in Charlottesville, VA, Dr. Benjamin Proto was raised in New York State. He attended the State University of New York and completed medical school in Chicago, IL. After graduating, he completed an intense three-year residency in foot and ankle reconstruction and trauma.

He has practiced in the Southeast Virginia since 2001 and has been a physician with the Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group since 2007.

Dr. Proto specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle care, but has a special interest in trauma and arthritic conditions.

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Meet Dr. Hopson

Dr. Matthew Hopson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College and received his medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, FL.

He completed a three-year surgical residency specializing in Reconstructive and Trauma Foot and Ankle Surgery at Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, CO.

Dr. Hopson clinical expertise includes treatment of complex deformities, lateral ankle instability, sports injuries, foot and ankle fractures, arthritis and other lower extremity ailments.

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Our Specialties

The Foot & Ankle Center at TPMG treats all injuries associated with the foot and ankle. From fractures and sprains to more severe injuries, our physicians use the latest treatment protocol to have our patients back to their activities as soon as possible.

All of our physicians are trained in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of foot and ankle trauma. Whether injury is related to an athlete or simply an accidental fall, each patient will be treated uniquely by physicians with years of experience.

Some of the injuries treated regularly by our physicians are ankle fractures, foot fractures, tendon ruptures and foot and ankle sprains.

What Our Patients Say:


After treatment by Dr. Proto, I was able to run and race without pain. He returned me to my favorite form of exercise. He gave me my life back.
Allie Lewis