About Us

Neurology, Sleep and Pulmonary Specialists offers superior care.

We understand how caring for a family member and worrying about their health and safety affects the dynamics of a daily living. We provide the bridge that you and your family need for balance. We provide a treatment plan that is suited to specific individual needs, helping maintain a better lifestyle.

Rajiv B. Nanavaty MD, D, ABPN

Dr. Nanavaty was born and raised in India where he completed medical school. He completed his Neurology Fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia and is board certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a general neurologist and treats all neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, headaches and seizure disorders.

Dr. Nanavaty lives in Suffolk with his wife and two daughters. His children attend school in Suffolk and are involved in many sports activities both at school and in the community. Dr. Nanavaty and his wife are both actively involved in and support many local charities He is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys soccer, football , and cricket.

Rajnish Dhawan MD

Rajnish Dhawan, M.D., attended Medical School at Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Western Pennsylvania Hospital and West Penn-Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Dhawan completed his Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Fellowship at Louisana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisana, and is Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Dhawan is Board Certified in Pulmonary & Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He has practice in Hampton Roads for over 12 years.

Lacey D. Lyle FNP

Lacey Lyle, FNP began her career in healthcare during high school as a file clerk at a family practice. She continued to work in various areas of patient care including a personal sitter and nursing assistant. She attended Old Dominion University for undergraduate studies and was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. After working for several years as a nurse providing care for patients with a wide variety of health conditions, Mrs. Lyle returned to ODU where she earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Lacey Lyle is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Lacey Lyle joined the practice in 2014 and works closely with Dr. Nanavaty to provide comprehensive care to patients with neurological conditions. She has built trusting and lasting relationships with every patient, ensuring their healthcare needs are met. Lacey was born and raised in Smithfield, Virginia, where she currently resides with her husband and two sons.

Emily Massaro FNP

Emily Massaro, FNP joined Neurology, Sleep and Pulmonary Specialists in January 2019. She previously practiced in Rhode Island, and was an Emergency Room Nurse for over five years. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice focused in Family Medicine from Quinnipiac University in Rhode Island

Emily will work with Dr. Nanavaty and Lacey Lyle, FNP on Tuesdays at Burnetts Way and Wednesdays at Harbour View

Emily and her husband recently relocated to Hampton Roads

Ashley Foreman DNP, FNP-C

Ashley Foreman, DNP, FNP-C is Family Nurse Practitioner from Chesapeake, Virginia. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) degrees from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Foreman will specialize in Pulmonary/Critical care and Sleep medicine. Her academic and professional interests include Family Medicine & Pulmonary Diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Words from Patients

  • I have been treated well by all staff and doctors at this practice. My sleep issues have been helped greatly. My chemo induced neuropathy has been treated well and I have less pain than before. It is now manageable. It was so bad before treatment that I considered going out on disability. I now feel that I can work until I am eligible for full retirement.

    Sharon Dubois

  • caring for my mother-in-law who suffers with dementia was
    becoming really difficult. The care Dr. Nanavaty and his staff provides really helps us
    maintain our lives too.

    Tracy Caring