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Meet Chelsea Hinson, Referral Coordinator

Chelsea Hinson has been with Family Medicine Healthcare for 5 years. She started at the front desk and is now our Referral Coordinator, which means she connects our patients to the medical specialists our physicians refer them to. She coordinates their care seamlessly, always keeping in mind the patient’s best interest . Chelsea is known for her smile and sweet personality around the office.

Your Family: I grew up here in the Chesapeake/Virginia Beach area. I have been married for 6 years to my husband, Zack. We are in love with our “furbaby” Apollo, a 5 year-old toy Rat Terrier (pictured).

Chelsea Hinson

Your greatest accomplishment: I would say it is probably Zack and I purchasing our first home. We looked for three years, and we were recently able to buy new construction in the North Suffolk area. We are proud 1st time home buyers!

Someone who I greatly respect and why: I would definitely say my mom, Michele. She is one of the most hardworking people I know. She was a single parent for most of my (and my brother’s) childhood. Even being a single parent and all the challenges that come along with that, she always ensured that we had everything we needed.

In another life, I would be: A cat, so I can nap all day!

If I ever played hooky, I would_____: I wouldn’t play hooky because I have way to much work to do! (Laughing!) BUT, if I did, I’d stay home and cuddle with Apollo and watch Netflix all day.

 

Chelsea Hinson

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Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) right for me?

Osteopathic physicians haven’t forgotten the power of healing touch. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is care and treatment that involves using the hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses and injury. Using OMT, an osteopathic physician can move muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance.

Dr. Kristin Ramsey

Dr. Kristin Ramsey

Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

OMT can help people of all ages. Such treatment can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility. OMT is used to relieve muscle pain and help patients with asthma, sinus
disorders, carpal tunnel, migraines and menstrual pain. This treatment can complement and even replace drugs or surgery and adds an important dimension to standard medical care.

Using OMT, a doctor can effectively treat the muscles and joints
to relieve pain and encourage the body’s natural healing processes.

As part of their education Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine receive special training in the musculoskeletal system and the body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles, and bones. Using OMT, a doctor can effectively treat the muscles and joints to relieve pain and encourage the body’s natural healing processes.

By combining the latest advances in medicine with OMT treatment, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine offer patients with the most comprehensive care available. During the OMT treatment you will feel stretching and pressure on your muscles. The doctor may move your muscles in a specific direction. They use gentle but firm pressure to release tension in the fascia, which is the layer of connective tissue that surrounds bones, muscles and organs. OMT can be used for people of all ages, and has been a safe and effective way to help ease pain in women during the third trimester of pregnancy.

~Dr. Kristin Ramsey

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment to discuss if OMT is right for you, please call our office at 757-488-3333 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramsey. Dr. Kristin Ramsey is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. She specializes in pediatrics and women’s health.

Article seen in November’s The Shopper Magazine.

 

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Lauren’s Story – Why a Good Doctor is Worth the Drive

Being a critical care nurse, I know a good doctor when I see one. And that is Dr. Abdelshaheed. I have been a patient of Dr. A’s for years now. In my numerous appointments with him throughout the years, he has always made time to listen to me. Even squeezing me in when I have an emergency. No matter how much his practice has grown, he never refuses to see his patients. He even still visits his patients in the hospital! That “old fashioned” type of medicine just isn’t practiced anymore.

Lauren Thone - Patient Story Picture

 

I was a nurse in Portsmouth years ago when I first started seeing Dr. A; and in 2012, I moved to New Hampshire, where I am a critical care nurse at a large hospital. Every few months, I travel to Virginia to have my doctor’s appointment with Dr. A.

People ask me, “why do I still do that? Why not just get another doctor?” The answer is simple to me- it’s continuity of care. In the medical field, I see the negative effects of a patients’ medical information changing hands frequently. And with Dr. A, that just doesn’t happen. He oversees his patients’ total care, thus eliminating risks of misdiagnosis.  It is worth the travel time for my peace of mind about my health.

Dr. A is one of the most thorough Primary Care Physicians I have ever experienced, even in my career as a registered nurse.

Dr. A is one of the most thorough Primary Care Physicians I have ever experienced, even in my career as a registered nurse. He will check and double check his patients, and leave no question unanswered. I trust his medical judgment completely.

I look forward to coming back to Virginia for my appointments with Dr. A. Even when I am sick or have a health concern, he always reassures me with his calm and kind persona, years of experience and medical wisdom.

I have seen other physicians in my life, and they just don’t compare to Dr. Abdelshaheed.

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Botox for Migraines

Botox is famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face and also has medical uses. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for treatment of migraine headaches.

Botox has been shown effective in the treatment and prevention of debilitating headaches. Twelve percent of Americans suffer from these types of headaches, which cause intense pulsating or throbbing pain, accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Chronic migraine is the most disabling form of headache. Patients who suffer more than 14 days of the month with such headaches can greatly benefit from Botox treatment.

Botox for Migraines

Migraines are an under-recognized neurological condition that can be debilitating. Botox prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.

Chronic migraines can impact family, work and life. Having options for treatment is a great benefit. Those who suffer from this condition should discuss it with their doctor to see if Botox is appropriate for them. Migraines are an under-recognized neurological condition that can be debilitating. Migraine patients may mistakenly self-diagnose their symptoms as headaches or infrequent migraines, and treat them with drugs that provide rapid but temporary relief rather than seek diagnosis and treatment from a qualified specialist. One of my associates, Dr. Reineke-Piper, has been successfully treating patients with such ailments for years.

Dr. Kristen Reineke-PiperDr. Kristen Reineke-Piper

Botox prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. It is given 12 weeks apart to determine how well it may work for each individual. The needle is small, and the injections may feel like tiny pinpricks. It must be injected by a doctor who is experienced in treating with Botox. It only takes about 15 minutes, right in your doctor’s office.

To schedule your appointment, call our office today at 757-488-3333. We look forward to helping you!

~ Dr. Abdelshaheed and the FMHC Team

 

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