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Press Release: S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. announces sale of former Mcdonald Garden Center to Family Medicine Healthcare

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Childress
[email protected]

NORFOLK, VA (June 2018) – S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. is pleased to announce the sale of 3.014 acres located at 3913 and 3925 Portsmouth Boulevard in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake, VA. The site was previously occupied for 25 years by McDonald Garden Center, which closed in 2017 due to changing shopping habits and competition from big box stores. The property was sold by Chesapeake Gardens, LLC to Portsmouth Boulevard Investments, LLC for $1,700,000. Tommy Drew, Vice President, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., handled the transaction. The new owner, Family Medicine Healthcare, is a privately owned, independent family practice which has been operating in the Portsmouth, Western Branch, Chesapeake and North Suffolk areas of Hampton Roads since 2004.

Plans for the site include a new one-story, state-of-the-art medical office building of approximately 9,000 square feet, designed by Randolph T. Hicks, AIA, Architect. The energy-efficient building, to be constructed with eco-friendly materials, will provide generous parking and convenient access, a covered drive-thru porte cochere and building canopy for sheltered patient entrance, a large comfortable reception/waiting room with a raised ceiling and clerestory windows for natural light, state-of-the-art, multi-functional exam and procedure rooms, flexible spaces for staff support with efficient circulation for optimal patient experience and technology infrastructure for secure information systems. There is area on-site for an additional 10,000 square foot future expansion and landscaped courtyard for patient and staff green space. Construction is to commence in August, 2018 with completion expected in June, 2019. Contracting services on the project are being provided by Sussex Development, civil engineering by Kimley-Horn, structural engineering by Lynch Mykins and P, M & E by Pace Collaborative. With over 112 years of expertise in the real estate industry, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. manages, develops and provides brokerage services for shopping center projects, apartment communities, office and industrial properties throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

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Meet Ashley Welch, Nurse

Ashley Welch joined our Family Medicine Healthcare nursing team right out of Nursing School at MCI, almost 4 years ago. She loves working closely with our patients to help them feel better and live healthier lives. Ashley is known around the office for her kindness and empathy for patients, as well as her fellow co-workers.

Your Family: I was born and raised here in the Chesapeake area. My family is local, too. I love being close to my parents, as well as my grandmothers and my brother. My four year old Shih Tzu, named Maci, is my “baby” and best friend.  Even my dad and my boyfriend, Sean, spoil her rotten! (pictured below)

Ashley and her dog, Maci


My greatest accomplishment: Without a doubt, my greatest accomplishment is graduating Nursing School and becoming a licensed LPN. I remember sitting in my car after taking my boards and just crying, waiting the thirty minutes to see if I passed (you can check online to see your score). Passing was a huge moment in my life. I remember driving straight from the test to Lake Gaston to celebrate with my family on our annual family vacation. I love that my career allows me to help people on a daily basis and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Someone who I greatly respect and why: I greatly respect both of my parents for more reasons than I can even count. They have raised my brother and I to value hard work and to respect others. This strong work ethic has greatly benefited me in my nursing career.

Ashley and Family


In another life, I would be: To quote the wise and funny words of my Mom: “I would be a husband with a really good wife!”

If I ever played hooky, I would_____: I would be on our family boat at Lake Gaston! (Yes, Maci would be there, too!)

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Vote for us: Reader’s Choice Awards, Best of 2018!

It’s that time again to VOTE in The Virginian Pilot’s Reader’s Choice Awards- Best of 2018 contest!

Thanks to our amazing patients we have won gold 3 years in a row!

Please VOTE for us for “Best Doctor in Portsmouth”.Reader's Choice Awards - Best of 2018

Vote by:
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Voting is March 11th- March 28th!

Thank you so much for your vote and for your support.

~Dr. Abdelshaheed and the Family Medicine Healthcare Team

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Meet Beth Gardner, Nurse

Bethany “Beth” Gardner has been with Family Medicine Healthcare for 3 years. She is one of our nurses and works with all of our doctors and our Physician Assistant. Beth also administers our in-house allergy testing. Beth is known around the office for her attention to detail and meticulous work.

My Family: My fiance, Marcus, and I own a home in Norfolk and are a proud military family. Marcus has been on 4 deployments. I am originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; but moved here 4 years ago when Marcus was re-stationed. We have two huskies: Lilly, who is 1 year old, and Max, who is 5 years old (pictured below).

Beth Gardner - Meet the Staff

My greatest accomplishment: I would have to say making it through nursing school.  It was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done! I graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences before I moved to Hampton Roads. It is a passion of mine to ensure my patients receive high-quality care and feel that “personal touch” that is so often missed in today’s typical, busy healthcare system. No one wants to be “just a number”. We all want to be treated as individuals, which at a private medical practice (like Family Medicine Healthcare) is much easier to do.

Someone who I greatly respect and why: I greatly respect military families (especially, now that I am part of one and can understand the commitment it takes). I admire and appreciate the work of the non-profit, military organizations (like Wounded Warriors and Operation Homefront) that support our troops and families.

In another life, I would be: A flamingo – because I would be tall and skinny and able to hang out on a warm beach all day!

If I ever played hooky, I would_____: You could find  me with Marcus and the 2 huskies on a beach somewhere!

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