Family Medicine Healthcare | Primary Care Physician | Family Doctor | Hampton Roads, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk, VA.




Family Medicine Healthcare is a privately owned, independent family practice deeply rooted in the Portsmouth, Western Branch Chesapeake and North Suffolk area of Hampton Roads.

At Family Medicine Healthcare, we offer an intimate professional atmosphere focused on serving your needs and the needs of your family.

We are eager to meet you and discuss your medical and personal health. Call today for a New Patient Appointment.




Meet Samir Abdelshaheed, MD:

As a husband and father of five (all under the ages of 12), Dr Abdelshaheed understands the joys and demands of family life and feels called to care for his patients as participants in this unique circle, not names at the top of the chart.

Dr. Abdelshaheed, has operated and been the primary physician of Family Medicine Healthcare since 2004, excited to provide both personal and preventative care to patients with whom he builds lifelong relationships.

He demonstrates the FMH difference every day by listening, educating and responding to the ongoing health and wellness needs of his patients.

You want to make this Doctor smile ear-to-ear? – follow his advice on preventative testing and care – he wants you to Live better, not just get better.


Professional Background:

A graduate of:

University of Alexandria School of Medicine

Completed his internship and residency:

St. Elizabeth Family Practice Residency Program, Utica, NY

Double Board Certified:  Family Practice & Surgery

Fellow:  Chief Resident in Residency Program

Professional Affiliations:  American Association of Family Practice

What you may not know about Dr. Abdelshaheed:

He follows his patients to hospitals and nursing homes.  He is on call for his own patients after hours.  He coaches 14 year old soccer for Churchland Soccer.


Meet Kristen A. Reineke-Piper, MD:

An Air Force veteran and married mother of two, Dr. Reineke-Piper joined FMH in 2017. She relocated from the Saint Louis University and Scott AFB Family Medicine Residency Program in Illinois, where she was a Family Medicine Faculty Physician who taught both civilian and military medical students and residents while working in a full-scope medical practice.

Ask her what she loves about being a doctor, and Dr. Reineke-Piper has a one-word answer: Everything. She chose family medicine for its diversity of cases and is committed to spending the time to truly get to know each of her patients.

Like all physicians at FMH, Dr. Reineke-Piper believes the best results come with good listening and careful explanation of all care decisions. An outdoor enthusiast, she is happy when her patients also can lead healthy and active lives!


Professional Background:

A graduate of:

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Completed her internship and residency:

 David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base in California, with a concentration in Women’s Healthcare with certification in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Procedures

Board Certified:

American Board of Family Medicine


University of North Carolina Family Medicine Faculty Development

Professional Affiliations:  

Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP), American Medical Association, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

What you may not know about Dr. Reineke-Piper:

She is an Air Force veteran whose service included a 7-month deployment in 2015 as a Hospitalist in Afghanistan, where she handled inpatient, outpatient, trauma and intensive care cases. She is married to a veterinarian and has a young daughter and son and two Golden retrievers, one a rescue dog. She loves family time and going to the beach and pool; she also enjoys mountain biking and snowboarding.


Meet Kristin Ramsey, DO:

Dr Ramsey has a special interest in women’s and children’s care, including adolescents.  She also performs Osteopathic Manual Therapy, including muscle energy and myofascial therapy.

She truly loves being a Family Physician because she gets to see patients not only on their best days, but also on their worst days.  Her goal is always to find the source of their discomfort and not the symptom.  Nothing pleases Dr Ramsey more than to see her patients getting well and staying well –  she wants you to Live better, not just get better.

Dr Ramsey has a true passion to not only treat her patients but connect with them.  This is what keeps them coming back..

To her, patients are always treated like family.


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A graduate of:

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 2011 at the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA


Family Medicine at Danville Regional Medical Center in 2014

Chief Resident her final year

Board Certified:

Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Professional Affiliations:

American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and Medical Society of Virginia


Meet Joseph Hollis, MD:

Dr. Joseph Hollis graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1969.  Dr. Hollis is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.  He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine in Portsmouth, Virginia. He relocated to Family Medicine Healthcare the Summer of 2016 and continues to see his patients in our location.  Dr Hollis cares deeply about his patients and is known for his sense of humor – he wants you to Live better, not just get better.

Dr. Hollis is absolutely the best doctor I ever had. He saved my life.  by GEORGE COPELAND


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A graduate of:  Saint Louis University School Of Medicine

Completed his internship and residency:  Naval Hospital Philadelphia

Double Board Certified:  Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine

Fellow:  Naval Hospital Philadelphia



Our Nursing Team:

Here at Family Medicine Healthcare our nursing team is excited to provide both personal and preventative care to patients with whom they build lifelong relationships.  Angie, Danielle and Jessica demonstrate the FMH difference every day by listening, educating and responding to the ongoing health and wellness needs of their patients.

All of our nurses are certified LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses).  Our nurses want you to live better, not just get better.