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

Vote for us Best Of 2017!

It’s that time again to VOTE in the VA Pilot Best of 2017 contest!

Thanks to our amazing patients we have won gold 2 years in a row!

Please VOTE for us for “Best Doctor in Portsmouth”.

Vote by:
1) Text CRDH to 21333
2) Vote online at



Voting is March 5th- March 21st!

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

~Dr. Abdelshaheed and the Family Medicine Healthcare Team

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Family Medicine Healthcare Welcomes Dr Hollis

IMG_8016We are excited to welcome Dr Hollis to Family Medicine Healthcare.

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 and 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 work ethic and sense of humor – he truly 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

Dr Hollis is a graduate of Saint Louis University School Of Medicine and completed his Residency and Fellowship at the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia.  He is double board certified in Gastoenterology and Internal Medicine.

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We Welcome Jessie Creakbaum, PA-C!

Jessie has known her entire life that she wanted to help people. A career as a physician assistant is the perfect fit.


She chose family medicine because she wanted to build strong relationships with her patients, by being able to see them on a more frequent basis and caring for their entire well-being.

With her warm bedside manner and gift for relating to each patient’s unique situation, Jessie thoroughly enjoys being able to give someone a better quality of life.


Professional Background:

A graduate of: Medical University of South Carolina Physician Assistant Program

Tiffin University, B.S. in Psychology and General Science

Professional Affiliations:
American Association Physician Assistants

Virginia Association Physician Assistants

What Your May Not Know About Jessie:

Jessie was born in the Midwest and has six siblings. She played basketball and softball in high school, which led to a college softball scholarship at Tiffin University in Ohio, a Division II school. She still loves playing sports and spending time outside, and with her large family!

To schedule your appointment with Jessie, please call our office today, 757-488-3333.

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Linking Vitamin D with Alzheimer’s

Not all vitamins and supplements are consistently beneficial. As we age, we tend to accumulate more and more prescriptions, and our relationship with our medications becomes one of avoidance and duty or fear— unless we’re somehow motivated to take the pill through positive results or actually feeling better.

Vitamin D has a good reputation when it comes to the heart, and now a new neurological study tells us that it’s also good for the head. 

In addition, having too much of any one supplement can have a negative impact on the body. Physicians always keep this delicate balance in mind when adding medications to their patients’ regimens. Vitamin D, however, seems to be able to consistently deliver positive results.

Vitamin D has a good reputation when it comes to the heart, and now new concentrations are associated with a significant decrease in the risk of all causes of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

We now know that Vitamin D seems to help the bones and the brain work better. Vitamin D level is typically checked through a serum blood test. It is very simple and relatively inexpensive.

As we approach more cloudy weather and spend more time indoors with family and friends, use this information wisely and ask your doctor to check you Vitamin D levels.   Request your appointment today!


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