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Summer Special: Laser Hair Removal

We are now offering a special on our Diolaze XL, Laser Hair Removal procedure.

Savings up to 82% off  the regular price!

Laser Hair Removal Special5 sessions for a small area originally $500, NOW $130

5 sessions for a medium area originally $750, NOW $195

5 sessions for a large area originally $1,750, NOW $320

5 sessions for an x-large area originally $2500, NOW $450

Call our office today, 757-488-3333, to schedule your complimentary consultation and mention “Laser Hair Special” to receive the discount.

What is Diolaze XL:

Diolaze is an advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair, painlessly. The combination of efficacy, patient comfort and speed makes Diolaze the leader in laser hair removal. Diolaze’s large treatment spot size makes sessions fast and convenient.

Watch a video here.

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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:
1) Text CUXM to 21333
2) Vote online at


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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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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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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