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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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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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How to Protect Yourself: Pneumonia Vaccines

According to a new federal proposal, a combination of pneumococcal 13 valent conjugate vaccine and the 23 valent polysaccharide vaccine will provide the most complete protection for patients over 65 years of age.

Pneomonia Vaccines

For those who have never been vaccinated, the preferred sequence would be the PCV13 first, followed by the PPSV23 within a period of 6 to12 months. Additionally, those who already received the 23 valent (which is now what is being administered to 65 years and older) can receive the 13 valent at least one year later. Although the clinical recommendation was made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal body controlling reimbursement has NOT passed policies to facilitate implementation. At this time, Medicare pays for only ONE pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine for adults aged 65 years and older. However, if this dual-vaccination practice is adopted by the Centers for Disease Control, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare must consider adopting the change in due time.

The PCV13, when added to the current PPSV23, offered significant protection against  pneumonia with 45 percent fewer first episodes of non-bacteria pneumonia and 75 percent fewer episodes of invasive pneumonia.

The Big Point:  the addition of the vaccine creates a good safety profile, and the cost benefit analysis makes this a cost-effective and efficient preventative approach.

Typically decisions in coverage through the Centers of Medicaid and Medicare wouldn’t go into effect until January. Please check with your insurance carrier regarding coverage.

Is it time for your vaccination? Please call our office today at (757) 488-3333 to schedule your appointment.

Always keeping our patients informed,

~Dr. Samir Abdelshaheed and the Family Medicine Healthcare Team

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Vaccination, Smaccination

We all know about the debate on the measles vaccine. There are those who say every child should be vaccinated, and those who say their child, their choice. The state of Virginia does require that children entering day care and school must receive the measles vaccination, but are allowed religious exemption and medical exemption. Even though some of you may have strong opinions on the vaccine already, it is important to read up annually on the vaccine to check on changes within the vaccine as well as possible outbreaks.


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