1129 Heatherstone DrFredericksburg, VA 22407
Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM / Every Other Thurs. until 6PMEvery Other Sat. 8AM-12PM (appts. only) / Sun. Closed
FCHC is sad to announce that Dr. Powell has moved. If you had not yet heard, Dr. Powell felt God calling him to leave FCHC to teach medical residents and influence the next generation of physicians to care for the poor. He accepted a position at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, in North Carolina. In August the family moved to Greenville NC. We will miss Dr. Powell, Laura, and the girls dearly and wish them the best of luck on their new adventure.
Dr. Stinar will continue to carry on the mission of FCHC to serve the poor in the name of Jesus Christ. We do have new staff coming on board, but not until September. Please be patient with us as we are short staffed the next couple weeks.
I grew up in Michigan and committed to living my life for Jesus when I was in 8th grade. I went to Albion College in Michigan where I studied psychology and neuroscience planning to be a clinical psychologist. During my junior year, God called me into medicine- something I did not want to do at the time! But I was obedient, and changed my classes to meet the pre-med requisites. At Albion I met my wife Katie through Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. We married half way through my senior year at Albion, and after graduation moved to Illinois where I attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine on an Army scholarship serving in the Army Reserves.
I graduated from medical school in 2006 and transitioned to Active Duty with the Army, doing my residency in Family Medicine at Ft. Benning, GA. Katie and I felt like God was calling me to a career in the Army, where I could retire as a Colonel in my mid 40s and then we could pursue full time overseas medical missions work. After only 7 years on active duty, to include a tour in Germany and a year in Afghanistan, God called my family in a different direction.
In July of 2013 Katie, myself, and our 3 kids moved to Spotsylvania VA where I could work part time at FCHC and spend more time with our kids while Katie pursued a ministry in financial counseling that God put on her heart. In 2016 I started working full time at FCHC. Ever since I gave my life to the Lord, I’ve seen over and over again that His plans are usually not our plans- but they are always good and better than we could have hoped. I think I was probably more disappointed than anyone when Dr. Powell shared that he felt God calling him to leave FCHC, especially with the expectation that I would have to try to follow in his footsteps. I thank God that He gives us the strength to accomplish the works that He calls us to.
My experience in the Army has provided me with excellent training and experience in managing orthopedic and sports medicine related conditions, as well as women’s health, caring for infants and children, and performing minor procedures in the office. I pride myself in trying to stay up to date with advances in medicine and changes in evidence based guidelines, and also have a special interest in diabetes, weight loss, and practicing medicine in a way that avoids unnecessary testing and treatments.
I am active in my Church Community and volunteer with the Youth Group. When I have free time I enjoy all forms of exercise and sports, playing board games, and listening to Christian rock music.
For most of my childhood, I lived in the diverse area of northern California. It was there that I developed a love for exploring different cultures. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Hampton University and upon graduation, I served four years as a nurse in the Army. Some years later, I completed my nurse practitioner training at Frontier Nursing University.
At the age of 14, I obeyed the gospel and have had an amazing journey ever since. I feel blessed to work here at the Fredericksburg Christian Health Center where the mission is to address healthcare needs and share the love of Christ. I speak conversational Spanish and enjoy homeschooling my four boys with my husband.
I grew up in a Christian home, with half of my childhood in Alaska and the other half in Texas. I professed faith in Jesus as my Savior and Lord at a young age. However, it wasn’t until my college years that I truly began to know Jesus as a person and have a relationship with God.
Since I was 12 years old I had always dreamed about practicing medicine. As I developed my relationship with God during my college years, subtle changes were made to this dream. The end result was a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Harding University in Searcy, AR. Today, as a physician assistant, I most enjoy the continuity of care seen in primary care; it provides the opportunity to partner with patients in living life to the fullest and healthiest, individualized for each person. I am thankful that I get to practice my lifelong dream with you all and it is an honor to serve you. If you see me in the office, feel free to ask me about my nothing-but-hair dog or growing up on a ranch in the middle of Mulberry Canyn, Texas. May the Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you.
I was raised in Alexandria, Virginia, later moving to Spotsylvania County where I now reside with my husband and children. I completed my undergraduate nursing studies at George Mason University. Following some years working as a registered nurse, I completed my graduate studies at Chamberlain College of Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
My clinical interests include health promotion and teaching, as well as, educating women and men about natural methods of planning their families. My personal interests include spending time outdoors, hanging out with my family, and crafting. I fervently strive to incorporate my Christian faith into all aspects of my life, including my practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and feel very blessed to work at Fredericksburg Christian Health Center.
I graduated from Courtland High School and attended Mary Washington college where I obtain my B.S. degree in Physics. I worked for Northrop Grumman in Dahlgren, VA for 12 years. I was saved in 1997 but did not realize God was calling me to a different profession until 2003. After obtaining my RN, I left Northrop Grumman and started working in the ER at Mary Washington hospital. I love working in the ER, but after more than 10 years there, God called me to go back to school. I obtained my B.S.N. from Liberty University and my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University. I recently returned to school at Maryville University to obtain my Doctor of Nursing Practice.
My passions are holistic care and healthcare literacy. I believe it is only with an equal balance of care between the body, mind, and spirit and in collaboration with a well informed patient that effective healthcare can be provided. I have been serving the Lord through my work at Fredericksburg Christian Health Center since January 2017. I absolutely love what I do, love my coworkers, and love our patients and their families! I know this is where God has called me and I thank him everyday for it!
Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 5 PM
Thurs: Late appointments available every other
Thursday until 6 PM. Please call ahead to schedule.
Sat: Every other Saturday by appointment only
Phone Hours: 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM and from
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM except on Thursdays when
they are off from 12 PM – 2 PM
1129 Heatherstone Dr
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
7610 Heths Salient Street, Suite #116
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
"When did we see you ill or in prison, and come to visit you?" And the king will answer, "I tell you this: anything you did for one of my brothers here, however humble, you did for me."
(Matthew 25:40-41 NEB)