1129 Heatherstone DrFredericksburg, VA 22407
Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM / Every Other Thurs. until 6PMSaturday hours no longer available / 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 grew up in Fredericksburg and started my healthcare career in 1971 as a nurse at Mary Washington Hospital and later Pratt Medical Center. After 27 years in nursing I transitioned into management . All though I have now been in management for 20 years I still receive calls from past patients for advice and I love talking with them. I am very active in my church where I am a member of the choir. In my free time a enjoy power walking, crafts, time with family, friends and my beloved dog.