John Verheul, MD, MPH is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 28 years of experience in the greater Richmond, VA area. He completed his undergraduate training with honors at Hope College in Michigan, before returning to his native country to graduate summa cum laude from medical school at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in 1984. After obtaining certifications in primary care and occupational medicine in Europe, he completed his residency in Family Practice as Chief Resident of the Chesterfield Family Practice Residency Program in 1988. He subsequently went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992.
Dr. Verheul was a physician with Family Practice Associates from 1988 until 2013. He then transitioned into his concierge practice with SignatureMD and is also co-owner of CompassMD, a firm specializing in occupational health needs. As such, he has been the Medical Director for the Virginia State Police for many years and provides health care to many local and regional police and firefighter organizations. He is also certified as a Medical Review Officer.
Besides his love of primary care and occupational medicine, he holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He regularly teaches the finer aspects of Family Medicine to both medical and nurse practitioner students through programs at both Virginia Commonwealth University and affiliated health programs at the University of Virginia and Eastern Virginia School of Medicine. He was voted a “TOP DOC” in Family Medicine by his peers as published in the RICHMOND MAGAZINE in April, 2010.
Dr. Verheul enjoys traveling and has done so extensively through his MPH training, having provided volunteer care in Brazil, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. He is fluent in Dutch, conversant in German and frequently returns to see his extended family in the Netherlands. He is a licensed pilot and has in the past been approved as an FAA Regional Flight Examiner. He has three wonderful children and is an accomplished jazz pianist. You may just hear him play locally at various clubs and social functions!
Dr. Bettinger was born in Richmond, VA and went to the College of William & Mary for a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, now VCU, and completed her Family Practice residency at Chesterfield Family Practice. Dr. Bettinger is Board Certified in Family Medicine with special interests in women’s health, geriatrics and holistic care. Cynthia is married with three adult children, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 4 chickens. When she is not caring for patients, you can find her enjoying her animals, reading, gardening and traveling.
Sheri Payne Tignor comes to our practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Sheri has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Masters in Nursing and received her certification as an FNP from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. With 17 years nursing experience, Sheri has worked as an Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department nurse, Hospice nurse and PICU nurse. Sheri was born in RVA and moved to multiple other states during her upbringing but returned to her original home of Richmond full time after attending James Madison University.
Sheri resides in Henrico County with her husband and family. Sheri has a daughter and claims three step children as her own as well as three dogs, a cat and multiple Koi in her pond. During her free time, Sheri enjoys snow skiing, boating, jet-skiing and riding 4-wheelers with her family.
Dr. Jeremiah Fabry D.C., R.N., C.N.I.M. has been working specifically with patients suffering from obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome for the past 3 years. He has been in practice for just over 12 years and has spent most of that time in the operating room as a board-certified intraoperative neurophysiologist. As the Metabolic Specialist for HealthVisions MD, he provides individualized patient care utilizing a concierge medical approach, which he finds to be the most effective model for patients to accomplish their health goals and reverse the progression of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. His educational background in both allopathic and non-allopathic medicine has given him a broad base from which to address many health conditions and guide individuals to be strong, educated advocates for their own healthcare. He especially enjoys working one-on-one to help people lose weight when nothing else works. You can learn more about Dr. Fabry at his blog drjfab.com or follow @drjfab on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
Ms. Crow has been a practicing therapist for over 30 years. She received her graduate training at Virginia Commonwealth School of Social Work and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1984. Ms. Crow has been in private practice for the past 19 years. Her training and work experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults.
Before going into Private Practice Ms. Crow spent 14 years as the Clinical Director of the Crossroads Services Board overseeing the development and delivery of mental health, substance abuse, emergency services and early childhood intervention services for seven counties.
Ms. Crow’s focus is on a strength based approach and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ms. Crow specializes in treatment of:
· Mood (emotional) disorders such as depression and anxiety.
· Attention, concentration, focus issues that impact school, work & family, (ADHD) in Children and Adults
· Life Changes/adjustment issues
· Grief & Loss issues • Trauma
· Stress Management • Addiction Issues
· Autism Spectrum Disorders • Marital/Couple Issues
“My primary goal is to enhance individual and family lives by assisting them to identify new coping strategies. Participating in a personal counseling experience creates an environment conducive to exploring personal growth opportunities which often translate into better overall emotional and physical health.”
Deborah Febish is a Christian Minister, Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, and Certified Reflexologist. She has 30 years’ experience as a Holistic Health Practitioner and is certified as an Integrative Health Practitioner from The Advanced Integrative Medical Clinic. She earned her Doctor of Naturopathy from The Clayton School of Natural Health. Dually qualified in Native American and European Herbology, has earned her Master Herbalist Degree from Dr. John Ray Christopher’s School of Natural Healing. At the Advanced Integrative Medical Institute, in Washington D.C., she earned her certificates in Iridology, Sclerology, Integrative Bowel Detoxification, Electral Dermal Resistance Analysis, Bio-Ionic Chemical Analysis and Microscopy and Clinical Integrative Reflexology.
She is also experienced in Homeopathic Medicine, studied at Johns Hopkins University, and is an ordained Native American Christian Minister by Three Feathers Gathering of Lambs World Ministries.
Reflexology: Reflexology deals with reflexes that are in the feet and hands. These reflexes correspond to all the glands, organs and various parts of the body: Heal spurs, fibromyalgia, gout, colon issues, allergies, headaches, sinus issues, colds & flu, high blood pressure, diabetes, sciatica issues, sleep issues, menopause issues, prenatal issues, pain in the upper and lower back, over-all well-being and cancers.