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The Future of Medicine
Where East Meets West
1036 Volvo Parkway, Suite 2, Chesapeake, VA 23320 ph:(757) 410-5462 a division of MidAtlantic Women's Care, PLC.


Our Reputation

“I have never in my life felt that my body was as out of my control as I have over the past 4-5 years. I was continuing to gain weight, although I was eating only 1200 calories per day and working out 4 days a week.

“I could sleep for 12 hours and still feel like I needed more sleep. I never felt rested upon wakening no matter how much sleep I got. And, I had frequent hot flashes.

“All of this changed my personality. I had become disinterested in doing anything but going to work and coming home, eating and collapsing; my mind was foggy and I had difficulty finishing thoughts and thinking of words; and I could not get organized to do a task. I had become a very sad person and was at the point that if I had to continue living this way, I was not interested in living at all. My quality of life had disappeared. I felt like I was dragging myself through every day and I just could not take it anymore. I felt like Synergy was my very last hope and prayed this would work.

“I had discussed all of my symptoms with my doctor but was told there is ‘no magic bullet to lose weight and feel better. It was up to me.’ I read book after book on menopause and dieting, looking for an answer, trying to understand what was happening to me. I didn’t feel like any other women I knew around my age were struggling as much as I was just to make it through every day.

“I was so frustrated because I was eating healthily and dieting, working hard at thinking positive and making myself do things when I really wanted to lay down. I was struggling mentally and physically. There just didn’t seem to be any help anywhere. I felt very alone, old and helpless.

A friend recommended Dr. Linda Long to me. After reading other women’s stories on her website, I felt there was hope. And I was right. Dr. Long has given me my life back! I feel like she has assisted me in waking from a long, deep sleep/coma to finally find and be myself again. I have missed me! My husband has missed me. He could not believe the difference in me, just in the first few weeks after I saw Dr. Long. He commented one morning as I unknowingly sang to myself as I was getting ready for work, ‘I haven’t heard you singing in the morning for a very long time.’ I will never be able to thank Dr. Long enough for bringing me back to life.

“She started by evaluating my lab work and explaining to me how my body had become unbalanced. She told me how we could get it back into balance and functioning at an optimal level. She explained the hormone replacement therapy that she was recommending to me as well as dietary changes.

“Dr. Long suggested the Paleo lifestyle. I listened with skepticism because I was so tainted by failed attempts to feel better and lose weight. Another diet! UGH! I trust Dr. Long implicitly, so I felt I could at least try what she was suggesting. I started making the dietary changes and started the hormone therapy immediately, still not expecting much. The first three days I felt horrible, as she said I would. Taking sugar and flour out of my diet was a big step for me. I now realize that I am hypersensitive to both and know I can’t eat just a little. But I don’t miss it - - at all!

“By the end of the first week I began to have more energy, better sleep, and lost 2 pounds. I started researching the Paleo way of eating and trying new recipes. By the end of week two I had lost another pound and I really felt good, e.g., thinking more clearly, rested in the morning when I awoke after 7-8 hours of sleep, swollen feeling disappearing, hot flashes coming less frequently, and in a lighter mood. I was actually eating more food, just the right kinds of food.

“It has been 2 ½ months since I first saw Dr. Long. If I could, I would hug her every morning when I wake up because I am finally glad to wake up in the morning and get out to a new day. Hot flashes have all but gone, sleep is restful, thinking is clearer, I’ve lost 12 pounds, my family and friends have noticed a difference and have even said, ‘You are acting more like yourself these days!’

“My motivation to continue the Paleo lifestyle and the hormone therapy is not to lose weight, but to continue to feel great! I thank God for Synergy and Dr. Long every day. I truly feel I will never be able to repay her for giving me my life back!

“Dr. Long is sincere, well-informed, and honest. If any woman reading this can relate to how I was feeling, I encourage you to call Dr. Long or Dr. Ryder today! You do not have to live without quality of life because you are getting older. You can and will feel better!

“Why this protocol is not offered by doctors as a choice to feel better is beyond me.”

Shirley Martin
Portsmouth, VA

   Shirley Martin and husband

About Synergy

Free Seminar
Our next free seminar will be held in Spring 2019 and will focus on bioidentical hormone therapy and optimal aging for women and men. If you have questions and cannot wait until then, please call us at (757) 410-5462. Seminars are held in our office in Chesapeake (Greenbrier area).
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Synergy, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, is an integrative medical center for women that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine. Our hormone doctor is experienced at integrative treatments for weight gain, frequent hot flashes, menopause, hormone replacement therapy, hormone therapy, the paleo diet, and more. The integrative center serves women and men in Hampton, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.


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