Synergy - traditional and holistic medicine

1036 Volvo Parkway, Suite 2,
Chesapeake, VA 23320
ph: (757) 410-5462
fax:(757) 410-5862
An integrative medical center for women and men
that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine
The Future of Medicine
Where East Meets West

Synergy does not participate in insurance programs. Read why here.     •    Please view our price list here.
Welcome to our website

Hampton Roads has some of the best physicians and medical clinics in the state, but our health care system could still do better. At Synergy, our patients are experiencing wellness and renewed energy from our integrative medical care, which goes beyond traditional practices. We are blending the roles of traditional and holistic medicine to provide improved care that has our patients feeling better and enjoying their life to the fullest.

We help women of all ages with menopause, aging, hormone loss, stress, fatigue, emotional conditions, muscle loss, arthritis, side effects of cancer treatment, sexual health issues, digestive disorders, chronic headaches, neck pain, low back pain, menstrual problems, and more.

Our two co-founding doctors, Dr. Rebecca Ryder and Dr. Linda Long, have nearly five decades of combined experience and believe the future of medicine will integrate many different medical techniques. They also believe women shouldn't have to wait that long.

In 2007, the doctors founded in Chesapeake, Virginia, a breakthrough medical clinic that integrates mainstream medicine with complementary and alternative medicine. Patients who had been stuck in the mainstream cycle of less than optimal results are seeing the exciting rejuvenating effects of Synergy's care.

If you are suffering with health or aging problems, the solution may be our combination of modern and alternative medical therapies, which our patients love.

From Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to Optimal Aging to Medical Acupuncture to Herbal Medicine, our doctors and specialists integrate many different types of therapies for each individual patient.

Long before a patient gets sick or develops an illness, there are subtle symptoms and a decrease in functioning. At Synergy, we investigate the various causes of your illness or decreased functioning — including lifestyle, diet, stress, and emotions. We can guide you in making changes that lead to a better life, prevention of illness, and maintenance of your health and well-being.

The medical profession increasingly acknowledges the value of holistic, integrative and Eastern medical practices, but has been slow in providing them to people in need. We're here now, helping women throughout Hampton Roads, and would love to help you.


What does "Integrative Medicine" mean?
Integrative medicine combines traditional western (or allopathic) medicine and complementary and alternative approaches, but does not replace conventional therapy. It is used for managing symptoms, increasing quality of life, and improving treatment efficiency.

Basic Principles of Integrative Medicine

A partnership between patient and practitioner in the healing process.
Appropriate use of conventional and alternative methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response.
Consideration of all factors that influence health, wellness and disease, including mind, spirit and community as well as body.
A philosophy that neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative medicine uncritically.
Recognition that good medicine should be based in good science, inquiry driven and open to new paradigms.
Use of natural, less invasive interventions whenever possible.
The broader concepts of promotion of health and the prevention of illness as well as the treatment of disease.

(Definition by the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.)

About Synergy

Free Seminar
Our next free seminar on bioidentical hormone therapy and optimal aging for women and men will be announced soon. Seminars are held in our office in Chesapeake (Greenbrier area).
News release here.
What Women Say here.
Synergy, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, is an integrative medical center for women and men that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine. We specialize in integrative treatments for menopause and andropause, sleep disorders, fatigue, loss of energy, digestive problems, gynecologic problems, and chronic medical conditions including chronic pain. Our services include bioidentical hormone treatment, hormone replacement therapy, anti-aging medicine, side effects of cancer treatment, medical acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine, and massage therapy. The integrative center serves women in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.


For more details, please contact us at:

Phone: (757) 410-5462
Fax: (757) 410-5862
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