Want to meet your best self? Working with a dietitian provides guidance for choosing the best foods to help you reach health goals and make a lifestyle change you can stick with! Annapolis Family Medicine is happy to work with Casey Lehner, Registered Dietitian and Certified LEAP Therapist. A nutrition assessment can help identify key areas for individualized meal planning suggestions. If you are struggling to lose weight, suffering from digestive discomfort, unsure how to meal plan for blood sugar or cholesterol control, or just want to take steps to nourish yourself best with new meal planning ideas, seeing a dietitian can help!
Tina Hinchman, MS, LDN, CNS
We are delighted to introduce Tina Hinchman, MS, LDN, CNS, a highly skilled licensed clinical nutritionist who is joining our team at Annapolis Family Medicine! With her functional approach to nutrition, Tina is dedicated to helping patients achieve their health and wellness goals while addressing a wide range of medical conditions.
Specializing in aging with vitality, hormonal imbalances, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and Hashimoto’s and hypothyroid conditions, Tina brings a wealth of expertise to our practice. She holds a Master’s Degree of Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a board-certified Clinical Nutrition Specialist (CNS). Additionally, Tina’s extensive background includes an MBA from Loyola University, nationally recognized certification as a health coach and personal trainer, and over 20 years of personal and professional experience in using nutrition to empower individuals on their health journeys.
In addition to her work at Annapolis Family Medicine, Tina also sees clients in her private practice, Living Forward Wellness. Her commitment to providing comprehensive care extends beyond her professional life. Tina lives with her husband and splits her time between Annapolis and the Northern Neck of Virginia. She embraces her passion for food and considers herself a “foodie,” delighting in cooking, baking, and unleashing her creativity in the kitchen. Exploring the aisles of local farmer’s markets and grocery stores, gardening, and spending time outdoors and near the water are among her cherished pastimes
Please join us in warmly welcoming Tina Hinchman to our team. With her knowledge, expertise, and compassionate approach, she is dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal health and well-being through the power of nutrition.
Wellness members can call our front office to schedule a complimentary 30-minute nutrition discovery visit with Tina or to book a 90-minute nutrition intake appointment.
Medical Weight Loss
How to lose weight and keep it off Diet and exercise play a very heavy hand in helping you achieve your health goals, but it’s hard to know where to get started. Especially since there is a lot of misinformation out there. As a patient, you have access to a lot of resources to help you safely lose weight and keep it off for good. There are a new class of drugs available to patients, known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. It mimics the GLP-1 hormone that is released in the gastrointestinal tract in response to eating. One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood glucose. GLP-1 agonists are popular medications used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Some are also approved for weight loss. Ozempic and Victoza are examples that treat Type 2 diabetes, while Wegovy and Saxenda are higher-dose versions of each medication, used for weight loss. If you are interested in learning more about these drugs and how we can help you lose and maintain weight loss, give us a call to book an appointment. If insurance does not cover these medications, we offer a compounded version people are doing amazing on.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Annapolis Family Medicine is happy to offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). This therapy, which utilizes bioidentical pellet therapy, is targeted to help men with low testosterone levels as well as women both pre- and post-menopausal. BHRT has been known to treat syptoms such as depression, low libido, fatigue, brain fog, lack of focus, energy, insomnia, hot flashes, and anxiety. In men this is accomplished with testosterone alone and for women it generally includes testosterone plus estrogen and progesterone. In addition to just feeling better, balancing your hormones has many long term health benefits. The process begins with a consultation with the provider, followed by a comprehensive blood panel and then you return for your insertion if appropriate. At Annapolis Family Medicine we truly believe in whole body wellness and optimal aging so encourage you to call for more information.
We have been providing travel medicine advice in the Annapolis community for over 30 years. We review carefully the medical risks, and work with the traveler to offer the best guidance based on the latest information.
The greatest risk for international travelers are normally due to insect stings and food or water contamination. Others topics we routinely address are altitude sickness, motion sickness, barotrauma, jet lag and travel related clots or DVTs.
We screen countries of travel for any acute disease, and of course in 2020 we all are away of the dangers of pandemics and the risks to travelers. We have the knowledge of travel risks, the latest information to guide you, and most of the vaccines one would need. Call and set up an appointment to plan for your next adventure. Stay safe.
The mission of Annapolis Family Medicine is to promote the health and well-being of the community’s needs by providing accessible high-quality medical care for people of all ages.
Annapolis Family Medicine
104 Ridgely Ave, Ste 302
Annapolis, MD 21401
All office visits are by appointment only
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Monday- Friday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM &1:00 PM-4:00 PM
All urgent calls during closed office hours can be directed to the Hospital Operator and the on-call provider can be called. If the phones are not working, you can call the Hospital Operator at 443-481-1000 and they will page your on-call provider.