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Dr. Shirlene Moten

Family Medicine
Petersburg, VA
33 years experience female

Locations

Southside Family Practice

Petersburg, VA

Address

24 South Adams Street, Petersburg, VA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CHAMPUS

CIGNA Health Care

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

I am a Family Physician in Central Virginia. I am Board Certified in Family Practice, have a Master's in Public Health, & serve as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Virgina Commonwealth, & James Madison University. In my practice I care for patients with diabetes, hypertension, skin diseases..

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Adolescent Medicine

General Practice

Preventive Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: New Jersey, Virginia

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
19 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Limit raw Fish: Pregnant women and most others should limit the ingestion of raw meats especially raw fish. Raw shellfish may cause hepatitis. Raw fish such as herrin... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Indigestion: It appears as if you are running after eating. The reason the tests are normal could be that the only problem is that you are running after eating. Ru... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You'll get Medicated: You'll be anesthetized, whether the polyp is removed through the scope or through a surgical procedure. Most importantly, it needs to come out, be tes... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See Your GYN!: A thickened uterus in a postmenopausal woman can be a sign of pathology or something occuring abnomally in the pelvis. You need further evaluation to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Gastritis: You may have gastritis. This is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It can be acute (occuring for a short period of time), or last for month... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Are you pregnant?: It could be a sign of labour if you are expecting. It could also be braxton hicks contractions, which cause you to have symptoms similiar to those of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Neuropathy possible: First of all, i hope your mom is being evaluated for swelling. Feet swelling can be caused by many conditions such as standing, as well as a high salt... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
That exceeding norm : Any amount of vitamin d supplementation that causes your vitamin d level to exceed optimal is too high. Know your numbers. Have your vitamin d level c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
The jaw Injury!: Although the mechanisms are still unclear, 5-10% of all cases of tinnitus, (ringing in the ear), are felt due to head injury (jaw included. It may be ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ca++ channel blocker: Calcium channel blockers are your safest group of blood pressure medications, and while they may not typically cause sexual dysfunction in men, they c... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes!: Be sure all of your fish is well cooked especially your shell fish to limit the risk of contracting hepatitis.
A member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes Indeed!: A faint positive test is still a positive! now you need to see your physician for a confirmatory test. Given the 2 subsequent negative home pregnancy ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Personally before HS: I feel personally sexual education is being taught in school much too early. I feel sex ed should be taught prior to the time when most youngsters wou... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See your PCP ASAP!: Only a direct evaluation of any mass (swollen area of tissue), can fully determine whether the cause is infectious, or more serions. See you doc asap.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Interstitial Cystiti: Interstitial cystitis(is) is not particularly common in your age group, but those are frequently the symtoms women with is complain of. Unfortunately,... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Are you Pregnant?: Frequently, shor of a viral gastroenteritis, (a stomach virus), women of child bearing age who wake up with nausea or vomitting should do a pregnecy t... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Glad you're Alive!: Andrea, you should know that you are very blessed right now! i know of at least 2 people who perished within hours after that happened, simply because... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Barre-Lieou Syndrome: The syptoms you describe can have many causes. I would like for you to see your physician to rule out diabetes, temporal arteritis, or dysfunction of ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pregnancy test: My dear, you need to take a pregnancy test. Any change in your menses (period) at all, could mean you're pregnant. Unfortunately, sometimes the crampi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Please go to the ER!: Please call ems immediately! (911). What you have taken, is tylenol (acetaminophen). In large doses it can cause toxicity and potentially liver failur... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Many Possibilities!: Amenorrhea is the abscence of a woman's menstral cycle. The most common reason is pregnancy. Other reasons include tumor on the brain, thyroid disease... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
A Lot!: Vitamin d is best produced in the skin with sunlight! when we live in climates such as areas in canada and we can't get adequate sun exposure and we a... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Check For Diabetes: Patients with diabetes often will let out a sweet smell in their urine and breath! please make sure to have the person evaluated for diabetes!
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Diverticulitis?: It sounds as if you had a bout of acute diverticulitis. Of course, any abnormality found "must" be investigated further. Even if you can't get an appo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Avoid dairy!: As we get older, we are at increased risk of lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerance is our inabiity to digest lactose sugars. Therefore, when we ing... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pulsatile tinnitis: What you are probabaly experiencing is an increase in blood flow of the vessels around the ear that can occur during exercise or anemia. It can also o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Avoid Some Foods!: Wow! first of all, congratulations! we certainly want you with your ob-gyn regularly during your pregnancy. However, we do know that it's important to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
2 weeks after period: Fourteen days after a woman begins her menstruation (period), she ovulates. Ovulation is when the egg is released from the ovary. This is the ideal ti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Avoid Some Foods: There is a concern in pregnant & lactating women as it relates to certain foods that may harm the developing baby when ingested. Therefore, avoid fish... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Missed period: If you can, try to get an inexpensive pregnancy test from the pharmacy, especially if you normally have a period every 28 days. If you have missed a p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Angina/ heart attack: What you are describing is concerning. Shortness of breath with chest tightness could be a sign of decrease blood flow 2 the heart, or angina. If the ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: Weary Parents of 1st yr college students, you're not alone! Take advantage of parent orientation!
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Genital Herpes: Genital herpes is more common in women than men & is caused by the hsv (herpes simplex virus). There are 2 types. Genital herpes is mostly caused by h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pregnancy test!: If your urine pregnancy test is negative and you've missed your period, you could still be pregnant. You need a blood pregnancy test.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Fish is Great!: Fish is a great option when you're pregnant. Raw or undercooked meat of any kind such is not recommended however, due to the potential for parisitic a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Depends on HT/WT: Caloric intake depends more on your height and weight as much as on your age, although you will need slightly more calories during your growth spurts.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Impending Stroke!: Please seek help immediately. The loss of vision in the eye "amauroses fugax" is significant of a decrease blood flow to the vessel serving that eye, ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Massage the Corners!: You may have a lash stuck in the lacrimal gland also known as the tear duct. If that is the case, then simple massaging of the duct, located in the co... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Please Clarify!: Your english is a bit rough. You may have a swollen lymph node behind your ear & it's causing some ringing in your ear. If this is the case then the p... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Do you Matter?: Anytime a patient asks me this question, it usually suggest that they already either feel mistreated, or feel as if they give much more than they rec... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) prob. better: If you take celebrex, don't take ibruprofen, they are both nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs), and should not be taken together, (can lead ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ignore: Give without expecting anything in return! Relationships are ruined when we tend to keep score.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Eat Iron Rich Foods: That's the simple answer. However, you also need to retain the blood you have. If your periods are very heavy, that is bleeding clots that look like p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Build a Strong Core!: To get a strong back you need to develop your core, especially your abdominal muscles. The best way to build a strong core is to exercise. Exercises t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Soy!: Soy products especially soy milk contain natural estrogens, so they can potentially enhance the size of your breasts.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Missed period: If you normally have your period every 28 days and you miss it, then pay attention to the other signs. Do you have morning sickness? Breast tenderness... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
It Depends!: A variety of foods can produce bacteria that produce gas when eaten by an individual who is allergic to that particular food. Start with omitting cert... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not Acceptable! : Find another doctor. Menstral bleeding when severe, can lead to severe anemia which could be potentially serious..
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Caffeine intake?: You seem to be describing palpitations, but could also be describing other types of arrythmias, or irregular heart ryhthms. If you are taking in much ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Pschogenic polydipsi: Psychogenic polydipsia, is an urge to drink water ususally cause by a mental health disorder, or medications used to treat a mental health disoerder, ... Read More

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Oct 23, 2013
Fast, Fantastic answers to often complex questions, truly an asset to the Medical Community. A true national leader in Primary care medicine.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Moten is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Moten is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! However i missed 2 active birth control pills and period came 10days early its light but still goin
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I called my dr and was told the script was wrong. It should was suppose to be twice weekly. Thank you so much!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thanks SO much! I have AS but this was different. Will talk to my doc.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

MOUNTAINSIDE HOSPITAL
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Doc
Top Family Physician, Second Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Society Of Hypertension
National Medical Association
Medical Society Of Virginia
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