Amanda V. Chance, MD
“Cure sometimes, treat often, and comfort always.” — Hippocrates
“Not everybody is intelligent, but every body is intelligent.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Dr. Amanda Victoria Chance is board-certified in Internal Medicine with specialty expertise in geriatrics, home care, post-acute and long-term care medicine. She started her career as a hospitalist working at Sentara Leigh (SLH) and Sentara Obici (SOH) hospitals in the Tidewater area of Virginia. During that time, she served as the Medical Operations Chief in the SLH Incident Command Center during Hurricane Irene in 2011. Dr. Chance eventually transitioned to home care medicine and while working with Visiting Physicians Association (VPA) from 2013 – 2016 she participated in Independence at Home, a component of the Affordable Care Act that began as a Medicare Demonstration of Home Based Primary Care in 2012, providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary, longitudinal care in the homes of persons with serious chronic disabling disease. After leaving VPA she served as medical director for Newport News Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the Envoy of Williamsburg, and St. Francis Nursing Center-Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. Wanting to give back to a younger generation, she took a teaching position in 2018 where she served as a clinical professor providing education and physician oversight for the Riverside Medical Group/ Family Practice residents during their Geriatrics rotation.
Dr. Chance currently has her own practice and has been traveling across the country providing services to government and private facilities. Through contracts she has worked in prisons providing acute & chronic medical care and overseeing hospice care to inmates with advanced dementia who also have life sentences. Recently she completed a contract with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California and has had frontline experience in dealing with COVID-19. She provided daily in-person care for Kaiser’s members since the emergence of the disease and she also provided telemedicine services during this time to ensure continuity of care.
Merriam-Webster states that medical experts are called physicians because the word physic originally referred to both the practice of medicine and to natural science (any of the sciences that deal with matter, energy, and their interrelations and transformations). As scientific fields matured, physic as it applied to healing was phased out in favor of medicine. Dr. Chance embraces the original meaning of the word “physician” and plans to continue traveling the world in search of ancient knowledge of the natural sciences. She plans on using this information in conjunction with her medical background to heal more fully the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical being of her clients. Through her travels she has had face-to-face conversations with experts of all types from Egyptian healers in Cairo to Mayan timekeepers in the Americas. She hopes that anyone who seeks her services will use the information she has acquired worldwide to educate themselves on their personal health and well-being.
Dr. Chance graduated from Spelman College and earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and has over 10 years of experience in Internal Medicine. She has provided volunteer services and charity support to communities during national disasters including 9/11, several hurricanes and now a global pandemic.