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June  2020
Our entire practice including the on-site lab and immunization clinic is open for all services, except for Shingrix vaccination which we plan to resume soon

As shared on our website, we have implemented comprehensive procedures and polices to maintain services while protecting patients and staff from possible infection from COVID-19.  In addition, remote telehealth appointments are also available in some cases.

Any specific questions or concerns you might have regarding scheduling an appointment can be addressed by your individual physician by call (202) 362-4467
Many ticks in the Mid-Atlantic area can transmit harmful infections such as Lyme disease

Unfortunately, the mild winter has boosted the local area's tick population. As such, it is very important to protect yourself from potential tick bites especially now through August, a period when ticks are most populous.

To help protect yourself and your family, you should:
  • Use a chemical repellent with DEET, permethrin or picaridin
  • Wear light-colored protective clothing
  • Tuck pant legs into socks
  • Avoid tick-infested areas
  • Check yourself, your children, and your pets daily for ticks and carefully remove any ticks
31 Ways to Stay Bone Strong
While is is recommended that sunscreen be used year -round , even on cloudy days, whenever you'll be outside, it is especially important to wear it during the sunny summer months.

Too much unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer.

Sunscreen usage tips:
  • Always use sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection
  • Your sunscreen should also have an SPF 30 or higher
  • Apply your sunscreen prior to going outside - and liberally
  • Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off