Our primary care physicians include board-certified family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric doctors. Daily walk-ins accepted at this location.
Our primary care physicians include board-certified family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric doctors who are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for the entire family. The practice works closely in coordination with Inova's extensive network of hospitals and outpatient facilities. Translation services are available for our patients. Please contact the office prior to your appointment.
Inova Medical Group – Ashburn II accepts all major commercial insurances and Medicare Part B.
Inova Primary Care offices in Leesburg and Sterling walk-in hours will close early at 5 p.m. tonight.
We will post tomorrow if there are any office opening delays or closures in the morning.
As always, Inova hospitals and emergency care centers will be open 24/7. Stay safe!
inovanewsroom.org Updated as of March 20, 2018, 2:45 p.m.: The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC has issued a winter storm watch in effect late Tuesday, March 20 until evening of Wednesday, March 21, 2018. As always, Inova hospitals and emergency care centers will be open 24/7. We will post any cancell...
Our own Dr. Stephanie Pylypko was a guest speaker at the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's 2nd Annual ASPIRE Summit today at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park. Her presentation focused on empowerment and the holistic approach to wellness for young girls.
ASPIRE focuses on inspiring, educating, and building confidence in 7th grade girls in the local community. Mobile Health Services at Inova Loudoun Hospital were also on site to offer blood pressure screenings.
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Chronic headaches are unfortunately quite common and many who suffer from chronic headaches have often tried a lot of doctors and a lot of drugs, with little or no relief. Dr. Dorothy Polahar shares other options that integrative medicine offers to treat people suffering from chronic headaches.
inovanewsroom.org Dorothy E. Polahar, DO, DABFM, is board certified in family medicine. She has training in integrative medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and a Master’s in athletic training and sports medicine. She practices at the Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional M...
Upset tummies. Sore throats. Skinned knees. Kids can get sick or hurt in all kinds of ways – but children are much more than a list of symptoms. Dr. Dorothy Polahar, DO, DABFM, shares what you (and children) can expect from an integrative medicine doctor.
inovanewsroom.org Inova Steinmetz Integrative and Functional Medicine Center's Dorothy E. Polahar, DO, DABFM, is board certified in family medicine with training in integrative medicine, functional medicine, acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine & a Master's...
Have you ever tried "cupping?"
Yet another great reason to practice #yoga!
#namaste #prevention #wellness #lccchealthy
well.blogs.nytimes.com A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.
"The health care world’s increased acceptance of yoga therapy is partly due to a significant body of clinical research that now documents yoga’s proven benefits for a range of health conditions, including back pain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia, as well as its ability to help reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Yoga has even been documented as a way to alleviate the side effects of cancer treatment." #lccchealthy #naturalhealth #yoga #yogis
yogajournal.com With a growing body of research proving yoga’s healing benefits, it’s no wonder more Western doctors are prescribing this ancient practice to their patients.
The FDA has finalized a new and improved Nutrition Facts label that will be on all food products nationwide come July 2018.
Look for changes designed to help you make healthier decisions -- including new serving sizes that more accurately reflect the amount of food that people eat vs. what companies think people should be eating.
Learn more below. #LCCChealthy #nutrition #foodies #prevention #wellness #LoCoVA #diet
healio.com The FDA has unveiled updated Nutrition Facts labelling for packaged foods, according to a press release.The new label, which features different formatting and additional information, was designed to help consumers make healthy food choices.
Did you know that what you're eating could be contributing to your seasonal #allergies?
Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Giardenelli addresses the link between allergies & #food sensitivities on the NaturalPath blog. Learn more below! #LCCChealthy
"In a recent study, adults with type 2 #diabetes and overweight or obesity who were assigned 3 weeks of combined #acupuncture & metformin lost weight and improved insulin sensitivity vs. those assigned metformin & a sham procedure..." #LCCCHealthy
healio.com Adults with type 2 diabetes and overweight or obesity randomly assigned 3 weeks of combined acupuncture and metformin lost weight and improved insulin sensitivity vs. those assigned metformin and a sham procedure, recent study findings show. In a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study, A...
Anja Busse, a 13-year-old from Antigo, Wis. with Type 1 diabetes first learned that she had the disease when she was 11.
That Christmas, she got her first American Girl doll – which had hazel eyes, blond hair and freckles, just like her — but was disappointed when she scoured the catalog and couldn’t find any diabetes supplies.
She started an online petition urging American Girl to make diabetes accessories for the dolls, rallying the Type 1 diabetes community and garnering 7,000 signatures...
well.blogs.nytimes.com American Girl, the doll company, has introduced a diabetes care kit for dolls, and it has sold so briskly it is already on back order.
We're excited to share that we've joined the Inova Medical Group, a division of the Inova Health System which offers primary care and adult specialty services throughout the D.C. Metro region!
We believe this partnership will enhance your patient experience and are excited to be joining an innovative, growing organization!
Learn more about how this news will affect your next visit below.
We particularly appreciate your patience as we transition to the EPIC EMR system!
www.novamedgroup.com We’re Joining the Inova Medical Group! April 29, 2016 by Nova Medical Group We are excited to announce that we are joining forces with Inova Medical Group, a division of the Inova Health System which offers primary care and adult specialty services throughout the D.C. Metro region. We believe this p…
"To help patients & families weigh the evidence & compare risks & benefits [of varying treatment options for non-life threatening ER visits], hospitals are developing so-called shared decision-making aids tailored to emergency situations."
...Pretty cool! #lccchealthy #prevention
wsj.com Patients often let emergency care physicians make important decisions about treatment, medicine or testing. Some hospitals are finding ways to involve patients more in those choices.
"Autoimmune diseases are estimated to impact +24 million Americans, or between 5 - 8 percent of the population.
In fact, more than 80 diseases - including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS, and celiac disease - have been classified as autoimmune, and the list continues to grow.
They often involve hard-to-classify syndromes like inflammation, pain, swelling, and misery."
mindbodygreen.com Identifying and eliminating the root cause of autoimmune diseases requires detective work, trial and error, and patience—but the results are worth it. Here are nine strategies I recommend.
"Doing as many of these things as you can is good for your brain; but if you can’t do them all every day, don’t beat yourself up.
If you don’t do any, just integrating a couple will very likely help. And your brain may appreciate it more than you think." #LCCChealthy #LoCoVA #LoudounCounty #prevention #mentalhealth #wellness #health
forbes.com The brain is your most valuable organ. Here's what we know about how to treat it well.
Another reason to think twice before you swing through that drive thru...
#LCCCHealthy #LoCoVA #LoudounCounty #diet #nutrition
Napster founder Sean Parker's cash infusion is the largest ever for #cancer #immunotherapy.
Here they are folks... The Environmental Working Group's 2016 "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean Fifteen" lists!
The EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Food & Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items -- (lower numbers = more pesticides)!
If you want to be selective in purchasing #organic produce, opt to buy the #DirtyDozen in the organic section. You can be more lenient with the "Clean Fifteen."
#DirtyDozen #CleanFifteen #LCCChealthy #cleaneating #diet #nutrition
ewg.org EWG's 2015 Shopper's Guide helps you make informed choices about the produce you buy. Check out our 'Dirty Dozen' and 'Clean 15' lists to shop smarter.
A recent study published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that regular walking, cycling, swimming, dancing and even gardening may substantially reduce the risk of #Alzheimers.
So, what are you waiting for?! Get out there & move! #HappyFriday!
well.blogs.nytimes.com New evidence that physical activity can forestall the mental decline in aging brains.
Congratulations to Lisa K. Malloy, MD for being named "Best Family Doctor" in the 2016 Posh Seven Magazine Best of Suburbia issue!
#OurDocsRock #LoCoVA #LoudounCounty
poshseven.com Top 30 Winners of the Best of Suburbia for Kids 2016 Survey
"#Stress in childhood may be linked to hardening of the arteries in adulthood, new research suggests."
#LCCChealthy #kidshealth #heartdisease #prevention #wellness
well.blogs.nytimes.com The higher the childhood stress score in a study, the greater the risk for coronary artery calcification in adulthood.
"Although colorectal cancer is the third most common #cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, after lung cancer.
Detection guidelines call for screening to begin at 50 for most people, but colon cancer is now increasing in people under 50, and everyone should be aware of the risks and early warning signs."
#LCCCHealthy #coloncancer #prevention #health
well.blogs.nytimes.com Traditional colonoscopy is best at finding cancer. Less invasive screenings are not as definitive, but they’re better than nothing.
Our bodies are naturally designed to eliminate & neutralize toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph & skin.
But, with the constant exposure to #toxins in our air, water, & food, our bodies have a hard time keeping up with its natural detoxification process.
Over a lifetime, these toxins may accumulate in the body & can trigger a variety of physical & cognitive disorders including depression, anxiety, memory loss, & fatigue.
Detoxification programs can assist your body's natural self-cleansing system.
Here are 6 signs that suggest you may need to #detox...
And, check out our new #Spring Cleanse too! www.novamedgroup.com/spring-cleanse/
#LCCChealthy #springcleaning #springcleanse
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Pretty interesting... I remembered all but grapes!
How did you do?
#LCCChealthy #memory #mentalhealth
nytimes.com Showing the power of using colorful images and well-known locations.
Do you have any unused & unwanted prescription drugs on hand?
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Middleburg Police Department, and Town of Purcellville Police Department have partnered with the DEA for April 30 Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day.
#LoudounCounty residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused & unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at six sites in the county:
1.) Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station - 46620 East Frederick Drive, Sterling
2.) Dulles South Public Safety Center - 25216 Loudoun County Parkway, South Riding
3.) Lansdowne Public Safety Center - 19845 Sandridge Way, Lansdowne. 4.) Middleburg Town Hall -10 W. Marshall Street, Middleburg
5.) Parking lot for Fireman’s Field - 250 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville
6.) DEA Museum - 750 Miller Drive, Suite F-1, Leesburg
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
#LCCChealthy #LoCoVA #Loudoun
LCSO, Middleburg Police Department, & Town of Purcellville Police Department Partner with DEA for April 30 Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day http://go.usa.gov/csasz
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Middleburg Police Department, and the Town of Purcellville Police Department have once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
Residents can discard potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on April 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at six sites in the county. The sites include, the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling; the Dulles South Public Safety Center located at 25216 Loudoun County Parkway in South Riding; the Lansdowne Public Safety Center located at 19845 Sandridge Way in Lansdowne. The Town of Middleburg Police Department will have a collection site located at the Middleburg Town Hall, 10 W. Marshall Street in Middleburg. The Town of Purcellville Police Department will set up a drop-off location in the parking lot for Fireman’s Field, located at 250 S. Nursery Avenue in Purcellville. A drop-off location will also be set up at the DEA Museum located at 750 Miller Drive, Suite F-1 in Leesburg.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Since the inception of the DEA take-back program in 2010, over 6,500 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been taken off the streets of Loudoun County.
Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, a former Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, says the program addresses a critical public safety and health issue. “Recent studies show that more than 75% of teenagers who use heroin began experimenting with opiates after first being introduced to prescription painkillers. It is imperative we remove any unused and unwanted medications from our homes, as they often fall into the wrong hands and are misused or abused,” said Sheriff Chapman.
Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are increasing at alarming rates, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. “It is our goal to make our homes and communities safer by providing a method to dispose of these drugs,” said Chief Cynthia McAlister of the Town of Purcellville Police Department.
In addition, many residents do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away – both potential safety and health hazards. “This service is free and is a great opportunity for residents to properly dispose of unwanted and unused prescription medications,” said Chief AJ Panebianco of the Town of Middleburg Police Department.
The take-back program has been incorporated into a regional heroin initiative called the Heroin Operations Team. In April 2015, Loudoun Sheriff Chapman joined U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10th District) to form the HOT Team. HOT employs a comprehensive approach that includes enforcement (at all levels), education and prevention by incorporating local, state and federal law enforcement.
Collection sites in every local community can be found by going to http://www.dea.gov. This site will be continuously updated with new take-back locations.
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