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Inova OnDemand Brings You Virtual Healthcare, Anywhere

Ruth Betru is Inova’s assistant vice president of Direct-to-Consumer Healthcare. Z Chris, MD, is a primary care physician board certified in internal medicine. He is the medical director for virtual health at Inova. Read Dr. Chris’s profile. Make an appointment. Take time out of your workday. Battle the D.C. Metro traffic. Find parking – all…

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Weighing the Long-Term Risks of Acid Reflux Drugs

George Kevin Gillian, MD, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in treatments for hernia and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He helped to establish the Heartburn Treatment Center at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Read Dr. Gillian’s profile. If you take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat acid reflux or heartburn, you’re not alone. This class of drugs, which includes Prilosec…

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Peace of Mind: Why You Need an Advance Healthcare Directive

Denise T. Mohess, MD, is a member of Inova Medical Group and is medical director for Inova’s Advanced Illness and Geriatric Program. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Read Dr. Mohess’s profile. If you’re like most people, you have opinions about how you’d like to be cared…

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Inova Brings Care to You with Inova OnDemand

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Inova knows that sometimes you just can’t get to the doctor’s office.  Whether it’s springtime allergies or the common cold, getting sick is never convenient, but getting care should be. In response to the demand for greater access to care, Inova this week launches Inova OnDemand, a telehealth service that allows…

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Inova Alexandria Hospital Unveils the Newest Member of its Surgical Team

Hospital partners with local elementary students to name state-of-the-art robotic technology ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) partnered with the community to unveil and name its latest robotic technology, the da Vinci® Xi Surgical System. This state-of-the-art equipment – part of the hospital’s new robotic surgery program – provides an alternative to both traditional open…

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Inova Names New Leadership at Loudoun, Mount Vernon and Alexandria Hospitals

Appointments underscore commitment to communities served FALLS CHURCH, VA. – Inova announced today the retirement of H. Patrick Walters, SVP, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital and the appointment of Deborah Addo, SVP, as CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital. In addition, Susan Carroll, SVP, has been promoted to Regional Executive Officer over Inova Alexandria and Inova…

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Inova Alexandria’s award-winning Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) expands to heighten care delivery

Healing the Heart Award-winning cardiovascular critical care unit in Alexandria, VA expands to heighten care delivery Recovery from a major cardiac event such as a heart attack or a complex surgery can be difficult. Guided by experience, skill and compassion, the medical team at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) understands and responds…

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New LSVT BIG therapy available for people with Parkinson’s

On the Move Inova Alexandria Hospital is now offering the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG technique The Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitative Care Department has been expanding its services over the past year. As an example, it now offers Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) BIG, a technique that addresses the unique…

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