News, Announcements and Expert Commentary from Inova

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Is Summer Giving You a Headache?

Laura C. Miller, MD is a board-certified neurologist. She is the co-director of the Inova Headache Program. The change in season and rising temperatures can be difficult for many people who dislike hot temperatures, but summer can also be a trigger for individuals who suffer from cluster headaches – short, severe headaches that recur several…

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Why Should I Take My Child to an Inova Pediatric ER or Urgent Care Center?

Dr. Rick Place

By Rick Place, MD, Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Nothing is scarier to a parent than having a sick child. At Inova, we are committed to caring for children within both our emergency and urgent care facilities. Inova Children’s Hospital (ICH) at Inova Fairfax Medical…

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Reverse the Signs of Aging (No Surgery Required!)

Danielle Augustino, RPA-C, is a Certified Registered Physician Assistant with more than 10 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She is trained to safely and effectively treat all skin types and has advanced training in dermal fillers, BOTOX®, ablative/nonablative lasers, IPL/BBL photorejuvenation and laser hair removal. Danielle works at the Inova Medical Spa in…

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Dry Skin or Dehydrated Skin – What’s the Difference?

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials.   “Dry skin” and “dehydrated skin” are often used interchangeably. But, they are not the same. Do you…

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Colon Cancer Screening: It’s Not Nearly as Bad as You Think

Neeta Goel, is a primary care physician board-certified in family medicine. She is a member of Inova Medical Group and practices at Inova Primary Care – Ashburn HealthPlex. We’re deep into Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but you may have been tuning out the messages. It’s understandable. Nobody likes to think about the possibility of having…

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Experiencing Back and Leg Pain? It Could Be Spinal Stenosis.

Anje Kim, MD, is board-certified in neurological surgery and fellowship-trained in neurosurgery of the spine. She treats a broad range of spine conditions, from simple to complex. Spinal stenosis: What’s that? Many people have never heard of this condition at all — yet it’s surprisingly common. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons…

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Are You Eligible for Medicaid in Virginia?

Good news! The Medicaid rules in Virginia have changed. As of January 1, 2019, more people are eligible for low-cost or no-cost health coverage. Are you one of them? Who is Eligible for Medicaid coverage? More Virginia residents between the ages of 19 and 64 now qualify for Medicaid. Legal Virginia residents, ages 19 to…

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Anyone Can Benefit from Sports Massage

hands giving a deep dissue massage to a guy's shoulder

Ken Brown, LMT is a Nationally Licensed Massage Therapist and level 3 Reiki Master. He is well versed in a wide range of bodywork and energy balancing techniques including sports massage, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and oncology massage. Ken is one of the skilled providers at the Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. One of the…

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The Common Cold: Symptoms and Treatment

sick person huddling under a blanket

Nandini Koka, MD is the Medical Director for Inova Urgent Care.  Inova offers 11 convenient urgent care locations across Northern Virginia. All centers are open daily – even on weekends – and serve patients of all ages. Select centers in Dulles South, Manassas, Reston, Tysons Corner, and West Springfield offer specialized pediatric services in collaboration…

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