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Pneumococcal (Strep) Vaccine: Should I Get It?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Streptococcus pneumoniae – commonly referred to as “strep” or “pneumococcus” – is a familiar type of bacteria associated with varying infections which…

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A Guide to E. Coli and Foodborne Illnesses

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Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 22 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff…

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Flu Season: How to Keep Your Family Healthy

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Katie Zinicola, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care. Inova offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at the Manassas, Dulles South, Reston, Tyson’s Corner, and West Springfield urgent care locations. While Inova Urgent Care accepts walk-in patients of all ages, staff members at these five locations are cross-trained in pediatric emergency…

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Q&A With Loring Flint, MD

Loring Flint, MD

Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer sets the bar high As the Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer, Loring Flint, MD, is tasked with setting top priorities and ensuring quality, safety and effective results create a positive patient experience. In 2018, his role shifted from Chief Medical Officer to Chief Physician Executive…

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What Is the Inova VIP 360˚Program and What Is the Value of Joining?

Inova has a concierge medicine program called VIP 360.

Q and A With Sandy Ibrahim, MD, a family physician and Medical Director of the VIP 360˚ program Inova VIP 360° is a concierge medicine program, which affords the primary care provider and the patient the time that they both deserve to manage health care issues as they arise. It represents an approach to medicine…

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Comprehensive OB-GYN Care for Every Stage of a Woman’s Life

OB-GYN Shirlington

Inova OBGYN – Shirlington’s all-female practice offers comfort, convenience At Inova OBGYN – Shirlington, women find the care they need for every stage of their lives — from puberty through menopause and beyond. “We aim to give our patients the ultimate in service, convenience and comfort,” says Hillary Robinowitz-Elins, MD,  one of four doctors in…

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Inova Pairs Mental Health With Primary Care

Breaking barriers in behavioral health With the mind-body connection well established, Inova Medical Group’s pairing of primary care and behavioral health providers in the same offices has reaped rave reviews. Since July 2017, most Inova primary care clinics have counselors and other mental health clinicians on staff, under the same roof, creating a seamless transition between…

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HPV Vaccine – What’s New?

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Dr. Kenneth Lin is a board certified internist at Inova General Internal Medicine Group – Ballston. He has 21 years of clinical experience and special interests in preventive medicine, nutrition, and dermatologic procedures. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and a well-recognized cause of cervical cancer, genital warts, and oral cancers.…

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Fitness enthusiasts: How to avoid overuse injuries

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Whether you favor the treadmill, the streets, or the trails, make sure your enthusiasm doesn’t outstrip your abilities. Launching into a workout routine without proper preparation can often put you at risk for overuse injuries such as stress fractures and muscle tears. Jessica Wertz, DO, a family and sports medicine physician at Inova Sports Medicine,…

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