Five Steps to Better Skin Cancer Prevention

Donald J. Brideau, MD, is a board-certified primary care physician with a special interest in dermatology. He practices family medicine at Inova Primary Care – Lorton. Skin is your body’s largest organ. It keeps your other organs safe from the elements and infection while helping to regulate your body temperature. But with all that exposure,…

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Sun Safety Tips for Children and Families

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Inova Dermatologist Helps Local Students Win Sun-Shade Grant to Improve Sun Safety and Prevent Melanoma

Suraj S. Venna, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and director of the Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. He has a particular interest in the prevention, detection and treatment of melanoma. Read Dr. Venna’s profile. Running around outside is one of the best parts of being a kid. But when children don’t have a place…

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The Pandemic of Vitamin D Deficiency: How to Make Sure You’re Getting Enough

Patricia Lucey, MD, is board-certified in dermatology. She completed a fellowship in cutaneous oncology/melanoma, focusing on detecting and managing melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Lucey is especially interested in early detection of melanoma and providing thorough skin cancer screenings. She educates patients and families about the importance of regular screening and the dangers of…

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