Posts Tagged ‘UCC’
Inova Announces New Partnership with DispatchHealth to Provide In-Home, Same-Day Acute Care
Inova is launching an extension of its acute healthcare services with DispatchHealth, the nation’s first comprehensive in-home medical care provider. This partnership brings on-demand medical care in the comfort of a patient’s home for urgent illnesses and injuries that do not require an emergency room visit. Inova will be leveraging DispatchHealth’s complete platform which delivers,…Read More
Should You See a Doctor for Non-COVID Illnesses In-Person or by Telemedicine?
While COVID-19 has been on the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, there are still people coping with other health problems. So, when should you keep an appointment with your doctor, make an appointment, or talk to a medical health professional via telemedicine or “virtual visit”? Read about some general guidelines about how to proceed with your…Read More
The Meaning of Fever
Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Of all childhood afflictions, fever likely represents the most commonly feared condition in young children. By far, it…Read More
A Guide to Foodborne Illness
Meredith Porter, MD is a board-certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience who is a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care services. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care with staff who are cross-trained in the pediatric emergency room…Read More
Bug Bites, Be Gone!
How to deal with your kids’ mosquito, tick and spider bites (and other outdoor ailments) this season Late summer is often spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. Perhaps you want to take the family on picnic, a weekend hike, or for one last dip in the local stream. Maybe you’re even considering a weekend camping…Read More
Protect Your Kids from Drowning
Northern Virginia parents and caregivers: With the heat of the D.C. summer upon us, did you know these sobering facts about kids and drowning? In Virginia, drownings are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of death in all children. For every child who…Read More
For Kids Under 19, Summer is “Trauma Season” in the E.R.
Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN is the Trauma Services Educator for the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Inova Loudoun Hospital is Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center. Learn more at inova.org/trauma Cars, bikes, pools, lawn mowers and grills present most common dangers Finally, summer is here! Fire up the barbeque,…Read More
Spring is in the Air: A Guide to Seasonal Allergies
Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 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 is cross-trained…Read More
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…Read More
A Guide to Child Passenger Safety
Car seat, booster seat and seatbelt tips for kids of all ages Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at 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 the region. …Read More