up-to-date information regarding Coronavirus (COVID 19) is available at the CDC website. www.cdc.gov If you think you may have been exposed AND are exhibiting symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath please CALL the office or the Alexandria Health Department (703-746-4951) for advice and proper triaging to avoid potentially infecting others.
Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas! Our office will be closed Mon 12/24 through Wed 12/26. We will re-open Thurs 12/27. Enjoy time with your family and friends and hope your days are filled with holiday cheer.
National Drug Takeback Day is OCtober 27th. Visit the DEA website to find a location near you to discard any expired or unwanted medications
There has been a recall on one Lot of montelukast (singulair). Lot #17384, NDC #31722–76–30 (expiration date 12/31/2019). Please check your prescription at home to see if it is included. If so return it to your pharmacy.
The World Bronchiectasis Conference is being held in Washington, DC this year. There is a patient session available if you are interested in learning more about bronchiectasis. You can find information about the session and how to register at the following link https://worldbronch.com/patient-session/
Springtime DC is a beautiful time of year with the Cherry Blossoms blooming, however, it also brings spring allergy season. Approximately 7% of US adults have seasonal allergies. Typical environmental allergens including trees, pollens, grasses, dust mites, mold, and ragweed. Experts predict that this season may be shorter and delayed due to the prolonged winter in the Northeast but it may be more intense. Typical allergy symptoms include sneezing, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, and itchy watery eyes. It can also exacerbate asthma symptoms. Common measures you can take to decrease your allergy symptoms include avoidance such as limiting your time outdoors when the pollen is heavy or using a mask to filter particles. Treatment options include over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal steroids. Immunotherapy is another option to reduce your allergy symptoms long term. You can track the pollen forcast at: