Pulmonary Associates, LTD
Robert D. Herscowitz, MD & Juliette L. Wohlrab, MD

5216 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311
(703)-931-4746

Pulmonary Associates

Holidays

We will be closing early Friday Dec 22 and will be closed Monday Dec 25. Wishing you all a Wonderful Holiday!

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

It’s not too late to get your influenza vaccine if you haven’t done it already. Protect yourself and others especially as we head into the holiday season. Many of us will be traveling and visiting relatives. Influenza is especially prevalent from December through March. Vaccination reduces severity of symptoms and hospitalizations if you do get ill. Vaccination is recommended for everyone over 6 months of age especially those at high risk of complications. This includes children less than 5 years old, adults over 65 years old, pregnant women, and those with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetes.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is lung cancer awareness month.   Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths regardless of gender or ethnicity.  Currently there are guidelines for lung cancer screening for those at risk.  Current and former tobacco use is the greatest risk factor. Early detection can lead to timely treatment and improved outcomes and can reduce lung cancer mortality by 20%. You should have a low dose lung cancer screening CT scan if you are between the ages of 55 and 77 AND you have smoked at least 30 pack years of cigarettes (one pack per day for 30 years or 2 packs per day for 15 years) AND you are a current smoker or have quit within the past 15 years. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss screening and get your CT ordered.