Gratis Examen Comprensivo Colesterol

Gratis Examen Comprensivo Colesterol incluyendo Total de Colesterol.
Bueno y Malo Colesterol y Triglicerios an Calculo, de el Riesgo para un Ataque al Corazon basado en Resultado interpretados por el Doctor o Asistente del Doctor. Fecha de expiracion Diciembre 31 de 2012. Si tiene alguna pregunta, llámenos al 703-530-1226.

Vacuna del flu gratis

Vacuna del flu gratis con seguro medico todo tiempo, y $15 (usualmente $25) para pacientes sin seguro.

or in English: Flu Shots with insurance are free anytime and $15(usually $25) for uninsured patients through October 10, 2012.

Patient Appreciation Day

Emergicare Walk-in Clinic invites you to Patient Appreciation Day on Sept 23 from 8am to 4pm.
We will be offering
  • Plenty of food and drink from local restaurants will be available(also free).
  • Free cholesterol screenings which include total, bad, and good cholesterol and triglycerides. (Results are better if you are fasting overnight).
  • Free EKGs.
  • Free massages, physical therapy and chiropractic advice. (compliments of Universal Health and Wellness)
  • Free blood sugar screening and blood pressure readings.
  • Special Prizes for adults and children include tee-shirts for the 1st 100 guests. Other prizes include 5 door prizes for $100 in medical services or a complete physical exam with comprehensive blood work and pap test, good for 1 year(whichever is greater).

Watch out for poison ivy

Poison ivy has 3 leaves. All parts of the plant cause itching dermatitis. It grows from the ground and wraps around trees. Once the oil is washed off, it is no longer contagious. There are many ways to get poison ivy besides touching it directly. Touching a pet who has brushed up against it, burning brush with poison ivy in it, and touching clothes which have touched it are common ways.
If you can wash it the oil from the plant off within 15 minutes, it will usually prevent it.
Topical cortisone, benadryl, and calamine lotion help for mild cases, but for severe cases, injectable or oral cortisone works much better. These require a visit to your doctor.

La hiedra venenosa tiene tres hojas. Todas las partes de la planta de provocar dermatitis. Crece desde el suelo y se envuelve alrededor de los árboles. Una vez que el aceite se lava, ya no es contagiosa.

Boxtruck donation to Haiti non-profit

Emergicare staff sending off their boxtruck to Haitian relief

Emergicare staff sending off their boxtruck to Haitian relief

This was one of those gifts that keep giving.
First of all, some county personnel will be happy because we kept getting written up for having the truck out in the parking lot.
Second, the local Medical Missions is happy to send down some of their valuable medical supplies in it.
Third, some good-hearted Haitians in Cap-Haitien will be happy, because their 2 other trucks were from the 60’s (this is an old ’94 model). Then all the needed relief supplies that they deliver will make many more people happy.
Fourth, it makes us at Emergicare happy to be a part of such a good work.

Tis the season for allergic rhinitis

Allergies are the big problem now. We’ve seen it frequently. People are up all night coughing, with inflammation in nostrils, coughing all night, itching in eyes, nose and throat. Some have difficulty breathing and wheezing.

The other day, we treated 7 patients. Typically, we treat allergic rhinitis with either long-acting or short acting injections. We do everything we can to get people back to work, and keep them from simply coming back in for same thing.

Preventing Prescription Abuse

We are happy that the state of Virginia has adopted some public health measures to slow the proliferation of prescription narcotic abuse. For 10 months, Emergicare has participated with the Virginia Department of Health Prescription Monitoring Program.

This allows our physicians to

  • track and report possible “doctor shoppers” who seek to abuse Schedule II-IV drugs.
  • establish a more accurate patient history, and prescribe accordingly.

Senior Services for patients

Sometimes we have patients who need senior care services. Today, we were happy to have Jennifer Bolles from Home Instead Senior Care explain to us the many services that complement her company’s in-home Companion Care/Home Helper/personal care services:

  • In-home Companion Care/Home Helper services
    • eg. Home Instead Senior Care
    • – not all of these offer personal care service (eg. Bathing, incontinence assistance, mobility aid), which Home Instead does
  • Hospice – end-of-life care
  • Palliative – for fragile people in-home, often includes working towards a cure
  • Skilled medical care
  • Medical Supply Stores – durable medical equipment
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Geriatric case managers/social workers – works with family to help identify plan of care (supposed to be neutral)
  • Assisted living communities
  • Independent living communities
  • Rehabilitative care (short-term), often with a long-term care wing (nursing homes)
  • Independent rehabilitative therapists (eg. respiratory, occupational, physical)

Informative medical resource

MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You: A service of the National Library of Medicine Doctors at Emergicare don’t mind seeing educated patients. And here’s your tax dollars at work to provide some great health information resource. MedlinePlus directs you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. MedlinePlus also contains extensive information about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive tutorials, the latest health news, and surgery videos.

We’ve added it to our resource page. Is there anything health-related that this website does not have?

Dr. Woodard returns from Haiti

With 4 physicians at Emergicare, one could afford to go help victims of the earthquake in Haiti while the other 3 still maintained excellent care.

Dr. Woodard wrote the following:
Sunday Jan 17 – joined Helping Haitian Angels.
I saw Dr. Kevin Kollar whom I worked with in the Waynesboro, VA ER 20 years ago. He and 3 other doctors, a nurse, and a dentist from the USA invited me to join them to work in a well established clinic an hour away from Cap Hatien. I worked there only Monday the 18th and Friday the 22nd. together we saw over 1400 patients and pulled 250 teeth. it was the most fun part of the trip for me as I was seeing some very ill and injured patients one after the other with an excellent support staff. Read more