Jasmine Moghissi, MD

Dr. Moghissi’s flu news, Holiday hours

News and Information for Healthier Families  

December 2009   

My second batch of H1N1 vaccine has arrived! We have a big list of people who have requested the vaccine (they are all accounted for), but we expect quite of few of those to have either already received the vaccine elsewhere, or to have had the swine flu. If you fall into that category, please let us know ASAP so we can release your vaccine for someone else. In the meantime, if you would like to be put on the waiting list please call. We are no longer restricting the vaccine to high risk patients, anyone can request a dose.

Due to the limited number of doses, we will only be vaccinating existing patients of our practice.

We are offering a new service: testing through the Berkeley HeartLab. Please see below for more information.

Holiday Hours: We will be closed Christmas and New Years Day. We will close early on Christmas and New Years eves. At this time we do not plan to have Saturday hours on December 26th. Otherwise we plan to be open as usual during the holiday season.

We have several great cosmetic Christmas specials. If you are looking for a gift for someone special (or someone special needs a gift for you) please keep us in mind. We have gifts and gift certificates available in all price ranges. Or pick up one of these deals for yourself! Oh, and please pencil in Thursday January 28th, we will be having another cosmetic open house. More on that later.

Please stay healthy! (and if not – you know where to find me)

To your good health!
Dr. Jasmine Moghissi

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Please remember that this newsletter contains general medical information, but not medical advice. Please see me, or your regular doctor (if it is not me) to discuss these medical issues prior to acting on them.

  Berkeley HeartLab

Current cholesterol testing has not kept up with the latest findings in heart disease prevention and management. Even with “good” cholesterol numbers, you may still be at risk for heart disease using current standard cholesterol tests. In 50% of people with coronary artery disease have blood cholesterol levels similar to those of people who do not develop the disease.

Since we believe prevention is very important, we are now offering the Berkeley test to our patients. It is a comprehensive blood test to determine if you have an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and is based on current research. The test also allows us to personalize your treatment plan based on genetics, the size of cholesterol particles, the level of inflammation in your arteries, and how you are expected to react to different drugs, food, alcohol, stress and exercise.

The out of pocket cost for the test for insured patients is a maximum of $149 (depending on specific tests ordered and type of insurance), and Medicare usually covers the full cost. A 12 hour fast is required, and the blood is drawn in our office. The results take 1-2 weeks to come in, after which you will come to the office and we will review them with you. You will also be eligible for free nutrition and exercise counseling through the 4My Heart Program.

This is a state of the art program, and I hope many of you will take advantage of it. I will put up a web page with more information in the next few weeks. Please call for more information if you are interested!

BTW – I do not get a “cut” from this program, I am offering it because I believe this truly would be advantageous to my patients.

 Our Current Cosmetic Specials

2009 Holiday Special: This month we have some great specials and gift ideas for the holidays!  All are beautifully packaged and ready for giving.

Picture of green tea creamsGreen Tea Lotion & Cream $75 (regular $104) are powerful antioxidants, calming anti-inflammatories and have anti-aging properties to improve fine lines and pores; they contain green tea and caffeine in a hyaluronic acid base. They feel great, and improve your skin!

Picture of Obagi ELASTIdermObagi ELASTIderm Eye Cream (regular $95) with an Obagi organizer and travel sized Obagi toner or cleanser all for only $85
ELASTIderm is a one of a kind topical eye treatment clinically proven to help restore elasticity to the skin around your eyes and to reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. Click here to view the mini-movie about Elastiderm.

Clarisonic - we have the new Mia in both pink and white for $149. We also carry the 4-speed Clarisonic plus for $195 and the spot therapy system for $225. Buy a Clarisonic during the month of December and get an extra brush head and a bottle of Dr. Moghissi's cleanser free ($45 value!)
Meet Mia - All the great benefits of the Clarisonic Classic in a new, smaller size. The perfect compact cleansing system for use at home or on the go.

basketLooking for that perfect gift?
We continue to offer holiday themed baskets, filled with Dr. Moghissi's fabulous skin care products. The standard basket costs $90, and includes a certificate for a free peel ($150 value) or microdermabrasion treatment ($125 value). We can also custom make baskets to your specifications.

snowflakeHow about having a BOTOX PARTY!?! Now is a great time to do Botox; it starts working in just 2-4 days! We'll provide the space (our office), light refreshments, a cosy atmosphere, and the Botox. The cost is $12/unit for guests, $8/unit for the host. We are available 5-7pm on Wednesdays, and need a minimum commitment of 5 people. Please call to schedule ifyou are interested.

We also offer GIFT CERTIFICATES of all amounts. How about giving that special someone a certificate for Juvederm, Botox or Radiesse? Or a peel or microdermabrasion treatment? We are happy to customize the certificate to your needs.


About Dr. Jasmine Moghissi

Welcome to my family medical practice! We are delighted to be here in the Vienna/Fairfax area, which is where I live with my own family.

I treat people of all ages, and all conditions. My philosophy is to treat the whole person, and the whole family. As a family physician, I am trained to meet the health care needs of the entire family regardless of age, sex, or the nature of the illness. I am comfortable treating newborns, children, adults and the elderly. I perform routine physicals (including GYN exams), along with treating acute and chronic illnesses; however, I do not deliver babies.

In our practice, we treat all illnesses, but I do have some special interests and areas of expertise. I am an advocate of breastfeeding, and have assisted many moms and babies in becoming successful at it. I enjoy pediatrics and use my own experience as a mom to help my patients. I have extensive experience in women's health issues, and special interests in the prevention, treatment, and early diagnosis of diabetes and heart disease. I am honored that many specialists in the area routinely refer their patients to me for treatment of their medical and psychiatric problems. If you are looking for a partner in your family's quest for a healthy life, I would love to be your family doctor.

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