I hope you are all enjoying your holidays, and get some time to rest and relax before the new year! I have some news I need to pass on, so here goes.
We will be closed on Friday, December 24 and 31 for the holidays. We will not have late hours on Thursday, December 23 or 30. Otherwise we will be open as usual for the holidays.
I have had my medical software for almost 9 years now, and it will no longer be supported past next year. So, I bit the bullet and bought a new system, which will be installed sometime in January. Most of the data will be transferred over, but insurance information will not, so it is very important that you bring your insurance card with you when you come in to be seen. We will be getting a fancy new card scanner also, and will be able to scan insurance and personal information in, and hopefully decrease errors. It will extract information directly from driver's licenses, so please also bring your photo id.
We are also changing to a new billing company in January. They will be using my software to do the billing, so it will be easier for us to assist you when there are questions. The new software will also allow us to check your insurance status when you come in, and to help us know what your correct copay is etc. Please assist us by bringing in your insurance card and photo id with each visit.
We still have flu shots. We often see flu into March, so if you haven't had your shot, it' not too late. Supposedly there has been a recent increase in flu cases in Northern Virginia, although the number is still small. Please consider getting the flu shot before flu really hits this area. BTW – we also still have the pediatric flu vaccine.
For those of you interested in heart disease prevention, CardioRisk will be here again on January 25, 2011 to do the carotid ultrasound (CIMT) testing. This is a quick, non-invasive test to see where you are at in the spectrum of heart disease. When combined with the Berkeley HeartLab tests, we can give a very good estimation of risk and what to do to lower that risk. If you are interested, please call soon to set up an appointment, as there are only limited slots available.
Finally, if you are still looking for a gift for that special someone, we have gift baskets and gift certificates available.
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.
|Our New Laser
We liked our new laser so much, we got another one! We have a short warranty period and want to use it as much as possible during that time, so we want you all to have an incentive to come give it a try.
All laser treatments from now until January 15th, 2011 are 50% off! $200 treatment (15 minute session), is only $100! Acne treatments (8 sessions) regularly $800 is now only $400!
Our new Gemini laser can do everything the old one did, but has an additional wavelength, so can do much more. Just some of Gemini's FDA approved indications are:
- Cherry Angioma, Spider Angioma, Hemangioma
- Matted Telangiectasia
- Red and/or Blue Facial Veins
- Red and/or Blue Leg Veins
- Venous Lake
- Red, Blue & Purple Port Wine Stains
- Solar Lentigines (age spots)
- Permanent Hair Reduction
A laser uses a focused beam of light to heat up the target area and destroy it. Because the beam is focused, it does not damage the nearby skin tissue. The treatment lasts for about 10-20 minutes. The blemish is reabsorbed by the body and disappears over a period of four to six weeks. For best results, several laser sessions may be necessary. There is no down time and patients can resume their normal activities immediately. There can be some minor bruising or redness that will resolve within a few days of treatment.
With the exception of acne series, treatments must be completed by 1/15/11.