Jasmine Moghissi, MD

Happy Spring

News and Information for Healthier Families  

March 2010   

Happy Spring (I hope)! We’ve been busy, and I have several things to report. I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about (and promoting) health and wellness. After 20 years of private practice, I’ve become disillusioned as to traditional methods for treatments for heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. I’ve learned these problems are all intimately related, and I’ve been doing lots of research to try to develop a program that addresses all these issues at the same time. The article “What Makes Us Fat” is a result of that research. I plan for this to be the first in a series of articles that will be used as a basis for the wellness program. I’ve found the Berkeley HeartLab testing and a modified version of Cornerstone Wellness weight management are both excellent programs and are being incorporated into my wellness program. Stay tuned for more on this.

We’re on Facebook! I’d like to use Facebook as a tool to send out quick messages, without having to go through the process of sending a full enewsletter. I’m envisioning messages like “We won’t have office hours this Saturday”, or “The parking lot is being repaved and you can park _______”, or “We unexpectedly got another shipment of flu vaccine”. Please become a fan; I think this could be a great method of communication for quick bits of news. Put facebook link here

We are having our biggest open house yet on March 18th from 5-7pm. All the major reps will be there, we will have great door prizes, great specials, refreshments, and will be picking the winner of the basket raffle! BTW - The prices will be valid all day, so if you can’t make the open house, just give us a call during the day and we can take your order over the phone.

Finally, my new laser is finally up and running! It is primarily for treatment of spider veins. We just got it installed on Friday, so more on that later.

On a personal note, my son Dominic's trumpet trio will be featured on "From the Top", the nationally syndicated PBS radio show. They are scheduled to appear on WETA 90.9 on Sunday May 2nd at 6pm. I thought I'd include the information since some of you have asked me to let you know when you could hear him play.

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.

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  What Makes Us Fat

Several years ago I wrote an article about weight loss discussing energy balance and “calories in” needing to be less than “calories out”. It turns out that was a very naïve and simplistic view, and very rarely works. I’ve been doing lots of research, and would like to share some very interesting information with you. It turns out, that limiting carbs really may be the answer to weight loss and good health. This will get a little technical, but bear with me, because understanding the physiology behind fat storage is extremely enlightening when trying to make lifestyle changes. BTW -what I’m about to explain actually comes out of basic medical textbooks, and in that sense is not controversial.


 Cosmetic Open House

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reps from all our major suppliers will be there to answer questions.
We’ll have great specials, door prizes, refreshments, and best of all – we will pick the winner of the big basket raffle! Please RSVP ASAP (703) 281 -5560, and bring a friend, we’d love to meet them.

Big Basket for raffleSome of the door prizes will be (you must be present to win these):

  • Free laser session for treatment of spider veins
  • Vibraderm microdermabrasion
  • Obagi Cleanser, Toner, Vitamin C Serum, and Sunscreen

We will be offering the following specials on Thursday 3/18 only:

Obagi logoObagi Products:
20% off individually purchased Obagi* Skin Care products (*except Tretinoin/Refissa) Not to be combined with any other special.
Elastiderm Eye Cream with Jewelry Case for $85 ($130 value)
Free Vitalize Chemical Peel ($150 value) with Obagi Nuderm Skin Care 3 month system purchase.

botox logoBotox $12 per unit

Juvederm: $100 off first syringe, $150 off second syringe, $200 off third syringe

latisse logoLatisse: 2 for $199

Radiesse: $100 off first syringe, $150 off second syringe, $200 off third syringe

hyalisPurchase both Lumiere and Hyalis and pay only $100.00 (save$25.00)

ClarisonicClarisonic Brush System: Purchase any Clarisonic Skin Care System and receive a free Gentle Cleanser ($20 value) and a free replacement brush ($25 value) Total savings: $45

Dr. Moghissi’s Skin Care Line:
Purchase any Dr. Moghissi’s individual product and receive a 15% discount.
Purchase an Acne Kit and receive a Green Tea Exfoliation Scrub for $10 ($20 savings)
Purchase Basket of Dr. Moghissi’s products and receive a free Vitalized Chemical Peel ($150 value)

Lumiere, Elastiderm and Botox: Buy Botox for your eye area and get $40 off your purchase of Lumiere + Elastiderm. (Minimum 20 units Botox purchase)


Youthful Skin in '10! Cosmetic Raffle

With every $100 spent on cosmetic services or products, earn one raffle ticket. Each raffle ticket is entered for your chance to win a cosmetic gift basket worth over $2000! Raffle to be held in March 2010 at cosmetic open house (winner need not be present to win).

Picture of the basketBasket Includes:

Entire Obagi Starter Set (3 month supply!)
Tretinoin 0.05% Cream
Elastiderm Eye Cream
Hyalis Refining Serum
Lumiere Eye Cream
Green Tea Exfoliating Scrub
Dr. Moghissi's Ultra Lite Facial Cream
Green Tea Body Lotion
Radiesse Syringe
Juvederm Ultra Syringe
(Radiesse and Juvederm Syringes include injection by Dr. Moghissi)

Total Basket Value: $2,266!

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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