We are now open two evenings each week. Monday evening until 6:30pm and Wednesday evening until 8:00pm. We also have early hours three mornings each week. We open at 7:30am Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. I will try to offer more late hours in the future, as I know many patients prefer coming in at those times.
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.
| Please welcome Misty Tax, NP
I am pleased to announce a new addition to our staff, Misty Tax, Nurse Practitioner. She will be in the office Wednesday evenings. Misty was with me several months last year when she was completing her training. I was impressed with her clinical skills and I am very happy to have her as part of our team.
| New Weight Loss Program
It is no surprise to me that 2/3rds of Americans are overweight. I see that number reflected in the patients within my practice. Especially in this geographical area the pace in which we live is nonstop, and finding time to take care of ourselves is difficult, at best. As a full time professional, mother and wife I understand and face these challenges myself. As a doctor, I am alarmed at the number of overweight patients I see that have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, various joint aches and pains that could certainly be improved, if not corrected by weight loss.
The challenge for me was finding a weight loss program I believe in (one I see results both in weight loss and health improvements) and one that would not make me feel like I was starving! I finally found a plan that that met all my criteria. Cornerstone Wellness is a medically supervised weight loss program that uses state of the art bio-impedance body composition analysis with a core nutritional supplement program to assist in weight loss. Results are not only documented by weight loss, but also by lab and clinical results.
We will be offering this starting January 1, 2009. We will be having extensive training late November, and I’ll send out more information after that. In the meantime, if anyone wants to start early, we are still looking for a few people to participate in our training on November 21 and 22. Those who participate in our training will have no visit costs, and will get a discount on the first month’s supplies. If you are interested, please give us a call.
| Still Time for a Flu Shot…
In the past several years we have seen lots of confusion surrounding the influenza illness and the vaccine. Influenza causes anywhere from 20,000 to 40,000 deaths annually. Children and the elderly are especially at risk for severe cases requiring hospitalization, and 90% of flu deaths are seen among those over 65. The first cases of flu are usually seen in mid-October, and can continue until May. The strains responsible for the flu evolve each year, and may change as the season progresses.
Now is the best time to get your flu shot. If you have not had yours, please plan on getting it soon. We still have flu vaccine left for those who still need it.
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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),
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
advocate of breastfeeding, and have assisted many
moms and babies in becoming successful at it. I
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
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.
Find out more...
Dr. Moghissi's Web Site
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Past Issues of Health Tips