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  • Patient with COVID-19 Donates Plasma June 1, 2020

    COVID-19 Plasma Donation

    Clinical trials used to evaluate convalescent plasma for treating patients with COVID-19.

    Mark and his wife Kim were diagnosed with the coronavirus in early March, after returning from a trip to Fla.  Both struggled with prolonged cough, fever, and fatigue but were able ... Continue Reading

  • Colonoscopies Without Fear June 1, 2020

    Colonoscopies Without Fear

    Recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness by learning more about this lifesaving screening.

    As one of the country’s most preventable illnesses, with a readily available test that is both diagnostic and therapeutic, why does ... Continue Reading

  • The Safe Re-Opening Plan At Family Heathcare Of Fairfax May 16, 2020

    We will follow the disease data in Virginia and choose a prudent opening date for in-person office visits.

    OUR SAFE RE-OPENING PLAN WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

    Prior to resuming in-person office visits, our personnel will be tested for coronavirus and re-tested periodically. It has always been our policy that providers and staff are advised to ... Continue Reading

  • Updates On Antibody Testing May 11, 2020

    THE GOOD NEWS

    Let’s start with the good news: the coronavirus pandemic update in the United States is slowing. Hospitals in NYC and around the country are no longer overwhelmed, and they have adequate PPE and ventilators. The death rate, which most consider a lagging indicator of disease, is trending down across the country. States are ... Continue Reading
  • Kombucha, Kimchi and More: Nutrition Spotlight May 1, 2020

    Nutrition Spotlight: Kombucha, Kimchi and More

    Researchers continue to examine the trillions of bacterial species residing in our gut microbiome to better understand their potential to help maintain health and prevent disease. Some of ... Continue Reading

  • Dr. Shmorhun is in the news – Washington Examiner! April 18, 2020


    “It is too early to begin a comprehensive review of our response to the coronavirus here in the United States. We had warnings with HIV, SARS, MERS, H1N1, and Ebola, but we were not ready for COVID-19 — not even close”, says Dr. Shmorhun in ... Continue Reading

  • Testing, Treatments, Monitoring and Contract Tracing April 14, 2020

    Dear Patients,

    Cathy Tong and I compiled our ideas about how our country can move towards normalcy. These ideas are based on our experience with coronavirus so far and our judgment as family health practitioners. We do not claim to be experts on coronavirus or pandemics, but we have formulated what we consider a reasonable guide ... Continue Reading

  • Stay Home To Reduce Exposure April 8, 2020

    Dear Patients,

    First, let me say how proud I am that the patients in our practice are doing a spectacular job of following the pandemic precautions recommended by the CDC. I have spoken to many of you over the last three weeks and clearly, everyone is compliant to the degree that is possible. I remind ... Continue Reading

  • Pet Therapy: The Healing Power of Dogs April 1, 2020

    Unleashed: The Healing Power of Dogs

    “Who rescued whom?”
    They’re already considered best friends, trusty companions and beloved members of the family. Now add to the dog’s list of accomplishments, heart healer, ... Continue Reading

  • Remain Optimistic During the Pandemic March 31, 2020

    UPDATE ON THE PANDEMIC 3/31/2020

    Many of you are struggling to remain optimistic during the coronavirus pandemic. Our staff has spoken to many who are afraid of the disease, afraid for the health of loved ones, afraid of shortages in stores and pharmacies and confused by the news they receive from the ... Continue Reading