We love summer! The warm days and increased daylight give us terrific opportunities for family fun and outdoor exercise. However, as temperatures rise, taking precautions is essential to stay safe. ... Continue Reading
What Is the Current Guidance on COVID Vaccines and Testing?
April 2023: We all know that things are changing with the COVID-19 pandemic. But many patients aren’t entirely sure what that means. Because of significant drops in daily cases, deaths and ... Continue Reading
When Is the Best Time to Get Tested for Allergies?
In the DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia area, we generally see the beginning of seasonal allergies as March arrives. This can vary due to the actual weather. But there’s no wrong time to get tested ... Continue Reading
Should I Go to the Doctor Regularly Even If I Feel Fine?
We take our kids to the pediatrician every year to ensure they’re healthy and thriving. But sometimes wellness visits get put on a back burner when we reach adulthood. The annual physical (or wellness ... Continue Reading
What Are Common Pickleball Injuries?
Have you heard of pickleball? It’s a trending sport and is especially popular with the over-50 crowd. It’s tons of fun and a great way to stay active. But, as with many athletic activities, you can ... Continue Reading
Antibiotic Overuse – When Do You Really Need Them?
Updated for 2023: The CDC has listed antimicrobial resistance as one of the greatest public health challenges of our time because there are few treatment options for people infected with ... Continue Reading
What Type of Birth Control is Best?
Deciding when and whether to have children is essential to women’s health and well-being. Access to safe, affordable birth control is vital, and women have more options than ever for preventing ... Continue Reading
Is It Normal to Feel Depressed During the Holidays?
The end-of-year holidays are supposed to be festive, cheerful and perfect. Then why do so many of us experience depression and anxiety when we’re supposed to be joyful? If you feel depressed or lonely ... Continue Reading
What Should I Do If I Think I Have an STD?
STDs (or sexually transmitted infections) can be embarrassing and scary. Sometimes patients avoid or delay getting tested for fear of a positive result. However, many patients don’t realize how common ... Continue Reading
When Should I Worry About a Fever?
For healthy adults and older children, having a fever for a few days is usually no cause for alarm. A fever is your body’s way of fighting infection. If you’re dealing with a viral illness, rest and ... Continue Reading
Mindfulness at CPC – Develop Mindfulness Techniques in a Virtual Small Group Course
Are you experiencing feelings of agitation? Overwhelm? Loneliness? Sadness? These may be signs of anxiety/depression. You are not alone, almost 20% of adults in the US experience anxiety. We have ... Continue Reading
How Do I Know if I Have Lyme Disease?
The DMV is a hotspot for Lyme Disease. Most of us know someone who has had it. According to the CDC, it’s now the most common vector-borne (transmitted when bitten by an arthropod that is infected) ... Continue Reading