Lifetime Internal Medicine, PLLC

Lifetime Internal Medicine, PLLC

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Concierge Internal Medicine Practice in Northern Virginia

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11/30/2021

According to recent guidelines from the CDC, everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot! You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, you are eligible for a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, you are eligible for a booster at least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination.

We encourage our patients to continue to protect themselves, and their community by getting your boosters and wearing masks especially with the impending holidays

To find a local vaccine provider near you, go to: https://www.vaccines.gov/ and enter your zip code.

According to recent guidelines from the CDC, everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot! You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster. Some people may prefer the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, you are eligible for a booster at least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series.

If you received Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, you are eligible for a booster at least 2 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination.

We encourage our patients to continue to protect themselves, and their community by getting your boosters and wearing masks especially with the impending holidays

To find a local vaccine provider near you, go to: https://www.vaccines.gov/ and enter your zip code.

11/19/2021

#DayLightSavings not only interrupts sleep cycles and is rumored to be the reason behind more fender benders, it is the cause of a more serious condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Seasonal affective disorder commonly occurs during late fall into winter; instances of SAD usually begins during adulthood and the chances increase with age. Women are more affected by this condition than men.

Seasonal affective disorder is thought to be the result of less sunlight and shorter days and linked to a chemical change in the brain. Melatonin, a sleep-related hormone, also has been linked to SAD. The body naturally makes more melatonin when it's dark. So, when the days are shorter and darker, more melatonin is made.

The following are the most common symptoms of SAD:

- Increased sleep and daytime drowsiness
- Loss of interest and pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed
- Social withdrawal and increased sensitivity to rejection
- Irritability and anxiety
- Feelings of guilt and hopelessness
- Fatigue, or low energy level
- Decreased s*x drive
- Decreased ability to focus or concentrate
- Trouble thinking clearly
- Increased appetite, especially for sweets and carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Physical problems, such as headaches

Symptoms tend to come back and then improve at about the same times every year. The symptoms of SAD often mirror those of depression, so please call us today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms above to discuss treatment options.

#DayLightSavings not only interrupts sleep cycles and is rumored to be the reason behind more fender benders, it is the cause of a more serious condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Seasonal affective disorder commonly occurs during late fall into winter; instances of SAD usually begins during adulthood and the chances increase with age. Women are more affected by this condition than men.

Seasonal affective disorder is thought to be the result of less sunlight and shorter days and linked to a chemical change in the brain. Melatonin, a sleep-related hormone, also has been linked to SAD. The body naturally makes more melatonin when it's dark. So, when the days are shorter and darker, more melatonin is made.

The following are the most common symptoms of SAD:

- Increased sleep and daytime drowsiness
- Loss of interest and pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed
- Social withdrawal and increased sensitivity to rejection
- Irritability and anxiety
- Feelings of guilt and hopelessness
- Fatigue, or low energy level
- Decreased s*x drive
- Decreased ability to focus or concentrate
- Trouble thinking clearly
- Increased appetite, especially for sweets and carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Physical problems, such as headaches

Symptoms tend to come back and then improve at about the same times every year. The symptoms of SAD often mirror those of depression, so please call us today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms above to discuss treatment options.

11/15/2021

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth! Did you know that an estimated 88 million people, or 1 in 3, are prediabetic? Prediabetes is a serious health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. The good news is that by making small healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes and even reverse your prediabetes.

- Lose weight and keep it off. You may be able to prevent or delay diabetes by losing 5 to 7 percent of your starting weight.1 For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, your goal would be to lose about 10 to 14 pounds.

- Move more. Get at least 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a week. If you have not been active, talk with your health care professional about which activities are best. Start slowly to build up to your goal.

- Eat healthy foods most of the time. Eat smaller portions to reduce the amount of calories you eat each day and help you lose weight. Choosing foods with less fat is another way to reduce calories. Drink water instead of sweetened beverages.

Even with a healthy diet and exercise, some patients still need a little help with medication to lower their levels, and that's okay! We are happy to help you to achieve your health goals.

11/11/2021

Today we recognize the sacrifice that brave #veterans have provided to our country. A recent Wounded Warrior Project survey found that since the #COVID19 pandemic started, an estimated 54% currently suffer from #PTSD and 34% from #depression. 52% reported that their #mentalhealth has worsened since socially distancing themselves. America has a long road ahead before we are able to fully help all veterans who need it, but for now, there are many charities that direct resources to help military families and veterans.

Fisher House Foundation provides builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $500 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

Lifetime Internal Medicine will be making a donation to the Fisher House Foundation in honor of all those who served, in hopes that starting the conversation around the well-being of veterans will spark changes, no matter how small.

#VeteransDay2021 #veteransupport

Today we recognize the sacrifice that brave #veterans have provided to our country. A recent Wounded Warrior Project survey found that since the #COVID19 pandemic started, an estimated 54% currently suffer from #PTSD and 34% from #depression. 52% reported that their #mentalhealth has worsened since socially distancing themselves. America has a long road ahead before we are able to fully help all veterans who need it, but for now, there are many charities that direct resources to help military families and veterans.

Fisher House Foundation provides builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. These homes are located at military and VA medical centers around the world. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $500 million in out-of-pocket costs for lodging and transportation. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses, and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

Lifetime Internal Medicine will be making a donation to the Fisher House Foundation in honor of all those who served, in hopes that starting the conversation around the well-being of veterans will spark changes, no matter how small.

#VeteransDay2021 #veteransupport

11/04/2021

Lifetime Internal Medicine is excited to announce that both Dr. Shalini Kaneriya and Dr. Ira Marathe have been selected again this year as two of Washingtonian's Top Docs of 2021! Our office takes great pride in providing each patient with personalized care, and honored to be recognized for it.

#washingtonian #TopDocs #Nova

Lifetime Internal Medicine is excited to announce that both Dr. Shalini Kaneriya and Dr. Ira Marathe have been selected again this year as two of Washingtonian's Top Docs of 2021! Our office takes great pride in providing each patient with personalized care, and honored to be recognized for it.

#washingtonian #TopDocs #Nova

11/03/2021

Today is #NationalStressAwarenessDay! With the holidays fast approaching, the pressure of making plans while still navigating #COVID19 can be overwhelming. We recommend taking time out for yourself daily in order to center your mental well-being, whether it be reading a book, or practicing deep breathing techniques.

See some examples using the link here: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/relaxation-techniques-breath-control-helps-quell-errant-stress-response

10/19/2021

Happy #MedicalAssistant week to all the MAs out there, but especially ours!

Happy #MedicalAssistant week to all the MAs out there, but especially ours!

Dementia, Parkinson's & Stroke: Breaking Down Brain Disease Through Myths vs. Facts - The Kensington Reston 10/18/2021

Dementia, Parkinson's & Stroke: Breaking Down Brain Disease Through Myths vs. Facts - The Kensington Reston

Dementia, Parkinson's & Stroke: Breaking Down Brain Disease Through Myths vs. Facts - The Kensington Reston Register Here Join us for Dementia, Parkinson’s & Stroke: Breaking Down Brain Disease Through Myths vs. Facts, a virtual, panel discussion with brain disease experts from Johns Hopkins, Georgetown University, INOVA and Reston Hospital Center. At The Kensington Reston, our mission to improve and pr...

10/18/2021

Help us pick a winner for our office pumpkin 🎃 decorating contest at your next appointment!

The victor gets bragging rights and a prize!

Help us pick a winner for our office pumpkin 🎃 decorating contest at your next appointment!

The victor gets bragging rights and a prize!

Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation · Lifetime Internal Medicine 10/14/2021

Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation · Lifetime Internal Medicine

Could the COVID pandemic reinvigorate a sense of urgency and break down cumbersome and expensive barriers to the FDA’s phased approval process? Click below for what could be a silver lining to COVID-19.

https://lifetimeinternalmedicine.com/pandemic-inspires-and-challenges-medical-innovation/

Pandemic Inspires and Challenges Medical Innovation · Lifetime Internal Medicine Pandemic Sparks Promising Future for Clinical Trial Speed and Flexibility Like wartime medicine, the pandemic inspires and challenges medical innovation. The silver lining of the pandemic is the reinvigorated sense of urgency breaking down cumbersome and expensive barriers to the FDA’s phased appr...

2021 World Mental Health Global Awareness Campaign - World Mental Health Day Theme - World Federation for Mental Health 10/11/2021

2021 World Mental Health Global Awareness Campaign - World Mental Health Day Theme - World Federation for Mental Health

In observance of World Mental Health Day 2021, we encourage everyone to share resources and meaningful conversations with family & friends. Your efforts on #WorldMentalHealthDay can lead to greater awareness. Click below to learn more about how you can support #WMHD

https://wfmh.global/2021-world-mental-health-global-awareness-campaign-world-mental-health-day-theme/

2021 World Mental Health Global Awareness Campaign - World Mental Health Day Theme - World Federation for Mental Health Mental Health in an Unequal World The WFMH President Dr Ingrid Daniels has announced the theme for World Mental Health Day 2021 which is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.  This theme was chosen by a global vote including WFMH members, stakeholders and supporters because the world is increasi...

10/06/2021

Meet the newest member of our team, Harjot! She graduated from George Mason University and is currently in the process of applying to a nursing program. Be sure to say hello the next time you're in!

Meet the newest member of our team, Harjot! She graduated from George Mason University and is currently in the process of applying to a nursing program. Be sure to say hello the next time you're in!

ACT On Addiction | 09/27/2021

ACT On Addiction |

ACT On Addiction | The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to greater consumption of alcohol use, as well as greater mental and emotional health issues that present difficulties for those at risk of SUD or those seeking recovery.

09/03/2021

Lifetime Internal Medicine will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6th and reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7th at 8am. We hope that everyone has a safe holiday!

"Without labor, nothing prospers" - Sophocles

Lifetime Internal Medicine will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 6th and reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, September 7th at 8am. We hope that everyone has a safe holiday!

"Without labor, nothing prospers" - Sophocles

COVID-19 Vaccination 08/20/2021

COVID-19 Vaccination

The following is a COVID update, with details on the latest developments regarding booster vaccines for the immunocompromised and the general public. We’ll continue to keep you posted as the news evolves. We ask that if you are scheduled for an office appointment or a lab draw and you are experiencing any cold or allergy-like symptoms, please call us so Dr. Kaneriya and Dr. Marathe can discuss how best to help you and keep our office and patients safe.

Who is currently eligible for a third COVID shot?

The CDC recently recommended a third dose of either Moderna or Pfizer vaccine for moderately to severely immunosuppressed patients. Please note, this group as defined represents just 3% of the American adult population, including people who have:

- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

Where can I get a third dose of the vaccine if I’m immunocompromised?

Local pharmacies, including CVS and Walgreens, are offering the vaccine with same-day appointments or on a walk-in basis. Patients will need to bring their vaccination card and attest to their eligibility. You do not need a note or a prescription from your doctor! To find the closest location for your particular booster, please visit the Vaccine Finder Website (Link # 2), type in your zip code and choose the vaccine that you received initially.

If I’m eligible for the third dose now, which vaccine should I get? The current recommendation is to obtain a third dose of the vaccine series that you were given initially.

What if I received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine? Currently, there is no formal recommendation for additional shots for those who received the J&J vaccine; however, new guidelines are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.

What is the difference between this third dose and a booster shot? A booster shot is given when the initial, sufficient immune response to a primary vaccine series wanes over time. The COVID booster vaccines are also being fine-tuned to protect against new variants that are circulating. Immunocompromised patients, who were not sufficiently protected by the initial two doses, are being offered a third shot to stimulate their immune system and create more antibodies. The third shot is identical to the others, and is considered part of the initial COVID vaccine series for this high-risk group.

Are booster shots necessary for others?

While the level of protection remains high for those who have been fully vaccinated, it is expected that booster shots will be authorized for individuals last vaccinated more than 8 months ago. This will likely be offered first to the elderly and healthcare workers, and extended to the general population afterwards. Official recommendations will follow and we will keep you up to date.

Link to CDC Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html

Link to VaccineFinder Website: https://www.vaccines.gov/

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Lifetime Internal Medicine

The physicians at Lifetime Internal Medicine take a comprehensive and personalized approach to healthcare. As partners in our patient’s well-being, we have always believed in an integrated total health approach. Our patient care plan includes wellness and preventive care in addition to continuous heath management. Our Concierge Medical Practice provides individuals the opportunity to take a more proactive approach to their healthcare. Through our program, patients who choose to join gain greater availability to services and benefits designed to enhance their overall wellness.

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