Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Blog Archive

5 Benefits of B12 Injections Oct 1st, 2022

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient you can find in the animal-based foods you eat, like eggs and poultry. This is because the vitamin itself binds to proteins, which are abundant in those foods. You can also get vitamin B12 from supplements or foods where it’s been added.  When a B12 deficiency...

How to Dramatically Lower Your Risk for Heart Disease Sep 1st, 2022

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease isn’t a risk you should take lightly. There are multiple factors that can contribute to it, including some within and some outside of your control. While you can’t control your genetic risk for heart disease, you can find...

5 Advantages of Telehealth Visits Aug 1st, 2022

Telemedicine has become an increasingly attractive option for health care to many people, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to how many employers have switched to a remote work model for their employees, more people are starting to see the benefit of using telehealth for some of their appointments and follow-ups.  From...

How (and Why) to Get More Daily Fiber Jul 1st, 2022

The nutrition in your diet describes the content of the foods you eat. There are macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, and fat, as well as micronutrients like vitamins and minerals, to keep your body functioning at its optimal state.  A specific type of carbohydrate called fiber plays an important role in...

5 Signs of a Respiratory Infection Jun 1st, 2022

A respiratory infection typically starts out as an acute illness that, in most cases, eventually resolves itself. If you lay low for a few days and avoid visiting public areas where you can spread the infection, it should eventually subside. However, there are some cases in which respiratory infections persist or cause...

Understanding Chronic Obesity May 1st, 2022

A chronic disease is one that lasts for three months or longer: Many chronic diseases are lifelong and, while they may not have a cure, you can engage in chronic disease management in order to minimize symptoms and slow the progression of a chronic disease.  Health experts consider obesity to be a...

How A Pap Smear Can Save Your Life Apr 7th, 2022

A Pap smear is just one of many cancer screenings that you can discuss getting with your family practitioner. An integral part of routine women’s health, the Pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. Like all screenings, Pap smears are to be done when you don’t have any symptoms.  Women...

5 STDs You Can Screen For Today Mar 14th, 2022

If you’re sexually active at any age, regular STD testing is important. It’s especially imperative to keep up with it if you have multiple sexual partners or when you enter a new relationship.  Many STDs do not cause symptoms, but they’re contagious and you can still spread them to others...

What to Expect From Your Immigration Physical Feb 1st, 2022

You’ve worked incredibly hard to become a citizen of the United States — all that’s left is checking off a few boxes. Among them is your immigration physical.  If you don’t know what to expect, it can feel overwhelming. At Washington Internal Medicine, Dr. Sohan Varma and our team want...