It is with sadness and heavy heart that we announce that Justin T. Brown, M.D. has left our practice. Dr. Brown had been with Associates in Family Practice for eight years and he left to pursue other opportunities in medicine. Dr. Brown’s last day with AIFP was Friday August 10, 2018. We wish him well and the best of luck in his next endeavors.
Associates in Family Practice is pleased to announce that Dr. Prem N. Jayanthan joined the office on August 20, 2018. Please call the appointment line to schedule your appointment. 301-622-6027
FLU SEASON 2018/2019
We will begin offering flu vaccines September 4, 2018!
Please call the appointment line to schedule your appointment. We will offer the High Dose Vaccine for patients over 65, Flublok** for patients 18 -64, the Quadrivalent Vaccine for patients 3 to 17 years, and the Pediatric Vaccine for 6 to 35 months. Please ask the staff if you have any questions.
Make sure you and your family stay healthy this year – vaccinate!
We have scheduled 2 flu vaccine clinics: Tuesday October 9th and Thursday October 11th. Both clinics will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.
For our patients over 65 – We are recommending that you not receive your Flu vaccine until after October 1, 2018. The WHO has predicted an extended flu season this year. If you receive your vaccine before October 1st, you may have to have a second immunization before the season is over.
**Flublok is the egg free vaccine. Data from the 2017-2018 Flu season indicated that patients who received the Flublok vaccine had higher resistance to the influenza virus and had less instances of contracting the flu. We made the decision this flu season to administer the Flublok vaccine to all patients ages 17-64 years in order to provide as much protection as possible.
If you receive your flu vaccine at a pharmacy or other facility MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST RECEIVING THE QUADRAVALENT VACCINE! Most pharmacies are only offering the TRIVALENT vaccine which is not as effective and provides less coverage.
NO CO-PAYMENT REQUIRED!
2018 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day
Jun 22, 2018 – Closing at noon. Staff training
July 4, 2018 – The Fourth of July
September 3, 2018 – Labor Day
November 21, 2018 – Closing at noon
November 22, 2018 – Thanksgiving Day
November 23, 2018 – Thanksgiving Extended Holiday
December 7, 2018 – Closing at 3:30 for Office Christmas Party
December 24, 2018 – Christmas Eve – Closing at noon
December 25, 2018– Christmas Day
December 26, 2018 – Christmas Extended Holiday
December 31, 2018 – New Year’s Eve – Closing at noon
January 1, 2019 – New Year’s Day