Friday, February 24, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery: Meet Your Surgeon, Bring A Friend Event

Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center at Potomac Hospital invites you to a Meet Your Surgeon, Bring a Friend Seminar.

At this session, prospective patients have an opportunity to meet with the surgeons and the comprehensive staff who work with patients in a multi-disciplinary approach to weight loss. The session offers discussion on surgical solutions such as sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass and revisional procedures and the expertise of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Centers of Excellence.

Register and meet our interdisciplinary team: Registered Nurse, Bariatric Coordinator, Weight Loss Surgeons, Registered Dietitians, Certified Wellness Counselor, and Exercise Specialist.

Find out more about the surgery, insurance coverage and the Patient Services Coordinator with the Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center. Bring a friend and together take advantage of the tools offered to help you become successful in your weight loss journey.

Join us on Saturday, March 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hylton Education Center at Sentara Potomac Hospital. Register online or call 703-221-2500.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You're Invited to the Sentara Lake Ridge Community Open House

Come get a sneak peek of Sentara Lake Ridge on Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at our Community Open House. Sentara Lake Ridge is located at 12825 Minnieville Road in Lake Ridge (at the corner of Summit School & Minnieville Roads near Tackett’s Mill).

Sentara Lake Ridge – a state-of-the-art medical campus – opens March 7. But you're invited to see it for yourself before it opens to the public at the Open House on March 3.

Meet the board-certified physicians and learn more about the services, including 24/7 emergency care, advanced imaging, and laboratory services.

Plus, take advantage of free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol and more. Bring your kids for the Teddy 911 Clinic.

Tell a friend - bring a friend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sentara Lake Ridge Opening Soon!

Dr. Mary Ann McLaurin named Medical Director

Sentara Lake Ridge is opening in just a few short weeks in mid-March and Dr. Mary Ann McLaurin will be at the helm of the 24-hour Emergency Department. An experienced emergency medicine physician, Dr. McLaurin will serve as the medical director for Sentara’s first outpatient emergency center in Northern Virginia.

“I’m thrilled to be the medical director at Sentara Lake Ridge,” says Dr. McLaurin. “Residents will be able to get the care they need, close to home, without the obstacles that are present in hospital emergency rooms.

“Sentara Lake Ridge Emergency Department will be open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, just like a hospital emergency room,” explains Dr. McLaurin. “Ambulances will not bring patients to this emergency room but if inpatient hospital care is needed, Medical Transport is available to transport patients to the hospital.”

Dr. McLaurin began working at Sentara Potomac Hospital’s Irene V. Hylton Emergency Care Center in 1989 and became the vice chair in 2000. She also serves on the Ethics Committee at Sentara Potomac Hospital and the BestPractices Leadership Team, which is a management group that focuses on excellence in patient care, building staff teamwork and improving patient satisfaction.

Located on Minnieville Road near Tackett's Mill, Sentara Lake Ridge is Sentara Healthcare’s first outpatient healthcare campus in Northern Virginia. Services on the first floor will include 24-hour emergency care, advanced imaging (CT, digital mammography, bone density scanning, ultrasound and digital x-ray), and laboratory services.

The second floor will include physicians’ offices for Mount Vernon Internal Medicine and Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute, Greater Metropolitan Physical Therapy and the Lake Ridge Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Special Pocket EKG Heart Screenings at Sentara Potomac Hospital

Need to know your heart health numbers?

The American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology both recommend that all adults over the age of 40 have a baseline EKG.

Register for Sentara Potomac Hospital's special Heart Screening which includes:

~Complete 12-lead EKG Reading (includes atrial fibrillation screening)
~Cholesterol Test
~Blood Pressure Check and
~A Heart Risk Evaluation

After the screening, participants are sent a pocket-sized card with an image of your baseline EKG on one side and essential emergency information and cardiac history on the other.

Upcoming Screenings:
Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Screenings are by appointment only and are held in the Sentara Heart and Vascular Center at Potomac Hospital and cost $20. Appointments last about 30 minutes.

To schedule your screening, call 703-221-2500. These screenings are very popular and available appointments fill up quickly -- register today!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Back, Leg and Neck Pain Seminar: When to seek Medical Advice

A free seminar from Sentara Potomac Hospital

Dr. Paymaun Lotfi, a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, will discuss the causes of recurrent pain in the back, legs and neck, and the diagnostic process to identify the problem.

He will also explain solutions to relieve pain, such as lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medical treatment and surgical options, including minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Join us on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hylton Education Center at Sentara Potomac Hospital. Register online or call 703-221-2500.