Jennifer Breseman, DNP, FNP-BC, received the Rising Star Award, which is presented to a Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners member who has been an NP for less than five years but exhibits qualities of leadership that would be expected of a more seasoned individual. Jennifer started her involvement with VCNP as a student prior to obtaining her DNP. She served in the student board position where she created a local preceptor award to honor VCNP members who serve as preceptors to students in the Northern Virginia region. Since her graduation, she has continued to volunteer on VCNP’s Northern Virginia Region board as co-chair of the Education Committee. Jennifer is a family NP with Leesburg Sterling Family Practice.
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Dear Valued Patient,
I hope this letter finds you well. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of an upcoming change at Leesburg Sterling Family Practice (LSFP). Please rest assured that your quality care at LSFP will not change.
I am excited to announce that effective December 29, 2020, I will be moving to a new location! Moving forward I will be practicing at LSFP’s Stone Springs location in Dulles, Virginia, which is located at 24430 Stone Springs Boulevard, Suite 135, Dulles, Virginia 20166. and will no longer be available to provide ongoing care to you at our Cornwall location. It is very important to me as well as to LSFP that you maintain continuous health care. Through our electronic medical record system, I have access to continue to provide you with reliable care and will be happy to continue to serve you via telehealth or in person at the Stone Springs location, at your convenience Though I am sad to say goodbye to our Cornwall family, I have complete trust and confidence that you will continue to receive excellent care by myself at the new location or by one of my colleagues at the Cornwall location if that is a better option for you.
You can schedule an appointment with me at Stone Springs by calling (703)957-1255. I am available by appointment every day, Tuesday-Friday.
Thank you for entrusting me with your most precious commodity, your health. I look forward to continuing to serve you at my new office location.
Joy Saari, FNP-BC
24430 Stone Springs Boulevard, Suite 135
Dulles, Virginia 20166
Susy Furr, FNP, was honored as FNU’s “Featured Preceptor” for the fall term
Do vaccines cause autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?
Many studies have looked at whether there is a relationship between vaccines and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To date, the studies continue to show that vaccines are not associated with ASD. However, CDC knows that some parents and others still have concerns.
To address these concerns, CDC is part of the Inter-Agency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), which is working with the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) on this issue. The job of the NVAC is to advise and make recommendations regarding the National Vaccine Program. Communication between the IACC and NVAC will allow each group to share skills and knowledge, improve coordination, and promote better use of research resources on vaccine topics.
Measles is the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. The disease spreads very easily, so it is important to protect against infection. To prevent measles, children (and some adults) should be vaccinated with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Two doses of this vaccine are needed for complete protection. Children should be given the first dose of MMR vaccine at 12 to 15 months of age. The second dose can be given 4 weeks later, but is usually given before the start of kindergarten at 4 to 6 years of age.
Associated URL: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/measles/default.htm#concerns