Welcome Dr. Chang – Sleep Medicine

PMA is pleased to welcome Richard Chang, M.D.  Dr. Chang specializes in Sleep Medicine and is accepting new patients.  Please call to schedule a visit.  Dr. Chang is also offering virtual visits.

Congratulations – Dr. Wyckoff – Clinical Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Wyckoff who was selected for the Clinical Teaching Award from the housestaff of the Department of Medicine at Georgetown School of Medicine for the sixth time since 2012.  Of note,  when he was doing his fellowship, Dr. Wyckoff also earned the award for best teaching Fellow from the housestaff at Georgetown 3 years in a row.

PMA Offices Open

As the world grapples with the Covid Pandemic, know that we have been, and remain, open for business.  We are offering virtual visits as well as traditional in-person visitsYour health is our priority.  Whether you see us for Primary Care, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Sports Medicine or for Allergy and Immunology, we are here for you.  In addition, our Immediate Care walk-in clinic remains open seven days/week.  Please call first if you believe you have active COVID symptoms (cough, fever, chills) or if you have had a COVID exposure.

Finally, we want to recognize our Pulmonary and Critical Care providers who continue to care for the patients in the hospital and the Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Hospital Center.

Please call us or reach out through the patient portal.  We will get through this together.

Your healthcare providers and staff at PMA Health

Call for COVID-19 Plasma donations – Red Cross

PMA’s Critical Care physicians run the ICU at the Virginia Hospital Center (VHC); we are very proud of their efforts, particularly at this time.  VHC is participating in the Convalescent Plasma Trial for Covid-19 patients thru the Mayo Clinic. Blood plasma from people who have recovered from Covid-19 is being transfused into hospitalized patients who are severely ill. The concept is that antibodies from the recovered person may be able to help the sick person with Covid-19 fight off the disease.  Patients are being consented for the study to receive the plasma, but no one has received it yet at VHC because not enough people are donating at the Red Cross level.

If you have recovered from Covid-19, I strongly encourage you to donate your plasma.  Contact the Red Cross Directly:  https://www.redcrossblood.org  Also, please tell the Red Cross that you want the plasma directed to Virginia Hospital Center.

Welcome Dr. Pothireddy and Andrew Hopkins, PA-C

PMA is pleased to welcome Madhuri Pothireddy, MD and Andrew Hopkins, PA-C to our practice.  Dr. Pothireddy recently completed her residency in internal medicine.  Andrew is an experienced internal medicine and urgent care physician assistant who has been practicing in Northern Virginia.  Both providers are accepting new patients.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment today.

Congratulations to PMA’s 2019 Washingtonian Top Docs

Congratulations to the following PMA Health providers for being recognized by their peers as Washingtonian magazine’s 2019 Top Docs:

Pulmonary – Dr. Duhamel, Dr. Hales and Dr. Wyckoff

Internal Medicine – Dr. Cuttica, Dr. Muir, Dr. Neria and Dr. Tabacco

New Treatment for Emphysema Patients

Please click “read more” to watch a video about a new treatment for patients with emphysema. If you are not able to view this video, please visit the News 4 website here.

New Providers Joining PMA

We are pleased to announce that two new providers will be joining PMA in August, Dr. Ellen Sternenberger and Faith Saunders, PA-C.  Dr. Sternenberger completed her residency in Internal Medicine (primary care track) at the University of Maryland where she also attended medical school.  She did her undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston and was raised in the Washington metropolitan area.  Faith is currently working with Virginia Emergency Medicine Associates in a fast paced Emergency Department setting and also serves as the Director of their scribe program. Faith did her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at GWU and attended Va Tech as an undergraduate.

A Fond Farewell

This month PMA bids a fond farewell to providers Christina Baselga, Faren Clum and Stacia Petrancosta.  Stacia will be re-locating to upstate New York with her family, Dr. Clum will be starting a Fellowship in Palliative Care and Dr. Baselga will be joining a concierge medicine practice in Fair Oaks.  We wish them well in their future endeavors.

Congratulations Dr. Wyckoff!

We congratulate Dr. Wyckoff upon receiving The Clinical Faculty Award for 2019 from Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.

Congratulations to our doctors!

Congratulations to Dr. Baselga, Dr. Cuttica, Dr. Duhamel, Dr. Hales, Dr. Muir, Dr. Neria, and Dr. Wyckoff for each being a Washingtonian 2018 Top Doctor!

Welcome Lauren Naughton!

PMA is pleased to welcome Lauren Naughton, PA to our practice. Lauren is an experienced primary care and internal medicine physician assistant who is well-established in the northern Virginia medical community. Lauren is accepting new patients. Please call the office to make an appointment with her today!

Welcome Jason Alindogan!

PMA is pleased to welcome Jason Alindogan, PA to our practice. Jason specializes in emergency medicine, primary care and urgent care and is accepting new patients. Please call the office to schedule an appointment with Jason!

Welcome Dr. Ashtaad Dalal!

PMA is pleased to welcome Ashtaad Dalal, MD to our practice. Dr. Dalal specializes in Sleep Medicine and Family Medicine and is accepting new patients. Please call the office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dalal.

Welcome Dr. Christopher Luk!

PMA is pleased to welcome Christopher Luk, MD to our practice. Dr. Luk specializes in Family Medicine and is accepting new patients. Please call the office to schedule your physical, annual wellness visit or same day sick appointment with Dr. Luk.

Welcome Dr. Neil Shea, MD

PMA is pleased to welcome Neil Shea, MD to our practice. Dr. Shea specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and is accepting new patients. Please call the office to schedule an appointment.

Welcome Dr. Jennifer B. Pedicano, MD

PMA is pleased to welcome Jennifer B. Pedicano, MD to our practice. Dr. Pedicano specializes in adult and pediatric Allergy & Immunology and is accepting new patients. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Washingtonian Top Doctors

Drs. Baselga, Casolaro, Duhamel, Hales, Muir, Wittig, and Wyckoff were recognized by their peers as one of Washingtonian Top Doctors in 2015!

Welcome Dr. Ritu Cuttica

PMA is pleased to welcome Ritu Cuttica, DO, to our practice.  Dr. Cuttica is accepting new patients.  Please call the office to schedule your physicals, annual wellness visits, or same day sick appointments with Dr. Cuttica.

Sports Medicine and Joint Pain Treatment

Dr. John Tabacco treats joint pain and dysfunction in athletes of all ages, and is located exclusively at our Falls Church office.

OneU Aesthetics

Led by Dr. David Duhamel and Erin Svrcek, PA-C, OneU provides state-of-the-art services with the goal of rejuvenating each patient in a way that brings out their inner confidence and beauty.