How to Switch to a New Medicare Plan During Open Enrollment

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By Janet Tiberian
October 15, 2018

Fall Open Enrollment Period for Medicare kicks off October 15th. This is the time of year when current Medicare enrollees can select or change Medicare benefits.


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Religion May Help Boost Your Longevity

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By Janet Tiberian
October 15, 2018

Wanting to live forever – or at least as long as possible – is a concept built into the human spirit. In fact, most Americans want to make it to 100, according to a survey conducted by the Stanford Center on Longevity, in partnership with TIME magazine. Advances in medical technology and a better understanding of a healthy lifestyle have helped raise our overall life expectancy.


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Which Genetic Health Risks Should I Worry About?

Brett A. Wohler, MD
By Brett A. Wohler, MD
October 15, 2018

Have you heard about at-home genetic screening kits that analyze your genes for disease risk? All you do is send off a saliva sample to a company to find out whether you’re genetically predisposed to get certain illnesses.


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Brett A. Wohler, MD
Brett A. Wohler, MD

I am a primary care physician practicing in a personalized healthcare model, similar to a concierge model, with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and early detection. As a family physician, I see children and make rounds with my patients admitted to INOVA Alexandria Hospital. My practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia and serves the DC Metro area, including Springfield, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, as well as surrounding areas in Maryland. 

My practice philosophy is focused on getting to know and understand my patients as best I can to help guide them through the maze of our current healthcare system. This commitment involves partnering with patients and continually discussing their health concerns and lifestyle choices. As a private doctor, I like to emphasize the power of the individual and to help him or her using natural treatments (more exercise, stress management, healthier diet and weight management) rather than pharmaceuticals when possible. 

I have been named to the list of Best Doctors in America® for 18 consecutive years.

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Which Post-Workout Drink is Best for Hydration?

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By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018

You just finished your workout. Whether it was a 45 minutes of strength training, a five-mile run or a yoga class, you probably need to drink some fluids. Rehydration is an essential part of recovering from a workout -- it helps lower temperature and heart rate, lubricate joints, repair muscles, ward off muscle cramps, ease fatigue and keep the digestion process working properly. And of course, it helps prevent dehydration. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Attention Women: Can’t Sleep? Try these 3 Mind-Body Therapies

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By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018

Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If you said yes, you’re not alone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labels insufficient sleep an epidemic. Between 30 and 35 percent of Americans grapple with occasional, brief bouts of insomnia, while 15 to 20 percent struggle with short-term insomnia and another 10 percent live with chronic insomnia. Sleeplessness can take a toll on your health -- it’s been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and depression.


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Walking Helps Prevent Heart Failure in Women

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By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018

Heart failure affects 6.5 million Americans. And the numbers continue rising. American Heart Association reported the number of heart failure cases rose by 800,000 between 2012 and 2017. But there’s some good news: For women, walking may be a key to preventing it.


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Read Your Food Labels: Watch out for Maltodextrin

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By Janet Tiberian
September 14, 2018

Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. 


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Janet Tiberian is MDVIP's health educator. She has more than 25 years experience in chronic disease prevention and therapeutic exercise.

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Ambassadors Club: Prize Winners and Ambassadors

Ambassador club members go above and beyond the call of duty, making patients feel appreciated.


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MDVIP Ambassador Jasmine Sexton

Julie McCormick, MD, FACP
By Julie McCormick, MD, FACP
August 17, 2018

Jasmine Sexton, who works for MDVIP affiliate Dr. Julie McCormick in Anchorage, AK, is an MDVIP Ambassador for going above and beyond the call of duty and making her patients feel welcome, valued and loved.


About the Physician
Julie McCormick, MD, FACP

My goal as your personal internal medicine physician is to provide excellent medical care to keep you living long and healthy and maintain your quality of life. As an MDVIP- affiliated physician, I will have more time to help you obtain these goals. Together we will personalize your care and set attainable goals. I will be able to spend more time with you providing a complete wellness plan and approach. As part of my practice, we will have a very close relationship where I will be able to provide a level of care not available anywhere else.

As one of the few female general internists practicing in Anchorage, I practice preventive medicine but also love working to manage diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. I have also enjoyed participating in women’s health and geriatrics. I have been practicing for over 17 years in Alaska, spending the last 9 in Anchorage. Teaching is a part of my practice and I am looking forward to participating in the WWAMI Regional Medical Education program in the near future. Professionally, I am very involved in the National College of Internal Medicine (ACP) and will be the Alaskan governor of ACP starting in 2017.

The relationships I have made with my patients over the years are the reasons for my continued happiness in medicine. I am evolving my practice so that this continues in the future.

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MDVIP Ambassador Erin DeVivo

Nami Khulusi, MD
By Nami Khulusi, MD
August 17, 2018

Erin DeVivo, who works for MDVIP affiliate Dr. Nami Khulusi in Eatontown, NJ, is an MDVIP Ambassador for going above and beyond the call of duty and making her patients feel welcome, valued and loved.


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Nami Khulusi, MD

Regardless of the time and place, my career as a medical doctor will remain a noble one. Being a good doctor means having high moral values, good training and a strong knowledge. It’s an art and a gift from God. There is no honor like the honor of treating and healing human beings. Treating their bodies and touching their souls. The bond between a doctor and a patient is such a unique and strong one. It’s a warm bond that starts with a hand shake and look in the eye and it ends with a strong relationship that crosses all of the bridges and differences between human beings. With MDVIP, my practice will be smaller which allows me to give more time and attention to my patients and be available to them to help them live healthier lives by early detection of illness and personalized wellness plans.

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