GFP Closing Notice to Patients

Dear GFP Patients:

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closure of Generations Family Practice.

Our final day of patient care will be: 12/22/2017.

It has been a great pleasure providing for the health care needs of our community over the last 19 years. This has been an extremely difficult decision to make. Unfortunately, with the current turmoil in Primary Care and healthcare overall, we find ourselves unable to continue operations.

We encourage patients who require follow up for chronic conditions to contact the office to schedule a final visit in preparation for a transition to a new office. If you are on your final refill, and will be eligible for refills without a visit shortly after our close date, please contact us to send a refill to your pharmacy before our last day. We will continue to provide medical care to all established patients through our final day of patient care.

Your medical records are confidential, and a copy can only be released with written permission. However, as a part of the Privia Medical Group, your current release grants Privia group providers access to historic records when you initiate care at their offices. While you have many options in Northern Virginia, these excellent Family Physicians are located nearby, are within the Privia network, and are accepting new patients.

Fox Mill Family Practice
12330 Pinecrest Road
Suite 250
Reston, VA 20191
703.476.1050
Herndon Family Medicine
381 Elden Street
Suite 1000
Herndon, VA 20170
703.481.1505
Town Center Family Medicine
11800 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 700
Reston, VA 20191
703.834.1473

As details regarding the new practice locations for our current clinicians become available, we will provide this information to you.

If you choose to transfer to a non-Privia practice, a signed Medical Record Release Form will be required to transfer your records.  Requests made after 12/22/2018 may be sent to manager@generationsfp.com. Please note, there will be a delay on processing requests in mid-late January for approximately 8 weeks as Athena converts our records to a digital file for future access.

We have greatly valued our relationships with you and our community, and we thank you for your loyalty over the years.

Best wishes for your future health.

Sincerely,
Kevin J. Kelleher MD & Mark E. Vasiliadis MD
Founding Partners

Notice on behalf of the Practicing GFP Clinicians:
Mina Garrett-Scott MD,
Laura Kennedy FNP,
Deanna Markley PA-C,
Sharon Simon FNP

 

 

CDC guide to avoiding tick bites

Before You Go Outdoors

  • Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals, so spending time outside camping, gardening, or hunting could bring you in close contact with ticks. Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood.
  • Treat clothing and gear with products containing permethrin. Permethrin can be used to treat boots, clothing and camping gear and remain protective through several washings.
  • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or 2-undecanone. EPA’s helpful search tool can help you find the product that best suits your needs. Always follow product instructions.
    • Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.
    • Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) on children under 3 years old.
  • Outdoor workers can find additional information at the NIOSH Tick-borne Diseases Safety and Health Topic.

After You Come Indoors

Check your clothing for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing. Any ticks that are found should be removed. Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you come indoors. If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed. If the clothes require washing first, hot water is recommended. Cold and medium temperature water will not kill ticks effectively.

Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check.

Check your body for ticks after being outdoors. Conduct a full body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas, which even includes your back yard. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Check these parts of your body and your child’s body for ticks:

  • Under the arms
  • In and around the ears
  • Inside belly button
  • Back of the knees
  • In and around the hair
  • Between the legs
  • Around the waist

What to Do if You Find an Attached Tick

Remove the attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out. For detailed information about tick removal, see the tick removal page.

Watch for signs of illness such as rash or fever in the days and weeks following the bite, and see a health care provider if these develop. Your risk of acquiring a tick-borne illness depends on many factors, including where you live, what type of tick bit you, and how long the tick was attached. If you become ill after a tick bite, see a health care provider.

For More Details, visit the CDC page at: https://www.cdc.gov/features/stopticks/index.html

Fairfax County Parenting Education Program

The Parenting Education Program in Fairfax County

The Department of Family Services Parenting Education Program offers caring, comprehensive classes to parents and their children to help them learn new ways to work together as a family. The program is based on the philosophy that parenting is learned – the way parents were raised directly influences the way they raise their children. The Parenting Education Program teaches positive and effective ways parents can interact with their children at every age and stage of development. The focus is on the family – where children learn the values and beliefs that shape their futures.

Your Voice Matters

Help us to spread the word about GFP & it’s incredible providers & dedicated team.

  • Did you know that over 60% of new patients select a provider based on online reviews?
  • Did you also know that people are 50% more likely to share negative experiences online than positive ones?

While we encourage anyone with concerns about the practice to contact us directly so we may try to resolve the issues, we invite patients to provide honest feedback at online review sites to help others learn who we are & why GFP has been able to proudly serve our community for nearly 20 years.

Some of the most popular review sites are:

Thank you for taking the time to help us serve you & our community better.

Generations Family Practice Receives 2013 Best of Reston Award

Generations Family Practice has been selected for the 2013 Best of Reston Award in the Doctors category by the Reston Award Program. Each year, the Reston Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Reston area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Reston Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Reston Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Reston Award Program

The Reston Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Reston area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Reston Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Reston Award Program