• 02 MAR, 2022
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    Updated CDC COVID Guidance

    Updated CDC COVID Guidance

    By: Joseph Mechak, MD On February 25, 2022 the CDC made its most recent and most significant change to its mask and COVID mitigation guidance. In short, the CDC is shifting from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to a tiered approach based on community transmission levels and hospitalization rates.  The full guidance can be

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    • 06 MAR, 2020
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    MoCo Coronavirus

    MoCo Coronavirus

    By: Dr. Joseph Mechak As most people know, there have been three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County. We expected this. We (the state, county, and Potomac Pediatrics) have been preparing for this. We are here for you. This is a constantly evolving situation and we do not have all the answers.  We also

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    • 03 MAR, 2017
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    The Flu and You

    by Michelle Place, CRNP-P Flu season is reaching it’s peak in nearly 45 states this month and it has hit our community like a mack truck. The CDC is reporting 14,000 new cases of flu diagnosed each week. Schools and daycare centers are empty and our waiting room is full. With all of the mucus

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    • 09 FEB, 2016
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    A to Zika: What You Need to Know

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Until recently, the Zika virus has been like soccer, of mild interest here in the United States but a huge deal in Brazil. As the virus continues to spread the CDC is starting to pay more attention. Here are the answers to some basic questions about the Zika virus. Where did

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