1. Kelly Harley will serve Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights residents

    Medics USA is pleased to announce that Kelly E. Harley, a Board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the practice. Kelly will be on staff at the Medics USA clinics in the Dupont Circle and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of the District. Harley has been a Registered Nurse since 2013, gaining wide experience at hospitals in Florida and DC. She graduated Cum Laude from George Washington Un…Read More

  2. We’re Your Go-To Medical Clinic for Urgent Care in DC

    When it comes right down to it, the truth is that there are some things out there that require you to see a doctor as soon as you can, but they’re not emergencies. As you probably know, a trip to the emergency room is likely going to cost you an arm and a leg, and needless to say, that’s not something anyone really wants.  The good news is that visiting an urgent care center is the best bet f…Read More

  3. 3 Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

    You’re going along with life as usual, and generally speaking, you’re feeling pretty good. Hey, if it doesn’t seem like there’s anything wrong, you’re probably okay, right? Although this is probably true most of the time, there are indeed some conditions that can sneak up on a person without them really feeling much different. High blood pressure can be one of those conditions. In many i…Read More

  4. Concerns about teen vaping

    Teen use of e-cigarettes is growing massively and health authorities are worried. Almost 5 million American middle and high school students now use tobacco in some form—a shocking 36 percent rise over just one year -- and the increase was entirely due to teens starting to use e-cigarettes. The Centers for Disease Control warn: “The skyrocketing growth of young people’s e-cigarette use over t…Read More

  5. A Few Ways to Stay Healthy This Fall

    With fall right around the corner here in Washington, D.C., many people are gearing up for cooler weather. That means that before long, we will all be breaking out our favorite flannel shirts and blue jeans to stay warm while we’re on the go. There are a number of reasons that people consider fall to be the best season; whether it’s the pleasant temperatures with just a bit of chill on the win…Read More

  6. Visiting DC on Vacation and Need to See a Doctor?

    If you’re visiting D.C. from somewhere else in the country, first of all, welcome to one of the most beautiful parts of the country! Sure, we’re probably just a bit biased on the matter, but chances are that you’d agree with us considering the fact that you’ve chosen this specific area for your vacation. No matter what you’re planning to do while you’re in the nation’s capital, wheth…Read More

  7. Don’t Forget Life-Saving Immunizations For Kids And Senior Citizens

    Every year, the last week of April is set aside as World Immunization Week by the World Health Organization. This international health holiday was created to help people better understand the life-saving power of vaccinations for all humans. Despite the fact that “Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health inter…Read More

  8. Love Foods That Are Toasted Or Roasted? You Could Be At Risk

    If you pay attention to health news even half as much as the medical professionals in our urgent care clinics, you’ve probably noticed that there are a LOT of things that can put your health at risk. One year it’s eggs, the next year they tell you eggs are fine. For a long time fat was the villain and now we’re learning that lots of beneficial fat is actually essential for healthy weight and…Read More

  9. Widespread prediabetes is a good reason for annual physical

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reminds us of a pretty shocking fact about prediabetes. One in 3 Americans (about 86 million people) are prediabetic and 90 percent of those people don’t know they have it. Prediabetes is the condition in which your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but are not high enough to be classified as diabetic. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of devel…Read More