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Preparing for Travel?

The Spring and Summer travel season is here. Stop into McLean Immediate Care for a travel consultation with one of our doctors, especially if you are headed overseas.

We will review the CDC’s travel recommendations for the countries on your itinerary and can provide all of your required vaccinations. Need malaria prevention medication? We can do that. Do you get seasick on cruises? We can prescribe medicine for that as well. Be prepared for your vacation, stop by McLean Immediate Care today!

Influenza is now widespread in McLean

We are seeing a surge in cases of influenza, strep throat and severe gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration) in the last 2 weeks.

If you come down with a fever, come in to McLean Immediate Care promptly for a proper evaluation. Influenza treatment (Tamiflu) only helps if started in the first 48 hrs.

Strep throat can be quickly treated with a penicillin type antibiotic to get you feeling better soon.

The gastroenteritis going around is suspected to be same norovirus that has led to school closures elsewhere in Virginia. It can rapidly dehydrate you to the point of needing IV fluids or hospitalization. Don’t delay care if you start having vomiting, diarrhea and fever. We can help control the symptoms to prevent dehydration.

Routine hygiene precautions can give you the best protection from all of these illnesses. Wash your hands, use alcohol based hand sanitizer often, don’t touch your nose or mouth, and if you have a fever do not attend school or work. And get a flu shot!! It’s not too late.
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Influenza in Virginia

Influenza has arrived to McLean somewhat late, but it is spreading rapidly. It’s not too late to protect yourself and your family. Come to McLean Immediate Care for your flu shot.

If you develop symptoms of influenza (sudden fever, cough, headache, body aches, sneezing), come in for an assessment as soon as possible. Tamiflu is only effective in the first 48hrs of the illness. It can potentially shorten your illness and reduce transmission to those around you.

If you are diagnosed with flu, we can help prevent spread to your loved ones. Household contacts of flu patients can take preventative Tamiflu to avoid catching the airborne illness. We offer telemedicine virtual visits for family members of our patients diagnosed with flu, helping them avoid further spread through the household.

Dr. Rizvi, Medical Director of McLean Immediate Care interviewed on “Out of the Past”

Monique Rizvi, MD – Out of the Past – 2015 from Chuck Langdon on Vimeo.

Episode: "Dr. Monique Rizvi, MD… 'Come In….The Doctor Is Waiting'" (Recorded May 2015)

Dr. Monique Rizvi, MD, Medical Director at McLean Immediate Care, a full service urgent care and primary care medical facility joins co-hosts Lee Shephard and Chuck Langdon to discuss her life and career as an urgent care physician.

Get Your Flu Shot!

Influenza has appeared in Virginia already. Get your flu shots now to protect yourself and your family. McLean Immediate Care stocks the pediatric flu vaccine for ages 6 months to 35 months, as well as 2 adult types: the traditional 3-strain flu shot and new 4-strain flu shot. Bring the whole family in for the best protection against flu.

Track influenza activity in the US on the CDC website:


This year’s vaccines are a very good match to circulating strains of influenza virus, meaning it should provide excellent protection. Everyone 6 months or older should get the flu vaccine, especially pregnant women and anyone with a lung condition such as those with asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, or smokers.

The classic symptoms of flu are sudden onset of fever, headache, body aches, cough, sneezing and runny nose. If you have flu symptoms, we can perform a rapid test at McLean Immediate Care to confirm the diagnosis. We can treat influenza in the first 48 hours with Tamiflu, so it is important to catch it early.

It’s Tick Season!

It’s tick season in Virginia, keep a lookout.  We’ve been removing a growing number of  ticks from patients in recent weeks.

Take measures to protect your family–wear long sleeves, and pants rather than shorts.  Do a tick check after every outdoor exposure.  Lyme disease isn’t transmitted immediately by a tick.  If you remove it quickly, your risk of Lyme disease is close to zero %.

If you find a tick, stop in to McLean Immediate Care for removal.  We have the proper instruments to reduce the chance of remaining tick parts in the skin.

Resurgence of Strep and Flu

We have seen an increased number of cases of strep throat and influenza this week in McLean.  If anyone in your family develops compatible symptoms, such as fever, they should come in to see the doctor as soon as possible.

Antivirals for flu only work if started in the first 48 hours.  If a patient has strep throat, targeted antibiotics like amoxicillin can help symptoms resolve much faster and shorten the contagious period.