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We Are Members of Privia Medical Group

Jul 7

As of October 26, 2020, we are proud members of Privia Medical Group!

Virtual Visit
We Now Have TeleVisits!

Mar 20

While we are all doing our part to help lessen the length of the Covid-19 pandemic by practicing social distancing, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice getting the quality healthcare you deserve.

A Note To Our Patients

Mar 18

We have had many questions from our patients about the Coronavirus and our plans during this worldwide crisis. At Healthy Steps Internal Medicine, the health and welfare of our patients is our top priority.

Heroes Know When To Call For Help

Oct 7

It has been awhile since I’ve posted a blog. Patient care and an increasingly busy schedule has left me with little time to communicate all of the ideas I have regarding over-all health and wellness. In the past two weeks, however, 2 similar events occurred and I feel obligated to make this post. All of you Heroic girls and women out there who are actively trying to bring PEACE and JUSTICE into this increasingly hostile world: PLEASE THINK ABOUT YOUR PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH before you walk into a group to break up a fight. In the past week we saw two women whose lives will forever be changed because of their heroism. One 29 year old found herself attacked when she tried to save someone from being attacked by three teen women. She lost some of her teeth, but is amazingly and thankfully still alive. In a separate incident, a 58 year old woman became a victim of a different group of girls when she attempted to stop them from stealing. My message to everyone is clear and definitive: If you see an injustice or crime, PLEASE CALL 911 or SECURITY. Do not put yourself in harm’s way. In situations like this, the heroic thing to do is to call for assistance. Remember, your family and friends are counting on you to be around to be their hero. Don’t become a victim while saving someone else.

Valentine’s Day Heart Health

Feb 14

In 2014, frustrated by the inability to convince patients to protect their heart, I learned about the cardiopulmonary exercise (bike) test. Athletes do this test to determine their ability to use oxygen (VO2Max). By focusing on improving their VO2Max, they are able to improve their overall health to achieve the WIN!

Perfumes & Scented Lotions
Medication and the Elderly

Oct 8

Recently, I met an outstanding example of a geriatric patient. While shadowing Dr. Baksh at her office the other day, I learned about issues that are especially important to geriatric medicine, including the importance of reviewing medications and managing co-morbidities during treatment.

The Heart and Aesthetics

Sep 7

Growing up, my father taught us Arabic prayers and both of our parents taught us hard work and discipline. My earliest heroes were Martin Luther King, Jr , John F. Kennedy and Ghandi. I was determined to follow a non violent life. I had other heroes: Billie Jean King, Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem. They lived and spoke the virtues of feminism. I passionately supported equality in all forms and realized the critical need for non-objectification and zero judgment.

Internal Medicine: A Lot Like Being A Detective

Jul 11

Hello! My name is Olivia Bankole. I am a rising junior at the University of Maryland-College Park studying family science, interested in pursuing medicine. I am shadowing Dr. Baksh for this summer.

Welcome Marina Arutyunyan, DO, MPH
Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?

Oct 21

Have you ever considered laser hair removal? Are you curious to how it works? Or more importantly, have you wondered if it was actually worth the money?

Should I still be wearing sunscreen in the Fall?

Nov 12

During the summer time, most of us try to protect our skin by wearing sunscreen, especially while on vacation or at the beach or pool. However, our use of sunscreen sharply decreases once we’re back home and Fall weather has kicked in.