STD and HIV Screening

STD and HIV Screening in Vienna, Fairfax, or Tysons Corner

By getting screened regularly for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) if you are sexually active, you can detect any potential issues early on.

Detection allows you to seek treatment and protect your health.

When Should I Have STI and HIV Screenings?

The frequency at which your screenings are recommended depends on your individual risk factors. It’s generally recommended that you get screened for STIs including HIV at least once a year if you are sexually active.

However, if you have a new sex partner, multiple partners, and / or engage in unprotected sex (even if it is with the same partner consistently), you may need to be screened more frequently.

Additionally, if you develop any symptoms of an STI, such as unusual discharge, sores or bumps, and / or genital itching, you should get screened as soon as possible.

 How Do I Prepare?

There isn’t really much to do beforehand. You may be asked to avoid urinating for at least an hour before the appointment and to avoid all sexual activity for 24 hours or more before your visit.

 What Should I Expect During the Appointment?

During your appointment, your provider will ask questions about your sexual history. You should let them know about any symptoms you have.

A physical examination will likely be performed. Depending on the type of screening, they may order labs such as a blood or urine test.

 Am I a Good Candidate for STI and HIV Screenings?

Yes, if you are sexually active! Even if you’re in a monogamous relationship and practice safe sex, there is still a risk of contracting an STI or HIV. Additionally, if you’re planning to start a new sexual relationship or have recently ended a relationship, it’s a good idea to get screened.

 Where Is the Best Place to Get Tested for STDs Including HIV in Fairfax, Vienna, and Tysons Corner?

Turn to the discreet professionals at Virginia Family Medicine, where we offer a range of comprehensive services for your reproductive health.

Contact us today at 703-383-4836 to put your health first!


IUD in Tysons Corner, Fairfax, and Vienna

Thankfully, there are many types of contraceptives available for women. One of the most popular forms of contraception is an intrauterine device, commonly known as an IUD.

It is a small, T-shaped device that is placed in the uterus by a women’s health specialist.

How Does an IUD Work for Contraception?

An IUD is a long-acting reversible contraceptive that prevents pregnancy by changing the way sperm moves, preventing fertilization, and making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus.

There are two types of IUDs available in the market – hormonal and non-hormonal.

Hormonal IUDs, such as Mirena, release a low dose of progestin, a synthetic hormone, that thickens the cervical mucus and also thins the lining of the uterus. This makes it hard for sperm to reach an egg. Hormonal IUDs last from three to eight years, depending on the one you choose.

The non-hormonal IUD, ParaGard, is wrapped in copper wire, which creates an inflammatory response, which also makes it very difficult for sperm cells to get to an egg. It can last up to 12 years.

What Are the Advantages of an IUD?

There are many benefits to choosing an intrauterine device to help prevent pregnancy. Pros include the following:

  • IUDs have a failure rate of less than 1%, making them more effective than other contraceptives.
  • Another advantage of an IUD is that it is convenient and long lasting. Once an IUD is inserted, there is no further action required, unlike other forms of birth control that require daily or monthly attention. With a minimum lifespan of three years, you can have it placed and forget about it!
  • IUDs are also reversible, and once it is removed, a woman can become pregnant immediately. This means if you wish to start a family, you can do so when you are ready.
  • Lastly, IUDs do not interfere with sexual intercourse and do not require any preparations beforehand, so they’re quite convenient.

Where Should I Go for Women’s Health Services Including an IUD in Fairfax, Vienna, and Tysons Corner?

To learn more about your options and choose the right contraceptive for you, choose the women’s health specialists at Virginia Family Medicine.

Call us today at 703-383-4836 to book your appointment, and let our team empower you to make the best possible choices for your reproductive health!

When it comes to comprehensive services for optimal health, we are Northern Virginia’s top choice.

Gynecology Care

Gynecological Care in Vienna, Fairfax, or Tysons Corner

When it comes to women’s health, there isn’t a more important specialist than a gynecologist. Seeing this type of provider is an essential part of being healthy throughout your lifetime.

Gynecologists provide compassionate care, and you should see one regularly for your overall well-being.

What Is a Gynecologist?

A gynecologist is a type of medical doctor who specializes in the female reproductive system, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix, vagina, and breasts. They provide care and support to help you maintain your reproductive health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

What Services Does a Gynecologist Offer?

Some of the services a gynecologist offers include:

  • Annual exams: Gynecologists recommend that women get an annual exam to check their reproductive health. During this exam, the doctor will perform a physical exam, check for any abnormalities, and perform a Pap test if needed.
  • Contraception: This type of provider can help you choose the right type of birth control that suits your lifestyle.
  • STI testing: Gynecologists can screen for and treat sexually transmitted infections (STIs) to prevent serious health complications.
  • Menopause management: They can help you manage the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness.

Why Is It so Important to See a Gynecologist?

Your gynecologist is a partner in your health, providing education and advice on how to maintain good reproductive health, which may include tips on diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

They can also help you manage common reproductive health issues, such as menstrual cramps, irregular periods, and vaginal infections, so you can feel your best every day.

Where Should I Turn for Gynecology in Tysons Corner, Vienna, and Fairfax?

For top-notch women’s health specialists in Northern Virginia, turn to the caring providers at Virginia Family Medicine!

With three convenient locations and a comprehensive range of services and cutting-edge treatments, we’re the premier choice!

Your journey to optimal health starts here. Call us today at 703-383-4836 to schedule your first visit and become a patient!

Birth Control

Birth Control in Fairfax, Vienna, and Tysons Corner

Thankfully, there are so many options for those of reproductive age to help prevent unwanted pregnancy.

There are hormonal and non-hormonal options, as well as some that are temporary and some that are permanent.

And it’s often more than just contraception. Birth control may be used to treat certain women’s health conditions, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, painful periods, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and acne.

What Are My Options for Birth Control?

Each method has its own efficacy, benefits, and considerations, empowering you to make informed choices about your reproductive health. Options include:

  • Hormonal methods, such as birth control pills, patches, and injections, which work by altering hormone levels to prevent ovulation
  • Barrier methods, like diaphragms, to physically block sperm from reaching the egg
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants, for highly effective, low-maintenance contraception
  • Sterilization procedures, including tubal ligation and vasectomy, for permanent contraception

How Do I Choose a Contraceptive for My Needs?

Choosing a contraceptive that fits your needs involves taking into account your lifestyle, personal preferences, and medical history. Discuss options with your healthcare provider, who can offer personalized recommendations based on your individual circumstances.

Factors such as effectiveness, convenience, potential side effects, and whether you prefer hormonal or non-hormonal methods all play a role in choosing the best method for you. Reflect on your future plans regarding family planning and whether you desire temporary or permanent contraception.

Prioritize your comfort, convenience, and overall health when selecting a contraceptive method that aligns with your needs and preferences.

Where Should I Go for Women’s Healthcare Including Birth Control in Vienna, Fairfax, or Tysons Corner?

Turn to the women’s health specialists at Virginia Family Medicine!

Call our team today at 703-383-4836 to schedule an appointment at one of our three convenient locations around Northern Virginia.

Brain Scan and Neurofeedback Therapy


What we call the “Brain Scan” or “Brain Mapping” at Virginia Family Medicine is a simpler name for a “quantitative electroencephalogram” or “qEEG”. A quantitative electroencephalogram is a specialized neuroimaging technique that involves the analysis and measurement of electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalogram (EEG). qEEG is a non-invasive method that provides quantitative analysis that is used in research and clinical contexts for various purposes: assist in the diagnosis of neurological disorders and conditions, and help determine the most suitable medication or therapy for a patient based on their brain activity patterns.


The CNS Vital Signs assessment is a non-invasive clinical procedure to efficiently and objectively assess a broad spectrum of brain function performance or domains under challenge (cognition stress test). It covers a range of mental processes from simple motor performance, attention, memory, and executive function.

QB Test is a FDA cleared and CE marked computer-based test that objectively measures the core signs of ADHD: Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.


Neurofeedback, also known as neurotherapy, is a therapeutic technique that aims to help individuals regulate their brain activity by providing real-time feedback on their brainwave patterns. Neurofeedback is used for a variety of purposes, including: treating conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Can be used in the management of certain types of migraines and TMJ. Neurofeedback can also be used to enhance cognitive performance and focus.


Brain Coaching is a one-on-one supplement to neurofeedback to help you reach your goals for optimizing your brain function. In these sessions, we assist in helping you process any changes you may be experiencing from neurofeedback and help to promote your brain health, primarily through lifestyle factors and cognitive exercises. Upon taking the CNS Vital Signs assessment, we review what cognitive domains to target in brain coaching sessions. During these sessions, we will be challenging your brain to create and strengthen neural connections in specific areas of the brain. Brain Coaching can help you improve your attention, concentration, and memory.

Book an appointment to speak with our neurofeedback and neuropsychological testing specialists to learn more!

Brain Scans and neurofeedback are only offered at our Tysons II Office on Chain Bridge Road.

Lab Services

Many aspects of your health can be determined through blood and urine tests. At Virginia Family Medicine, we have phlebotomists in our three offices located in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, to save you an extra trip. To book your next appointment and see if lab services are a necessary step, call Virginia Family Medicine or request an appointment online at one of three convenient locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, today.

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Physical activity is critical to your overall health and factors into most wellness plans. Virginia Family Medicine offers Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) at our Tysons II location in Vienna, Virginia. CPET is a noninvasive method to determine the performance of your heart and lungs at rest and during exercise using a stationary bicycle. Call Virginia Family Medicine or make an appointment online today.

In-Office Procedures

Some simple procedures can be done in the office from your physician at Virginia Family Medicine. To request an appointment, call one of our offices in Vienna or Fairfax, Virginia, today.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a noninvasive, drug-free method of treatment for a wide range of painful conditions. At Virginia Family Medicine in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, chiropractic care is tailored to your specific needs to alleviate your pain and restore your quality of life. Call Virginia Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

Integrative Medicine

When managing a condition that affects every aspect of your life and well-being, it only makes sense to take an approach to care that does the same. At Virginia Family Medicine in our Fairfax, Virginia office, board-certified integrative medicine specialist Sharon Sherling, MD, ABIHM, provides integrative care to heal your body, mind, and spirit when you’re unwell. To add integrative approaches to your treatment plan, call Virginia Family Medicine or reserve an appointment online today.

Weight Management

If you’re overweight, managing your weight might feel impossible, confusing, or too difficult to be worth it. At Virginia Family Medicine in Tysons, Vienna, and Fairfax, Virginia, we provide individualized and medically supervised weight management plans that teach you how to establish healthy habits that help you lose weight and keep it off. Reserve an appointment over the phone or online at Virginia Family Medicine for weight management today.

DOT Physical

If you drive for a living, you might need an official Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical. You can schedule your DOT physical with Carolyn Turpin, FNP, with Virginia Family Medicine at our office in Fairfax, Virginia. Carolyn Turpin, FNP, is registered as a licensed medical examiner on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry and is certified to perform these types of physical examinations. Call Virginia Family Medicine to make an appointment for your DOT Physical today.

Immigration Physical

If you’re in the midst of your immigration process, you need an official immigration physical to comply with the requirements. At Virginia Family Medicine, with three convenient locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, Kavian Milani, MD, offers immigration physicals. Dr. Milani is a designated civil surgeon for Homeland Security and is certified to perform these evaluations. Call Virginia Family Medicine or book your immigration physical appointment online today.

Mental Health

It’s common knowledge to focus on your physical health and report symptoms when you get them. At Virginia Family Medicine in Tysons, Fairfax, and Vienna, Virginia, the team emphasizes the equal importance of your mental health and encourages you to seek treatment when your thoughts, behaviors, or emotions are out of step. To get started on your mental health management, request an appointment by phone or online at Virginia Family Medicine today.

Women’s Health

Tests and screenings of all kinds give you and your physician a better idea of your health and allow you to take better care of your body. To book your next women’s health appointment, call Virginia Family Medicine at one of their three locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia, or request an appointment online today.

Annual Physicals

When you feel healthy, scheduling your annual physical is probably near the bottom of your to-do list. However, taking the time to check in on your health once a year is a critical part of preventive health care. Virginia Family Medicine provides annual physicals for you and your family at three convenient locations in Vienna and Fairfax, Virginia. Don’t put off your annual physical, call Virginia Family Medicine, or make an appointment online today.

Family Medicine

Family medicine is an excellent, comprehensive primary health care option for you, your children, and your parents. Virginia Family Medicine, with three locations in Tysons, Vienna, and Fairfax, Virginia, offers personalized family medicine services to every member of your family, saving you time and ensuring continuity of care at every age. If you’re looking for patient-focused, attentive family medicine services, call Virginia Family Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.