Securely Text Non-Urgent Issues

Securely Text Non-Urgent Issues

Simply send a text to our office at (301) 217-9222 for non-urgent issues only such as scheduling and medications.

This text-system allows our office to automatically pull up your chart, send your question to the correct department and respond to all patients much faster than calling.

You will receive a notification to click to read our message and do not need the Klara app to access this.

Instead of calling, feel free to use our secure text service for non-urgent issues and we will reply Monday-Friday during business hours.

As a reminder, you must call 911 for emergencies.

As a reminder, we have Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen vaccines available for same day appointments for age 5+.

Our Office Numbers:

Non-Urgent Texts: (301) 217-9222

Privia Afterhours Nurse Line: (877) 977-4842

Provider On-Call Voicemail: (301) 217-9222 and follow the prompts.

Sincerely,

Your Capital Medical Partners Team

Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD

Dr. Faith Frankel, MD

Dr. Alice Hur, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Dr. Vivien To, MD

Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Katie Kline, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

 

 

 

 

Everyone Age 18+ May Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots

Everyone Age 18+ May Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots
We carry all three vaccines available same day in our office.
Current Patients: Click here to schedule.
New Patients: Simply text (301) 217-9222 for same day appointments.
Booster shot eligibility has been expanded for those age 18+. Booster shots are not approved for those age 12-17 at this time.
Moderna and Pfizer Booster: You may receive an additional dose 6 months after completing your second shot.
Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen: You may receive an additional dose 2 month after completing your second shot.
You may mix-and-match between vaccines. You may choose which of the three vaccines you would like as your booster.

Moderna and Pfizer for Immunocompromised Individuals: A third shot of Moderna or Pfizer is recommended for transplant, cancer-treatment patients and other immunocompromised conditions listed here 28 days after your second dose.

Full CDC statement here and on boosters for age 18+ and immunocompromised guidance here.

Scheduling and Questions:
Current Patients: Click here to schedule in advance or same day. As always, please text our office at (301) 217-9222 for non-urgent messages or send a portal message.
Accepting Patients Not in our Practice: We are vaccinating others outside of our practice. Simply text our office at (301) 217-9222 to schedule.
We look forward to helping keep our community safe.
Sincerely,
Your Capital Medical Partners Team:
Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD
Dr. Faith Frankel, MD
Dr. Alice Hur, DNP
Dr. Vivien To, MD
Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian
Katie Kline, Registered Dietitian
Updated November 22, 2021

Welcoming Dr. Vivien To, MD

Welcoming Dr. Vivien To, MD

Capital Medical Partners is excited to welcome Dr. Vivien To, MD to our growing team of providers.

Dr. To completed her Doctor of Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and her residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System.

She brings her strong background of primary, acute and chronic care to provide diagnosis, prevention, and management of complex diseases from age 16 and over.

She is committed to quality primary care and preventive medicine by developing a trusted relationship where she works together on improving patients’ health and quality of life.

Dr. To lives in Maryland, enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband, 3 children, and newly adopted puppy.

Expanded Visit Access and Your Team:

Our same day and new patient availability has been expanded with increased access to our providers who work as a team.

She joins our dedicated primary care providers including Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD and Dr. Alice Hur, DNP who care for patients starting at age 16 as well as Dr. Faith Frankel, MD who cares for ages 16-21.

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Nicole Raimondo, cares for age 6+ and patients do not have to be in our primary care practice to work with her virtually.

Learn more about Dr. To and schedule with her here.

Sincerely,

Your Capital Medical Partners Team

Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD

Dr. Faith Frankel, MD

Dr. Alice Hur, Doctor of Nursing Practice

Dr. Vivien To, MD

Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines for Ages 12+

We are currently administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 years or older in.
You do not have to be a patient with our primary care practice to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Simply call our office to schedule your first, second, or both doses.
We look forward to keeping our patients and community safe.
Sincerely,
Your Capital Medical Partners Team:
Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD
Dr. Faith Frankel, MD
Dr. Alice Hur, DNP
Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian

Currently Administering Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Only

We are currently only administering the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for those 12 years or older in. Call our office to schedule your first, second, or both doses.
The FDA and CDC statement about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (excerpt with emphasis added is below):  
As of April 12, more than 6.8 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine have been administered in the U.S. The CDC and FDA are reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine. In these cases, a type of blood clot called cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) was seen in combination with low levels of blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). All six cases occurred among women between the ages of 18 and 48, and symptoms occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. Treatment of this specific type of blood clot is different from the treatment that might typically be administered. Usually, an anticoagulant drug called heparin is used to treat blood clots. In this setting, administration of heparin may be dangerous, and alternative treatments need to be given.
CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday to further review these cases and assess their potential significance. FDA will review that analysis as it also investigates these cases. Until that process is complete, the [Maryland Department of Health] is recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution. This is important, in part, to ensure that the health care provider community is aware of the potential for these adverse events and can plan for proper recognition and management due to the unique treatment required with this type of blood clot.
Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare. COVID-19 vaccine safety is a top priority for the federal government, and we take all reports of health problems following COVID-19 vaccination very seriously. People who have received the J&J vaccine who develop severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks after vaccination should contact their health care provider.
Sincerely,
Your Capital Medical Partners Team:
Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD
Dr. Faith Frankel, MD
Dr. Alice Hur, DNP
Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian

We have the COVID-19 Vaccine!

We are Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines Starting April 5!
Current Update: Simply call our office to schedule your first, second, or both doses if you are age 12 or older. You do not have to be a patient with our primary care practice.  
We look forward to helping keep our patients safe during this time.
Sincerely,
Your Capital Medical Partners Team:
Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD
Dr. Faith Frankel, MD
Dr. Alice Hur, DNP
Nicole Raimondo, MS, RD, LDN

Welcoming Nicole Raimondo, Registered Dietitian

Welcoming Our Registered Dietitian, Nicole Raimondo, MS, RD, LDN

Capital Medical Partners is excited to welcome our own Registered Dietitian to our practice. Nicole Raimondo, MS, RD, LDN was a Senior Dietitian and Wellness Coach with Bloomberg in New York City for the last four years and brings a wealth of experience.

Nicole’s Approach:

Nicole uses creative approaches through her virtual visits such as individual cooking classes, new recipes, and practical food substitutions rather than a focus on taking foods away. She includes exercise and stress-reducing goals as well as cultural food preferences. Nicole combines her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Maryland with her Master of Science in Nutrition/Didactic Program in Dietetics from Hunter College to emphasize practical, individualized plans that are sustainable.

Most insurance payers cover Registered Dietitian visits as a preventive benefit.

All visits are easily accessible as virtual visits and Nicole serves ages 5 and above.

Patients that are not a part of our primary care practice can still work with our Registered Dietitian. 

Example Conditions:

  • Weight management
  • Digestive disorders and food sensitivity
  • Sports nutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Malnutrition
  • Cancer
  • Prenatal nutrition
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

New Patient Visits: Please send us a patient portal message or call (301) 217-9222. We can easily schedule your new patient visit and help you take advantage of this benefit provided by insurance.

Read more about Nicole here.

Sincerely,

Your Capital Medical Partners Team:

Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD

Dr. Faith Frankel, MD

Dr. Alice Hur, DNP

Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP

Nicole Raimondo, MS, RD, LDN

Our Contactless COVID-19 Testing

Announcing Contactless 15-Minute and PCR COVID-19 Testing 
Dear Patients,
Capital Medical Partners will be providing contactless COVID-19 Testing for our patients. Only established patients may be tested.
Process: Schedule a virtual visit with any of your team of three providers. Virtual visit availability has been significantly increased.
Your provider will assess the best time for you to quickly swab yourself on our deck.
Future 15-Minute Rapid Testing: Rapid testing is same day.
Labcorp PCR Test: Current processing time is 2-3 days.
Schedule directly on CapitalMedicalPartners.com. Select the “get care now” button and pick a virtual visit time that works for you.
You may also call (301) 217-9222.
Sincerely,
Your Capital Medical Partners Team
Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD
Dr. Alice Hur, DNP
Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP

Welcoming Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP

Welcoming Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP

Capital Medical Partners is excited to welcome Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP to our growing team of providers. He joins our dedicated medical staff including Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD, and Dr. Alice Hur, DNP.

Our same day and new patient availability has been expanded with increased access to all three providers who work as a team.

Dr. Kenah holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Medicine. He brings his strong background of primary care, acute care, and cardiology to provide diagnosis, prevention, and management of complex diseases across all ages.

He is committed to positive patient outcomes through the implementation of quality preventive medicine, partnering with his patients as their advocate, and clear communication.

Dr. Kenah is an avid reader, tennis-player, enjoys following stocks and is a caring member of his community.

Sincerely,

Your Capital Medical Partners Team

Dr. Douglas Frankel, MD

Dr. Alice Hur, DNP

Dr. Godfried Kenah, DNP

Announcing Our In-House Blood Draw

Announcing Our In-House Blood Draw

To Our Patients,

While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, it is important to make sure you are continuing to take care of your health and maintain your healthcare needs.
Labcorp and Quest:
Most lab orders can be completed right in the office and sent to Labcorp or Quest.
Our in-office blood draw capabilities will optimize your time and decrease your need to go to lab facilities.

Labcorp or Quest Billing:

Bills for blood drawn in our office will show up as from Labcorp or Quest as normal.

Blood Draw At Time Of Visit:
We can draw your blood in the office during regularly scheduled visits.
Blood Draw Only Appointments:
Schedule a quick blood draw appointment by clicking to schedule an “office visit” and then select the “lab work” appointment type or call us. Please make sure you have been approved for a blood draw by one of our providers.
Virtual Visit Blood Reviews:
Review your results with a provider through a virtual visit soon after results are available.
In-Office and Virtual Visits 
Our office is open and we are continuing to take precautions. Please note the check in, visit, and check out process is done in the exam rooms and all patients must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth.
COVID-19 Concerns or Symptoms: 
Please reach out to us with any COVID-19 concerns or symptoms.
Please note that we have changed our name to Capital Medical Partners. 
Sincerely,
Douglas Frankel, MD and Alice Hur, Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Virtual Visits By Condition

To Our Patients,
It is important to prioritize your health and continue to optimize your care during this time.
We have significantly increased virtual visit capabilities to serve you from your home. 
High Blood Pressure: Many patients have purchased very affordable home blood pressure cuffs on Amazon. Click here for examples.
 
Diabetes: Please continue to schedule virtual visits with us. We also have in-office blood drawing capabilities launching in just a few weeks so that you can come to us instead of going to the lab.
Asthma: It is important to have an asthma plan and supply of medications, especially now. Many of our patients have purchased home pulse oximeter machines. Click here for examples. In addition to virtual visits, come straight to our exam rooms for a pulmonary function test.
Allergies: We are entering a very active season. Schedule a visit to be preemptive.
Online Virtual Visit Booking: Easily book directly on our website here. Click to “schedule a virtual visit” or click the “get care now” button and select “virtual visit.” Then click the blue “schedule online” button.
Use Your Phone or Computer: Easily use a secure video chat to have a visit with your provider from the myPrivia app or Google Chrome on a computer. Tablets/iPads are currently not supported.
Watch a virtual visit how-to video for mobile here and desktop here.
As always, we are here for you during this trying time with increased availability both in office and virtually.
Please note that we have changed our name to Capital Medical Partners. 
Sincerely,
Douglas Frankel, MD and Alice Hur, Doctorate Nurse Practitioner.

Increased Virtual Visit Availability and Online Booking

To Our Patients,
Your well-being is our highest priority. 
Expanded Virtual Visit Availability: We have significantly expanded virtual visit availability. During COVID-19, most appointment types qualify.
Watch a virtual visit how to video for mobile here and desktop here.
Online Virtual Visit Booking: Easily book directly on our website here. Click to “make an appointment” or “get care now,” select “a doctor I have seen before” then click the “virtual visit” button.
Insurance-Supported: In addition to our commercial insurance partners, Medicare is currently supporting virtual visits, even for new patients.
New Patients from Friends and Family: We are one of the few practices with virtual visit capability. We can accept new patients in the office or virtually. New patient virtual visits must call the office to schedule and send medical records before their visit.
COVID-19: We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 medical developments daily and are up-to-date. As a reminder, do not come to the office if you have had COVID-19 exposure and symptoms. Schedule a virtual visit for our providers to coordinate your care.
Our Office Is Open: We are continuing to maximize safety for our patients by sanitizing the office all day, using gloves and masks for every appointment type, having patients proceed directly to exam rooms for all steps of the visit, not using our waiting room, and assessing COVID-19 symptoms through virtual visits only.
Thank You: We want to thank our patients that have brought us PPE such as gloves and masks. These are the greatest gifts we could receive.
Sincerely,
Douglas Frankel, MD and Alice Hur, Doctorate Nurse Practitioner.
Please note that we are changing our name to Capital Medical Partners.

COVID-19 Information

To Our Patients,

Your well-being is our highest priority. We have been monitoring the COVID-19 developments closely and are taking measures to protect you and our staff.

1. Expanded Virtual Visits

Our providers, Douglas Frankel, MD and Alice Dur, Doctorate Nurse Practitioner, are greatly expanding their weekday virtual visit availability as well as limited weekend and evening options.

Many office visits qualify for a virtual visit from the convenience of your phone, tablet, or computer. The specific appointment types allowed are listed on our website and when booking online.

Please note that all virtual visits are ultimately subject to provider approval.

Please call our office at (301) 217-9222 or send a portal message to schedule a virtual visit. Easy online scheduling for virtual visits starts on our website on March 26.

2. In-Office Precautions:

  • We will not be using our waiting room. All patients will go straight to their exam room and complete check ins, visits, and checkouts in the room.
  • All physicals, well checks and non-sick visit appointments are directed to come in and go directly to your exam room.
  • COVID-19 appointments are virtual visits. Please do not come to the office and contact us.
  • Non-COVID sick visits are directed to stay in their car, notify us that they have arrived, and wait for a call to proceed to dedicated, separate exam rooms in the back of the facility. You will go to the right of the front entrance to enter through the back deck door overlooking the golf course. We ask all sick visits to wear a mask if you own one.
  • We are disinfecting all of the exam rooms, common areas, including door handles, chairs, bathrooms, sink handles, pens, and the entire reception desk throughout the entire day.
  • Our staff is wearing gloves for all appointment types.
  • We are minimizing the need to give papers, take credit cards manually, and other physical materials, and instead relying on electronic options.

3. COVID-19 Screening

If you answered yes to any of the following questions, please self-quarantine, do not come into the office and contact us to see if you should have a virtual visit.

  • Traveled to a country with COVID-19 (map found here) in the last 14 days and have ill symptoms.
  • Close contact (within 6 feet for more than 3 minutes or with infectious secretions without personal protective equipment) with someone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19.
  • Fever over 100.4 degrees and/or cough.
  • Symptoms of lower respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing).

Please keep in mind the following: 

  • Capital Medical Partners does NOT have the capability nor materials to test for COVID-19 in our office.
  • There is no cure for COVID-19.
  • If a patient has COVID-19, the management is to self-quarantine for 14 days and your primary care provider is the one to facilitate any testing. Please contact us rather than proceeding to our office, emergency room, or urgent care.
  • Most of us are already preventatively isolating and practicing social distancing. If a patient does not need to be hospitalized, knowing they have COVID-19 only reinforces that you should self-quarantine for 14 days. Therefore, “just wanting to know” if you have COVID-19 may instead place you at increased risk of exposure and may not provide any other benefits
  • One of the best preventative measures is good hand-washing and decreasing your exposure to others.

As always, if you have a life-threatening symptom, call 911 immediately.

Sincerely,

Douglas C. Frankel, MD

Alice Hur, Doctorate Nurse Practitioner

Coronavirus Preparedness

As our patient, your wellbeing is our highest priority. We have been closely monitoring the respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), and we would like to provide resources to help you take care of your health and protect others. Click here for updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about this evolving situation, how to reduce the risk of spreading illness, travel health notices, and more.

The CDC recommends tips to stay healthy during the current flu and respiratory disease season:

  • In the event you are displaying any flu-like symptoms, contact your Primary Care Provider
  • Get vaccinated for the influenza (flu) or pneumonia
  • Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs (wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces)
  • Take flu antivirals if prescribed

If you have other questions or concerns, please contact our office.

Best of Health,
Capital Medical Partners

Congratulations to Dr. Frankel!

Congratulations to Dr. Frankel, a Washingtonian 2018 Top Doctor!