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Community Service



 "For everyone to whom much is given, of him shall much be required."

The employees of Otolaryngology Associates are very appreciative of our physicians' generosity.  As a result, the employees have provided annual donations to local organizations in honor of our physicians and nurse practitioners. For example, in December 2008, our employees donated three portable DVD players and games, headsets, DVDs, three Playstation2s with games to the Pediatric unit at INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children.  Additionally, new books were donated to the Hospital’s Reach Out and Read Program.CancerCntrPic

In December 2009, the employees supported the INOVA Cancer Services Life with Cancer Center “My Friend’s House” playroom. The staff donated a large dollhouse, furniture, and four multicultural families, a free-standing play kitchen with dishes and play food, an art easel, and a therapeutic sand table for play therapy.

Our staff members have participated in the Marine Corps Toys for Tots annual drive. Over 50 toys and cash have been donated to this cause.   Our employees have also donated 50+ pounds of non-perishable food per year to the Fairfax Food Bank during their annual holiday food drives.   We also support the local Homeless Shelter each year by donating coats, hats, gloves and towels.

Nancy McCarthey, MSN, CPNP, our nurse practittioner, provides volunteer pediatric primary care to patients at the Prince William County Free Clinic, Woodbridge, VA on one or two Tuesday evening clinics per month. The Prince William County Health Department offers several free clinics in Woodbridge and Manassas for underserved families without health insurance who  do not qualify for Medicaid.

Our nurse, Vernetta Gaiani, joined the Fairfax County Medical Reserve Corps in 2004.  It is a county wide all volunteer program comprised of volunteers from medical and non-medical backgrounds that augment the capacity of the public health system to respond to large scale disasters be it natural or man made.  There are presently over 3700 volunteers.   Extensive training was put into action in the fall of 2009 when large scale dispensing sites were needed to administer the H1N1 flu vaccines.  It was an amazing event, well planned and executed by the County Health Department and staffed mainly with volunteers. 

MSBikeTeamOur physicians are equally active in community service.  Each year, Dr. Mark Rubinstein participates in the National MS Society's annual Bike MS: Beyond the Beltway event.  This year his team, riDRs, raised over $3000 to help support research for a cure and programs and services for people living with MS in our community. 

 

  

 

 

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