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lisaashe320035-1Dr. Lisa Ashe serves as the Medical Director of Be Well Medical Group– a leading concierge medicine and wellness group currently serving the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia metro areas. A Board Certified Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Lisa has completed countless certifications and training programs throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Physicians.

Prior to founding Be Well Medical Group, Dr. Lisa was the Medical Director at Doctors Community Hospital, where she was responsible for the daily activities of the Clinical Decision and Observation Units.

In 2012, in collaboration with Emmanuel House-VA, she traveled to Haiti for medical missions, where she helped build a school for young children as well as provide health for people across the region. She was licensed to preach in 2014 at the Alfred Street Baptist Church, where she currently serves as an Associate minister.

Dr. Lisa completed her residency at George Washington University and Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., and her internship at Georgetown University. Dr. Lisa earned her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She also received her Masters of Divinity from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. She has received numerous awards, including the National Congress of Black Women’s Shirley Chisholm Award, Adam Clayton Powell Scholarship, Skinner Leadership Institute, and was awarded the key to the city of Camden, NJ.

HOW DOCS STAY HEALTHY AND YOU CAN, TOO:

Exercise: Exercise helps maintain and improve your immune system.

Hand Washing: Frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer is the number one tool physicians and other medical providers use to prevent the spread of cold and flu. (It also helps to keep your nails short). Additionally sanitize your frequently used surfaces, such as computer, iPad and phone. (Men- wash your ties!)

Eat Well: Eating balanced amounts of vegetables, protein and fruit help improve your immune system. Staying hydrated with plenty of water also helps to improve your immune system.

Vaccine: Stay up to date on all your vaccinations, including yearly flu vaccines.

Manage your stress and sleep well: Stress impacts your health overall, including your immune system and sleeping improves.

Good morning Dr., can you verify what’s in a flu shot and do you recommend it? Thanks

Hi, Flu vaccines for adults contain antigens (proteins of the flu virus). This helps your body produce immunity to the Flu. Additionally, they typically contain Aluminum, sugar, gelatin, egg protein and antibiotics to help prevent bacteria contamination. The CDC gives a list of all the ingredients in every vaccine if you need more information. 

Dr. I use sanitizer ALL DAY as Kindergarten teacher! I add little alcohol in my sanitizer for me only. Is this ok?     I’m Constantly greasing hands for dryness.

Most sanitizers are alcohol based, so you don’t really need to add it. You can also try cream based sanitizers to help with the dryness.

I eat hand sanitizer is that harmful for my body?

Ummm Yeah, do not eat hand sanitizer . 😐

Should there be concern about becoming antibiotic resistant if hand sanitizer is used too often?

That’s a great question, but fortunately no. The concern with antibiotic resistance comes with use of antibiotics, most sanitizers are alcohol based and do not contain antibiotics. 

I’ve been experiencing migraine headaches. I went to my doctors for relief but none of the medicines that they give me help. I keep telling them that it feels like dry socket in my nose which causes it to hurt like crap in my head. Is there anything that I can do or any way that I could tell them that I feel like it’s more in my nose so that they would understand?

For relief of nasal congestion/pain, You can try an over the counter nasal spray. For more of a work up, I would suggest seeing an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. 

What’s the difference between a cold, flu & allergies because they all have some similarities?

Great question. Colds are usually milder and patients do not have fevers (100.4). Flu symptoms are more severe, may involve stomach symptoms, and last longer- up to 14 days. Allergies have annoying symptoms including congestion, runny nose, watery and itchy eyes but you don’t typically have fatigue and some of the more severe symptoms. Allergies can be present year round, but most symptoms occur with season changes. 

 

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