Category: Wellness

A Gentle Reminder – Please Wear Your Mask at OSC

We want to ensure that everyone who enters OSC feels safe and comfortable. OSC must enforce the wearing of face coverings because 1) a Virginia government mask mandate still exists; 2) we are making every effort to ensure the safety of our doctors, staff, and other patients to minimize the probability of infection and; 3) persons who have been vaccinated can still carry and transmit the virus. 

Can Social Media be Harmful? A Psychologist’s Perspective

Dr. Martin

  Andrew L. Martin, PsyD I am frequently asked if social media is bad for us – for example – is it reducing the amount of time we spend face-to-face with our family and friends, or is it otherwise making us depressed or anxious?  Dr. Summer Allen, a research and writing fellow with the Greater… Read more »

Finding Joy During a Challenging Holiday Season

Dr. Martin

When 2020 began, none of us predicted how it would unfold, into months of a worldwide pandemic that has turned our work lives and our social relationships upside down. Most of us are experiencing pandemic fatigue, tired of being restricted in our movement, activity, and in who we can see, touch, hug and kiss. We may face the loss of our livelihoods due to our businesses being shut down, or our jobs being taken away. Our children are suffering because they can’t go to school, see their friends, interact with their classmates or learn as they normally do. So how do we find joy and happiness in the holidays this year amid so many challenges?

How Can I Keep Running Safely as I Get Older?

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  Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Want to make a runner unhappy?  Forbid them to run. People who love to run, either competitively or just for fun, want to be able to run…forever.  I admire their dedication, but as a Sports Medicine Physician, I see many runners who face obstacles in their quest to keep… Read more »

Recovering After Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Post-Surgery Follow-up Visits with your Physician

 Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Providing patient care safely during the Coronavirus crisis has presented physicians and patients with many challenges to overcome.  Caring for patients once their surgery is completed and they are out of the hospital is no exception.  In this article, I will address how COVID-19 has changed our procedures for post-operative… Read more »

What You Can do Now to Prepare for Your Postponed Knee Replacement

  John D. Burrow, DO I’m hearing a lot of pent up frustration from my patients about having their knee replacement surgeries postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  I hear things like, “They just don’t know how much pain I’m in” or “I can barely walk, how much longer do I have to wait?” or… Read more »

What to Do When your Hip Replacement Surgery has been Postponed Due to COVID-19

Dr. Boyd Haynes, III

    Boyd W. Haynes III, MD The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused many changes, cancellations and postponements of really important events in our lives and your hip replacement surgery falls into that category.  You had planned for it for months, maybe even over a year.  You’d done your research and been educated by your physician… Read more »