Personalized care for you.
At NOVAMED Associates, outstanding care means much more than treating illness. It involves understanding the complex web of genetic, physical and emotional aspects that affects a patient’s health, educating on preventative measures and working together on individualized wellness plans.
This kind of care requires time and dedicated attention to the individual patient that is simply not possible in today’s healthcare system. Our practice size is smaller than a traditional practice which means we have more quality time together…not only to treat complex issues, but to focus on prevention and wellness.
As a member of our concierge medicine practice, you’ll receive truly patient-focused and personalized healthcare. Patients have peace of mind knowing that we will be there whenever needed, providing care in a highly personalized way.
NOVAMED Associates is excited that Dr. Priya Mathur has joined the practice in January 2023.
Northern Virginia Magazine names Dr. Vallone among 2022 Top Doctors
Dr. Vallone has been named again in the February 2022 Top Doctor issue of Northern Virginia Magazine. This feature article from February 2021, when he was also named, highlights Dr. Vallone’s exceptional medical background and emphasis on providing outstanding patient care.
COVID testing available at NOVAMED for our enrolled patients
Both PCR and rapid antigen testing available
NOVAMED Mask-Optional Policy
Starting May 19, 2023, masks will no longer be required for employees and patients for most visits. Temperature screening will no longer take place before entering our suite.
Patients and employees are still welcome to wear masks if they prefer.
For the protection of employees and other patients, masks will still be required for any patients with a fever and/or symptoms of an upper respiratory infection, including cough, sore throat, sneezing, sinus or nasal congestion, etc. Some visits with these symptoms will involve COVID testing, and we will continue to have patients being tested for COVID enter our suite through our back door and be escorted to the nearest available exam room to limit their exposure to others. Patients without symptoms but who have had a recent COVID exposure should also wear a mask. Patients who have any doubt whether their visit should involve COVID testing or use of a mask should call the office in advance, and we will provide guidance about these questions beforehand.
NOVAMED COVID-19 Symptoms Screen
If you have had any of these as a new symptom within the past fourteen days, please contact us before your visit. Symptoms are taken from the CDC website.
- Fever or chills.
Fever is Temp > 100.4°F
- Shortness of breath
or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Personalized Primary Care
As a full-service concierge primary care practice, we offer routine care when you need us, as well as comprehensive annual health assessments which far exceed the traditional standards.
Some of the Many Patient Benefits:
24/7 Direct communicationsvia our personal emailsand cell phones.
Same-day and longerappointments for all visits.
Strong focuson wellness.
Little or no waitingin a wait room.
And so much more...
Personal Care & Commitment
We take the time to listen & educate.
Here's what NOVAMED members are saying about our practice...
Dr Brad Pontz…What a great guy! He is thorough and professional and very willing to listen. He even knows just what questions to ask if he feels that not everything has come to light yet.
Dr. Vallone is an empathetic and thorough professional. Always excellent care and communication.
I love working with Dr. Vallone. He listens to any concerns I have regarding my health or that of my family members.
Staff and health care providers considerate and knowledgeable. Well established in community for giving excellent care.
Best practice EVER!!! Love these guys. I will never go back to a regular practice. This is the only way to properly take care of yourself. Worth every penny!
I was unsure about the whole “concierge” thing at first, but I liked Dr. Vallone so I invested. Now Im glad because Ive found the benefits you get far outweigh the cost of the annual fee you pay. Theres none of that “clock is ticking” vibe you usually feel at the doctors office. Plus, you have the ability to build a relationship with your doctor, which is really important to quality ongoing care. The front office staff is personable as well. #neverleaving 😊
Telemedicine at NOVAMED
We are pleased to offer our patients the easy-to-use telemedicine platform called Doxy.me as a convenient alternative to in-office appointments. Doxy.me is accessed through a simple link that we will send by text or email before our scheduled virtual visit. All you need is a smart phone or computer with a webcam. Although we can handle many issues via telemedicine, please note that symptoms such as chest or abdominal pain may require a physical exam.
Please call our office first so that we may determine if a virtual visit is the best option for you.
Note that due to new regulations, we are limited to offering telemedicine visits only in states where NOVAMED physicians are licensed. This includes Virginia for all three physicians, Maryland and DC for Dr. Mathur, and Florida for Dr. Pontz. Per regulation, information regarding the Florida telemedicine license is posted HERE . Patients who develop a new illness while visiting other states are asked to seek attention with a physician in their local area, and we will assist in coordinating care with that physician as needed.
NOVAMED Associates Concierge Medicine Is In The News!
Concierge medicine continues to gain momentum in northern Virginia with the launch of NOVAMED Associates Concierge Care, according to Specialdocs Consultants, a national concierge transition company working with the practice. Bradford S. Pontz, MD and Eric S. Vallone, MD offer highly personalized care at NOVAMED, including 24/7 availability via cell phone and email, same or next day appointments, extended visits and a significant focus on wellness. Click to read more.