Medical Economics spotlights Dr. Pontz of NOVAMED Associates

Medical Economics is featuring NOVAMED Associates’ Bradford Pontz, MD in their November 2020 issue. The article focuses on Dr. Pontz’s journey to the concierge medicine model and how his decision to make the move to the practice model benefited his patients and his practice. “We can spend about twice as much time for each patient’s visit. It means we can … Read More

The Female Factor: Alcohol is Not Gender-Neutral

Given the growing popularity of the cocktail culture and wine time, it’s important to know that alcohol affects women very differently than men – physiologically, psychologically and socially. It’s worth asking: For women, is the wine glass half full or half empty when considering the risk-versus-benefit ratio? First, there is the difference in women’s body composition. Women have more total … Read More

Happiness Continuum: When Are the Best Years of Our Lives?

Is there a predetermined peak age for happiness, before which our normal outlook is gloomy and melancholy and after which we slump back into these non-euphoric ways? Like trying to define why some people are born to be joyful and others to play the role of curmudgeon, this issue has long intrigued psychological and social science researchers. While no singular … Read More

Safe Passage: Navigating Your Prescription Drugs, From Pickup to Takeback

If you are not taking your prescription medications as directed (or at all), you’re far from alone: Compliance is estimated at just 50% among U.S. patients. Unfortunately, adherence is a direct impact on quality and length of life, and overall healthcare costs, accounting for up to 50% of treatment failures and up to 25% of hospitalizations each year. The reasons … Read More

Dr. Vallone Is in the News!

We are proud to announce that Dr. Vallone has earned Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine’s Top Rating for Quality Physicians in the summer 2019 issue.  This rating was based on the extremely positive feedback from his own patients. Dr. Vallone has also recently earned the title of Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP).  This professional society for internal medicine … Read More

An Update on the Measles Outbreak in the US

What are the newest guidelines for measles vaccinations? Adults with no evidence of immunity should get 1 dose of MMR. Immunity is defined as documented receipt of 1 dose, or 2 doses, 4 weeks apart if high risk, of live measles virus-containing vaccine, laboratory evidence of immunity or laboratory confirmation of disease, or birthdate before 1957. High-risk people, including healthcare … Read More

American Heart Month: Healthy Recipe

February is American Heart Month. Enjoy this delicious recipe that will nourish your heart and soul. Click here to find a list of other heart-healthy recipes provided by the American Heart Association.

Cooking the Rainbow 12/5/17 at Lapham Community Center

“It’s still not too late to sign up for our kickoff holiday cooking event! These dishes don’t just look delicious… they are designed to lower systemic inflammation and oxidative stress, and to support our gut microbiome- a festive, tasty way to enhance our health, especially during the holidays, when poor food options abound!” RSVP: or call 203-594-3620    

Our November 15th Open House

Thank you to all our current, former and new patients who attended the November 15th Open House. We hope you enjoyed visiting the office and seeing the team. We were so excited by the number of patients who joined us for the delicious appetizers, organic wines and acupressure assessments. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you … Read More