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About Dr. Alfred Kirkwood
Dr. Alfred Kirkwood, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA, with other offices in Annandale, VA and Arlington, VA . He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kirkwood is affiliated with Inova Mt Vernon Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Alfred Kirkwood has the following 3 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Aerospace Medicine
If you’re a pilot, flight attendant or astronaut, you may benefit from consulting with an aerospace medical physician. They specialize in health risks and conditions associated with traveling into abnormal air and space environments, usually caused by pressure and altitude changes or reduced oxygen levels. This includes hypoxia, ebullism and hypobaria.
Other areas of expertise include jet lag, dehydration and your body’s response to thermal stress, which can influence your decision making ability. More serious conditions might include G-induced loss of consciousness (known as G-LOC), spatial disorientation and space adaptation syndrome, a sickness common when your body is adjusting to weightlessness.
- Preventive Medicine
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
Dr. Alfred Kirkwood is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Kirkwood is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Inova Mt Vernon Hospital
Virginia Hospital Center
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
37 Years Experience
University of North Texas
Graduated in 1976
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