Welcome to the website of Skyline Medical Center
Skyline Medical Center is a Primary Care and Internal Medicine Practice established in Alexandria, Virginia to provide high-quality and affordable medical services to adults. We are conveniently located at Seminary Professional Village, Medical and Dental Center, in Alexandria City. Our address is 5276 Dawes Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311. We are just 15 minutes drive from Downtown Washington, DC, and 25 minutes from Silver Spring, Maryland. We are committed to providing our patients with the best healthcare possible, and assist them to make informed decisions about their health. We strongly believe that Patients should be educated about the major health conditions and leading causes of death so that they can appropriately evaluate their risk, seek proper preventative care and get professional advice to help them make informed decisions about their health. The top 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. are Heart disease, Cancer (malignant neoplasms), Chronic lower respiratory disease, Accidents (unintentional injuries), Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases), Alzheimer’s disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Influenza and pneumonia, Kidney disease, and Suicide (intentional self-harm). Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes Coronary Heart Disease and stroke. Coronary Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Every year, more than 1 million men and women have a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease risk factors are behaviors or conditions that increase the risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. Your risk for Coronary Heart Disease is based on your age and gender; whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or abnormal blood cholesterol; and lifestyle factors, such as smoking, diet, and physical activity. Using these factors, a health care professional can determine whether you are at low, medium, or high risk for developing CHD. Knowing your level of CHD risk helps you and your doctor or nurse decide what actions you can take to reduce your chances of having a heart attack. ECG is a test that records the heart’s electrical activity through soft, sticky patches called electrodes, which are taped to your skin. It can be done while you are resting and completely still or while you are exercising. ECG is used to see whether the heart is beating and functioning normally.