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Dr. January F. Dumlao-Umayam

Family Practitioner

Dr. January Dumlao-Umayam is a family practitioner practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. Dumlao-Umayam specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Dumlao-Umayam possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.
Dr. January F. Dumlao-Umayam
  • Alexandria, Virginia
  • MD at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can my family doctor help me with diabetes?

Family doctors are trained to diagnose and treat diabetes type II. Family doctors typically refer to endocrinologists if patients are not responding well to their initiated treatment READ MORE
Family doctors are trained to diagnose and treat diabetes type II. Family doctors typically refer to endocrinologists if patients are not responding well to their initiated treatment or if it’s beyond their ability to treat and comfort level with the medications.

Eggs and flu shots

The majority of flu vaccines are cultured on fluid from chicken embryos and therefore have a small amount of egg protein in them. This poses a theoretical risk of inducing an allergic READ MORE
The majority of flu vaccines are cultured on fluid from chicken embryos and therefore have a small amount of egg protein in them. This poses a theoretical risk of inducing an allergic reaction to thos who have egg allergies. However over the years, the amount of egg protein in the flu vaccines have decreased significantly and no serious reactions have been reported even in patients with severe egg allergies. Egg allergies are no longer considered contraindications to receiving the flu vaccines. It is recommended that all patients ≥6 months of age with egg allergy, including those with a history of anaphylaxis, receive annual immunization with an influenza vaccine according to the indications for all other patients without egg allergy.

Why was I prescribed an antibiotic for an ear infection? Don't I need drops?

If you were diagnosed with "swimmer's ear", which is an infection of the outer ear canal, then topical antibiotics are the treatment. If you were diagnosed with a bacterial middle READ MORE
If you were diagnosed with "swimmer's ear", which is an infection of the outer ear canal, then topical antibiotics are the treatment. If you were diagnosed with a bacterial middle ear infection (space behind the ear drum), then oral antibiotics are prescribed since the topical antibiotics would not be able to penetrate the eardrum (unless the ear drum is ruptured or perforated).