Dr. January F. Dumlao-Umayam MD
Family Practitioner6355 Walker Ln Suite 500 Alexandria Virginia, 22310
January F. Dumlao-Umayam, MD, is a family practitioner working with the Inova Medical Group in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds 5 years of clinical experience with an extensive background in chronic disease management, preventive medicine, women's health, and primary care. Dr. Dumlao-Umayam received her medical degree at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 2005, and completed her residency at Centra Health Lynchburg Family Medicine (an academic affiliate of the University of Virginia) in 2011. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and maintains a professional society membership with the American Academy of Family Medicine.
Education and Training
MD at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM
Dr. January F. Dumlao-Umayam MD's Expert Contributions
The vast majority of cases of acute sinus infection is due to viral infection, resolves spontaneously and does not require any antibiotics. Only 0.5-2% of cases result in secondary bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. READ MORE
Tuberculosis is diagnosed by the tuberculin skin test, or PPD, or the Quantiferon Gold blood test. If either is positive, a chest xray will be required to determine if infection is active or latent. READ MORE
Rhinitis means inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose leading to nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, nasal itching. Having a cold or a viral infection is one cause of it. Other causes include allergic, non-allergic causes, such as strong smells, tobacco smoke READ MORE
Usually it’s felt on the either flank radiating to your groin 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. 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. 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). READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Member of The Leading Physicians of the World (2016)
- Member of Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society, Alpha Chi Chapter - University of the Philippines System (1996-current)
- Family Medicine
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, The Leading Physicians of the World, The University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America
What do you attribute your success to?
Hard work, love and care for patients, and strong family support
Hobbies / Sports
- Zumba, Dancing, Traveling, Cooking
Favorite professional publications
- Journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. January F. Dumlao-Umayam MD's Practice location
Alexandria, Virginia 22310Get Direction
Lynchburg, VA 24501Get Direction
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