Capitol Medical Group

CMG Fall Vaccine Bulletin 12.3.2023

December 3, 2023

Disease Activity in the CMG Community

Provider Update – Pediatrics

Provider Update – Adult Medicine

Disease Activity in the CMG Community

The pattern of disease transmission in the CMG community has remained relatively unchanged over the last 6 weeks. We continue to see significant RSV activity but relatively little Covid or Flu. There was a slight uptick in Flu A positivity this week; we will have to see whether this was an aberration or the beginning of a trend. Strep also remains prevalent in the community, as has been the case for months.

Provider Update – Pediatrics

CMG Pediatrics said goodbye to Dr. Rupert Vallarta earlier this fall. We wish him all the best and hope he will rejoin us at CMG should he move back to the DC area in the future.

We are thrilled to have welcomed two new pediatricians to CMG in the last two months – Dr. Kika Blunschi and Dr. Angela Wang. Dr. Blunschi grew up in Bethesda and recently completed the Primary Care Track of the Children’s National Medical Center residency program, one of the finest in the country. Dr. Wang comes to CMG from Philadelphia, where she completed her residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and spent the early part of her career as an attending pediatrician. Dr. Wang is also a Certified Lactation Consultant.

With Drs. Blunschi and Wang on board, CMG Pediatrics plans to reopen to new patients in January.

Provider Update – Adult Medicine

By the end of December, CMG Adult Medicine will have said goodbye to both Nurse Practitioner Garth Grey and Nurse Practitioner Christine Brandt. We will miss both and thank both for their time at CMG.

We are thrilled to welcome Charrika Kelly, PA in January. Charrika has a special interest in chronic disease management and patient education. Charrika will join Dr. Kavya Nallamothu and Nurse Practitioner Katie Renken on staff at CMG Adult Medicine.

We are in active discussions with several physicians interested in joining CMG Adult Medicine, and hope to have an announcement about one or more new doctors in the near future. We plan to add 2-4 physicians to our Adult Medicine practice in 2024. If you are an Internist or Family Medicine physician and would like to be considered for a position at CMG, or know someone who is, please contact Jennifer Ferguson at

CMG Adult Medicine will remain closed to new patients until one or two additional physicians are in place.

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Capitol Medical Group
8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 201
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Reception/Appointments: 301-907-3960
Main Fax: 301-652-4933
Billing: 240-482-1544
Answering Service: 240-638-9730
CMG Adult Medicine: 301-304-8800

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