Just in Time for New Year’s Day Hangovers, The I.V. Doc Opens in Washington


Dr. Diva Nagula

Concierge I.V. hydration therapy will have you feeling good as new in minutes.

The throbbing headache. The queasy stomach. The dry mouth. If you’re dreading the thought of kicking off 2018 experiencing these common hangover symptoms, we’ve got good news for you: The I.V. Doc,TM the high-end I.V. hydration therapy used by A-listers to combat the after-effects of indulging, will be available in the Greater Washington metro area starting January 1.

It’s no coincidence that Dr. Diva Nagula, a board-certified physician in both physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain medicine, chose New Year’s Day as the launch date for The I.V. Doc. His first experience with I.V. hydration therapy came on the heels of a post-New Year’s Eve hangover, when he booked a nurse to come to his Las Vegas hotel room for the treatment. “At the end of the treatment, I felt totally normal,” says Dr. Nagula. Today, the satisfied client is now the owner of the newest The I.V. Doc business, which brings its luxury concierge services to the Washington metro area for the first time.

If you’re not familiar with I.V. hydration therapy, you may not be up on your People magazine. Celebs like Kim Kardashian and Kate Upton use it to prep for red carpet events. Neil Patrick Harris tweeted about iton New Year’s Day 2015, when he brought The I.V. Doc to his “hangover party.”

The science behind I.V. therapy is simple: it’s faster and easier to absorb nutrients when they are injected directly into the bloodstream rather than passing through the digestive system. It’s well known in the medical community that oral intake of fluids and vitamins has an absorption rate of at best 50%-60%, whereas I.V. hydration is 100% absorbed.

And it’s not just for those who overindulge. The I.V. Doc also offers services to cleanse, detox, refresh, revive and treat numerous ailments ranging from migraines and jet lag to food poisoning and even the flu—which is already showing up in patients throughout the metro area. Proponents even use it to prehydrate before a night out on the town, a long flight or extended physical activity such as running a marathon.

Effective immediately, you can book a New Year’s Day or subsequent weekend appointment for yourself or a group in the Washington area with The I.V. Doc. Same day service is also available. Simply go to TheIVDoc.com, select your location and choose your desired service. Dr. Nagula will screen each patient before confirming the appointment. A fully licensed and insured nurse will come to your home, hotel room or private office to deliver the treatment, which typically takes 30 to 45 minutes.

The I.V. Doc is also currently recruiting infusion nurses to work four-hour shifts. Interested candidates can email dcmetro@theivdoc.com for more information.

“I’m very excited to bring this concept to the D.C. market,” says Nagula. “I know we have the high-end luxury demographic to support it, and once you try it, there’s no doubt you’ll be back.”

For more information or to book your New Year’s Day appointment, visit www.theivdoc.com. You can also follow TheIVDoctor on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.

About The I.V. Doc 

The I.V. Doc is a completely mobile service that contracts with experienced and trusted medical teams across the country to provide I.V. (intravenous) hydration therapy in the comfort and privacy of your own home, hotel or private office, with the goal of providing relief from hangover, flu, jet lag, exercise fatigue, food poisoning, general exhaustion and more.

Our mission is to improve how you feel by alleviating the cumulative effects of dehydration, restoring you to vitality and wellness. The therapies provided by The I.V. Doc are time-tested and proven in hospital emergency rooms, now made easily accessible and affordable by licensed and experienced physicians, registered nurses and medical professionals.

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