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Internal Medicine Services

Through our Center for General Internal Medicine at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, our skilled team of primary care providers oversee all aspects of an adult patient's healthcare — from outpatient primary care to preventive medicine to preoperative assessment and consultation to management of chronic health conditions.

Being affiliated with the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences and GW Hospital, The GW Medical Faculty Associates uses evidence-based care to train our staff. We ensure that we are using a team-based, patient-centered approach to coordinate care for you and your loved ones. With over 50 different specialties located all through the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, we work with you to provide a smooth transition of care. We also provide educational material and have social workers, diabetes educators, and other resources to provide you with education and support.

Family Medicine Services

Family medicine physicians provide you with individualized care that sees you as a part of your family and your community. We focus on the whole body, and understand the interconnectedness of your health while factoring in the external influences in your life. Our holistic approach provides patients with tips on disease prevention in addition to diagnoses and treatments for any illnesses you may experience. Our family practice is a division of primary care that provides health care for all ages, genders, and for all of the body, throughout your life.

Manage Your Health Using FollowMyHealth

Our FollowMyHealth (FMH) online patient portal is our free self-service health management tool which allows you to manage your health information online. This tool helps you improve interaction with your physician’s office, document your detailed health history and make more informed decisions about your health care.

With FollowMyHealth, you can view and update your medical history, request prescription refills, manage payments to your account, receive care reminders, store your health record securely, request appointments and referral, download and print selected information from your health record, request medical records and securely communicate with any GW physician.

Learn more about FollowMyHealth here.

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Patient Stories

  • Weight Loss Surgery Success - Chuck Carroll

    At my heaviest, I weighed 420 pounds with a 66-inch waist and wore a size 6XL shirt. Walking up a single flight of stairs took every ounce of energy I had while walking across the street felt as though I had run a marathon. I couldn’t even fit in a regular chair. Flash forward nearly 10 years and I am 275 pounds lighter! I proudly shop off the rack for 32-inch waist pants and small shirts. And I don’t just walk up the stairs now, ...

  • Tiffany’s Bariatric Surgery Story

    Making the decision to have Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2016 was one of the toughest, but best decisions I have made in my life. At my heaviest I was 340+ pounds and I felt defeated, ashamed, lonely, and depressed. Anytime I would walk past a mirror I would just want to cry and hide. Now almost two years later I feel better than I have ever felt in my entire life. I can climb a flight (or four) of stairs without feeling like I’ll ...

  • A Patient's Story

    Battling high blood pressure and immobility, Arlene knew she had to lose weight. With more than 40 years of combined experience, she turned to our surgical weight loss providers for gastric bypass to jump start her journey to improved health. Listen to her story.

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