Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

Internal Medicine
10215 Fernwood Road Suite 50
Bethesda, MD 20817 Get Directions
Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

562.50 every 3 months
1,125.00 every 6 months
2,250.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As an internal medicine physician with a background in both inpatient and outpatient medicine, I work with each patient as a whole human being, rather than specific organ systems. With this personalized healthcare approach, I am able to help my patients understand and respect their bodies so they can better prevent disease and  manage chronic conditions. I utilize my 20+ years of medical expertise to facilitate the process of achieving proper health and wellness. 

Communication is paramount to the doctor-patient relationship, and I spend extra time to develop meaningful relationships with my patients both inside and outside of the exam room. I enjoy sharing healthy cooking tips to improve nutrition, and we incorporate exercise, such as Pilates and Yoga to enhance flexibility, improve sleep quality and increase core strength. Similar to concierge medicine practices, I also offer conveniences like same- or next-day appointments that start on time. 

I am one of a few female MDVIP-affiliated internists in the Washington, D.C. area. My practice is located in Bethesda, MD, serving the Arlington and McLean areas of Virginia, as well as the Potomac, Wheaton and Silver Spring communities of Maryland and Washington, D.C. I am affiliated with Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and I always visit patients in those hospitals. As a primary care doctor board certified in internal medicine, I also have interests in preventive medicine, women’s health, nutrition and integrative health. I speak fluent English and Spanish.

Dr. Keshishian's Credentials

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Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1994-1995
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
Internal Medicine 1995-1996

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Internal Medicine 1993-1994

Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doctorate of Medicine 1993

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish with Honors 1988
Minor in Chemistry

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist
Shady Grove Medical Center
Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Top Doctor, Castle Connolly 2019-2024
Georgetown Clinical Society, "Doctor of the Year", 2015
Georgetown Clinical Society "St Ignatius of Loyola Award", 2015
Top Doctor, Washingtonian, 2018
Top Doctor, Bethesda Magazine, 2019
Georgetown Clinical Society
- Executive Board Member 2020
- President 2012-2013
- Vice President 2011-2012
- Secretary 2010
Shady Grove Medical Center
- Member, Peer Review Committee, Department of Internal Medicine 
Georgetown University School of Medicine
- Associate Clinical Faculty, Department of Family Medicine
- Medical Alumni Board
American Heart Associaltion, Washington DC Chapter
- Executive Member, Womens Heart Board
Montgomery Council Food Council
- Member, Food Literacy Group
American Board of Internal Medicine
Member, International Association of Culinary Professionals
Cooking, reading, Pilates, and competitive golf

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Keshishian

from Helen in MD May 13, 2021 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD
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Dr. Keshishian is an excellent physician. She listens is attentive to everything I tell her. She knows when to refer me to a specialist and helps me choose the correct referral. She is a very compassionate and empathetic doctor, as well as a very experienced doctor. She has a holistic approach to treating the patient and takes a personal interest in my needs. I would highly recommend her… See more

from Susan in MD March 30, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

Dr. Keshishian is the most dedicated and caring doctor that I have ever had. Aside from being knowledgeable and thorough, she always focuses on my wellbeing.

The best example I can think of is a recent event. My husband was diagnosed with COVID-19 two weeks ago. I called Dr. Keshishian and we discussed my next steps. This was on a Friday. She called me two more times over the… See more

from Leslie Jean in MD March 14, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

Friends and family mock me for not trusting anyone or anything with any ease or timeliness. The first time I met with Dr. Keshishian, I encountered a truly trustworthy person. I felt so fortunate, and I continue to feel so.
I also sincerely believe that these testimonials would deeply embarrass Dr. Keshishian, and that she would not thank any of us for such praise. Her strength of… See more

from Ann in MD March 12, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD
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I found Dr. Keshishian in 2015. I survived a cataclysmic medical event in 2011 and joined MDVIP when I came to understand that I would be permanently disabled and needed a higher level of medical care. I am SO GRATEFUL to be Dr. Keshishian's patient. With such a complicated medical situation it is a relief to look to her as my starting point for everything when I need advice. She… See more

from Fred in MD March 12, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

Shortly after we joined this Mdvip doc my husband had a normal blood test.....he had some numbers that were questionable and dr. Kesheshians follow up was so diligent perusing all the whys? It was detected that he had lymphoma he began treatment ASAP. Today no sign of cancer! Her concern and follow thru were amazing!!

from Kathie in VA March 10, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD
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Having recently moved from Vermont where I had a great team of doctors, I was dreading finding an “acceptable” primary doctor. After much research, I decided on Dr. Daphne Keshishian. BEST DECISION EVER!!! She is the best doctor I have ever had. She listens, she is on top of test results, calls me with news and a plan. I feel safe in her hands. She truly is the gold standard in my book!

from Marc in MD March 10, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

When I went for my first general physical, Dr. K. heard my -- now much louder -- aortic valve murmur. She referred me for what turned out to be lifesaving open heart surgery. During the recovery period in the hospital, I experienced what some thought might have been a seizure. Dr. K. went to some lengths to track down the nurse in the Surgical ICU who had witnessed the episode. After her… See more

from Amy in MD March 2, 2020 for Daphne Stamos Keshishian, MD

She is very hands on with my care and follow up. She has given me her cell phone number so that I can call her directly with problems and concerns.
I was recently diagnosed with cancer because she pushed me to have early tests, and then she spent time researching the best surgeon and oncologist who would treat the rare kind of bladder cancer I have.