Dodd Sims, MD

Internal Medicine
1500 North Beauregard Street Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22311 Get Directions
Dodd Sims, MD

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Annual Membership Fee

512.50 every 3 months
1,025.00 every 6 months
2,050.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

There are tremendous changes occurring in the world and healthcare is no exception. While recent decades have seen astounding advances in medicine, one thing remains the same: there is value in having a primary care physician who knows you well. Although I cannot control or direct much of the change we experience in healthcare, I can offer my patients that close, personal relationship we all want. I have been practicing internal medicine in northern Virginia for over twenty years and in my MDVIP-affiliated practice, I look forward to providing personalized care to my patients for many years to come. 

My interests lie particularly in the area of preventive cardiology and geriatrics. I know from personal experience that the risks that lead to heart attacks and strokes can largely be dealt with through exercise, diet and a balanced life. For my older patients, I know that we can work together to make the aging process simpler; less focused on endless rounds of doctor visits and more focused on thriving even while we age. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time. I am excited to have a smaller, more personalized practice, where I will have the time to work with each of my patients to achieve their personal health goals.


Dr. Sims' Credentials

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University of Texas
San Antonio, TX
Internal Medicine 1983-1985

University of Texas
San Antonio, TX

Medical School:
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL
Doctorate of Medicine 1982

University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Biology 1976

American Board of Internal Medicine
Inova Alexandria Hospital
English, Spanish and French

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from Sally Guy in VA March 13, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

Dr. Dodd Sims is the BEST! He has such empathy and also stern admonition to treat your body the best way. We are so grateful for his expert care in all situations. 

from STACEY in NC March 13, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

I can't put into words how much Dr. Dod Simms means to me. I have HIGH anxiety going to medical appointments and he does his best to help me through every appointment. He is very patient and does his best to calm my nerves. He has taken good care of me for over 15 years. His staff is always welcoming, professional and friendly. I happy and blessed to have him as my doctor!!!

from Dana in VA March 10, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

I can't think of just one moment in time since Dr. Sims became my primary care doctor years ago. But, the thing I appreciate most about him is his willingness to listen to me ramble on and on, the way he takes me seriously, and his appreciation of all aspects of life, not just the physical. I was amazed when he shared that he had attended Wesley Theological Seminary and somewhat alarmed,… See more

from Tip in VA March 10, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

For years I had been taking medication to control hypertension. However over time the blood pressure lowered to an extent that upon sudden standing from a recumbent position I became extremely dizzy leading to several falls. Working with Dr. Sims we were able to discontinue the medication. However after several weeks off medication the blood pressure again rose to somewhat elevated levels and… See more

from R in VA February 24, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

During the most stressful and difficult point of the Covid pandemic I had a scare and didn't know what steps to take so I called Dr. Sims and without hesitation he requested that I go to the emergency room which was chaotic to say the least, but he called ahead and made sure they were expecting me and that they understood my symptoms this extra consideration made my terrifying Vist to… See more

from RICHIE in VA January 18, 2024 for Dodd Sims, MD

I have many experiences with Dr. Sims, but primarily, he is always accessible, accommodating to my busy schedule, and combines toughness with genuine friendship. I consider myself fortunate to have him in my life. Additionally, his entire staff contributes to a positive and supportive environment.

from Janet in VA February 19, 2023 for Dodd Sims, MD

We have been patients of Dr. Sims for many years. When he decided to join MDVIP we couldn’t have been more pleased. We never have difficulty getting an appointment with him. We love the ability to direct dial him if we have important information to share with him. He is able to spend as much quality time with us as we need.

As an MDVIP physician, he’s better able to manage our health… See more

from Janet and Jerry in VA March 17, 2020 for Dodd Sims, MD

Dr. Sims is an outstanding physician and a great person. We are long time patients who rely on his expertise, support, and good judgment. Although we’ve always had good access to him, through online portals and office visits, MDVIP membership has improved our access tremendously. It’s so comforting to be able to speak to him directly on specific issues. We don’t use this ability unnecessarily… See more

from Linda in VA March 12, 2020 for Dodd Sims, MD

My husband has a pre-existing condition that makes a cough seem dangerous. On a flight to Boston, he fainted, then returned home instead of going to his meeting. Dr. Sims suggested he go straight to ER for tests. The doctor in the ER kept Dr. Sims informed with all results. Buford had Influenza B even after the flu shot. Dr. Sims replies quickly to all texts and emails. We are so very, very… See more

from Sylvia in VA March 12, 2020 for Dodd Sims, MD

Both my husband, Lee, and I are so lucky to have Dr.Sims as our physician. He is so smart, understanding, always responds to our needs quickly with great guidance. We consider him to be our friend as well as our physician.