Joel M. Temme, MD

Internal Medicine
4660 Kenmore Avenue Suite 604
Alexandria, VA 22304 Get Directions
Joel M. Temme, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

450.00 every 3 months
900.00 every 6 months
1,800.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I was drawn to the practice of internal medicine because it allows me to get to know my patients beyond what brings them into my office. Given the nature of primary care, I knew that I would find great rewards in caring for my patients on a regular basis, and in turn, patients would be able to rely on me for help and guidance. Internal medicine allows for a holistic approach to the patient - a surgeon operates, a radiologist diagnoses, a pathologist examines, but an internist is privileged to listen, to think, to ponder, to know the patient. MDVIP has enabled me to spend the amount of time with patients necessary to fully understand their personal medical needs and concerns. My practice is about the individual patient and all the facets of that patient’s life, with the emphasis on wellness.

Dr. Temme's Credentials

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University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA
Internal Medicine 1981-1983

University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA
Internal Medicine 1978

Medical School:
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA
Doctorate of Medicine 1978

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry 1974

American Board of Internal Medicine
Inova Alexandria Hospital
John Dunn Senior Resident Award, University of Virginia 1983
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010
U.S. News Top Doc 2011
INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Chairman, Utilization Review Committee 1986-1997
Member-at-Large, Medical Executive Committee 1997-1999
President-elect of Medical Staff 2000-2001
President of Medical Staff 2001-2003
Chairman, Quality Council 1999-2001, 2004-present
Chairman, Professional Medical Subcommittee, American Heart Association/INOVA Health Systems, Operation Stroke 1999-2003
St. Albans Naval Clinic, Long Island, NY, Senior Medical Officer 1979-1981
Naval Submarine Medical Center, Groton, CT, Staff Internist 1983-1985

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Temme

from Allan in VA March 25, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Joel Temme is a consummate internal medicine doctor and , and I am very fortunate to be with him and his practice. He is not only very professional and medically skilled, but also is very responsive to emergency situations, including referrals to other competent physicians. My annual physicals are also well executed, comprehensive and lay out a targeted game plan for the upcoming year… See more

from Kevin in VA March 8, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD
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Thank you Dr Temme for keeping this 71 yr old body able to compete in the Senior Olympics, Masters Swimming and Senior Softball. We have been together for so long that I feel I should share all the ribbons, medals and age group records with you. You are always there when I need you. Also, your staff is like family to me, absolutely caring and professional. Thanks you again for a happy and… See more

from Barbara in MS March 4, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I have been a patient for many years and have complete confidence in care and professionalism and absolute honesty discussing issues with me. Thank you Dr.Temme.

from Br. Steve in MD March 1, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

After almost 20 years, and being 66 yrs old, I can say my good health is due to my doctors care and concern. Thank you Dr. Joel

from Frank in VA March 1, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Advanced age is not always pleasant medically, although it remains the best of alternatives. The shift to MDVIP came ahead of serious medical issues involving one of us, and the availability, concern, care and communication provided by Dr. Joel Temme and his office staff has been well beyond expectations and world-class in every regard. Among our needs and wants, access to Dr. Temme through… See more

from Ronald in VA February 28, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD
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Dr.Temme, Denise, Liz and Tatiana
Your knowledge and professionalism in the practice of medicine abounds but your
caring attitude in dealing with us, your patients, is comforting.
Thank you for being there when we are in need.

from Anne in VA February 28, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Over the years you have saved my back, my rotator cuff, my thyroid and A1C levels and kept me healthy and sane. You are the very best the medical profession has to offer. Thank you for being my doc.