Robin B. Merlino, MD

Internal Medicine
3020 Hamaker Court Suite B 106
Fairfax, VA 22031 Get Directions
Robin B. Merlino, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

495.00 every 3 months **
990.00 every 6 months **
1,980.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Quality healthcare takes TIME. My MDVIP-affiliated practice gives me more TIME to listen, more TIME to care, more TIME to think, more TIME to focus on your care, more TIME to discuss your care with the appropriate consulting physicians, more TIME to guide you through the complex medical labyrinth our healthcare system has become, more TIME to detect problems early, more TIME to target prevention, and more TIME to be your “old-fashioned” doctor practicing modern, up-to-date, cutting-edge medicine. 

I strive to develop a strong doctor-patient relationship, assessing your medical needs and counseling you on the best evidence-based path to achieve your goals. I also focus on prevention to promote healthy lifestyles. The MDVIP model mirrors my ideals of giving you quality healthcare, preventive care and all the time it takes to do both jobs in a slower, deliberate and more personal manner. 

I have a talented and caring staff who welcome you with open arms and smiling faces into our office. My staff and I help manage your care and review and implement a treatment plan. The bonds we form with our patients are one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing personalized care. The MDVIP model has given me the ability to care for you in a manner that is difficult to find in a traditional medical office. I am honored and privileged to be an MDVIP-affiliated physician.

Dr. Merlino's Credentials

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George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC 1980-1983

George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC 1980-1983

Medical School:
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1980

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude 1976

American Board of Internal Medicine
INOVA Fairfax Hospital 1983-present
Listed as one of the top internists in the metropolitan Washington, DC area 1987-present in the Washingtonian magazine, the Washington, DC Consumers’ Checkbook, and the Northern Virginia Magazine
Patients’ Choice Award 
Compassionate Doctor Award 
One-Time Doctor Award
Member of the Medical Ethics Committee INOVA Fairfax Hospital since 1989 and co-chair for many years
Medical Director Annaburg Manor, skilled nursing facility, Manassas, Virginia 1996-2000
Chair of Medical Ethics Committee, Annaburg Manor, Manassas, Virginia 1996-2000
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University
University of Virginia, medical students rotate through my office
Teaching Attending Physician At INOVA Fairfax Hospital
MDVIP Medical Advisory Board 2009-present
American College of Physicians
Medical Society of Northern Virginia
National Lipid Association

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Merlino

from Geraldine in VA March 13, 2020 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Many years ago I was looking for a doctor who was very knowledgeable, but also a good listener with caring and warmth. I found that and more. She has brought me through many medical issues with patience, caring and skill. In fact just a few months ago she diagnosed a problem that two visits to the emergency room did not find. I woke up one night in excruciating pain, such that I could not… See more

from Susan in VA March 12, 2020 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I have been with Dr. Robin Merlino since 1987. That, in and of itself, says a lot. After seeing Dr. Merlino for the first time, she eventually moved to another practice, and then another. I followed her each time. I have never had a reason to think badly of Dr. Merlino, or question her ability as a doctor. I especially loved being one of her patients after she joined MD-VIP. The care Dr.… See more

from Karen in VA March 10, 2020 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr Merlino was first my internist but soon became our entire family's board certified internist and primary care physician. Besides me, she is the physician for my 88 year old mother and my two young adult daughters and sons. Her personal style, amazing diagnostic skills, and excellent communication skills make her a true Godsend to our family. Thank you Dr. Merlino for keeping us… See more

from Mary Beth May 23, 2019 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

In 2014 I was anticipating a trip to Ireland with my husband and a couple that we have known for decades. Unfortunately I broke my fibula on a Saturday night, shortly before we were to leave. Before seeing my MDVIP doctor, I went to a local urgent care facility for x-rays and crutches. Personnel there sent me to another doctor who put me in a boot and sent me to purchase a scooter. Dr.… See more

from Mary Beth March 27, 2019 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino is a caring, intelligent, empathetic doctor and I value my association with her. I have been seeing her for approximately ten years and she has aggressively solved a number of health problems for me. She is proactive and always available in the office or via email. This type of health care is worth its weight in gold.

from Mary Beth March 27, 2019 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino's staff is exceptional. Twyla Smith and Jennifer Hensley, both nurses, are very competent in their positions. Mirna Ingles manages the front office and is the first face to see when entering. All three staff members are very pleasant, competent, friendly and are a credit to Dr. Merlino. They mirror her interest in patients and their well being. I am always impressed that I… See more

from Mary Beth February 13, 2019 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino is worth her weight in gold and I have recommended her many times to my friends and family. I was referred years ago by another patient and I am so glad I followed her recommendation and became a patient.

from Bernice in FL March 15, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I have known Dr. Robin Merlino for over 20 years. She is a shinning star in my life. The care that she has given me over the years that I have been with her has been extraordinary. She is so caring about my well being. She goes beyond the call of duty in her medical practice. If you need to reach her for an emergency, her cell phone is provided. She is up to date on the latest medicines, and… See more

from Foy in VA March 11, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino is the best doctor I have ever had. She takes whatever time is needed to make sure she had addressed all your health needs and requirements. Her Staff is also one of the best I have ever experienced. Any time I need her, she is just a phone call away.