W. James Pettit, MD

Family Medicine
6160 Fuller Court
Alexandria, VA 22310 Get Directions
W. James Pettit, 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...

I believe each of us can achieve optimal health regardless of our stage in life or current medical condition.  As your personal doctor, I will partner with you to find your best path to wellness based on your individual circumstances and needs.  The essence of good medicine is a strong and trusting doctor-patient relationship.  This begins by taking the time to listen to all of your concerns and treating you compassionately as an individual, not simply as a number or a diagnosis.

I emphasize preventive medicine and early detection, as most conditions can be successfully managed if caught early.  I look for non-pharmocologic  treatment (i.e., lifestyle modifications) where possible, reserving prescription medication for when necessary.  For acute illness, I am committed to seeing you with a same-day or next-day appointment.

As a primary care physician and family doctor, I enjoy seeing patients of all ages and backgrounds.  I have particular interest in cardiovascular health, diabetes, asthma and allergies.  I also see patients at a senior living community where I attend to the unique medical and social challenges that arise as we age.  I serve Northern Virginia and the greater Washington metro area.  I look forward to providing you with the medical care you need for optimal health.

Meet Dr. Pettit


Our Alexandria, VA Office


About the Practice/Practice News

Telemedicine Option: I am also using telemedicine visits to stay connected with my patients when they are unable to see me in the office. It is easy to do, and we have maintained our momentum with preventive health goals and chronic care during difficult times.

Dr. Pettit's Credentials

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Medical College of Virginia
Fairfax, VA
Family Practice 1997-2000

INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Medical School:
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1997

Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Bachelor of Arts, American Studies 1982

Board Certified in Family Medicine
INOVA Alexandria Hospital
Best Doctors in America® 2014
American Academy of Family Physicians
Personal interests include cycling and cooking.

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Testimonials from patients of Dr. Pettit

from Colleen in VA March 11, 2024 for W. James Pettit, MD

I had a leaking aneurysm several years ago. It struck while I was out of town and had to rely on unknown Dr.s for care and treatment. It went well, but when I came home I needed advice and guidance on various professionals I still needed to see. My then doctor was sensitive, but not engaged. I ended up changing Dr.s and found Dr. Pettite. By the time we met my aneurysm issue was over but I was… See more

from Bridget in VA January 18, 2024 for W. James Pettit, MD

Best thing I ever did was switch to Dr. Pettit's MDVIP Practice. From day one my complaints/ symptoms were listened to. From there on problems identified and sound common sense professional instructions received, understood and taken care of with trust. Knowing I have my physicians support plays a big part in my wellness. He is a very professional, knowledgeable and caring doctor.… See more

from Roy in VA May 17, 2022 for W. James Pettit, MD

Dr Pettit did a superb job of guiding me through a very serious illness,
He was very compassionate and was always available when needed, including some weekends.
I would recommend Dr. Pettit and MDVIP to anyone looking for a doctor or looking to change doctors.

from Patrick in VA March 19, 2020 for W. James Pettit, MD

Dr Petit, has watched over my families health for over 20 years. He’s been there as my two beautiful babies grew into two healthy young women. There have been many health issues we have dealt with in our family. Doctor Petit has been there through all of them. He’s gently steered us in healthy living and he has always been there in our personal crisis. I know of no other physician who… See more

from Renita March 23, 2017 for W. James Pettit, MD

Dr. Pettit has taken care of my family for years. Not only is he a great doctor he also displays sincere concern about our wellness and always follows up with a phone call or email. He is truly amazing and I recommend him to all of colleagues. Thank you again Dr. Pettit for everything!

from Dexter in VA February 19, 2014 for W. James Pettit, MD

I have known Dr. Pettit for more than 14 years. Throughout my service in the military and a short tour in Germany. He has always found time to help me when I am in need. I have traveled to more than 45 countries and have never experienced a more caring physician in my 42 years on this earth. Even when I have been rushed to the hospital he came to visit. God has blessed my family with a… See more