Joel M. Temme, MD

Internal Medicine
4660 Kenmore Avenue Suite 604
Alexandria, VA 22304 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per 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
from Carol March 21, 2017 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Saved me from mental health demise. Can never thank him enough..I was an RN that could barely function. I have a strong hx.(family) of anxiety disorder. With proper meds. And some hand holding , I feel I am 95 improved. No problem is too big for him.Thanks Dr. Temme

from LaVerne in VA March 20, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I appreciate Dr. Joel Temme more than words can say. It's a real comfort in knowing I can reach him for medical care when ever I need to. He is exceptionally bright and very caring. Professional and yet personable.I feel very blessed to be able to be under his care and wish everyone could be as fortunate. My prayer is the Lord will bless him richly for all his endeavors.Sorry this didn… See more

from Wolfhard in VA February 24, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Twenty years ago, when I first started to see Dr. Temme, I looked forward to (dreamed of) a retirement with my wife, Barbara, that included time spent fixing up the house, woodworking, photography, windsurfing, bicycling and swimming. However, since that time I have encountered major health issues that would have derailed my hopes and plans, were it not for Dr. Temmes help:

Early on… See more

from Willam in VA February 24, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

My wife and I were patients of Dr. Temme prior to his association with MDVIP and immediately enrolled with MDVIP when offered the opportunity to continue under his care. The care now is even better! We are quickly seen, if needed, but more often (since we live 1.5 hours away), we enjoy very rapid phone/email response to questions or issues. We have also felt the confidence of his care when… See more

from Barbara in VA February 23, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

We began seeing Dr. Joel Temme over 20 years ago and followed him into his MDVIP association. The years alone reflect our respect for him as a doctor, as well as a man of integrity.

There are a multitude of reasons we think Dr. Temme is an outstanding physician. He truly does take a whole person approach to this treatment, caring about the physical, emotional, and psychological well… See more

from Priscilla in MD February 22, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I have been fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Joel Temmes for almost 15 years. He is an exemplary physician and an outstanding member of the MDVIP community, and he is supported by a fine staff. He combines the highest level of professional expertise with compassion, concern, patience, and attention to detail. I appreciate the many benefits of his MDVIP affiliation: the extensive and… See more

from C. Ann in VA February 20, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

We have known Dr. Temme for many years--even before MDVIP. We feel very fortunate to have him for our doctor. There was one time when I had a brain MRI exam and Dr, Temme called to give me a report. Hello, Clara. This is Dr. Temme calling to let you know about your formal MRI report and there is nothing there...a long pause... there was normal brain, a few age related symptoms, etc. It… See more

from Paul in VA February 18, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme is one of those rare physicians who stays patient focused. I work with about 20 different physicians in my professional life and seldom have I found any as determined as Dr. Temme to serve the patient at any time of the day or night. Whether it is just to refill a script that I had forgotten to ask about to being concerned about a symptom for myself or my wife. After I retired… See more

from Carolyn in VA February 17, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I've been Dr. Temme's patient for a very long time. I really admire the move he made several years ago to cut back his practice in order to be able to spend enough quality time with patients and enhance our health care experience. I've really benefited from his care, even though he may get frustrated with me, because I don't always do what he tells me. All-in-all, he is the… See more

from Concetta in VA February 13, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Our Story about Dr. Joel Temme,

We feel very fortunate to have Dr. Joel Temme as our physician. We have been patients for many years and hope this will continue for more.
Dr. Temme is a physician who listens carefully when you have a question or are describing your symptoms! His advice and care for our wellbeing has been excellent and he returns all calls same day. There is a… See more

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year