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

Dr. Temme is the epitome of a highly qualified and widely respected physician. He is compassionate, kind and unflappable. Dr. Temme sees his patients in an unhurried manner and he is always keen on listening! Service is excellent: lab and x-ray results are received the same day and he is always available by phone or e-mail. Dr. Temme has closely monorited me through five major surgeries… See more

from Catherine in VA February 12, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme truly takes a holistic approach with his patients. In developing treatment plans he weighs a host of factors beyond the basic medical ones --including quality of life, personal beliefs, preferences and fears. He saved my husband's life by listening carefully and guiding judiciously, through 8 tortuous months of searching for treatment. It would have been intolerable… See more

from Ramon in VA February 11, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Joel M. Temme
Just a note to thank you for your ongoing quality care and professional advice and attention. In these times of growing uncertainty about the future of medicial care in America, it is a particular comfort to have access to the established and proven resourse of a reliable, ongoing doctor patient relationship. When this is coupled with a highly satisfactory personal… See more

from Richard and Mary in VA February 10, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

We have been under Dr. Temme's care for almost 30 years and are most grateful for his thoughtful attention to our needs. He is always available to us under short notice. He refers us to top specialists whenever appropriate and follows up. We feel like we have a true friend as a doctor.

from Jim in VA February 9, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

My wife and I both have Dr. Temme as our physician. When she was unexpectedly hospitalized last year Dr. Temme oversaw her care. He personally checked on her condition with daily visits to the hospital and coordinated her treatment with the specialists assigned to her case. We appreciate the routine visits and annual health screenings that we receive from Dr. Temme and his staff. But it is in… See more

from Murray in MD February 8, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I am still alive today at 89 because of Dr, Temme. He brought me through an AAA and later through the removal of a cancerous kidney. My wife too has been guided by his kindly medical care. Thank you, Dr. Temme.

from Frank in VA February 6, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Scarsdale, N.Y., during the late 1940s and 1950s was then a somnolent suburb of New York City, where Al Zook in his olive green mail truck and police Lt. Faulkner, in his black, manual shift patrol car (that he seemed never to take out of second gear) were familiar daily sights, but so was Dr. Buchman in his black four-door Buick, black physician's bag in hand, walking paths to homes… See more

from Cynthia M in AZ February 5, 2014 for Joel M. Temme, MD

There are no words to express my feelings both professionally and personally for Dr Temme. He literally has saved my life. When my husband was killed on September 11, 2011 on AA Flt 77 I developed so many problems both physical and mental. Dr Temme has been with me ever since. He has recommended me to all the appropriate physicians for follow-up. Although I have moved to Arizona from VA I… See more

from Patricia February 19, 2013 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme saved my life through his kind yet persistent warnings about prescription painkillers. I came to Dr. Temme already addicted to painkillers and tranquilizers which had been prescribed by other specialists for specific pain. When we realized that the addiction was becoming life threatening we tried to address the problem with counseling. Those efforts had no effect. Realizing the… See more

from James October 9, 2012 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Joel Temme has been my physician for 7 years now. His (and with parallel kudos to the staff in his office) responsiveness, whether here at home or halfway around the world. has served me more than well. He has personally made himself quickly available (personally or via email or phone) when things were not quite right.
And his professional knowledge & current awareness of… See more

Annual Membership Fee

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