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
from Charles in VA February 27, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Not only is Dr. Temme a wonderfully talented doctor, but is a true practitioner of the art of medicine. You know he cares about you as the patient.

from Barbara in VA February 27, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I have known Dr. Temme for over 30 years and He is what I consider an old school physician. He cares for his patients and takes a personal interest in them. He is one of the best diagnosticiens. I live in France and I travel to the US to see him each year. He also makes sure I see the best specialists. He is very thorough and takes a personal interest in me. I have had other experiences here… See more

from David in VA February 27, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I am so impressed with the personal healthcare provided by Dr. Temmee and his Team!

from Joanne in VA February 27, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme gets high marks from me for responding in a timely manner when a health issue arises.
He allots sufficient time to answer all questions and provide guidance during office visits. He listens to concerns and offers different ideas to approach mitigating a health issue. He promptly posts feedback on lab work or tests. All of these qualities and practices contribute to reducing… See more

from Denise in VA February 26, 2018 for Joel M. Temme, MD

As a person of many questions Ive always trusted Dr. Temme to listen carefully w/much patience and give me the best medical advice that I can trust.

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