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
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Dr. Temme's Credentials
University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine 1981-1983
University of Virginia Medical Center
Internal Medicine 1978
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Doctorate of Medicine 1978
Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry 1974
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010
U.S. News Top Doc 2011
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
Naval Submarine Medical Center, Groton, CT, Staff Internist 1983-1985
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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