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

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