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 Deborah October 19, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme is the BEST! He knows his patients, he listens carefully, reads between the lines and makes wise decisions based on his years of experience and expertise. Dr. Temme is kind, insightful, and swift to respond. I have fibromyalgia which is difficult condition to treat. I also have 4 herniated disks in my spine that create much pain. He has sent me to valuable specialists over the… See more

from Barbara October 10, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I have been going to Dr. Temme for over thirty years even before he was with MDVIP. I was williong to join MDVIP because of theexcellent care I received from him. He has always been very careful with any problem that I have had and has teken extra precautions and always recommended the necessary tests. His thoroughness in treatment is amazing and I have total trust in his judgment. He has… See more

from Margaret October 11, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr. Temme is always there for us whenever we have a problem. Most recently, my husband and I went to see him because we were both feeling so draggy and tired. He checked us over and then told us to have our furnace checked. It turnes out we had carbon monixide poisoning as a result of some oarts of the furnace being disconnected when we had our vents cleaned earlier in the year. We are… See more

from Murray October 10, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I am now alive because of Dr. Temme. That is obviously worth a lot to me.

from Jim September 27, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

Dr.Temme has been a great health partner. I appreciate his sensitivity to my issues and his insight about preventative measures. I can always trust his advice.

from Shirley September 24, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I have been Dr. Temme's patient since the first year he became affiliated with MDVIIP. I have found him to be most supportive of my health issues. He is so readily available to answer my questions ( on e-mail). About six months ago, when I was in FL I had a real health scare, and called him on the phone. He was on top of the situation immediately ordering tests for me to help diagnose… See more

from Preston September 23, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I am a neurologist in the same medical community as Dr. Joel Temme. He has been my internist for many years. I have had only limited success in treating my own migraine headaches for my entire life. Dr. Temme so skillfully chose the medicines to control my hypertension, that he also essentially CURED my migraine headaches. He is a medical virtuoso. Thanks

from Nancy September 22, 2011 for Joel M. Temme, MD

I am always able to see Dr. Temme when I need him. He always takes time to talk over my problems and I never feel rushed. His office staff is wonderful. I feel well cared for with Dr.Temme. Sorry--no photo.

Annual Membership Fee

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