Robin B. Merlino, MD

Internal Medicine
3020 Hamaker Court Suite B 106
Fairfax, VA 22031 Get Directions
Robin B. Merlino, MD
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Annual Membership Fee

495.00 every 3 months
990.00 every 6 months
1,980.00 each year

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Quality healthcare takes TIME. My MDVIP-affiliated practice gives me more TIME to listen, more TIME to care, more TIME to think, more TIME to focus on your care, more TIME to discuss your care with the appropriate consulting physicians, more TIME to guide you through the complex medical labyrinth our healthcare system has become, more TIME to detect problems early, more TIME to target prevention, and more TIME to be your “old-fashioned” doctor practicing modern, up-to-date, cutting-edge medicine. 

I strive to develop a strong doctor-patient relationship, assessing your medical needs and counseling you on the best evidence-based path to achieve your goals. I also focus on prevention to promote healthy lifestyles. The MDVIP model mirrors my ideals of giving you quality healthcare, preventive care and all the time it takes to do both jobs in a slower, deliberate and more personal manner. 

I have a talented and caring staff who welcome you with open arms and smiling faces into our office. My staff and I help manage your care and review and implement a treatment plan. The bonds we form with our patients are one of the most rewarding aspects of practicing personalized care. The MDVIP model has given me the ability to care for you in a manner that is difficult to find in a traditional medical office. I am honored and privileged to be an MDVIP-affiliated physician.

Dr. Merlino's Credentials

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George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC 1980-1983

George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, DC 1980-1983

Medical School:
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Doctorate of Medicine 1980

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude 1976

American Board of Internal Medicine
INOVA Fairfax Hospital 1983-present
Listed as one of the top internists in the metropolitan Washington, DC area 1987-present in the Washingtonian magazine, the Washington, DC Consumers’ Checkbook, and the Northern Virginia Magazine
Patients’ Choice Award 
Compassionate Doctor Award 
One-Time Doctor Award
Member of the Medical Ethics Committee INOVA Fairfax Hospital since 1989 and co-chair for many years
Medical Director Annaburg Manor, skilled nursing facility, Manassas, Virginia 1996-2000
Chair of Medical Ethics Committee, Annaburg Manor, Manassas, Virginia 1996-2000
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University
University of Virginia, medical students rotate through my office
Teaching Attending Physician At INOVA Fairfax Hospital
MDVIP Medical Advisory Board 2009-present
American College of Physicians
Medical Society of Northern Virginia
National Lipid Association
from Julie in VA February 28, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I've been Dr. Merlino's patient for many years before she joined MDVIP. She is very caring and innovative. I have many medical issues and she addresses them comprehensively and provided candid advise (whether I want it or not). She is the best.

from Billie in VA February 28, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Nothing dramatic, but for someone like me with several nagging, ongoing health problems, it is a huge relief to be able to rely on Dr Merlino's astute attentiveness--to know that she's in my corner and that I can depend upon her compassion and wisdom.

from Lucille in VA February 28, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Recently I had a gastro-intestinal virus that lasted 2 weeks. I spent an overnight in the hospital due to dehydration. Dr, Merlino followed me. She accessed the hospitals lab results so she could keep up with my treatment. After discharge she stayed in touch until I was well.

from Karen in VA February 28, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr Merlino is a skilled board certified internist with amazing diagnostic skills, but she is also TRULY a family practice physician. Her practice includes me, my three adult children AND my 85 year old mother! She is professional, authentic, transparent, and a brilliant clinician. And I know first hand, I worked alongside her when she was a resident and I was a new nurse manager at an… See more

from Sharon in VA February 27, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Discovered my husbands rare fatal heart condition early enough to work to keep him alive and obtain a heart transplant 23+ years ago

from Terry in VA February 26, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I joined Dr Merlinos practice when I turned 60. A retired lawyer, newly widowed and caring for my 85 year old mother, I hadnt given much thought to my own health. And it showed. Dr Merlino has gotten me through some scary health issues: vertigo and spinal fusion to name a few. And she is teaching me how important it is to take care of myself. She has photo books of her wonderful vacation trips… See more

from Ed in VA February 25, 2018 for Robin B. Merlino, MD
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Dr. Merlino saved my life by her diagnosis of a live threatening heart condition in 1991. This ultimately led to a successful heart transplant in 1994. She has been with our family for 30 years now as our guide to a long life with good health. She is excellent in preventative medicine and in all aspects of helping patients in every way. We love her!

from Edwin April 4, 2017 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Robin is the best. I have had her as my internist for almost 30 years and drive from South Carolina to see her every six months. I kid her that she knows me better than anyone else in the world and better keep practicing for many years to come, so she can keep me going strong. I am 71. I cannot think of anything better to say than she is beyond reproach!!! MDVIP is lucky to have her as… See more

from Heads-above-all-others March 30, 2017 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

She's always available for her patients!

from gerald March 28, 2017 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino has been my Primary Care Physician for over 20 years. She is an outstanding doctor whom I trust completely. She is always available, asks good questions, listens carefully, and always follows up promptly.