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

495.00every 3 months
990.00every 6 months
1,980.00each 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 Mary Beth in VA March 20, 2016 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

You get what you pay for is usually good advice. With MDVIP, I have a sense of well being that I would not otherwise experience. I feel respected, have never waited more than a minute or two in the waiting area, have access to my doctor that I never imagined. Dr. Merlino was recommended to me by a surgeon friend. Although it took several years to become a patient, that time was well worth… See more

from Terry in VA March 15, 2016 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

When I developed sudden, unexpected pain in my upper back, my doctor saw me immediately and after a few preliminary tests referred me to a surgeon who performed surgery - to fuse several vertebrae and correct damage caused by arthritis - three days later! My pain was gone and within a few weeks I was able to spend the summer as planned on Cape Cod!

from Anne in VA February 25, 2015 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Merlino and her staff have always been there to assist me in handling my health care needs, both in routine matters and in time of medical emergencies. I admired and trusted her with my health care long before she chose to become a MDVIP participant. I have never regretted my choice to follow her into the program. She is thorough, more than proficient, warm and caring. I have recommende… See more

from Mary in VA February 20, 2015 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I love my doctor! She is the best doctor I have ever had. Her staff is excellent too!

from Christine in VA February 12, 2015 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

My doctor is not only extremely knowledgeable but also accessible when I need her. She has good communication skills and I feel empowered to deal with my health care needs and issues after seeing her.

from Mary in VA March 13, 2014 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Dr. Robin Merlino helped me become pain free! After years of suffering from back pain, thanks to Dr. Merlino for her excellent referral to an excellent neurosurgeon at Georgetown Univ. Neuro. Dept.. I will always be grateful to Dr. Merlino as she knew how important, to restoring my quality of life, was to my family and to me. She is an A++ physician and so caring to my husband and me. MDVIP… See more

from Thomas in VA March 7, 2014 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I can honestly say that the good health I enjoy today is a direct result of the great care I have received from Dr. Merlino over the three decades she has been my primary care physician. Her focus on prevention has enabled me to effectively stay in front of my illnesses. She honestly means it when she says if you are ever admitted to the emergency room call me so I can coordinate your care,… See more

from Gerhard & Louise in VA February 24, 2014 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

We became patients of Dr. Merlino when she joined MDVIP and have been very satisfied with our association. She gives us the attention and care we need in a timely manner, and we have full confidence in her expertise. In addition she trains and retains an excellent support staff, who are as kind and responsive as she at all times. We consider ourselves fortunate to be in the care of a doctor… See more

from Kiros in VA February 24, 2014 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

I'm thrilled to have Dr. Merlino as my doctor for more than 20 years and I am really blessed to have her. She's kind, a good listener smart,, and she makes sure she answers all my question, concerns, etc. And if I get sick, even if she's booked, she still finds a way to see me. When I call her weekends, nights, she's there. So I am incredibly happy to have her as my doctor… See more

from Quita in VA February 22, 2014 for Robin B. Merlino, MD

Doctor Merlino has been my primary care doctor for over 20 years. She is caring professional, knowledgable, and thorough. She also has a great relationship with doctors that she refers you to. It is obvious they like, trust and respect her. Nine years ago I moved five hours away, but she is still my doctor. She is a phone call away and manages my health care in cooperation with others in… See more