General Internal Medicine

General Internal Medicine & Medicine-Pediatrics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics offers comprehensive outpatient care – from routine services like annual physicals and immunizations to specialized services like pediatric developmental evaluations, preventive care, pre-operative consults and treatment of chronic medical conditions. With nearly twenty attending physicians, three nurse practitioners and a clinical social worker, our highly experienced medical team uses evidence-based and patient-focused approaches to provide quality health care to a diverse community.

As leaders in the practice of internal medicine and pediatrics, our experts educate medical students and residents, and several physicians serve in key faculty and leadership positions at Georgetown University. As a Teaching Faculty clinic, we are highly dedicated to continuity in our educational practices, with each resident and student being assigned to a specific faculty member.

Support Groups and Disease Management Classes

Diabetes Support Group

This is a monthly support group for patients diagnosed with Diabetes and their family members. The group will discuss topics such as coping with lifestyle changes, strategies for managing diabetes, goal setting, and stress management. The group is a safe, confidential space and meetings are facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Diabetes Nurse Educator.

  • When: Third Thursday of each month from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Where: GIM Conference Room (Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC) Building, Sixth Floor)
  • To register please call Frances Ford, LICSW at 202-444-0747

 

Diabetes Education Classes

Our classes are available to patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, and Prediabetes wishing to learn more about self management. You do not have to be newly diagnosed to attend. Patients will hear presentations from a Diabetes Educator Dietitian, a Diabetes Educator Nurse, Nurse Practitioners, and a Pharmacist. The classes run as a three week series. A Prediabetes class that covers lifestyle and dietary modifications to minimize the risk of developing diabetes is also available. Physician referral & appointment required, no drop-ins. 

  • When:
    • Diabetes Education Class Series: First three Thursdays of each month from 8:00-9:30 am.
    • Prediabetes Class: First Tuesday of each month, from 9:00-10:30 am.
    • Individual Sessions with nurse and/or dietitian by appointment
  • Where: GIM Conference Room (Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC) Building, Sixth Floor)
  • Appointment required. To register please call the Diabetes Education Program at 202-444-5528

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with a physician, please call our scheduling line:

 202-444-8168

 


Prescription Refills

To expedite the process, please contact your pharmacy directly to coordinate the refill of prescriptions with our office. Patients may also leave a message regarding a prescription or refill. Allow three business days for completion. Please do not walk-in for refills.

Prescription Refill Line: 202-444-1450.


Insurance Referrals for Specialty Care and Testing

Please call 202-444-8168 and press option 5. Choose the number that corresponds with your physician’s name. The assistant will take your information and send the request to your doctor.

Please allow three business days to coordinate and complete requests.


Nurse Advice/Urgent Appointment Line

Nurse Advice/Urgent Appointment Line: 202-444-8168 option 4

Available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m (unavailable from noon to 1 p.m.).

In case of emergency, please go directly to the emergency department. Wait times vary by call volume. If preferred, patients may leave a voicemail, and the nurse will return the call as soon as possible. Calls received after 4 p.m. will be returned the following business day.