Meet Our Doctors and Staff
- President: Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
- Medical Director: James F. Loomis Jr., M.D.
- Physician: Stephen Neabore, M.D.
- Nurse Practitioner: Emily Kasmar, M.S., A.G.P.C.N.P.- B.C.
- Dietitian: Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.
- Dietitian: Karen Smith, R.D.
- Dietitian: Maggie Neola, R.D., L.D.
- Medical Assistant: Manuel Calcagno, R.M.A.
We look forward to scheduling your next appointment. Please call us at 202-527-7500 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
We offer routine appointments 7am – 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 8am - 6pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please call 202-527-7500 for more information.
We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
In accordance with government rules, we provide all patients with a Notice of Privacy Practices to explain how patient medical information is used.
Annual Physical Examination: This examination is typically done yearly and is a time to provide routine preventive care. During your visit, your doctor may review your overall health (including lifestyle risk factors, such as exercise and diet) and order any age-specific screening tests (such cancer screening or depression screening) and immunizations you may need. The goal is to identify risk factors or early signs and symptoms of chronic diseases and counsel you on how you can reduce your risk and improve your overall health. Blood work may or may not be part of this visit, based on your individual state of health and your risk factors.
To optimally address all your health concerns, other complaints or issues are best addressed during a Problem Visit. Examples include the management of diabetes or other chronic diseases or the evaluation of a new complaint such as fatigue or joint pain. If these issues are addressed during your appointment for an Annual Physical, your health care provider may bill for these services in addition to your Annual Physical.
Medicare does not cover Annual Physical Examinations, but does cover Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (see description below). In addition, some insurance plans do not cover Annual Physical Exams; please be aware of what your individual plan does and does not cover.
New Patient, Establish Care: This type of appointment is for your first visit with your new health care provider, after switching your health care to our practice. It is designed to include a thorough review of your past medical history. It may include blood work or other testing, if indicated.
New Patient, Consultation: This type of appointment is for your first visit with one of our providers to discuss a specific issue, such as nutrition, but you may not want to transfer your care entirely.
Established Patient, Follow-Up Office Visits: This type of appointment is for the routine monitoring of any specific chronic medical conditions or problems you may have, for example, a follow-up visit to monitor the status of your blood pressure if you have chronic high blood pressure or your blood sugar control if you have diabetes.
Established Patient, Nonurgent Problem Visit: This type of appointment is for any new health problem that is not urgent, for example, if you developed chronic knee pain or rash that has persisted over several weeks.
Established Patient, Urgent/Same Day Appointment: This type of appointment is for a new symptom or a recent change in your health that you feel needs to be evaluated as soon as possible, for example, if you started to have burning and pain while urinating or an acute sore throat.
Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)/Preventive Screenings: The purpose of this visit is to develop or update a personalized prevention help plan to prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a Health Risk Assessment questionnaire. It is helpful to have this filled out prior to the visit. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit. It also includes:
A review of your medical and family history
Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements
Detection of any cognitive impairment
Personalized health advice
A list of risk factors and treatment options for you
A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services
Medicare also covers a variety of other preventive screenings and services as outlined here: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html
Please note that AWV does not cover an examination or any routine lab work (other than a lipid panel every five years). Your health care provider may still recommend certain screening lab tests (for example monitoring vitamin B12 levels for those following a plant-based, vegan diet), but Medicare may not cover these services.
Please note that if you have other chronic medical conditions that are addressed during your AWV, your health care provider may bill for these services in addition to your AWV.
Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT): This visit includes evaluation by a registered dietician who is trained to use dietary interventions to prevent or treat many chronic health conditions. Our dietitians will work with you to develop personalized dietary advice to help you reach your health goals. Medicare and certain other insurance plans may only pay for this service if you have very specific medical conditions. However, we do offer discounts in the event you have to pay out-of-pocket for MNT.
Metro: Take the Red Line to the Friendship Heights station. Exit toward Jenifer Street. Walk two blocks south. Our building is on the right between Crunch Fitness and Rodman’s.
Parking: There is free (two hour) or metered parking on the side streets (Garrison Street, Harrison Street, etc.). There is also a parking lot behind the building. The entrance is on Garrison Street.
10 Minutes: Free
2 Hours: $9
Daily Max: $13
Payment forms accepted: Bills, MC/Visa, Discover, Coins.
The address for the lot is: 4351 Garrison Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. More information on Lot 736 is available here.
Capital Bikeshare: A Capital Bikeshare station is located one block south at Fessenden Street and Wisconsin Avenue. From there, walk north on Wisconsin Avenue. Our building is on the left between Crunch Fitness and Rodman’s.