Dr. Allison R Edwards, MD

Dr. Allison R. Edwards, MD

Dr. Allison R. Edwards, MD

Languages: English

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Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal cramps
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal stool
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Procedures I Perform
  • administrative physicals
  • blood pressure screening
  • blood test
  • breast cancer screening
  • breast examination
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About the Provider

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Adult Cardiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Healthy Lifestyle Education (Diet and Exercise)

Certifications and Associations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Master of Science - Biochemistry
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Veteran - United States Army
  • American Heart Association

Philosophy of Care
“My philosophy of care involves healing through education.”


Fellowship Program: Howard University Hospital (1986) (Cardiology) 

Internship Program: District of Columbia General Hospital (1982)

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Howard University Hospital (1986)
  • Residency Program: District of Columbia General Hospital (1984)
  • Residency Program: Howard University Hospital (1984)
  • Internship Program: District of Columbia General Hospital (1982)
  • Internship Program: Howard University Hospital (1982)
  • Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (1981)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Publications

Host of "Ask The Doctor", a monthly television program providing medical information about adult illnesses.Voted "Best Program in a Health Series" Bowie Cable Awards, 2001

Edwards, A. R., Headings, V. E.,& Wheeler, J. W. (1979). Isolation and Identification of new antisickling agents from Fagara xanthoxyloides. The American Federation of Clinical Research.27.2.293-A

Collison, H. K., Edwards, A. R.,Davidson, P., Nwsos, S., & McDaniel, W. R. Noninvasive detection of coronary artery disease in patients with aortic valvular disease using Dipyridamole Thallium - 201 Scintigraphy. Presented at the American College of Cardiology, 1985

Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 6409 Crain Highway
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Awards
  • Emile C. Nash Award for Outstanding Interest and Performance in Internal Medicine May 8, 1981
  • Dr. Hildrus A. Poindexter Award in Tropical Medicine November 9, 1978
  • The Hildrus A. Poindexter Award for Excellence and Dedication to the Concepts of Public Health and Preventative Medicine May 8, 1981