Adrienne Showler, MD| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

Adrienne Showler, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (197 reviews)

Specialities: Infectious Diseases

Languages: French, English

About me

Dr. Adrienne Showler is the Section Chief of Tropical Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.   She specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ill returned travelers with conditions such as malaria, dengue, zika, chikungunya, typhoid fever, travellers diarrhea, and a wide variety of parasitic infections.  She dedicates herself to caring for patients with neglected tropical diseases including American Trypanosomiasis (Chagas Disease), leishmaniasis, echinococcus, filariasis (loa loa, onchocerciasis), leprosy, and strongyloides.  Dr. Showler also oversees the travel medicine program, which focuses on travellers with unique health concerns (eg. pregnancy, compromised immune systems, HIV) and who have complex travel itineraries.  


Dr. Showler completed her infectious disease fellowship at the University of Toronto in Canada, and a Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Gorgas Course in Lima, Peru.  She holds a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, did her thesis at the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Showler loves to teach clinical tropical medicine and parasitology, and is very involved in education and academic research.  She is a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and International Society of Travel Medicine.


Clinical areas of focus

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Amebiasis Infection
  • Anthrax
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chagas Disease
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Dengue Fever
  • Echinococcus Infections
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Filariasis
  • Flukes
  • Giardiasis
  • Gnathostomiasis
  • Helminthiasis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Loiasis
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaria
  • Melioidosis
  • Onchocerciasis
  • Paracoccidioidomycosis
  • Paragonimiasis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Parasitic Meningitis
  • Q Fever
  • Rabies
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Rhinoscleroma
  • Schistosoma Japonicum Infections
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Toxocariasis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhus Fever
  • West Nile Virus
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zika Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Polio Vaccination
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 5th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-665-8072

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MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine (2012)

Medical School: University of Ottawa (2009)

Fellowship Program: University of Toronto Hospital ()

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

  • Provider listened carefully

  • Provider knew medical history

  • Provider showed respect

  • Provider spent enough time with patient

  • May 17, 2022

    Showler literally the BEST

  • Mar 28, 2022

    A very good experience

  • Feb 28, 2022

    Exceptional and attentive - always!