Adrienne Showler, MD| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

Adrienne Showler, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (271 reviews)

Specialties: 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
  • Meningococcal 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 Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Anthem Plus BCBS of VA HealthKeepers Plus
    • Anthem (POS & Open Access POS) BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Anthem HMO - BCBS of VA HealthKeepers
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

Graduate: John Hopkins University Bloomberg School Of Public Health (2017)

Fellowship: University of Toronto (2014)

Residency: University of Toronto (2012)


Ratings and reviews

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  • Apr 26, 2024

    Getting a visit with the provider was challenging. However, once I was able to get an appointment and saw the doctor, I was very pleased with the visit.

  • Apr 25, 2024

    Dr. Showler had read my info in advance was exceedingly well informed, and efficient in moving through various aspects of my condition, options, and "what ifs" cheerful, too, which helps!

  • Mar 18, 2024

    Professional and kind physician