Alexander S. Andrews, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology

Languages: English

About me

Alexander S. Andrews, MD, is an attending physician in MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Division of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Andrews’ area of clinical interests includes refractory epilepsy, quantitative EEG methods, general child neurology, and health equity. He sees pediatric patients in the hospital and clinic, and he treats both children and adults who are admitted to the inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.

Dr. Andrews believes in a multifaceted approach to treating epilepsy. He runs the Dietary Therapies Clinic where patients from infancy to early adulthood with difficult to treat seizures pursue interventions such as the ketogenic diet. He believes in the power of psychological support for patients living with epilepsy and for their families. When it feels as though personal freedom and social connectedness are taken away by the fear of having a seizure, it is critical to regain a positive self-image and goal-driven outlook. He has an interest in helping people who suffer from psychogenic non-epileptic seizures as well. 

Dr. Andrews has long been involved in community health. He has volunteered for reputable causes such as Community for Children, a border medicine elective in Texas, and assisted in the creation of the Student Run Free Clinic at the University of Michigan.

He has earned his medical Spanish interpreter certification.

Dr. Andrews’ credentials include:

  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology (2019)
  • Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy (2020)
  • Medical Degree: The University of Michigan Medical School (2014)
  • Internship: Children’s National Health System Department of Pediatrics (2015)
  • Residency: Children’s National Health System Division of Neurology (2019)
  • Fellowship: The George Washington University Hospital, Epilepsy (2020)

Dr. Andrews’ main areas of clinical expertise includes: 

  • Pediatric epilepsy 
  • Ketogenic diet to treat seizures
  • Pediatric concussion and headache
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Continuous EEG monitoring

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Migraine
  • Abnormal Eeg
  • Abnormal Reflexes
  • Absence Epilepsy
  • Acoustic Neurofibromatosis
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Agenesis Of Brain
  • Agenesis Of The Corpus Callosum
  • Agnosia
  • Anencephaly
  • Aneurysm
  • Arachnoid Cyst
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Asymmetrical Crying Facies
  • Ataxia
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Auditory Processing Disorder Apd
  • Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
  • Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Benign Focal Amyotrophy
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Benign Paroxysmal Torticollis Of Infancy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Brachycephaly
  • Brain Injury
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Disease
  • Cerebral Anomalies
  • Cerebral Contusion
  • Cerebral Degeneration In Childhood
  • Cerebral Dysgenesis
  • Cerebral Heterotopia
  • Cerebral Lipidosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Abnormalities
  • Cerebrovascular Accident Cva
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
  • Childhood Epilepsy
  • Chronic Infantile Neurologic Cutaneous And Articular Syndrome
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cns Vasculitis
  • Concussion
  • Concussive Seizure
  • Congenital Anomalies Of The Central Nervous System
  • Congenital Ataxia
  • Congenital Brain Malformations
  • Congenital Cerebral Hemiatrophy
  • Congenital Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Congenital Cerebral Hypoplasia
  • Congenital Deformity Of Nervous System
  • Congenital Hydrocephalus
  • Congenital Lesions Of The Nervous System
  • Congenital Macrocephaly
  • Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes
  • Congenital Myopathies
  • Congenital Paralysis
  • Convulsion
  • Cornelia De Lange Syndrome
  • Cranial Nerve Injury
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Development Coordination Disorder
  • Diffuse Cerebral Sclerosis
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Distal Myopathy
  • Dizziness
  • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor
  • Dysesthesia
  • Emery Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathies
  • Epilepsy
  • Epileptic Confusional State
  • Epileptic Twilight State
  • Erb Palsy
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
  • Familial Ataxia
  • Familial Spinal Muscle Atrophy
  • Fasciculations
  • Febrile Convulsions
  • Flaccid Hemiplegia
  • Focal Dystonia
  • Focal Seizures
  • Friedreich Ataxia
  • Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  • Generalized Seizures
  • Genetic Dystonia
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome Gbs
  • Head Trauma
  • Headache
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Hemiparesis
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hereditary Sensory And Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydromyelia
  • Hypertonia
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Hypotonia
  • Impaired Coordination
  • Infantile Hemiplegia
  • Intermittent Tremor
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Kinetic Tremor
  • Lacunar Stroke
  • Landau Kleffner Syndrome
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Weakness
  • Leighs Disease
  • Lennox Gastaut Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Lip Droop
  • Lissencephaly
  • Lobar Atrophy Of Brain
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Macrocephaly
  • Medication Overuse Headache
  • Memory Disorders
  • Meningocele
  • Metabolic Brain Disorders
  • Metabolic Myopathy
  • Microcephaly
  • Migraine
  • Mitochondrial Disorders
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Movement Diseases And Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis Ms
  • Muscle Eye Brain Disease
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Disorder
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelitis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myositis
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonia Congenita
  • Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Nerve Root Disorder
  • Nervous System Disorders
  • Neural Tube Defects
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuro Complications Of Pellagra
  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurologic Complications Of Meningitis
  • Neurometabolic Disorder
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy
  • Niemann Pick Disease
  • Numbness
  • Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pachygyria
  • Paraplegia
  • Paresthesia
  • Paroxysmal Hemicrania
  • Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated With Streptococcal Infections
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Periventricular Leukomalacia
  • Petit Mal Seizure
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Plantar Nerve Lesions
  • Poliodystrophia Cerebri
  • Polymicrogyria
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Amnesia
  • Post Traumatic Headache
  • Primary Cerebellar Degeneration
  • Primary Exercise Headache
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Primary Stabbing Headache
  • Primary Thunderclap Headache
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Progressive Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Psychogenic Non Epileptic Seizures
  • Quadriplegia
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Reye Syndrome
  • Schizencephaly
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Segmental Dystonia
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sensory Problem
  • Slurred Speech
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Spasmus Nutans
  • Spastic Infantile Paralysis
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Spinocerebellar Degeneration
  • Spinocerebellar Diseases
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Sturge Weber Syndrome
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tay Sachs Disease
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Tension Headache
  • Tetany
  • Tetraplegia
  • Tibial Neuropathy
  • Tingling
  • Tonic Clonic Seizure
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Transient Ischaemic Attack Tia
  • Transient Limb Paralysis
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Twitching
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Vagal Nerve Disorders
  • Vagus Nerve Disease
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Brain
  • Vascular Malformations Of The Spine
  • Vasomotor Symptoms
  • Vein Of Galen Malformation
  • Ventriculomegaly
  • Vertigo
  • Volitional Tremor
  • Von Hippel Lindau Disease
  • Williams Syndrome
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Testing
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
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Practice locations

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016

202-243-3499

Fax 202-243-3434

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18111 Prince Philip Drive
Olney, MD, 20832

202-243-3400

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Insurance

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
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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
    • CIGNA EPO
    • 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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Fellowship Program: The George Washington University (2020)

Fellowship Program: Children's National Medical Center (2019)

Residency Program: Children's National Medical Center (2016)

Medical School: University of Michigan School of Medicine (2014)