Alexander S. Andrews, MD| Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology | MedStar Health

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

4.9 out of 5 (84 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology

Languages: Spanish, 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 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
  • Leigh's 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
  • 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 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 Neuralgia
  • 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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1420 Beverly Road
Suite 300
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8588

Fax 877-245-1499

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Floor 5
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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18111 Prince Philip Drive
Suite 104
Olney, MD, 20832

202-243-3400

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 4
Washington, DC, 20016

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Insurance

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

Education

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

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Epilepsy

Fellowship Program: The George Washington University (2020)

Fellowship Program: Childrens National Medical Center (2019)

Residency Program: Childrens National Medical Center (2016)

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

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Jan 10, 2024

    Dr. Andrews was kind, thorough, explained things clearly, and has excellent technique with children

  • Dec 20, 2023

    My best doctor.

  • Oct 31, 2023

    Wonderful doctor. Good at listening to teens, respectful, thoughtful, collaborative, careful & smart