Carmella A. Cole, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (404 reviews)

Specialities: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

(202) 877-8288

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Physical Exams
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Breast
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abnormal Urine Odor
  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Abrasion
  • Achy Joints
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Altered Mental Status
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Always Tired
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia
  • Axillary Lymphadenopathy
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Injury
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Back Spasm
  • Bacteria In Urine
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Behavioral Issues In Dementia
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Body Aches
  • Boil
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cat Bite Of Hand
  • Cellulitis
  • Cellulitis Of Arm
  • Cellulitis Of Back
  • Cellulitis Of Chest
  • Cellulitis Of Face
  • Cellulitis Of Finger
  • Cellulitis Of Foot
  • Cellulitis Of Hand
  • Cellulitis Of Head
  • Cellulitis Of Left Lower Limb
  • Cellulitis Of Right Lower Limb
  • Cellulitis Of The Leg
  • Cellulitis Of Toe
  • Cellulitis Of Trunk
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Disease
  • Cervical Lymphadenopathy
  • Cervical Spine Injury
  • Chest Congestion
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain On Breathing
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Disease
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cfs
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cloudy Urine
  • Clubbed Fingers
  • Clubbed Toes
  • Clumsiness
  • Coccyx Injury
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cramp In Calf
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Dark Urine
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Hearing
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Foot Infection
  • Diabetic Ulcer
  • Diarrhea
  • Digital Ischemia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Disorder Of Upper Respiratory System
  • Distractible
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Cough
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dry Itchy Patches
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysthymia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Blockage
  • Ear Dermatitis
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Easy Bruising
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated Ldl Cholesterol
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythema
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Etd
  • Exhaustion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Rash
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling Faint
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flank Pain
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Intolerances
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Forearm Injury
  • Foreign Body Conjunctiva
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Functional Pain Disorders
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Herpes Female
  • Genital Herpes Male
  • Genital Pain
  • Genital Warts
  • Genito Pelvic Pain
  • Geriatrics
  • Gluten Intolerance
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groggy
  • Groin Lymphadenopathy
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Guaiac Positive Stool
  • Gum Infection
  • Halitosis
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Head Congestion
  • Head Lump
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hiccups
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Human Bite Of The Hand
  • Human Bites
  • Hurt Ankle
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Increased Frequency Of Micturition
  • Increased Thirst
  • Infection From A Cat Bitescratch
  • Infections Bacterial And Viral
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Intractable Abdominal Pain
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Jaundice
  • Jaw Lesions
  • Jaw Pain
  • Joint Cracking
  • Joint Crepitus
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Legionnaires Disease
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Limp
  • Lingering Cough
  • Lip Droop
  • Lip Numbness
  • Lip Swelling
  • Lipomas
  • Low Blood Sugar
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Injury
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Minor Injury
  • Missed Periods
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Dryness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Arthritis
  • Neck Injury
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • New Onset Numbness
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Non Healing Wound
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Nose Sores
  • Numbness
  • Numbness Of Face
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overweight
  • Pain
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paresthesia Of Upper Limb
  • Paronychia
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Infectious Cough
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Premenstrual Syndrome Pms
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pyuria
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Red Eye
  • Renal Disease
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Rib Pain
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Second Degree Burn
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Severe Cough
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Std
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath Sob
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Irritations
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sore Lip
  • Sore Throat
  • Soreness
  • Spasms
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sputum Production
  • Stiffness
  • Stomach Ache
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stomatitis
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swelling
  • Swelling Of Eyelid
  • Swollen Feet Or Ankles
  • Swollen Gums
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tender Lymph Node
  • Tenderness To Touch
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Testicular Swelling
  • Thoracic Disc Disease
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Pain
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Bite
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Tiredness
  • Tobacco Abuse
  • Toe Fungus
  • Toe Injury
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Numbness
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Sores
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Travelers Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Pain
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Vaginal Irritation
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Weird Rash
  • Well Woman Visit
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Ambulatory Services
  • B12 Shots
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Coronary Disease Risk Reduction
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Ear Exam
  • Electrocardiogram Ekg
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • General Well Visit
  • Geriatric Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Healthy Aging
  • Healthy Eating
  • Hemoccult Test
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hiv Prevention
  • Hiv Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv Vaccination
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medicare Wellness Exam
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Office Gynecology
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Pap Smear
  • Patient Education
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Premarital Exam
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Prescription Refill
  • Preventative Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Screening For Sexually Transmitted Diseases Std
  • Sick Visits
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Staple Removal
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tuberculosis Tb Test
  • Typhoid Fever Vaccination
  • Vaccinations
  • Vaginal Health
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Weight Loss Counseling
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Well Adult Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2835

Fax 202-877-0028

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Fax 202-877-0028

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 Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency Program: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals (1986)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University (1983)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 23, 2021

    Dr Carmella Cole it's the best Primary Care Physician.

  • Aug 18, 2021

    Dr. Cole has been my primary care physician for about 20 years. She always listens to me and always treats me like a person and not just another body to patch up and send on their way. She makes my exam experience very satisfying.

  • Aug 16, 2021

    She was very thorough and competent