Chavalia Joan Breece, CRNP| Counseling, Addiction Counseling | MedStar Health

Chavalia Joan Breece, CRNP
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Counseling, Addiction Counseling

Languages: English

About me

Has been a staff member at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital since 2014 and Nurse Practitioner/Navigator of the Lung Cancer Screening Program with Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2018. Is Board certified in  pharmacologic treatment and tobacco cessation counseling. Clinical enrolled in the Smoking and Tobacco Recovery (STAR) program.

Clinical areas of focus include:

  • Lung cancer risk assessment and screening
  • Tobacco use treatment
  • Clinical research in both of the above areas

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Pulmonary Nodule
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Lung Mass
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
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Procedures I perform

  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Tobacco Smoking Counseling
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Lombardi Cancer Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 866-874-3366

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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 Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Executive

Graduate Education: George Mason University (1999)


  • 2013 Nursing Excellence Award in Shared Decision Making-MedStar Washington Hospital Center

News and publications

Featured in the August 2021 publication of the GUMC Update featuring the NP role in the Smoking Treatment And Recovery (STAR) clinic.

Philips JG, Cordon M, Lobo T, Friberg J, Breece CJ, Beplat M, Kim C, Veytsman I, Russell E, Cusaac L, Ahmed W, Ponder MC, Schilstra P, King L, Goswami D, Wheeley J, Taylor, KL. (2021).  Achieving healthy cancer survivorship through integrated tobacco control: development of the oncology Smoking Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Clinical Program at MGUH and MWHC (2018-2021).  Presented at the MedStar Annual Research Symposium, Washington DC. 

Taylor KL, Fallon S, Subramaniam D, Davis KM, To C, Lobo T, Philips, J, Tercyak K, Friberg J, Tynan M, Russell E, Ahmed W, Ponder MC, Cusaac L, Thompson J, Gardner K, Breece J, Kim C, Weiner LM.  (2020). Achieving healthy cancer survivorship through integrated tobacco control:  The Smoking Treatment and Recovery (STAR) program.  Presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, New Orleans LA.   

 Fallon S, Stephens J, Kim E, Eyestone E, Breece CJ, Anderson E,  Taylor KL, and the LSTH Trial Team (2019).  Lung cancer screening patients’ perceptions of their abnormal results: A qualitative study.  Presented at the MedStar Annual Research Symposium, Washington DC. 

2020-present Ongoing presentations to faculty, residents, and students in the Departments of

Medicine, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology on Lung Cancer Screening and

Smoking Cessation.  Presentations given by Joan Breece, NP,  Drs. Eric Anderson, Randi Williams, and Kathryn Taylor.