Daniel P Sulmasy, MD
Provider accepts MedStar Select insurance

Specialities: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

877-303-1460

About me

Dr. Sulmasy is a genral internist and philosopher. He serves as Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. His academic profile can be accessed at: Daniel Sulmasy » The Kennedy Institute of Ethics (georgetown.edu)

As a U.S. Civil Surgeon, he performs immigration exams.

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 Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Altitude Sickness
  • 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
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cfs
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysthymia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • 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
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatrics
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • 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
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • 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
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lip Droop
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Missed Periods
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • 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 Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • 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 Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Pain
  • 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 Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • 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
  • Global Health
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Hiv Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus Hpv Vaccination
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Menningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Mmr Vaccine
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Office Gynecology
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Premarital Exam
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tuberculosis Tb Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 6th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8168

Fax 877-303-1460

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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 Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1991)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1987)

Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1983)

Medical School: Cornell University Medical College (1982)

News and publications

Books



1.   Sulmasy DP. The Healer’s Calling: A Spirituality for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.



      Translated into Korean by Kim In-Gyu, published as Doctors, Nurses, and God: A Spirituality for Physicians and Health Care Professionals, Catholic Publishing House, Seoul, South Korea, 2010.



      Chapter 2 reprinted as “The Healer’s Calling,” Human Development Fall 2020; 41(1): 62-75.



2.   Sugarman J, Sulmasy DP, eds. Methods in Medical Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2001, 2nd ed. 2010.



3.   Sulmasy DP. The Rebirth of the Clinic: An Introduction to Spirituality in Health Care. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.



4.   Sulmasy DP. A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.



5.   Lazenby M, McCorkle R, Sulmasy DP, eds. Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.



6.   Schatzlein J, Sulmasy DP. Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science. Phoenix, AZ: Tau Publishing, 2014.



7.   Rubenfeld S, Sulmasy DP, eds. Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Before, During, and After the Holocaust. Lantham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.



 



Selected Articles (out of more than 200):



Sulmasy DP, Geller G, Levine DM, Faden R. The quality of mercy: caring for patients with do not resuscitate orders. JAMA 1992;267:682-686.



Sulmasy DP. Physicians, cost-control, and ethics. Ann Intern Med 1992;116:920-926. (Also reprinted in Three Realms of Managed Care, JW Glaser and RP Hamel, eds., Sheed and Ward, 1997; translated into Italian and published as: Sulmasy DP. Medici, controllo dei costi ed etica. Medic 1993;1:137-144).



Sulmasy DP, Terry PB, Weisman CS, Miller DJ, Stallings RY, Vettese MA, Haller KB. The accuracy of substituted judgments in patients with terminal diagnoses. Ann Intern Med 1998;128:621-629.



Sulmasy DP. A biopsychosocial-spiritual model for the care of patients at the end of life. The Gerontologist 2002;42 (Suppl 3): 24-33.



Sulmasy DP. Spiritual issues in the care of dying patients: “…it’s okay between me and God.” JAMA 2006;296:1385-1392.



Sulmasy DP, Snyder L. Substituted interests and best judgments: an integrated model of surrogate decision-making. JAMA 2010;304:1946-7.



Sulmasy DP. The last low whispers of our dead: when is it ethically justifiable to render a patient unconscious until death? Theor Med Bioeth 2018; 39:233-263.



Sulmasy DP. Why dementia-specific advance directives are a misguided idea. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020;38:1603-5.  DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16493



Sulmasy DP. We need more wisdom, not more paper: a reply to Merel and Gaster. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020;38:1609-10. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16494