Laura B. Xanders, CRNP| Headache Medicine, Neurology | MedStar Health

Laura B. Xanders, CRNP
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (297 reviews)

Specialities: Headache Medicine, Neurology

Languages: English

(877) 245-1499

About me

Laura Xanders, FNP-BC, is a ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in headache treatment. She sees patients in the Chevy Chase, MD, location.
 
Laura embraces the concept of ‘cura personalis,’ treating the whole patient. She incorporates lifestyle modifications, medications, procedures, alternative therapies, and interdisciplinary referrals when developing a personalized plan with her patients. As a former ER nurse at MedStar Georgetown, she also focuses on acute and urgent headache management options in clinic, at times utilizing the infusion suite at Chevy Chase.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Botox For Migraines
  • Cluster Headache
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block
  • Neuralgia
  • Tension Headache
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Cluster Headache
  • Facial Pain
  • Headache
  • Menstrual Migraines
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Tension Headache
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Procedures I perform

  • Botox For Migraines
  • Headache Therapy
  • Nerve Block
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Practice locations

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5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

202-444-8766

Fax 855-385-5335

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Fax 855-385-5335

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 7th Fl Dept Neurology
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-8525

Fax 877-245-1499

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Fax 877-245-1499

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 Nurses Credentialing Center, Nurse Executive

News and publications

Diagnose and adios: practical tips for the ongoing evaluation and care of TAC patients taking indomethacin. Current Pain and Headache Reports. 2015.

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    5.0
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Jun 23, 2022

    Laura and I had a great conversation about my frequency of migraines and were able to come to quick conclusion about next steps.

  • May 12, 2022

    Laura is so knowledgeable & very responsive.

  • May 5, 2022

    Laura is amazing - makes me feel optimistic after an appointment.