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 (351 reviews)

Specialties: Headache Medicine, Neurology

Languages: English

410-354-7942

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 410-354-7942

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Fax 410-354-7942

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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Open EPO Plus
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Nurse Executive

Allied Health Education: Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Sciences (2012)

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

  • 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

    5.0
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Oct 24, 2023

    Everything was top notch, and I felt very listened to.

  • Sep 29, 2023

    NP Xanders is an extremely knowledgeable, empathetic, and responsive provider. She consistently goes above and beyond in helping in times of crisis and always has an action plan that makes me feel less helpless in managing my condition. She has been life changing in the care she's given me over the years - always up to date on new and cutting edge treatments - and I very much appreciate it. I especially appreciate her prompt responses to messages on the patient portal.

  • Sep 14, 2023

    NP Xanders is great! She listens & is very understanding.