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 (303 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

202-444-8525

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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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
    • 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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • 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
    • Optimum Choice
    • 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
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare Standard
    • 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 Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic 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 USAccess (POS)
    • 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

  • 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
  • Sep 14, 2022

    I love Laura! She's very knowledgeable & thoughtful! So glad she's at this practice. I appreciate her!

  • Aug 11, 2022

    Nurse Xanders is very attentive and is always actively looking for solutions to my issues.

  • Aug 11, 2022

    Amazing provider! Looks at whole person when treating and actually listens to concerns.