Laurel A. Mueller, DO| Internal Medicine | MedStar Health
Laurel A. Mueller

Laurel A. Mueller, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (208 reviews)

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

202-877-8288

About me

Laurel Mueller, DO, MPH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a general internist, Dr. Mueller sees patients for a wide range of conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer screening, medication management, and basic preventative health services.

Dr. Mueller approaches her patients by having thorough conversations regarding their health complaints, health history, and goals for treatment. She uses this information, in combination with laboratory testing and imaging, to arrive at a diagnosis.

Dr. Mueller’s clinical interests include polypharmacy management and health education. Her research interests involve the social aspects of healthcare, quality improvement initiatives in the clinic, and education techniques for resident doctors in training. Dr. Mueller teaches resident doctors in training and her practice is firmly rooted in patient education.

Dr. Mueller received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine after earning a Master of Public Health in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Before joining MedStar Washington, Dr. Mueller was an attending internist at San Ysidro Health Center in San Diego.

Philosophy of care

“My philosophy of care is rooted in a patient-first perspective. My job as a healthcare provider is not to look at someone and tell them what they’re supposed to do; it’s to listen to them and be a guide and advisor. I’m in the clinic to listen to my patients–their concerns and their goals.

“My biggest interest is building rapport with my patients and helping them through complicated medical problems. I try to talk my patients through all of the available treatment options that they are candidates for so that we can make shared decisions in their care.

“I feel honored when patients say that I listened to them and that they trust me to help them with their health.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Cough
  • Dysuria
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rash
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Migraine
  • 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 Injury
  • 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
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Discharge
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Childhood Onset Fluency Disorder
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Ear Deformity
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cradle Cap
  • 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
  • Epilepsy
  • 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 Breast Cancer
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Feeding Problems
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Allergy
  • 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
  • Grave's Disease
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritability
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labial Adhesions
  • Labial Hypertrophy
  • Labial Hypoplasia
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lip Droop
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Macrocytic Anemia
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • 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
  • Neonatal Acne
  • Nevus
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • 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
  • Pertussis
  • 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
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • School Anxiety
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Disease
  • Skin Irritations
  • Skin Tag
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Terrors
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sprained Muscle
  • Sputum Production
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis
  • Tachycardia
  • Teething
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Cruris
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Tropical Sprue
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Underweight
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Lip Tie
  • 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
  • Camp Physicals
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Developmental Assessment
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Ear Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • General Well Visit
  • 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
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Newborn Care
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • 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
  • School Physical
  • 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
  • Well Child Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Room 1A-50A
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2835

Fax 202-877-8288

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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
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Virginia Premier
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Choice
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna HMO
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Kaiser Signature
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • United Golden Rule
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • D-SNP)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • United Navigate
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Kaiser Select
    • United Student Resources
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • I-SNP
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital (2020)

Medical School: Des Moines University Office of the Registrar (2017)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 16, 2024

    Dr Mueller is a very good and professional she listened

  • May 9, 2024

    Very good

  • May 7, 2024

    I am very please with Dr. Laurel Mueller, every since I had her.