Matthew J. Copeland, DO| Infectious Diseases | MedStar Health

Matthew J. Copeland, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (111 reviews)

Specialties: Infectious Diseases

Languages: English

877-665-8072

About me

Dr. Copeland joined the full time clinical faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at Medstar Geogetown University Hospital in July 2020. He directs the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) program which oversees the care of patients on parenteral antibiotics at home. He is also active in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows holding an assistant professorship of clinical medicine from the Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Copeland's main clinical interests include treatment of mycobacterial and other granulomatous infections, treatment of patients living with HIV, and infections in immunocompromised hosts. Additionally, during his residency and fellowship, he completed comprehensive training in global health and tropical medicine spending clinical time in Thailand studying the management of tuberculosis and various tropical diseases. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Cellulitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Malaria
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Antibiotic Resistant Infections
  • Aspergillosis Infection
  • Atypical Mycobacteria Infection
  • Babesiosis Infection
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Bacterial Meningitis
  • Bartonellosis Diseases
  • Brucellosis
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Cerebral Toxoplasmosis
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Corneal Infectious Diseases
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Cytomegaloviral Infection
  • Dengue Fever
  • E Coli Infections
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • Empyema
  • Encephalitis
  • Enterococcus Infections
  • Fever Of Unknown Origin
  • Fungal Meningitis
  • Fungemia
  • Genital Herpes, Male
  • Giardiasis
  • Gonococcal Arthritis
  • Gonorrhea
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Intraspinal Abscess
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Joint Infection
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leprosy
  • Leptospirosis
  • Leukocytosis
  • Listeriosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Malaria
  • Melioidosis
  • Meningitis
  • Meningococcal Meningitis
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Methicillin Susceptible Staphylococcus Aureus
  • Miliary Tuberculosis
  • Mucormycosis
  • Multisystemic Disseminated Toxoplasmosis
  • Mumps
  • Mycobacteria Abscessus
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Mycobacterium Avium Complex
  • Mycoplasma Infection
  • Mycosis
  • Mycotic Arthritis
  • Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
  • Neuroborreliosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Pasteurellosis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pneumocystis Carinii
  • Pneumonia
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Q Fever
  • Rabies
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Relapsing Fever
  • Rickettsia Infection
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF)
  • Salmonella Infection
  • Scabies
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Spirochetal Infection
  • Splenic Infection
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Spotted Fevers
  • Staphylococcus Infections
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Syphilis
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Transplant Related Infection
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Trench Fever
  • Tuberculosis
  • Tularemia
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Typhus Fever
  • Varicella
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Viral Meningitis
  • West Nile Virus
  • Zoonosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Antiretroviral Salvage Therapy
  • Global Health
  • Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PREP)
  • Screening For Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  • Travel Medicine
  • Travel Vaccination
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Vaccinations
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 5th Fl
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-0086

Fax 877-665-8072

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

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2020)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (2015)

Awards

  • Paul R. Wilner Award for Outstanding Fellow in the Department of Medicine (MGUH) 2019 and 2020                             

Ratings and reviews

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

    5.0
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5.0
  • 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

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Nov 29, 2023

    Among the best doctors I've ever had care for me. He was top notch in every way.

  • Nov 15, 2023

    Excellent. Dr Copeland was thoughtful, listened carefully, spent plenty of time with me.

  • Oct 18, 2023

    Dr. Copeland is a very good doctor who listened and seemed to understand me and my condition better than most of my doctors!