Melissa Ann Yadao, MD| Orthopedic Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (528 reviews)

Specialities: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Yadao is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with sports medicine fellowship training. Her practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries but also includes general orthopaedics. Her surgical expertise is reconstructive and arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip.

A native of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Yadao attended St. Agnes School. She graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where she studied art history and played field hockey. After college, she taught A-level art history and coached various sports at Bryanston Public School in England. Dr. Yadao returned to the US and completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, VA. She subsequently completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She has been in the Washington, D.C. area since 2003.

Dr. Yadao continues teaching through her busy sports medicine practice. She is the team physician for West Potomac High School, TC Williams High School, Hayfield High School and a consultant for Edison High School. She also joins Dr. Saddler as team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team, the minor league A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals. She gives talks on various orthopaedic topics throughout the community. Dr. Yadao will serve as the president of the Washington Orthopaedic Society in Fall 2009.

Dr. Yadao's approach to patient care is personal, dynamic and interactive. She strives to build a solid relationship with each patient so together they can understand the injuries, explore the treatment options and create a treatment plan that addresses the patient's needs. Dr. Yadao looks forward to caring for your orthopaedic injuries and helping you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Patient Story:

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Tricep Injury
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Pain
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Procedures I perform

  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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6355 Walker Lane
Suite 501
Alexandria, VA, 22310

703-971-3701

Fax 703-971-0958

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1120 20th Street Northwest
Suite 115
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

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12825 Minnieville Road
Suite 203
Woodbridge, VA, 22192

703-971-3701

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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
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Optimum Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open POS II
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • Network OA
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Tricare Standard
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Tricare Prime
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Mississippi Hosp & Rehab Center (2003)

Residency Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (2002)

Residency Program: Medical College of Virginia McGuire VA Medical CTR (2002)

Internship Program: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (1998)

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (1997)

Awards

  • President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society
  • Team physician for West Potomac H.S.
  • Team physician for TC Williams H.S.
  • Team physician for Hayfield H.S.
  • Consultant for Edison H.S.
  • Team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team (minor league A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Nov 10, 2022

    Very good!

  • Nov 10, 2022

    Dr Yadao is the best

  • Nov 7, 2022

    Dr. Yadao is amazing, personable and professional