Namita Puran, CRNP,C,NP| Family Medicine | MedStar Health

Namita Puran, CRNP,C,NP
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Family Medicine

Languages: English


About me

Namita Puran, FNP-C, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner at MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She specializes in risk assessments, screenings, and counseling for lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, and tobacco use disorders. She also is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Her approach to care centers on shared decision-making, which empowers patients to collaborate with clinicians in the design of personalized treatment plans. She is also a nurse educator who provides tobacco smoking counseling and lung cancer screenings to motivate patients to quit smoking while helping them manage chronic conditions like emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other health concerns. When combined with a multidisciplinary team of interventional pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and radiologists, patients receive comprehensive services at one convenient location.

Namita is dedicated to addressing health disparities related to lung cancer screenings and prevention access in underserved communities. Her current clinical and research interests are lung cancer risk assessments and screenings as well as tobacco use treatments. She is also passionate about integrating assessments and counseling to help identify more people who need support. Referring physicians should know that she welcomes patients who have smoking histories and need low-dose CT or PET/CT scans for lung cancer evaluations.

Philosophy of Care

“My goal is to provide optimal care that helps people live healthier and longer lives. I’m passionate about teaching them about the importance of life-saving preventative care like lung cancer screenings and tobacco smoking counseling. Regardless of where they are in their quit-smoking journeys, I applaud patients – without judgment – for every important step they make. This support contributes to a nurturing environment where they are comfortable asking questions, discussing concerns, and celebrating successes.  

Professional association

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

About the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is part of the MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute, which combines medical expertise, the latest therapies, and research across MedStar Health. Our research engine, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Washington, D.C., region. This partnership means we provide access to cutting-edge clinical trials and the latest breakthroughs in cancer care.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Tobacco Abuse
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenocarcinoma Of Lung
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Emphysema
  • Lung Cancer
  • Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Tobacco Abuse
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Procedures I perform

  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Shared Decision Making
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Floor 2
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-0448

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-304-5348

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


Other Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, -

Graduate Education: George Washington University (2020)


    • Nurse Practitioner Technology Enhanced Community Health Scholarship, The George Washington University (2019)
    • Distinguished Scholar Award, The George Washington University (2017)
    • Washington Squared Scholarship Recipient, The George Washington University (2016)
    • Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta (2017)

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