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From Physicians Committee
December 2015

Barnard Medical Center Opens Jan. 5, 2016

Now scheduling appointments.

To make an appointment or for more information about the medical center, please call 202-527-7500.

Complete Care for a Healthier You

The Barnard Medical Center partners medical care with the latest advances in prevention and nutrition to create a health care plan designed just for you—with all the resources you need.

Whether you want a wellness check-up or need to treat and reverse diabetes, excess weight, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions, we are here to help you revolutionize your health.

Our board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians provide state-of-the-art medical care. If you need help improving your eating habits and lifestyle, we will give you the tools you need to maximize your health. We accept most major insurance plans.

Our clinic was founded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985. The Physicians Committee promotes prevention, especially good nutrition, conducts clinical research studies, and promotes higher standards in research.

Opens January 5, 2016

5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 401
Washington, DC 20016

Conveniently located at Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line: From the train, take the Jenifer Street exit to street level. Then turn right and walk one block south.


We provide complete primary care. If you just need a physical or have a simple medical problem, we’re glad to help, but we also provide expert care for more serious conditions:

  • Weight control
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • High blood pressure
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Migraine
  • Arthritis

In addition to medical care, we offer in-depth support for good nutrition. Better eating habits are often the key to better health.

Diabetes Focus

Our team will work to help you improve your diabetes—or even eliminate it to the extent possible. Although we can prescribe medications, we prefer to help you minimize your need for them. You can also take advantage of our comprehensive nutrition education, cooking tips, and group support to help you improve your blood sugar control, increase your energy level, and maintain a healthy body weight. Our highly effective approach was the outgrowth of our research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Weight-Loss Focus

Our weight-loss program is empowering and rejuvenating through a combination of healthful nutritional and emotional supports. We will also check for underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to weight gain, and we will provide treatment as appropriate. You will be closely monitored during your weight loss, and our clinicians will adjust prescription medications as needed. Individual and group support and nutrition classes are available, along with cooking instruction.

Heart Health Focus

In many cases, heart disease is reversible. If cholesterol, blood pressure, or heart problems are getting the best of you, our clinicians and dietitians are here to help. Although there are times when medications are necessary and helpful, our primary focus is on improving your nutrition, lifestyle, and overall well-being. We will provide you the instruction and support to take full advantage of the power of healthful eating.

Arthritis and Migraine Focus

Rheumatoid arthritis and migraines often respond to simple nutritional changes. The same may be true for menstrual pain. Certain foods may trigger pain and inflammation. Others alter hormone balance, leading to recurrent pain. We will help you identify the optimal nutritional balance to tackle your pain and feel better again.

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