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Dr. Richard A. Elion, MD, Family Practitioner

Dr. Richard A. Elion, MD

Family Practitioner | Adult Medicine

(7)
1407 S St Nw Washington DC, 20009
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3/5

About

Dr. Richard Elion is a family practitioner practicing in Washington, DC. Dr. Elion specializes in comprehensive health care for people of all ages. In addition to diagnosing and treating illnesses, family practitioners also put focus on preventative care with routine checkups, tests and personalized coaching on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Elion possesses immense general knowledge on maintaining health and today, family practitioners provide more care for the underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty.

Education and Training

Temple Univ Sch of Med, Philadelphia Pa 1980

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

Family MedicineAmerican Board of Family MedicineABFM

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Director of Clinical Research WhitmanWalker Health -
  • Co-Director of HIV Services Washington Free Clinic -

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association  
  • American Public Health Association  
  • American Academy of Family Practice  
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association  
  • Community Research Initiative Alliance on AIDS  
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (Founding Member)  

Residency

  • Duke Univ Med Ctr, Family Medicine  
  • Duke University Medical Center

Internships

  • Duke University Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Family Practice, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, the Community Research Initiative Alliance on AIDS, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

Dr. Richard A. Elion, MD's Practice location

Practice At 1407 S St Nw

1407 S St Nw -
Washington, DC 20009
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New patients: 202-797-4425, 202-745-6142
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1140 Varnum St NE Ste 203 -
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Dr. Richard A. Elion, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 7 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Family Practitioner in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Family Physician Dr. Richard A. Elion, who serves patients in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Elion is a board-certified family physician in Washington, D.C. and has been practicing for four decades. He actively sees patients with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted diseases who require cutting-edge therapies.

Holding various roles, he is the Director of Research at Washington Health Institute, an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science, a Senior Policy Advisor at Trio Health, the Co-Director of the HIV/HCV program at Providence Hospital, and the Medical Director of the Center for Athletic Performance Enhancement.

The Washington Health Institute was founded with the mission to improve the health of the community by providing exceptional primary and infectious diseases specialty care services. The providers approach the unique needs of each patient by providing holistic care support and patient education, while participating in innovative research that advances the quality of life for patients.

An accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion is a past Director of Clinical Research at WhitmanWalker Health, also in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research initiatives in prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and other STDs. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health.

Prior to joining Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at the Washington Free Clinic. He also served in various research and clinical capacities in New York, New York, and Washington, D.C. 

The doctor’s acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in 1980. He then went on to serve his internship and residency in family medicine at Duke University Medical Center. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Psychobiology from Tufts University, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica in California.

Dedicated to excellence, Dr. Elion is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.

In good standing with a number of professional organizations, he is an active member of the American Medical Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Family Practice, the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, the Community Research Initiative Alliance on AIDS, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (Founding Member).

Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility. 

Among his current HIV/AIDS service activities, Dr. Elion travels extensively throughout North America to provide education on the HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis epidemics and their treatments. He also provides training and education of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and LGBT health, and travels to Uganda annually to conduct intensive training for local medical providers on advancements in HIV treatment.

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