Dr. Denia Tapscott, MD
Internist, Primary Care Doctor
Dr. Denia Tapscott is a board certified internist specializing in Bariatric Medicine and Functional Medicine. She is an active member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP), and well versed in the latest techniques and medications for weight loss. She attended medical school at Georgetown University and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas, Houston. Dr. Tapscott developed Personal Touch, PLLC a weight loss program that incorporated counseling and medicine to help people improve their health and lose weight. She served as the Assistant Director of a Bariatric Surgery Center at a local hospital, preparing and monitoring patients throughout their weight loss journey. She previously served as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Howard University College of Medicine and the Director of the Howard University Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Tapscott would like to introduce her Physician Assistant, Ann Ruffalo, and add some details about her experience. Please feel free to book with Ann if you cannot get a convenient time with Dr Tapscott. Ann Ruffalo “Annie” is a Physician Assistant with experience in Internal Medicine and Urgent Care who has transitioned from a career in the Midwest. She did her undergraduate work at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa before obtaining a Masters in Microbiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Iowa in 2010, and between 2010 to 2014, she took care of patients in Ottumwa, Iowa. In 2015 she moved to the Silver Spring, Maryland area and began practicing in Internal Medicine and Urgent Care. Her interests include chronic conditions like Diabetes and Hypertension as well as culturally competent LGBT care. She is excited to join the Jivana Care team.
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- Primary Care Doctor
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Education and training
- Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
- University of Texas, Houston, Residency in Internal Medicine
6931 Arlington Road, Suite B
Bethesda, MD 20814