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James Roberson is a focused and caring rheumatologist serving his patients in Woodbridge, Lorton in Virginia, and Clinton in Maryland. Dr. Roberson is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is currently a member of the American College of Physicians and the D.C. Rheumatism Society.
Dr. Roberson is currently practicing at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute alongside his talented cohort of doctors. He performs osteoporosis evaluations and welcomes patients to his practice who are experiencing arthritis, gout, muscle pain, lupus erythematosus, and vasculitis, among others.
Dr. Roberson earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He then completed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Later, he completed his fellowship in rheumatology at Washington Hospital Center.
Dr. Roberson received the honor of “Top Doctor” from Washingtonian Magazine and “Physician of the Year” from the National Association of Negro Businesswomen,” among others. In his spare time, Dr. Roberson enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great physician! Very attentive, caring and professional. Listens attentively and answers the patient's questions and concerns. Relates very well with the patient. Highly recommend!
Excellent service . Dr. ROBERSON is an true professional. He takes care and pride in his patients.
Amazing visit, he explains everything so I can understand
Very personable, thorough, patient. He listened to me and actually heard what I had to say.
Dr. Roberson is awesome!
Dr. Roberson is such a caring person. He attentively listened to patients and offered the best treatments.
He is a very caring doctor who listens and wants to help me get to the bottom of my long-term health issues.
Dr. Roberson was very professional and compassionate and I look forward to working with him. I am a new patient.
Dr. Roberson is an outstanding physician who listens and cares about his patients! Even though I had to wait a bit, he took his time to talk with me about my concerns.....highly recommend.
Dr. Roberson is a kind and conscientious person. I enjoyed my visit.
It was my first visit and I feel confident and assured that he cares about his patients .
Well worth the wait to get in to see him. I would wait again. He was very smart and helped me feel more in control of my health issues. He is an outstanding doctor. Highly recommend.
Dr Roberson has superb practitioner skills as he treats the person using therapeutic hands on methods rather than by computerized technology.
Dr. Roberson is very thorough, knows my medical history well, gives superb advice, and has an outstanding outlook. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone.
Dr. Roberson has the best bedside manners of any doctor I've ever seen. Truly a caring and kind doctor.
Dr. Roberson was extremely knowledgeable and very caring. He took time with me and did not rush at all. He was very detailed in his assessment and in his diagnosis. His personality and presence was excellent. I have already recommended him to two of my friends (I just left the office 2 hours ago).
Dr. Roberson is a great doctor. I've referred 3 people to him thus far and will continue to do so. It's rare to have a doctor who is as thoughtful and interested in my wellbeing as he is.
I received Dr. Roberson's professional and friendly treatment of my osteoarthritis condition as usual. I highly recommend Dr. Roberson because he takes time with and truly cares about his patients.
I was pleased as usual.
Amazing! Dr. Roberson is Professional and listens. He does not treat like you are just a number but shows empathy. By far the best!
Dr. Roberson is always consistent, professional, concerned and committed to finding an approach to solve your medical issue. I highly recommend him for his bedside manner and professionalism. I went to several doctors who couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, I'm now on the road of recovery because of Dr. Roberson. He is knowledgable,engaging and supportive. I definitely recommend Dr. Roberson....excellent doctor!
The office was not jam packed like many doctor's offices and this gives a more calming effect. Dr. Roberson is very understanding and also puts one at ease. I can be very irritating when I am not feeling good or in pain. I felt very relaxed in your office. The only thing that is really irritating is the computers that are used for personal info. These are annoying when you are left handed because they are so difficult to use.
Dr Roberson is a wonderful physician. During my visit I never felt rushed or hurried, he always takes time to discuss anything I need to. He is compassionate and knowledgeable. I recommend him to everyone I know.
Very professional,awaiting blood tests results for second visit evaluation phase.
Personable, yet efficient. Confidently outlined a plan to treat my issues. We'll see how the follow-up goes.
Wow Excellent ?????
The wait & the confusion about which suite i was supposed to go to wasnt fun. BUT Dr. Roberson was AWESOME. The young ladies that work the front office are on it & very professional. Dr Roberson is helping me to figure out a mystery medical issues that ive been plagued with for 13 years ! He is definitely a great doctor & he has an awesome bedside manner. If you choose this doctor you will not be disappointed !
Had an energency and was seen promptly. Blood work x-rays all done within an hour. Dr Roberson is very professional and caring. You don't feel like just anothet "numbrr". Only complaint is that the facility needs to be renovated. The management. Could start with ckeaning the carpet.
After seein three other Rheumatologists in the NOVA area, Dr Roberson is the best. He is kind, extremely competent, spends time with patients...and really listens.
He was very thorough and was able to narrow down 20+years of symptoms, so that he could come up with a solid diagnosis to treat.
Dr Roberson is great doctor because he is a very caring and amicable doctor. He doesn't rush through his time with you and he makes you want to keep appointments with him. You know you will not wait long to be seen and do what he can to make you feel better.
Doctor Roberson was so great mom felt so good and relaxed and she was so happy after the visit as she was so hopeful after .... Thanks a million
Dr. Roberson is the best - Walked in feeling really ill, and after I got home and got my medication in my system, I was feeling great! Dr. Roberson is #1 in my book. Will recommend and has already recommended him to several people. I moved from the area but travels 80 + miles for my visit.
Dr. Roberson put me at ease right away. He listened to me and asked questions. He recommended tests that no other doctor had done. I felt that my concerns were legitimate and heard. He was wonderful!.
Love Dr. Roberson. He's such a great doctor. Listens to the problems, cares and does whatever he can to help.
it was a good visit, we got there early to do paperwork. They took us 15 mins early... :) . The office is very profesional
Incredible bedside manner! This was my first visit with Dr. Roberson, and I left feeling so happy that I was referred to him. He clearly loves what he does and is happy in his work and with his staff. He is skilled and putting the patient at ease and in communicating with the patient. His staff was also outstanding. I left with a smile on my face!
Roberson continues to be conscientiousness, careful, deliberate, knowledgeable and an overall excellent doctor.
I hate going to the doctor but Dr Roberson was the nicest man I've met. He took my issue serious, ordered bloodwork, and rescheduled a follow up in a week. Dr. Roberson assured me that if this was serious we would tackle it together Dr Roberson has a very zen way about him. I'm glad I found him. I will continue to review as the process continues.
I have been a patient of Dr. Roberson since 2005 (followed him from providence). After going undiagnosed for over a year, I was finally referred to him and my health improved. I am 100% satisfied with his knowledge, care and concern. As long as he is in practice he will be my Doc
Excellent document. He listens and doesn't rush his patients. Highly recommended.
Such a caring man. I wish all doctors were as empathetic as Dr. Roberson. Doctors everywhere should be like him!
Love Dr. Roberson. He is always friendly and attentive. Always trying to help understand the problem.
He is so caring and concerned about a patient's health. He gave me advice and made recommendations about what would be the best treatment for me as his patient. EXCELLENT and it is too bad other doctors aren't like him. I just wish he could be my Primary Care Manager......
He is the best.....attentive, thorough, caring, listens to you, asks questions to find out what is wrong or what you are concerned about, tells you what he plans to do to treat you, makes you feel comfortable and has an infectious spirit that makes you feel like he enjoys his job seriously, he strives to take care of you. I don't mind going to the doctor when I have to see him. Wish he was my primary care doctor....The best rheumatologist I have ever had and definitely one of the most personable individuals in the medical profession..
The wait to see him was minimal and he is a very professional, caring doctor and has a wonderful bedside manner. I have recommended him to many of my co-workers, friends and family members. I would definitely recommend him to others. He's GREAT!
Dr . Roberson is a brilliant doctor. I hope to have him for a very long time. He is so patient, he really listens to his patients, and would do anything that could help with their pain. I have been a patient of Dr. Roberson for the last twelve years. He comes highly recommended, I would differently recommend him.
Dr. Roberson is very knowledgeable, considerate and truly listens to your situation and what ails you. He is very nurturing and the best in the field by far. I am a healthcare professional and I have recommended others to him and they share my sentiments. My health and ability to perform my activities of daily living have improved since I have been under his care and adhering to his treatment plan.
Great doctor, spends time with patients and ensures they understand their treatment.
Dr. Roberson was great!! I was really nervous going in and he made me feel completely comfortable and explained everything in a way I could understand.
Dr. Roberson is both a highly competent and well-informed practitioner, and a particularly humanistic and personable individual. He is adept at giving you more than ample time to share your feelings as well as your medical history and perceived needs. Dr. R focuses on you, by giving you his full attention while exploring straight-forward, insightful and thoughtful approaches to creating a plan of care with you. My impression is that working with him is like engaging in a partnership. Speaking as a retired nurse, this is indeed the best doctor /patient arrangement possible.
I have been a paitient of Doctor Roberson for three years and have found him to be knowledgeable, kind and considerate. I had been a prior patient of two other Rheumatologists and Doctor Roberson's skills as a physician and human far exceed my experiences with previous doctors.
He has a wonderful manner which makes this patient feel he cares about you and will take good care of you. I would recommend him (and have recommended him) without reservation.
Dr. Roberson clearly gets the matter of rheumatology and the patient difficulties of joint pain, etc. The professional staff is friendly while the Lorton location is very convenient and easily accessible.
Just started seeing Dr. Roberson. Excellent bedside manner, a compassionate doctor I admit. Don't know yet if he'll be able to help me with my problems though. Only time will tell! And that's my major gripe about his office. Time, takes forever to set up a convenient appointment and most staff is not very helpful, professional or consistent.
He is exactly what I have been looking for in a Dr! He takes the time to get to know you and your ailments & doesn't just write you a perscription and send you on your way.
I thought Dr Roberson was very professional. He was also caring and compassionate. His bedside manner was excellent. He was thorough and not quick to medicate (which I like).
Because everyone was trying to get in for the holidays the wait was a lot longer than normal. Usually don't have to wait longer than 10-15 mins.
great! I like that he offers different treatments other that narcotics.
I started seeing Dr. Roberson when he had his private practice in DC.... i followed him to clinton. When i moved to Houston, I had my physicians there consult with him prior to me agreeing to any changes. Now that i am back in DC i drive to Lorton, Va to see him. He is the greatest!
Short wait time, very fast. Dr. Roberson is very personable and overall a pleasant person to talk to.
Excellent, compassionate doctor who listens to you and exudes confidence in his abilities. Great bedside manner!
Both Dr. Roberson and his staff are very kind and professional.
He is the most knowledgeable and truely caring doctor I've ever had the pleasure of seeing
Professional and thorough
Dr Roberson is great he is very helpful and knowledgeable.He made great suggestions and seem to really care about his patients, and keeping them informed. Office and staff is professional and I would recommend this doctor to any individual that needs a Rheumatologist. Dr Roberson is great at listening, it feels as though you are dealing with family great job Dr Roberson.
Dr. Roberson has great bedside manner. He also understands my restrictions as far as pain medicine goes and offers alternate solutions to my pain relief.
As ALWAYS my visit was most enjoyable. I wish every doctor who takes an oath to care for people would have the likemindedness of Dr. Roberson. His bedside manner, compassion and professionalism is second to none! From my family to Dr. Roberson's we love and appreciate you more than you'll ever know.
He was great and very helpful to me
He is an excellent Doctor easy to talk to about anything
Dr. Roberson is one of the best doctors that I have he comes highly recommended. I would not trade him for anyone. He is a very caring doctor, I am truely bless to have him. Ms. Montague
Very personable and professional manner. Intellectually curious. Interested in finding out "why" something is happening instead of just treating "what" is happening. It was immediately obvious that he practices medicine because he wants to help others. This was my first, but not last, appointment with Dr. Roberson. I am thankful to have found this true professional and am excited to have him as part of my medical team.
Intelligent,very good listener, addresses questions and concerns! The only disadvantage for me is that there is no Labcorp in my town (which is what this office uses), so I will have to go out of town to get my labs done. We do have a Quest lab less than five minutes from the Lorton office. It would be nice if the office drew the labs themselves, or gave a choice of using Quest or Labcorp.
Dr. Roberson is an excellent rheumatologist. He's very professional, easy to communicate with, and answers all of my questions and concerns.
A very good personable and knowledgeable person. I highly recommend him to any one who has OA, RA, Lupus or most autoimmune diseases.