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Dr. James Roberson, MD

Rheumatologist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Rheumatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • Rheumatology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Howard University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center, Residency in Pediatrics
  • Washington Hospital Center, Fellowship in Rheumatology

Awards and publications

  • Section Chief, Director of Rheumatology Education, Providence Hospital
  • Vice Chairman, Dept. of Medicine, Providence Hospital, 2006-2008
  • Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine, Howard University Hospital
  • Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors" Recognition, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2008, 2005, 2002
  • Physician of the Year 2006, NANBPW

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1003918558

Office locations

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

9455 Lorton Market Street, Suite 200

Lorton, VA 22079

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute

13950 Brandywine Road, Suite 225

Brandywine, MD 20613

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The doctor made me feel very uncomfortable with what I felt was inappropriate touching and rubbing of my person. I was in shock at the time and have spoken to other doctors since this occurred and have been told that it was not appropriate.
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Dr. Robrrson is wonderful!
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Very professional, compassionate, and concerned about bringing relief to people suffering with chronic pain diseases.
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The office staff was friendly, the facility is nice and clean. (I was even given a warm blanket by a nurse). Dr. Roberson was wonderful. Completely on board with my ideas for managing my illness and made me feel like he heard me!
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Dr, Roberson was the most knowledgeable doctor and took his time talking with me. He was so gentle and explained everything so I understood. I was so glad my daughter found him and my NP recommended him for my issues. Lookingforward to working with him now and in the future.
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Excellent doctor and office staff. Very professional.
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Dr Roberson was professional, thorough, understanding and engaged.
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Dr. Roberson is Awesome
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Amazing! Dr. Roberson is Professional and listens. He does not treat like you are just a number but shows empathy. By far the best!
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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.
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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!
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Excellent service . Dr. ROBERSON is an true professional. He takes care and pride in his patients.
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Amazing visit, he explains everything so I can understand
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Very personable, thorough, patient. He listened to me and actually heard what I had to say.
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Dr. Roberson is awesome!
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Dr. Roberson is such a caring person. He attentively listened to patients and offered the best treatments.
More than 1 year ago
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He is a very caring doctor who listens and wants to help me get to the bottom of my long-term health issues.
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Dr. Roberson was very professional and compassionate and I look forward to working with him. I am a new patient.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Roberson is a kind and conscientious person. I enjoyed my visit.
More than 1 year ago
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It was my first visit and I feel confident and assured that he cares about his patients .
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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.
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Dr Roberson has superb practitioner skills as he treats the person using therapeutic hands on methods rather than by computerized technology.
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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.
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Dr. Roberson has the best bedside manners of any doctor I've ever seen. Truly a caring and kind doctor.
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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.
More than 1 year ago
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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 andthey 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.
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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 himto two of my friends (I just left the office 2 hours ago).
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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.
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I was pleased as usual.
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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 figureout 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!
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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 inpain. 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.
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Very professional,awaiting blood tests results for second visit evaluation phase.
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Personable, yet efficient. Confidently outlined a plan to treat my issues. We'll see how the follow-up goes.
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Wow Excellent ?????
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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 tofigure 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 !
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 beseen and do what he can to make you feel better.
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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
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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 himto several people. I moved from the area but travels 80 + miles for my visit.
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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
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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!.
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Love Dr. Roberson. He's such a great doctor. Listens to the problems, cares and does whatever he can to help.
More than 1 year ago
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it was a good visit, we got there early to do paperwork. They took us 15 mins early... :) . The office is very profesional
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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 isskilled 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!
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Roberson continues to be conscientiousness, careful, deliberate, knowledgeable and an overall excellent doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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