Marie Steinmetz MD - The Caring Doc

(Alexandria, VA)

Marie Steinmetz, MD, DABFP

Dr Steinmetz believes in a holistic approach to treatment that addresses all of the health and lifestyle issues that factor into a patient's medical problems.

She begins with treatment emphasizing the most gentle and non-invasive approaches that will achieve results such as nutritional supplements, herbs, and acupuncture.

She will only progress to prescription medication when needed, carefully balancing the risks and benefit to her patients. Her goal is always to restore optimal health and empower her patients to successfully maintain a state of well being by becoming stewards of their own health.

Curriculum Vitae:

  • Founded Steinmetz Medical Associates: 1997
  • College: University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh Medical School, 1980
  • Residency: University of North Carolina, 1983

Board Certifications:
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Acupuncture
  • American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Professional Affiliations/Memberships:
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Medical Society of Northern Virginia (MSNVA)
  • Member of Acupuncture Advisory Board of Virginia
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
  • INOVA Health System – Alexandria Hospital

Clinical Teaching Affiliations:
  • Department of Family Medicine, Virginia
    Commonwealth University

Special Areas of Practice:
  • Intestinal Problems

Marie Steinmetz, MD, has been advancing a comprehensive approach to healthcare since 1997, when she established Steinmetz Medical Associates, PC.

Board certified in both family practice and medical acupuncture, Dr. Steinmetz is committed to learning as much
about her patients as possible.

She strives to create a partnership with each individual to develop customized treatment plans that integrate the best practices from both conventional and complementary approaches to treatment.

A practitioner of both family medicine and emergency medicine, Dr. Steinmetz has held clinical positions at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Medical College of Virginia.

She also served as medical director for the City of Alexandria’s Methadone Program. In 1986, Dr. Steinmetz founded Alexandria Family Medicine, serving as president for 10 years.

She moved to California in 1996 to enhance her clinical skills by specializing in complementary medical therapies, studying acupuncture at UCLA, the nation’s leading center for training physician acupuncturists. She also has attended seminars by some of the world’s leading acupuncturists from both Japan and France.

Dr. Steinmetz, who also has studied botanical medicine at Columbia University, has been a frequent lecturer on acupuncture, herbs and complementary medicine in pain management for physicians in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

She is passionate about exploring treatment modalities within the field of complementary medicine and determining which are appropriate for a comprehensive medical practice. She also is interested in helping other physicians explore complementary treatments that may be valuable within their specialties.

If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Steinmetz and the other excellent and caring doctors at Steinmetz Medical Associates can help you achieve optimal health visit their website at:


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