The Barnard Medical Center partners medical care with the latest advances in prevention and nutrition to help you create a health care plan designed just for you—with all the resources you need.

Whether you want a wellness check-up or need to treat and reverse diabetes, overweight, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions, we are here to help you revolutionize your health.

Our board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered dietitians provide state-of-the-art medical care. And if you need help improving your eating habits and lifestyle, we will give you the tools you need to maximize your health.  We accept all major insurance plans.

Our clinic was founded by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985. The Physicians Committee promotes prevention, especially good nutrition, conducts clinical research studies, and promotes higher standards in research.


We provide complete primary care. If you just need a physical or have a simple medical problem, we’re glad to help. But we also provide expert care for more serious conditions:

  • Weight control
  • Diabetes
  • Heart health
  • Hypertension
  • Cholesterol
  • Migraine
  • Arthritis
  • Memory problems

In addition to medical care, we offer in-depth support for good nutrition. Better eating habits are often the key to better health.

Diabetes Clinic

Our diabetes clinic aims to help you improve diabetes—or even eliminate it to the extent possible. Although we can prescribe medications, we prefer to help you minimize your need for them. You can take advantage of comprehensive nutrition education, cooking tips, and support to help you lose weight, reduce blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and regain energy. Our highly effective approach was the outgrowth of our research funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Weight-Loss Clinic

Our weight-loss program is empowering and rejuvenating through a combination of healthful nutrition and emotional support. Individual and group classes are available, along with cooking instruction.

Heart Health Clinic 

In many cases, heart disease is reversible. If cholesterol, blood pressure, or heart problems are getting the best of you, our clinicians and dietitians are here to help. Although there are times when medications are necessary and helpful, our primary focus is on improving your nutrition and lifestyle, and we will provide you the instruction and support to take full advantage of the power of healthful eating.

Pain Clinic

Rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, and menstrual pain often respond to simple nutritional changes. Certain foods may trigger pain. Others alter hormone balance, leading to recurrent pain. We will help you identify the optimal nutritional balance to tackle your pain and feel better again.

Opening Fall 2015

Address: 5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 401, Washington, DC 20016

Conveniently located at Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line: From the train, take the Jenifer Street exit to street level. Then turn right and walk one block south.