15 common ailments Northern Virginians face

We look at more than a dozen common ailments facing patients in the region, both adults and children, and what doctors say is needed to keep healthy.


Winter may be the height of flu season, but doctors in Northern Virginia keep pretty busy year-round.

Whether it’s diabetes or skin cancer, a stroke or anxiety, everybody needs medical help from time to time. Fortunately, the region’s physicians are experts in tending to a host of conditions and a handful of them have shared that knowledge here.

Click here to find our 2018 Top Doctors.


Along with asking all the doctors in Northern Virginia who, in their expert opinion, should be dubbed a Top Doctor, we took the process a step further by working with local hospitals and the Kaiser Permanente/Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group of Northern Virginia to put together panels of head doctors to discriminatively look at those with privileges at their hospital. Each panel nominated doctors based on all the internal tools they are privy to: internal evaluations, patient reviews and overall quality of care.

Although some Top Doctors winners choose to advertise in the magazine, doctors cannot pay to be included on the list. The listing and the advertising sections are separate entities.