East-West Rheumatology Membership

What is Direct Physician Care?

The direct physician care (DPC) model is a simpler way of delivering medical care.  You pay one monthly (or yearly) fee and that's it.  All your visits are included with our per month fee in addition to excellent access to your doctor. No more waiting weeks for an appointment.

As a physician board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Yousef Zarbalian is uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive medical care for a wide variety of medical conditions. 

Dr. Zarbalian: 


I emphasize disease prevention and early detection of disease (before the laboratory testing may show a problem). The goal is to ensure a high quality of life - not just "normal" labs.  This means giving you time, hearing your story, and taking your symptoms seriously.  This is why I went into medicine.

East-West Rheumatology Membership : 

  • 360 degree medical intake

   - One-on-one consultation with Dr. Zarbalian about your health priorities, previous health history, and previous diagnostic testing 

   - Nutritional assessment and lifestyle factor analysis
   - Additional lab testing as decided upon at initial visit

   - Herbal or pharmaceutical intervention if indicated


  • Teamwork to achieve your health goals

 - Telemedicine visits and in-person visits with Dr. Zarbalian are included

 - Excellent access to Dr. Zarbalian via portal

  • Access to additional holistic services at a discount for members : 

 - Acupuncture, cupping, gua sha: 10% discount compared with non-member rate (details in FAQ section)

 - Herbal consultation and discounts on high-quality medicinal herbs (when indicated for specific medical conditions)

  •  Community-based services to be continued post-pandemic:  

- "Walk with a doc" monthly nature walks

- Group acupuncture, meditation, group discussions (on topics of interest).

How much does membership cost?

  • Month to month membership: $175 per month with 4-month minimum membership term

    • Under age 25:  $150 per month with 6-month minimum membership t​erm.

  • Sliding Scale available starting at 2x's Federal Poverty level - please inquire for details

Member rates (for Direct Primary Care members) :

  • $450 for 5  acupuncture or cupping sessions ($50 off the a la carte rate)

Schedule a free virtual meeting with Dr. Zarbalian today to discuss membership further!  

Are you looking for the following in your doctor:

  • Comprehensive medical care

  • Better access by phone and email

  • Quality in your treatments, rather than quantity

  • Lifetime relationship

  • Disease prevention


Join our patient family today by scheduling an appointment or call to discuss further


6800 Fleetwood Rd., Suite 110

McLean, VA 22101

Phone Number: (703) 372-2646

Email: eastwestrheum@gmail.com

Fax: 703-828-0255

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