Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  
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Age 63
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Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD
Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor who practices in Arlington, VA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Cherrick is affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Alexandria Hospital.

2800 S Shirlington Rd Ste 102

Arlington, VA 22206

Contact Information

(703) 738-4336

Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD

Dr. Abraham Cherrick, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Chronic Pain
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more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University, St Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Sinai Grace Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Chief Resident
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Inpatient/Outpatient
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cherrick has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cherrick's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cherrick to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Cherrick's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Annandale, VA |
I have been a patient (even though they shouldnt call themselves a medical practice) for 7 years. After all that time and after PA-C Sanders collossal screw up with writing incorrect prescriptions and putting me through hell for over a week, i get told that they are no longer going to see me or treat me. I asked for a referrell to another place (which is a part of their opiod agreement) and they did nothing to help in that regard. I am currently pursuing legal ramifications. Stay aware from here
in Alexandria, VA |
So he had a complete freak out with me! It was unreal and completely unprovoked. He told me that if I sought treatment at Johns Hopkins they would " laugh me out of the place" he also turned to my boyfriend while I was still sitting there tearing up but trying to be as composed as possible and asked him if I was a person of reasonable intelligence. He has only seen me twice 2 years! Of course I'm not getting better. He has passed me off Sarah all the other appt. Go to anyone else!!!
Arlington, VA |
Dr. Cherrick is talented, devoted to relieving pain and insightful. It may be hard to get an appointment, but that is because he is in demand. He may seem brusque but if you ask him to slow down because you have more questions or you do not understand , he will turn on a dime and return his focus to you. Note: National Spine and Pain has a rigorous accountability standard for Rx meds, soif you are drug shopping, you had best keep looking.
Alexandria, Va |
Was a patient of Cherricks and then took mom in law. Left his practice because his nurse at the time...but he had the audacity to send me a letter of discharge! Could not talk my elderly mom in law into leaving because she became addicted to the charm he put forth and the pain meds he gave her. By the time we got her to leave and see another doctor it was too late. She died believing all of those pain meds were her salvation...not wanting physical therapy, etc.??
in Owings Mills |
The first two years were fine. The office staff have been kind, understanding and efficient. Saw him for my annual visit with the the doctor on Tuesday. I was in a LOT of pain. Out of nowhere, he verbally attacks me like a pit bull. Repeatedly, he displayed the temperament of a bad two year old who needed discipline. Then, he plays the victim. Nothing was wrong! All of his staff was mad at him for making me sob for 20 min. As an adult woman I demand to be treated with respect at ALL times.
in Washington, DC |
I like Dr. C personality and care-wise, on the rare event I can actually get in for an appointment. After years with him I'm giving up this practice after waiting 3 months to get in with acute, acute pain. Now I can't get a call back regarding test results, which is holding up my care even more. Time for a new doc.
in Clinton, MD |
First office visit with Dr. Cherrick and and his assistant was enjoyable and made you feel comfortable about being there, but was there to get the source of the problem.
in Alexandria, Va |
I,ve had mulipy complications, and was put on all sorts of weird drugs. I,ve seen him for Two months now and He is a for real a comprehensive DR...the reason some people need to see him is most Dr,s will foccus on ONE problem, they cannot comprehend multiple injuries; thus I highly recommend to anyone that has more than one serious ailment ; most Dr,s just push u off, he is highly recommend!! Linda Levi I already have more confidence than I,ve had in years of being pushed around, Thank
in Potomac, md |
Took the time to answer my questions, and asked me a lot to understand what was going on
in Spotsylvania |
This doctor is awesome: High energy personable care; very intelligent; extremely funny; when the office visit is over you'll feel you've got a powerful ally in your corner. I ran into a woman there I've known at my office for almost ten years...she said I've picked a very good place and added that she'd experienced pain for most of her life and now it's almost completely gone. And his PA Sarah is also AWESOME. She's really in the right business with her caring listening talents.
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Dr. Cherrick accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Cherrick has admitting privileges

Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
2501 Parkers Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
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Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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