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Dr. Marina Protopapas, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Protopapas

National Spine & Pain Centers

3620 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 101 Fairfax, VA 22033

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Dr. Marina Protopapas, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology in 2001 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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(571) 512-7000

Dr. Protopapas accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Maryland POS
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Coventry Health Care of Virginia
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Humana
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Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Protopapas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protopapas treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Protopapas treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protopapas treats Coccygeal Pain more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Protopapas treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Protopapas treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Protopapas treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Protopapas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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 Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Marina G. Protopapas, D.O. is practicing out of National Spine & Pain Centers' Fair Oaks, VA center. She is diligent and thoughtful in the practice of her profession. With an unwavering focus on quality of care, she takes an individualized and comprehensive approach with each patient.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine, New York Institute Of Technology
Medical School
Adelphi University
Undergraduate School
2001

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Protopapas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Protopapas

3.7

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
62.96296296296296%
(17)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
25.925925925925927%
(7)

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I would never see anyone but Dr. Protopapas. Her hands are sent from angels! I am never in pain during my shots and always fearless in her hands.
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Dr. Protopapas is unbelievably superb as a Dr. and as a person. In the first treatment, she took me from almost being unable to walk and in immense pain to being ably to sit perfectly comfortable in a restaurant tall chair two hours later. Followup treatments continued to improve my condition and now I am back to my original self. No surgery, no pain; paint a happy face here. Her love for her work and concern for her patients is outstanding shows constantly.
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Avoid at all costs! This is the most chaotic medical practice I have ever seen. Convincing Dr. P. to talk to my insurance company for an MRI was an ordeal - I had to reschedule repeatedly. When I finally had results, I talked to Jessica, her physician's assistant. She told me I had three herniations in my lumbar, but a second opinion showed she was flat wrong. Jessica also said paralysis was a concern - wrong again. Yet I had to live with that absurd fear for several days. Crazily incompetent.
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When you schedule an appointment you have to wait 1-3 hours to be seen. They try to charge ridiculous fees. Their front office staff is absolutely the worst! Vanessa(?) hung up on me. Their front office manager Eric called me to argue and was so rude and condescending. Then he told me I wouldn’t be charged a no show fee to turn around and bill me $75! Now they won’t call back and their billing is out of state. Do NOT go here! Rude staff and managers. I tell my chiropractor do not refer here!
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Dr. Protopapas and her staff are excellent! Pain is not something most people can see just by looking at you, but she and her wonderful NP, Nargis, can tell! They acknowledge my pain and do their best to get me relief. Dr. P remembers things I tell her and helps me feel like I am important to her as a person, not just a patient. I highly recommend Dr. Protopapas and her practice to anyone who is looking for relief from pain.
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The Office is often full of patients who are seldom seen by the Dr. It appears that the physician's assistants see the patients for most of the appointments. When you get an appointment to be seen by Dr. Protopapas, actually, you are seen by one of the assistants, not by Dr. Protopapas. And they don't tell you that. Maybe, provider's policy or she does not have good communication with her patients, assistants and other staff. Dr. Protopapas: Your reputation is in stake with these rude assistants
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The office staff is great. Dr. Protopapas is amazing.
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This clinic is the worst place for a patient to go make appointments. I had a terrible experience visiting this office. During a severe pain condition I went to see Dr. Protopapas but instead her PA (Jessica) saw me. PA prescribed 4 types of medicine for the pain but none of them helped relieve the pain that gave me side effects. After dealing with pain I called after the weekend to make urgent appt the staff (Eric) declined to make an appt instead argued with me and hung up the phone on me.
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I really wanted to give Dr. P a higher rating. I have been seeing her for 8+ yrs and have had good results. However, I think her practice has gotten too "big for their britches" as they say. I went back to see her several weeks ago for neck and shoulder pain. I went and got my MRI an Xray. On my follow up I was only able to see the PA who offered zero insight into what is causing my pain. She did offer to give me an injection in my shoulder to "see what happens". Very Disappointing.
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National Spine & Pain Centers

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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