Dr. Patricia Rizzo, MD

Hematology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Patricia Rizzo, MD
Dr. Patricia Conrad Rizzo, M.D., earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and her graduate degree in medicine from Georgetown University. She completed her residency and medical oncology fellowship at Georgetown's Lombardi Cancer Center. Thereafter, Dr. Rizzo completed a hematology fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York in 1996. She is board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. Following her post-graduate training, Dr. Rizzo was a member of the clinical faculty at Lombardi Cancer Center for five years, specializing in breast and GI oncology. She also was the Medical Director of Ballston Infusion Services and worked with the Washington Home, a hospice in DC. Since 2001, Dr. Rizzo has been in private practice in Fairfax, VA, and more recently, at our Chevy Chase location. Medical Education:Georgetown University Residency:Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center Fellowship: Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center (medical oncology),Mount Sinai Hospital (hematology) Board Certifications: Medical Oncology, Hematology Languages Spoken:English

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1300

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(202) 243-0101

Dr. Patricia Rizzo, MD

Dr. Patricia Rizzo, 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
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 77% of peers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
more than 82% of peers

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  • Hematology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest

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  • Georgetown University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rizzo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rizzo to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Rizzo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in arlington, va |
I strongly recommend Dr. Rizzo, board-certified in oncology & hematology & an excellent partner during treatment. Questions were carefully considered in a spirit of mutual respect & attention. Appointments began promptly; I never felt rushed. Telephone inquiries were handled expeditiously; a nurses hotline fielded routine inquiries. An on-site lab expedited blood test results & chemo drug delivery. Nurses & staff all professional, cheerful & kind. Dr. Rizzo & team fully support patients.
in Washington, DC |
She is very thorough in investigating the cause and effects of my medical condition by observing, asking questions and running tests to find the best solutions. She make sure I keep my appointments by calling me herself. She treat me like she is very very concern for my health and takes her time without making me feel rushed. I highly recommend her to family and friends.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
If it weren't for Dr. Rizzo, I'd never have known my breast cancer had returned and spread. She followed up on suspicious tumor markers that led to the realization that it had come back. She is really smart, up on all the latest research and clinical trials, and has a calm, reassuring demeanor. Her front desk staff is always helpful and I've never waited more than 15 minutes to get in to my appointment.
in Potomac,MD |
I have never had a doctor like Dr Rizzo. I have spent the past 10 years chasing symptoms, until one of those symptoms brought me to Dr Rizzo. For the past two years she has been my medical quarterback. We have had some victories and some set backs but all the while she has been by my side. If you are looking for a dr that makes you feel like you are her only patient, look no further. Her knowledge, compassion, dedication, accessibility, and vast network is unparalleled.
in Washington, DC |
Dr RIzzo, explained things to me at my level, she showed care and compassion. Would recommend to any of my friends if they needed this type of physician
New York, NY |
Impersonal, poor reception service, inability to translate medical terminology into plain language understandable to patient, long waiting time combined with hasty consultation. Not impressed & going for a second opinion elsewhere
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Dr. Rizzo accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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