Dr. Vanessa Allen, MD

Dr. Vanessa Allen, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 55
Dr. Vanessa Allen, MD is a family medicine specialist in Glenn Dale, MD and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in family medicine.Read her story

12200 Annapolis Rd Ste 115

Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Contact Information

(301) 805-7084

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Maryland Physicians Care

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Dr. Allen's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Allen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Allen "Personal Statement: I originally decided to study medicine because I was interested in how to stay healthy and prevent disease. I didn't know the path would be so complicated. I was told by many well-meaning health professionals that I would need to study disease not prevention. I didn't find my own voice until I stepped outside the box and began to study integrative and alternative medicine and eventually Functional medicine. I started my own practice in 2007 with the idea of combining Western medicine and Alternative or Functional medicine. Over the years, my passion for food and nutrition combined with request from my patients has motivated me to develop a wholesome medically supervised program for weight loss. This has led to a culmination of my book, The Natural Weigh, and a dedication to Functional medicine with a focus on weight loss, chronic disease, graceful aging, and stress therapy. I have continued my education to include acupuncture, herbal and vitamin therapy, and bio-identical hormones. As a trained Functional Medicine doctor, I offer a personalized organ systems-oriented model that empowers you to achieve the highest expression of health. By working together we can engage in a therapeutic partnership and address the underlying cause of disease. Functional Medicine enables me to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine that empowers you to take an active role in your own health."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Allen "Dr. Allen successfully treats medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, acute care (UTI, sore throat, colds), asthma, allergic rhinitis, depression, anxiety, back pain, dermatitis, headache, thyroid disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), vaginitis, menopause, obesity, and tobacco addictions.

Her common sense, integrative approach incorporates the best of conventional medicine and quality care tackling the root of the problem rather than the symptoms. Start your journey to living a healthier, more complete life today.

Natural Family Wellness offers safe alternative methods of treatment for the most common health related issues people face today including:

  • Stress Reduction
  • Chronic Illness Management
  • Sustainable Weight Loss
  • Youthful Aging
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1  Specialties

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

111  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Maryland Baltimore County
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Duke University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Integrated Functional Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Allen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen to family and friends
59 total reviews (14 have comments)

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Dr. Allen'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 (14)

Dr. Allen is an excellent physician that focuses on healing instead of masking the problems with medications.
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The office staff and Doctor Allen are very cordial and friendly. Dr. Allen listens and provides compassionate care. She provides lab work in the office which is blessing.
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Dr.Allen is amazing she is so knowledgeable and very personable her staff were very nice
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Excellent physician , very thorough and her alternative medicine skills are a bonus.
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I have been with Dr. Allen for 3 years, her services go above and beyond. I could not have asked for a better Primary Care Doctor!
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