Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 36

Dr. Zarbalian
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

East-West Rheumatology

6800 Fleetwood Rd McLean, VA 22101

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(703) 372-2646

Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in McLean, VA. Dr. Zarbalian has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zarbalian to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Zarbalian

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Zarbalian treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Zarbalian treats other conditions, please contact the office at (703) 372-2646.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Zarbalian typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Dr. Zarbalian's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Joint Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hypertension
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericarditis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Zarbalian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
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
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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  • Explained conditions well (4)
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Excellent physical who uses Western and Eastern medicines to treat/cure illness
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 30, 2020
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I was under the care of Dr Zarbalian for 3 years for treatment of my autoimmune disorder. Dr Z as his patients call him is really smart and very well trained. I am a retired physician- he would often reprint medical articles for me to help me understand my disease and treatment goals. The best part of Dr Z though is his kindness. He is caring and empathetic. He never rushes you if you need more time during your visit. Dr Z is interested in the whole patient and works hard to make sure you understand your disease process. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a caring, competent physician.
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Apr 23, 2020
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I don't know why nobody's reviewed this guy yet. He --*listens* to and considers what you're saying --doesn't present his initial ideas/hypotheses as irrefutable facts --references/incorporates new research, citing various studies performed by various experts in the field, instinctively giving them credit for the findings rather than attempting to claim it for himself --He's calm/subdued, & not at all condescending. Note:Half the office staff is rude. Don't let it get to ya. He didn't hire 'em.
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Care Philosophy

East-West Rheumatology is a medical clinic, focusing on direct physician care, rheumatology, and acupuncture. We are based in McLean, Virginia and serve...Read more


Dr. Zarbalian or "Dr. Z" chose medicine as a profession because of his innate empathy for human suffering as well as his passion for life-long...Read more


  • Rheumatology
  • Acupuncture

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Fellowship Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Maryland Medical Center
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • French
  • Persian


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zarbalian has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zarbalian frequently treats Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Zarbalian specializes.

Where is Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD's office located?

Dr. Zarbalian's office is located at 6800 Fleetwood Rd, McLean, VA 22101. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, MD speak?

Dr. Zarbalian speaks Persian, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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East-West Rheumatology

East-West Rheumatology6800 Fleetwood Rd McLean, VA 22101
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