Anu Sharma, M.D. FACP FACR

Board Certified Rheumatologist

Languages Spoken: English

Dr. Sharma is trained in adult and pediatric Rheumatology and is board certified in adult Rheumatology. Before beginning her residency training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Sharma lived in Bern, Switzerland and worked in a research capacity for the Maurice E. Mueller Center for Orthopedics, an affiliate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Sharma is an active member of the American College of Rheumatology. She sees adults and children (age 8 and older) with Rheumatologic conditions.

Dr. Sharma has been chosen by her peers to be listed in the Washingtonian Magazine “Best Physicians” editions since 2012

Dr. Sharma has been nominated as a new “up and coming doc to watch”, has been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine, and has appeared on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington.

Dr. Sharma was awarded the Marriott Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, by the Arthritis Foundation.

  • Education
  • Additional Credentials
  • Hospital Affiliations
  • Insurances Accepted
University of Saba School of Medicine: 1998
St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO: Residency
St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO: Fellowship
Rheumatology Fellowship at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Internal Medicine Residency St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO
Saba University School of Medicine
Board Certified in Rheumatology
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology
Treasurer of Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia (2012-2013)
President of Rheumatism Society of the District of Columbia (2014-2015)
Active Member of the Government Affairs Committee of the American College of Rheumatology
Suburban Hospital
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
AARP
Adventist Health Plan
Aetna Health Plans
Alliance PPO
American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
Bravo Health Plans
CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Cigna
Foreign Service Benefit Plans
Golden Rule Insurance Company
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Johns Hopkins Healthcare
Mail Handlers Benefit Plans
MAMSI Life and Health Insurance (MLH)
Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
MD - Individual Practice Association, Inc (M.D. IPA)
Medicare
NCAS
Optimum Choice, Inc
The Hartford
Travelers
Unicare
United American Insurance
United Services Automobile Association - USAA
UnitedHealthCare

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New Covid-19 Office Policies

To our valued patients,

In order to protect our patients and staff, and as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 in the community, we have put in place several new office policies:

  • Everyone entering our office MUST WEAR a face mask. We apologize that we are unable to supply masks to patients at this time, due to the national shortage. Click here for a quick and excellent video from the Surgeon General on how to make one.
  • Please DO NOT visit our office if you have fever, OR respiratory symptoms such as cough, OR symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness, OR if, in the past 14 days, you have had close contact with someone who has had Covid, OR if you have recently traveled to an area that has had significant Covid infection. If any of these applies, please call to reschedule your appointment or infusion, or to schedule a televisit.
  • In order to practice social distancing in the office, we have markedly restricted our number of in-office doctor’s appointments. Most visits are being conducted by TELEVISIT through the Healow app, or through the Backline platform that works on any browser. Please see Office News on our website home page for more details, after you close this window, and please call our staff with any questions about televisits.
  • We are FULLY OPEN for INFUSION THERAPY without interruption, and we recommend that you continue your infusion therapy on your regular schedule. For your convenience and safety, we offer CURBSIDE CHECK-IN: when you arrive in our parking garage, call the office, and the staff will let you know when your infusion chair is open and ready for you (usually there is no wait). We practice careful social distancing and frequent sterile cleaning in the infusion suite, and masks must be worn by all patients and staff at all times throughout the office, including in the infusion suite.

More details about our Covid-19 policies can be found under Office News on the home page of the website, after you close this window. We appreciate you, and value the trust you have placed in our practice in seeking medical care with us. We welcome any questions you have about any of our office policies, either by phone call, or by portal message. For more information about Covid-19 from the CDC, visit www.cdc.gov.