InMarch 2016 I will begin practicing neurology full time at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) in Martinsburg, West Virginia.  With many regrets, I will close my private medical practice at all locations.

I have enjoyed caring for people in my private practice since 1984, and I have enjoyed the friendship and support of the wonderful people who staff my office.  Now, however, it’s time for me to join a larger health care organization.  For those of you eligible for VAMC care, I would be delighted to see you there.

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ANOTHER SLEEP MEDICINE SPECIALIST, AS SOON AS PRACTICAL, BECAUSE THERE MAY BE A LONG WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT.  At your request, I will forward your records to you.  If you prefer, complete the enclosed authorization form, and we will forward your records to another physician.  Your primary care physician may suggest a specialist.   Among the choices I recommend:

For Annandale patients:  Syed Murtaza, MD, board certified psychiatrist and sleep specialist, will be available at least one day a week to care for you in the same office.  For appointments call 800.292.5361, or fax 888.698.8045.

For Leesburg patients:  Board certified sleep specialists from Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates & Sleep Diagnostic Center will be available.  For appointments call 703-318-8157 or go online at:

For Bethesda patients:  Mark Miller, MD, a board-certified pulmonologist and sleep specialist is available at offices in Greenbelt by calling 800-292.5361.  He is available in Olney by calling for Joanne Chandler at 301.774.8736.

I will be available on some days in February and March for follow-up visits to stabilize your care plan.  IF WE HAVE HAD AN OFFICE VISIT AFTER SEPTEMBER 2015, I WILL CONTINUE TO REFILL YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS UNTIL YOU TRANSFER CARE, BUT NOT AFTER AUGUST 1, 2016. 

My staff can help to schedule a last visit.  They can send you forms to request prescription refills.  Please contact them at

I thank you for your confidence over many years, and I thank you in advance for your understanding over the next few months.

Sincerely yours, with best wishes for your future health,


Marc Raphaelson, MD


Fairfax: 3299 Woodburn Road, Suite 250, Annandale, VA 22003


Leesburg: 224-D Cornwall Street, NW, Suite 101-B, Leesburg, VA 20176 


Bethesda:  6931 Arlington Road, Suite T-300, Bethesda, MD 20814

Welcome to Greater Washington Sleep Doctors!

Marc Raphaelson, MD is one of the country’s premier specialists in sleep disorders and neurology.  He is a consultant at the National Institutes of Health, a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a frequent faculty member at national meetings.  His training, publications,and honors are listed in a separate page of our site. 

Home sleep testing is our main diagnostic test.  People who snore and who are likely to have sleep apnea, usually may be tested at home and treated with smart technology.  Most do not need testing in the laboratory.  Full overnight and daytime testing is available to diagnose other disorders of sleep and wakefulness.   

We help people who have trouble sleeping, trouble staying awake, or other problems with their sleep. We are experts in treating people with snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, shift work sleep disorders, and similar medical problems.

Our mission is to provide you with the best possible healthcare experience with each visit.  We ask you to write down your concerns, medical history, and general information for every visit! It’s surprising how often this helps avoid medication conflicts or other problems.

Our office locations for patient visits are in Leesburg and Fairfax/Annandale, Virginia, and in Bethesda, MD. For locations and directions to any office, click under the office location above.

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Dr. Raphaelson is medical director for SleepMed Inc in parts of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. SleepMed, Inc and its related company, DigiTrace Care Services, Inc, provide sleep disorders testing and treatment services. For more information on these companies, please click on:


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