Dr. Sandra Delistathis, MD | Primary Care & Functional Medicine

Dr. Delistathis has been practicing medicine for the past 16 years.  During that time, she has sought to improve the health of her patients through both traditional and integrative medicines. She has worked at Suburban and Sibley Hospitals as an inpatient Hospitalist for 12 years prior to going into Primary Care in 2014. With this clinical experience, she grew to understand that conventional medicine does not always yield the answer for disease treatment and prevention. Her interest in more holistic practices while “seeing each patient's whole picture” led her to actively pursuing her certificate in Functional Medicine.  With a special interest in women's health, she is very excited to join her practice with Capital Integrative Health in order to bring a balanced approach to the current practice of medicine.  

Dr. Delistathis’ primary goal is to work as a team with her patients, bring her inpatient medical expertise and investigative skills to the table, and to pursue a preventative approach with the tools offered by functional medicine.  She hopes to bring value to each patient’s life and will individualize each treatment plan using both natural treatments and prescription medications when deemed necessary. She tries to bridge traditional medicine with functional medicine. If Dr. Sandra deems it necessary for patients to get traditional medications, then she will prescribe them.  Ordering mammograms, colonoscopies, vaccines and possibly specialty referrals are an integral part of her practice as a primary care physician.

Having grown up abroad throughout most of her life, Dr. Delistathis loves a multicultural approach to living life.  She is fluent in Arabic, French and proficient in Spanish.  She enjoys learning about different cultures and cuisines and loves working and living in the nation’s capital.  

She graduated from Princeton University in 1994 where she pursued a degree in Molecular Biology and did several medical research internships at NIH.  After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2000, she completed her internal medicine residency program at the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2003.  She also holds a Masters in Public Health from Columbia University.  Her long term goal is to be part of the wellness movement and improve people’s lives at every level. 

Education
George Washington University Medical Center, Internship/Residency – Internal Medicine, 2003
University of Maryland School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2000
Columbia University School of Public Health, M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management, 1996

     Top 10% of the graduating class; Merit Scholarship
     Departmental Project Award for community health planning initiative
Princeton University, B.A. Molecular Biology, 1994
     Honors for Thesis work, leading to Publication

Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine: Recertified in 2014 (initial certification 2003)
BLS re-certified in 2016
ACLS re-certified in 2017
Medical license in Maryland
Completed the foundation course for the functional medicine certification program and actively pursuing certification