Dr. Serena Satcher

Integrative Medicine
Fairfax, VA
34 years experience female

Locations

Office

Fairfax

Address

8626 Lee Hwy, Suite 200, Fairfax
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My office hours

Thursday: 10am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

Serena M. Satcher, MD, FAAPMR Dr. Serena M. Satcher brings a wealth of experience in Musculoskeletal Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Medicine ,medical leadership and more recently Functional Medicine to her patients . She earned a degree in medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN in 1989 ,completed a residency in Internal Medicine New England Deaconess Hospital of Boston (now Beth Israel-Deaconess, affiliated with Harvard) in 1992 and a second residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL in 1996. She is board certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anti-aging , Regenerative and Functional Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. She is also subspecialty boarded in Sports Medicine. Dr. Satcher has served as a clinical instructor on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and formerly as a clinical instructor on faculty at the University of Illinois both in Chicago, IL. Her areas of interest in Rehabilitation have been in the areas of Wound Care, Sports and Spine, Occupational Health and Arthritis Rehabilitation. Her areas of interest are now in Functional medicine approaches to Arthritis and Autoimmune diseases. She believes approaching illness and disease from the root causes or arresting what is causing the disease process. In her spare time, Dr. Satcher enjoys running, cycling, swimming and painting. She has always believed in treating the whole person and not just the hole in the patient.

Specialties
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Integrative Medicine

Anti-Aging Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Virginia

Doctor Q&A

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Restless legs?: Could be restless legs. Consider getting a sleep study. There are home sleep studies that can be done for as little as 200 dollars. Consider getting ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Have you been seen?: First if you have never been seen for this ,it is time to go see the doctor. It is better to apply cold to the area until you understand what is wron... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Rotator Cuff?: Please consider seeing a medical practitioner immediately to evaluate your shoulder rotator cuff tendons. it is possible you have torn a tendon and t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Too many meds: You are mixing too many sedating medications together. Please discuss your complete list of medications with you surgeon or his PA, NP and or your ph... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Normal kidneys?: It is important to make sure that your kidneys are working properly and that you are consuming a protein combination that is safe for you. Generally ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
No: Do not take more than one Non steroidal antiinflammatory at a time. You are increasing your chances of negative side effects and toxicity. Your kidn... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes, take a rest!: Ribs are utilized during breathing and almost every movement of your body directly or indirectly. There are muscles between the ribs that are in cons... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Concussion?: You need to be evaluated in person. Post concussive and Concussion symptoms can be debilitating and head injury can cause permanent damage. Go as soon... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Consult ortho: The rate of healing from a fracture varies according to age of patient, circulation, nutrition, compliance with treatment and severity and type of fra... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Need to address root: You need to see an Integrative doc who can put it all together and address the root causes. Your issues are complicated by hormones. You need blood wo... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Please submit : The actual lab work and symptoms are needed. Whoever is writing your medication can provide these answers because they will know what and why they are... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Pancreatic enzymes: Yes pancreatic enzymes can affect stool testing results. The answer depends on the lab. Call the lab for their instructions, Depends on stool transit,... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Am i pregnant?: It could be. You can do a urine test that you can obtain from the drug store yourself. If you are having pain, go and see a health care practitioner... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Malaise, hot flashes: Please request a full workup of your thyroid, and not just the TSH. A full thyroid panel including antibodies to the thyroid, and Reverse T3 (liothy... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
An Xray might help: Tailbone pain could mean a sprain, dislocation or fracture. The most prudent thing to do is to be examined (hands on) and possibly an xray depending ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Could be other thing: It could be a lot of things. It could be gas or indigestion. It could be that the nerves, bones, muscles are affected in that area. Could be liver ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Lymph nodes filter: Lymph nodes filter out infections and will be swollen and or tender. Cancer is also filtered by the lymph nodes and is usually painless. Get an HIV ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Protein need: In order to increase muscle mass priming your cells with exercise 30 min before is best. If you are consuming 50 grams of protein it could be too muc... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Kinetic chain issue: With a history of a knee injury on the same side, I suspect that there are some muscular imbalances between each side of the body and from bottom to t... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
May 10, 2015
Dr Satcher is very experienced and highly knowledgeable in Integrative Medicine as well as Physical Medicine. She is top notch!
Nov 18, 2015
Great Job!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Satcher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much for your help, I keep finding conflicting information. My consultant didn't know either. I'll call the lab myself to check.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

ABIHM, IFM

Residency

A4M

Awards

Exceptional Leadership, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago 1998-2004 , Multiple positions on the Board of Directors
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Affiliations

Institute of Functional Medicine
A4M
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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