Melissa Ann Yadao, MD Melissa Ann Yadao, MD

Melissa Ann Yadao, MD

  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Phone: 866-767-1682

About

Dr. Yadao is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with sports medicine fellowship training. Her practice specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries but also includes general orthopaedics. Her surgical expertise is reconstructive and arthroscopic (minimally-invasive) procedures of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip.
A native of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Yadao attended St. Agnes School. She graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where she studied art history and played field hockey. After college, she taught A-level art history and coached various sports at Bryanston Public School in England. Dr. Yadao returned to the US and completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, VA. She subsequently completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, Mississippi. She has been in the Washington, DC area since 2003.
Dr. Yadao continues teaching through her busy sports medicine practice. She is the team physician for West Potomac High School, TC Williams High School, Hayfield High School and a consultant for Edison High School. She also joins Dr. Saddler as team physician for the Potomac Nationals baseball team, the minor league A-level affiliate of the Washington Nationals. She gives talks on various orthopaedic topics throughout the community. Dr. Yadao will serve as the president of the Washington Orthopaedic Society in Fall 2009.
Dr. Yadao’s approach to patient care is personal, dynamic and interactive. She strives to build a solid relationship with each patient so together they can understand the injuries, explore the treatment options and create a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s needs. Dr. Yadao looks forward to caring for your orthopaedic injuries and helping you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Credentials

Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
  • Internship Program Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - 1998
  • Residency Program Virginia Commonwealth University Health System - 2002
  • Medical School Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine - 1997
  • Residency Program Medical College of Virginia - 2002
  • Fellowship Program Mississippi Hosp & Rehab Center - 2003

Locations

1120 20th Street Northwest, Building 1 South Washington, DC, 20036
Phone: 202-416-2000
6355 Walker Lane, Suite 501 Alexandria, VA, 22310
Phone: 703-971-3701
12825 Minnieville Road, Suite 203 Woodbridge, VA, 22192
Phone: 703-971-3701
9455 Lorton Market Street, Suite 200 Lorton, VA, 22079
Phone: 703-971-3701

Insurance

MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • PRIVATE HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, INC. (PHCS) - Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - OneNet PPO, Inc.
  • CAREFIRST - Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
  • FIRST HEALTH (NOW COVENTRY) - FIRST HEALTH
  • AETNA - Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
  • MEDSTAR MEDICARE CHOICE - MedStar Medicare Choice
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
  • TRICARE - Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: POS Plus
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - M.D. IPA (HMO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
  • AETNA - Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Choice Plus
  • AETNA - Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
  • MEDSTAR SELECT - MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA Indemnity
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • TRICARE - Tricare Standard
  • MEDSTAR FAMILY CHOICE - MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Choice Fund PPO
  • AETNA - Open POS II
  • CAREFIRST - HealthyBlue PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Student Resources
  • AETNA - Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
  • TRICARE - Tricare Prime
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
  • CAREFIRST - CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - CIGNA POS/Network POS
  • AETNA - Open EPO Plus
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - First Health PPO
  • AETNA - Aetna USAccess (POS)
  • COVENTRY HEALTH NETWORK - Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
  • CIGNA HEALTH CARE - POS OA & OA Plus
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: Indemnity
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
  • TRICARE - Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
  • AETNA - Innovation Health: PPO
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE - United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)