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Improve Life PLLC

Dr. Stephanie Waggel, MD, MS

At Improve Life, our mission is to provide you with personalized healing designed specifically to enhance your life. We take the approach of high quality individualized care for a few patients rather than the “assembly-line” approach used to treat a large number of patients. You will receive a uniquely made healthcare plan by a medical doctor who takes extra time to explore your needs. This model removes middlemen in order to focus completely on the patient’s needs. Improve Life’s practice model of one room and one physician leads to a reduction of unnecessary space and elimination of extra staff. Without these extra distractions, the physician is able to spend more time with patients. This relaxed pace leads to improved patient satisfaction and better treatment outcomes.  

I am a physician, author, motivational speaker and founder of Improve Medical Culture. I lived in the DC area for seven years and I would like to get involved with the Northern Virginia community. Recently, I hosted and was a speaker at the National Day to Prevent Physician and Medical Student Suicide in Washington, DC. The goal of this day was to decrease the stigma of mental illness that is present in the healthcare field and honor those who have taken their lives. This was a national event that over 800 people participated in. I was also filmed for the movie "Do No Harm" which is about abuse in the medical education system. This year, I have been asked to speak for organizations such as Public Citizen, Care2, and One Story. Also, this year I have published articles with Physician Family and Kevin MD. I was named a Physician of the Year 2016 by Medscape. I typically speak on achieving life and career goals despite adversity, mental health education, and tips and tricks for premeds and medical students, depression, addiction, stress, sexual assault, discrimination and women’s health issues. I have a huge social media following and, you might say, I am very popular with the under 30 crowd on social media. I greatly enjoy working with young people as I believe helping them to overcome barriers in today’s world will make for a better tomorrow. I believe the most successful physicians are active in the community. Please have a look at Improve Medical Culture for more information.  

Education: Chatham University, BA, Chatham University, MS, The George Washington University, MD.
Internship and post graduate training: The George Washington University
Licensure: The Commonwealth of Virginia
Dr. Stephanie Waggel, MD, MS - Improve Life PLLC - Reston & Herndon, Virginia Mental Health Care
Improve Life PLLC
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171
Fax: (703) 788-6867
Phone: (646) 776-0739