Current Patients

Dr. Pappas’ intellectual curiosity helped him reconnect with the wisdom of his ancient and modern Greek forefathers to obtain balance, optimize his vitality, and attain his personalized goals.

Current Patients

We specialize in providing comprehensive care and personalized strategies to help patients manage thyroid imbalances and optimize thyroid health. Located in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, our dedicated team is committed to empowering individuals to achieve better thyroid function through the principles of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle.

Understanding Thyroid Imbalances

The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism, energy production, body temperature, and other essential functions. Thyroid imbalances occur when the thyroid gland produces too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone, leading to a wide range of symptoms and health issues.

  1. Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, dry skin, hair loss, constipation, depression, and muscle weakness.

  2. Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormone. Common symptoms include weight loss, rapid heartbeat, heat intolerance, sweating, nervousness, tremors, and diarrhea.

  3. Thyroid Nodules: Thyroid nodules are growths or lumps that form within the thyroid gland. While most thyroid nodules are benign (non-cancerous), some may be cancerous or have the potential to become cancerous.

  4. Thyroiditis: Thyroiditis refers to inflammation of the thyroid gland, which can lead to temporary hyperthyroidism (due to leakage of stored thyroid hormone) followed by hypothyroidism as thyroid function declines.

Our Approach

At Dr. Pappas Health, we take a holistic approach to managing thyroid imbalances, focusing on identifying and addressing the underlying factors that contribute to thyroid dysfunction. Our approach includes:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, thyroid symptoms, thyroid function tests, thyroid antibodies, nutrient levels, lifestyle factors, and any underlying health conditions to assess the state of your thyroid health. This comprehensive assessment allows us to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and goals.

  2. Functional Medicine Approach: Our team utilizes a functional medicine approach to address the root causes of thyroid imbalances, such as inflammation, autoimmune dysfunction, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, gut health issues, environmental toxins, and lifestyle factors. By addressing these underlying factors, we can help restore balance to your thyroid function and promote optimal thyroid health.

  3. Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on our assessment findings, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan that incorporates a variety of interventions to support thyroid health and address specific thyroid imbalances. These interventions may include dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, lifestyle changes, stress management techniques, detoxification protocols, and other evidence-based approaches.

  4. Nutrition Guidance: Nutrition plays a crucial role in thyroid health and function. We’ll provide you with evidence-based nutrition guidance, emphasizing the principles of the Mediterranean diet, which has been shown to support thyroid health. Our nutrition recommendations focus on whole, nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, and moderate amounts of red wine.

  5. Lifestyle Modification: Lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, sleep quality, physical activity, and environmental exposures can significantly impact thyroid function. We’ll work with you to identify and address lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your thyroid imbalances, providing guidance and support to help you adopt healthier habits and routines that support thyroid health and overall well-being.

  6. Ongoing Support and Monitoring: Optimizing thyroid health requires ongoing support and monitoring. We’ll provide you with regular follow-up visits, monitoring of your symptoms, thyroid function tests, and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to ensure that we’re effectively managing your thyroid imbalances and optimizing your overall health and well-being over time.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to take control of your thyroid health and improve your quality of life? Contact Dr. Pappas Health in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, to schedule an appointment for thyroid evaluation and personalized care. Together, we’ll harness the power of functional medicine and the Mediterranean lifestyle to help you manage your thyroid imbalances, reduce symptoms, and thrive in all aspects of life.

To learn more about how Pappas Health can guide you towards optimal wellness through the Mediterranean lifestyle, contact their team of experts. Contact us at Pappas Health, or call (703) 734-8271 to schedule a consultation virtually or visit us after confirming your appointment at our Vienna, Virginia location.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are currently taking new patients ages 15 and older. For information on consultations for younger children, please give us a call or send an email at

We DO NOT accept or participate with any insurance and have Opted-Out of Medicare and are considered out-of-network.

Please check with your insurance to see if you have out-of-network benefits.

** we will provide you with a HCFA claim form for you to submit to your insurance**

  • We DO submit all lab work to the insurance. (Note: The amount charged may be greater than the amount reimbursed by your insurance plan. You will be held responsible for payment of the difference.)
  • We have opted out of Medicare but will manage submission of all blood work to Medicare on your behalf.

This decision to switch to a direct pay model has come as a result of our desire to to be your doctor and put your care ahead of insurance paperwork and contractual requirements.   

We are not a concierge practice. We offer two optional membership plans depending on your needs and what kind of direct access you would like with Dr Pappas, such as text messaging and direct-dial calling. Our visits are billed according to the time spent with Dr Pappas. Please see our pricing list, available here:

Dr Pappas does offer primary care services and coordination of care which includes but is not limited to:

  • Presciption Services
    • New prescriptions, refills and Prior Authorizations
  • Orders
    • Including: Physical/Occupational Therapy, Plan of Care, Imaging, Blood Work and other testing, DME, etc.
  • Referrals
  • Consultations for:
    • Annual Physical Exams, consultation for work and school forms, acute visits, etc.