Joseph  P. Laukaitis,  M.D.



About Dr. Laukaitis

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Board-certified Rheumatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of 

  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid, Psoriatic, Osteo) 
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
    (eg. - Polymyalgia Rheumatica,
    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,
    Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
    (including Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia,
    Tendonitis, Bursitis,
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
    Back and Neck Pain

Insurance Participation:
Participates with Medicare. Office will file claims to private insurance companies as courtesy, but does not participate.

Practice Location:

3 Washington Circle, NW

Suite 303

Washington, DC 20037
Tel 202.878.6977
Fax 202.851.4197

Office hours by appointment only.

M   -  9  am to 4   pm,
T   -  9  am to 5   pm,
W   -  9  am to 4   pm,
T   -  9  am to 5   pm,
F   -  Closed. 

Urgent contact available 24 hrs. per day, every day, by calling office telephone number.

Metro Stops:    
Closest is Foggy Bottom (Orange/Blue line).Next closest is Farragut North (Red Line).
Valet Parking: Available within the garage underneath the building. Entrance is from 23rd Street, NW, just before it intersects with Washington Circle. Parking will be discounted with validation in office.

Practice Philosophy: I strive to provide personalized care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. My approach to diagnosis and treatment of potentially disabling rheumatic diseases is to make use of all available evidence-based methods and technology to maintain maximum function and a good quality of life.  I believe in treating the "whole" person, trying to attend to the emotional/psychological needs of patients along with the physical. We are fortunate to live in an age when knowledge is rapidly expanding about the treatment and prevention of many autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders.  I find that patients are empowered by knowledge of their disease and become better partners in the battle against their illness as a result. A primary goal of this website is to help my patients access reliable information.

Reliable Information Links:

   American College of Rheumatology 

   Arthritis Foundation 

   Lupus Foundation 

   National Institutes of Health 

   National Library of Medicine


   American Academy of Family Physicians

   Mayo Clinic Patient Education Portal




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