Dr. West is recognized as one of the top doctors in her field. She understands and cares for the often-complex healthcare needs women face. She follows clinical guidelines endorsed by national primary care and women’s health organizations, and is board certified in internal medicine with advanced training as a women’s care consultant. Her medical training and advanced certifications work to advance your health, and include:
Dr. Eileen West is board certified as an internal medicine physician and is among the few trained women’s health consultants in the D.C area. She was the director of the Inova Women’s Comprehensive Health Center before setting out to deliver her own brand of personalized care for women. Dr. West was director of internal medicine women’s health at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City from 2002-2015. She has held faculty appointments at Tulane University, the University of Oklahoma, and most recently at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. West is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. She serves on the Council of the ACP Virginia Chapter and on the planning committee for their annual meeting. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the North American Menopause Society. She is among the physicians voted “Most Compassionate Physician” and a US News and World Report/Castle Connelly Regional Top Doctor since 2008, both in Oklahoma and Northern Virginia. She has been listed as a Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor since 2018, as well as being recognized by Arlington Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.
In addition to regular internal medicine practice issues such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, sinus problems, asthma, and performing annual physicals, Dr. West is an internal medicine physician, with specialties in cardiovascular disease prevention in women, osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment, menopause management, routine gynecologic exams and breast cancer risk assessment. She is also a certified clinical densitometrist who has interpreted thousands of bone density tests.
Dr. West chose to become a concierge medicine doctor with an internal medicine practice because she loves solving her patients’ medical problems. Her goal is to establish long-term relationships, help keep patients healthy, and see them through illness when it occurs. She believes in the benefits of concierge patient care practice and her affiliation with Ms. Medicine gives her the opportunity to provide the best possible personalized care for her patients.
Following graduation from Yale University with Bachelor of Arts, Dr. West obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1998. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Tulane University and a preceptorship in office gynecology at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Dr. West is a dedicated clinician educator. She has taught residents and medical students throughout her career, serving as an associate program director of the University of Oklahoma Internal Medicine Residency Program, a clinical preceptor for students and numerous graduating residents at Tulane, OU and Inova/VCU, and on the Resident Clinical Competency Committees for both the University of Oklahoma and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Throughout her career, she has sought to provide excellent care to women and men and has a special passion for coordinating the health needs of women.
When not in the office, Dr. West loves to spend time with family and friends. Her husband, Abbas Shobeiri, MD, MBA, FACOG, is a urogynecologist, and together they have three daughters. Eileen loves choral singing and has been fortunate to share a stage with some of the world’s top conductors such as Boston Symphony’s Seiji Ozawa and performers such as Renee Fleming. She also loves to hike and visit national parks.
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