Friday, September 21, 2012

Sally McFarland; Doctor with Experience

There are thousands of doctors in the United States and depending on where you live there may be dozens of doctors to choose from who may specialize in any number of fields. Becoming a competent and confident doctor may take a short time or a several years depending on the doctor. For Sally McFarland, she has been a doctor for over two decades so she has had plenty of experience in her field and is very knowledgeable about her field of work and study.

Sally McFarland became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1987. She has been practicing since and joined the Medical Society of Northern Virginia in 1994. Through her membership she became a member of an organization meant to combine doctors of all practices into the society as well as provide members support and education resources so the doctors can stay current in their practice. Sally McFarland also was named one of Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2009 Best Doctors. And most recently in 2011, Sally McFarland opened her own internal medicine practice in Fairfax, Virginia.

Sally McFarland’s years of internal medicine practice has made her a competent, personal, and very caring doctor. She knows that people are more than just the problem they come in with. Sally McFarland understands well that people have busy and difficult lives besides whatever medical issues they have so she takes great care in making every office visit as caring and personable as possible. She wants her patients to know that not only is she a competent professional in her field but she also cares deeply for their health as much as they do themselves. For Sally McFarland, showing care and consideration while being professional and competent is extremely important and that is what makes her such a good doctor.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sally McFarland’s Internship and Residency

Sally McFarland has been a doctor of internal medicine for over two decades now. She has been proud of her successful medical career and proud of the personable and caring nature in which she treats all her patients. For Sally McFarland, having a practice where she cares about people as a whole and not just their ailments is very important. It is that attitude that has made her a terrific doctor who has been recognized within her community.

Sally McFarland graduated from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in 1984. This was after she had earned her bachelor’s in biology from the same university in 1979. As with all doctors, Sally McFarland had to spend time doing internships and residency. She did both at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Montefiore Hospital is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sally McFarland’s time doing internship and residency helped her get the base experience she would need for when she became a doctor and started working independently. Her successful residency helped her become the doctor she is today. Sally McFarland is well aware of the hard work and time that is dedicated as a medical student however, when you are able to work successfully and be thanked by your patients for all your help, Sally McFarland knows it makes all the work worth it. While the year or time spent doing residency work may not be always comfortable or fun it is a very important step in becoming a successful doctor. Sally McFarland now has her own internal medicine practice in Fairfax, Virginia and is thankful for all her years of schooling and experience.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Deep Roots with UVA: Sally McFarland

For some people, a school is just a school.  But for others, memories of time spent in college and post-graduate studies are something more.  For Sally McFarland who earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Virginia, her time at school was something more than the average student’s experience.

A Virginia native – McFarland is from Fairfax, where she currently practices – Sally McFarland enrolled at the University of Virginia in the mid-1970s.  She graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, a subject she had always been passionate about.

Her time as an undergraduate student was marked by the research opportunities that UVA made available.  Furthermore, the outstanding faculty and staff that UVA had at the time helped contribute to an unforgettable education.

Shortly after Sally McFarland earned her BA, she returned to the University of Virginia as a student once more.  This time, however, Sally McFarland was enrolling with even higher ambitions.  Her eyes set on an MD; Sally McFarland pursued her interests in internal medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

After years of hard work and late nights, she earned her degree from the UVA School of Medicine in 1984.  Sally McFarland also completed her internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Though she has enjoyed most all of her life in northern Virginia, her time at the University of Virginia especially stands out as a memorable and wonderful experience.  For many people, time spent as an undergraduate is often remembered as the “best years of their life.”  While McFarland has had many rich life experiences since then – including opening her own solo internal medicine practice in the fall of 2011 – her time at UVA still remains as a highlight.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sally McFarland: A Professional Through and Through

A doctor is nothing without the respect of her patients.  After all, being a “professional” isn’t something that comes along with a piece of paper from a university; it isn’t a title that can be conferred by leading industry institutions, either. 

Being a professional is about having a sense of integrity, and carrying a certain demeanor that is recognized by others.  For those who know Sally McFarland, “professional” is a word they would never hesitate to associate with her.

For more than 25 years, Sally McFarland has been practicing internal medicine in Virginia, delivering the very best care to those who need it most.  And, just because she has received the accolades of a professional from her patients and colleagues, that doesn’t mean the Universities and industry boards disagree!

When it comes to formal recognition as a “professional,” Sally McFarland has plenty of that, too!  McFarland attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate.  She received her BA in biology in 1979 from UVA.  Shortly after earning her Bachelor of Arts, Sally McFarland returned to the university to receive yet another degree.

Applying herself to her studies, and full of vigor, Sally McFarland earned her diploma from the University of Virginia School of Medicine a mere five years later in 1984.  She also completed her internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital, which is an affiliate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

Since her time as a student came to an end, McFarland’s professional credentials have only continued to increase.  In 1987, Sally McFarland became certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal medicine (ABIM).

For internists like McFarland, ABIM certification is essential.  She has maintained that certification over the last 25 years.  However, don’t let her credentials intimidate you.  Sally McFarland is most recognized as a professional for her considerate spirit, present in every interaction with every patient.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Northern Virginia Magazine, Best Doctors of 2009: Sally McFarland

The more press a doctor gets, the more pressure there is to excel.  While many doctors are familiar with receiving a handful of accolades, few doctors in Virginia have received one of the most popular awards in the state: an appearance on Northern Virginia Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2009 list.

Each year, Northern Virginia Magazine polls readers to find out what the very best services are in many industries.  However, the healthcare industry is one that receives a particularly strong response.  Being named to the Best Doctors of 2009 list has been a tremendous honor for Sally McFarland, and the title has helped propel her career onward to great things.

Along with the naming to Northern Virginia Magazine’s list comes a lot of responsibility to live up to.  After all, when patients see McFarland’s name mentioned among other recognized and appreciated medical professionals, she becomes instantly trusted.  Living up to high expectations that new patients bring with them through the door is a constant challenge, but one that Sally McFarland is always capable of handling.

There’s proof that she’s handled the challenge exceptionally well: shortly after being named to the honorable list, Sally McFarland opened her own solo internal medicine practice.  The practice, which opened its doors on September 1, 2009, is located in the Fair Oaks Medical Building in Fairfax, Virginia.  Easily accessible for many people (conveniently near INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital), McFarland’s practice has seen a lot of traffic in its firs year of business.

Additionally, Sally McFarland has been encouraged to expand her practice by creating her own website,  For any medical professional, a website can be a tremendously valuable asset.  Recognizing the need patients have for having a single source where they can find information from their physician, McFarland was inspired to create the site.

Northern Virginia Magazine bestowed Sally McFarland with a high honor, but she’s living up to it every day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sally McFarland: Solo Internal Medicine Practice

While some medical professionals are satisfied to work under the roof of another doctor’s practice for their entire careers, others just won’t be satisfied until they have their own solo internal practice.  Sally McFarland is a member of that second group of medical professionals.

McFarland has been certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) as a practitioner of internal medical since 1987.  Additionally, she has been a member of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia since 1994.  However, it isn’t nearly as easy to open one’s own practice!

For the last 25+ years, Sally McFarland has been preparing herself for the time when she would be in a position to open her own solo internal medicine practice.  For a doctor, owning your own practice means a lot more freedom.  And, for Sally McFarland, more freedom means having the ability to practice internal medicine better than ever before.

Without having to answer to another doctor, Sally McFarland can provide her patients with the absolute best treatment, and doesn’t have to consult another doctor, a process that can sometimes slow and even hinder proper treatment.  Of course, even though McFarland is the expert and the authority at her solo practice, she has a wonderful staff that helps her provide the treatment her patients need.

For those in the Fairfax, Virginia area, Sally McFarland operates a wonderful practice that is also conveniently located.  Housed in the Fair Oaks Medical Building in Fairfax, McFarland’s practice is in close proximity to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital.  It can also be accessed conveniently from I-66, Route 28, and Fairfax County Parkway.

Running a practice that is still under a year old, Sally McFarland loves the new challenges that she faces on a day-to-day basis.  One of her most recent developments in her business is the creation of a new website,