Sharon Sherling, MD, ABIHMFamily Medicine, Integrative Holistic Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Integrative Holistic Medicine
Areas of Interest
- Various autoimmune conditions
Internship and Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret
Family Medicine, Integrative Holistic Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Magee-Women’s Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
University of Mary Washington
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology
Hospital Affiliated With
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Dr. Sherling lives in Fairfax with her husband, two sons, and daughter. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Sherling is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Integrative Holistic Doctors strive to help patients achieve their optimal health. They receive training in many alternative and functional medicine techniques. They believe that in order to treat a patient you must treat the whole person. This means looking at the uniqueness of each person’s mind, body, and spirit. The relationship between the patient and the physician is a key factor in holistic integrative medicine because of the beliefs in the healing power of love and the belief that people ultimately have an innate power to heal themselves. The main focus is promoting health and preventing disease. When symptoms are present, the goal is to balance relief of the symptoms and minimize their causes. Integration of healing systems is used as a physician looks at the safety of complementary and conventional treatments.
Dr. Sherling has been practicing in the Northern Virginia area since 2002. She has been named among “America’s Top Family Doctors” by the Consumer Research Council of America. She has extensive experience in caring for patients of all ages and with multiple medical conditions. Dr. Sherling has a particular interest in using her integrative and holistic training to care for patients with irritable bowel symptoms, thyroid issues, depression, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. She has an interest in auto-immune conditions, and conditions where the immune system is stressed by diet and environmental factors. Dr. Sherling enjoys caring for the whole patient and getting to know them as a person. Her aim is to help the patient achieve their optimal health by balancing the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of their lives. Dr. Sherling strongly believes that all patients have an inner ability to ultimately explain what is causing their symptoms and, with the help of an experienced health care provider, heal themselves. She strives to relate to her patients with grace, kindness, and compassion. She embraces the uniqueness of each individual patient and never misses an opportunity for her life experiences to teach her to become a better physician and person.
Dr, Sherling was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. She attended the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA where she majored in chemistry and biology. She then moved to Norfolk, VA and graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in 1999. Dr. Sherling moved to Pittsburgh, PA for her three-year family practice internship and residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret (UPMC). In addition, Dr. Sherling worked at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Magee-Women’s Hospital where she received additional training in Pediatrics and OB-GYN care.
Being a strong believer in the principles of holistic medicine, Dr. Sherling personally incorporates these in her own life and the care of her family. Nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices are very important to her. She joined Virginia Family Medicine in 2013.