Rosemarie Filart, MD

Rosemarie Filart, MD


Seeing patients at:

Bethesda, MD

Dr. Rosemarie Filart, MD, MPH is an integrative rehabilitation specialist who has been practicing as a physician for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in treatment of chronic pelvic pain and rehabilitation from nerve and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Filart’s interdisciplinary background includes expertise in Integrative Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and specialties in a wide range of non-narcotic and minimally invasive solutions for chronic pelvic pain. Recognizing that chronic pain is a complicated condition which often requires a multimodal response, Dr. Filart has experience applying effective, minimally invasive treatments which include acupuncture, nerve block and trigger point injections, cupping, and microcurrent / electrical stimulation. Her patient-centered approach also takes into consideration important lifestyle factors such as diet, sleep, stress, exercise, and behavioral health. Dr. Filart earned her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health through a dual degree program at George Washington School of Medicine & Public Health. Following medical school, she received training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, and in Primary Care Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She has also received fellowships from the Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation and the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Dr. Filart is board-certified in PM&R, Integrative Medicine, Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Medicine. She has authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the fields of clinical science, education, medicine, and public health, and has received multiple awards in clinical care, teamwork in public health, and leadership. She joined the team at Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine in 2021. When not working with patients, Dr. Filart enjoys sailing, kayaking, dragon-boating, and other outdoor activities with family and friends. She volunteers for the American Red Cross, local health clinics, international charities, and international medical missions to provide care for underserved communities.

Why did you become a doctor?

I took inspiration from people like my father, a celebrated small-town physician, and from other physicians at clinics and health centers where I volunteered as a student. I admired their compassion, expertise, and ability to connect with and heal patients. I find it really rewarding to be able to make that human connection with people and help them along their health journey, whether their issues are mild or severe.

How would you describe your non-opioid chronic pain approach?

The overall goal is to provide pain management through an integrated, patient-centered approach, without the use of narcotics. I believe in a multimodal approach which draws from a variety of disciplines to find the right treatment for the individual patient. These might include standard minimally invasive procedures, injection protocols, and traditional treatments like acupuncture, as well as lifestyle modifications and mind-body techniques. I also believe in a team-based approach with close collaboration between myself and the patient, as well as their primary care providers, nurses, nutritionists, behavioral health professionals, or other specialists.

What is your favorite part of the job?

I like connecting with patients and empowering them to be motivated self-care givers on their health journey. I also enjoy working with patients and other caregivers as part of a team to help find an effective treatment plan that integrates everyone into the process.

What is something you would like people to know about pelvic health?

Chronic pelvic pain is often complex, stemming from a lot of different factors, and finding healthcare to address it can be frustrating and difficult. The thing I really want to emphasize is that if you are living with chronic pelvic pain, you’re not alone, and help is available.

Professional Medical Association Memberships

Pudendal Neuralgia Association

Rosemarie Filart, MD's Reviews

I was terrified of being seen for my condition and had such anxiety. But Dr Filart was reassuring and calming. She taught me a breathing exercise to help reduce the...
I felt very comfortable with the explanations of services and the bedside manner.
Dr. Filart is a very nice lady. Very respectful and extremely encouraging. She knows what she is talking about and she is just very nice. I think patients with Pelvic...

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