Dr. Rachel Cohen, DO


Specialty: General Pediatrics

Practice Philosophy: I am an advocate for all families. My passion is to help children reach their fullest potential by focusing on holistic care and disease prevention." 

Areas of Focus: Holistic pediatrics, Child development, Newborn care, Eczema, Constipation, Chronic ear infections, Seasonal allergies, Reactive Airway Disease/Asthma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Digestive issues






Dr. Rachel Cohen is a pediatrician dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential by focusing on disease prevention and holistic care.  Her journey to becoming a medical doctor started with a desire to be a healer- focusing on the interconnectedness of body and mind.  Dr. Cohen places particular importance on understanding a child’s medical history, development, environment, stressors and nutrition.  She takes great pride in being an advocate for all families that come to her for medical care.    

Dr. Cohen completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience.  From there, she moved to New York City to attend medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.  As a fully licensed physician, her additional training in osteopathy emphasizes a whole-person approach to treatment and care.


Dr. Cohen completed 3 years of pediatric residency training at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City, an affiliate of Columbia University Medical Center.   Her time there was focused on delivering medical care to underserved populations.  Upon completion of residency, her family moved to the local area, where she has spent the last 2 years as a general pediatrician in Washington, D.C. 

She is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is also certified as a Doctor of Osteopathy to provide Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Dr. Cohen’s focus of practice includes child development, ranging from the newborn period to adolescence.  She is most interested in studying functional medicine to help identify and treat the root cause of disease processes. 

Outside of medicine, Dr. Cohen enjoys time with her husband and 3 children.  She has 3 young boys, all with a wonderful sense of humor and joy for discovery.  You may often find their whole family at nearby museums and parks.  Dr. Cohen also enjoys cooking, gardening, Pilates, and hiking.


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