Dr. Arthur A. Rubin, a New Jersey native, attended the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Georgetown Medical School and studied psychiatry for 18 months at Georgetown before going on to an Internal Medicine residency. After becoming board-certified, Dr. Rubin worked for a California HMO as an internal medicine hospitalist consultant in a position that triaged patients into and out of the hospital as medically indicated. That experience enabled Dr. Rubin to recognize that many patient’s who, ordinarily were being treated in the hospital, preferred to, and could be, managed as outpatients.
Being an Easterner at heart, Dr. Rubin returned to Virginia and opened an Internal Medicine practice in 1978. He and Dr. Major became associates and opened up a practice next to the old Arlington Hospital in 1983. Since that time the practice has grown to it’s current level and has 2 locations, one in Fairfax and the other in the Ballston area of Arlington.
As an outgrowth of Dr. Rubin’s original hospitalist experience in California, GIMG physicians have always been sensitive to the outpatient preference of many patients, and where appropriate, helped them meet that goal.
Dr. Rubin has also been involved in many activities geared toward management of patients in the outpatient setting such as: