Dr. Nirupama Gupta

Nirupama Gupta, MD

Meet the Doctor

Ever since I was a child, I had dreamt of being a pediatrician. I loved playing with babies, toddlers and children of different ages. I started babysitting for my neighbors at the age of 15, and even went on to work briefly at a daycare center before starting medical school.

I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida; I received my M.D. degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida; I completed General Pediatric Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut; and I went on further to complete my fellowship/subspeciality in Pediatric Nephrology from UF as well. I am Board Certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology.

After finishing my pediatric nephrology fellowship, I became an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Nephrology and the Director of the Pediatric Hypertension Clinic at UF. I treated patients with various kidney diseases, worked with children on dialysis, and managed children with kidney transplantation.

In 2020, I discovered the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement. I love the concept of DPC because it allows patients to directly access their physicians, provides more time with the physician, and allows for a stronger patient-physician relationship, which enables one to make better healthcare choices!


What is Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care (DPC) is modern medicine that is meant to be more accessible, comprehensive and personalized, with an emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship, without the meddling of third party payers (insurance).

It is a membership-based alternative to traditional, insurance-based care. Using a membership model, the patients get better access, a closer relationship with the doctor, and most services for a low monthly fee. ​

I choose Direct Primary Care as my practice model because I desire to build long-lasting relationships with families; I want to be able to spend more time at each visit and not feel rushed; and I hope to provide proper educational tools to empower my patients and families to make the best healthcare choices. All of this can be only achieved through commitment of time, trust and transparency. Moreover, with this model, patients will have more access to the physician and be able to address their needs continuously without having long waiting periods.

BlueJay Pediatrics is a full-service pediatric clinic providing care to newborns to 18 years old. We practice general pediatrics and sub-specialize in pediatric nephrology as well. We manage both acute and chronic illnesses, preventative care, minor procedures as well as other specialized services. Even though no insurance is taken or ever billed, we still encourage you to have an insurance for catastrophic needs. We have flexible hours and you no longer have to worry about copays or paying for each visit!



Northern Virginia Top Doctor award

Northern Virginia Top Doctor Award 2021

Publications

2017

  • Karla Diaz, William Slayton, Nirupama Gupta. Minimal Change Disease as Initial Presentation of ALK positive Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in a Pediatric Patient. Case Rep Oncol Nov 2017;10:964–972. PMID: 29279700


  • Nirupama Gupta, Renee F. Modica. Review Article: BK Virus in Non-Transplant Patients. Internal Medicine Review. June 2017.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18103/imr.v3i6.477


  • Gupta N, Nguyen CQ, Modica RF, Elder ME, Garin EH. BK viruria and viremia in children with systemic lupus erythematosus. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J April 2017; 15 (1):21. PMID: 28399927


2016

  • Nirupama Gupta, MD, Bimota Nambam, MD, David Weinstein, MD, Lawrence Shoemaker, MD. Late Diagnosis of Fanconi-Bickel Syndrome: Challenges with the diagnosis and literature review. Journal of Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Screening. November 2016; 4: 1-6.

DOI: 10.1177/2326409816679430


  • Nirupama Gupta, MD, Dara N. Wakefield, MD, William L. Clapp, MD, Eduardo H. Garin, MD. Use of C4d biomarker as a diagnostic tool to classify membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis. Nephrologia (August 2016) 16:30075-3. PMID: 27595516

  • Lida Esfandiary, Nirupama Gupta, Alexandria Voigt, Arun Wanchoo, Edward K. L. Chan, Sukesh Sukumaran, and Cuong Q. Nguyen. Single-cell antibody nanowells: a novel technology in detecting anti-SSA/Ro60- and anti-SSB/La autoantibody-producing cells in peripheral blood of rheumatic disease patients. Arthritis Research & Therapy (May 2016) 18:107. PMID: 27184054


  • Nirupama Gupta, Romano Demarco, Lawrence Shoemaker. A child with bilateral hydronephrosis presenting with coexistence of bilateral UPJ and bilateral UVJ obstruction: a case report. J.Paedi.Care.Inol 2016. 1(1): 9-12. https://doi.org/10.24218/jpci.2016.03.


2015

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2019

  • eBook titled Vitamin D deficiency: Causes & Treatment. Chapter 5: Vitamin D Deficiency in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease