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Dr. Efraim (Efi) Kessous, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor, Travel Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

*If you are booking with Medicaid please be sure to have a Referral before we can confirm the appointment* Dr. Efi Kessous is a board certified Family Medical Practitioner. He received his medical degree and Master of Public Health from St. George’s University School of Medicine. Dr. Kessous completed his family medicine residency at University of Maryland in Baltimore and his surgical residency at Hahnemann/Drexel University Hospital in Philadelphia.

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Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Travel Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Hahnemann University Hospital, Residency in Surgery
  • Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. George's University School of Medicine (Master’s)
  • University of Maryland, Residency in Family Practice

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1699983858

Office locations

Montgomery Medical Clinic

800 South Frederick Ave, Suite 110

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Professional and patient focused
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He was great! Listened to concerns and explained exactly what he thought was going and why! He wanted to help us understand what he was saying and he was extremely respectful while doing so.
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I enjoyed the conversation with him and the explanation, take the time to explain everything to me.
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Very personable!!!
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He was friendly and thorough. He spent a lot of time with me even though he really didn't need to. I was there for a routine physical and I didn't really have any issues to discuss. Since he was so openand talkative, I mentioned my Achilles injury from 8 years ago that I have not fully recovered from. I had surgery, but I never finished all the PT because insurance would only cover 20 visits per injury. This was a total afterthought, because it doesn't affect my day to day. He examined me and referred me to the orthopedic specialist in his office for follow-up.
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He takes his time to listen and helps analyze health issues and make appropriate common sense recommendations
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My visit with Dr Kessous was quite good. He explained things right off, and advised me on the things I needed to do to get back to being healthy. He also addressed all concerns I had. I really wanted to keepworking with him just from this visit alone. However his staff especially the lady who draws blood was a nightmare to work with. We couldn’t draw blood and they blamed it on my fast! I have been in the healthcare industry for years and I have never had such a painful experience while trying to draw blood. She seemed inexperienced and unprofessional. Also trying to get the results from my blood work was a nightmare. They tried to book an unnecessary appointment when I could’ve gotten a call. I got promised one but had to call back (after being hung up on twice) in order to be told they could put my results on the health portal. It’s such a shame that good doctors have to have support staff that just don’t care. I would love to speak to the Dr to be explain my ordeal but I can’t reach him.
Less than 1 year ago
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Doctor was very interested in my issues and spent the time with me to really understand what was going on. I never felt rushed like you do at other places. They have the ability to blood work and testing on site so that is another plus.
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Dr. Efi and his team are amazing! I couldn't have picked a better place to get an IUD insertion. Dr. Efi is very thorough in patient education. It is clear he wants what is best for his patients. The staff isfull of energy and good vibes. For anyone who has a busy work schedule, the office is conveniently open late and on weekends. I highly recommend Dr. Efi - five stars.
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Everyone was so very helpful. Lina was amazing when it came to taking my information, no judgement whatsoever when it came to my answers. And the other two doctors were phenominal. And the xray tech was phenominal as well. Sorry fornot remembering anyone's name but Lina's but we both have weird names so it clicked.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very nice doctor.
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He was very professional and genuinely cared over my fathers health.
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Outstanding ! Although i had to wait for over 1hr (after my scheduled appointment ) the experince with Dr. Efi was great. Took his time to explian and go over things wih me , he showed as though he cares abouthis patients and its not there just to collect money. Thank you!
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This was my first time seeing Dr. Kessous and I am very impressed. I came to him for vaccinations for travel and he was very thorough and knowledgeable. He didn't just give me a blanket statement of what I needed butactually went through my options and what would be best for my specific needs. I am going to continue going to him for my primary care. The nurse Brenda was also great. I almost always have to get stuck multiple times for blood draws because my veins in my left arm are terrible and the phlebotomists never listen to me when I try to tell them that. Brenda started to go for my left arm, saw it wasn't a good vein and instead of trying to get it from that one anyway, she went for my right arm and got it on the first stick. I really appreciate that she took the time to do what's best for the patient instead of using me as a pin cushion. I will definitely be coming back to this clinic!
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Very thorough and personable. I highly recommend Dr. Kessous for my family's healthcare needs.
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it was feeling excellent with meeting Doctor Kessous today. Thank You!
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I love this medical center! Plenty of parking in front. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable doctors. Was seen promptly and had a great healthcare experience.
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Dr. Efraim and his support staff was great. My only complaint was the terrible cell service in the waiting area, offering some wifi would be awesome if you guys get around to it. But as it related to health care the experience was great and would recommend to others.
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Although the wait time was frustrating, it was worth waiting to see Dr. Kessous. He treated us with respect and did a thorough examination. He spent time with us to make sure we understood everything before we left the office. Ihighly recommend Dr. Kessous for anyone looking for a primary care physician.
More than 1 year ago
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I saw Patricia Willauer, PA-C, and she was wonderful. Very thoughtful, really listened, and had some great information and advice. Would definitely recommend!
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Simply great people....highly recommended to all friends.
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Dr. Kessous was great and took the time to talk with me And explain my situation .
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The right Dr
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Had a blast.......the staff is professional and fun.
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I felt Dr. Kessous was sincere and had a caring bedside manner that was believable.
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the Dr. that saw me was great!
More than 1 year ago
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Very good doctor and a new office.
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dr efi is great but have issues with some of the other staff also wait time just to get labs done is bad the person who treated my son yesterday was not dr efi
More than 1 year ago
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I was impress for they're service and a new location! the office is really nice and clean looking that's an important key for the first visit on my opinion! and also i went there for the first time basic on ageneral consultant for a mammogram check up advise and they're here to help! Excellent!! and highly recommend!! :)
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He is the best doctor anyone can have , very personable, listen s very well, never rushs you answers all questions about care and the office even followed up 2 days later to see how I was feeling, Office staff FANTASTIC.. Highly recommend Dr. KESSOUS
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She was very respectful and sweet and made me feel comfortable.
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First office staff very welcoming, friendly, office very clean, modern, fish tank is awesome and very relaxing in waiting room area, Dr. KESSOUS is awesome so cool, friendly, good listener, spent more time than really expected with me. Answeredall questions and concerns. Made me feel better after concerns were addressed. I highly recommend him great doctor. I made him my primary care doctor now, very easy access and convenient hours to see him.
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Really like his bedside manner - very direct, easy to talk with, takes his time to explain and answer all your questions. Would recommend!
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My son loved him, I was kind of aprehensive because it was mixed use facility but it all worked out in the end.
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I saw Dr Patricia she is excellent really shows concern for the patient never felt more comfortable in my life ,she listened to my concerns and addressed all my issues !!! The staff was so friendly and the office is spotlessly clean great place for all your medical needs!!!
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Very professional and friendly environment! Highly recommend for anyone in need of a primary care provider.
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I arrived as a new patient and I must say on so thankful i went ahead and kept my appointment as i was contemplating canceling due to the way i felt i was in no way looking forward to the driveover and waiting but i had seen the female physician not knowing dr. Kessous was out for the rest of the evening. She was so kind and caring she understood how i felt and did her best to help me anyway possible. She's truly a wonderful Dr and I'm thankful I've finally found a pcp that i feel has my brst interest at heart! Thank you Dr. Willauer.
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I went it for a routine physical and was very impressed. Right from the immaculate office space to how well I was treated there as a patient. My appointment wasn't rushed and they took their time with me to make surethey addressed all my questions and concerns. The staff have a high degree of knowledge and professionalism and promptly follow up with you. It will be my regular go to clinic without a doubt.
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I saw the PA and she was great.
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It was awesome i did wait a whilebut only because i was super late. The doc was nice and I finally feel comfortable with my pcp. And its so awesome how the same condition I have he has too. I totally recommend him and front desk very nice people.
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He is really awesome, kind,courteous, and has a great sense of humor; all the while still be professional. :) Definitely recommended.
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The office provides walk-ins and full primary care. Super convenient hours and brand new facility. Dr. Efraim was very helpful and thorough about the cost/benefit of my options.
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Great staff. Very pleased.
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Best primary care doctor I've ever been to in my life. Spent an hour with me addressing all of my concerns and giving me the correct treatment.
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Professional but practice clearly still starting
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Efraim was wonderful. I was late for my appointment so I called to reschedule and his staff just moved my appointment up an hour so that I would not have to reschedule for a different day.
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I was not a patient of Dr. Kessous, but I was able to get an appointment on short notice for an urgent issue. The whole staff, from the receptionists to the doctor himself, were very friendly and professional. I felt instantlycomfortable, and Dr. Kessous answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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I felt that Dr. Kessous was very casual, a little more than I was comfortable with. I didn't feel that I had a thorough examine as I've had in the past.
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He is an extremely approachable physician who can not only provide you with sound advice, but in a way that just works. Candidly, I think he's probably the best doctor I've ever had, and as a man, I tend to dislikeseeing doctors. Dr. Kessous is different though, I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kessous sits down and talks with me. He asks how I am doing, never seems rushed, and really seems to want to help me. He has a great bedside manner and is very thorough.
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