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Dr. Manisha Kalra, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Care with Compassion for All! Dr. Manisha Kalra is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She completed her training from the Mayo Clinic program. Just prior to starting her own practice in 2014, she was working at the Columbia office of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. She relocated to Maryland in 2012 from Nashville, TN, where she was a staff physician at TriStar Medical Group in Brentwood and Summit Medical Center/Summit Primary Care. She started her career as a practicing family physician in Iowa in 2002 as staff physician, and then Medical Director at River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa. Dr. Kalra completed her residency from the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In her first year of training, she was voted as the ‘Intern of the Year’ and also got selected for ‘Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Program’ by Aventis pharmaceuticals in the year 2000. She also served as the Chief resident in 2002. Dr. Kalra earned her medical degree from Medical College and Hospital in Jabalpur, India in 1994, and moved to Iowa City in 1995 where she graduated with a master’s degree in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kalra is an active member of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and the Montgomery County Medical Society. She enjoys taking care of patients from the age group of infants through seniors, and has special interest in preventive health care and care of patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes. She was named among America’s Top Family Doctors in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Consumers Research Council of America. She also earned the Compassionate Doctor Recognition award in 2011. She also has a master’s degree in Indian Classical Music, and enjoys being part of community by volunteering in service projects, travelling, and exploring healthy l

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Adventist Health
  • Advocate Health Care

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • University of Iowa, Master’s in Preventive Medicine and Public Health
  • Mayo Clinic, Residency in Family Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Maryland Academy of Family Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Intern of the Year-Mayo Clinic
  • Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Program-Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • Chief Resident-2002 Mayo Clinic
  • America’s Top Family Doctors in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Consumers Research Council of America
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition award in 2011

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1942255468

Office locations

Family Medicine Shady Grove

15215 Shady Grove Rd, Suite 304

Rockville, MD 20850

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Dr. Kalra is knowledgeable, thorough, patient, and professional. Her staff is professional and friendly. Highly recommended to anyone who is vegan or wanting to transition to a plant based diet.
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I have great trust in Dr. Kalra's diagnoses and suggestions regarding them. She is quite wise.
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Dr. Malta is great to work with. Very intelligent and very understanding. She listens carefully, provides reasonable options and encourages progress on health goals.
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As usual, Dr. Kalra spent time with me to insure that I was clear on my plan of action. She is so helpful and patient. It has been a long time since I have had such a great primary care physician.I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kalra as a physician.
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It was worth the wait. Friendly staff. Very clear and thorough explanation of tests. Had same physician 30 plus years. My on-line search was successful when I found Dr. Kalra.
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She is very kind and professional, best doctor I have ever visited in this area. Highly recommended!
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It was a pleasure. Dr. Kalra was thorough, dotted all the "I's" and crossed all the "t's" which has been a long time coming for me. Finally a doctor that treats the whole person and connects the dots. Dr. Kalra wasthorough, professional and sympathetic. I can't say enough about this wonderful doctor and will gladly recommend her to anyone.
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Excellent and pleasant staff -was in and out within the hour.
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Great efficient service
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She is one of the finest PCPs I have ever consulted with. Its always a pleasure to meet her and I feel enriched everytime I come out of an appointment with her. I would highly recommend her.
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First visit. A great start.
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Dr. Kalra and her staff were very warm and friendly. Her approach to medicine is refreshing.
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Incredibly caring and warm, provided excellent guidance and care.
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She’s great!
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Dr. Kalra and her staff were very personable and professional. Glad I found her.
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Dr. Kalra is not merely highly knowledgeable in the medical field but she practices with a high degree of empathy.
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Awesome!
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As usual, Dr. Kalra was fabulous. She is really an exceptional physician and showed it again this time. She is knowledgeable, professional and up on the latest medical information.
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Overall everyone at the practice is very nice, and I had a good visit. There are two areas of improvement that I would suggest: 1--It took 40 minutes past my appointment time to be seen, and I saw people who arrivedafter me be taken ahead of me, even though I had arrived well ahead of my scheduled appointment time. 2--The confirmation phone call I had received two nights before would not repeat the options for the numbers to press in order to confirm or cancel the appointment. I missed the numbers the first time they were said, and so I pressed 9 to hear the recording again. Turns out, the number 9 cancels your appointment, which is not what I wanted to do! Because the courtesy call came in at 8:00pm, I had to wait until the next morning to call the office back and straighten it out. Not a terribly big deal, but certainly more annoying than it needed to be. Thanks for asking for our feedback! Overall, I have been pleased with this practice and greatly respect both Dr. Kalra and Dr. Seem. Thank you!
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She is caring, knowledgeable and warm.
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My visit today & past visits have been Awesome with Dr. Kalra. The Professionalism she and her office staff exudes is top notch. They are patient and take there time listening to my concerns & or needs with clarity. Even ifthere are insurance concerns, she has expressed her level of concerns and solutions for closure. I have already recommended her to co-workers of mine from Nordstrom’s and they loved her too!:)
Less than 6 months ago
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I have been visiting Dr. Kalra’s for over 2 years and have never had a bad experience. She’s very knowledgeable and polite when it comes to her genuine care for her patients.
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Dr. Kalra and her staff are personable, respectful, and professional. I’m glad to have her as my new family physician.
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Dr Karla is such a caring doctor. She is thorough and takes her time with her patients as needed. She also is a proponent of the portal and in my opinion has been a game changer in me managing my health.She is very responsive and quick on turnaround time. It is so easy for me to get in contact with her ant time of the day.
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VERY GOOD DOCTOR, ALWAYS ANSWER TO YOUR EMAILS
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I was pleased with the staff and Dr. Manisha is amazing
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Quick and kind! It was my first time there and everyone was very kind and accommodating.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Kalra is very friendly and approachable. She listened and took my concerns into consideration while suggesting different treatments. I recommend her.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Kalra is always professional and actually listens to what you say.
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Dr Kalra is very patient with my mom and always willing to help!
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Dr. Kalra is compassionate, knowledgeable, seems to care a lot about her patients, suggesting strategies to move towards health and wellness. She is a fine doctor.
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Stellar service as usual. Dr. Kalra takes time to understand your issue, discuss options, offer advice, and provide lifestyle tips and changes to routine. She also provided exceptional follow-up after the visit. 5 stars!
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Was great. She listens and gives you her verdict
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So happy to have found Dr. Kalra! She was so friendly, professional, and attentive.
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Dr. Kalra is astute, caring. I marveled at how she interwove the various aspects of my complaints into a plan to determine what was going on.
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Dr Kalra is very warm and friendly and spends time to discuss any issues and provides wonderful feedback.
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Very good doctor.
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Love dr kalra. Very pleased
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I was extremely impressed with Dr. Kalra. She is truly an excellent physician—the type of doctor that truly cares, listens, and informs. So glad I found her.
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Amazing staff!! Dr. Kalra is the absolute best. very patient and accommodating
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As usual, outstanding care!
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Excellent care and service as always.
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My favorite doctor, Dr. Kalra is an outstanding physician. She listens, can identify, can diagnose and is dedicated to her patients and the excellence of her practice.
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Very good she spent time with me own how to eat right,and take care of health.
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She is nice and professional. But not like the other doctors office, they never send any remainders for the next annual physical check.
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Love Dr manisha
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Doctor Kalra and her staff always remain professional. She reviewed my test results thoroughly and told me exactly what I had to do. When I demonstrate concerns with my health or what my next step should be, she gives me herprofessional opinion and doesn't rush me to make a decision. She wants to follow up with me to make sure everything is going well. Definitely recommend her if you're looking for a patient, professional, and knowledgeable doctor!
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Dr. Kalra is a very good listener with an impeccable bedside manner. I highly recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Kalra is wonderful. She makes me feel at ease and she is always caring and concerned. She's always made me feel like a priority which is great. Can't say enough good things about her. Also, her staff are great. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.
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I had such a wonderful appointment with Dr. Kalra! She was kind, polite, knowledgable and professional. The rest of the staff were incredible as well. They helped create a very calm and positive environment.
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