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Dr. Pankaj Lal, MD

Cardiologist, Internist

Professional statement

Dr. Pankaj Lal is a board certified internist and cardiologist for 28 years. He is conveniently located in Gaithersburg, and sees patients all over Montgomery County. His professional motto is "Caring for your heart." Dr. Lal finished his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, NJ. He was also the chief resident at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. Dr. Lal finished his fellowship in Cardiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, FL, where he was also the chief fellow. Dr. Lal relocated to Montgomery County in 1990 and has been in practice ever since. Same day appointments are available and walk-ins welcome. Dr. Lal has been recognized by his peers as one of the top cardiologists in the Washington Area by Washingtonian Magazine.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Cardiologist
  • Internist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Maulana Azad Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, Fellowship in Cardiology
  • North Shore University Hospital (Residency)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Cardiology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1538132873

Office locations

Capital Cardiac Care

818 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 240

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Accommodated a last minute appointment and took good care of me!
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Mr All’s office was conveniently located than 1mi. from work. I was completely congested, sore throat and all around miserable. Dr Lal checked my nasal passages and was able to prescribe a Z-pac to get back on my feet and back to work!
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My husband and I traveled from Baltimore and it was well worth it, Dr. Pankaj Lal is not only extremely knowledgeable but he has such an great personality.
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Great Doctor! Thorough. Didn't rush my session
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I was absolutely amazed on how efficient, courteous, and kind Dr. Pankaj Lal and his staff were! They are the dream team and I would highly recommend this office! Quite a blessing!
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Dr. Lal was very helpful and explained everything to my satisfaction.
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Really had a good bedside manner. No rush and takes times to explain things. No attitude, no rush and truly shows he cares.
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Dr. Lal and his staff were professional, welcoming, and very friendly. I only needed a pre-op EKG and sonogram, but Dr. Lal took the time to provide me with a clear explanation about the tests and the results.
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Kind, Good Bedside Manner, Thorough Assistant was great too!
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Great doctor . Listen to my concern and made sure everything is check to make sure my health is good.
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Very personable. Helped with my issue right away. Felt very comfortable and at ease.
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It was great! They made me feel very comfortable and important! I am grateful!
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Terrific doctor. Thorough and patient. Same-day appointment. Professional, friendly staff. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Dr. Lal was absolutely amazing! He was polite, professional and was a great communicator and made you feel at ease! Looking forward to going back. The entire office staff was also very polite and professional!
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Excellent office and staff.
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Wonderful Doctor. Omg he is great .
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Professional, nice, friendly. He took the time to listen to all my questions/concerns and not only gave his opinion but took time to explain it to me. Offices were clean and staff was professional.
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This was my first visit to Dr Lal. I felt he was thorough, and explained things to me so I could easily understand them. I didn't feel rushed.
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A very cordial and meticulous care.I will recommend him and his team too
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This was my first visit to Dr Lals office and I would certainly recommend him to my friends and family. Dr lal is a very experienced doctor with a great sense of humour. His bedside manners are exceptionally good and tooktime to understand my problems and explained to me the course of action that he recommends. At no point did I feel rushed through. The office staff is also very professional and caring, I want to thank everybody at Capital Cardiac Care for making my visit a pleasant one.
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While Dr. Lal was nice, his office staff leaves MUCH to be desired. The receptionist was rude when I checked in, cutting me off instead of letting me speak, asking me to fill out forms that I had already submitted throughZocDoc, etc. It was 45 minutes before I was called back. After an EKG was done and read, Dr. Lal suggested I go in for a sonogram of my heart. I went in and it was just me and a man in a darkened room where I had to strip from the waist up. I was pretty appalled that a female technician wasn't in the room. The kicker though was during my test, where I only had a paper vest that opened in the front on. Another staff member just opened the door (not knocking), came in without saying a word, rustled around on the sonogram technician's desk (while leaving the door open) and left after a few minutes. The sonogram room is in full view of the waiting room, and because I had to be on my side, my chest was in serious danger of being exposed! I could see people sitting in the chairs outside, which meant they could see me! That was BEYOND ridiculous! The sonogram technician didn't explain anything he was doing, just told me when and where to move, and if I didn't move quickly enough or understand him (he had a pretty thick accent) he just pushed and pulled me to where he wanted me, which made me very uncomfortable. While Dr. Lal is a very nice man, I'll never return to that office. His staff's concern for his patients' privacy and comfort is nonexistent.
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Dr. Lal was extremely nice, knowledgable, friendly, and honest. My old doctor used to spend 2 minutes at most seeing me and wouldn't lis ten to any of my concerns.. dr. Lal is the complete opposite. He listened and addressEd everyquestion I had, including suggested meals for weight loss. He spent almost 15-20 minutes with me taking and examining my for a general exam. It was a great experience and he is very trustworthy.
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It was my first visit. I was impressed. The staff was friendly, attentive and professional. Dr. Lal took the necessary time to explain the situation and the options. I did not feel rushed and felt he really listened. Excellent visit.
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Estaba. Bien un gran doctor
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Dr. Lal was very personable, friendly, and caring. He was knowledgeable and thorough, And made me confident that he had covered all of my concerns. The office staff was also very nice.
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Great bedside manner! Very competent and reassuring.
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Great doctor. Good sense of humor and great bedside manner. His major focus is cardiac related so just be aware of that.
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Dr. Lal was very clearly in explaining all throughout. He had a subtle but good sense of humor I appreciated. He handled what could be a stressful situation, the question of something serious, with a deft touch that I really appreciated.
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Dr. Lal was very thorough and he was very kind.
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Thoroughly knowledgeable and compassionate.
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Staff and Dr.Lal demonstrated outstanding Customer/Patient Service. He took the time to be informative and ease my concerns. I will recommend him to anyone that is seeking a Great cardiologist!
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Very helpful and attentive
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He treated me like he knew me. Made me fill welcome.
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Dr. Lal was great! Excellent personal skills, made me feel my concerns were heard and understood. Would recommend him to friends and family
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Better preparation through the use of ZocDoc's recommended pre-filled forms would have led to the ideal customer experience. Overall though, it was a standard visit with a friendly and competent doctor.
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Very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for making things easy to understand
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Excellent. Very friendly. I am very happy.
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We felt very good about our visit. Dr. Lal was very easy to talk with and we felt he would do the best he could for us. Happy with my choice.
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I had my EKG done and it took him 20 mins just to come into the room and see me, I was the only patient he had at the time. As I was leaving to schedule my next appt he askedthe receptionist twice before he told her to schedule me if my insurance was alright ( how rude and unprofessional). I would think that since it took him 20 mins before coming in that he already spoke with her about it especially since she answered that she told him already it was good.
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My visit was great.
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Very professional and Dr.Lal made me feel at ease while he explained what test I need to get done.
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Dr Lal was very personable and responsive to all of my questions. He fully explained all procedures and his staff was incredibly friendly and professional.
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