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19785 Crystal Rock Drive, Suite 209, Germantown, MD, 20874
806 W Diamond Ave, Ste 110, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878

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Voted as one of the top doctors in Washington DC metro area by The Washingtonian magazine .Doctors First, in Gaithersburg and Germantown Maryland, is a primary care practice providing full-service medical care, as well as accepting walk-in patients. We accept many forms of insurance, and offer extended hours for your convenience.
We provide an on-site lab and diagnostics so you can receive all your tests and results in one convenient location. We use electronic medical records and provide patients with a patient portal, enabling them to take control of their medical needs from the convenience of their home including getting refills, viewing records, addressing their financial statements and communicating with providers.
We are highly rated, patient friendly, and professional, ultra-modern, and respectful. Our diverse staff loves providing services that improve lives. Additionally, members of our highly trained staff speak Spanish !

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It was good. That was my first visit so I have to wait to see how it goes.

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Very encouraging!

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I already did but in two word absolutely outstanding, A real pleasure.

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The check in staff was polite and very professional and courteous. Wendy was very nice, and the young lady in the lab with glasses and short haircut that took my blood was very very sweet. I regret that I do not recall her name. She had already inserted the needle and I was still waiting for the pain. I really did not detect that she had inserted the needle and was filling one tube of blood. That was amazing! NO PAIN. After 18 years with Kaiser, I did not want to switch providers, but my employer no longer offered Kaiser. I feel like I selected the best possible location and staff. I have a new appreciation for my new provider Cigna. One of the most enjoyable doctors visit in many years. I don't normally enjoy going. I am glad I was force to change. V.Reinoso

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He is a fine doctor. However the wait time was 45 minutes or more.

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The doctors always help me , the front desk staff are very nice, and polite I love this office they are all great.

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The Dr. was very knowledgable about my condition. He prescribed a medication, but also knew that my insurance would likely require a preauthorization, so he gave me 8 days worth of samples so I could start right away. That shows that he's knowledgable about insurance companies and how they work as well. That is a big plus for me, especially with all of my conditions.

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Fantastic first time experience, very accommodating and explained everything in a calm and understandable manner

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Dr. Rakesh Malik was warm and quite professional in his handling of my appointment. He and his stsff were just great. I went home fully satisfied.

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I am always happy to see Dr Malik.He's been a life-saver for me since my first visit with him.He took a few samples of drugs to cure me of the sinuses l have been suffering for years.He got me off.some OTC sprays l have been putting in my nose for more than a decade.He is patient, he takes the time to listen and answer your questions as they are asked.Go see Dr Malik ...he knows what he is doing. Claudine N

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Excelente el Dr. Es muy amable y todos son bien cordiales . Muy professionales en el examen fisico

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Dr. Malik was very courteous and professional. He explained everything about my appointment and answered any questions that I had. I would highly recommend him to others.

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Dr, Malik cares about patients very much. He is very passionate and responsible! He always asks questions and follow up after blood tests etc. He use tests a lot and that is good to patients especially older people. He is very caring and make sure to give right medications. He is not only a doctor, but also a good scientist to help his patients using diagnostic methods to identify the problems, which are very good scientific approach to resolve problems.

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Great doctor.

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Dr, Malik is a conscientious and caring healthcare provider. He listens and analyzes your symptom to provide the correct mode of care.

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I LOVE Dr. MALIK! He is always willing to tell me what's going on and explain it to me. He is personable and fun . And he really knows what he is doing . I get feed back from my other doctors that matches what he has said . So I feel very fortunate that I found him.

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Never felt rushed. Doc listened and addressed all my concerns. The best experience I've ever had with a physician. Highly recommend.

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Very good doctor

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The visit was nice and fast.

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..this is my best Dr for now.

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Excellent services

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It was timely and conducted professionally.i am pleased with their services,

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Very kind doctor and really listened to my concerns.

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Dr. Malik is thorough and very serious about ensuring that your health and care are the best. Dr. Malik is realistic about the fact that the patient must do his or her part in their health and well being, and as such, a patient who is not prepared to do their part in their care is not coddled by Dr. Malik, and in fact is told that if he or she can't do their part in the care plan and personal health, then Dr. Malik cannot continue to serve as their physician. I very much like this transparency and honesty from Dr. Malik, and appreciate the depth of his concern to motivate me towards wellness and sustained qualify of life through his excellent medical care.

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My visit was excellent. The Doctor put me at ease right away and he did not rush he took his time and explain everything to me. I think he will be my primary care Physician from now on.

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My visit with Dr. Malik and Doctor's First was excellent. The staff was very accommodating. Dr. Malik was enthusiastic and and encouraging. His bedside manner was top quality. I left the office feeling good about my health and also knowing that I have support and guidance if needed. Thanks.

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Doctors First is a clean and comfortable office to visit. The staff is friendly and quick to respond to your needs. Dr. Malik is very professional, kind and listens. What more can you ask for?

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Dr Malik was very pleasant, he took his time to explain my diagnosis and made sure all my questions were answered before leaving his office.

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My son had an ear infection but his pediatrician was booked for the day so I decided to call Drs First and they were able to accomodate him to see Dr. Malik within 30 minutes. Dr Malik was very friendly and has great bedside manners. I definetly recommend Drs First as a primary care doctors or if you are in town for a day or two and dont know where to go if you get sick dont hesitate to call this office. Also, a big plus the staff is very efficient and friendly and believe me I've been to a lot of doctors and specialists and its very difficult to get a smile from the staff. I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND DOCTORS FIRST!!

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listens and is thorough - addresses issues and explains what is going on and should be done

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Dr. Malik has been my primary care Doctor for a long time. He has great bedside manners, cares for his patients, always sends my lab results to my portal, the staff is very friendly, offers same day appointments as well.

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I found this practice when my existing doctor who was great moved to Las Vegas. After visiting this practice for about 2 years, and battling negative feelings towards aspects of it, here is how I feel presently after voicing my concern only to be met with being told to go elsewhere. Doctor Malik often times has his PA's see his patients. This can get confusing and frustrating for them and the patients, as information can differ from PA to PA. Some of the information that they put on my file seemed inaccurate to me, but when I questioned it, they only adjusted it one time, and the rest I was told by Doctor Malik himself that they write the truth, if I dont like what they write, go see another doctor. Doctor Malik himself can be very condescending to his staff, he has corrected them in front of me, as the patient a few times. However when I had a concern with one of the PA's, he defended his PA and called me a liar. When writing his reports, which the patient has access to via the web portal, he was very condescending towards me, would not give me the benefit of any doubts, and was very quick to place blame. When I brought this up to him as a problem, and questioned some of his diagnoses', he told me to go find another doctor. Doctor. I feel that Doctor Malik has very poor people skills, and it is his way or the highway. I would not recommend him for new patients, and am in the process of finding a new doctor.

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Caring professional who understands the patient and the medicine

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I thought my visit with Dr. Malik's office was nothing but professional and courteous. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful with all the initial paperwork. Dr Malik was friendly and helpful.

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Great bedside manner and staff is very friendly and welcoming.

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I felt well Respected from tha staff and doctor.

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Dr. Malik was very knowledgeable & courteous answering all of my questions. My appointment went very quickly with little time waiting to see the doctor. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

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The time I have been in this country Dr. Malik is the best,he is very professional, respectful and makes you feel comfortable.

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Dr. Malik and his entire staff are always polite and very professional. The one thing that always leaves a lasting impression with me is that because my employer's insurance costs exceeds my ability to purchase a commercial plan and I have to rely on state funded insurance, Dr. Malik and his team always treat me with respect and dignity and give me the same quality of care as the commercially insured. I have been on both sides of the fence with having superior coverage and now having to rely on state coverage and other providers have not be so gracious...therefore, I have referred other family and friends to his practice, both professional and retired who are considered "commercially insured," and they Love Dr. Malik and the Doctor's first practice. I am very thankful for a team that really abides by total health and well-being and really cares for their patients...blessed.

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Hate going to the Doctor's office, but Dr. Malik made the experience a pleasant one. Will definitely reccommend his practice.