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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. 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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Was not a match for me

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This is a great practice! I highly recommend Dr. Malik and his staff. They are all extremely knowledgeable, accessible, caring, and make it easy to schedule appointments. There is rarely a wait and I appreciate the extreme efficiency with which their office is managed.

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very professional, polite, positive and down to Earth person, makes you feel at home, not intimidating, very friendly.

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He was very polite

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First visit with Dr. Malik. Pleased with his manner, efficiency, knowledge. Not rushed. Good experience. The office staff is very competent and courteous and made me feel comfortable throughout. Lab work done right away next door with a painless blood draw.

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Very good experience.

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rude.

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Excellent

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Dr. Malik was great.

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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 appreciated Dr. Malik's professionalism and his warm attitude.

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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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The doctor, staff and office were nice. However, he was very rushed, did not take my concerns seriously and the visit ended up being a waste of time, as I ended up going to another doctor a week later. We discussed my medical history as is routine at most doctor visits. None of the conditions in my history were the reason for my visit, yet he billed my insurance company for "consultations" on every single condition. Could be an industry practice, but I've never noticed it before. I chose him due to the glowing reviews posted and I can see why some people are very enthusiastic about him, but I just can't agree based on my visit.

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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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I saw Dr. Malik for back spasms when I did not have a primary physician. He had an immediate opening and I needed quick relief with a prescription. I got the prescription, but no other advice, so when my prescription ran out, I went back to see if I should get a refill just in case I needed it. He gave me one, but asked me if I had been doing stretching exercises, which I hadn't been, since he hadn't advised me to do anything the first time. I guess he thought it was obvious, but it wasn't. I would have thought he might have had suggestions as to a few basic stretches, but I got nothing so went home and found some good ones on YouTube before I eventually was referred to a Physical Therapist after a separate orthopaedic consult, not arranged through Dr. Malik.

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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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Great doctor.

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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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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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Very good doctor

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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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Great doctor and very attentive.

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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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Very kind doctor and really listened to my concerns.

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

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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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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.