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Dr. Rubina Alvi, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Rubina Alvi is board certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics. Dr. Alvi completed her Family Medicine Residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ, where she served as a Chief Resident. She completed a Geriatric Fellowship at UMDNJ-RWJMS in 2009. She has worked In Urgent Care and Accute Care at Integrated Medicine Alliance and most recently Patient First as a staff physician. She is bilingual in English and Urdu/Hindi. Her professional associations include the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Alvi resides with her husband and two kids in Ellicott City, Maryland. **Before your appointment, please call your insurance company to select Dr. Rubina Alvi has your Primary Care Physician,some insurances require this** We accept only following patient with In-Network Insurances: - Aetna - Care First BlueCross BlueSheild - CIGNA - Medicare - United Health Care

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Howard County General Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Family Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rawalpindi Medical University, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Residency in Family Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1457537268

Office locations

Family Medical & Dental Wellness Center

6020 Meadowridge Center Dr, Suite U

Elkridge, MD 21075

Patient reviews
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I was late to my first-time appointment/physical by about 10 minutes, so this influenced the experience. Both the nurse and doctor were hurried in both routine testing and addressing my concerns. I likely had less than 10 minutes with the doctor.They charge an extra fee for performing labwork, so it's recommended you go somewhere else for that, and then they'll evaluate and let you know if there are any issues. On the plus side, scheduling and front desk customer service was great.
Less than 1 month ago
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Very professional, thorough, knowledgeable and friendly !
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I'm not sure if I would recommend this office for a first-time visit as a physical. First, the doctor seemed hurried. Second, the office charges an extra fee for taking the tests so it's better to take it in the labthey recommend. On the other hand, I appreciated that the office checked to make sure my insurance covered some of the testing. The doctor was friendly and seemed knowledgeable. The desk staff were also friendly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very good!
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Very convenient staff. I highly recommend them to everyone.
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The office was clean, quick and the staff was kind. My wait time was minimal compared to other offices. I would recommend and am happy to return in the future.
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She will be my primary doctor!!!!
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She is awesome! Highly recommend! Felt experience was so good it was necessary to rate and I don’t even ever take the time to do this. Highly recommend!
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As always it was good.
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I love this office. Will definitely continue coming to this office. Thanks
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The staff is very welcoming. Dr. Alvi took time to listen to my many concerns. I am very pleased.
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My visit was for my general check up
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Dr. Alvi was extremely professional, courteous and knowledgeable. She listened attentively to my symptoms, walked me through the available options to address each, and did all of this with a very positive and calm attitude. The office is clean(and new) and her assistant and receptionist were both very kind and highly efficient! I also love that her office uses ZocDoc's electronic paperwork system, it made the entire check-in process a breeze--no filling out the same paperwork after arriving in the office. Overall, I am very satisfied with my visit!
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The doctor and office staff are great, kind, courteous and caring. The waiting time is minimum if any and the doctor takes her time to answer all questions asked.
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Dr. Alvi wasn’t in the office but her entire team was very welcoming and helpful. I’m a new patient and I felt as if I had been coming there forever. I knew when I left that I had found my home!
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Dr. Alvi spent significant amount of time to review and discuss my health maters and included preventive and wellness education. The staff were considerate and helpful . There was no wait time . The office is well kept and and seatingwas comfortable. Thanks to Dr. Alvi and her staff.
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Excellent
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I have been seeing Dr. Alvi and the ladies for 4 years now. I’m in the medical profession myself and I am super picky about Dr.’s! Dr. Alvi and her staff are the best PCP I have had the pleasure ofpaying a copay. I have signqificant health fears and EVERY SINGLE VISIT she doesn’t treat me like I am crazy or alone. She and her staff reassure me and take such good care of my fragile nerves. There aren’t enough nice things to say about them.
Less than 1 year ago
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Wait wasn't too long. Though she seemed busy was still attentive considering I was a new patient. Addressed my issues and I look forward to my follow up.
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They were very disorganized
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This was one of the worst experiences I've had with this type of appointment. First of all, one of the receptionists barged in the room TWICE while I was changing into my gown like it was nothing. She didn't ask ifI was decent before she came in, she just barged right in to get some utensils...TWICE while I was changing. Then during my appointment, the doctor told me her assistant was going to come in. I didn't appreciate not being told this beforehand and not being given the option if I was okay with someone else being in the room. After the appointment, information was sent to me to log into my account and review everything. The doctor copy and pasted information from someone else's appointment and didn't update it to accurately reflect the details of my appointment so things that did not haapen during my appointment showed up in my account. I will never schedule to be sen by Dr. Rubina again. This was a terrible experience.
Less than 1 year ago
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She is very pleasant
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It was wonderful
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Everytime I visit she takes her time with me and makes sure she addresses all my concerns. She never rushes me through the appointment like most of the experiences I've had in the past. Dr. Alvi is an amazing physician. Best I've had thus far.
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One of the top two primary care physicians I've ever had! Dr. Alvi is kind, professional, thorough, knowledgeable and genuinely invested in all facets of my well-being. I highly recommend Dr. Alvi and her office staff.
Less than 1 year ago
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I love Dr. Alvi. She is extremely sweet, caring, and supportive. She's the best primary care doctor I've ever had. Unfortunately I had to move states for work, I would have loved to keep her. The reception staff is also amazing.
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Dr. Alvi was excellent! Most thorough doctor I’ve ever had in my 23 years. I’m new to the area and her as well as her staff were very welcoming. Highly recommended!!
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I am her patient for a long time, and I am always treated right away within 30 minutes providing that I arrive 10 minutes before the appointment time.
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Dr. Alvi and her staff are always so courteous and so friendly. Dr. Alvi goes above and beyond ANY family doc I have seen. She is thorough, listens to all my complaints and concerns and does all things necessary to addressthem. I would highly recommend her to anyone. My one and only complaint would be that she is open one Saturday a month, and I found out the hard way that the office will be closed the Friday before that Saturday. This isn't posted anywhere. So it makes it a tad inconvenient.
More than 1 year ago
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She's the best
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Dr Alvi listens and hears what her patients are saying and for me that goes a long way! I trust her completely and recommend her to anyone looking for a caring Physician And I can’t say enough about the front desk people. They are friendly, attentive and very thorough
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I couldn't wish for a better service than from Dr. Alvi and her staff!
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Met with the nurse practitioner and she was amazing. Highly recommend this pristine doctors office with excellent staff!
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Very welcoming!
More than 1 year ago
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Fantastic doctor! Very clean & professional atmosphere. All staff were very kind & efficient! I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Alvi & her team. Thank you, Zocdoc!
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Fantastic as always! Warm and professional while still being efficient.
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This is my first visit. So far from my observation. Im impressed with the waiting time of less than 15 minutes. She is very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely, I'll comeback to see her again. Highly recommended!!!
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The staff at the counter were kindly, polite, greeted me and were helpful in clarifying any questions about filling out the paperwork. Dr. Rubin Alvi was very polite, patient and knowledgeable. I've had doctors that will seem to care about youat all, rush and have even been misdiagnosed. Dr. Rubin Alvi asked questions. She was thorough. She listed potential issues, narrowed down what seemed to be the problem, prescribed the proper medication. I'm feeling better already and will be going for my follow up in two weeks. Definitely recommend this clean, polite staff. Also, there's a dentistry right next door if you're looking to nock out a doctor and dental appointment in the same day in the same convenient location.
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They listen
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Great doctor I love the way she treat me.
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I met with the new nurse practitioner. She is just as thorough, patient, and attentive as Dr. Alvi. The front desk staff is consistently friendly as well.
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Very nice doctor! I was very nervous but she listened to my concerns and we made a plan of action to get my health in order. I highly recommend her.
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Awesome Doctor!!!!
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Very professional and responsive
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I actually saw Patti the nurse practitioner and she was wonderful! She took extra rime and care to address every single concern and question I had and was so easy to to talk to.
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She was attentive and listened to all of the concerns I had. The best experience I've had thus far looking for a PCP. The search is over! The entire staff was great. Easy process! I highly recommend Dr. Alvi.
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I am so glad I found Dr Alvi. She and her team a fantastic. I hope I never have to go anyplace else!
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Dr. Alvi is proficient at what she does. Any questions or concerns she's there to help!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Alvi is always professional and straight to the point, never have you waiting for a long period of time.
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It was such a pleasant experience. I visited given a recommendation of a trusted friend, so I already had high expectation. The process was efficient and Dr. Alvi was personable yet professional. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
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