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Dr. Syed Saif Ahmed, MD

Neurologist, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

*** PLEASE BE SURE TO SELECT "NEW PATIENT" DURING BOOKING IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN DR. SYED SAIF AHMED BEFORE *** Welcome to Capital Neurology and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Ahmed and his staff look forward to caring for you. Dr. Ahmed’s goal is to provide quality neurological care in a compassionate, comprehensive, and patient-centered environment. Dr. Ahmed offers impeccable service and coordinates treatment plans with those of your primary care physician and other consulting physicians. Located in Germantown, Maryland, the practice is part of the Germantown Medical Center complex, providing easy and immediate access to diagnostic laboratories, imaging center, physical therapy, as well as a wide range of medical practitioners in all fields of specialization.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Neurologist
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Neurology (Psychiatry and Neurology)
  • Sleep Medicine (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Ohio State University, Residency in Neurology
  • Prince George’s Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts, Saint Vincent Hospital, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Chief Resident Neurology
  • 2011 Patient's Choice Award
  • 2012 Compassionate Doctor's Recognition
  • 2012 Patient's Choice Award
  • 2011 Compassionate Doctor's Recognition

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1144434887

Office locations

Capital Neurology and Sleep Medicine

20680 Seneca Meadows Pkwy, Suite 206

Germantown, MD 20876

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I had a great experience with Dr. Ahmed and his staff. Dr. Ahmed took his time and made sure to answer any questions that I may have had for him. The front desk staff was very nice and patient, as wellas informative. I would definitely recommend going to see Dr. Ahmed.
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Ny first cisit was geeat, he presxibed me a mesication that kills two birds with one stone!
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I was able to get in and out of my appointment in a quick manner without feeling like my time didnt matter. Dr. Ahmed was extremely thourough with questions and made sure not to miss anything important. He was able toquickly come up with a treatment plan for me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ahmed to someone who is having headache trouble.
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Dr. Ahmed is great. I started going to him about 8 months ago for migraines. He is very attentive and I always get seen right away. I appreciate the front desk staff as well. Today I was afraid I would haveto wait because I was a few minutes late but they checked me in and took me straight to an exam room.
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i felt that he didn't take enough time to explain how restless leg syndrome worked. i further asked him for treatment option and he said "don't get stressed". i also asked him whether i need to increase dosage for medication. hisresponse was "it's up to you". i paid to get medical advice but was disappointed.
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Dr. Ahmed was great. I'd highly recommend him. As a busy professional, I appreciate the time he took to help me get established with a neurologist after recently moving to the area. I'm happy to have found him.
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He and his staff were very friendly and made me feel at ease.
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Dr. Ahmed is a wonderful doctor and the office staff is outstanding. Truly one of the best doctors office I go to.
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Staff was very helpful and friendly definitely made me comfortable with visit and I appreciate that
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Have seen him a couple times- always a friendly staff and the doctor doesn't rush.
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Friendly staff..knowledgeable and friendly doctor.
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I was pleased to have such a knowledgeable and caring doctor who took time to explain things to me, and actually seemed to care. He was very professional and caring, these are wonderful qualities in a medical doctor, I came away feeling I was in good hands.
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Absolutely happy with my choice of a new doctor. He understood me to the tee.
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Dr Ahmed is always looking out for me and make sure I am not suffering and listens. I can't thank him enough for all that he has done to help me. He is a wonderful doctor - his staff is oneof the most friendly I have meet they are GREAT. I would highly recommend him.
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Very knowledgeable of my diagnosis and what we need to due to correct it and make myself get better. Great personality!
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It was very accommodatiing and personal. I felt right at home. My encounter was like meeting an old friendl
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Thoughtful, helpful. Very optomistic opinion of Dr. Syed based on my first visit.
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THIS DOCTOR SEEMS TO BE A VERY PLEASANT PERSON. MY APPOINTMENT WAS BRIEF AND UNCOMPLICATED SO I CAN'T SPEAK TO HIS ABILITY TO HANDLE DIFFICULT ISSUES.
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I have been a patient at Dr. Ahmed,s since he opened his office. Ii highly recommend him. He is very easy to discuss issues with and great at reviewing treatment options. His diagnostic basis is in clinically proven treatment and hasnot steered me down experimental treatment. However, promising treatments such as DBS (deep brain stimulus) are also considered. His staff is professional and friendly.
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Dr. Ahmed is fantastic! He is caring, takes his time with his patients and explains everything. He is also extremely nice.
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efficient , competent , can think critically , attentive , listens well
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Really liked Dr Ahmed. It was my first time and he really took his time to talk to me. He asked questions and really listened to my responses. Did not feel rushed at all which is sometimes the case with Drs these days.
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Best neurologist I've ever had. He truly listens and cares. He's also one of the few docs in the area that uses Botox for migraines. The botox has worked wonders on my chronic daily migraines. Another huge thing is that hisoffice staff is very nice. The main receptionist lady is very caring and helpful. Great office!!
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I needed a new doctor because I am now on Medicare. I have used a CPAP for more than a decade and found Dr. Ahmend to be very helpful in making some adjustments to my treatment.
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I've seen Dr. Ahmed before but I met him through ZocDoc. He's a great Neurologist. So far he's treated me for migraine. I know he does a lot of other kinds of things. My point is that he's helped me w/myheadaches. It also helps that he takes my insurance and he's close to my house. If you have migraines or sleep problems I recommend that you see him.
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I feel well taken care of by both Dr. Ahmed - whom handles my sleep management issues , and his supporting staff- who handle scheduling and Insurance items. Today was my third visit to his office over this past year andI would recommend this office to my family members and certainly anyone whom may be reading my message herein.
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I meet with Dr Ahmed first time four years ago for sleep apnea. He diagnosed me with severe sleep apnea. The appointment for the machine was about 4 weeks out. He got in the phone with them. Made them come outwithin 24 hours to set me up with the machine. He showed me how serious a health problem sleep is. And everything he told me would happen has. I have more energy, I am more productive in work, I sleep much better, my quality of live is better. I tell everyone I know that needs a sleep dovtor see Dr Ahmed. Because mostly he cares. Thanks again Doc
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The office called me while I was on the way and cancelled.
More than 1 year ago
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Appointment was fine. Staff is very polite & courteous. It's has been over 10 days and I am still waiting for staff to clarify my medication order with pharmacy. I haven't had my meds yet, and no call from office staff.
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He always listens, gives options, and answers my quedtions. Great experience!
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He is a great doctor. He really takes the time to listen to his patients and o determine the best course of treatment for them.
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I finally found a doctor who could help me!!!
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Very thorough and thoughtful. We have a good care plan and I feel confident in where we are headed.
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Great doc. Very professional, very helpful.
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Not less than what I expected.
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He is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I wish he could take me on a my regular doctor. He and his staff at the front desk are wonderful.... I wish more office was like his.
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Doctor is thorough and took time to explain all aspects of the issue.
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Compassionate and informative. I am satisfied in knowing that my issues are in the good hands, Thank you Dr. Ahmed.
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Dr Ahmed is very down to earth and professional.
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Never said hello. somewhat arrogant!
More than 1 year ago
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He is wonderful!! I would highly recommend Dr. Ahmed.
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Dr Ahmed is treating me and my mother. I am a difficult patient because I read about our symptoms on the web and argue with the doctor. Dr. Ahmed is very knowledgeable and patient. He has been taking a great careof both of us patients. Dr. Ahmed makes sure to pay attention to details and plans the treatment accordingly. It is nice that a neurologist of Dr. Ahmed's caliber is practicing in our area.
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Enjoy my visits with him... he is a likeable person that seems to know how to connect with his patients
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Very impressed - found an unknown issue - addressed the issue quickly - made referrals and followed up on progress
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Dr Ahmed was friendly and helpful. I was seen right away.
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arrived 20 minutes early, was escorted to a room immediately for my first neuro consult. doctor was extremely receptive and helpful. was out of the office before my appointment was even scheduled to start
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I really like Dr. Ahmed and will recommend him to anyone, My friend recommended him to me.
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He listens and he cares!
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The staff is friendly and polite and the wait is never very long. My problem is I think Dr Ahmed is more a sleep specialist and doesn't seem to want to get to the root of other neurological problems. He likesto prescribe meds which, i realize, is needed in a lot of cases but how about finding out why the nerve is doing what it's doing?
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When I went to go see this doctor I was having four Migraines a week and I was not very functional. Dr. Ahmed was very helpful in setting up a treatment plan and getting my life back under control and backinto my hands again. Since then my appointments are always on time and finished quickly. It is also fairly easy to schedule an appointment with him. I def recommend this doctor to anyone who has chronic and severe migraines
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