2014 Family Favorite Doctors

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Specialists — Cardiology

Children's National Medical Center
Annapolis, Upper Marlboro, D.C.
410-266-6582
childrensnational.org

Ashraf Harahsheh, MD

  • Dr. Harahsheh has been a great pediatric cardiologist for my daughters. He always provides me with all of the information I need in an understandable fashion.

 

The Heart Center of Northern Anne Arundel County
Glen Burnie
410-768-6600
heartcenterdocs.com

Jay Penafiel, MD

  • Always professional — in appearance and in bedside manner. Clear and exceptional in "explaining" medical tests/results and his plan of care. Very compassionate — whether it's good news or bad.

Specialists — Gastrology 

Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Annapolis, Arundel Mills, Bowie, Kent Island, Severna Park
410-224-2116
aagastro.com

Ahmet Aybar, MD

  • Dr. Aybar is an excellent pediatric gastroenterologist. He is so kind and patient with my 3 year old. He was very thorough in diagnosing the cause associated with his failure to gain weight. He continues to follow up with us and provides a thorough exam.

Michael Peters, MD, FACG

  • Knows his business and thorough.

 

Digestive Disorders Associates
Annapolis
410-224-4887
dda.net

Barry Cukor, MD

  • He is quick to return my calls and give me my test results.

Kevin Wolov, DO

  • He is always on time and goes above and beyond in his patient care!

 

George Kurian, MD, FACP
Glen Burnie
410-761-4442

  • Dr. Kurian is the kindest and most compassionate physician. He specializes in gastroenterology and I am a RN that sees him both in the hospital and as my husband's physician. He is gentle, kind, brilliant and a real team player! That is so important in the healthcare world....a physician who is not only supportive and professional, but also coaches and teaches both professionals and patients. If an award or accolade is available, he certainly has earned and deserves it. What a role model for other physicians and healthcare professionals!

 

Johns Hopkins Children's Center Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Baltimore
410-955-8769
hopkinsmedicine.org

Karla Au Yeung, MD

  • Dr. Au Yeung is great working with my son's atypical GI problems.

Specialists — Infectious Disease

UM BWMC
Glen Burnie
410-553-8085
mybwmd.com

Morris Shochet, MD

  • He is special because he has impeccable bedside manner and gives you his undivided attention. You never feel rushed. He is intelligent and dedicated to what he does.

Specialists — Maternal and Fetal Medicine

The Center for Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Annapolis
410-224-4442
cmfmannapolis.com

Jeffrey Spencer, MD
There was some concern that there were genetic defects with my first baby, and that he wasn't growing as he was supposed to. I went to maternal fetal medicine once a month for checkups and sonograms, and each time Dr. Spencer really took the time to talk to me and explain what he was doing and what was happening with my pregnancy. He was kind, patient, and compassionate, and treated me like a human being. The entire staff of this office was wonderful.

Specialists — Neurology

Children's National Medical Center
Annapolis, Upper Marlboro, D.C.
410-266-6582
childrensnational.org

Marc DiSabella, DO

  • Dr. DiSabella, our son's neurologist, is extremely thorough and an excellent communicator. He is expertly helping us manage our son's health issues and leaving no stone unturned.

Specialists — Oncology

Chesapeake Hematology and Oncology
Glen Burnie
410-761-9896
cohamed.org

Russell DeLuca, MD, FACP

  • Caring, knowledgeable.

Yudhishtra Markan, MD

  • Tells patients what they need to hear in a kind compassionate way; caring, smart.

 

Maryland Oncology Hematology
Clinton/Lanham
301-868-7911
mdonc.com

Harvey Katzen, MD, FACP

Deepnarayan Tiwarri, MD

  • Dr. Katzen and Dr. Tiwarri are two of my favorite doctors in this practice, though all are excellent. The entire staff, including Infusion, are knowledgeable, caring, and have great "bedside manners."

 

UM BWMC - Surgical Oncology
Glen Burnie
410-553-8146
mybwmc.org/cancer-care

Cherif Boutros, MD

  • Dr. Cherif Boutros is an extremely skilled and experienced surgical oncologist to be trusted with the most complex cancer cases. To complement his incredible skills, he is a true gentleman who genuinely cares about his patients. From your first meeting, he makes sure you understand everything that is happening and gives you a voice in the process. With his kind nature and sense of humor, he puts you at ease and helps make a very scary time less so. Dr. Boutros is a very special person.

Specialists — Podiatry

Diane Lebedeff, DPM, PA
Arnold
410-647-4534

  • She is always pleasant and takes a few minutes to chat about personal matters in the patient's life and in her own family. She thanks her patients for trusting her to help them with their foot problems. No other doctor has ever said, "Thanks for coming to see me."

Specialists — Pulmonary and Critical Care

Lung Associates Anne Arundel PC
Glen Burnie
410-768-3701
lungassociatesofaa.com

William Davidson, MD, FCCP

  • He takes time with all of his patients. His charting is so thorough. He is very respected by his peers. Top intensivist at BWMC in ICU.

Specialists — Rheumatology

Anne Arundel Rheumatology
Crofton
443-292-4872
annearundelrheumatology.org

Ashu Mehta, MD

  • He is just so compassionate and very knowledgeable in his field. I had several before him and he really knows his stuff.

Specialists — Thoracic Surgery

UM BWMC
Glen Burnie
410-553-8150
mybwmc.org

Galen Ohnmacht, MD

  • Good surgeon, nice, smart.

Specialists — Urology

Anne Arundel Urology
Annapolis
410-266-8049
aaurology.com

Robert Hanley, MD

  • The best bedside manner!

David McDermott, MD

  • He is very thorough and current on all new procedures and treatments. He goes the extra steps to make sure his patients are informed of every treatment. He was able to surgically resolve a problem for me where several other doctors were unsure on a suggested treatment. His bedside manner is great! When I was in the hospital I never had to "find" him. He was always checking in on me and following up on my after-care at home.

Specialists — Vascular Surgery

UM BWMC
Glen Burnie
410-553-8300
mybwmc.org

Marshall Benjamin, MD

Specialists — Weight Loss

Annapolis Medical Weight Loss
Gambrills
410-721-9862
annapolismedicalweightloss.com

David C Anderson, MD

  • It is a medical practice devoted solely to helping people lose weight in a healthy manner.
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