2015 Favorite Doctors in Maryland

People are passionate about their doctors and other health care providers. This becomes clear each year during the nominations for Chesapeake Family's Favorite Docs, and 2015 was no exception.

We received hundreds of nominations for doctors, pediatric dentists, orthodontists, therapists and other health care practitioners in Annapolis, Arnold, Severna Park, Bowie, Glen Burnie and other Maryland towns that our readers trust with their families and gladly recommend to others.

CF July 2015 CoverW"I know there are a million stories, but this doctor is a true cut above just being a doctor," one voter wrote.

"My kids love her! She is gentle, kind and loving. ... She has to be the most patient and kind woman on earth," wrote another.

People will travel long distances to stay with a trusted dentist and will do anything for a physician who takes a little extra time with them. But nothing says more about a doctor than a comment like this one: "He saved our daughter's life. Enough said. Thank you."

fav docs logo med copyright2015Read on for our list of health care providers — pediatricians, family doctors, general and pediatric dentists, OB/Gyns, midwives, occupational therapists, dermatologists and others — who come highly recommended by their patients. Those in large practices are listed under their practice names.

Click on the type of doctor or health care field in the index below.

Allergy and Asthma

Allergy and Asthma Associates
Arnold, 410-647-2600

Timothy Andrews, M.D.

  • Dr. Andrews is just the greatest! He has children of his own and he is so wonderful with my kids! He actually called me back over a weekend to calm my fears about a potential overdose.
  • Very patient oriented.

James Banks, M.D.

  • My daughter has had asthma since she was four months old and hospitalized with RSV. He made us feel comfortable through being new parents and having a child who was in and out of hospitals. Through these years we have added medicine, deleted medicine and are now looking at her possibly being medicine free.
  • Dr. Banks and his staff always go above and beyond to address any allergy problem you have and keep a constant watch on maintenance of ongoing problems.
  • He was so great with my son and him and Bob Barranco helped our family tremendously!

Allergy and Asthma Center
Bel Air, 410-638-1999

Mark Bruder, C.R.N.P.

  • Knowledgeable, patient and effective.

Allergy and Asthma of Central Maryland
Columbia, 410-730-6000

Glenn Silber, M.D.

Annapolis Allergy & Asthma LLC
Annapolis , 410-573-1600

Duane Gels, M.D.

Annapolis Allergy and Health Enhancement Center
Annapolis, 410-224-5558

Richard Bernstein, M.D.

Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture with Elyse
Annapolis, 410-573-1938

Elyse Provencher, M.A.C.

  • Elyse takes time to listen, diagnose and treat in a holistic healthy way!

Chesapeake Holistic Health Center
Annapolis, 410-349-9043

Melanie Rosen, P.T.

  • Treatment is always right on and she looks to solve hard treatments by thinking out of the box.
  • Great bedside manner, very knowledgeable at her craft.
  • Good bedside manner and sense of humor.

Carol Heckman, N.D., R.N.

  • I had suffered from digestive issues for several years. Carol was the first person to give me hope that I didn't have to live in pain or discomfort.
  • Personal care and attention. Genuine concern for individual's life and health.
  • As I turned forty, I just didn't feel like myself. My body and hormones were changing. All my test results were normal according to my doctor, but I still didn't feel right. Carol was able to help me understand how my body was changing and using her Zyto, she could also show me where it was out of balance. After working with her, I feel great again.

Birth Centers

Special Beginnings Birth and Women's Center
Arnold, 410-626-8982

Myra DeLuca, C.N.M.

  • Myra was wonderful and patient. I delivered my child, she just made sure I was safe.

Susannah Hahn, C.N.M.

Joanne Hasman, C.N.M.

  • With my first pregnancy I was a late transfer 6.5 months in feeling pressured by OBGYN combined with my anxiety of hospitals. My first visit in I just felt at ease, the doctors were patient and kind. I never felt rushed and always felt better even on my worst days leaving there. The environment felt like going home which was very important to me and the birth of my baby. I traveled forty-five minutes each way for each appointment. They are the best!
  • Wonderful, patient, caring, treats me with special care.

Linda Levinson, CNM


Annapolis Back & Neck Center
Annapolis, 410-267-0033

James Wagner, D.C.

Broadneck Family Chiropractic
Annapolis, 410-349-2727

Carrie Foerter, D.C.

  • All three ladies are fabulous.

Tania Howard, D.C.

Marissa Wallie, D.C.

  • Marissa is careful, caring and thorough. She makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. She takes her time with each patient even if the office is busy.

Greenbelt Rehab
Greenbelt, 301-474-5505

Louis Crivelli, D.C.

  • He takes the time to look after each patient's needs.
  • I love the way he interacts with all of his patients.
  • He takes the time to listen to every patient who walks in and out of the office. I haven't felt this much better since I hurt my back. He and his staff are fantastic!

Kelly Chiropractic Center
Arnold, 410-757-8989

Diane Kelly, B.S., D.C.

  • Great chiropractor. Explains everything that she is doing and the benefit of it. Very easy to schedule appointments with her office staff. Friendly office including Dr. Diane Kelly!

Kovach Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Gambrills, 410-697-3566

Alicia Kovach, D.C.

  • Great!

Muneses Chiropractic Center
Ellicott City, 410-418-4007

Jeff Muneses, D.C.

  • Provides wonderful family care.

Rowe Chiropractic & Physical Therapy Center
Annapolis, 410-224-2210

Robert Rowe, D.C.

  • Knowledgeable, caring and honest.

Yalich Clinic
Glen Burnie, 410-766-4878

Nicole Gangl, M.D.

  • She always takes the time to address all of my concerns and even took on the role of managing a complex medical issue involving several disciplines when my PCP failed to do so


Best Parent, Best Child
Annapolis, 443-699-4904

Biteena Frazier, M.A. Counseling, Certified Solution Focused Therapist, Certified Solution Focused Coach, P.C.I. Certified Parent Coach

  • She cares so much about her clients and the lives she touches. I have been working with Biteena for several weeks and the results have been miraculous.
  • What I liked best about this practice is that the main focus is to provide information and tools for the parents to use that will then lead to a better child. She was able to listen to my concerns and help with the issue I was having with my child in only one session. I was amazed at the information she provided and just how quickly it worked!
  • Biteena is a very caring, compassionate person who helps empower parents with the tools they need to be effective parents!

Chesapeake Bay Psychological Services LLC
Chester, 410-604-0226

Dana De Maso, Ph.D.

  • Dr. Dana is very insightful and helpful. She is very good with the young and old.

Laura J Reagan, LCSW-C
Severna Park, 443-510-1048

  • Laura is so nice and kind!

Betsy Scheelar, LCSW-C
Crofton, 410-941-8778

  • Betsy Scheelar is very accessible. She has late hours and will work with your schedule to ensure that you have access to mental health care. She is caring and compassionate

Dentist – General

About Smiles Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-990-4700

April Calton, D.D.S.

  • It's always like visiting a friend, not a health care provider!

Palak Parikh, D.D.S.

Allan D. Schulman, D.D.S. and Associates
Glen Burnie, 410- 344-7142

Allan Schulman, D.D.S.

Andrew D Gruver DDS & Associates
Glen Burnie, 410-766-2744

Andrew Gruver, D.D.S.

Angela Moss, D.D.S.
Bowie, 301- 805-5551

Chesapeake Dental Arts
Arnold, 410-757-6200

Meredith Esposito, D.D.S.

  • She is awesome.
  • Customized care.
  • Best all around office ever, from reception to hygienist. Dr. Esposito is the most gentle dentist ever. Love, love, love this dentist. My husband hadn't been to a dentist in over 40 years out of fear. He went to Dr. Esposito and got a lot of work done. He now goes on a regular basis. No more fear.

Compassionate Dentistry
Glenelg, 410-531-6600

Matthew Paper, D.D.S.

  • Took over practice from retiring DDS and has followed the same type of office practice with same personnel. Cares for and listens to each and every patient.

Deitrick Family Dentistry
Severna Park, 410-647-3883

David Deitrick, D.D.S., P.A.

  • He is great at what he does and he has wonderful chair side manners.

Denise Dental Studio
Annapolis, 443-949-8449

Jason Denise, D.D.S.

  • Great demeanor. Amazing facility. Great quality dental care.

Dr. Brian Valle P.A.
Millersville, 410-987-9100

Brian Valle, P.A.

  • Simply put, Dr. Brian is an exceptional dentist. His clinical skills and chair side manner are incredible. The extra training he has taken and continues to take has propelled him to being the finest dentist I've ever known. His restorative work is the best! Plus, he's an all around good person.
  • He is very gentle and has a great knowledge of his craft. I have many issues and he has always given me good sound advice and treatments.
  • He is so special because he takes his time with every patient. Also, he is caring and an excellent doctor.

Dr. John D. Ritter DMD and Dr. Jason Lee DDS
Annapolis, 410-267-7901

Jason Lee, D.D.S.

  • Dr. Lee is such a great dentist. Professional, calm, caring and makes going to the dentist a pleasant experience. He always has a smile on his face and lots of charm. The whole office is wonderful, clean and friendly.

John Ritter, D.M.D.

  • Dr. Ritter makes having a dental appointment relaxing and easy. He explains procedures clearly, is exceptionally knowledgeable, never rushes, and always gives the best dental care anywhere! I would not even consider going to anyone else.

Norman Slovis, D.M.D.
Crofton, 410-721-3567

  • Dr. Slovis is a great doctor. He has a conservative approach to dentistry that I really appreciate.

Drs. Grimm and Sawyer, LLC
Annapolis, 410-266-6366

David Grimm, D.D.S.

  • Kind, friendly doctor and staff.

Edgewater Dental Arts
Edgewater, 410-956-3525

John Cutting, D.M.D.

  • He knows his stuff. Gentle hands. Very friendly. Always available.
  • Very kind and gentle. Takes fear out of dental appointments.
  • Dr. Cutting and his staff are simply, in one word, phenomenal. I've been a patient for several years and from the moment you walk in to the time you leave, you feel like you're a VIP patient! Everyone is so kind and helpful and really knows the ins and outs of the business, including answering dreaded insurance questions! Dr. Cutting makes his patients feel so comfortable and really does take his time getting to know each of us. Years ago, when my grandmother needed emergency work done, Dr. Cutting was there to help last minute. We will be forever grateful for the work they do at Edgewater Dental Arts. Although I now live almost an hour away in Gaithersburg, MD, I still drive all the way to Edgewater, MD, to see Dr. Cutting and staff. I look forward to my regular check-ups each year and have referred many family and friends to Dr. Cutting. It is such a joy to visit the dentist—they really are like family!

Kahn & Garrett, D.D.S., P.A.
Pasadena, 410-255-7878
Gene Garrett, D.D.S.

  • The doctors here are great.

Kathryn Ehmann and Associates
Annapolis, 410-224-1105

Kathryn Ehmann, D.D.S.

  • Top-notch cosmetic dentistry!
  • She is amazing!

Kent Island Dentistry
Stevensville, 410-643-5100

Ryan Maisel, D.D.S.

  • Efficient, knowledgeable, great staff.
  • Fantastic with the whole family. Good about reminding us about and confirming appointments.
  • His demeanor is very calming to an anxious patient. He always explains everything before he begins any procedure and it extremely gentle. His staff is great also.
  • Dr. Maisel is a great dentist—always so nice and very gentle and thorough.

Eugene McNinch, D.D.S.

  • Dr. McNinch is very caring, pleasant, thorough and honest.
  • He is extremely professional and caring.

Larry D Epstein DDS
Glen Burnie, 410-768-0550

Larry Epstein, D.D.S.

  • Fantastic, energetic and caring. Great follow-up and all around great man. Office staff is great and dental assistants are the best I have ever encountered and I have encountered a lot of them in my time.

Lee, Bonfiglio and Vesely & Associates
Annapolis, 410-268-5503

Thomas Bonfiglio, D.D.S.

  • Caring, knowledgeable, and friendly. Fantastic dentist!

Leigh Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-268-4945

Jeffrey Leigh, D.M.D.

  • Awesome dentist!

Mitchell Dental Care
Edgewater, 410-956-8380

Bonny Mitchell, D.D.S.

  • Caring, professional and thorough.

Scott Finlay DDS and Associates
Arnold, 443-276-4094

Chris Anderson, D.D.S.

  • The dentists and the whole staff are very attentive to detail and customer service oriented.
  • Top quality care, modern, clean state of the art facility. Friendly, knowledgeable compassionate staff.
  • Great work, fair rates, painless!

Scott Finlay, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.A.A.C.D.

  • Got an hour? He is simply the best. Complete and near painless dentistry. The guy when it comes to dentistry.
  • Excellent dental care, friendly and professional staff, state of the art equipment, beautiful office.
  • Dr. Finlay is at the top of his game. He is very skilled at what he does, and I'm always confident that he will get the job done correctly. He exudes a quiet confidence.

Scott M. Smith DDS Family Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-626-9680

Scott Smith, DDS

  • Dr. Scott takes care of our entire family—me, my husband, and both of our daughters. It's so awesome to have all of our records in one place and not have to go to a different dentist for our girls. Scott is pleasant and professional. We'd recommend him to anyone and everyone. Forget those silly practices with TVs on the ceiling, Dr. Scott is amazing with kids without all that!

Vernon Sheen, D.M.D.
Annapolis, 443-482-5202

  • He's a fantastic dentist—wonderful staff. My family is well cared for in this practice.

Dentist – Orthodontists

All Smiles Orthodontics
Severna Park, Crofton, Edgewater, 855-862-5472

P. Todd Bonner, D.D.S., M.S., P.A.

Braces in the Park
Severna Park, 410-647-0800

W. Kendall Miller, D.D.S., M.S., P.A.

  • His office and staff are fun and inviting, especially for children. He sponsors numerous community groups. His practice is dedicated to 110% customer satisfaction.

Koterwas Orthodontics
Prince Frederick, California, 410-414-5588 (Prince Frederick) or 301-863-7424 (California)

Chris Koterwas, D.D.S

  • Dr. Koterwas is patient oriented. He is honest, offering only the best, necessary treatments. He treats his patients with respect.
  • Dr. Koterwas is gentle and an expert in his field!
  • He helped me feel beautiful and confident on my wedding day!

Labbe Family Orthodontics
Annapolis, 301-262-9803

Stephen Labbe, D.D.S.

  • Great practice with friendly providers!

Orthodontists of Maryland
Glen Burnie, Reisterstown, 410-761-6960

Steven Siegel, D.M.D.

  • Very nice, thorough, and caring.
  • His office staff is always so helpful.
  • Number one top doctor—most knowledgeable orthodontist and staff in the Baltimore region. Provided absolute the best care for my family—and the staff really enjoys working together!

Jason Shoe, D.M.D., M.S.

  • These doctors have cared for our son, daughter and now my husband for years. They are caring, professional and excellent at predicting the time it takes for each phase of treatment. They are part of our extended family!
  • Everyone at the entire practice makes you feel like family.

Philbin and Reinheimer Orthodontics
Annapolis, Stevensville, 410-263-5600 (Annapolis) or 410-643-6636 (Stevensville)

Ora Reinheimer, D.M.D., M.S.

  • Doctors Philbin and Reinheimer are the ultimate in caring, competent professionals. They treat each patient with individual precision and care, never rush, and are the best at taking time to explain things. They have the best dental assistants as well.
  • She is beyond phenomenal, front start to finish it's been a pleasant experience.

Philip Philbin, D.D.S., P.A.

  • First-class service and results. Second to none!

Smiles by the Bay
Annapolis, 410-280-2484

Mary Trahar, D.D.S., P.A.

Dentist – Pediatric

Arundel Pediatric Dental Care
Millersville, 410-987-2273

Mahtab Khoshkhou, D.D.S.

  • Doctor K. is the best! She is a top-notch dentist with a wonderful demeanor with children. My son loves her!

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group
Hanover, Perry Hall, 410-799-0780 (Hanover) or 410-248-3384 (Perry Hall)

Hakan O. Koymen, D.D.S., M.S.

  • This practice has always done a great job taking care of my daughter and making all of her visits great! We were at another office that we had a bad experience with, but the staff and doctors at Chesapeake Pediatric Dental were all great!

Collins, Bross, & Associates Pediatric Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-224-0018

Tyson Bross, D.M.D.

  • Very accommodating to my adolescent and good at explaining things to her.

Nilda Collins, D.M.D.

  • Wonderful with my kids. Always smiling and extremely helpful and knowledgeable!

Kent Island Pediatric Dentistry
Stevensville, 410-604-2211

Margaret McGrath, D.M.D., M.P.H., P.C.

  • They are awesome with the kids and truly care.
  • Great office staff and doctor.

Tooth Fairy Smiles
Annapolis, 410-897-1931

Marla Kush Prokop, D.M.D., P.A.

Tull, Behling, Decere Pediatric Dentistry
Arnold, 410-757-5437

Gregg T. Behling, D.M.D.

  • Dr. Behling is kind, funny and quick—which is important when dealing with children. Actually, I'd appreciate that as an adult also!

Michelle Decere, D.M.D.

  • They make going to the dentist fun; we get full attention when I bring all four kids in at one time. They are accommodating as well.
  • My kids love her! She is gentle, kind and loving. They love going to the dentist to see her.
  • She has to be the most patient and kind woman on earth!
  • They make a trip to the dentist something my kids are not scared of. Very gentle and great with kids.

C.J. Tull III, D.D.S.

  • Always attentive and friendly. He cares for patients as though they were his own children.
  • I went to Dr. Tull when I was younger and felt he cared about not only my teeth but me. He took an interest in what was happening in my life as well as my teeth. When I had my daughter I did not need to search pediatric dentist; I knew who we were going to. He made her feel comfortable from the play area in the waiting room to the movie watching in the dentist chair. She loves the nurses and him. There is no fighting about seeing the dentist, just: "When are we going back to the dentist?"

Vernon Pediatric Dentistry
Severna Park, 410-544-4888

Maya Vernon, D.D.S.

  • Dr. Vernon is a wonderful, caring dentist. Her office looks and feels like a spa. It is so relaxing so that helps put kids at ease. Her staff is wonderful as well. She always takes her time to explain everything in a manner that is easy to understand. She is gentle and that is important as a dentist.
  • Her expertise is only complemented by her supreme customer care and service. I drive from Baltimore just for her care!
  • She puts a personal touch in everything, from the waiting area to each room. It's such a great place for kids.


Annapolis Dermatology Center
Annapolis, 410-268-3887

Gail Goldstein, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Annapolis Dermatology Associates
Annapolis, 410-224-2260 (Annapolis) or 410-604-2424 (Kent Island)

Christine D'Elia, PA-C

  • Professional and also very caring and compassionate.

Lisa Renfro, M.D.

  • Great surgeon who also really cares about her patients. The only doctor who ever called me after the surgery to ensure that I was doing okay!

Anne Arundel Dermatology
Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Kent Island, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick, 443-351-3376

Erin Brimhall, C.R.N.P.

  • She's so friendly and kind. She sets me at ease.

Wendy Lee, M.D.

  • Her evaluations are quick, thorough and accurate. She doesn't talk down to me and sprinkles her diagnosis with humor. I actually look forward to visiting her office.

Kelly McGuigan, M.D.

  • Thorough and doesn't rush you.

Capital Dermatology
Annapolis, Bethesda, Rockville, Olney, 410-897-0272

Heather Pacheco, M.D.

  • For years I have had serious skin problems, but she has always been able to keep it under control and eliminate some issues. She never fails to get back with you the same day if a situation arises.

MD Dermatology of Maryland
Edgewater, 410-956-7777

Sanjiv Saini, M.D.

  • He has all the latest and greatest in technology and is extremely knowledgeable.

Family Practice

Annapolis Family Medicine
Annapolis, 410- 280-9500

William Dabbs, M.D.

  • Never a problem getting an appointment, takes extra time when needed, never rushed.

Annapolis Primary Care
Annapolis, 443-481-1150

Andrew McGlone, M.D.

  • His bedside manner is amazing. He always answers emails in a timely manner and will always fit me in to see me.

Bay Crossing Family Medicine
Arnold, 410-518-9808

Ramona Seidel, M.D.

  • She really takes time with each patient. She listens to what you have to say.

Calvert Family Practice Associates
Prince Frederick, 410-535-4488

Heather Montgomery, C.R.N.P.

  • She takes her time, I never feel rushed! She's thorough and empathetic. I just love her!
  • She always has time to listen and you never feel rushed.

Docs of Wellness
Glen Burnie, 301-582-8039

Jorge Perez-Alard, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • Treats each patient as if they are the only one he has. He is very attentive and listens to his patients.

Evolve Medical Clinics
Annapolis, 844-322-4222

Kastle Donovan, F.N.P.

  • No hassle health care. Responsive and caring.
  • As a retired EMT, I have high standards when it comes to patient care. This is the first time I have found a group of care providers who really listen to the patient and exceed my expectations. I am able to get an appointment when I need it, not just when it is convenient for the staff. They listen to what is going on and are open to the use of homeopathic treatments in conjunction with medical treatments. I could not ask for better care, and trust them to treat my 9-year-old as well. Best care, best people and best practice I have ever encountered personally or professionally in the 20 years I worked with doctors all over the region.

Michael Freedman, M.D.

  • No waiting, no lines. They treat you like family!
  • I am so glad Evolve Medical Clinics opened their doors. The medical team at Evolve actually listens to the patient, spends time with them, and sincerely wants to the see the patient get well. They return phone calls and are very communicative. I can view my medical records on-line with them. Their prices have been reasonable than if I were to go through my health insurance at a regular primary care office.
  • He listens patiently and never rushes you!
  • He cares about the community and provides a clean spacious place with one on one care and easy communication with patients.

Amy Ricker, C.N.P.

  • Amy, though a nurse practitioner, not a doctor, is the best I have met in a long time. She is very knowledgeable in alternatives that are unheard of in traditional medicine. She is very caring, and follows up fast. She also is very willing to speak in depth about your needs. She's a true doctor to us. Evolve is a very nice place and has a very zen feel to it, creating relaxation.

Greater Annapolis Medical Group
Annapolis, 410-573-1110

Kevin O'Keefe, M.D.

  • He's a good old guy, and he puts up with my husband as a patient!

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Odenton, 410-874-1400

Erika Larson, M.D.

Kathryn McGovern Strain, M.D.

  • She takes the time to listen and shows genuine concern for my well-being.

Kenneth Villar, M.D.

  • He really cares about my family and me.

Maryland Primary Care Physicians
Pasadena, 410-255-2700

Trang Pham, M.D.

  • My doctor listens, asks questions and explains so that I understand. She is caring, provides great advice and service to keep me healthy and on my toes. She keeps track of my medication and health needs. She makes recommendations and she is available if I have a question. I feel I receive the best quality of care.

Lyn Dea, D.O.

  • She remembers everything about my son and very sincere!
  • I have an autoimmune disease and Dr. Dea has helped me more than any other specialist did. She listens to your concerns and she is very thorough in ordering the necessary tests.

Tracy Jansen, M.D.

  • I have been with this practice for 40 years, since before it was a group practice. As I have aged my care has remained age appropriate and Dr. Jansen monitors my few medical issues closely. Notwithstanding my comment elsewhere, she is usually on top of monitoring/managing my care when she refers me to specialists. She also always makes the time to answer all of my questions.

Lisa Keithley, M.D.

  • She is proactive in encouraging me to take care of myself and promotes wellness.
  • She cares about me.

Amanda Malone, M.D.

  • Always caring.

Neil Padgett, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Dr. Padgett cares for his patients. He does all he can to address my concerns and though he's very busy, listens to me and takes the time to determine if there are any conditions that should be addressed. He cares about your over all well-being.

Thomas Walsh, M.D.

  • Dr. Walsh is one of a kind! He listens and goes above and beyond when it comes to helping patients get the proper care.

Potomac Physicians
Annapolis, 410-266-1000

Bethany Berger, C.R.N.P.

  • Beth Berger is caring and listens well. She offers perspective and encouragement and alternative therapies for ailments.

South River Family Medicine
Edgewater, 410-956-4911

Terry Everhart, M.D.

  • Dr. Everhart is a great doctor. Very personable and a great resource for all of my family's questions!

Stephen Killian, M.D.

  • Experienced, encouraging, willing to work with me on in-depth treatment options beyond the ordinary, including suggesting lifestyle improvements (without being pushy). Timely responsiveness to every inquiry.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Primary Care
Glen Burnie, Hanover, Millersville, Pasadena

Chris DeBorja, M.D., F.A.C.P.

  • He takes the time to listen to his patients and answer any questions or concerns they may have. He is a kind and caring person.

Jonathan McCoy, M.D.

General Surgery

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, 443-924-2900

Alex Gandsas, M.D.

Adrian Park, M.D.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410- 553-8042

Cornelius Musara, M.D.

  • Dr. Musara is so attentive to all of his patients—inpatient and outpatient. He always goes above and beyond for his patients.

Geoffrey Saunders, M.D.

  • Dr. Saunders is a very caring and compassionate surgeon. I am a hospital employee and I feel very comfortable being his patient. He is always very professional and has a great work ethic.
  • Hometown guy that has given his whole practice to the residents of Anne Arundel County. Great surgeon and guy!

Chesapeake Surgical Associates
Annapolis, 410-571-9499

Gina Massoglia, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Not only a fantastic surgeon but made the whole process from doctor visits to calling and asking questions very pleasant.

Hospitals and Medical Centers

Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, 443-481-1000

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-787-4530

Guillermo Giangreco, M.D.

  • This physician works in critical care, where more often then not things happen quickly and have to be taken care of in the same way. That being said he takes the time with the patients and their families to explain procedures and reasoning and makes the effort and goes that extra mile. That makes all the difference. He is also patient with new staff and enjoys teaching and explains it in a way anyone can understand learn. He is a one of a kind doctor!

Bowie Health Center
Bowie, 301-262-5511

Internal Medicine

Annapolis Integrative Medicine
Annapolis, 410-266-3613

Alan Weiss, M.D.

  • He promotes natural nutritional medicine and provides more preventive lab testing than most. He also keeps up to date on natural treatments.

Annapolis Internal Medicine
Annapolis, 410-897-9841

Stephen Hamilton, M.D.

  • He listens, is frank and answers email questions in a timely manner.

Courtney Milne-Krohn, M.D.

  • Very thorough and up to date on medical advances.

Mariaileen Sourwine, M.D.

  • Dr. Sourwine is very down to earth and very easy going besides being very knowledgeable.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-760-5400

David Rose, M.D.

  • He is very intelligent, well-educated and takes time to explain things to you so you understand them. He is never in a hurry to rush through an exam; he is very thorough and will always figure out what the problem is. He is also very caring, and he is a very dedicated physician.

Bowie Internal Medicine Associates
Bowie, 301-262-8188

David Siegel, M.D.

  • He has been around for over 35 years. He has always recommended the best doctors for my health and he has both feet on the ground. He is by far the best doctor I have ever had.
  • Dr. Siegel is my trusted health advisor. I believe in him and his expertise, and he is personable, too.

Lizy Thomas, M.D.

  • Dr. Thomas is exceptional in women's health and has excellent bedside manner. I feel comfortable and relaxed telling her my issues and she has a way to help address my concerns.

James Wang, M.D.

  • Dr. Wang is a wonderful family physician, very through and caring. He is focused in preventive care and has helped to catch major issues before they become serious.

Ritu Sachdev, M.D.

  • Dr. Sachdev takes her time with me to listen to my needs and concerns. She remembers my issues without needing to refer to the computer chart. She is compassionate, and has a wonderful bedside manner.

Crofton Internal Medicine
Gambrills, 410-451-7214

Ruth K. Gallatin, M.D.

  • She spends time with her patients to ask and answer questions. She's intelligent and thorough and treats her patients with respect and warmth. Lastly, she has a warm personality and a great sense of humor.

Crossroads Medical Associates
Ellicott City, 410-997-7660

Joseph Aleo, Jr., M.D.

Melissa Conti, M.M.S., P.A.

  • She gets to know all of her patients and makes you feel like she really cares. You can also have labs and assorted radiology tests done in the office if they are ordered, which saves time. It is not difficult to schedule when you need a sick appointment—they fit you in. Melissa is absolutely fantastic and gives practical advice instead of immediately adding another prescription. She also gives you a list of what you talked about on a post-it so you don't forget.

Dr. Birgitta Miller MD
Annapolis, 443-221-7416

Birgitta Miller, M.D.

  • Dr. Miller has always remembered me, even when it's been years between visits. She is a caring doctor who asks questions and listens to you and your concerns to get a better picture of who you are as a person, instead of just focusing on the one symptom that brought you in. She always explains her thinking and reason for diagnosis, which is important to me as a patient.
  • This doc knows her stuff!

Dr. Gary A. Milles MD, MPH
Elkridge, 410-799-8931

Gary Milles, M.D., M.P.H.

  • He returns calls in a timely matter, great source of referrals and spends time and listens to you.

Dr. Harry W. Kaplan MD
Baltimore, 410-653-0073

Harry Kaplan, M.D.

  • He is the most wonderful doctor. He is kind and will not stop until he finds what is going on. He truly cares and takes his time.

Dr. Ludwig Eglseder
Easton, 410-820-8824

Ludwig Eglseder, M.D.

  • He is professional, well-trained and available.

Kent Island Primary Care
Chester, 410-604-6560

Susanne Niemela, M.D.

  • She is very caring and listens to your concerns and problems. Would not go to another doctor and I trust her medical expertise explicitly.

Owings Mills Internal Medicine
Owings Mills, 410-363-4900

Julie Colodonato, M.D.

  • She rocks. She listens, she takes her time; she cares.

Parkway Medical Associates
Glen Burnie, 410-760-0098

Kunmi Majekodunmi, M.D.

  • He is the friendliest doctor, and takes the time to learn your name and say hi when ever he sees you.
  • Dr. Majek is so attentive to all of his patients—inpatient and outpatient. He always goes above and beyond for his patients.
  • Knowledgeable, personable and a good clinician.

Severna Park Medical Associates
Severna Park, 410-544-5900

Stephen Katz, M.D.

  • Professional, available and complete care.

The Primary Care Group of Maryland
Glen Burnie, 410-553-6360

Nnaemeka Agajelu, M.D.

  • Dr Agajelu is a rare addition to the medical profession. He is so passionate and gives my family all his attention. Whenever I meet him outside the office he asks about my family and conditions previously reported to him. How he is able to remember everything about my family outside of his office amazes me. My interactions with some of his patients reveal that he is the same with every one of them. I totally agree with one patient in his office who said it's Dr. A or nobody else.
  • Very knowledgeable and a great clinician. Caring.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Primary Care
Glen Burnie (locations in Millersville, Hanover, Pasadena and Glen Burnie), 410-760-2023

Donna Eversley, M.D.

  • No GP could be nicer to her patients or have a better work ethic. I have seen her taking time with an elderly patient and making sure they feel like they are being heard. She came highly recommended to me by my co-workers and the last two years I have not been disappointed. Takes calls from her patients and participates in sending emails with them. Very accessible.

Bahador Momeni, M.D., M.B.A.

  • Dr. Momeni is such a compassionate doctor who goes the extra mile for his patients and truly cares.
  • He is attentive, listens, follows up on your care and communicates with the patients.

Eugenia Robertson, M.D.

  • She is thorough and patient with each visit. Very professional.

Mental Health

Oasis The Center for Mental Health
Annapolis, 410-571-0888

Janine Fuertes-Ramirez, M.D.

  • Helped my college-age daughter overcome her fear of flying.

Psychological Resource Associates
Severna Park, 410-647-8840

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D.

  • Always caring.

The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
Towson, 410-938-5252

Harry Brandt, M.D.

  • Besides being totally knowledgeable about eating disorders, he is very compassionate.


Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Hanover, 410- 553-8260

Paula Greer, C.N.M.

  • Best midwife ever. So calm and patient.
  • She always takes the time to spend with all of her patients. She is so helpful and knowledgeable of all different things. She has compassion and empathy.

Marie Herrick, C.N.M.

  • Marie is so understanding and she really knows what she is doing. She will take your call at any time day or night and makes you feel very special!
  • Marie is so kind and gentle to her patients. She does a beautiful delivery and involves the family as much as her patient wants them to be involved. She explains things to them in a way that they can understand and relate to. She is very knowledgeable and is constantly doing research to find up to date information. She treats the staff with dignity and respect and is not afraid to ask the senior nurses for advice. She is a pleasure to work with.

Bay Area Midwifery
Annapolis, 410-573-1094

Shaina French, C.N.M.

  • Throughout my pregnancy and the birth of our son, Shaina was so empowering! She was knowledgeable and experienced, and helped me to make informed decisions for myself and my baby. We loved Shaina.


Annapolis OB-GYN Associates, P.A.
Annapolis, 410- 573-9530

Pablo Argeles, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Caring, calm, reassuring, patient and friendly. He genuinely cares about his patients and what they have to say.
  • Dr Argeles is an outstanding doctor. He is very kind and caring person. He always takes his time and thoroughly answers all my questions. You can tell by talking with him that he is very knowledgeable. He always makes me laugh which helps me relax. I can't say enough great things about him. I wish all doctors were as wonderful as he is.

Jemel Bingham, M.D.

  • Great personality.
  • Dr. Bingham is very personable. He takes the time with his patients and listens to their questions and concerns. He does not rush through an appointment and makes sure you are comfortable with everything before leaving.

Parabh Gill, M.D.

  • Multiple locations and easy to get an appointment.

Claudia Hays, M.D.

  • Caring, friendly and calming.
  • Takes the time to talk to you.

Mark Repka, M.D.

  • He has been awesome for over 30 years. He delivered both of my children.
  • Dr. Repka is down to earth. He makes you feel at ease and he truly cares about your well-being. I have recommended him more times than I can count!
  • Dr. Repka is a great doctor. He is caring and kind and is always able to know what is going on with you, even if it has been a while since he has seen you. He is truly one of a kind.

Ifeyinwa Stitt, M.D.

  • She has always taken her time with me and never made me feel rushed. She showed that she cared. She is just an amazing OB/GYN; I've never had a doctor like her before.
  • Dr Stitt helped me through my entire high-risk pregnancy. She was always there for me when I had questions and concerns, and through the delivery of our lovely baby boy!

Aziz Ob/Gyn
Columbia, 410-775-6430

Homayara Aziz, M.D.

  • Dr. Aziz goes above and beyond to take care of you. She is kind, caring and patient.
  • After losing our daughter in 2013 we became pregnant again in 2014 and I could not have found a better doctor! She has the biggest heart and is just so caring, kind and attentive to my family and me. We just absolutely love her. I cannot wait to have my little boy in a couple of weeks! Thank you for everything you have done for us Dr. Aziz! Words will never be enough to express how grateful we are to have you as our doctor.
  • I never go to the same doctor twice. However I have been going to see Dr. Aziz for two years and I even followed her when she moved practices. She is very friendly and answers all of my questions. She cares about her patients and their health and well-being. I will definitely keep coming to see her. If I ever decide to have babies, she'll be my doctor.
  • I am extremely glad that I switched to Dr. Aziz. I love that she takes the time to sit down and talk with me about anything and everything that may be going on and does not dismiss any of my concerns. When I had an issue, she helped calm my nerves and explained in lots of detail what I was going to experience and go through. She has great bedside manner and I would recommend her to any friend or family member.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center Women's Health Associates
Glen Burnie, 410- 553-8260

Dana Lee, M.D.

  • Dr. Lee has a very good bedside manner. He is warm and professional. He answers questions candidly and promptly. His office staff is excellent.

Ella Gayoso-Adam, M.D.

  • Dr Gayoso performed a life-saving emergency surgery on my wife, when the birth of my daughter went from normal to worst case scenario in a matter of seconds. However, her awesomeness didn't just end with saving my wife's life. She has continued to work with my wife for months now, helping with everything even so much as taking a phone call to talk my wife through things when times got tough during the recovery, reassuring her. She is simply amazing.
  • Dr. Gayoso always goes above and beyond. She will do whatever is needed to figure things out. She is always so cheerful and personable when dealing with her patients. She makes you feel like you are the only patient in the office and will take all the time she needs with you and not make you feel rushed, even if there are ten other people waiting for their appointment. No questions are ever left unanswered when you leave her office. She always includes your children or family members if you have them with you during your appointment. Dr. Gayoso is definitely the best OB/GYN I have ever had and will continue to see her until she retires.

Harvey Brilliant, M.D.
Glen Burnie, 410-789-1111

  • He always calls me back the same day that I call him. He has the best bedside manner and he is the most down to earth person.
  • No matter day or night Dr. Brilliant is always willing to help. I see him in the hall at work and he remembers me, asks how I'm doing. A great personality and rapport. He was recommended to me 20+ years ago by my mother-in-law. Best recommendation I could have asked for.

Calvert OB/GYN
Prince Frederick, 410-535-5610

Barbara Estes, M.D.

  • Very caring and funny.

Chesapeake Women's Care, P.A.
Annapolis, 410- 571-9700

Margaret Keith, M.D.

  • When I had to go in for an emergency C-section she kept calm and I knew my baby's life was in good hands!

Nicole Luecke, M.D.

  • Takes the extra time and effort to talk.

Marcus Penn, M.D.

  • While 20 weeks pregnant with twins in May 2012, I was admitted to the hospital after a routine sonogram due to an incompetent cervix. When this occurs in pregnancy, many times an emergency cerclage (stitch around the cervix) is performed to keep the cervix from dilating until the baby is closer to fill term. In my case, the amniotic sac of my baby boy was bulging through the cervix, so it was near impossible to get a stitch in my cervix without breaking the amniotic sac. After three days of all others telling me that nothing could be done to attempt to save my babies, and that I should induce labor, Dr. Penn volunteered to try an emergency vet late procedure by blowing up a sterile balloon to push the amniotic sac back into the uterus. That evening I was taken into surgery with Dr. Penn and a few other physicians that were assisting and wanted to observe. After the seemingly successful surgery, Dr. Penn even teared up when hugging my husband and giving him an update. Through fault of no one, two days later my water on Baby A had broken due to the amniocentesis needed to reduce the water volume during surgery. Heartbroken, to say the least, I was on strict hospital bed rest for the long haul and monitored closely for infection. Three weeks later I went into labor and delivered my twins due to a rapidly spreading infection, losing them both. Dr. Penn gave me his cell phone number so that I could contact him if I needed anything after the loss. I had heavy grief after losing my babies, as well as muscular atrophy and weakness due to the weeks of hospital bed rest, but he made sure that I had help if I needed it. Three months later I was pregnant again. Dr. Penn performed a preventative cerclage surgery at 11 weeks pregnant, and I was closely monitored through the duration by both Dr. Penn and The Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine. During an ultrasound appointment with the CMFM, Dr. Sweeney remarked that he could guess who performed my cerclage without looking at the paperwork. He could see that the cerclage was very high and very tight and that only one doctor does cerclages that well! So thankfully that perfect cerclage held until I went into labor at 38 weeks with my daughter. Dr. Penn was on call the day my water broke and stayed at the hospital through the next day, long after his shift ended, to make sure he was the one to deliver my baby girl via C-section. He cried with us when she was delivered and there are no words to express how thankful I am for this amazing doctor. He is kind, compassionate and has a genuine care and concern for the well being of his patients. Not many doctors can connect with their patients the way that Dr. Penn does. As a new mom, I joined a local mom's group on Facebook. A post came up from one of the members about OB/GYN recommendations. Over a hundred comments were made, and they were overwhelmingly in favor of Dr. Penn. Each individual story carried the same tone: heartfelt gratitude for someone we trusted with the most precious little people coming into our lives.

Barbara Wells, M.D.

  • Her wonderful sense of humor helps so much when dealing with Gyn issues!

Comprehensive Gynecology Center
Gambrills, 410- 451-0076

Paula Radon, M.D.

  • Very thorough, spends as much time as needed to answer your questions. Very easy to talk to.

Dr. Lawrence Tilley and Associates
Leonardtown, 301-475-8599

Lawrence Tilley, M.D.

  • Dr. Tilley and his staff are wonderful. I've always been treated like family in the office. Dr. Tilley is knowledgeable and reliable. It's the one doctor's office I always look forward to going to!

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Odenton, 443-997-0400

Elizabeth Ann Fountaine, M.D.

  • Takes time to answer all your questions and goes above and beyond to make sure you are cared for and your concerns are eased. She's extremely understanding, supportive, and provides excellent care. I was fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Annapolis, 410- 266-7755

Lori Sweitzer, D.O.

  • Great private practice and truly caters and listens to every patient.
  • Lori has excellent bedside manner and really builds a relationship with her patients.
  • She takes her time to ensure you and your baby are healthy and delivered all of my babies in the middle of the night, even when she was off.
  • She took excellent care of me during my pregnancy and was on top of everything during my difficult and somewhat risky labor. She made all the right calls to make sure that the baby and I came out healthy and happy.

Premier OBGYN
Odenton, 301- 352-4007

Debora Whitehurst-Brown, M.D.

  • Great quality care.

Womankind OB/GYN Associates
Columbia, 410-997-6464

Jean Hundley, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

  • Words can't describe the way Dr. Hundley cares for her patients. Dr. Hundley is so loyal, I was in labor all day on her birthday, and even though Dr. Hundley could've left, she stayed until my son was delivered. Dr. Hundley also has the personality that is so reassuring. When the specialist told me something was wrong with my unborn child, even though she was not 100% sure, she reassured me that my pregnancy was progressing just fine and that day all of my anxiety and stress had seized. I know there are a million stories, but this doctor is a true cut above just being a doctor.

Women Ob/Gyn
Annapolis, 410- 224-2228

Melissa Moen, M.D.

  • All of the doctors and nurses are amazing at this practice!

Jackie Nichols, M.D.

  • All of the doctors and nurses are amazing at this practice!

Miriam Yudkoff, M.D.

  • All of the doctors and nurses are amazing at this practice.

Occupational Therapy

Blossom Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Davidsonville, 240-421-3154

Katie Ryzhikov

  • Katie is amazing! She is so good with kids, making them feel at ease and creating an environment for them to thrive! We love her!
  • Dr. Ryzhikov was wonderful with my young son. With her care, he improved dramatically in just a small time period. She communicated well with my husband and I. It was a great experience that we would definitely recommend. Thank you so much!
  • Came to school to do a before school writing program for 1-5th graders. It was wonderful!
  • Miss Katie makes learning penmanship fun! My son was very happy and his penmanship improved greatly over the course of 2 months. She found ways to make writing interesting and used other tools to improve the children's fine motor skills. I would highly recommend Katie!

Cypress Creek Therapy
Severna Park, 410- 544-2500

Erin Peppard, O.T.R./L.

  • Erin is absolutely wonderful. She is so kind and helpful.

Therapy Solutions for Children, Inc.
Severna Park, 410-421-8920



Anne Arundel Eye Center
Annapolis, 410- 224-2010

Samuel Boles, M.D.

  • He is very kind, he reassures you that everything is fine and there is nothing that is non-fixable.
  • Ever since I've been a patient, he and his staff have made me feel special. Their demeanor is what one would want all of their medical doctors to be.
  • excellent care
  • He takes the time to listen and explains everything in terms I can understand. Great bed side manner.

Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center
Annapolis, 877- DR4-2020

Heather Nesti, M.D.

  • Very caring and knowledgeable.

Maria Scott, M.D.

  • Doctor Scott is wonderful and helpful.

Orin Zwick, M.D.

  • I love Dr. Zwick—great doctor!

Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis
Arnold, 410- 757-2778

John Avallone, M.D.

  • Best pediatric eye specialist in Maryland. I went to Johns Hopkins and ended up coming back to Avallone because no one can beat his bedside manner. He's a natural with kids.
  • Very knowledgeable, personable and great with my son.


AAMC Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists
Millersville, 410- 268-8862

Alexander Shushan, M.D.

  • He takes time to go over X-rays with you to make sure you understand your diagnosis. He explains all of the options up front, and he has good surgical outcomes.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410- 553-8290

Randy Davis, M.D.

  • Surgical skill.

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Annapolis Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy Associates
Annapolis, 410-266-3900

Matthew Hilburn, M.D.

Michael Pardo, M.D.

  • Dr Michael Pardo is the best. He is wonderful with the children and makes them comfortable and less scared. He has seen my son from birth through 14 years. He has a great rapport with everyone and is committed to his profession.

Severn River ENT
Severna Park and Annapolis, 410-544-9988

Lee Klieman, M.D.

  • Brilliant, talented artist.


Annapolis Pediatrics
Annapolis, Waugh Chapel, Crofton, Kent Island, 410-263-6363

Monta Conrad, M.D.

  • We visited Dr. Conrad by accident. Our previous pediatrician had left the practice. I was used to having female doctors for my kids and was skeptical but I loved his demeanor with my kids, an 11-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy. He was frank and open in a great way that did not make either one feel uncomfortable.
  • He has been with us every step of the way since the birth of our son. He has helped us, as first-time parents, figure out how to be competent with our child's healthcare, without being over-reactive. My child always looks forward to his regular visits and trusts that Dr. Conrad will make him better when he is ill.
  • So caring towards my twins and so honest and helpful to me as a new mother. He has so much love and appreciation for the children he sees. He has so much knowledge about every little thing that I get concerned about and knows just what to say to make me understand and help me through whatever obstacle I have with my twins. He has been our go-to doctor from the twins' birth at the hospital until now (almost 2 years) and into the future.

Katherine Edwards, M.D.

  • I love that they have hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Sefanit Fassil, M.D.

  • She cares about our children.
  • Dr. Fassil always makes us feel as if we are her only patients of the day. She has a great bedside manner. She sits, listens and asks questions. She answers all of my 4-year-old's questions.
  • She takes her time with us and answers all our questions. She's even called us at home to follow up. Her care is gentle and understanding!
  • My son has Down Syndrome and Dr Fassil has always been right on top of everything where he is concerned, from the very first time we met 5 years ago. She is always smiling. We love her!
  • From the very first meeting, she has always made us, as parents, feel secure. She has also always tried to form a bond with our daughter. I remember during our initial meeting when our little girl was just a baby, she would talk to her and make her the priority and it really put me at ease. Dr. Fassil always handles us with patience and understanding, and always plays with our daughter so it isn't just a traditional doctor visit! We're lucky to have found her.

Piyumi Foneska, M.D.

  • She is awesome and my 10-year-old loves coming to the office to see her!
  • She always seems to remember us and care how we are doing. Even when we had sick visits with other doctors in the practice, Dr. Fonseka would pop her head in our room to say hi and ask how the kids are doing.
  • Dr. Fonseka takes time to listen to and answer our questions and she makes an effort to get to know my son and our family. Knowing the patient and family helps in caring for the whole individual. She has a really warm personality and we also appreciate her professionalism.

Dwight Fortier, M.D.

  • Has always made the kids feel comfortable as well as myself. Always eases any concerns and has a great approach to helping the patient.

Gina Friel, C.P.N.P.

  • Very loving, great with every kid and parent who comes through the door. Well dressed. Cares about you—you're not just another patient.

Erik Haskins, M.D.

  • Dr. Haskins took the time to get to know our son from the day he was born. He makes you feel like your child is special, taking special attention to every need. He seemed excited about every new accomplishment my son had. He also recognized us when we were eating at a restaurant and came over to see how we were doing and see if our son was liking his outing experience. He made us feel as though he genuinely cared and was interested! He's amazing!
  • He is very intelligent and his depth of knowledge in pediatrics is profound. He also uses real life examples from his own children to help guide you in a direction for care for your child. He makes suggestions, not demands, and he is gentle and lighthearted, thorough, and very funny. My one-year-old loves him!
  • He is so down to earth and easy to communicate with. He takes his time when explaining things to me regarding my son's health and he makes me feel like my opinion is valued, which is important with your child's doctor.

Nicole Haughtling, C.P.N.P.

Valory Hill, M.D.

  • Dr. Hill has been our primary pediatrician for our 3-year-old and 16-month-old since they were born. She always greets us with a warm smile, always remembers what's going on with the boys, and even once called our home after hours to be sure we were doing okay after a double RSV diagnosis. We trust her completely and we know she cares about our boys; that means the world to us!
  • She's very personable and caring. She takes her time with our baby and answers all of our questions.
  • Great rapport with parents and kids; takes her time with her patients and listens to concerns.

Dana Kim, M.D.

  • Dr. Kim is a very knowledgeable, kind, caring doctor. She takes the time to explain procedures and medical terms. She focuses on the patient and family that she is with at that time. I never feel rushed or confused when I leave her office. With Dr. Kim, I know that my daughter is in great hands.
  • As my daughter got older, she wanted to see a doctor who was female. Dr. Kim made all of us feel welcome. At each visit Dr. Kim will talk to the parent to find out what is happening, concerns, and any other important information. Then she will talk to my daughter (the patient) to find out about her and her concerns. She then examines her, letting her know what she is doing and why. Afterwards she will go over her finds and recommendations with my daughter first (on her level) and then the parents. Excellent bedside manner!
  • Dr. Kim gives her patients 100% of her attention every time I take one of my kids to see her. She never makes her patients feel rushed and she is so kind, attentive and informative. She writes everything down for us and she always fully addresses all your questions. My kids all love Dr. Kim!

Mark Lester, M.D.

  • Dr. Lester is very attentive to my baby, always willing to listen to questions and provide advice, and he's very personable. He's been caring for my daughter since birth and I plan to stick with him!
  • Dr. Lester has supported our family and our daughter by providing thorough care for her special healthcare needs, specifically sickle cell. He provides transparent explanations and supports our family to help our daughter find the safest relief during a time of crisis in a timely manner. We are very proud to have him serve the needs of our children.
  • Dr. Lester saved our daughter's life. Enough said. Thank you.
  • Dr. Lester is an incredible doctor who is genuinely concerned for his patient's health. He is thorough and takes as much time as necessary to answer any parent's questions regarding various health concerns. He is truly a caring doctor who is great with kids. I would recommend him to any parent who is seeking pediatric care for their child.

Samuel Libber, M.D.

  • Dr. Libber is my son's pediatric endocrinologist. He is so thorough and takes the time to talk to us and explain everything that concerns his thyroid condition. I can't say enough praise for Dr. Libber and Annapolis Pediatrics!
  • Dr. Libber is the nicest, most compassionate doctor. He makes children feel very comfortable and special when he is caring for them. He returns calls quickly and is often available for last minute appointments. My three small children adore him, as does everyone else I've referred to him.
  • He has been our doctor for almost 18 years. He takes great joy in knowing our four daughters. Very personable and so easy to talk to. Thorough with medical issues but doesn't overdo.
  • He is patient, thorough, and very engaging with the children. I always leave feeling well informed and happy with next steps if in for an injury or illness. He pays attention to all aspects of the child from all medical check boxes to understanding all the outlets and activities that are helping to make the child well rounded.

Crystal Malvoisin, M.D.

  • She goes above and beyond to help her patients, parents and co-workers.

John McGrath, M.D.

  • He always takes the time to listen to all my concerns with my daughters. He takes into account the whole picture with my girls not just the current concern.
  • Dr. McGrath has always provided practical and compassionate care for my son. He has been his doctor since the day he was born and I always request to go to him when I am dealing with a health issue that I can't solve with my regular mommy intuition. He pays attention to the parents' concerns about their own parenting and how that affects the child, which I have come to appreciate over the years. He is very trustworthy.
  • Dr. McGrath has the best bedside manner. Our boys feel so comfortable with [him]. He always explains things to us very clearly and makes sure we have no questions before we leave. And if we do come up with a question later, we can always call him.

Kristen Medina, C.P.N.P.

  • So caring and great to work with.

Charles Parmele, M.D.

  • Dr. Parmele has a very relatable personality and knows how to calm the fears of a first time mother. His free nutrition classes are very helpful and his knowledge is comforting. Most importantly, he really listens to you and makes you feel like he has all the time in the world to answer your questions.
  • Very patient and thorough. He is not only wonderful medically but also has a phenomenal bedside manner.
  • He takes the time to listen to you without running behind, he doesn't make first time parents feel inferior, he gets to know you as a person based on small details.
  • He treats kids with respect and doesn't just talk to parents. You feel like he truly cares and spends the adequate amount of time with you.
  • He is great and we love him for his down to earth Common sense approach to children's health.
  • Listens carefully to parent and child. Very understanding of difficulty of having or living with ADD and recommending non-pharmaceutical options for treatment.

Kay Passagno, C.P.N.P.

  • So caring and always available for solid evidence-based advice.

Gwyn Reece, C.P.N.P.

  • She is a caring doctor who has never missed a diagnosis with my son. She talks with and listens to the parents as equals.
  • Multiple locations, walk-in hours, and all the doctors and nurse practitioners treat you like family!
  • She actually cares about the entire family not just her patients.

James Rice, M.D.

  • He remembers everything about the kids. Never rushes. Always takes his time and asks questions until he solves their problems. He is compassionate, smart and fabulous!
  • He is great with kids and is thorough. You feel that he really cares. When it warrants, he calls to follow up to make sure the patient is getting better.
  • Dr. Rice goes above and beyond most doctors these days. In addition to his job he volunteers to travel to South America to care for children. My three sons are all seen by Dr. Rice and my youngest with special needs is so loved and nurtured by Dr. Rice, I can not thank him enough for all of the time that he has taken to discuss the way forward and courses of action for him.

Michelle Schall, C.P.N.P.

  • Michelle is knowledgeable, thorough, and always pleasant. She is easy to talk to, and reassuring when I have questions or concerns about my son. She is great with my son, and always makes him feel comfortable when he visits. I can't recommend her enough.
  • Continuity of healthcare. She provided urgent care and quality follow up. Excellent listening and communication skills.

Nichole Tucker, C.P.N.P.

  • Thoughtful, caring and very thorough.

Margaret Turner, M.D.

  • She is a no nonsense pediatrician. I appreciate that she doesn't beat around the bush. She actually gave me her cell phone number during a time when my child was very ill.
  • Dr. Turner has been amazing! She is never in a hurry and always willing to answer our questions. She is so helpful and caring. She is down to earth and has given us so much advice. As first time parents, we really appreciate her!
  • We have been seeing Dr. Turner for 5 years for both of our sons. She is very practical and forthcoming, and always takes time to really listen to anything we need to discuss. We love her!
  • Dr. Turner takes the time to explain what is going on with our child at her different stages of development. She also answers any questions without judgment and makes a new mom feel comfortable.

Amy Landis, C.P.N.P.

  • She goes above and beyond for our son. She always checks with us even on her days off and does an amazing job monitoring his care.

Arundel Pediatrics
Linthicum, Arnold, 410-789-7337

Candace Tesch, M.D., F.A.A.P.

  • Very kind, caring, and nurturing. Great with kids. Thorough evaluations and care.

Rebecca Vickers, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Megan Wellard, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410- 768-0700

Samir Bhasin, D.O.

  • Dr. Sam Bhasin is one of those most responsive, thorough health care professionals in the area. He has open and welcomed communication with his patients — through email and cell — any time of the day or night, which is imperative for a good pediatrician. His sound judgment and thorough, lengthy visits with his young patients are much appreciated by worried parents and his manner is calm and caring. Dr. Sam is second-to-none.

Lisa Fronc, M.D.

  • Dr. Fronc is the most amazing ER doctor. She has been a pediatrician for a long time and really knows what she is doing.

Esther Liu, M.D.

  • Dr. Liu always takes the next step to explain what is going on with my child as well as taking the time to make sure I truly understand what is going on.

Bay Area Pediatrics
Stevensville, 410-643-1000

James Kalliongis, M.D.

  • He is very thorough and caring, and he doesn't rush you out of the office.

Bay Shore Pediatrics
Prince Frederick, 410-535-5959

Meghan Chiu, M.D.

  • Knowledgeable, kind and helpful.

Manbir Singh, M.D.

  • Awesome with kids and very thorough. My newborn had some inflammation and crystals on her kidneys. He referred us to other specialists and initiated communication with them to keep me informed. He stayed on constant contact with them and me and was very thorough in determining the diagnosis (which was not easy).

Bayside Pediatrics
Annapolis, 410-224-7667

Meaghan Chaney, M.D., F.A.A.P.

  • Dr. Chaney is so nice and down to earth. She takes time with us, clearly remembers us from visit to visit, and seems to stay up on the latest medical research.
  • She knows her stuff—as the former chief of pediatrics at AAMC, Dr. Chaney is so knowledgeable. She doesn't waste your time.
  • Great bedside manner and explains everything perfectly, from cause of illness to symptoms and treatment. She gets straight to the point and can answer every question you have.

Diego Escobosa, M.D., F.A.A.P.

  • Deeply cares about the mental health of his plethora of patients who suffer from ADHD.
  • Dr. Escobosa is the best. He pays attention to the child such that they love going to see him even when they are not sick.

Jeffrey Nold, D.O., F.A.A.P.

  • He always seems so happy to see us. He takes the time to remember the little things. He truly makes the experience one of a kind.
  • Confident and knowledgeable about all things pediatric. Professional yet super friendly!

Belliacres Pediatrics
Davidsonville, 410-721-0800

Donald Schneider, M.D.

  • Great with kids!

Chesapeake Pediatrics
Annapolis, 410-224-3663

Corinne Coyner, M.D.

  • Very knowledgeable, friendly, and fantastic with children!

Gvozden Pediatrics
Millersville, 410-729-0690

Andre Gvozden, M.D.

  • It's a small family practice with wonderful, caring physicians!
  • Always makes time, remembers our son's name and ours too. So helpful and patient with new moms!
  • The whole staff is great with kids, easy to talk to, friendly, caring.
  • I have been taking my children to him since their birth. He has always been there for us and has always guided us clearly and professionally regarding our children's health and well being.

Klebanow and Associates
Columbia, 410-997-0500

Dana Wollney, M.D.

  • I have had this pediatrician for all three of my children since their births, two of which are now too old to visit the practice. Dr. Wollney has always listened with much patience. He is very knowledgeable and quick to diagnose or refer to other specialized physicians. He has an amazing bedside manner and truly cares for his clients and their family members.

Potomac Physicians
Catonsville, 410-869-0100

Gloria Fuentes, M.D.

  • Our pediatrician makes us feel like we are a family unit not just her patients, and she always shows a genuine interest in my children and their well-being.

Shahab A Malik & Associates LLC
Glen Burnie, 410-582-9630

Shahab Malik, M.D.

  • He is such a gentle sweet doctor who answers all your concerns and is very knowledgeable. Best pediatrician in Maryland.

South River Pediatrics
Edgewater, 410-956-6302

Azam Baig, F.A.A.P.

Kennon Harris, M.D.

  • Dr. Harris is great at making my kids feel comfortable.​

Jill Tierney, M.D.

  • She's just the best!

Martha Wallace, M.D.

  • Dr. Wallace is great at making my kids feel comfortable.

The Pediatric Group
Crofton, Davidsonville, Severna Park
410-721-2273, pediatricgroup.com

Craytonia Davis, M.D.

  • Kind, compassionate care giver.

Carol Forsyth, C.R.N.P.

  • She is so personable and remembers everything. She's the best! You have complete confidence in her decisions and she values the parents' opinions as well.
  • So good with children.

Robert Graw, M.D.

  • He cares for every patient as though it was his first and makes time to explain every detail in a light-hearted way to teenagers.

Physical Therapy

Annapolis Family Physical Therapy
Annapolis, 410-266-6626

Michael Wells

  • He is extremely thorough, knowledgeable and approachable. Great results!

Doyle & Taylor Physical Therapy
Annapolis, 410- 295-0001

Jennifer Taylor

  • Friendly and always interested in the newest advances in the field.

Peret and Moy Therapy Associates
Chester, 410-604-2982

Kate Mills

  • She works on her day off to make sure you get the right therapy. Kate also decided to go into the warm pool and do aqua therapy with me when she doesn't do aqua therapy. She truly wants to find out how to help me and make my life be livable. Kate even came to get me and drove me to and from therapy when I didn't have a ride.

Plastic Surgery

Annapolis Facial Plastic Surgery
Annapolis, 410-417-6304

Bryan Ambro, M.D., M.S.

  • Brittney and Dr. Ambro have done wonders for my skin. After having two kids, I had issues with melasma—brown patches on my face. They have made my skin look great.


Advanced Radiology
Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Hanover, Millersville
888-972-9700, advancedradiology.com

Kevin Jarrell, M.D.

  • Very patient friendly.

Zina Novak, M.D.

  • Excellent interventional radiologist.

Chesapeake Medical Imaging Center
Annapolis, 410-571-0350

Mark Baganz, M.D.

  • Dr. Baganz and his staff are the best in the business, professional and extremely thorough.

Weight Loss

Annapolis Medical Weight Loss
Gambrills, 410-721-9862

David C Anderson, M.D.

  • Tailors a plan to your specific situation.
  • Caring, compassionate.

Victoria Bottone


Anne Arundel Rheumatology
Crofton, 443-292-4872

Ashu Mehta, M.D.

  • He is always so friendly and compassionate. He understands that people are in pain and he is not always giving them pain meds just to get them out the door. This is awesome as so many people are hooked on painkillers. If you are having a flair of RA or whatever you may have he gets you in right away. He has been my lifesaver.

Diabetes Care

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-787-4940

Kristin Flammer, M.D.

  • I trust what she says. She is available. She follows through with what she says she is going to do.
  • Great physician. Diagnosed me when my PCP couldn't.
  • She was able to diagnose an issue I had been dealing with for 7 months when no one else could.

Tatyana Sergeyeva, M.D.

  • Always listens.

Maryland Endocrine, PA
Columbia, 301-953-2080

Nicholas Argento, M.D.

  • Outstanding listener. Very good at forming a complete profile leading to correct diagnosis and effective treatment.

Cancer Care – Hematology/Oncology

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-553-8360

Harvinder Singh, M.D.

  • He is a good listener. Detail oriented and follows up with patients.

The Gynecologic Oncology Collaborative
Annapolis, 443-481-3356

Neil Rosenshein, M.D.

  • Passionate. Compassionate. Knowledgeable. Appreciative. Kind. Untiring. The best combination of knowledge, skill and bedside manner one can ever find in a surgeon.


Cardiology Associates LLC
Annapolis, 410-573-6480

John Martin, M.D.

  • Dr. Martin is personable, understanding and friendly. Not to mention, very good at what he does.

Pediatric Cardiology of Maryland
Annapolis, 443-598-2480

James Telep, M.D.

  • Good patient service and follow up. He cares!
  • Very skilled yet compassionate and kind.
  • Dr. Telep is top notch. He has such compassion. He took his time and explained very clearly what was going on with my daughter's heart.

Delmarva Heart
Salisbury, 410-334-2227

Jeffrey Etherton, M.D., F.A.C.C.

  • Put in my pacemaker to save my life so I can be with my wonderful family.

Greg Treuth, M.D., F.A.C.C.

The Heart Center of Northern Anne Arundel County, P.A.
Glen Burnie, 410-768-6600

Jay Penafiel, M.D.

Oral Surgery

Maryland Oral Surgery Associates
Annapolis, 410-897-0111

Ziad Batrouni, D.D.S.

  • I had all four wisdom teeth out and could eat the next day!!
  • He has fabulous patient care! My kids saw him for wisdom teeth and my mom saw him for implants. I see him for botox! He's great!


Podiatry Group of Annapolis
Annapolis, 410-224-4448

James McKee, D.P.M., F.A.C., F.A.S.

  • He is extremely knowledgeable, informative, and thorough in doing as much as possible to ensure maximum foot health.


University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Spine & Neuroscience Center
Glen Burnie, 410-553-8160

Amiel Bethel, M.D.

  • Best neurosurgeon in the area.

Thoracic Surgery

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie , 410-553-8150

Galen Ohnmacht, M.D.

  • Such a talented doctor! Very knowledgeable in the human body and its ailments. He has knowledge in multiple fields of practice and is capable of taking care of any ailments you might have.
  • Dr. Ohnmacht is incredibly intelligent and knowledgeable. His professionalism puts him above the rest. He is caring and compassionate!


Anne Arundel Urology
Annapolis, 410-266-8049

John Danneberger, M.D.

  • A couple of years ago I went to Dr. Danneberger with an issue which he immediately began doing testing on but had negative results. By keeping up with modern technology and being a member of a team of specialists that meet monthly he referred me to NIH to be tested with a new equipment they had developed. This equipment detected cancer that could not be detected with standard testing. I cannot thank Dr. Danneberger enough for his above and beyond care for patients.

Robert Hanley, M.D.

  • Great bedside manner!

Speech and Language Therapy

Cypress Creek Therapy
Severna Park, 410- 544-2500

Patrice Smith, S.L.P.

  • We just love her! So helpful and always willing to listen!

Speech Matters
Annapolis, 410-295-1616

Jacqueline Paterson, M.A., CCC-S.L.P.

Urgent Care

Doctors Express
Edgewater, 410-956-3394

Babarinde Fadirepo, M.D.

  • He is quick and thorough. He has a wonderful smile, too.

Evolve Medical Clinics
Annapolis, 844-322-4222

Kastle Donovan, F.N.P.

  • No hassle health care. Responsive and caring.
  • As a retired EMT, I have high standards when it comes to patient care. This is the first time I have found a group of care providers who really listen to the patient and exceed my expectations. I am able to get an appointment when I need it, not just when it is convenient for the staff. They listen to what is going on and are open to the use of homeopathic treatments in conjunction with medical treatments. I could not ask for better care, and trust them to treat my 9-year-old as well. Best care, best people and best practice I have ever encountered personally or professionally in the 20 years I worked with doctors all over the region.

Michael Freedman, M.D.

  • No waiting, no lines. They treat you like family!
  • I am so glad Evolve Medical Clinics opened their doors. The medical team at Evolve actually listens to the patient, spends time with them, and sincerely wants to the see the patient get well. They return phone calls and are very communicative. I can view my medical records on-line with them. Their prices have been reasonable than if I were to go through my health insurance at a regular primary care office.
  • He listens patiently and never rushes you!
  • He cares about the community and provides a clean spacious place with one on one care and easy communication with patients.

Amy Ricker, C.N.P.

  • Amy, though a nurse practitioner, not a doctor, is the best I have met in a long time. She is very knowledgeable in alternatives that are unheard of in traditional medicine. She is very caring, and follows up fast. She also is very willing to speak in depth about your needs. She's a true doctor to us. Evolve is a very nice place and has a very zen feel to it, creating relaxation.

Kinder Mender Walk-in Pediatric Center
Columbia, Glen Burnie, Laurel, 443-492-4000

  • They are friendly and make the children comfortable for their appointments. They communicate with the parents and explain in a language we understand.

Righttime Medical Care
Annapolis, Arundel Mills, Columbia, Crofton, Pasadena, Waugh Chapel
888-808-6483, myrighttime.com

Michelle Brendle, P.A.-C.

  • She is caring and compassionate. Even in urgent care, she takes the time to listen to patients and explain issues to where patients can understand.

Sharon Brooks, M.D.

  • She is amazing. She is so in tune to the patient and gives the best care ever. She is very genuine and always on point with her diagnosis and treatment.

Lauren Burkhead, F.N.P.

  • Lauren has a sweet personality and knows just what to say and when to say it. I would trust anyone I love in her care. She is honest and clearly loves her job.
  • Lauren is a fantastic nurse practitioner. She has a warm personality and gives great care to all of her patients. I would trust her with any of my loved ones!
  • Very nice; excellent credentials.

Tony Doran, M.D.

  • Caring and helpful.
  • Kind, considerate and caring provider.

Jon Gonella, P.A.-C.

  • Jon is very knowledgeable. He is dedicated to patient care and makes sure that the patient understands everything and has no questions. He truly cares about his job and takes it seriously.
  • Jon Gonella is an outstanding physician assistant. He is very knowledgeable and communicates very thoroughly with his patients. I would trust him with any of my loved ones!

Robert Graw, M.D.

  • Dr. Graw has being caring for pediatric and adult patients through Righttime Medical for over 25 years. Opens earlier and close later to accommodate working parents. He also has relationships with areas school and community organizations which fundamental to provide the needed services for the community.

Kristie Kovacs, F.N.P.-B.C.

  • Caring and helpful.

Micky Mills, M.D.

  • She goes the extra mile to assure the patient leaves feeling well cared for.

Jessica O'Brien, F.N.P.-B.C.

  • Caring and helpful.

Minh Ta, M.D.

  • He is an excellent listener and first-rate diagnostician. He treats his clinical colleagues as a team.
  • Competent and friendly.

Marc Weber, M.D.

  • Brought balloon and popsicle to my son and had a sad and sick little boy smiling in no time! Great care and we were in and out in an hour.
  • Dr. Weber cares about his patients and takes the time to speak with them one on one/eye to eye. He is truly a compassionate man and has even done a personal follow-up call.
  • Dr. Weber is a phenomenal doctor. He takes the time to listen to his patients concerns and offers them the best care! I would trust him with any of my loved ones!

West Street Medical
Annapolis, 410-268-3627

Lee Goodman, M.D.

  • He goes far and beyond to meet for appointments. He comes in when he isn't scheduled to meet with us. He is very supportive and understanding. He's a rare find these days as doctors go. He has been a beacon of light during some dark days.

Vascular Surgery

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-553-8300

Marshall Benjamin, M.D.

  • Dr. Benjamin is a warm and engaging physician with enormous expertise in the field of vascular medicine. His laid back disposition belies his exceptional intelligence and skill.