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Introducing Our 2021 Favorite Docs!

We are so pleased to congratulate all of this year’s Favorite Doctors. We have Fav Doc nominations that take care of our bodies and minds from top to toe, from dentists to pediatricians, chiropractors, family doctors and mental health professionals, speech therapists and women’s health practitioners, and everywhere else in between. We receive hundreds of nominations and comments and the comments are the best kind of recommendation because they speak of knowledge, bedside manner, accessibility, trust, and kindness. All of these great qualities are so important when keeping up with your general health or taking care of a new diagnosis.  

We are proud to put together this extensive list of amazing doctors and medical professionals that serve every day to keep us and our families healthy. Congratulations and Thank You to all of the providers who were nominated for keeping us healthy! 

Allergy and Asthma, ENT Care

Allergy & Asthma Associates
Arnold, 410-647-2600
James R. Banks, M.D.
Timothy Andrews, M.D.

Annapolis Allergy & Asthma
Annapolis, 410-573-1600
Uwe Reichman, P.A.

Annapolis ENT Associates
Annapolis, 410-266-3900
Matthew A. Hilburn, M.D.
Andrew Johnson, M.D.

Peter King, M.D.
Jaime Olenec, M.D.
Annalisa Overstreet, M.D.
J. Michael Pardo, M.D.


Arnold Chiropractic Center
Arnold, 410-349-0000
Dave Sortisio, D.C.
Dr. Dave is the best! He is very caring and always has your best interest at heart. I’d recommend him to anyone looking for chiropractic care.

Atlas Chiropractic, P.C.
Annapolis, 410-263-3970
Marc Schwartz, D.C., B.C.A.O.

DeMaio Family Chiropractic & Physical Therapy
Bowie, Gambrills, Odenton, Severna Park
Daren Osborn, D.C.

Elevate Life
Annapolis, 410-268-3333
Daniel Johns, D.C.

Cleft and Craniofacial Care

Johns Hopkins Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Baltimore, 443-997-9466
Ilana Ickow, D.M.D., M.S.
Jordan Steinberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Dentists – General

About Smiles Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-734-2303
April Calton, D.D.S.

Alan G. Kline, D.D.S., John P. Veltman, D.D.S. Family Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-757-3008
Alan Kline, D.D.S.

Annapolis Comprehensive Dentistry, LLC
Annapolis, 410-266-6366
Ryan Mankiewicz, D.D.S.
Always a favorite!

Annapolis Family Dental
Annapolis, 410-268-7737
David Samson, D.D.S.

Annapolis Smiles
Arnold, 410-989-7132
Scott Finlay, D.D.S.
Always professional and knowledgeable.
Ha Lim, D.D.S.
She’s a great dentist and so nice!

Ash Family Dentistry
Ellicott City, 410-750-3583
Rajvi Sheladia, D.D.S.

Bay Hills Family Dentistry
Arnold, 410-757-9222
Ryan Gens, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
He makes me feel at ease.  Great office atmosphere and staff.

Chesapeake Bay Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-266-8250
Keith Polizois, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Christina M. Duarte, D.D.S.
Crofton, 410-451-4780
Christina Duarte, D.D.S.

Ehmann Dental Care
Annapolis, 410-224-1105
Kathryn Ehmann, D.D.S.

Goodman Dental Care
Annapolis, 410-849-6247
Jeremy Goodman, D.D.S.

Guard Your Smile Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-268-5751
Holly Mayher, D.D.S.

Henrik L. Anderson, D.D.S.
Arnold, 410-923-6866
Henrik Anderson, D.D.S.

Lake Shore Family Dental
Pasadena, 410-255-8001
Walter Hong, D.D.S.

Maryland Family Dentistry
Columbia, Glen Burnie, 410-766-4650
Marc Nuger, D.D.S.

Waugh Chapel Dental
Gambrills, 410-921-9493
Robert Daly, D.D.S.
He is the best!

Dentists – Orthodontists

Labbe Family Orthodontics
Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Greenbelt
Stephen Labbe, D.D.S.
He is the most skilled, thoughtful and fun doctor I know!

Mairead M. O’Reilly and Associates
Annapolis, 410-266-0025
Mairead O’Reilly, D.D.S., M.S., P.A.

Orthodontists of Maryland
Glen Burnie, Reisterstown, 410-761-6960, 410-883-9330
Sara Batouli, D.D.S., M.S.
Super compassionate and kind
Steven Siegel, D.M.D.
Very knowledgeable and friendly!

Philbin & Reinheimer Orthodontics       
Annapolis, 410-263-5600
Stevensville, 410-643-6636       
Ora Reinheimer, D.M.D., P.A.
She’s great!

Specialists in Orthodontics
Gambrills, 410-928-1022
Robert Martin, D.M.D., M.D.S., P.A.

Wright Orthodontics
Severna Park, 410-544-0072
Benjamin Wright, D.D.S.

Dentists – Pediatric

Annapolis Pediatric Dentistry
Annapolis, 410-573-0691
Beverly Jimenez, D.D.S.

Bayside Kids Dental
Odenton, 443-327-9108
Kenny Zamora, D.M.D.

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental
Hanover, 410-799-0780
We love this practice!

Dentistry for Children
Gambrills, 410-701-3595
Eric Baker, D.D.S.

Kent Island Pediatric Dentistry  
Stevensville, 410-604-2211       
Margaret McGrath, D.M.D., M.P.H., P.C.
She has been treating my 11 year old twins since they were 1. Her bedside manner and dedication to her patients makes her our favorite.

Naptown Smiles – Bross & Associates    
Annapolis, 410-224-0018          
Jessica Lee, D.D.S.

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
Arnold, 410-757-5437
CJ Tull III, D.D.S.
Gregg Behling, D.M.D.
Michelle Decere, D.M.D.
Robert Bolton, D.D.S., M.S.

Robert M. Marcus, D.D.S., LLC
Reisterstown, 410-526-5050
Robert Marcus, D.D.S.

Ellicott City, 410-203-2410
Choti Jahnigen, D.D.S.

Vernon Pediatric Dentistry       
Severna Park, 410-544-4888     
Maya Vernon, D.D.S.


Annapolis Dermatology Associates
Annapolis, 410-224-2260
Emma Lanuti, M.D.
She so helpful!
Reid Raleigh, P.A.-C.
Technical expertise and professionalism
Lisa Renfro, M.D.
Outstanding, very caring and thorough

Anne Arundel Dermatology
Annapolis, Millersville, Glen Burnie, Kent Island
Jennifer Gamber, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Dermatology
Lutherville, 410-955-5933
Anna Leah Grossberg, M.D.

Family Practice

Anne Arundel Medical Group Annapolis Primary Care
Annapolis, 443-481-1150
Semra Sahinci, M.D.

Anne Arundel Medical Group South River Family Medicine
Edgewater, 410-956-4911
Terry Everhart, M.D.
Stephen Killian, M.D.
Gillian Lowe, M.D.

Anne Arundel Medical Group Waugh Chapel Family Medicine
Gambrills, 410-721-1507
Ian Shantz, M.D.

Maryland Primary Care Physicians Bowie
Bowie, 301-262-5900
Ariel Warden-Jarrett, M.D., F.A.A.C.P.

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Group
Hanover, Glen Burnie, Millersville, Pasadena, 410-553-2900
Christina Petros Butterly, C.R.N.P.

Hospitals/Medical Centers

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States
Multiple Locations

Luminis Health (Anne Arundel Medical Center)
Annapolis, 443-481-1000

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, 410-955-5000

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, 410-787-4000

University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Bowie, 301-262-5511

Internal Medicine

Annapolis Internal Medicine
Annapolis, 410897-9841
Andre Colaco, M.D.
Rita Shkullaku, M.D.

Dpinder Singh, M.D.
Bowie, 301-262-7555
Dpinder Singh, M.D.

Inspire Integrative Medicine
Arnold, 410-989-8833
Courtney Milne-Krohn, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Odenton, 410-874-1400
Diana Nicole Spell, M.B.A., M.D.

Prime Medicine LLC
Glenn Dale, 301-805-0006
Farhad Jamali, M.D.

Mental Health

AAMG Mental Health Specialists
Annapolis, 410-573-9000
Rickie Phillips, L.C.P.C.

Anchored Hope Therapy
Annapolis, 443-291-8090
Chelsea Haverly, LCSW-C
Anchored Hope Therapy listens and matches you with the provider that is best equipped to support you, not just any provider available.

Brady Mental Health & Wellness
Severna Park, 410-303-3438
Jennifer Brady, L.C.P.C.

Brighter Hope Wellness Center
Clarksville, 410-531-8100
Cindy T. Graham, Ph.D.
Claudia Salter, Ph.D.

LifeStance Health
Annapolis, 443-906-3506
Kelsey Homonai, L.C.S.W.-C.   

Oasis the Center for Mental Health       
Annapolis, 410-571-0888          
The whole practice is knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful

Ruth K. Weinstein, Ph.D.
Annapolis, 410-266-8555
Ruth Weinstein, Ph.D.

Silverleaf Counseling
Severna Park, 410-294-0152
Samantha Manos, L.C.S.W.-C., P.M.H.-C.
Lauren Reider, L.C.S.W.-C., C.G.C.S.
Erica Seitz, L.C.S.W.-C.
Heather Silver, L.C.S.W.-C., C.P.L.C.
Heart, caring, compassion, empathy, judgement free. Heather Silver provides a safe space to discuss the biggest issues in our lives.
Megan Sillaman, L.C.S.W.-C.

Waypoint Wellness Center
Annapolis, Linthicum, 410-684-3806     
Erin Castleberry, M.S., L.C.P.C., N.C.C.
Chandler McLemore, Ph.D.

Occupational Therapy

Annapolis Children’s Therapy
Annapolis, 410-573-1064
Pat Fasick, O.T.

RSI – Rehabilitation Services, Inc.      
Laurel, 301-498-8100       
Emma Bell, O.T.R./L.
She is kind and patient, always has something positive to say regarding therapy.
Vidya Parawati, O.T.
She is very nice and my son loves working with her.
Nicole Miller, M.S., O.T.R./L.
She knows how to make kids comfortable and she has good skills.

The Children’s Spot
Columbia, 877-776-8502
Ashley Rozegar, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Katie Schnell, M.S., O.T.R./L.


Maryland Oncology Hematology
Annapolis, 410-897-6200
Ravin Garg, M.D.
Stuart Selonick, M.D.


Annapolis Vision Center
Annapolis, 410-266-0099
Pennye Doud, M.D.

Ophthalmology Associates of Greater Annapolis
Arnold, 410-757-2778
John Avallone, M.D.


Annapolis Hand Center
Annapolis, 410-544-4263
Thomas Dennis, M.D.

Anne Arundel Medical Group Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists
Annapolis, 410-268-8862
Jeffrey Gelfand, M.D.


Annapolis Pediatrics        
Annapolis, Severna Park, Edgewater, Kent Island, Crofton, 410-263-6363
Alicyn Bassler, C.P.N.P, I.B.C.L.C.
Alycyn is so knowledgeable. She is so sweet and amazing with our daughter!
Veronica Cellini, M.D.
Dr. Cellini is amazing!  Takes time, listens and provides really great recommendations on care.
Monta Conrad, M.D.
Goes above and beyond …every patient …every time.
Dominica Donnal, M.D.
Great listener and great with my kids. Makes me feel confident in her skills and treating my children.
Katherine S.K. Edwards, M.D.
She is very kind and never makes us feel rushed. She answers all of our questions and is so knowledgeable. We feel so lucky to have her!
Sefanit Fassil, M.D.
Dr. Fassil is an active listener. She asks the right questions and provides us with great recommendations. She is patient, kind and has a great sense of humor.
Piyumi Fonseka, M.D.
She is attentive, thorough and caring.
Gina Friel, C.P.N.P
Gina Friel has always gone above and beyond for myself when I was a pediatric patient and now cares for my newborn.
Shaun Fritz, C.P.N.P.
The most caring doctor ever. Super dedicated, listens to your concerns and understands everything!
Erik Haskins, M.D.
He’s the best! So caring and listens to every concern.
Valory Hill, M.D.
She has always gone above and beyond to answer questions and help with any concerns.
Leah Kelly, C.P.N.P
Her patience and understanding is wonderful.  She is very comforting as well as knowledgeable.
Mark Lester, M.D.
Dr. Lester is truly one of a kind! His attention to detail, thoroughness, thoughtfulness, kindness, and generosity are part of what makes him the most remarkable pediatrician.
Samuel Libber, M.D.
Dr. Libber has a knack of calming everyone in the room. He’s a gentle soul and a brilliant doctor. We feel so lucky to have him as our pediatrician.
John McGrath, M.D.
Dr. McGrath is such a great health care provider. He is friendly, professional, and does a great job including the kids in discussions about their health
Zwena McLeod, M.D.
Dr. McLeod is such a wonderful pediatrician! She is extremely sweet and caring. She makes everyone feel welcome and well cared for.
Kristin Medina, C.P.N.P.
She is comprehensive, she remembers me and my children’s specific needs, she listens to all concerns and gives appropriate referrals when needed.
Erin Merli, C.P.N.P.
She listens to both the child and parent to help guide all areas of the child’s welfare. She really shows empathy and knowledge.
Charles Parmele, M.D.
Great bedside manner. Very knowledgeable, understanding and relatable.
Kay Pessagno, C.P.N.P.
Kay always listens to our concerns about our son’s development.
Tuyen Phan, M.D.
Dr. Phan is always a joy to see. She is genuinely invested in the growth, development, and care of our son.
Jennifer Redmond, C.P.N.P., I.B.C.L.C.
She has such an amazing bedside manner. She is friendly, inviting, and listens to all concerns with a sincerity.
James Rice, M.D.
Dr. Rice has been amazing with all 3 of my boys! He is extremely patient, kind, and thorough.
Sharon Richter, D.O.
Dr. Richter truly understands children and their mental/behavioral needs. She engages so well with our children and with us.
Michelle Schall, C.P.N.P.
She is an amazing clinician with a caring heart.
Erin Sukhu, M.D.
Dr. Sukhu always takes the time to answer all of our questions and does everything she can to help first time parents with all of their worries. 
Roseanne Thompson, C.P.N.P.
Very caring about the whole family and family situations. Asks and expresses concern about our current situation and circumstances.
Nichole Tucker, C.P.N.P.
Nichole is great with children! She truly loves her job and the children!
Margaret Turner, M.D.
She takes the time to listen and get to know her patients.  She knows her stuff but is so down to earth.  We love seeing Dr. Turner!
Anita Weissburg, C.P.N.P.
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Brings a ton of experience and never rushes you.

Arundel Pediatrics
Arnold, Linthicum, 410-789-7337
Alissa Won, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Bay Area Pediatrics
Stevensville, 410-643-1000
Courtney Freimuth, C.P.N.P.

Bayside Pediatrics
Annapolis, 410-224-7667
Diego Escobosa, M.D., F.A.A.P.

East West Pediatrics
Glen Burnie, 410-582-9434
Naomi Shaikh, M.D.

Gvozden Pediatrics
Millersville, 410-729-0690
Andre Gvozden, M.D.
Eliza Huebner, M.D.
Gwyn Reece, C.R.N.P.

The Pediatric Group     
Crofton, Davidsonville, Severna Park 410-721-2273       
A great practice!

Youn and Mannan LLC
Glen Burnie, 410-761-1424
Arif Mannan, M.D.

Pediatric Urology

Chesapeake Urology For Children
Annapolis, Columbia, 410-237-6611

Physical Therapy

Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center
Annapolis, 410-573-1064
Jessica Early, P.T.

Annapolis Family Physical Therapy
Annapolis, Severna Park, 410-266-6626
Mike Wells, D.P.T.

Indigo Physiotherapy
Baltimore, Ellicott City, Mt. Airy, 410-601-3991
Samantha DuFlo, P.T., D.P.T., P.R.P.C.

Lynch Physical Therapy
Severna Park, Towson, 410-960-1601
Ryan Lynch, P.T., O.D.N.,C.C.T.T.

Motion PT Group
Severna Park, 410-544-2500
Michelle Sentinella, P.T.A.

Rehab 2 Perform
Annapolis, 301-798-4838

RSI – Rehabilitation Services Inc.       
Laurel, 301-498-8100   
Latay Benson, D.P.T.
Latay is a very caring provider. She always has your best interest at heart.
Taran Green, P.T.
Taran is upbeat and encouraging. Her goal is always to get the patient stronger and to a better place physically.
Janet Rodriguez, P.T., D.P.T., C.L.T., C.M.T.P.T.
She is very nice and is very patient.
Stephanie Walsh, P.T., D.Sc.P.T., M.S.P.T.
Dr. Stephanie is very professional and caring. She knows what’s best for her patients and will work very hard to help them get better.
Jennifer Werdell, P.T., M.S., G.C.S., D.P.T.
She is very friendly and experienced; always takes the time to explain what she’s doing and why she’s doing it.


Anne Arundel Rheumatology
Crofton, 443-292-4872
Ashu Mehta, M.D.

Speech and Language Therapy

Annapolis Children’s Therapy Center
Annapolis, 410-573-1064
Alyssa Christiano, SLP

RSI – Rehabilitation Services Inc.       
Laurel, 301-498-8100       
Christine Asaro, M.A., CCC-SLP
Christine Asaro is a wonderful speech therapist, specializing in reading challenges. Bravo to Christine and her team at RSI.
Tiara Booth, M.A., CCC-SLP
She is nice and very serious and she really loves what she is doing .
Jackie Berges, M.A., CCC-SLP
Jackie Burgess is the best speech therapist I’ve seen.  She has a true gift for inspiration, encouragement and finding progress with each session.
Sandra Gervara, M.A., CF-SLP
I’m very thankful for Sandra who helps with speech. My son is improving so much.
Kristina Kubistal-Meeks, M.A., CCC-SLP
She is very professional and knows well what the kids need and how to deal with any challenges.
Stephanie Norris, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
She is very good and has really good skills, my son likes working with her.

The Children’s Spot
Columbia, 877-776-8502
Gina Flynn, MS, CCC-SLP


Chesapeake Urology
Annapolis, Baltimore, Berlin, Columbia, Hanover, 855-405-7100

Women’s Health Care

Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis OB/GYN          
Annapolis, 410-573-9530 
Janelle Cooper, M.D.
Frederick Guckes, M.D.
Claudia C. Hays, M.D.
Aileen Lardis, N.P.
Julia Lubsky, M.D.
Victoria N. Moore, M.D.
Ifeyinwa A. Stitt, M.D.

Aziz ObGyn
Columbia, Glen Burnie, 410-775-6430
Homayara Aziz, M.D.

Capital Women’s Care
Annapolis, 410-266-7755
Lori Sweitzer, D.O.

Chesapeake Women’s Care, PA 
Annapolis, 410-571-9700 
Jennifer Ghadisha, C.R.N.P.
Margaret Keith, M.D.
Marcus Penn, M.D.
Jessica B. Russell, M.D.
Justine Samoza, M.D.
Showieb Shuja, M.D.
Crystal Smith, C.R.N.P.
Barbara Wells, M.D.

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
Columbia, 443-367-4700
Odenton, 410-874-1400
Natalia Aimee Colon Guzman, M.D.

Mercy Medical Center, Institute for Gynecologic Care
Annapolis, 443-949-3401
Susan Todd Peeler, M.D., FACOG, MBA

Women Ob/Gyn P.A.
Annapolis, 410-224-2228
Jackie Nichols, M.D.
Dr. Nichols is the best! She listens and has great bedside manner. I feel very comfortable trusting her with my obstetrics and gynecology needs.
Nicolle Bogas, D.O.
She was a wonderful, calm presence in the room and the experience was wonderful. I continue to see her for my regular gynecological visits.
Elizabeth Vienneau, M.D.
Dr. V is so sweet. She is very patient with me explaining anything.
Christine Dorr, M.D.
She goes above and beyond to keep you informed while providing excellent bedside manner.

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Women’s Health
Pasadena, 410-553-8260
Sarah Kurtz, C.N.M.

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