Specialty Areas

Whether you or a member of your family needs a routine check-up, treatment for minor illness or more comprehensive specialty care, you can feel confident that Johns Hopkins Community Physicians is your home for good health. Our physicians and clinicians provide primary care, including internal medicine, family practice and pediatrics, and also offer several specialty services. Please click on the links below for more information about specific medical and surgical specialty areas:


Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Medicine

Aesthetic treatments are often available at local spas or salons, but our Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Germantown location offers several cosmetic procedures in the convenient, safe and private setting of our medical office. All of our procedures are performed by board-certified, Johns Hopkins-credentialed physicians.

Specialized aesthetic medical services include skin-rejuvenating treatments such as Botox® and Juvederm®. Aesthetic medicine provider Neil Rosenman, M.D., at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in Germantown also offers a full line of injectable fillers.

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Bariatric Surgery

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Breast Health

The diagnosis of breast cancer can be a frightening experience and is particularly prevalent in our metropolitan area. The Suburban Hospital Breast Health Program works with patients facing this diagnosis by offering state-of-the-art screening, diagnostic and treatment services, education and wellness programs, and compassionate, multidisciplinary care.

The program treats more than 300 breast cancer patients annually, more than any other hospital in Montgomery County. Suburban Hospital is recognized by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a provider of high quality, comprehensive cancer care. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receives this special approval. With quality, coordinated care, compassion, and expertise, we set the standard for excellence in breast cancer care and treatment.

A team approach to breast cancer treatment

The hallmark of breast care and treatment is our integrative teamwork approach and our biweekly multidisciplinary conferences. Patients are empowered to be an active participant on their treatment team. Other team members may include: diagnostic radiologists, breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, pathologists, and oncology nurses and social workers.

Upon initial diagnosis of breast cancer, and possibly continuing throughout the treatment process, this team of specialists works collaboratively to determine optimum plans of care.

Comprehensive services, convenient location

Premier patient care is nearby. When treatment plans include surgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy infusion, or in-patient care, the Breast Health program provides a broad scope of oncology services conveniently located in the Suburban Outpatient Medical Center and the main hospital facility.

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Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery

Choosing a physician for your cardiac care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Should you go to a medical center with comprehensive services or an academic, research-oriented institution that advances the understanding of cardiac disease? Or, perhaps you'd prefer to find you doctor in a smaller, community hospital, close to home who promises more comfort, caring and personal service.

How about a practice that provides all that and more?

In addition to state-of-the-art cardiac surgery and angioplasty, Johns Hopkins Cardiothoracic Surgery at Suburban Hospital provides training for the next generation of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, and, through ground-breaking research, contributes to improvements in the treatment of cardiac disease worldwide. The Cardiothoracic Surgery program also complements a broad range of existing programs at Suburban Hospital-from emergency/trauma care to state-of-the-art cardiac diagnostics and rehabilitation. Over the years these programs, have helped many thousands of patients recover from heart disease.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVR)

Transcatheter interventions, such as TAVR, for structural heart disease are offered at Suburban Hospital in Montgomery County, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, our colon and rectal surgeons focus on the medical and surgical treatment of diseases of colon, rectum, and anus. They treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.

When faced with a painful and potentially life threatening disease, patients count on our advanced training and commitment to prescribing the most effective, most efficient and safest treatment options. Our dedication to improving the lives of our patients with colon and rectal disorders is centered on one mission – to provide high quality care.

Services Provided


  • Anal fissure
  • Perianal abscess
  • Anal fistula, rectovaginal fistula
  • Anal warts
  • Anal cancer
  • Pruritis ani
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Rectocele
  • Internal/External hemorrhoids


  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Volvulus
  • Ischemic bowel
  • Ogilvie's syndrome
  • Hereditary colon cancer syndromes


  • Laparoscopic and open colon resection
  • Low anterior rectal resection
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Resection for Crohn's disease
  • Ileal pouch creation for ulcerative colitis and polyposis
  • Ostomy creation and reversal
  • Transanal rectal resection 
  • Colonoscopy

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Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Combined Internal Medicine & Pediatrics (Med-Peds) physicians are board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, which means they take care of patients from newborns to the elderly. In other words, they can provide care to the whole family. The four-year residency training makes Med-Peds physicians highly skilled at treating even the most complicated cases. Med-Peds physicians specialize in helping the healthy to the medically complex adolescent or young adult patient transition from pediatric to adult care. If you want your entire family seen by one physician, make an appointment with a Med-Peds physician today.

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Johns Hopkins Community Physicians offers endocrinology - the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders and thyroid cancer, diabetes, pituitary/adrenal disorders, osteoporosis and hypogonadism. Schedule an appointment with Shabina R. Ahmed, M.D. at our Downtown Bethesda location today.

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Digestive diseases are all too common, but once diagnosed they can often be effectively treated or managed. At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, our gastroenterologists offer convenient consultations and if needed, endoscopic procedures including colonoscopies, upper endoscopies (EGDs), and additional services. Your gastroenterologist will work closely with your physician to ensure comprehensive, coordinated care.

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General Surgery

Our general surgeons provide care for patients in the preoperative, operative and postoperative period for a wide variety of minor and complex problems focusing on:

  • Breast
  • Biliary including, gall bladder and pancreas
  • Colorectal
  • Gastro-intestinal
  • Geriatric
  • Hernia
  • Parathyroid
  • Skin Lesions
  • Thyroid

We are committed to working with you and your primary care physician to create a complete plan of care that effectively meets specific needs.

With a focus on quality, our board-certified surgeons take care of patients like family. Patients who call and visit our office experience our friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff. Because each patient is special, we spend considerable time addressing all concerns and questions. Our goal is to guide patients through their surgical treatment to better health, recovery and cure.

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Hospitalists and Intensivists

Our hospitalists and intensivists provide coordinated inpatient care at Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center and Suburban Hospital. These hospital-based physicians strive to communicate regularly with the patient, their family, their primary care physician and any necessary specialists to provide a coordinated, seamless interaction.

Hospitalists are physicians who focus primarily on providing quality medical care to hospitalized patients. From the time a patient is admitted into in the hospital to the time that patient is discharged, a hospitalist works closely with the patient and the other physicians involved in his or her care to coordinate all aspects of the hospital stay.

Intensivists are physicians who specialize in caring for critically ill patients. Our intensivists direct the care of intensive care patients and collaborate with other healthcare professionals in the hospital to coordinate their medical management.

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Contact Hospitalists & Intensivists Leadership

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

  • Program Administrator: Jumana Kaka
  • Office Medical Director: Rishi Kumar, M.D. (Hospitalists)
  • Office Medical Director: Jeanette Nazarian, M.D. (Intensivists)

Phone: 410-720-8695

Suburban Hospital

  • Program Administrator: Iniuboho Akpandak
  • Office Medical Director: Eric Park, M.D. (Hospitalists)
  • Office Medical Director: Leo Rotello, M.D. (Intensivists)

Phone, Hospitalists: 301-896-7500
Phone, Intensivists: 301-896-3986

Neurology, Stroke and Sleep Disorders

Neurological Services

Whether you have chronic headaches or need specialized care for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders, we provide the clinical expertise you expect from Johns Hopkins and the compassionate care you expect from a community practice. We offer a broad range of neurological services, so you will benefit from convenient, continuous care from a physician you know and trust.

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Advanced Stroke Treatment

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians also provides specialty stroke care through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital.

The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program incorporates a rapid-response medical team available 24 hours a day that is highly trained in the newest, most effective diagnostic and treatment procedures. As soon as a stroke patient arrives at Suburban Hospital, this multi-disciplinary team promptly goes into action to confirm the diagnosis, identify the type of stroke, and quickly initiate an optimal treatment plan.

Since its inception in late 1999, the NIH Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital has been dedicated to researching the most effective ways to diagnose and treat stroke using new technologies and drugs. With physician-scientists from NIH working side-by-side with Suburban Hospital clinicians, the Suburban Hospital Stroke Program, under the direction of Dr. Jose Merino assures access to the most advanced medical protocols and cutting-edge technology.

This unique partnership has contributed to major advances in diagnosis and treatment for the more than 730,000 Americans who have strokes each year. The NIH Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital — the cornerstone of the Suburban Hospital Stroke Program — combines the world-class research capabilities of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), with more than 60 years of clinical excellence at a hospital known for providing great medicine in a community setting. The result is one of the most advanced stroke treatment programs anywhere.

This collaborative effort was the first acute stroke treatment program in Montgomery County to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. More recently, The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program was named a specialty referral center for stroke by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).

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Sleep Disorders

Our hospital based facility is a fully equipped diagnostic and treatment center specifically designed to meet the needs of patients suffering from sleep-related disorders. One out of five people in the United States has a sleep disorder and suffers from the consequences of excessive daytime sleepiness that regularly interferes with daily activities.

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Foot and ankle problems can affect any member of your family and impact your quality of life, as well as day-to-day mobility. At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, our podiatrists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot and ankle, ranging from common concerns such as athlete’s foot or bunions, to more complex issues such as bone and joint disorders, foot care for diabetics and sports injuries.

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Pulmonology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine focusing on diseases of the lungs and upper airways.

At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, our Pulmonologists are specially trained to evaluate and treat a broad range of diseases to include bronchitis and pneumonia, asthma and COPD, sarcoid, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, pulmonary hypertension and sleep disorders.

Our Pulmonologists are dedicated to providing and coordinating specialty care for patients in the community.

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Sleep Medicine

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians offers sleep medicine - the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.

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Sports Medicine

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians offers sports medicine, a medical specialty that focus on physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Our physicians specializing in sports medicine promote lifelong fitness and encourage prevention of illness and injury. They also help the patient maximize function and minimize disability and time away from sports, work or school.

Sports medicine physicians also receive additional training in the non-musculoskeletal aspects of sports medicine. Common examples of these include:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illness (such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma or diabetes)
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids and performance issues
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness
  • Injury prevention
  • “Return to play" decisions in the sick or injured athlete
  • Strength training and conditioning

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Surgical Specialties

At Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, our surgeons provide care for patients in the preoperative, operative and postoperative period for a wide variety of minor and complex problems focusing on:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast health
  • Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • General surgery, including geriatric, hernia, thyroid, and biliary
  • Orthopaedic and spine surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Vascular surgery

We are committed to working with you and your primary care physician to create a complete plan of care that effectively meets specific needs.

With a focus on quality, our board-certified surgeons take care of patients like family. Patients who call and visit our office experience our friendly, knowledgeable and multi-lingual staff. Because each patient is special, we spend considerable time addressing all concerns and questions. Our goal is to guide patients through their surgical treatment to better health, recovery and cure.

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Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgeons treat circulatory conditions ranging from the common to the rare. Our vascular surgeons are committed to precise diagnosis and providing the most effective therapy specifically tailored to each patient's needs. Their dedication to improving the lives of patients with vascular conditions is centered on one mission - to provide high quality care.

Services Provided

  • Aneurysm repair
  • Angiosplasty
  • Arterial and venous surgery for mobility and for varicose veins
  • Carotid surgery
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Stenting
  • Treatment of ulcers and chronic wounds

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