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Johns Hopkins Medicine Suburban - News in Brief: New Programs, Services and Information

New Directions Spring 2012

News in Brief: New Programs, Services and Information

Date: May 1, 2012

Sridevi Bellamkonda, MD Andrew Schulick, MD
Sridevi Bellamkonda, MD Andrew Schulick, MD

JHCP Update: Expanded Primary Care in Rockville

Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) has expanded its practice in Rockville with the addition of new primary care provider Sridevi Bellamkonda, M.D. Specializing in adult internal medicine, Dr. Bellamkonda welcomes new patients and accepts most commercial insurance plans.

To make an appointment, call:

JHCP Rockville, 301-340-8540.

Specialized Cardiac Care

Access to high-quality cardiac care is now better than ever. Maryland Heart, P.C., a large cardiology group practice has joined Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) with 17 cardiologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic cardiac conditions. Flexible appointments are available in offices throughout Bethesda, Germantown and Silver Spring.

To make an appointment, call:


You can find the most up-to-date information about all JHCP practices and physicians at

Translation Services Available 24/7 

Suburban is committed to ensuring that our non-English-speaking patients and visitors have complete access to interpreters for translation of important medical information. CyraCom, a company that provides over-the-phone interpretation and language translation services in health care, offers this confidential service 24/7 at Suburban.  Ask any hospital staff for assistance in locating and using a CyraCom phone.

FDA Approves New Stem Cell Trial at Suburban Hospital 

In conjunction with the NIH’s Center for Regenerative Medicine, the NIH Heart Center at Suburban Hospital is actively recruiting patients with severe coronary artery disease for enrollment in an exciting new stem cell trial. Stem cells harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow will be directly delivered to the heart at the time of cardiac surgery. Echocardiography and MRI scans will be used to determine the degree of improvement in the function of the patient’s heart after treatment. To determine if you are a candidate for this study, please call the NIH Heart Center at 301-896-7610.

Free Vein Screenings Offered

Tuesdays | April 17 and June 5 | 4-6 pm  Suburban Hospital

Are the veins in your legs painful? Do you have swelling and/or discoloration around your ankles? Varicose veins can result in serious medical problems. Dr.  Andrew Schulick, a vascular surgeon at Suburban Hospital, will be conducting free screenings this spring, where you can learn more about varicose veins and the latest treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures such as radiofrequency ablation. Screening takes less than five minutes, and both men and women can participate. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 301-896-3939.