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Medical Profiles 2014

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A&A Hearing Group

SHANNON WRABEL, AU.D
KRYSTLE HANNA, AU.D., CCC-A

A&A Hearing Group is a family-owned audiology practice with seven offices throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. The practice has eight doctors of audiology and a board-certified hearing-instrument specialist. Its philosophy is to diagnose any issues early and treat comprehensively, with careful and regular followup visits, so problems will not persist. The providers in the practice pay close attention to detail, and have earned the trust of their patients. Drs. Shannon Wrabel, who received her doctorate in audiology from Towson University, heads the Timonium office, and Krystle Hanna, who holds a doctorate in audiology from Montclair State University in New Jersey, leads the Elkridge office. Most A&A doctors are members of the Maryland Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and the Hearing Loss Association of America.

Timonium: 1813 York Rd., Ste. B Timonium, MD 21093 | 844.413.2663
Elkridge: 6020 Meadowridge Dr., Ste. C Elkridge, MD 21075 | 844.413.2663
AAHearingGroup.com


Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Center of MD

DAVID W. GOODMAN, MD

The Johns Hopkins at Green Spring Station Adult ADD Center focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder in adults (16 years and older) and associated anxiety/ depression/bipolar disorders. In fact, two of three children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) will continue to have impairing symptoms as adults. The Center offers comprehensive evaluations, assessment of other disorders, and tailors individual treatments to enhance daily functioning and reduce the demoralizing effects of ADHD for patients and families. David Goodman, M.D., is an internationally recognized clinician, teacher, author, and researcher whose commentary has been featured on ABC-TV, CNN, ESPN Sports Center and in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and U.S. News & World Report. As a researcher, he has published the largest adult ADHD trial and the largest physician practice survey on adult ADHD. Call us for help. Let our recognized expertise and decades of patient care help you successfully achieve a more satisfying life for you and family members with adult ADHD and anxiety/depression/bipolar disorder.

Lutherville: 10751 Falls Road, Suite 306 Lutherville, MD 21093 | 410.583.2726
ADDadult.com


ADVANCED DENTAL CARE OF TOWSON

MEHDI ZAMANI, DDS

Advanced Dental Care of Towson provides a multidisciplinary approach through restorative, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry to achieve comprehensive cosmetic solutions for your dental needs. Advanced Dental Care of Towson uses the latest digital radiology and scanning technology to provide more predictable surgical and prosthetic treatment plans. These technologies, in most cases, enable the patient to receive temporary prosthesis at the same time of surgical placement of implants. Dr. Zamani, the dean faculty at University of Maryland’s Department of Advanced General Dentistry, is a graduate of New York University’s School of Dentistry Honors program and completed the honor residency program at New York University. He is certified in oral implantology and an active member of the American Association of Implant Dentistry. He has been providing dental care in Towson for the past 18 years.

Towson: 120 Sister Pierre Dr., Suite 503 Towson, MD 21204 | 410.825.7500
advanceddentalcareoftowson.com


Advance Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

ANAHITA ABDEHOU, DDS
SHANAR NASSERIFAR, DDS

The doctors at Advance Family and Cosmetic Dentistry practice what they call complete dentistry, emphasizing prevention and early intervention. Dr. Anahita Abdehou believes that good dentistry requires an understanding of not just the gums and teeth, but the structure of the jaw, the muscles, and the joints. “In the long run, this approach can save a patient from years of pain—not to mention the costs for multiple and repeated dental work,” she says. The practice follows the principles of biomimetic dentistry, protocols to preserve natural healthy tooth structure while reducing the need for such invasive treatments as root canals and tooth shaving. Biomimetic dentistry offers an innovative and individualized approach which is a complete departure from the “drill and fill” method of dentistry. Dr. Abdehou recently trained as an educator in biomimetic dentistry, and is a member of the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Abdehou’s practice recently welcomed Dr. Shanar Nasserifar, who has advanced training in sedation dentistry and more interest in surgical procedures. Both doctors attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and both have completed one extra year of residency in advanced general dentistry and are also members of the Maryland and American Dental Associations. Dr. Abdehou is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics. Dr. Abdehou has also proudly completed the training at the internationally recognized Dawson Academy and the Pankey Institute. As its name implies, Advance Family and Cosmetic Dentistry offers a full range of cosmetic procedures in addition to its comprehensive family dentistry. Its mission is service to the community while treating patients with respect, kindness, and compassion

Baltimore: 6830 Hospital Dr., Ste. 106 Baltimore, MD 21237 | 410.682.3800
advancemysmile.com


ADVANCED PLASTIC SURGERY

NASSIF SOUEID, MD, FACS

Dr. Soueid, a board-certified plastic surgeon, provides patients exemplary care and worthwhile results. His excellent bedside manner and up-to-date knowledge leave patients confident that Dr. Soueid will do his best for them. Dr. Soueid is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Center. He is a member of such professional organizations as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic surgery, and the American Society of Microsurgery. Dr. Soueid’s practice specializes in cosmetic and breast reconstructive surgery, providing options for tummy tuck, breast augmentation, reduction and lift, liposuction, and post-bariatric body contouring. Nominated by his peers as a Baltimore magazine Top Doc, Dr. Soueid and his trained staff tailor programs to your unique skin and cosmetic needs. Come in for a complimentary consultation and ask about the most recent advancements in skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soueid lives in Hampton with his wife Julia Cheikh—an attorney, his son Elie—an 8th grader at Gilman School, and his daughter Marie—a 2nd grader at School of the Cathedral of Mary our Queen.

Lutherville: 1927 York Road Lutherville, MD 21093 | 410.321.0808
advancedplasticsurgery.com


Baltimore Vascular Care

CRAIG R. SUCHIN, MD

Baltimore Vascular Care, an accredited outpatient center led by Craig R. Suchin, MD, offers a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, from fibroid embolization to treatments for varicose veins. A native of Merrick, NY, Dr. Suchin graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Suchin completed a four year residency program in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at the University of Southern California. Dr. Suchin began practicing in 1998, and has practiced in Maryland since 2006, previously as director of interventional radiology at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Proficient in all aspects of vascular and interventional radiology, Dr. Suchin is certified by the American Board of Radiology with a subspecialty certification in vascular and interventional radiology. He is a member of several professional societies including the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiology Society of North America, and the American College of Radiology. The experienced registered nurses at Baltimore Vascular Care have worked at major academic hospitals in Baltimore. The staff is caring and attentive; Dr. Suchin’s philosophy is to treat the whole patient, explaining each procedure in detail and ensuring that patient visits are as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Towson: 8600 LaSalle Rd. Potomac Building, Ste. 120 Towson, MD 21286 | 410.821.1910
baltimorevascularcare.com


BEL AIR DENTAL CARE

ALAN SCHARF, D.D.S.
GREGORY INDYKE, D.M.D.
ANTHONY HAMOD, D.D.S.

In its 29 years, Bel Air Dental Care has developed a reputation for caring. The clinical staff, including three doctors, customizes care based on individual needs, delivering compassionate treatment for each patient. In their newly renovated state-of-the-art office, the doctors at Bel Air Dental Care focus on family dentistry, with specialties that include dental implants, oral surgery, periodontal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns, and snoringinduced sleep apnea. The evidence of a successful practice is not only happy patients, but a happy staff. Bel Air Dental Care prides itself on its low turnover. In fact, five team members have been with the practice for more than 20 years. Drs. Scharf, Indyke, and Hamod have been regularly chosen by their peers as top dentists in Baltimore magazine’s annual survey. They have extensive post-graduate hospital training at Bayview Medical Center and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. They also maintain membership in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Harford County Dental Society.

Fallston: 2300 Bel Air Road Fallston, MD 21047 | 410.879.8424
belairdental.com


Charter Radiology

ARVINDER UPPAL, MD

Charter Radiology, founded by Dr. Arvinder “Daisy” Uppal in 2014, is the premier outpatient radiology service provider for patients and the referring community in the greater Baltimore area. Charter Radiology combines compassion, expertise, and state-of-the-art 3 Tesla widebore equipment to give patients a superior experience. Dr. Uppal has a passion to serve the healthcare community with kindness and warmth along with bringing the best advances of modern imaging technology to her specialty sites. Charter Radiology stands out as top in the field and provides a personalized approach, tailoring to each individual patient’s diagnosis and treatment. With stateof- the-art equipment including the Hologic Sentinelle coil for women’s breast imaging, Charter provides a unique spa-like experience. Dr. Uppal received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1995. The Radiologic Society of North America recognized her twice during her residency by awarding her with the Musculoskeletal Research Trainee prize in 1997 and the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award in 1999. She completed her diagnostic radiology residency at Albany Medical Center in June 2000 and was admitted as a fellow of Body MR/CT/US at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in July 2000. Prior to entering medical School, Dr. Uppal was a 1991 biomedical services Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Health State University of New York at Albany. Active in the medical community, Dr. Uppal served as Clinical Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2001-2003 and also served as Radiology Chairperson at Howard County General Hospital (Johns Hopkins Medicine) from 2005-2007. She was the medical director of the Howard County office with American Radiology Services and she provided referral based readings for musculoskeletal and body MRI’s for many Orthopedic, Oncology, and General Medicine referring physicians. Dr. Uppal has contributed to numerous scientific research studies, publications, paper presentations and offers CME’s on a wide range of topics related to MR Arthrography of the joints, musculoskeletal imaging and body MR imaging is of special interest to her.

CHARTER PROFESSIONAL CENTER: 10700 Charter Drive, Suite 110 Columbia, MD 21044
REISTERSTOWN CROSSING: 116 Westminster Pike, Suite 104 Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 443.917.2855
Fax: 410.346.5775
charterradiology.com


Chesapeake Neurosurgery

NEAL J. NAFF, MD, FACS
ZEENA DORAI, MD, FACS
OMAR ZALATIMO, MD, MPH, MHA

The surgeons at Chesapeake Neurosurgery are recognized experts in brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders. The practice specializes in degenerative spine diseases, brain and spine tumors, hydrocephalus, radiosurgery, spinal-cord stimulation, Chiari malformation, peripheral nerve entrapments, epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, and movement disorders. The practice’s philosophy is to reserve surgical treatment as a last resort after thorough consideration of all appropriate nonsurgical treatments. Dr. Neal Naff completed his medical training and neurosurgical residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been selected many times by his peers as a “Top Doctor” in Baltimore magazine. Dr. Naff concentrates his practice at Sinai Hospital, University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center and Howard County. Dr. Zeena Dorai earned her medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She completed her Neurosurgical residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and Fellowship in neurosurgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Dorai has been selected by her peers as a “Top Doctor” by Baltimore magazine. Her practice is focused at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital, Sinai Hospital and Carroll Hospital Center. Dr. Omar Zalatimo completed his medical school, neurosurgical residency and functional fellowship at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He also holds Masters Degrees in Public Health and Health Administration from Penn State University. Dr. Zalatimo’s primary practice locations are at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital, Sinai Hospital and White Marsh.

Baltimore: 2700 Quarry Lake Dr. Baltimore, MD 21209 | 410.486.0090
chesapeakeneurosurgery.com


Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group

HAKAN KOYMEN, D.D.S., M.S.*
LUZ M. TENNASSEE, D.D.S.*
MARTA JOLESZ, D.D.S.*
HYEJIN ESTHER CHO, D.D.S.
SHAMIM M. SABETI, D.D.S.*
*Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Chesapeake Pediatric Dental Group was formed in 2005 to help deliver high-quality, accessible dental care to the children of greater Baltimore. Since opening our doors almost 10 years ago, we have consistently been named “Top Pediatric Dentist” by Baltimore magazine. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics both recommend that children have their first dental visit no later than age 1. Many parents ask, why kids need to be seen so early, and we always respond with one word: prevention. It is important at these early, initial visits to talk about diet, hygiene, and what to expect in the future with development of teeth. By creating good habits and creating a “dental home” for a child we can prevent decay from starting at an early age, and create a future of no cavities and great dental visits. Our doctors all, board-certified/board-eligible in pediatric dentistry, are on staff at Franklin Square Medical Center, and are clinical instructors at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. We are located in Perry Hall (north of IKEA) and Arundel Mills (across from the mall).

Perry Hall: 5009 Honeygo Center Drive, Ste. 228 Perry Hall, MD 21128 | 410.248.3384
Arundel Mills: 7556 Teague Road, Ste. 110 Hanover, MD 21076 | 410.799.0780
chesapeakepediatricdental.com


LYNN R. CHINCHECK, D.D.S.

LYNN R. CHINCHECK, D.D.S.

Dr. Lynn Chincheck’s dental practice is focused on supporting each patient’s dental journey by offering the very best options for long-term health, based on their unique circumstances. Founded in 1990, this general dentistry practice specializes in family restorative and cosmetic dentistry in a caring and comfortable environment. Her state-of-the-art facility has six employees with a combined 100 years of dental experience. Dr. Chincheck graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University and completed her dental training there, graduating with honors. She keeps up to date with developments in the field by participating in focused dental study clubs and is a visiting faculty member of the prestigious Pankey Institute for advanced dental education. Recognized with a “Best Dentists in America” award, the mother of two teenagers is an avid yoga, kickboxing, and gardening enthusiast, and has done missionary dentistry on location in Romania and Peru.

Timonium: 9475 Deereco Road, Suite 402 Timonium, MD 21093 | 410.561.8845
lynnchincheckdds.com


COGENCY

HUNG CHEUNG, MD, MPH, FACOEM

As nationally recognized experts in occupational and environmental consulting, Cogency, formerly known as Dr. Cheung/OEM Advisors, helps clients fulfill their commitment to a healthy workplace, ensuring the safety and productivity of employees. The Cogency team provides advice and solutions grounded in science and medicine in response to complex occupational, environmental, and public health challenges. Our multidisciplinary team uses the latest scientific approaches to address environmental injuries and occupational hazards to bring peace of mind to all stakeholders. Founder Hung Cheung, MD, is a former Maryland State Medical Director with training in toxicology, public health, and occupational and environmental medicine. His team has investigated environmental ailments, outbreaks, injuries, and accidents, and has created plans to prevent and resolve problems such as Legionnaires’ disease, mold, indoor air quality, occupational asthma, cancer clusters, lead, solvents, and asbestos. “Our approach to occupational or environmental issues is to identify the agent or root cause,” says Dr. Cheung, “and then create an integrated solution that tackles any health issues while addressing the concerns of all involved—from building occupants to management—using a solid scientific approach.”

Baltimore: 1421 Clarkview Road, Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21209 | 443.322.1228
cogencyteam.com


COSMETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

LEON D. KATZ, DDS, PA

Three time Baltimore magazine Top General Dentist and advisor for Baltimore magazine’s 2014 annual top dentist survey, Dr. Leon Katz combines new technology with the old fashioned principles of caring and honest communication: “I always explain to patients all their treatment options and the best recommendations for their particular circumstances.” This professionalism merges with a warm and welcoming atmosphere created by Dr. Katz and his dedicated staff of six. His practice emphasizes cosmetic and restorative procedures, crown and bridge, and implant prosthetics. A jewelry maker, wood worker and a life-long landscape photographer in his spare time, Dr. Katz brings the artist’s eye to his patients’ treatment, rebuilding decayed, fractured, and crooked teeth to create beautiful, healthy smiles while restoring self-esteem and confidence. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Katz is a member of both the American and Maryland Dental Associations as well as the staff of Sinai Hospital. He has also participated in every Mission of Mercy where he has treated uninsured and underserved patients in rural Maryland. Dr. Katz is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and has continued his commitment to professional education both through attending expert local and national lectures, and participating in several local study clubs.

Baltimore: 6210 Park Heights Avenue, Suite 105 Baltimore, MD 21215 | 410.764.7341
leonkatzdds.com


Cosmetic, Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry

KEITH A. BOENNING, DDS, LLC

Dr. Keith A. Boenning specializes in prosthodontics, the area of dentistry that focuses on the restoration and replacement of teeth. An expert in cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry, he and his highly trained team whiten, reshape, and repair broken, crooked, and unsightly teeth with porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and tooth-whitening products. He takes great pride in the creation of each new smile. “There’s an artistry to the profession, and it’s extremely gratifying to see a beautiful new smile on the face of a satisfied patient.” In practice for over 30 years, Dr. Boenning has demonstrated a unique ability to balance the creative and technical sides of dentistry. His skills in painting and photography have given him a keen eye for composition and the ability to visualize and create beautiful new smiles for his patients. These beautiful smiles, along with his expertise in the latest techniques, have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected dentists in the greater Maryland area. His efforts have not been overlooked, having been named among the “Best Dentists in America” and recognized locally by Baltimore magazine as a “Top Dentist.” A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, he is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Osseo integration, and the prestigious American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Boenning also teaches at the University of Maryland’s Dental School. When it comes to each procedure, Dr. Boenning is the consummate perfectionist. He even uses a surgical operating microscope for all restorative procedures to ensure the most accurate and precise results.

Towson: 1104 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 104 Towson, MD 21204 | 410.828.1717
drboenning.com


Digestive Disease Associates

THOMAS ABERNATHY, M.D.
MUHAMMAD AFZAL, M.D.
BIJU ALEX, M.D.
RICHARD ANDORSKY, M.D.
ALLEN BANEGURA, M.D.
KESTER CROSSE, M.D.
ADINARAYANA DIVAKARUNI, M.D.
GRISHMA JOY, M.D.
CHRISTOPHER KIM, M.D.
PRESTON KIM, M.D.
VIJAY NARAYEN, M.D.
NATARAJAN RAVENDHRAN, M.D.
LOUIS SALAS, M.D.
NEERAJ SARDANA, M.D.
HOSSEIN TAVASSOLIE, M.D.
JEFFERY van den BROEK, D.O.
CARL WHEELER, CRNP

Since 1994, Digestive Disease Associates (DDA) has established itself as the region’s premier provider of high-quality medical care for gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

Our 16 board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians are leaders in their field. DDA physicians have been recognized nationally by U.S. News and World Report, as well as locally by Baltimore magazine. Responding to increasing demand for our services, DDA is proud to welcome Drs. Grishma Joy and Biju Alex to our practice. Offices are located in Columbia and DDA recently re-located our Baltimore County location to a brand new, modern office space located on Geipe Road in Catonsville. Procedures are performed at one of our state-of-the-art endoscopy and infusion centers. Our patients receive the highest level of medical care, while ensuring comfort, safety, and dignity. In addition,DDA provides hospital care at Howard County General Hospital in Columbia and St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. Patient education is a cornerstone of the practice. DDA emphasizes the importance of colorectal cancer awareness and prevention. Patients with Celiac Disease and their friends and family can attend monthly celiac support-group meetings hosted by DDA to learn more about the disease and its management through nutritional awareness.

Digestive Disease Associates has been in the forefront of clinical research, conducting trials and contributing to new, groundbreaking medications for the treatment of hepatitis C, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome

Our doctors, along with the clinical and administrative staff at Digestive Disease Associates, subscribe to a set of core values that include professionalism, integrity, and focus on the patient. Clear communication is an important part of DDA’s mission, and the doctors and staff ensure that patients never leave an appointment without clearly understanding their health condition and the recommended treatment plan.

Catonsville: 700 Geipe Road, Suite 230 Catonsville, MD 21228 | 410.247.7500
Columbia: The Pavilion at Howard County 10710 Charter Dr., Suite 110 Columbia, MD 21044 | 410.992.9797
ddamd.com


Facial Plastic Surgicenter, Ltd.

IRA D. PAPEL, MD, FACS
THEDA C. KONTIS, MD, FACS

The Facial Plastic Surgicenter, Ltd. offers a full spectrum of leading-edge cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. With exclusive focus on the face and neck, these board-certified surgeons provide the highest level of specialized care for their patients. The Facial Plastic Surgicenter recently expanded and opened a Skincare and Laser Division to serve all of your skincare and laser needs, located conveniently across the hall from the Facial Plastic Surgicenter in Suite 380. In practice since 1987, Dr. Ira Papel received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and earned his M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Papel is known both locally and internationally for his expertise in primary and revision rhinoplasty, in addition to facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Theda Kontis joined the practice in 1994. She received her B.S. from Duke University and her M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to performing facial rejuvenation surgeries, Dr. Kontis is a nationally recognized expert in Botox and facial filler injections. Drs. Papel and Kontis, international leaders in facial plastic surgery, provide state-of-the-art surgical facilities to ensure high-quality care every step of the way.

Baltimore: 1838 Greene Tree Road, Suite 370 Baltimore, MD 21208 | 410.486.3400
facial-plasticsurgery.com


FACIAL REJUVENATION CENTER

DARAB HORMOZI, MD, PA

Dr. Darab Hormozi specializes in working with the eyes and face, performing everything from mini-facelifts and eyelid surgeries to treating eyelid cancer and thyroid-related issues. He uses a bladeless radiosurgical technique to minimize downtime while optimizing results. Dr. Hormozi also offers state-of-the-art stem-cell facial rejuvenation, a new technology that employs patients’ own naturally occurring regenerative cells to add volume where facial fat has been lost. Dr. Hormozi performs surgeries safely and painlessly on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia, so recovery is fast and pleasant. He also offers a full array of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and treatments, including Botox®, dermal fillers, skincare products and chemical peels, as well as stem-cell fat transfer. Don’t forget to ask about “The H Club,” an exclusive and unique membership offered by Dr. Hormozi for patients who will benefit from a comprehensive set of treatments throughout the year. “It’s extremely important to understand the patient’s needs and goals in order to achieve the very best results,” he says. “My goal in all my surgeries is to produce a natural look.”

Towson: Ruxton Towers, 8415 Bellona Lane, Suite 212 Towson, MD 21204 | 410.825.4022
drhormozi.com


Feldman, Fitzgerald, & Choe

SYLVAN FELDMAN, DDS, MLA
BRYAN FITZGERALD, DDS
KYONG S. CHOE, DDS, MS

The practice of Feldman, Fitzgerald, & Choe combines the specialties of periodontics and prosthodontics with implant dentistry for a comprehensive approach to dental care that aims to improve appearance and achieve optimal health. It is a premier practice for oral rehabilitation and cosmetics. Feldman, Fitzgerald, & Choe use the latest methods in digital dentistry. The practice offers ITeroTM, a digital impression system, using a laser scanner for increased precision, accuracy, speed, and comfort when taking impressions for a crown or bridge along with implants. This system eliminates the need for traditional impression materials. Other technological advances in use include the NobelProceraTM CAD/CAM scanner, DexisTM digital X-rays, and I-CatTM cone beam CT-scans. Surgical planning for implant placement is also done using Noble GuideTM, allowing for flapless implant placements. Immediate loading of an implant-supported prosthesis can also be done in most cases where a temporary restoration can be utilized after an implant surgery has been completed. Dr. Feldman is the Clinical Director of the Implant Periodontal Prosthesis Program at the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Fitzgerald is the Director of the Implant Periodontal Prosthesis Program at the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Choe is the Director of Implant Dentistry at the University of Maryland Dental School in the Department of Advanced General Dentistry. Dr. Feldman holds degrees in prosthodontics and periodontics. Drs. Fitzgerald and Choe both hold degrees in periodontics and implant periodontal prosthetics. The doctors received their education at the University of Maryland Dental School along with their postgraduate specialty training degrees. Drs. Feldman, Fitzgerald, and Choe have achieved board certification in periodontology and maintain a full-time practice in Towson. The aim of Feldman, Fitzgerald, & Choe, D.D.S., P.A., is to deliver the highest level of care to our patients with comfort, efficiency, and the latest in technological innovations. Delivery of the most complex cases are routine.

Towson: 660 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 103 Towson, MD 21204 | 410.821.8800
ffcdentalimplants.com


GBMC – Gastroenterology

NIRAJ JANI, MD
DAVID SALTZBERG, MD
KIRSTEN (KISHA) WEISER, MD
KIMBERLY WYATT, MD

GBMC Gastroenterology is located conveniently in Physicians Pavilion East on GBMC’s main campus and offers a breadth of services, including diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders; problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas; and nutrition services. The physicians offer colonoscopy screenings and perform the latest procedures in the field, including stent placement; endoscopic ultrasound; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for diagnosis and treatment of bile duct, gallbladder and liver disorders; and radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s Esophagus. Drs. Jani, Saltzberg, Weiser, and Wyatt are each board certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine. Additionally, GBMC offers a Colorectal Surgery Residency Program under the leadership of George Apostolides, MD, FACS, Program Director. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Baltimore: 6565 North Charles Street, Suite 512 Baltimore, Maryland 21204 | 443.849.3400
gbmc.org/gipractice


GBMC – GYN Oncology

FRANCIS GRUMBINE, MD
KIMBERLY LEVINSON, MD

The gynecologic oncologists at GBMC, Francis Grumbine, MD, and Kimberly Levinson, MD, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of the reproductive organs. Using a multidisciplinary approach to care, they combine their services with those of medical and radiation oncologists to ensure patients receive comprehensive, leading-edge care. A full spectrum of minimally invasive treatment options are available for gynecologic oncology patients. Using the most advanced technology, including robotic surgery, Drs. Grumbine and Levinson offer more women the option of undergoing major abdominal surgery through tiny incisions, dramatically reducing recovery time and resulting in fewer complications. In fact, approximately 80 percent of cancer cases at the practice are treated using a minimally invasive approach, one of the highest percentages in the region.

Baltimore: 6569 North Charles Street, Suite 306 Baltimore, MD 21204 | 443.849.2765
gbmc.org/gynoncology


GBMC – Urogynecology

JOAN BLOMQUIST, MD
NICOLE KORBLY, MD

GBMC’s Division of Urogynecology is made up of a dedicated team of specialists who address many common urogynecological problems facing women, such as urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, recurrent urinary tract infection, interstitial cystitis, and bowel issues such as fecal incontinence. Leading the department are Drs. Joan Blomquist and Nicole Korbly, both fellowship-trained urogynecologists who are also board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. The physicians offer a variety of diagnostic testing as well as surgical and non-surgical treatment options for women suffering from urogynecologic disorders. “Many urogynecologic procedures are now offered using minimally invasive and robotic techniques, reducing pain, recovery time and length of hospital stay,” says Dr. Blomquist. “We take the extra time with our patients to make sure we are tailoring the treatment to their individual needs.”

Baltimore: 6569 North Charles Street, Suite 307 Baltimore, MD 21204 | 443.849.2767
gbmc.org/urogyn


GBMC – Sarah and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center

LAUREN SCHNAPER, MD
SCOTT MAIZEL, MD
SARA FOGARTY, DO
ANGELA MURRELL, CRNP

At the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Comprehensive Breast Care Center at GBMC, patients receive a full spectrum of care for both benign and malignant diseases of the breast under the umbrella of one facility. Led by Drs. Lauren Schnaper, Scott Maizel, and Sara Fogarty, the Breast Care Center team’s multidisciplinary approach consists of a range of services from diagnosis and treatment to risk assessment, prevention, and psychosocial support, each individualized to fit patients’ needs. Through the Center’s Rapid Diagnostic Program, biopsies of suspicious lesions are taken on the same day, or within a few days of discovery, with pathology reports available the next business day when possible. If desired, a consultation with a breast surgeon can be scheduled within five business days of a cancer diagnosis. Offering the highest quality of care, experts in surgery, plastic surgery, medical oncology, infusion therapy, radiation oncology, and patient education are available to answer questions and provide information.

Baltimore: 6701 North Charles St., Ste. 3105 Baltimore, MD 21204 | 443.849.2600
gbmc.org/breastcare


Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics, P.A.

MICHAEL P. LINNAN, DDS
MAYA M. BROOKS, DMD
ARASH MIKE ROSTAMI, DDS, MS, DICOI

Founded in 1991, Greater Baltimore Prosthodontics offers a comprehensive menu of services. Along with a range of dental procedures, Drs. Linnan, Brooks, and Rostami focus on all phases of implant, reconstruction, and dental rehabilitation. The on-site lab uses state-of-the-art techniques to produce crowns, bridges, and ceramic restorations that exceed the standards achieved by conventional technology. Dr. Michael Linnan, a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, is recognized by the American Dental Association as an expert in restoration and replacement of teeth. Dr. Maya Brooks is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, emphasizing preventive dentistry while offering a full array of cosmetic and restorative procedures. Dr. Mike Rostami, board-certified periodontist, was voted a “Top Periodontist” by Baltimore magazine, and focuses on periodontal and implant reconstruction, including same day implants and advanced bone-grafting techniques. The three dentists combine technology with a personal touch to provide their patients with optimal care.

Towson: 110 West Road, Suite 200 Towson, MD 21204 | 410.296.0136
gbpdental.com


KOMAN ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE

JON D. KOMAN, MD

A former assistant team physician for the Orioles and collegiate athlete himself, Dr. Jon Koman knows sports. He understands sports injuries, whether the patient is a weekend warrior, collegiate player, or professional athlete. Founded in May 2014 after Dr. Koman’s 14 years of experience, Koman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine combines state-of-the-art technology for X-ray and physical therapy with patient efficiency and convenience. Director of Lifebridge Health Sports Medicine, Dr. Koman completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia and served as physician for UVA teams. He specializes in joint replacements and complex arthroscopic ligament reconstructions. Koman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has developed a reputation for professional and thorough care. Dr. Koman’s patients feel comfortable discussing their orthopedic issues with him and know that he will create an integrated plan, from initial consultation to the final session of physical therapy.

CITY: 116 Westminster Pike, Ste. 100 Reisterstown, MD 21136 | 410.833.9300
komanorthopedics.com


Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute

KAREN BEASLEY, MD
MARGARET WEISS, MD
ROBERT WEISS, MD
CHRISTIAN HALVORSON, MD

The MD Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute was founded by world-renowned leaders in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Board-certified dermatologists Robert Weiss, MD, Margaret Weiss, MD, Karen Beasley, MD, and Christian Halvorson, MD are innovators in their field who continually seek to provide the best treatments possible to every patient. As one of the largest dermatology practices on the East Coast, MDLSV is proud to stay on the leading edge of dermatology by offering the most up-to-date and effective non-surgical treatments available. The facility has more than 40 types of lasers and light-based devices to treat a variety of skin types and conditions. Currently, MDLSV is the only practice in Maryland to offer new non-surgical UltraShape® for stubborn fat removal. The board-certified dermatologists in the practice specialize in such treatments as laser and light, neuromodulators (Botox™), non-surgical body contouring, and dermal and volume fillers (Voluma™). In addition, in 2014, MDLSV’s acclaimed dermatologists established the MD Body Sculpting Center to serve as the region’s premier resource for body contouring and fat reduction. Using a combination of advanced procedures, the center is committed to providing unparalleled results for each patient. The MD Body Sculpting Center offers such proven services as the new UltraShape®, CoolSculpting™, Ultherapy™, Vanquish™, Exilis,™ and Thermage™. The skilled doctors at MD Laser, Skin and Vein Institute constantly seek new and innovative ways to help you look and feel your best.

Hunt Valley: 54 Scott Adam Rd., Ste. 301 Hunt Valley, MD 21030 | 410.666.3960
mdlsv.com


MARYLAND ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY

DOCNAMES

Since 1986, Maryland Oncology Hematology has been a premier provider of uncompromising care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. A specialized team of boardcertified physicians provide the highest level of expertise, and cutting-edge treatment options throughout the Maryland area. Our physicians are recognized as “Top Doctors” by Baltimore magazine, Washingtonian magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Consumers Research Council of America. Maryland Oncology Hematology’s state-of-the-art infusion centers offer a full range of chemotherapy services, laboratory testing, clinical trials, and support services, providing patients with access to the most advanced integrated, evidence-based cancer care available. Dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff guide you and your family through treatment options, tailoring services to your unique, individual needs. Using sophisticated technology and advanced treatment options, Maryland Oncology Hematology offers compassionate care, close to home for those challenged by cancer and blood disorders in the Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Greenbelt, Clinton, Lanham, and Wheaton communities.

Columbia: 10710 Charter Dr., Ste. G020 Columbia, Maryland 21044 | 410-964-2212
Clinton: 8926 Woodyard Rd., Ste. 101 Clinton, Maryland 20735 | 301-868-7911
Lanham: 8116 Good Luck Rd., Ste. 100 Lanham, Maryland 20706 | 301-474-0427
Silver Spring: 12210 Plum Orchard Drive Ste. 211 Silver Spring, MD 20904 | 301-933-3216
Greenbelt: 7525 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 205 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 | 301-982-9800
Laurel: 7350 Van Dusen St., Ste. 370 Laurel, Maryland 20707 | 301-982-9800
Wheaton: 2730 University W. Blvd., Ste. 400 Silver Spring, MD 20902 | 301-942-9220
mdonc.com


Maryland Vein Professionals

JONATHAN CALURE, MD
DAVID GITLITZ, MD
PETER LIAO, MD
JANE LINGELBACH, MD
DAVID R. WHITTAKER, MD

As surgical director, president, and founder of Maryland Vein Professionals, Dr. Jonathan Calure, M.D., was one of the first physicians in the region to perform VNUS Closure® and is a nationally recognized leader in minimally invasive vein care. As of September, 2014, the five board certified General, Cardiovascular and Vascular surgeons at Maryland Vein Professionals have performed more than 30,000 varicose vein treatments. Running an ultra-modern practice with an old-school philosophy, MVP believes that the doctor-patient relationship should be one of trust and personalized care. Since its founding in 2006, MVP has grown from a one-person practice to nearly 50 employees, including five surgeons who are board-certified in General, Cardiovascular or Vascular surgery. Maryland Vein Professionals now has five locations that serve patients throughout Maryland, D.C., and Virginia. With its main offices in Columbia and Annapolis offering state-of-the-art surgical centers. MVP’s new Ambulatory Surgical Center in Columbia is the only facility of its kind in Maryland focusing exclusively on vein care. With 10,000 square feet of evaluation rooms, surgical suites, and sclerotherapy rooms, it has received a prestigious accreditation from The Joint Commission as a Medicare certified facility. Along with spending time with their families, enjoying the outdoors, fitness training, and cheering for the Orioles and Ravens, MVP supports more than 20 charitable organizations, including the Special Olympics of Maryland, breast cancer research, the Brain Tumor Society, the American Heart Association, the Baltimore Women’s Classic 5K Run, and employees’ local churches.

Columbia: 8860 Columbia 100 Pkwy., St. 400 Columbia, MD 21045 | 410.964.8346
MDVeinProfessionals.com


Low Vision Specialists of Maryland & Virginia
Macular Degeneration Center of Maryland

THOMAS AZMAN, O.D.

Dr. Thomas Azman is a world-renowned low-vision specialist dedicated to helping individuals of all ages who suffer from severe vision loss. For over 39 years, Dr. Azman has provided comprehensive advanced low-vision care to patients challenged by Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Stargardt’s, Albinism, and Retinitis Pigmentosa. Most patients that Dr. Azman sees have already been advised that there is nothing else that can be done for them and that eyeglasses will not help them see any better. With a success rate of more than 98 percent, Dr. Azman has helped thousands of patients regain vision, independence, and a quality of life they could only imagine. His patients can now drive, read their mail, write, paint, play cards, see a menu, recognize faces, watch TV, and work on a computer. Dr. Azman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Alabama, School of Optometry, The Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama in 1975. Dr. Azman is a Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists and a member of the Low Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association. Additionally, Dr. Azman has volunteered for eight years as a member of the Maryland State Board of Examiners In Optometry, and he served as the board president for two years. Low Vision Specialists of Maryland & Virginia has convenient office locations throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. Dr. Azman also makes house calls for those who are homebound. Dr. Azman’s mission is to effectively change the lives of his patients who are experiencing significant or reduced vision by providing Advanced Low Vision care and thereby giving patients back their independence.

Timonium: 2219 York Road, Suite 100 Timonium, MD 21093 | 410.467.4065
LowVisionMD.com


Maryland LASER, SKIN AND VEIN INSTITUTE

KAREN BEASLEY, MD
MARGARET WEISS, MD
ROBERT WEISS, MD
CHRISTIAN HALVORSON, MD
Dr. Christian Halvorson, Board Certified Dermatologist

The Maryland Laser, Skin, and Vein Institute was founded by world-renowned leaders in cosmetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Board-certified dermatologists Robert Weiss, MD, Margaret Weiss, MD, Karen Beasley, MD, and Christian Halvorson, MD are innovators in their field who continually seek to provide the best treatments possible to every patient.

As one of the largest dermatology practices on the East Coast, MDLSV is proud to stay on the leading edge of dermatology by offering the most up-to-date and effective non-surgical treatments available. The facility has more than 40 types of lasers and light-based devices to treat a variety of skin types and conditions. Currently, MDLSV is the only practice in Maryland to offer new non-surgical UltraShape® for stubborn fat removal. The board-certified dermatologists in the practice specialize in such treatments as laser and light, neuromodulators (Botox™), non-surgical body contouring, and dermal and volume fillers (Voluma™).

In addition, in 2014, MDLSV’s acclaimed dermatologists established the MD Body Sculpting Center to serve as the region’s premier resource for body contouring and fat reduction. Using a combination of advanced procedures, the center is committed to providing unparalleled results for each patient. The MD Body Sculpting Center offers such proven services as the new UltraShape®, CoolSculpting™, Ultherapy™, Vanquish™, Exilis,™ and Thermage™.

The skilled doctors at MD Laser, Skin and Vein Institute constantly seek new and innovative ways to help you look and feel your best.

54 Scott Adam Rd., Ste. 301
Hunt Valley, MD 21030 | 410.666.3960
mdldv.com


MARYLAND ONCOLOGY HEMATOLOGY

Nicholas Koutrelakos
MD, Jon Minford, MD
Edward Lee
MD, Mohit Narang, MD, Adam Schmuckler, PA-C, and Tejaswi Sastry, MD.t

Since 1986, Maryland Oncology Hematology has been a premier provider of uncompromising care for patients with cancer and blood disorders. A specialized team of boardcertified physicians provide the highest level of expertise, and cutting-edge treatment options throughout the Maryland area.

Our physicians are recognized as “Top Doctors” by Baltimore magazine, Washingtonian magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and Consumers Research Council of America.

Maryland Oncology Hematology’s state-of-the-art infusion centers offer a full range of chemotherapy services, laboratory testing, clinical trials, and support services, providing patients with access to the most advanced integrated, evidence-based cancer care available.

Dedicated physicians, nurses, and staff guide you and your family through treatment options, tailoring services to your unique, individual needs. Using sophisticated technology and advanced treatment options, Maryland Oncology Hematology offers compassionate care, close to home for those challenged by cancer and blood disorders in the Columbia, Laurel, Silver Spring, Greenbelt, Clinton, Lanham, and Wheaton communities.

mdonc.com

Columbia
10710 Charter Dr., Ste. G020
Columbia, Maryland 21044
410-964-2212

Clinton 8926 Woodyard Rd., Ste. 101 Clinton, Maryland 20735 301-868-7911

Lanham
8116 Good Luck Rd., Ste. 100
Lanham, Maryland 20706
301-474-0427

Silver Spring
12210 Plum Orchard Drive Ste. 211
Silver Spring, MD 20904
301-933-3216

Greenbelt
7525 Greenway Center Dr., Ste. 205
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
301-982-9800

Laurel
7350 Van Dusen St., Ste. 370
Laurel, Maryland 20707
301-982-9800

Wheaton
2730 University W. Blvd., Ste. 400
Silver Spring, MD 20902
301-942-9220


NAYLORS COURT DENTAL PARTNERS

MOHIT K. Virmani, D.D.S.
Jennifer P. Virmani, D.D.S.

For Mohit and Jennifer Virmani, the most gratifying expression of a patient’s satisfaction is when they refer friends and family members to the practice. “It shows they want to share the experience they received,” says Mohit, who has been practicing dentistry with his wife in the Baltimore area for the past decade. The Virmanis’ practice, Naylors Court Dental Partners, emphasizes the philosophy that patients should be treated both comprehensively and compassionately. They conduct thorough evaluations of each patient before developing a tailored treatment plan, employing the latest technologies, including in-office teeth whitening, digital radiography, and laser cavity detection. “We understand that most patients don’t like going to the dentist,” says Jennifer. “By incorporating techniques such as intra-oral cameras and nitrous oxide, we can help them understand their needs and allow them to feel more relaxed.” Both Mohit and Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Jennifer then completed her general practice residency at the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles. Mohit completed his residency with the U.S. Army at Ft. Lewis, Washington. When they are not practicing dentistry, the couple keeps busy with their twin 6-year-old daughters.

4000 Old Court Road, Suite 201
Pikesville, MD 21208 | 410.484.2722
naylorscourtdental.com


Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland

SCOTT ADAMS, M.D.
OREN BLAM, M.D.
GEORGE BROUILLET, JR., M.D.
NICHOLAS GROSSO, M.D.
RICHARD KINNARD SR., M.D.
MARC LIPTON, D.P.M.
PATRICK MALONEY, M.D.
KHURRAM PERVAIZ, M.D.
M. BRIAN POLSKY, M.D.
SCOTT SILVERSTEIN, M.D.
SAM SYDNEY, M.D.
MICHAEL WALLACE, M.D.
TIMOTHY YOON, M.D.
EMAD ZEITOUNEH, M.D.

Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland, Maryland’s premier orthopaedic provider since 1969, serves the orthopaedic care and surgical needs for both the Baltimore and D.C. areas. The practice’s group of 14 board-certified physicians are trained to treat the full spectrum of orthopaedic injuries and illnesses. Coupled with a full-service delivery system, Orthopaedic Associates is able to provide its patients with comprehensive care at any one of its three locations.

The practice strives to maintain or improve its patients’ quality of life, returning them to their everyday activities. Orthopaedic specialties include spine, hand, and upper extremity, foot and ankle, joint replacement, reconstruction, and sports medicine, as well as podiatry and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Orthopaedic Associates’s dedicated team is trained and equipped to provide both surgical treatment and non-operative care—which means the staff can support the treatment plan that is right for you. Visit our full-service website to view details on our providers, schedule an appointment, and to see which of our locations would be most convenient for you. We’re confident that, after your first visit, you’ll see why you can trust your care to our practice—the most talented, technologically advanced, and patientfocused in the area.

NEW LOCATION: Catonsville: 910 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 | 410.644.1880
Columbia: 10170 Charter Drive, Suite 300 Columbia, MD 21044 | 410.644.1880
Eldersburg: 5961 Exchange Drive, Eldersburg, MD 21784 | 410.644.1800
mdbonedocs.com


saint Agnes Hospital

PAUL McCLELLAND, MD
JOHN ANTONIADES, MD
FREDERICK KUHN, JR., MD

The Saint Agnes Hospital Medical Leadership and its team of physicians is defined by uncompromised commitment to excellence in health care for every patient. The nationally recognized members of the team are devoted to providing the full spectrum of care—mind, body and spirit—to their patients and patients’ families, which ultimately makes the greatest impact on recovery.

Since he joined Saint Agnes in 1994, John Antoniades, M.D. has taken pride in his ability to find an individualized solution for each patient. Specializing in total hip and knee joint replacements, Dr. Antoniades is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who believes in conservative management when possible and surgical intervention when necessary. Dr. Antoniades is actively involved in teaching at Saint Agnes and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Paul McClelland, M.D., served as the chief of psychiatry at Saint Agnes until his recent retirement. A former president of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, McClelland has been a leader in training and education for EMTs, police officers, and emergency-room personnel concerning psychiatric issues that might arise in emergency situations. For over two decades, Dr. McClelland has tried to teach responders in dire situations how to deal with patients with mental disabilities.

Frederick Kuhn, Jr., M.D. received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in cardiology at Georgetown University. Dr. Kuhn is director of the echocardiography lab at Saint Agnes Hospital. He specializes in noninvasive cardiac imaging and preventive cardiology, including cholesterol and hypertension management.

900 Caton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229 | 410.368.6000
TeamSaintAgnes.com


The Breast Center at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

MICHAEL J. SCHULTZ, MD, FACS
Medical Director, The Breast Center

Dr. Michael Schultz is the medical director of the Breast Center at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, which is accredited and nationally recognized for excellence by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. With more than 40 years of clinical experience, Dr. Schultz offers expertise and state-of-the art care, guiding each patient through a seamless, individualized treatment plan developed with a multidisciplinary team of experts. The Breast Center offers a broad array of clinical trials and is staffed by compassionate, highly experienced nurses.

Named a Top Doc numerous times by Baltimore magazine, Dr. Schultz also received the 2011 Inspire Award from the Tigerlily Foundation for creating “an ideal model of care” called “No More Sleepless Nights™,” which fast tracks patients who discover a lump or have an abnormal mammogram.

Dr. Schultz has a medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and did his residency at Sinai Hospital.

7501 Osler Dr.
Towson, Maryland 21204 410.427.5510
StJosephTowson.com/Breast


St. Joseph cardiovascular Associates

Dr. Ronald Schechter
Dr. Stephen Pollock
Dr. Sonia Baker
Dr. Henry Sun
Dr. Daniel Plotnick
Dr. Mahmood Alikhan
Dr. Brett Roberts
Dr. Farhan Majeed

St. Joseph Cardiovascular Associates with University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is composed of some of the region’s most experienced and highly trained, boardcertified cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists. Dedicated to providing prompt access to the full continuum of state-of-the-art cardiac diagnosis and treatment, they are at the forefront of heart-disease prevention and offer a personalized, compassionate approach to help patients achieve the best possible heart health.

The physician staff includes Mahmood Alikhan, MD, MPH, board-certified cardiologist, nuclear cardiologist, internist and sleep-medicine specialist, who is also certified as a cardiac device specialist; Sonia Baker, MD, board-certified cardiologist and nuclear cardiologist; Farhan Majeed, MD, board-certified interventional cardiologist, cardiologist and internist; Daniel Plotnick, MD, board-certified cardiologist and internist; Stephen Pollock, MD, board-certified cardiologist and internist; Brett Roberts, MD, a board-certified cardiologist and internist who completed a fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology; Ronald Schechter, MD, board-certified cardiologist and internist; Henry Sun, MD, board-certified interventional cardiologist, cardiologist and internist.

7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 103
Towson, MD 21204 | 410.427.2580
5 Park Center Ct., Ste. 200
Owings Mills, MD 21117 |410.363.3257
stjosephtowson.com/heart


St. Joseph Medical Group

RUTH BROCATO, MD
GEORGE LAROCCO, MD
CYNTHIA CLASS-MCGREW,MSN, CRNP

Board-certified family physician Ruth Brocato, MD, and boardcertified internist George LaRocco, MD, along with boardcertified family nurse practitioner Cynthia Class-McGrew, CRNP, are the dedicated staff of the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group, located in the heart of the Hereford/ Parkton/Monkton community with easy access from I-83. They have a compassionate, personalized approach and enjoy taking care of generations of families, including children. They offer preventive medicine as well as management of chronic conditions..

Dr. Brocato has a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice more than two decades. Dr. LaRocco, who has had a long-time Baltimore County practice, received his medical degree from Loyola Stritch in Maywood, ILL, and did his internship and residency at Maryland General Hospital..

A certified family nurse practitioner, Cynthia Class-McGrew has a master’s of science degree from University of Maryland and a bachelor’s in nursing, magna cum laude, from Villa Julie College.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ST. JOSEPH HEREFORD HEALTH PARK
14A Mt. Carmel Rd.
Parkton, MD 21204 | 443.491.3333
stjosephmedicalgroup.com


St. Joseph Medical Group

NANCY BAILOWITZ, MD
TRINA KAPOOR FRANKEL, DO

Board-certified internist Nancy Bailowitz, MD, and boardcertified family-practice physician Trina Kapoor Frankel, DO, are highly experienced physicians with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group.

decades, received her medical degree from the NYU School of Medicine, where she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She did her residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Trina Kapoor Frankel has practiced in the Baltimore County area for more than a decade. She received her doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Health System.

Dr. Bailowitz and Dr. Kapoor Frankel are accepting new patients. Both emphasize preventive health care and help patients manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 512
Towson, Md. 21204 | 410.427.2227
stjosephmedicalgroup.com


ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: CARDIAC SURGERY PROGRAM

RAWN SALENGER, MD, FACS
BRAD S. TAYLOR, MD, MPH
JAMES S. GAMMIE, MD
STEWART FINNEY, MD, FACS

The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center cardiac surgeons and team have earned the highest possible threestar quality rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for outstanding patient care and outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and aortic valve replacement. This rating is earned by only 10-15 percent of cardiac programs in the U.S.*

Dr. Stewart Finney, chief of Cardiac Surgery, UM St. Joseph, Dr. Rawn Salenger, director of Quality, Cardiac Surgery, UM St. Joseph, Dr. James Gammie, chief, UM Division of Cardiac Surgery, and Dr. Brad Taylor, director, Coronary Revascularization, University of Maryland Medical Center are highly skilled, boardcertified cardiothoracic surgeons with extensive experience in complex valve surgery and replacement, as well as CABG.

They serve on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The UM St. Joseph and UM Cardiac Surgery Programs feature two locations in Towson and downtown Baltimore.

*In the current analysis of national data covering the period from Jan. through Dec. 2013, the cardiac surgery performance of St. Joseph Medical Center was found to lie in the highest quality tier, thereby receiving an STS THE CARDIAC SURGERY PROGRAM three-star rating.

7601 Osler Dr. Towson, MD 21204
410.337.1783
StJosephTowson.com/heart


ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND: Internal Medicine of Towson

SUZANNE CACCAMESE, MD, FACP
MICHELE DEMUSIS, MD, FACP
LAURA DONEGAN, MD, FACP
HELEN GORDON, MD, FACP
SHANNON NAGY, MS, CRNP

Internal Medicine at Towson is a dynamic group of four boardcertified female internists and a nurse practitioner, who belong to the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group and are committed to ensuring that their patients receive the highest quality of compassionate care. This very experienced group emphasizes preventive medicine and patient education, providing comprehensive support for patients dealing with chronic disease.

Dr. Caccamese: medical degree: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, residency: Johns Hopkins Bayview. Dr. DeMusis: medical degree, residency and fellowship: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Donegan: Johns Hopkins undergraduate, medical degree: USUHS Medical School, residency: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center. Dr. Gordon: medical degree: Duke University, residency: Emory University affiliated hospitals. Nurse Practitioner Shannon Nagy: nursing degree: Johns Hopkins, master’s in science: University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Dr. Gordon specializes in palliative care, helping patients with life-limiting diseases live fully, with a focus on their spiritual, cultural and emotional needs.

INTERNAL MEDICINE OF TOWSON
7505 Osler Dr., Ste. 402
Towson, MD 21204 | 410.427.5330
stjosephmedicalgroup.com


ST. JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND:

CARMEN FARRIOR, MD, FACOG
ANGELA HOPKINS-LUNA, MD

Board-certified Ob/Gyns Carmen Farrior, MD, and Angela Hopkins-Luna, MD, with the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Group, focus on the maintenance of women’s reproductive health, disease prevention, and health education. Their specialization ranges from prenatal care to delivering babies to counseling and treatment concerning the side effects of menopause. They share a philosophy of care “to equip women with knowledge about their bodies that will allow them to optimize their health.”

Dr. Farrior received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, followed by a residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. She has an MBA from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Farrior is an active community speaker who has appeared on WBAL-TV’s “Women’s Doctor.”

Dr. Hopkins-Luna received her medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, 1777 Reisterstown Rd., Ste. 235 and did her residency at Sinai Hospital.

Pikesville, Maryland 21204 | 410.415.5883
stjosephmedicalgroup.com


Shiny Chompers Pediatric Dentistry

SHANTÁ RICHARDSON, D.M.D., M.P.H.
KOZUE KAWAKUBO, D.M.D.

Shiny Chompers Pediatric Dentistry creates a warm, nurturing environment that makes children excited about visiting the dentist! “Treating patients and their relatives as we would our own allows us to deliver care in a non-intimidating fashion. Parental involvement in treatment decisions and transparent communication between doctors, staff and families are fundamental philosophies of our practice,” says Dr. Richardson.

Shiny Chompers is comprised of Dr. Shantá Richardson (Dr. Richie), Dr. Kozue Kawakubo (Dr. K.) and a dynamic staff. Dr. Richardson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Her background also includes specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Kawakubo received her undergraduate degree from New York University and her doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. After receiving her dental degree, Dr. Kawakubo completed pediatric dental training at Lutheran Medical Center in Hawaii.

8001 Hillsborough Road, Suite L
Ellicott City, MD 21043 | 443.574.8944
shinychompers.com


PAUL JAY SHIRES, D.D.S.


Dr. Jay Shires believes a successful practice is one that can develop long-term relationships with patients while providing excellence in complete dental care. His initial visit encompasses performing a complete examination of the entire masticatory system, including not only the teeth and gums, but the muscles and temporomandibular joints. Additionally, Dr. Shires screens for and treats patients with sleep apnea and related breathing disorders. Patients receive personalized attention and can elect to have a massage and heat pad, blankets, or the option to listen to their favorite music during treatment.

Recognized repeatedly by Baltimore magazine as a Top Dentist and past president of The Baltimore County Dental Association, Dr. Shires is also an awarded Fellow in The Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is an alumnus of the L. D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and the Dawson Academy. A member of the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland, he is also a Crown Council member who donates all of his at-home bleaching proceeds to Smiles for Life, a group of children’s charities. He counts among his patients a number of fellow dentists and their families.

Towson, MD 21204
410.296.6527
towsonmddental.com


COSMETIC SURGERY BY SAMIR SHUREIH

SAMIR F. SHUREIH, MD, PA
Cosmetic Surgeon

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Shureih is a board-certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in cosmetic surgery with over 25 years of experience. Recognized as a “TOP DOCTOR” in both national peer polls and in Baltimore.

Our cosmetic surgery practice is centered on patient care, service, highest quality care and most importantly safety. Dr. Shureih’s exceptional work in breast augmentation and body contouring surgery earned him an exceptional reputation and outstanding results.

“Cosmetic surgery promotes self-confidence, success, and—a better self image,” says Dr. Shureih, whose keen understanding of natural beauty, technology and cutting edge procedures makes him able to offer treatments that have been demonstrated effective. His staff of board-certified anesthesiologist and registered nurse assures safety in a patient friendly, convenient and confidential cosmetic center. “We treat patients like family,” Dr. Shureih, proudly states.

COSMETIC SURGERY BY SAMIR SHUREIH
10 East 31st Street Baltimore, MD 21218
5094 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ste. 105
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.243.3035
cosmeticsurgeryforme.com


Smart Pain Management

Akil Benjamin, DO
Ira Kornbluth, MD
Felix Gurman, MD
Monica Nirschl, MD
Robert Rankin, MD
Raj Jari, MD
Charles Simmons, MD
Behnam Jafarpour, MD
Sean Sanderson, MD
Caleb Kroll, MD
Lailah Issac, DO

SMART Pain Management, LLC, a comprehensive pain management practice, was founded by Dr. Ira Kornbluth in 2008 to help patients manage their pain and improve their quality of life. The 11 physicians in the practice are all board-certified/eligible and are experienced in treating such conditions as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, muscle pain, and nerve pain. The practice specializes in minimally invasive procedures, rational medication management, and other treatment modalities for patients suffering from acute and intractable pain.

SMART Pain has multiple locations including Catonsville, Dundalk, Owings Mills, Westminster, and White Marsh. The practice is committed to helping patients improve their function and quality of life. SMART Pain Management, LLC can typically see patients for a new patient appointment within a few days.

SMART Pain Management, LLC
7920 McDonogh Road, Suite 201
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443.693.PAIN (7246) | smartpain.com

Locations in Westminster, Owings Mills, White Marsh, Catonsville and Dundalk


SPANNHAKE ORTHODONTICS

ELIZABETH SPANNHAKE,
D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake is dedicated to providing her patients with a smile that boosts confidence and opens doors. Through state-of-the-art technology, the practice’s goal is to provide patients with outstanding orthodontic results.

Located directly across from Towson University, this specialty orthodontic practice provides many treatment options for children, teens and adults including the Invisalign™, Teen Invisalign™, Incognito® (lingual braces), and Contemporary Braces (SmartClip™ and Damon™ Systems). Dr. Spannhake and her staff also offer Zoom!® In-office Cosmetic Tooth Whitening and custom-made sports mouth guards. Spannhake Orthodontics now makes snoring and sleep apnea appliances working directly with a patient’s physician. Intra-oral scanning is used so no impressions are needed to fabricate models or appliances.

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7801 York Road, Suite 315
Towson, MD 21204 | 410.321.5004
smile-experts.com


Toomey Dentistry

CHRISTOPHER TOOMEY, DDS

Toomey Dentistry is a state-of-the-art office, specializing in beautiful dentistry and a caring hand. Dr. Toomey has advanced training in TMJ/bite disorders and cosmetic techniques, so every bit of work is not only beautiful, but functional. Their office is like no other. It features a livingroom- environment with a knowledgeable and kind-hearted team. We could go on about this amazing office, but we’ll let his patients tell you:

“I couldn’t open my mouth to eat well and had jaw popping and pain. I thought I had to live like this. Dr. Toomey’s treatment has changed my life.” –Lauren, age 19

“I never used to smile, and I used my hand to cover my mouth. Now, I smile all of the time!” –Ashley, age 23

“As someone who has struggled with lifelong anxiety about dental appointments, I am thrilled to have found Dr. Toomey’s Practice!” –Maureen, age 39

658 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 105
Towson, MD 21204 | 410.823.6000
drtoomey.com


VALLEY PLASTIC SURGERY AND MEDI-SPA

ALYSON WELLS, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon

Following her medical studies and surgical training at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country— Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the University of Miami—boardcertified plastic surgeon Dr. Alyson Wells has built a thriving practice in Baltimore. Her academic achievements reflect the skill, dedication, and professional discipline that define her approach to the art and science of plastic surgery.

Her practice, Valley Plastic Surgery and Medi-spa, provides comprehensive plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery services and features an on-site, accredited operating suite. Located in Hunt Valley, Dr. Wells focuses her expertise on surgical and non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures, breast surgery, and body contouring. Her in-office medi-spa features personalized services that combine organic skin-care products with medicalgrade ingredients for superior results.

A wife and mother of two young boys, Dr. Wells balances career, family, and community as she endeavors to exceed the expectations of herself, her peers, and most importantly, her patients. Her mission is to continue as the premier choice for plastic and cosmetic surgery in the Baltimore region.

10151 York Road, Suites 112-114
Hunt Valley, MD 21030 | 410.628.8200
10151 York Road
Suite 112-114
Hunt Valley, MD 21030
Phone: 410.628.8200
Fax: 410.628.8203
vpsurgery.com


JAMES E. VOGEL, MD, FACS


In his 25 years of practice, Dr. James E. Vogel has established himself as a caring and respected cosmetic surgeon. A Johns Hopkins-trained plastic surgeon and chosen by his peers as a Baltimore magazine Top Doctor for many consecutive years, Dr. Vogel provides each patient with unparalleled care tailored to their unique aesthetic goals. Dr. Vogel was recently promoted to Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and receives numerous invitations each year to teach at national and international conferences.

Dr Vogel is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and performs surgery in his private state-of-the-art, certified-and-state licensed surgical facility. Dr. Vogel provides pro-bono surgery for The Operation Restore Program, as well as devoting time to numerous local charities.

Trust in your surgeon and realistic expectations, according to Dr. Vogel, are the most important elements of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Vogel’s philosophy is to provide compassionate surgical care, create very natural appearing results, and to exceed patient expectations.

4 Park Center Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117 | 410.484.8860
DrVogelPlasticSurgeon.com


MATTHEW H WALLENGREN
D.D.S., P.A.


Dr. Matthew Wallengren and his staff help patients achieve their optimal health, function, and aesthetics in a comfortable environment. “Oral health plays a significant role in general health,“ explains Dr. Wallengren. “This serves as the foundation for the quality, compassionate care we provides to our patients.”

Conveniently located in Roland Park between Roland Avenue and Charles Street, Dr. Wallengren utilizes proven technology and the benefit of extensive continuing education to care for his patients of all ages. His desire to continually grow as a practitioner has led him to study with the prestigious Spear Education Center, as well as the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study.

We invite you and your family to visit the dental office of Dr. Matthew Wallengren to learn more and to discover for yourself the true meaning of quality, compassionate care in a safe and sincere environment.

600 Wyndhurst Avenue, Suite 270
Baltimore, MD 21210 | 410.435.1234
www.rolandparkdentistry.com


JANET P. WOODYARD, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgeon

As one of the region’s most experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Janet Woodyard feels fortunate to have been able to help thousands of patients achieve their personal goals. For 20 years, she has masterfully utilized a comprehensive repertoire of both surgical and non-surgical techniques to consistently provide beautiful results. A native to Baltimore and voted Baltimore magazine “Top Doc” by her peers, Dr. Woodyard is excited to offer Coolsculpting, a revolutionary bodycontouring treatment that freezes and naturally eliminates fat from the body without surgery. Dr. Woodyard is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her plastic surgery residency at Washington University in St. Louis. She is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “My goal is to provide natural results with the safest, most advanced techniques available and to always do so with care and compassion,” says Dr. Woodyard, whose practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of both the face and body.

20 Crossroads Drive, Suite 12
Owings Mills, MD 21117 | 410.363.9000
woodyardmd.com


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