About Practice

Doctors First combines comprehensive primary healthcare with the convenience of walk-in urgent care in two easy-to-access locations in Gaithersburg and Germantown, Maryland.

The primary care professionals at Doctors First are passionate about their patients’ needs and health goals and offer extended hours to accommodate busy schedules. To help patients prevent disease and optimize their health, the skilled providers at Doctors First offer an extensive menu of services, including annual check-ups, diabetes management, gynecological exams, allergy treatment, urgent care, weight loss programs, immunizations, and geriatric care.

Both Doctors First locations offer state-of-the-art equipment and technology in a clean, contemporary facility. Patients appreciate the warm atmosphere, friendly staff, experienced doctor and physician assistants, and great communication. Additionally, Doctors First has an on-site lab and diagnostic testing equipment to provide patients with quick answers to chronic or acute conditions.

Besides the expert care that Dr. Rakesh Malik, MD provides, patients receive comprehensive treatment from highly skilled physician assistants Brittany Lundberg, PA-C, Zorina Thomas, PA-C, and Renee Lapointe, PA-C.

Doctors First accepts all major forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. For full-service healthcare with or without an appointment, look no further than the team of providers at Doctors First. Call today or schedule an appoint directly online.

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Doctors First

Doctors First combines comprehensive primary healthcare with the convenience of walk-in urgent care in two easy-to-access locations in Gaithersburg and Germantown, Maryland.

The primary care professionals at Doctors First are passionate about their patients’ needs and health goals and offer extended hours to accommodate busy schedules. To help patients prevent disease and optimize their health, the skilled providers at Doctors First offer an extensive menu of services, including annual check-ups, diabetes management, gynecological exams, allergy treatment, urgent care, weight loss programs, immunizations, and geriatric care.

Both Doctors First locations offer state-of-the-art equipment and technology in a clean, contemporary facility. Patients appreciate the warm atmosphere, friendly staff, experienced doctor and physician assistants, and great communication. Additionally, Doctors First has an on-site lab and diagnostic testing equipment to provide patients with quick answers to chronic or acute conditions.

Besides the expert care that Dr. Rakesh Malik, MD provides, patients receive comprehensive treatment from highly skilled physician assistants Brittany Lundberg, PA-C, Zorina Thomas, PA-C, and Renee Lapointe, PA-C.

Doctors First accepts all major forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. For full-service healthcare with or without an appointment, look no further than the team of providers at Doctors First. Call today or schedule an appoint directly online.


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 Dr. Malik has been named one of the Top Doctors by Washingtonian Magazine 3 years in a row.


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Insurance

If you have any questions regarding insurance providers, please call our office!

Adventist Health
Aetna
AmeriChoice
Amerigroup
Assurant Health
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
GEHA
Great West Health Care
Humana
Johns Hopkins Health
Medicaid
Medicare

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google

    "I love the whole staff at Doctors First. From the front desk to the doctors. Very professional and sympathetic when you need a shoulder to cry on."

    Nanci W.
  • Google

    "[...]the staff is very kind and professional. The atmosphere is clean, comfortable and beautiful Thumbs up!"

    Latasha F.
  • Google

    "Dr. Malik was really nice and I felt like he actually took the time to understand my concern[...]. He also made sure I understood how to remedy my situation."

    Jessica S.
  • Google

    "Dr. Malik is a knowledgeable professional who has built an excellent relationship with the medical community. Thank you Doctors First."

    Christina H.
  • Groupon

    "Excellent, caring, kind staff. Dr. Malik listens well and helps you express what you are trying to say. He also has a great sense of humor. "

    Ani B.
  • Google

    "Dr. Malik has been our family doctor for more than a decade. We trust his professional advice very much and will recommend our friends to join us."

    Anren H.
  • Google

    "Dr. Malik is an excellent doctor who takes time with the patient [...] and is very concerned for their well being. I would highly recommend him[...]"

    Ramani A.
  • Google

    "I have a great experience at Doctors First. Wonderful staff and Dr. Malick is the best doctor I have ever had. He listens to all my needs and addresses everything."

    Marie L.
  • Google

    "Dr. Malik and his staff take great care of my mom. Definitely recommend this office to anyone looking for a great primary doctor."

    Minh P.
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