When you experience an urgent or sudden illness or injury, Rakesh Malik, MD and the team of physician assistants at Doctors First are here to serve you. They treat a variety of acute and urgent problems in Gaithersburg and Germantown, Maryland. If you need medical help right away, call Doctors First or book an appointment online.
Sudden or immediate illnesses or injuries are considered acute. A clinic that offers urgent care is the ideal place to seek treatment for acute issues that aren't life-threatening.
Doctors First provides comprehensive urgent care for a wide range of serious problems that need immediate attention, including:
Dr. Malik and the expert team of providers at Doctors First are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of pressing medical conditions.
If you're experiencing severe symptoms that may be life-threatening, the emergency room is the best place to go. For help with any of the following concerns, bypass an urgent care facility and go directly to the ER:
If you are too sick or hurt to get to the emergency room safely, it’s best to dial 9-1-1. An EMT or paramedic will intervene until an emergency doctor can evaluate your condition.
When you’re suddenly sick or need medical attention right away, Doctors First offers same-day and walk-in appointments with Dr. Malik , PA-C, Zorina Thomas or Renee Lapointe, PA-C.
Both locations, in Gaithersburg and Germantown, Maryland, have state-of-the-art technology and an on-site lab to accelerate X-rays, labs, and diagnostic tests. You’ll get results fast so you can get the help you need and return to your normal routine.
At Doctors First, you receive personalized, expert care for far less than the cost of a trip to the emergency room. Many health insurance plans include urgent care coverage. Contact your insurance provider for details about what your specific plan covers.
You can always walk in when you have an urgent need. If time permits, let the team at Doctors First know you are on the way so they can prepare for your arrival.