Welcome to Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care Clinic
A medical facility of excellent repute, Maryland Primary Care is a one-stop clinic for all those patients who need effective primary and urgent care. It’s a full service medical care clinic which offers an array of services including urgent care, immunization, vaccination, blood tests, travel consulting etc.
Maryland Primary Care has been successfully catering to the varying medical needs of residents in Maryland and Washington DC area. The physicians and sub-specialists at the clinic has solved multiple complicated cases for patients from cities like Greenbelt, New carrollton and Lanham. If you are suffering from ailments like diabetes, cardiac problems, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, kidney diseases or other potential infections, you can head straight to our family clinic and have them expertly diagnosed and treated and maintain the overall well-being of your health.
Meet Dr. Sherif Hassan: The benefit of having an internist as your primary care doctor
Dr. Sherif is a practicing internist at Maryland Primary Care. He earned his graduate degree from the Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine in 1987. He has 30 long years of experience as an Internal Medicine physician. Apart from having a medical degree, Dr. Sherif also has to his credit a meticulous residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Plus, he is affiliated with the Doctors Community Hospital.
Being an internist, Dr. Sherif possesses the ability to accurately diagnose and effectively treat a multitude of adult diseases.
He is known for his patience while listening to patients, concise explanation of health issues, proficient guidance and unique approach to treating diseases. Patients love to work with Dr. Sherif, adults and kids alike.
Significance of Primary Care
Primary care lends essential support to the healthcare system by providing patients with information and resources for maintaining optimum health. There are numerous primary care clinics and primary care physicians across the US, helping the public improve their lives through quick and effective examination and treatment. Physicians in the field of primary healthcare don’t have specialization in treating a particular system or organ of the body, but rather they carry broad knowledge of the entire body and its various systems as a whole. They provide medical solutions and advice to a number of physical and psychological diseases. Primary care physicians often recommend changes in a patient’s lifestyle as preventive care.
Primary care exists to make medical care easily accessible to the public. Primary care physicians take a holistic approach and focus on treating the entire body of a person. They can quickly detect various health issues and provide treatment so that these issues don’t turn into life-threatening conditions.
At Maryland Primary Care too, physicians pursue the same goal of helping patients live a healthy, disease-free life.
We help patients:
- Gain easy access to medical care
- Offer healthcare services, specific to their needs
- Remain aware of their current condition of health
- Manage their health conditions
- Get diagnosed and treated at an early stage
- Acquire clear understanding of their issues
At a primary care clinic, physicians examine a patient’s health condition, identify the natural causes and then recommend the best treatment in every case. Most importantly, physicians follow up with patients to keep track of the improvements and offer ongoing advice for the overall well-being of health. A crucial part of a primary care physician’s task is to refer patients to specialists, if required.
Primary care clinics do an excellent job of lessening the burden of the healthcare system. This is because when patients can get treated for most diseases at a primary care clinic, the number of hospitalizations come down and the need for secondary and tertiary medical services reduces. The demand for more primary care physicians is increasing because more and more patients are looking for primary care and they want it delivered faster as well.
A primary care clinic has a number of medical practitioners who may include primary care physicians, family practice doctors, internal medicine doctors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, obstetrician, gynecologists and geriatrician among others. Each of these has wide knowledge about common human diseases and health conditions. All these professionals work in close contact as a team.
The relationship between a patient and a primary care physician is of great importance. A primary care physician is a patient’s gateway to the healthcare system. Unless the patient feels comfortable talking to the physician, the outcome for the patient will not be fully optimal. Therefore, both the physician and the patient should be able to talk freely and discuss the details or the complexities of a case with each other without any hesitation. The patient should feel confident enough and heed to the advise of the primary care physician they work with.
Dr. Sherif is one primary care physician about whom patients have left raving reviews on Google. Every patient he works with likes his way of interacting, listening to issues and explaining the details. Once you have met Dr. Sherif yourself, you’ll know why he’s the right kind of doctor to work with.
Why Choose Our Urgent Care Center
At Maryland Primary Care, you can avail yourself of urgent or immediate non-emergency medical care. Along with his dedicated team of medical practitioners, Dr. Sherif always ensures that your concerns are properly addressed. He thoroughly examines patients and gets to the root of a health condition before prescribing medications. While at his clinic, you can be sure that you’ll receive the most effective urgent care treatment for your specific problems or complications.
The US has around 7,400 urgent care centers - and counting. When you’re faced with a health issue all of sudden and it’s not a real emergency, heading to an urgent care clinic is a good decision. Urgent care clinics are known for offering quality diagnosis and treatment at an affordable cost.
Our urgent care center has a convenient location. So, whether you’re coming from Maryland or Washington DC, our clinic is just a brief car ride away. When choosing an urgent care center, location is a prime concern so that you don’t have to travel for hours before reaching it. Patients from cities like Greenbelt, New Carrollton and Lanham can get to our medical center within minutes.
If your health condition is not life-threatening, getting treatment at our urgent care center means you’ll save a lot of money. In fact, cost saving is one big reason why a lot of people are attracted to urgent care centers.
For non-emergency medical care, going to a hospital isn’t a high recommend because it often means waiting for hours and spending more that you will at an urgent care center. Recent surveys reveal that most millennials prefer going to urgent care centers over getting hospitalized for non-emergency treatments. This is mostly due to the cost factor; the average cost of getting treated at an urgent care center is just $155 whereas traditional medical channels are a lot more expensive. If you want to receive quality treatment at an affordable cost, you should definitely head to our urgent care center and recommend us to your family and friends too.
Before you head to an urgent care center, it’s important to find out whether they accept your insurance. Visiting one that has tie-ups and agreed upon a rate means you’ll wind up paying less. However, be informed that not every urgent care center has this kind of arrangement for insurance. If you go to an urgent care center that doesn’t accept your insurance, the heavy medical bill will baffle you.
At Maryland Urgent Care Clinic, we accept several types of insurance. If you are in need of urgent medical care, you can arrive at our clinic without any kind of worry about hidden surprises. We’re an in-network urgent care center and accept insurance such as Humana, Aetna, Medicare, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), AIG, CIGNA, Teamsters, World Insurance etc. For a complete list of the types of insurance that are accepted at our clinic, visit this page.
However, do remember to carry with you a valid insurance card and a picture ID to the office when you visit our clinic.
Our urgent care center remains well-equipped with state-of-the-art technology, latest diagnostic equipment and modern X-ray machines. Use of an EHR system, practice management software and patient portal help us deliver the best quality of urgent care treatment to all patients.
Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care clinic provides quality medical care to people of all ages, right from a 6-month-old kid to an elderly. If you have health issues which need immediate attention, any delay in this regard could aggravate the problem and impact your health in the long term. If you’re residing in any area of Maryland and Washington DC, our clinic is only a few minutes away. Visit our office and start your journey to improved health and life.
Dr. Sherif and his team can quickly address a wide variety of your medical needs. If you are experiencing symptoms of a common or potential illness, you can receive proper diagnosis and treatment at our clinic. For conditions like abdominal pain, UTIs, fever, cough and cold, sinus infection and minor injury, you can step into our clinic feeling confident that you’ll be thoroughly examined and treated at our primary and urgent care clinic, which is located in Lanham.
Our specializations include primary care, travel immunization, travel vaccines, detailed physical examination, blood tests etc. We also offer immigration physicals (INS, USCIS exams). Plus, we have an expert team in place to inform and educate you about your health issues and help you live a healthy life.
Our Walk-In Clinic [Same-Day Appointments Available]For patients who need immediate medical care or are faced with time-sensitive issues, our clinic offers walk-in facility. If your illness or injury is serious or you want to receive travel vaccination or require physicals for work immediately, you can book same-day appointments and walk into our clinic quickly while saving yourself a lot of time in the process. Our team of physicians, assistant doctors and nurse practitioners are always ready to give your specific case immediate attention.
Tips to Follow Before You Make an Urgent Care Visit
Before you visit our clinic for urgent medical care, we want you to do a bit of preparation so that there’s no unnecessary delay in the treatment and you receive the best care from our physicians, sub-specialists and staff.
Though we accept a broad range of health insurance, we suggest you know about your insurance policy in advance. You can give our office a call anytime and gather complete information in regard to the same. If you are a candidate for urgent medical care, you’re likely to be exhausted emotionally too. So, it’s a good idea to have someone accompany you to our clinic. A family member or a friend can drive you to the clinic as well as give you some reassurance when you need it most.
Most importantly, don’t forget to bring your recent medical records. This will be required by our physicians in order to provide you the most effective medical care. We’ll need to know these in particular: medications you are currently taking, history of your allergies, your current health condition, information on medical procedures you have gone through in the past and your insurance coverage. You can produce these either in electronic or hard copy form at the time of your visit.
We also suggest that you think of the questions you want to ask beforehand. It’s easy to forget asking something important unless you have written it down. So, put everything you want to enquire about on paper before you step into our urgent care center. This will save both you and us some valuable time.
Obviously, your treatment isn’t over after you have left our urgent care center. Now, it is crucial to make sure that you follow up with our physicians and doctors for ongoing advice until you are fully cured of your health condition. Dr. Sherif and his excellent team of doctors is always at your service, and all you need to do is pay attention to what they prescribe and follow their advice.
To fix an appointment with Dr. Sherif and his team of medical practitioners, get in touch with our office right away.
When to go to the ER Vs Calling Our Office
- Fevers Ankle
- Coughs and Cold
- Abdominal pain
- Sinus Infection
- Pink Eye
- Minor Cuts and Burns ETC….
- Chest pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe allergic reaction
- Broken bone
- Coughing/ Vomiting blood
- ER’s are not staffed to focus on minor injuries and illness. Your personal physician better understands your health and provides overall better care.
- Urgent care centers and Freestanding ER’s offer similar services as a physicians office but charge a lot higher.
- Potentially unnecessary ER visits costed $4 billion to healthcare in 2017.
Services Offered by our Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care Clinics
- Same day appointments: Whenever possible, we will get you a same day appointment for time-sensitive issues, such as travel vaccinations, physicals required for work, and USCIS-related appointments. Our staff is dedicated to serving you when you most need it.
- Travel clinic: Dr. Sherif strives to serve the community as a whole with his travel clinic. Physical exams, preventative care advice, and vaccines may be obtained for patients of all ages through our Maryland travel clinic. However, for referrals and more in-depth health care, call now to become a regular patient for one of the best Maryland primary care physicians.
- USCIS Exams Maryland: Dr. Sherif and his team help candidates for US residency and citizenship obtain the required physical exam, outstanding vaccinations, and TB tests. Contact our office to book an appointment in time for the completion of your application.
- Prescriptions are refilled quickly and easily.
- Labs: Dr. Sherif will gladly order the blood panel tests needed to get to the bottom of your physical ailments.
Types of Insurance Accepted at Maryland Primary Care Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic
- CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- And Other Health Insurances... Call 1(301)277-3555 to ask about your insurance.
Dr. Hassan is very knowledgeable. He spent time with me listening to what the issues I am complaining about. He conducted a thorough examination and provided me with comprehensive explanation.
Went to this office after I was hurt in a Car accident. Staff informed me that they work only with Attorney Lien. I did not know what that means. They explained it all to me and set me with an Injury Lawyer to whom I went after my first visit. I was referred to an outstanding Physical Therapy Clinic. Although I was badly injured thanks to excellent care I felt back to normal in 2 months.
Discovered this place by accident when I fell ill and wanted to be seen first thing in the morning. Was in and out within 30 minutes. I know now whom I choose to be my PCP. This Place for Sure
Was seen by Dr. Hassan for a Travel Consult as I was Traveling to Brazil. I did not only receive outstanding service but had an Educational Experience about Vaccines and why I should get this and not that. A must do visit if you are traveling and want to safeguard yourself
Health Insurance Coverage in Maryland Primary Care The physicians at Maryland Urgent Care & Primary Care are Primary Care providers and specialist Doctors for Medicare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA, United Healthcare, NCPPO and Alliance. Maryland Urgent Care & Primary Care accepts the following Health Insurance Coverage, but we would ask you to bring a valid […]Read More
Primary Care Services In Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Lanham Physical examination from the age of 6 month and older. Urgent Medical Care and Walk-In’s. No appointment needed. Personal Injury, Immediate care. Wound care/Minor trauma. Family and Internal medicine appointments (including care for Diabetes, Asthma, and Hypertension.) Workers Compensation (Department of Transportation) DOT Physicals,Pre-employment Physicals. (Annual […]Read More
United State Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Exams and INS Physicals Dr. Sherif Hassan is certified by the Department Immigration and Naturalization as a Civil Surgeon. He specializes in medical examinations for persons applying for US Citizenship or change of status. All applicants for adjustment of status and some applicants for citizenship are required […]Read More