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Monica J. Howard, M.D.

Medical School:  Howard University College of Medicine

Residency:  GWU/Holy Cross Family Practice - Chief Resident

Master’s Degree:  Hunter College, City Univ of NY (CUNY) - Molecular and Cell Biology

Bachelor’s Degree:  York College (CUNY) - B.S. in Biology, Yale University

Board Certification:  American Board of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliation:  Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Professional Interests:  Women’s Health, Community Medicine

Professional Highlights:  Dr. Howard joined Family HealthCare in 1998.  She serves as Medical Director of Proyecto Salud Community Clinic - Wheaton, Md.  Past Medical Director of Spanish Catholic Center Community Clinic - Gaithersburg, Md.  She has also participated in disaster relief/medical missionary endeavors in Haiti.  Dr. Howard is fluent in Spanish.  Named to Washingtonian Magazine  “Top Doctors” several times.

 

Megan Wollman-Rosenwald, M.D.

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine

Residency: Brown University Family Medicine

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Maryland College Park – B.S. Biology

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliation: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Professional Interests: Preventive Medicine, Adolescent Medicine

Professional Highlights: Dr. Wollman-Rosenwald joined Family HealthCare in 2004. She has been named to Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctors” .

 

Rita Sharma, M.D.

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine

Residency: Franklin Square Hospital Family Medicine - Chief Resident

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Maryland College Park - B.A. in Psychology

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests: Preventive Medicine, Women’s Health

Professional Highlights: Dr. Sharma joined Family HealthCare in 2007 after completing her Family Medicine Residency.

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Jimmy Sheikh, M.D.

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine

Master’s Degree: Georgetown University - M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics

Bachelor’s Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University - B.S. in Biology

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Hospital Affiliation: Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Professional Interests: Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Office-based procedures

Professional Highlights: Dr. Sheikh joined Family HealthCare in 2008. He has participated in disaster relief work in Haiti.

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Avi Schachter, M.D.

Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical Schooll

Residency: Fairfax Family Practice Residency

Master’s Degree: Georgetown University - M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Massachusetts/Amherst - B.S. Microbiology

Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Interests: Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Office-based procedures


Audrey Weitzman, PA-C

Physician Assistant School: George Washington University – Master of Health Science

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Wisconsin – B.A. in Political Science

Board Certification: NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests: Audrey started working at Family HealthCare in 1997. She has an interest in preventive health.


Nils Brownworth, PA-C

Physician Assistant School: DeSales University – MSPAS

Bachelor’s Degree: Messiah College – Biology/Pre-Med

Board Certification: NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests: Primary care, Family Medicine


Jeremy Wetter, PA-C

Physician Assistant School:  Wake Forest University

Bachelor’s Degree: University of Maryland – B.S. Biology

Board Certification:  NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests:  Office-based procedures, Sports Medicine

Professional Highlights:  Jeremy joined Family HealthCare in 2008.  Prior to that he worked as a Physican Assistant in an Emergency Department.

Bradley Bailey, PA-C

Physician Assistant School: Shenandoah University - MSPAS

Bachelor's Degree: Baldwin-Wallace University, Bachelor of Music Therapy

Board Certification: NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests: Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine



Ann Ruffalo, PA-C

Physician Assistant School: University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program

Bachelor's Degree: B. A. General Science-Psychology, Grinnell College, Iowa

Master's Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia, Microbiology

Bachelor's Degree: B. A. General Science-Psychology, Grinnell College, Iowa

Board Certification: NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests: Preventive Health, LGBTQIA Health

Professional Highlights: Annie joined Family HealthCare in 2021. She moved here from Iowa in 2015, and has also worked in Bethesda and Silver Spring.


Patrick Whitman, PA-C

Physician Assistant School: Duke University – Masters of Health Sciences

Bachelor's Degree: American University – B.A. in Business Administration

Post-Baccalaureate Education: University of Vermont – Post-baccalaureate pre-medical program

Board Certifications: NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Professional Interests: Orthopedics, office-based procedures, and preventive medicine

Professional Highlights: Patrick joined Family HealthCare in 2021. Prior to that he practiced orthopedics in clinic and helping perform surgeries in the OR. Patrick is able to perform certain in-office joint injections.



 
   
     
     
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