Dr. Atif Malik, MD

Dr. Atif Malik, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Atif Malik, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Frederick, MD. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Malik is affiliated with Hackettstown Regional Medical Center and Frederick Memorial Hospital.

1050 Key Pkwy Ste 103

Frederick, MD 21702

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Malik "Our Multi-Speciality team of doctors include specialists from the fields of Pain Management, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Neurology. We specialize in treating painful conditions of the neck and back, as well as other parts of the body. Our providers focus on not just treating pain, but diagnosing and eliminating the root cause of pain.The best treatment of chronic pain requires studying what causes it, how the body reacts to it, and how different medications and procedures reduce or eliminate the pain. Because of the vast number of conditions that cause pain, our philosophy is that it is best to have experts from different medical/surgical specialties under one roof in order to craft the most effective treatment strategies for our patients. This alleviates much of the burden of visiting multiple doctor's offices to resolve problems. Our practice is made of Board Certified multi-speciality physicians who are open minded to working"


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  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Spine Physiatry
  • Sports Rehabilitation Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Houston Baptist University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • St George's University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Harvard Med School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Fellow - Harvard Medical School, 2003
  • Chief Resident at Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
  • Community Service Award - Haiti Earthquake, 2010
  • G.W. Bush Letter of Recognition - Operation Heartbeat: South East Asian Earthquake Disaster Relief Mission, 2005
  • Oliver R. Smith, Jr., M.D. Award for Excellency during Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, 2002
  • Top Docs, 2011
  • Top Docs, 2012
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Malik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malik to family and friends
based on 45 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Malik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Frederick, MD |
For me, Dr. Malik and his fellow practitioners have always had a thoughtful patient-oriented approach to pain control. For the patients they do not jump immediately into opioids. However, for those who have years trying everything else without success, a slow gradual course of opioids may be required with careful and appropriate testing by.experts. I have been with the practice through 4 incarnations going all the way back to Bethesda. My quality of life has vastly improved compared to before.
in Frederick, MD |
great physician, very knowledgable, compassionate and passionate about spinal pain, highly recommend
in Mechanicsville, MD |
Dr. Malik is the most caring & compassionate doctor I've ever seen for oain mangaement. He understands that certain people need opiod theraoy for quality of life. I would recommend him to anyone I know wirh similar problems!
Frederick, MD |
Dr. Malik performed a surgical procedure on my knee. He barely said one word to me prior to the procedure (I'd never met the man) and I never saw him after the procedure (I was sedated). I had a follow-up appointment with him. He did not show up for this appointment; I was not notified of this until the assistant put me in a room with a PA who had no information to share with me about the results of the procedure. Did Dr. Malik even record anything in the computer? Totally unacceptable
in Mount Airy, MD |
Dr. Malik has a heart of gold. He understands pain and more importantly he listenes to his patients. He takes a conservative approach and treats many areas of pain. Originally I was sent for endometriosis when he was in Rockville. He left and started his own practice and I have been with him since. I was hit on foot by a car and almost killed. He immediately saw me when I let the staff know what happened. Several bone bruises, herniated discs, significant swelling was just a few of the issues.
in Sykesville, MD |
Dr. Malik has a kind and gentle heart. I was afraid to have surgery. He made me feel safe. I had the surgery and I am so happy I did. I can take my dog for her daily walks again. She's happy I had the surgery too. If you have pain in your lower back the way I did see Dr. Malik you will be happy you did. Mrs. Lipman.
in Silver Spring , MD |
The most caring compassionate and effective doctor I have ever known. I am elderly and have seen many doctors.
in Germantown, MD |
Dr. Malik is very knowledgeable and was able to offer multiple treatment options for my neck and back pain. He reviewed the MRI with me and showed me the problems I had. I went on to have multiple procedures with him and he's excellent his hands which the nurses all told me about as well. He is definitely a physician you can trust and be treated by.
in Frederick, MD |
Dr. Malik takes the time to evaluate you and get to know you as a person. His bedside manner is that of like a family member after several years of seeing him he is a gem of a doctor. He will go out of his way unlike most to ensure you are getting the most out of your life. Chronic pain management is so stigmatized and misunderstood among the community. He has trained with the best and takes the approach that minimal procedures that provide maximum pain relief without being cut on. excellent!
in Stafford, VA |
I Loved Dr. Malik! I only got to see him once. That was in Rockville MD. At the current pain clinic I'm still going to after 10 yrs. He left this pain clinic. Sorry to say he left because, he was a true class act. He was such a great listener and exactly what to put me on has soon as I was done talking. He was right on target. I wish he would have stayed at this clinic. I would highly recommend Dr. Malik to everyone who needs help with out of control pain everyday. He's one of the best Dr.'s.
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Dr. Malik accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink HMO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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  • WellCare
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  • WellPoint
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Hospitals where Dr. Malik has admitting privileges

Frederick Memorial Hospital
400 W 7th St
Frederick, MD 21701
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Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
651 Willow Grove St
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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