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 specialist in Frederick, MD and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from St George's University in 1998 and specializes in pain medicine, sports rehabilitation medicine, and more.

1050 Key Pkwy Ste 103

Frederick, MD 21702

Contact Information

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
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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
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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

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Dr. Malik's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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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...more
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in Frederick, MD
great physician, very knowledgable, compassionate and passionate about spinal pain, highly recommend
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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!
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in 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...more
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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...more
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