Internal Medicine | Male | 50 years old
18550 Office Park Dr
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
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Dr. Balnath Bhandary attended St. Aloysius College in Mangalore, India, before going on to medical school at Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India. After emigrating to the United States, he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. During his residency, Dr. Bhandary served on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Infection Control Committee. He also completed an internship in Neurology at the University of Chicago. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he was named both Intern and Resident of the Year, and has been practicing medicine since 1999. Dr. Bhandary is a member of the American College of Physicians and was a member volunteer of Doctors of the World (which provides volunteer medical care all over the world) from 1998 to 2013. As an internist, Dr. Bhandary provides primary care, including preventive services and wellness, to adults. He also offers comprehensive medical management for chronic diseases. Dr. Bhandary is fluent in both English and Hindi, and is well known for having great bedside manner and providing top quality care to all of his patients.
What Dr. Bhandary's patients say about him:
"I went in for a regular physical, having skipped one for the past five years and was very much pleased with the experience at Dr. Bhandhary's office. Dr. Bhandary struck me as an intelligent, knowledgeable doctor who took his time explaining things to me in easy to understand terms. His staff was also very pleasant and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Bhandary to anyone."
"I have been meaning to write a review for any years but never did so. Dr Bhandary has been kind and compassionate, extremely knowledgeable very resourceful to me, my family and my coworkers and employees. The office does a lot of great work and tries to diagnose and treat medical problems himself. Ever since he saved my son's life, I have been fascinated and grateful about the way he conducts himself. It is very rare to get such good humans who are humble and down to earth. Great office!!"
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Graduated in 1994
Completed in 1996
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