Dr. Efraim Kessous, MD

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Family Medicine

Dr. Efraim Kessous, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Gaithersburg, MD. He is affiliated with The George Washington University Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Efraim Kessous, MD

Montgomery Medical Clinic

800 S Frederick Ave Ste 110 Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Dr. Kessous' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hydrocele
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Orchitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phimosis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Preeclampsia
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stitches
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Sunburn
  • Swine Flu
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Yeast Infections

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(301) 208-2273

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Dr. Kessous' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessous

3.1

Based on 15 ratings

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1 Star
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Over Billing is How they make Money, STAY FAR AWAY
The officer workers are very rude, I only called about finding a primary doctor to replace the one I had because he retired. I wanted to make sure they had no issue continuing ALL my medications. They never told me either way, My big mistake was when they asked for my insurance info to see if they took my insurance. I was not told I was being charged to answer that question or it was a telehealth visit. I learned a couple days later they sent in one prescription out of about eight and billed my insurance as a new patient. I called at least 50 doctors asking the same thing and not one billed me like this one did. If they said they would not prescrible any of them, I moved on. This one did not tell me either way but because they had my insurance info, billed CareFirst and they paid it but they keep billing me for $20.00 which I have told them I will not pay. I would file an action for the other money, but legally I cant since I did not pay it, but if they keep harassing me.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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bozo – Jun 13, 2022
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Excellent care
Dr. Kessous is an excellent communicator, with a rare blend of disarming directness. I truly appreciate his demeanor. He examined my son for an FAA physical, and I immediately asked if he had room for me as a new GP patient. His administrative and professional staff are exceptional, and are also great communicators; a core office value that is greatly appreciated. They are caring, capable, and always respectful; a rarity these days among the vast medical offices/clinics.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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J Christensen – May 11, 2022
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unfortunate when i scheduled the first appointment with him (it was virtual appointment regarding covid 19 ) , after 2 hours waiting in front of the screen he didn't show up ; if i did that to him instead ;his clinic (MONTGOMERY MEDICAL CLINIC )they would l charge me $35 fine !!!!! !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 30, 2020
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unfortunate when i scheduled the first appointment with him (it was virtual appointment regarding covid 19 ) , after 2 hours waiting in front of the screen he didn't show up ; if i did that to him instead ;his clinic ( Montgomery medical clinic ) they would charge me $35 or more !!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 30, 2020
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Very pleasant visits at Montgomery Medical Clinic. From Dr. Kessous’s care and willingness to help you out, to the lovely ladies & gentleman who work alongside with him, I wouldn’t want any other primary care physician or clinic. Highly recommend this office for your needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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W. E. – Apr 01, 2020
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I was in search of a new primary care Dr for myself and family. I met with Dr Efraim Kessous today and decided within minutes that He was ideal for numerous reasons. He understands and listens to what's really going on in your life and at the same time has the ability to communicate medically what's the best course of action to take. I would strongly recommend Dr Kessous on all levels!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Bill H in Rockville Md – Apr 21, 2016
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Ever since I switched Dr. Kessous to be my primary physician, It has been proven time after time that it has been the one of the best decisions that I have ever made, and THAT is a very bold statement! Dr. Kessous, Norma, and Jennifer have seen me in some of my worst moments and have made it THERE duty to make sure that I am well take care of, and that all of my questions are being answered. I would recommend Montgomery Medical Group to every body! I feel very blessed!!! :-)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Rebecca Ramirez in Gaithersburg, MD – Apr 09, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Efi Kessous MD MPH is board certified in Family Medicine and currently practices Primary and urgent care medicine at Montgomery Medical Clinic He is also...Read more

Biography

Dr. "Efi" Kessous reminds you of your friendly-neighborhood- doctor. Extremely passionate about what he does. Waiting to see him is worth the while

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Education

Saint George's University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
2010
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Hannemann University & MCP
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Efraim Kessous, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kessous frequently treats Malaise and Fatigue, Gonorrhea Infections, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kessous treats.

Where is Dr. Efraim Kessous, MD's office located?

Dr. Kessous' office is located at 800 S Frederick Ave Ste 110, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kessous speaks Spanish, Hebrew, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Montgomery Medical Clinic

Montgomery Medical Clinic800 S Frederick Ave Ste 110 Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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The George Washington University Hospital

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69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received