Dr. Shailaja Malhotra, MD

Dr. Shailaja Malhotra, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Female  |  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Shailaja Malhotra, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in North Chesterfield, VA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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Dr. Malhotra's Experience

Dr. Malhotra's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Malhotra "I have been serving the Richmond area for more than 15 years. I have a special interest in women's needs and geriatric care and I understand that preventing illness is as important as treating it. I value my patients and remain current on the latest techniques, procedures and innovations in order to provide the highest level of medical advice and treatment. "


  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • General Medical Practice

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyuria
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Weight Gain
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Birth Control
  • Breast Exam
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Family Planning Services
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Immunization
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Woman Health Examination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Allahabad / M.L.N. Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Motilal Nehru Med College Allahabad
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Healthplex Fammed University Tn Memphis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Malhotra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Malhotra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malhotra to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (24 with comments)
Dr. Malhotra's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (24)
Richmond, VA |
Dr. Malhotra is a carry and attentive P.C.P. who takes the time to listens to our concerns.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Malhotra and her medical team provide excellent care--not just for the illness of the day but work to keep you well in advance of seasonal problems. They listen carefully and answer all questions thoroughly. Never feel rushed. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
in Midlothian, VA |
I have been a long time patient and found that my care has been complete and informative. I have always been able to get appointments in a manner that met my needs. I have communicated with the practice and gotten information about my records and tests. This information has been on my health portal, in written form through the mail and in person at the office. The speed of the information was at my request to fill my needs. My time has always been brief in the waiting areal and exam room.
in Richmond, VA |
Attentive, timely, communicates on patient's level of understanding, always gives follow-up, excellent staffing, serves as deposit for patient information from other specialists, knowledgeable about "whole" patient not just a part.
in Richmond, VA |
Love this practice. Dr. Mulhotra always takes the time to listen and genuinely cares about her patients. Her nurse, Lindsay, goes out of her way to do everything she can to make people feel comfortable. The entire team is courteous, prompt, and efficient. I don't feel as though I'm just another number.
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Malhotra is an awesome doctor. She takes her time to listen, and I never feel rushed. She has been my doctor for more than ten years, and I highly recommend her. I trust her opinions. Her nurses and staff are prompt and friendly.
Midlothian, VA |
She has a very calming demeanor... Easy to talk to...
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr.Malhotra is a kind,patient,and valued professional. She always takes time to hear our concerns and gives us good advice. She and her nurses are very friendly and make you feel comfortable while you are there.
in Chesterfield, VA |
Highly recommended. Am a very, very long time patient of Dr. Malhotra. She takes care of patients with outstanding results.
in Montpelier, VA |
Dr. Malhotra is a wonderful physician. She has always been very attentive in listening to concerns and just as importantly she always takes her time with me. Always has time for questions and explains her recommendations/medications in easy to understand terms. She also has a great support staff! I highly recommend Dr. Malhotra to anyone seeking a physician!
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Malhotra is very knowledgeable and caring. She is easy to talk to, offers advice without making you feel like she is judging, and never acts like she is rushing off to the next patient.. Dr. Malhotra listens and explains things in a way that is easy to understand. She provides excellent care. I've never had a primary care doctor that I've liked so much. I highly recommend her.
Thank you so much for taking the time to share these thoughts. Our staff will pass along the kind words!
in Midlothian, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Malhotra's for 10 years. I have referred her to many family and friends seeking an exceptional doctor and office experience. Dr Malhotra is kind and spends time to get to know you; she has seen me when I did not have an appointment but needed immediate care. My annual exams are thorough and any necessary tests are scheduled. The office is very clean and the staff pleasant and accommodating. I am extremely pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Malhotra.
Thank you for connecting with us about this experience! We will be sure to pass this appreciation along.
in Chesterfield, VA |
She cares
Our patients are our top priority, and we appreciate the kind words!
in N. Chesterfield, Va |
She is the best doctor I have ever had. Dr. Malhotra takes her time with you and explains everything to you. I have never felt like I was being rushed in and out. She is also very punctual.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Malhotra and her staff are competent and caring. I always leave the office with confidence that I received the best of medical care.
Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Malhotra & her practice are a wonderful find for me!!! I have always feared going to the dr. until I found Dr. Malhotra. She's kind, puts you at ease when she walks into the room, & takes the time to really listen to what you're saying. Dr. Malhotra will treat you with dignity & respect - whether you're there for just a common cold or if you're feeling depressed or anxious, etc. I think she is the best in our area & I highly recommend her & her wonderful staff!!
in Midlothian, VA |
A great doctor, she is great, takes the time and explains very well what is going on with your medical issue. Always smiling and courteous. Her staff is nice and friendly. The waiting time is usually less than 10 minutes. The location is good. I do recommend Dr. Malhotra to all my family and friends.
Midlothian, VA |
I absolutely love Dr. Malhotra. She is very down to earth in talking to me about anything that I may have medical questions concerning. She is positive in her approach to preventive health and is proactive in searching for medical answers when I have had a concern. She takes the time to talk to me about whatever is on my mind. Her office always seems very concerned with making sure that I have the very best care. I so appreciate her and all of those who work in her office.
in Chesterfield, VA |
Our whole family has been seeing Dr. Malhotra for many years. She is one of the few doctors that we have found that gives excellent follow up care - often making personal calls to find out how you are doing after seeing you. We love her!
in Richmond |
Takes the time to listen fully and advice is clearly presented.
in Midlothian, VA |
You could not find a more compassionate, helpful, or concerned doctor toward her patients. She is a warm giving person and an extraordinary doctor. My husband, daughter and her family and friends of ours all receive services by Dr. Malhotra. I can not give enough praise to her. She is great.
in South Hill, VA |
Dr. Malhotra is very friendly and courteous. She shows a genuine interest in her patients and their medical issues. She is a good listener and offers her advice when needed.
in Richmond, VA |
always good
in Richmond, VA |
Listens to all our concerns and provides the next steps. Very friendly.
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Dr. Malhotra accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Boon-Chapman
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
  • PHCS
  • SelectCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Virginia Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Malhotra has admitting privileges

CJW Medical Center - Chippenham
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
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