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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington, DC
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Washington, DC
Board Certification:
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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Offices and Directions


Internal Medicine MED1
Office Address: 
10810 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
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I am currently a physician in the Physician Care Plus Program. I am not based in the office. I assist your primary care physician electronically and telephonically to deliver more efficient care to our patients. Using helps your doctor, your health care team, and me deliver the high-quality care you have come to know and expect.

I decided to become a physician because, as a people person, I had a strong desire to help others, and I felt medicine was a way of connecting with people and to help with their health care needs.

I began working for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in 1997 because I was interested in group practice.  I felt the care that was given at Kaiser Permanente was academically proven and the programs and systems were set up to give sound clinical care that met the needs of patients.

Awards & Recognition

  • Awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Diabetes Recognition Program, 2011-2014
  • Top Doctor, Washington Consumer's Checkbook, 2009

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What My Patients Say

Dr. Abbas is a wonderful communicator; she always talks to me and answers my questions. - HM

Dr. Abbas has given me top quality care with great bedside manner. - ZK

Everything she does for our family is A+++ excellent, and the staff is great, too. - KM

Quality of care: Very good. Ease of getting care: Very good. Communication with my doctor: Very good. - LC

Dr. Abbas always takes time to listen. She is a great diagnostician who is patient and kind. Highly recommend! - KM

Dr. Abbas is a wonderful doctor. She is very responsible and always listens to concerns about patient and it is very easy to talk to her. I am very satisfied and happy that I have Dr. Abbas as my physician. - NA

Dr. Abbas is very considerate, helpful, and makes you feel comfortable. - NB

I have been blessed with having Dr. Abbas as my doctor for over 15 years. She listens to her patients, always has compassion and understanding, provides [her patients] the best care and if needed, will send you to a specialist. Whatever her patients need mentally or physically, she makes sure they get the best treatment. - MW