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Dr. Nirjal Nikhar

There’s a reason Dr. Nirjal Nikhar consistently gets high ratings from patients on popular review websites, as well as referrals from other doctors. A neurologist trained in India and England, Nikhar’s keen listening skills, attention to detail and sense of intuition often help him get to the bottom of a patient’s symptoms fairly quickly. Whether he’s treating men or women, teenagers or older adults at his Bethesda or Olney offices, his kind, patient manner and calm, soothing voice coax patients into sharing their health fears as well as their symptoms. He’s the rare doctor who makes patients feel that he has plenty of time for them. And he’s both compassionate and appropriately reassuring when delivering a diagnosis or recommending a treatment. Patients feel as if everything really will be OK, thanks to the fact their health is in his hands.

The Neurology Clinic of Washington, 4910 Moorland Lane, Bethesda; 18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 124, Olney, 301-260-7600, www.ncwneurology.com