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Kelly Goodman Group

Kelly A. Goodman, ACNP, CEO & Founder


4701 Sangamore Road, Suite S207
Bethesda, MD 20816


Phone: 202-684-7167

Email: officemanager@kellygoodmannp.com

Website: https://www.kellygoodmangroup.com

Q: What woman inspires you and why?

A: My mom, at 78, she still works part-time as a registered nurse. She is the most loving, giving woman I know and the reason I went into healthcare. From a business standpoint, Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank. She turned $1,000 into a massive, million-dollar real estate company through commitment and relentless hard work. I admire her confidence and
business sense.

Q: What advice would you offer for women just starting out?

A: Starting your own small business is a constant grind, but if you believe in your vision and live it daily, you can make it happen. Be tough and don’t take “no” for an answer. There will be many ups and downs, so be prepared to fall flat on your face and then pick yourself back up to keep going. 

Q: What do you look forward to when you go to work every day?

A: Getting to know my patients. Primary Care, at its core, is about cultivating trusting, long-lasting relationships. I strive to make each of my patients feel like they are part of a family. I love helping people and want my patients to know I am here for them, even if I am just lending an ear to someone in need.

Q: How have you mentored or inspired others who are following in your footsteps?

A: I love mentoring young women and have had several come shadow me. We are preceptors for Nurse Practitioner students. It’s quite rewarding to know I have been able to offer them a peek into the world of practicing medicine. 

Kelly Goodman received her Master of Science (Adult & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) from Georgetown University. Determined to offer comprehensive, accessible and insurance-based primary care, she opened her first independent practice in 2009. The Kelly Goodman Group now has three locations committed to enhancing patients' primary health through collaborative, individualized, patient-centered care.

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