The Primary Care Center is a group practice staffed by faculty physicians, resident physicians, and nurse practitioners. Resident physicians are doctors who have finished medical school and are continuing their training within the MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Residency Program.
Primary Care Services
Our practice provides ongoing medical care for adults and adolescents 16 years and older. We can help you meet your basic healthcare needs. We also provide preventive care, which can help you monitor and manage your health conditions and keep them from getting worse or requiring a visit to the emergency department.
The services we offer include:
- Women's Health
- Blood Tests
- Pre-Surgery Testing
- Health Screenings
- Long-Term Disease Care
- Acute Visits
When you first visit the Primary Care Center, you will be asked to complete a Health Risk Assessment form. It is recommended to complete the form before you arrive; download the Health Risk Assessment.
Learn more about our Primary Care Providers
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Nargiz Muganlinskaya, MD, is an associate program director. She received her medical degree with honors from the Azerbaijan State Medical University. Upon coming to the United States, Dr. Muganlinskaya studied at Saint Francis University where she received a master's degree in medical science. She completed her residency and chief residency at MedStar Franklin Square and was continually recognized as one of their outstanding residents. She received the prestigious Darwish award given to the outstanding graduate of the program. Nargiz also received an award from the Chief Resident's Association of Baltimore because of her leadership and tireless work on behalf of that group.
Director of Behavioral Science Training
Heather Hartman-Hall, PhD is a licensed psychologist who consults in the Primary Care Center. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from American University in Washington, DC, and completed the APA-accredited psychology internship at Springfield Hospital Center in Maryland. She is the Director of Residency Wellness and Behavioral Health Education for the MedStar Health Internal Medicine, Baltimore residency program. She has extensive experience in working with depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, grief, and stress. Dr. Hartman-Hall works with the primary care doctors here in our office to offer support, advice, and referrals for emotional or mental health difficulties. She will work with you and your doctor to come up with next steps that you can take or to help you get additional mental health support when needed.
Medical Director, Primary Care Center
Anita Tammara, MD, a member of the Internal Medicine faculty, received her doctorate degree from the American University of Antigua. She also holds a Masters degree in public health and had received a Masters of Business Administration in 2008. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus having been appointed to the position of Chief Resident in her third year. She is board certified in Internal Medicine.
Dr. Chardon-Borrero obtained her medical degree at the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Franklin Square Medical Center in Maryland and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Dr. Chardon-Borrero has 6 years experience in hospice and palliative care and 12 years of experience in private practice, providing care in nursing homes, hospital, and the outpatient setting.
Arpish Shah, MD is an internal medicine specialist and primary care provider. Dr. Shah’s appointment follows completion of a three-year internal medicine residency program at both MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. Prior to that, Dr. Shah pursued and completed two residency programs with concentration in general surgery, at the Mayo Clinic and Monmouth Medical Center, respectively. He earned his medical degree through the American University of Antigua’s joint program with Kasturba Medical College International Center at Manipal University, in India.
Dr. Shah is a strong advocate for health prevention through education. Throughout his career, he has delivered professional presentations and published reports and case studies in alignment with this special interest. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.
Michelle Bahrain, DO, was named a 2017 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for infectious disease.
Marcos Wolff, MD, was named a 2016 "Top Doc" by Baltimore Magazine for infectious disease.
To schedule an appointment, please call 443-777-8300.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
The Primary Care Center is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
Patient appointment hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed on major holidays.
Free blood pressure checks are offered every Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for established patients.
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home™ (PCMH™ Level 3). This recognition demonstrates that the practice has the tools, systems, and resources to provide our patients with the right care at the right time.
Patient-Centered Medical Home™ is a trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.