Welcome to the medical practice of Dr. Roy Fried and Dr. Gary Wilks. We are highly experienced in all aspects of geriatric medical care. Our practice is limited in size, so we can remain highly accessible to our patients. Our patients and their family members have our cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses and can reach us easily whenever necessary.
Our practice specializes in on-site visits and house calls at assisted-living and other senior living facilities. We do not see patients in an outside office.
We focus just as hard on keeping our patients well, and preventing problems, as we do on diagnosing and treating illness. We believe in the value of a personal physician who knows his patients well. We are prepared to spend whatever time is necessary to attend all the concerns and questions of our most important patient: you. Say good-bye to busy waiting rooms and too-short visits with the doctor.
In the event of hospitalization, we communicate with hospital-based physicians as needed to ensure the continuity of your medical care. We are affiliated with Suburban Hospital, and are also able to coordinate care with physicians at other hospitals. We are happy to work with any specialists you are seeing, and to refer you to additional specialists as necessary. Because we specialize in geriatrics, you may be able to reduce the number of specialists you require. We believe our practice will allow us to provide you the best possible medical care. After all, you deserve nothing less.
About Roy E. Fried, MD
Dr. Fried received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York in 1983, served his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and his Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, received the Geriatrics Recognition Award from the American Geriatrics Society, and is a Certified Medical Director in Long-Term Care. From 1991-2000, Dr. Fried practiced internal medicine in Kensington, Maryland, and was listed in the Washington Consumer Checkbook’s listing of Highest-Rated Primary Care Physicians during that period. He practiced geriatrics at Riderwood Village retirement community from 2000-2008, where he also served as medical director. Dr. Fried was listed in the 2012, 2014, and 2015 editions of Washington Magazine’s Top Doctors issue.
About Gary B. Wilks, MD
Dr. Wilks received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Syracuse in 1992, served his Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut, and his Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He is board certified in Family Medicine, and is also certified in Geriatrics and in Palliative Care, and is a Certified Medical Director in Long-Term Care. Dr. Wilks practiced at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville Maryland from 1999-2006. In 2006 he became the Medical Director for Hospice and Palliative Care for Evercare, serving seniors at home and in long-term care facilities in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2008 he joined Premier Senior Care. Dr. Wilks was featured in Bethesda Magazine’s “Best of Bethesda” issue in January 2011, and was also listed in the 2012 edition of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctors Issue.
About Amy Fox, CRNP
Ms. Fox graduated from Boston University, where she studied nursing, holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Catholic University, and became a Nurse Practitioner in Geriatrics and Adult Medicine after completing a Master’s Degree at the University of Maryland in 2010. Since then, Ms. Fox has worked as a nurse practitioner in nursing home and office settings, with a focus on geriatrics and palliative care. In the past, she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, training facility and family caregivers, and became an Excellence in Care Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Foundation. She has also worked as a nurse in the ICU and medical/surgical wards, and as the delegating nurse for group homes for the cognitively impaired. Ms. Fox lives in Rockville with her husband, and has two wonderful, grown children. She enjoys growing tomatoes, swimming, music, and theater.