Optimal Health Physicians

   Medical Excellence with an Open Mind

Norton Fishman, MD, FACP - Internal Medicine

Sultana Afrooz, DO - Family Practice

15235 Shady Grove Road, Suite 102, Rockville, Maryland 20850

P  301.330.9430     F  301.330.6515


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Optimal Health Physicians is a unique Integrative Internal and Family Medicine practice helping people with a wide range of health concerns; from maintaining optimal levels of health and wellness, to dealing with long-term, complex and often confounding conditions that have not been diagnosed or adequately treated.

We practice internal, family and osteopathic medicine. We believe in treating the whole person and support our patients' exploring and utilizing alternative approaches to healing. We do not, however, offer alternative medical or mental health services. 

OHP is founded on more than 35 years of practice in internal medicine treating individuals with a broad range of health concerns, from relatively straight-forward acute illnesses, to those that are chronic and can become debilitating. We have always taken an open-minded approach to understanding and treating the whole person. Although OHP is not a primary care practice, we believe in close collaboration with our patients' primary care doctors, specialists and other health care providers. Drs. Norton Fishman and Sultana Afrooz incorporate the full range of medical diagnostic, assessment and treatment approaches with a further focus on building the body's natural defenses through nutrition and support of the immune system. OHP supports choices made by many of our patients to pursue traditional healing and wellness practices such as acupuncture and meditation. 

Our Guiding Principles

  • Every patient is unique and must be treated as a whole person.
  • Diagnosis and treatment must account for the individuality and complexity of each person.
  • Healing is a partnership between doctor/practitioner and patient. 
  • A patient's preferences and self-awareness play an integral role in achieving optimal health. 
  • The human body has a natural drive towards health.  
  • Wellness can be facilitated by mobilization of the body's capacity for self-healing.
  • Education and empowerment are key components of our practice. 
  • Our training and experience keep us on the leading edge of medical science and research.