Premiere Senior Care at Maplewood Park Place

Maplewood Concierge Doctor Service Article - As Seen in Bethesda Magazine

Imagine a personal physician who specializes in geriatrics - a doctor who will see you not only for sick visits when you are ill, but for regular visits to keep you well.
We will bill Medicare and your secondary insurer for all covered services.

Premier Senior Care is the private practice of Dr. Gary Wilks and Dr. Roy Fried specializing in geriatric medicine. At Maplewood, residents have the option of choosing Dr. Gary Wilks as their primary care physician to provide on-site medical care in the clinic designed exclusively for Independent Living Residents.    

Dr. Wilks is available four half-days per week in the MPP clinic for acute care visits for any Independent Living resident during regular scheduled hours.  He will be the attending physician for his patients if they require care in the Garden Level.   All hospital level care will be coordinated to ensure a smooth transition.

At Premier Senior Care, we focus on keeping our patients well and preventing problems, as well as, diagnosing and treating illness. We believe in the value of personal physicians who know their patients well. Say good-bye to busy waiting rooms and too-short visits with the doctor. We are prepared to spend whatever time is needed to attend to all the concerns and questions of our most important patient: you.

We are affiliated with Suburban and Sibley Hospitals and help coordinate any hospital care needed. We are happy to work with any specialists you are seeing, and to refer you to any additional specialists needed. Because we specialize in geriatrics, you may actually be able to reduce the number of specialists you require.  We believe our practice will provide you with the best possible medical care. After all, you deserve nothing less.

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 completed his Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Board certified in Family Medicine, and certified in Geriatrics and in Palliative Care, he is also a Certified Medical Director in long-term care. Dr. Wilks practiced at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville Maryland from 1999 to 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. Dr. Wilks lives with his wife and two children in Bethesda.

  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 completed his Fellowship in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine and received the Geriatrics Recognition Award from the American Geriatrics Society. From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Fried practiced internal medicine in Kensington, Maryland, and was included 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 to 2008, where he also served as medical director. Dr. Fried lives with his wife and three daughters in Bethesda.