Rachna Malhotra, DO| Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

Rachna Malhotra, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Specialities: Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

(202) 291-8147

About me

Rachna Malhotra, DO, is the Medical Director of the Stroke Recovery Program of MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital and Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Georgetown University.

Dr. Malhotra completed her internship at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital in New York before she joined the Georgetown University/MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital PM&R residency training program. 

She earned her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina.  Dr. Malhotra received her DO from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Long Island, NY.

Dr. Malhotra is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She manages both inpatient and outpatient stroke services at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital.  

Dr. Malhotra's of philosophy of care is to focus on getting patients back to their daily life and educating patients on preventing further strokes.  Her clinical expertise and areas of focus include stroke in the young and secondary stroke prevention.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Brain Injury
  • Electromyography
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Spasticity
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Electromyography
  • Gait Analysis
  • Joint Injection
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine

Residency Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2010)

Internship Program: St. Vincents Hospital and Medical Center (2007)

Medical School: New York College (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Sep 12, 2022

    Personable and caring with a touch of love, genuine.

  • Aug 18, 2022

    Dr. Malhotra was extremely helpful, professional and compassionate. We would highly recommend her.

  • Jun 16, 2022

    Dr. Malhotra is an amazing physician. She always makes me feel important and heard. She always takes her time with me.