Awards and Honors


Pediatrician of the Year:

We are proud to announce that two of our doctors were recognized by their colleagues in the Montgomery-Prince George County Pediatric Society and presented with an award. Linda Goldstein MD received the Pediatrician of the Year in 2013 and Leah Brasch MD received the same award in 2014

Washingtonian Magazine

Drs Leah Brasch and Linda Goldstein have been included in the magazine's Best Doctors list for many years. We are pleased to inform you that Shreelata Durbhakula, MD was listed as one of the Best Top Doctors 2016 by Washingtonian Magazine.

Washington Post Magazine—September 1, 2014
Dr Goldstein was quoted in the Washington Post about care of adolescents and privacy.


We are proud to announce that Friendship Pediatrics just earned NCQA PCMH Level 3 recognition.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to improve care for your child.    

NCQA PCMH Recognition is the most widely adopted model for transforming primary care practices into medical homes. Research confirms medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.  We were successful in achieving a Level 3 recognition which is the highest possible.

Bethesda Magazine: The Best of Bethesda 2011
January/February 2011

Best Pediatrician

We are all mothers ourselves and understand the concerns, Dr. Linda Goldstein says in explaining why Friendship Pediatrics was picked by Bethesda Magazine readers as top in its field...Even though they see about 4,500 kids, we treat each child and their family individually, Brasch says.