Key Staff Members

Staff- Meet our staff at Germantown Primary Care

Dr. Manbir Takhar, Chief Medical OfficerDr. Takhar, Germantown Maryland

Dr. Takhar has been the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Access PC since 1999 and now Germantown Primary Care Associates (GPCA) since 2012 after Medical Access, PC purchased the practice from Dr. Jaller.

Dr. Takhar completed her undergraduate studies as well as her medical degree in 1986. She began her Residency program at Harlem Hospital, division of Columbia University Medical system in New York City and finished her residency at Prince Georges Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland.

Dr. Manbir Takhar, Medical Director and physician at Medical Access Urgent Care and Germantown Primary Care Associates, in Germantown Maryland has been recognized as a TOP Doctor throughout the Montgomery County, Maryland region. This is a prestigious award because Top Docs are voted on by their physician peers.

Top Doctor, Dr. Manbir TakharDr. Takhar also appears as Medical Expert on the TOP Doctors Medical Interviews which are seen on CNN Headline News, FOX News, CNBC and Bravo. She has also been featured in the Top Doctor 2015 edition of the Washingtonian Magazine .

She is board-certified in Internal Medicine in the State of Maryland and has practiced in a number of high patient volume medical facilities such as the emergency room at Prince Georges Hospital and Health First Urgent Care walk-in clinic. This has prepared her for almost any type of injury or illness that may present itself. In addition to these qualifications she is also a Civil Surgeon, which is an Immigration and Naturalization Service designation and a Medical Review Officer (MRO), overseeing drug-screening programs for employers. Dr. Takhar also holds certification from The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).

Her great passion in medicine has evolved from primarily emergency medicine to Internal Medicine in the last eight years. Her outgoing and warm personality will put any patient at ease, regardless of how nervous they may be when visiting their doctor. Patients will not experience “White Coat Syndrome” when being treated by Dr. Takhar.

She enjoys gardening, shopping, (of course what woman doesn’t,) and spending time with her family where she actively participates in her two children’s lives. She loves traveling, reading, and sports. She played team Badminton in school as well as Basketball and Field Hockey and developed her leadership skills as Captain of both the Basketball and Field Hockey teams.

Dr. Hiru Khianey

Dr. Khianey is the most experienced physician in the Germantown Primary Care Associates and Medical Access, PC practices. She is a graduate of Gandhi Medical College of India, and completed her residency at the former South Baltimore Hospital (now named Ann Harbour Hospital) in Baltimore, MD. She is Board Certified to practice Internal Medicine in the State of Maryland.

Although Dr. Khianey will assist the overflow patient traffic from Medical Access, PC Urgent Care center, she is one of the key Internists at Germantown Primary Care Associates (GPCA). Dr. Khianey‘s passion is teaching preventative care and wellness to her patients. She strives to assist her patients in attaining their long-term health goals each and every time she treats them.

Dr. Khianey is a great mix of Eastern philosophy and Western medicine and is also incredibly intuitive. She views her patients as partners in their health and wellness care. If you want a physician who considers you as part of her team and values your input, Dr. Khianey will suit your style.

Dr. Joseluis JimenezKey staff members- Joseluis Jimenez

Dr. Jimenez hails from Bogotá, Columbia. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Pre-Med studies and his Masters in Health Administration in Columbia. Upon emigrating to the United States, Dr. Jimenez completed National Medical Review school in Newport Beach, CA and completed his Residency in Family Practice at Mercy Health Systems in Janesville, WI in 2001.

Dr. Jimenez brings a diversified medical background to Germantown Primary Care Associates (GPCA). He has experience in small family practices, clinics, trauma centers, and large health organizations such as Kaiser Permanente. One of his more interesting, and certainly unusual assignments was working for the Maryland State Athletic Commission as a professional wrestling Ringside attending Physician. Dr. Jimenez is Board Certified in Maryland as well as Virginia, California and Wisconsin. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the American Medical Association and the Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is fluent in Spanish and is learning German where he frequently travels to visit his wife’s family.

When not assisting his patients in alleviating their illnesses and making them well, Dr. Jimenez loves to travel to interesting places around the world. One of his favorite experiences is celebrating Christmas in Germany at the various town Christmas Markets, the most popular yearly event in Germany. He is also an exercise fanatic so he absolutely leads by example and practices what he preaches.

Tina Lambert, Patient/Physician CoordinatorKey staff members at GPCA- Tina Lambert

Tina has over twenty years experience working in medical offices starting out as a Receptionist, moving up to Medical Secretary, and now as our Office Supervisor. She doesn’t like to change often, having spent sixteen years of her vast experience working for one Physicians practice. It was only after that doctor retired that we were fortunate enough to have her join our organization.

Tina takes a great deal of pride in how our front office/reception area functions every day. Whether she is supervising the staff, speaking with patients, dealing with companies utilizing our Occupational Health Services, or running around the office trying to assist the Physicians or other staff members with their problems, Tina seems to wear many more hats than her title would indicate.

Outside of the office she manages her household and takes a great deal of pride in her family. When her previous employer retired, it was devastating to her, but definitely turned out to be our good fortune here at Germantown Primary Care AssociatesGPCA and Medical Access PC to have her become part of our family.

Kay Win Petersen, Clinical SupervisorStaff members at GPCA- Kay Win Petersen

Kay attended Montgomery College and studied Business Administration before deciding she wanted to be in the Medical field. She attended Everest Institute where she received her Certificate to practice as a Certified Medical Assistant. She is also certified in CPR.

She loves working with the patients and feels really good about helping people. Her upbeat and contagious personality keeps the rest of the staff smiling. When not at work, her time is spent at home loving and caring for her young daughter. It’s obvious she loves being a Mommy because her eyes light up when she speaks about her family. She always seems to be smiling: definitely an upbeat personality.

Sherry Turner, Billing CoordinatorStaff members- Sherry Turner

Sherry is the most senior member of the Administrative /Support staff Germantown Primary Care Associates. (GPCA). She has been with our medical practice for thirteen years and has been involved with medical billing since she was a teenager. She loves what she does and takes her position very seriously. Every day when she arrives at work, her goal is to make certain that her department runs smoothly and that the service given to the patients is the best that it can be: that she is the best she can be.

Sherry is very family oriented and spends most of her time outside of work with her family, especially enjoying her time with her kids. Although not active these days in scrapbooking because of time constraints, it still remains her favorite hobby away from work. She is hoping to get involved again sometime in the very near future.