11161 New Hampshire Ave.
Suite 420
Silver Spring, MD 20904

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
4th Floor East Tower
Washington, DC 20037-1701

(202) 775-0620 / (301) 754-3600


Psychiatrist Silver Spring MD, Dr. Smita Patel

Dr. Patel's Experience and Compassion Can Help You or Your Loved One

Helping Patients


Doctor Patel Psychiatrist MarylandI became a psychiatrist to help people deal with the challenges of mental illnesses.  Since 1992, I have been helping people in the Washington, D.C. area who are dealing with a number of different conditions, including autism, depression and bipolar disorders.  I treat children and adults.  My main office has been in Silver Spring since 1996. I also have an office in Foggy Bottom, Washington D.C.

The growth in my practice is a testimony to the caring, compassionate and personal treatment I have given my patients for the past 20 years.   My primary goal is to help my patients manage their mental health challenges and improve their ability to lead active, engaged and productive lives.

There are many exciting new therapies that have been developed for mental health challenges.  In general, the earlier patients begin treatment, the more effective the treatment can be. 

If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of autism or related disorder, or a mood or anxiety disorder (such as depression), please contact me for vital strides to a healthy life. Now accepting new patients for 2012 in my Silver Spring and Washington D.C. office.


Smita H. Patel, M.D. D.F.A.P.A

11161 New Hampshire Avenue
Suite 420
Silver Spring. Maryland 20904

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
4th Floor East
Washington, DC 20037-1701


My Specialties

I specialize in providing comprehensive psychiatric treatment of the following disorders in patients of all ages from children and adolescents to adults of all ages.

Please click on the treatment area of interest for more details.




 55 stars
"I consider myself so very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Patel. I previously had a psychiatrist who I am sure was quite competent attending my care, but who had absolutely no personality or warmth. Dr. Patel is the complete opposite. She has big brown eyes that look directly into yours with understanding, care and concern making me feel safe. Her practice includes her own approach to breathing and relaxation, which is so vital to mental health and over all well being. I am excited to see what she will do as she expands her horizons in psychiatric medicine." - Jeanne, Montgomery County

"I have been a patient of Doctor Patel for several years. I really appreciate how much she cares. Thank you Dr. Patel." -  

"...I tried many psychiatrists who were located closer to my new home and place of work. None of them had the compassion or holistic support offered by Dr. Patel. Dr. Patel is a key member of my support network." - Kristen, Anne Arundel County

"...Dr. Patel genuinely cares about me. I do still have my ups and downs from time to time (but they are nowhere even close to the extremes they were before). Whenever I reach out to Dr. Patel, she responds and works with me to fix whatever the issue may be. She is extremely responsive and I cannot tell you how valuable and unusual this characteristic is in her field. She even reaches out to me to see how I am doing on a fairly regular basis and especially when I have been having any sort of problem." (Read More) - R.U., Montgomery County MD


Besides the psychiatric evaluation and treatments, Dr. Patel also educates patients on wellness of mind and body to remain healthy.