Riderwood Health and Wellness

An On-Site Medical Center and So Much More

Riderwood offers on-campus medical services that are superior to other Silver Spring retirement communities. The physicians and specialists that practice in our medical center provide expert care in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Riderwood benefits include:

  • Expert caregivers. Our full-time doctors specialize in health care for our senior residents. And because they are experienced in treating conditions that are prevalent with aging, they are uniquely qualified to help you manage chronic conditions and support your overall health.

  • Visiting specialists. Some of the area’s most celebrated cardiologists, dentists, audiologists, and podiatrists have regular hours at Riderwood. They can follow your progress from the convenience of your own neighborhood.

  • Customized care. Riderwood’s medical staff treats you like an important individual, not just a name on the appointment roster. Patients enjoy half hour visits with the doctor to ensure you receive the time and attention you deserve.

  • Same-day appointments. Because our physicians practice exclusively at Riderwood, once  you become a patient, you can usually be seen the same day you call for an office visit.

  • The most convenient location. The on-site medical center is located in Riderwood’s Village Square clubhouse. You can walk to your appointment or take a short, campus shuttle ride to the office. Now that’s convenient!

We feel very secure here. It’s nice to know that if something happens, there’s a medical center right on campus.
Mary Jo and Gerald Deurksen

Meet the Riderwood Medical Team

Andrew Kundrat, M.D.

Andrew Kundrat, M.D.
Medical Director

Dr. Kundrat received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and his residency at Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Kundrat is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He joined Riderwood in September 2008.

 

Mark Parkhurst, M.D.
Dr. Parkhurst received his bachelor's degree in zoology and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed his residency at Prince George's Hospital in Cheverly, Maryland. Dr. Parkhurst is board certified in internal medicine. He joined Riderwood in January 2007.

 

Rachelle Alexion, M.D.
Dr. Alexion received her bachelor's degree in biology and her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her residency in family practice at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Alexion is board certified in family practice and joined Riderwood in September 2007.

 

Loveen Puthumana, M.D.
Dr. Puthumana received her medical degree and completed her residency at the Government Medical College in Thrissur, India. She completed a three-year residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is board certified in internal medicine and has a fellowship in geriatrics. Dr. Puthumana joined Riderwood in November 2003.

 

Alpna Asnani, M.D.
Dr. Asnani received her medical degree from Grant Medical College in India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Mercy Catholic Medical Center Drexel University College of Medicine in Darby, Pennsylvania. Dr. Asnani is board certified in internal medicine. She joined Riderwood in December 2015.

 

Roberto Araujo, D.P.M.
Dr. Araujo received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and his medical degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in podiatric medicine at Kensington Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Araujo joined Riderwood in December 2005.

 

Eileen Gemmell, C.R.N.P.
Ms. Gemmell has her bachelor's degree in nursing and received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ms. Gemmell is certified as a family nurse practitioner. She joined Riderwood in September 2003.

 

Julaine Beth Harding, C.R.N.P.
Ms. Harding received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She received her master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She is certified as both an adult nurse practitioner and a gerontological nurse practitioner. She joined Riderwood in March 2010.

 

Patricia O’Donnell, C.R.N.P.
Ms. O’Donnell received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a certified adult nurse practitioner. Ms. O’Donnell joined Riderwood in January 2013.

 

Roberta Feldhausen, A.P.R.N.-M.H.
Ms. Feldhausen received one bachelor's degree in psychobiology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and another in nursing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated with a master's degree in adult and geriatric psychiatric nursing from the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland. Ms. Feldhausen is certified in adult psychiatric mental health nursing. She joined Riderwood in October 2004.

 

Barbara Harrison, A.P.R.N.-M.H.
Ms. Harrison received her bachelor's degree in nursing from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and her master's degree in psychiatric and behavioral health nursing from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined Riderwood in May 2006.