Primary Care Specialist

Bethesda Endocrinology

Michael Emmer, MD

Endocrinology & Internal Medicine located in Bethesda, MD

Finding a primary care provider you trust can be frustrating and difficult. As an experienced and compassionate physician, Michael Emmer, MD, provides top-quality primary care to residents of Bethesda, Maryland, at Bethesda Endocrinology. For more than 40 years, Dr. Emmer has taken the time to get to know his patients, and he truly understands their health care needs on a personal level. Experience the difference in primary care from a physician who cares by scheduling a visit with Dr. Emmer online or by phone today.

Primary Care Q & A

What primary care services are available?

Dr. Emmer offers a range of primary care services for teens and adults, including:


  • Annual physical exams
  • Periodic check-ups and exams
  • Lab studies
  • Disease screenings for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Immunizations
  • Medical care for common illnesses


In most cases, same-day appointments are available through convenient online and phone scheduling. Dr. Emmer and his team return calls quickly so you can have your questions answered and schedule follow-up or specialist care as needed.

Why should I see a primary care doctor?

It’s best to have a primary care doctor for all of your essential and basic medical needs. Visiting Dr. Emmer for primary care allows you to schedule visits at your convenience and be seen sooner rather than waiting to schedule a specialist visit. Dr. Emmer can also coordinate specialist care and provide referrals when needed so you always have the best care possible.

Dr. Emmer also offers personalized, one-on-one care, making your health his top priority. Your visits are never rushed; he takes the time to truly listen to your questions and concerns. Dr. Emmer is highly experienced in all forms of routine lab testing, including specialized tests for internal medicine and endocrinology, so you always get the best care possible.

Having a primary care doctor also makes it easier to stay up-to-date with your prescriptions so you never miss a dose of your prescribed medications. Screening tests and follow-up care are also easy to schedule, especially if you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, that requires regular monitoring.

What should I bring to my primary care appointment?

If it’s your first visit or you’ve recently changed your health insurance, bring a photo ID and your health insurance card with you to your appointment. Dr. Emmer also requests that you bring a list of all prescription medications you’re taking to your visit.

On your first visit, you’ll fill out a series of forms to verify your health insurance and begin your medical record. Dr. Emmer reviews these forms with you when discussing your personal and family medical history.

Dr. Emmer encourages you to bring any questions or concerns you want to discuss during any of your visits. He provides education and resources so you have the answers you need to help you make informed decisions about your health.

To set up a primary care visit, book online or call Bethesda Endocrinology now.