ACS of Md
Comprehensive Arthritis Care
for All Ages



Welcome to the website for 


Arthritis Care Specialists of Maryland.


We are a group of 8 clinicians, including 4 Adult Rheumatologists, 2 Combined Adult/Pediatric Rheumatologists and 2 Physician Assistants practicing in Howard County, Maryland. 

As a group, we provide comprehensive evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and systemic inflammatory diseases within the specialty of rheumatology for both adults and children.  We are each board certified in our specialties (see About Our Doctors and PA page).  Also, several of our doctors have been voted as Top Doctors for both Baltimore and Washington service areas by our peers in the medical community.

**IMPORTANT NOTICE** for all of our patients, both current and prospective:
We have moved our office, effective July 31, 2018!  After 26 years, we moved to a new medical suite, specifically designed to optimize our services for our patients.  The new address is
6350 Stevens Forest Rd, Suite 101,
Columbia, Maryland  21046.

Otherwise, the office staff, phone numbers, and web address will remain the same.  We are very excited about this location and believe that you will find our new site to be very patient focused and much more accessible.  We have ample parking and are located on the first floor, right by the front door.  See you there!!

After 33 years, Dr. Paul Gertler has retired.  He has faithfully provided excellent care for his patients and has been instrumental in establishing this group as the premier rheumatology practice in Howard County.  We are grateful for his dedication and hard work over the past 3 decades.

We welcome Alyssa Metzler, PA-c, who started in November and is helping us to provide continuing rheumatology care to our many patients.  She brings experience in Internal medicine and is excited to further her learning and patient care in the field of rheumatology.
We also welcome Shabnam Ali, MD, FACR who has several years of adult rheumatology experience with additional training in infectious diseases, moving from a busy practice in North Carolina.  She is accepting new patients starting on April 1.  There is no doubt that she will get busy quickly.


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