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Jivana Care

At Jivana Care in Bethesda, Maryland, Gezzer Ortega, MD, Oluwatobi Yerokun, MD, and the team understand the importance of delivering multifaceted primary care. For patients age 13 and up, the practice offers preventive care and treatment for a broad range of conditions, such as Asthma, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes, Allergy Testing, High Blood Pressure and HIV.

Jivana Care strives to be a practice that patients can trust with all their health care needs. The team invests in the latest technology and medical practices to ensure their patients receive the most contemporary care available. The practice offers allergy testing, onsite blood work, and lab testing, so patients don’t have to travel to different clinics to get the care they need.

The team at Jivana Care also offers routine and travel immunizations, immigration physicals, and women’s health care. For patients with arthritis, chronic pain, and other conditions that require pain management, the practice prescribes medical cannabis.

The providers at Jivana Care consider mental health to be an important part of overall wellness. The team provides comprehensive care for anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other common mental health conditions.

Many patients with mental health disorders also struggle with addiction. For those addicted to prescription opioids and other controlled substances, the team offers Suboxone® treatment. This doctor-supervised medication minimizes withdrawal symptoms to help patients wean off of opioids with minimal risk of early relapse.

At Jivana Care, patients on Medicare have access to remote patient monitoring and chronic care management programs through our integrative
technology partners, which allows the team to assess the health care needs of these individuals 24/7.

To schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Jivana Care, call the office or book online now.


We also accept Maryland Physician Care and many more. To confirm your insurance coverage please contact the office before your visit.

Meet Our Providers

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  • Gezzer Ortega, MD, MPH

    Gezzer Ortega, MD, MPH, is a patient-centered physician focusing on providing optimal care to all patients. Dr. Ortega serves as Medical Director of Jivana Care in Bethesda, Maryland.

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  • Anna Pruett, PA-C

    Anna Pruett is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She completed her training at Wake Forest University and started her career at a family medicine practice in her hometown in North Carolina.

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  • Wajihah Bhatti, PA-C

    Wajihah Bhatti is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant. She is originally from San Diego, CA but is excited to call Washington, DC her new home.

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  • Nancy Hartman, CRNP

    Nancy Hartman is a native New Englander who came to the Washington, DC area to work on Capitol Hill. She made the move to health care and graduated from the Alexandria Hospital School of Nursing in 1983, and became a Registered Nurse.

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Jivana Care


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