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Forward Washington DC

Forward DC launched in Penn Quarter in 2019, with a focus on preventive, long-term care for DC residents. Our doctors help DC residents with preventive care challenges like heart disease, mental health, and cancer prevention and detection.

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Forward at Penn Quarter

We’re located on the corner of 9th and I St. NW, across the street from the Department of Veterans Affairs building.

How It Works

  • We gather your past medical records for you
  • Get a baseline of your health with onsite labs
  • Customize your health plan with genetic testing
  • Stay connected with 24/7 access to your Care Team
  • Access to virtual visits and in-person visits as needed

Forward Washington DC Verified Member Reviews

Your Forward Doctors

Adam Hodes, DO

Adam Hodes, DO

Doctor, Forward
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Internal Medicine at University of Massachusetts

Previously, Adam was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine practicing primary care and involved in teaching in the medical school and in the internal medicine training program.

Adam is interested in prevention of chronic diseases through proactive health and wellness and building strong longitudinal relationships with members.

Amanda  C. Patterson, MD

Amanda C. Patterson, MD

Doctor, Forward
  • University of Illinois
  • Family Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Prior to joining Forward, Amanda practiced in a full scope primary care clinic where she treated all ages. Her focus included preventive medicine, chronic care management, weight loss management, and women's health.

Amanda has key interests in health prevention and total wellness along with chronic disease management. She enjoys partnering with members in helping them identify and achieving their personal wellness goals.

Poonam Maru, DO

Poonam Maru, DO

Doctor, Forward
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Christiana Care Health System/Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Poonam received her medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of Health Sciences. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Christiana Care Health System. Prior to joining Forward, she was a practicing internist and core faculty member at Christiana Care Health System and Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States.

She is passionate about preventive medicine, climate change, and plant-based medicine.