We generally have the same-week appointment availability.


All new patients receive a 45-minute initial diagnostic examination to establish a medication plan.

New Patients

Health Insurance

Except for Medicaid, we accept most public and private insurance plans. We also offer special pricing for cash-paying patients for clinic visits for medication management.


  • Complete Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Therapy for Women's Health Issue

Meet our Psychiatrists

Highland Medical Group is a practice of two psychiatrists: 

Dr. Riffat S. Ashai, MD, and

Dr. Nadia J. Zakriya, MD.


They have been professional colleagues for over 15 years and have a combined professional experience of over 40 years.  Both are Board Certified and have completed their residency training from the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore.


We believe in personalized care based on your health needs. Many people find help from psychiatrists to be beneficial.  It is best to find a doctor with whom you feel comfortable.

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Contact Us

Highland Medical Group

13440 Clarksville Pike

Highland, MD 20777

Telephone: 301-854-0021

Office Hours: By Appointment

Call Us:  301-854-0021

Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry

Highland Medical Group

  • Considerate
  •   C​ompassionate
  •   Caring

Testimonials


"I know the growing needs of our friends and neighbors with intellectual or psychiatric disabilities both here and across the United States.  To have someone as highly qualified as Dr, Ashai in our community and to give her the opportunity to expand her services can only serve to increase the reputation of Howard County as one of the finest places to live in the United States."


Former Assistant Secretary of Labor in the second Bush Administration and President of American Disabilities Association,

Mr. Neil Romano.

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