Ballenger Creek

610 Solarex Court
Frederick, MD 21703
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Phone: 301-682-5500
Fax: 301-663-8557

Virtual Visits

In-person and virtual visits are offered daily by appointment. For more information regarding virtual visits, go to

Hours & Information

Monday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Walk-in & Same Day Sick Hours:

Monday: 9:30 am -11:00am, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am -11:00am, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am -11:00am, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday:  9:30 am -11:00am, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:30 am -11:00am, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

For our expanded Walk-In Clinic hours at the Ballenger Creek office, click here.


Mon – Fri:  7:30am – 4:00pm
Sat: 7:30am – 12:00pm


Office BIO

Three established Frederick County Family Medicine groups joined in January 1997 from Frederick Primary Care Associates (FPCA). Realizing the need to serve the southern Frederick City area, FPCA purchased land on Solarex Court, off Ballenger Creek Pike, and began construction of the Ballenger Creek office. The office was completed and opened in July 1997. Dr. Stephen Lee moved his practice from Thomas Johnson Drive to start the new location.

Dr. Jill Durfee joined the Ballenger Creek office in 1999. Dr. Dale Heitzig moved to the Ballenger Creek office from FPCA’s Woodsboro office in 2000. Dr. Vivian Dechosa joined the office in 2009, followed by Drs. Muhammad Khilji and Richard Haney in 2020.

The Ballenger Creek physicians are complimented by talented Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Rebecca Earley-Lee, PAC joined the office in 2001, Allison Smith, NP in 2011, Kristin Smoker, PAC in 2010, Jessica Anderson, PAC in 2019 and Alissa Parmelee, PAC in 2021.

The Ballenger Creek office employs a professional medical support staff managed by its Office Manager, Ms. Paula Paiva.

Our Ballenger Creek Team

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