Dr . Phillip started practicing family medicine in 1972 at South County Health Center. He was instrumental in establishing the center, which was set up to serve patients in an area where there was a lack of physicians.
Dr. Phillip is from Trinidad West Indies and came to the United States to go to school. His undergrad and medical school education was at Howard University. He did two residencies, one in family practice at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Flint , Michigan, and came to Anne Arundel County for a residency at Crownsville State Hospital. He has been a resident here since 1967. He initially practiced psychiatry and ran the first methadone clinic in the state of Maryland.
He realized, however, that his passion was taking care of patients, not just their emotional and psychological well-being, but the entire patient and their families (important to him was the whole person approach). In his practice he does a lot of teaching so patients and families can partner with him to take care of themselves and their love ones. Combining his expertise in family medicine and psychiatry, he returned to his first passion: family medicine.
As a member of the medical staff at AAMC, he has served on a number of committees including the credentialing committee and the quality and safety committee. He also was one of the early physicians who gave back to the community by serving at the Light House Shelter when it was on West Street and at the Stanton Center.
Basically he is a simple man who loves practicing medicine. He has a strong sense of compassion and understanding that each person is an individual. You will not see him in the limelight or seeking any recognition of any kind. His philosophy has always been quite evident: Treat each patient one at a time for each of us deserve the best care possible. Listen to them so that you can help them stay healthy, get better and live well. Stay current and knowledgeable so that you can provide the highest quality of care possible.