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Our Story

MHC was founded in 1987 by Dr. Semyon Friedman, while working as a researcher and a chemical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Friedman opened the first MHC physical therapy clinic in his Baltimore-area community to meet the needs of an underserved group of new refugees, who needed treatment following an injury.

Dr. Friedman quickly saw the importance of this type of treatment facility for all segments of the population and continued to open more clinics in the region. Today, MHC has more than 60 clinics in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Delaware. Every MHC clinic is overseen by a team of qualified medical doctors, physical therapy professionals, and a healthcare management team, utilizing the latest in healthcare technology.

Community Initiatives

At MHC, we understand the importance of community and philanthropy, and value giving back to the communities we serve. Learn more about our charitable efforts below.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM)

As Holocaust survivors, MHC founder Dr. Semyon Friedman and his wife Janna are committed to creating awareness about the Holocaust and honoring the memories of the millions who perished.

After Dr. Friedman learned that 37% of the US population knows little to nothing about the Holocaust, he and his daughter Julia Peremel, launched a unique partnership with the USHMM to offer free, private guided tours to employees and their families, as well as law firms. As part of this program, MHC provides transportation to and from the museum and lunch for all participants.

To learn more about this initiative, or to secure a spot on the next tour, please contact your Marketing Representative.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Protecting the environment is a core value of MHC. As a Green company, MHC understands the importance of maintaining and supporting the surrounding environment with a focus on restoring and protecting its own Chesapeake Bay. MHC has partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to make a $100 donation in a law firm's name when they pledge to Go Green by receiving all patient documents via MHC's HIPAA compliant portal. To learn more, please contact your Marketing Representative or the Portal Administrator

Our Team

Management Team

Julia Peremel

Vice President of Business Development

In 2012, Dr. Friedman's daughter, Julia Peremel, joined MHC as Vice President of Business Development. Since joining the company, Julia has brought an innovative approach to patient care and quality control at MHC. She introduced a research-based model focused on creating operating systems that help maintain the highest level of quality care across all locations. Julia instituted the proprietary MHC electronic medical record system and a host of online management tools. She also personally conducts Quality Assurance visits to all MHC locations, ensuring the best possible patient care and customer service.

Julia has spent the majority of her career focused on public health policy and outcomes research in Maryland, Colorado and New Mexico, and brought that expertise to MHC. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University.

Roman Balakirsky

Vice President

Roman has been with MHC for more than 25 years and is responsible for overall management of the company. He joined MHC when it was a single office practice, and actively participated in the expansion and streamlining of operations. Mr. Balakirsky holds an MBA from the Johns Hopkins University.

Ellen Ferdman

Director of Operations

Ellen joined the company in 1998. As the Director of Operations, Ellen is planning, directing, and evaluating the operation of clinics on a daily basis. During her time at MHC, Ellen spearheaded projects for setting and overseeing the company's billing practices, setting up telemedicine, unifying the code and fee schedule, EMR implementation and much more. Ellen holds a Master's degree in Finance from Kiev Financial College and a certification for Medical Billing and Coding.

David Agatstein

Manager of Accounts Receivable and Medical Records

David has worked for MHC since 2012. Prior to coming onboard, David practiced personal injury and immigration law at his own firm. Before his 20+ years in law, David worked as an Analyst at the National Security Agency. David believes that developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything he does, both professionally and personally. In his free time, he likes to travel, play tennis and spend time with his two grandsons.

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