Support Groups


A.W.A.K.E. (Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic) is a health awareness support group focused on interactive discussions among patients with Sleep Apnea. This insightful support program is designed to give patients a better understanding of their existing sleep disorder and prescribed treatment. Patients will have the opportunity to share experiences on their diagnosis, treatment and how they cope with lifestyle changes. This group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the DSE room on the 5th floor of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital.  For more information, or to register, please contact Barbara Grimm  240-965-8452 or email


Breast Cancer Support Group
The meetings present opportunities for support and information sharing. Topics of discussion include all aspects of breast cancer including mammography, biopsy and chemotherapy. The group is led by Khadeja Ross, R.N., Certified Women's Health Specialist. Meetings are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Education Center, Room 417, on the 4th floor of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital. Please Contact Khadeja Ross 301-552-8209 for more information.


Breast Cancer Caregiver Support Group for Men

The person with breast cancer is not the only one affected. Family members and friends are influenced by health changes of a loved one and may also find themselves under a great deal of stress. When you support a loved one through their cancer diagnosis and treatment, you will likely experience a conflicting range of emotions. If you are the husband or male caregiver of someone with breast cancer, please join us. For more information and to register, plesae contact Keith Mitchell on 301-552-8673. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Doctors Community Hospital, North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room.


Capital Hospice Bereavement
Grief continues well after loss occurs of a loved one, and each individual experiences grief in unique ways. Often grief will come in intense waves, especially in the first year after a loss. Many people find it helpful to talk with others going through a similar experience. Families and loved ones of Capital Hospice patients have the option of attending drop-in support groups after a loved one’s death. Members of the community who find themselves dealing with grief also are welcome. Meetings are scheduled the first and third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Ground Floor Conference Room in the Professional Office Building at Doctors Community Hospital. For more information, please call Cathy Cooper at 301-883-0866. 


Diabetes Circle - A Support Group
This support group meets once a month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the DSE B Room on the 5th floor of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital (across from the Joslin Diabetes Center). Please call for the next meeting date. This group will foster a cohesive group atmosphere with the sharing of experiences and coping mechanisms that are faced by persons with diabetes or their family members. Specialty topics, guest speakers, literature, and lots of encouragement are what you can expect from this support group. For more information, please contact Angela Diggs 301-552-8661.


Hematology Support Group
If you've been diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another blood cancer, you can find help and hope at a monthly meeting for patients and their families. Join others living with these diseases for discussion, education and information at this group that meets monthly on the fourth Monday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Classrooms 417/416/415 on the 4th floor of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital. To register or for more information, contact Hunter Robinson, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at 703-399-2940. There will not be a meeting on Monday, May 28th because of the Memorial Day holiday. The next meeting will be June 25th.


Look Good, Feel Better
This group is a supportive, informative, enjoyable way for women to renew self-esteem and self-confidence after radiation and/or chemotherapy. Quarterly meetings include topics such as body image and emotional recovery. To register or for more information, please call Ava Stephenson at 301-805-6860.


Lymphedema Support Group
Our quarterly support group meetings offer an open and friendly forum for patients, friends, and family members to discuss ideas, give hope, provide support, and share information with others. Speakers are also invited to present Lymphedema related topics, literature, and updates. These meetings rotate dates and alternate between days and evenings, so more interested individuals have an opportunity to attend. The group meets in the DSE room (fifth floor) of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital. For the schedule, additional information, or to register, please contact Michelle Williams 301-552-8144. 


Sleep Disorders Awareness Group
Patients, Physicians, friends and family are invited to join our scheduled guest speakers who will address various sleep disorders and their related health risks. Come out and learn how proper treatment and healthy sleep can reduce serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stoke. This group meeting in the DSE room on the 5th floor of the North Building at Doctors Community Hospital from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information or to reserve your seat, call 301-552-7993 or email and reference Sleep Disorders Awareness Group.


Stroke Support Group

Empowering stroke survivors and caregivers. Promoting optimism, resilience, determination, and independence. Come share experiences, exchange resources, socialize, gain knowledge, problem solve, and give mutual support. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month. Join us at 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Professional Office Building Ground Floor Conference Room on 8116 Good Luck Rd, Lanham, MD 20706. For more information, please call 301-552-8144. Meetings are open to survivors as well as caregivers.



Sponsored by the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. For women with heart disease and related issues as well as women who support someone with heart disease. This group meets the last Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Doctors Community Hospital, North Building, 5th Floor, DSE Room. For details, call 301-552-8058.



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