“I believe all patients are entitled to respectful listening and a shared approach to their care. My philosophy is to be proactive in care; to prevent disease and complications of disease by managing not just medications, but lifestyle. I strive to provide the care people need and want when they need and want it. I believe in a “whole person” approach to care: I try to understand the greater context of my patients’ lives and thus help them overcome barriers to improved health and well-being.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Care for the whole family-multi generational preferred
  • Travel Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

University of California San Diego Medical Center
Family Medicine
San Diego, CA
1990 and 1992

Medical School

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Piscataway, NJ
1989

Undergraduate School

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Notre Dame, IN
1984

Hospital Affiliated With

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
1985 – 2016

Maryland Academy of Family Physicians (MDAFP)
1998 – 2016

Publications

“Patient Centered Medical Home” Maryland Family Doctor (2009)

Academic Appointments

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Volunteer Faculty Preceptor
Division of Family Medicine
2012 – 2016

Personal Interests

Dr. Seidel lives in the Annapolis area with her husband, a retired naval officer, three children, and a dog named Santo. In those rare moments of free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, travel, spending time with family, taking long walks and practicing yoga.

Biography

Dr. Seidel was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and returned to New Jersey for medical school. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at UCSD. Dr. Seidel practiced in San Diego after residency, where she met her husband. In 1998, she returned to the east coast with her young family. Prior to opening Bay Crossing Family Medicine, Dr. Seidel worked at The Pediatric Group in Crofton, MD where she was developed a following as a physician for young families.

Believing that her patients are entitled to a personalized approach to healthcare in an unrushed setting, she opened Bay Crossing Family Medicine in November 2005. Dr. Seidel has been involved in medical home development since 2006, first as a practice in the pilot of TransforMed and later under the Maryland Health Care Commission’s demonstration project.

Dr. Seidel has been active on committees at Anne Arundel Medical Center as well holding leadership positions for the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians over a number of years. She also takes an interest in the education of future family physicians as a volunteer faculty preceptor for the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Teaching students in the office is a passion for her; look for those fresh young faces in the office from time to time!

Dr. Seidel has special interests in cross-cultural and travels medicine, child and adolescent medicine, and weight management issues, especially as relates to eating disorders. She sees patients of all ages: those newly born to those in their 9th decade on this planet.

Dr. Seidel has done service work through the Medical Mission to the Dominican Republic, Catechist, and the Binge Eating Disorder Association.