Convenient care from a friendly, experienced doctor who makes health care simple.

Canopy Family Care is Takoma Park's hometown family practice. Visit our office in downtown TKPK or schedule a telemedicine visit or house call in the comfort of your home.

Our patients love us


We Treat You With Respect

My goal is for each of my patients to experience the same extraordinary care I want for my own family and friends. Everything I do starts with understanding your life's priorities, for your health and beyond, so that I can support you in reaching your full potential.

Dr Joey Nichols, Canopy Family Care

Dr. Nichols was very nice, compassionate, and understanding. It is rare to find a doctor like him that actually listens and cares. I look forward to seeing him again in the near future. He is truly the best of the best. I will definitely recommend him to anyone.

Chauncey L., Telemedicine Patient


What We Offer

We support your health by helping you Feel Good, Find Meaning, Be Connected, Live Sustainably, and Nurture Creativity.

Same Day Care

Sinus infections

Urinary tract infections


Ear infections

Cough, colds or flu

Sexually transmitted diseases

Yeast infections, vaginosis

Vomiting, diarrhea

Doctor's notes for return to work or school

And more!

Ongoing Issues

High blood pressure

Thyroid problems

Erectile dysfunction


Asthma, COPD

High cholesterol


Referrals to specialists

Digestive problems (Crohn’s, Colitis, IBS)

And more!

Preventive Care

Annual Checkups

Wellness Plans

PrEP / PEP / HIV prevention

Stop smoking or vaping

International travel consults

Body composition analysis

Recommended screenings

Laboratory testing

Back to school, sports, or camp physical examinations

And more!

Mental Health


Anxiety and panic attacks




Performance anxiety

Social anxiety

Borderline personality

Supporting creativity for artists, musicians and performers

And more!

Dr. Nichols was great--incredibly kind, attentive, and ready to get down to the issue that was bothering me. He was a good listener and had good suggestions. Would recommend him!

Liz B., Telemedicine Patient


Affordable Care

Extraordinary care doesn't need to be expensive.


$0 / month

Essential primary care at a great price. No commitments; pay as you go.

$69 $55 Telemedicine Visits

$159 Office Visits

$249 Home visits (2 mile radius)

Convenient office hours

Free parking


$83 / month

Enhanced access to your personal physician. Cancel anytime.

$0 Telemedicine Visits (6 / year*)

$0 Office Visits (4 / year*)

$99 Home Visits (2 mile radius)

$0 In-home Blood Draws (2 / year)

$0 eConsults with 75 specialties

Extended office hours

Free parking

* Additional visits are 90% off for Members.

Having trouble affording care?
We offer discount memberships on a case-by-case basis.
Fill out this brief application, and we will be in touch.

Dr. Nichols took great care of me. He is a lovely combination of caring and professionalism. I would certainly recommend him to anyone who is on the fence. He is a great one.

Keisha J., Telemedicine Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I pay Dr Joey directly when I'm already paying for health insurance?

In his first decade of clinical practice, Dr Joey found that insurance companies often got in the way of providing the extraordinary primary care that he felt his patients deserved. Our goal is to provide a concierge level experience at an affordable price, tailored to the needs of our local community and our individual patients. Health insurance is great for a lot of things, but not for that.

Isn't it wasteful to pay for doctor's visits when I'm already paying for health insurance each month?

Many people don't think so! You can decide for yourself whether the insurance premiums you pay are delivering the experience of care that you want, available when you need it. If you are already spending a lot of money on health insurance, we can provide a detailed invoice for to you to submit for "out-of-network" reimbursement for our services. Also, we happily accept HSA or FSA payments if allowed by your plan.

Is there any option that will reimburse me for care with Dr Joey and also help with major medical expenses?

Our services are fully compatible with medical cost sharing communities like Sedera (which is not insurance and is based on people-helping-people) or personalized plans like Sidecar Health (which do not qualify as an Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" plans). These are great options to consider if marketplace plans are too expensive for you, or if you feel like you're paying too much each month for your current health insurance.

Do I need to come in to the office for this?

Good question! Up to 75% of common issues can be handled virtually, over our secure Zoom video platform. You can use this free, confidential triage tool to help see if your issue can addressed with telemedicine or not. Ultimately, Dr Joey will help you determine the best way to get the care you need.

Can Dr Joey take care of my entire family?

They call it family medicine for a reason! Dr Joey loves caring for multiple members of the same family. It's fun for him and often more satisfying and convenient for families. Dr Joey is happy to provide care for all of your human family members aged 5 years and up.

Get answers to your other questions here.

Our Community Promise

Your health depends much more on where you live, learn, work, and play, than what happens in the doctor's office. That's why we work to improve conditions that promote healthy living in our area.

You are welcome here, whatever your race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, or sexual orientation. We see and affirm you, so that you can experience whole-person care.

We donate 10% of our profits to promote health and quality of life for people living in and around Takoma DC and Takoma Park, MD.

Main St Takoma Business Association
Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
Direct Primary Care Coalition


Meet Dr Joey

Joseph (Joey) Nichols, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a board-certified family physician with over 10 years of clinical experience. He was the first-ever Primary Care Innovation Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and in 2020 was elected Vice Chair of the AAFP Telemedicine Interest Group.

Dr Joey has special interests in mental health, community health, and using technology to make health care easier and more effective. He trained at Baylor College of Medicine, ranked #1 among private medical schools for Primary Care. He mentors students of color pursuing careers in family medicine, entrepreneurship, and health technology innovation.

A native to the border region of south Texas, he moved with his family to Takoma Park in 2019 after 8 years in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, he can make a meal out of whatever is in the fridge, and he is the rare cook who also enjoys baking.

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Our office is conveniently located in downtown Takoma Park, on the corner of Carroll Ave and Laurel Ave, across the street from Old Takoma Ace Hardware. We are directly above Trattoria da Lina.


We reimburse our patients who choose to park in the surface lot behind our building. The surface lot off Laurel Ave, behind Georgie's Barber, offers free parking for the first 1 hour, and $3.50 for each hour after that, except Sundays. Ample metered parking is available on nearby streets.

Public Transportation

Our building is a 6 minute walk to the Takoma Metro Red Line stop. There is convenient access from Montgomery County Ride On bus lines 12, 13, 16, 18 and 25.


Our office is on a second floor, and there is no elevator available. If you require special accommodations, related to mobility or any other disability, please contact us prior to your office visit.