Our Providers

To care for the diverse needs of our patients, we have assembled a team of skilled medical professionals for all your primary healthcare needs.

Meet the FirstChoice Primary Care providers:

Our skilled providers take a collaborative approach to your wellbeing and ensure that your healthcare concerns are heard and addressed. Listening to you is the very best way for us to work together.

Airelle Rucker-Smith DNP, CRNP

“To achieve the ultimate level of health, it is important to address our physical, mental, and spiritual health.”

Dr. Rucker-Smith is a compassionate doctoral prepared Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Adult Gerontology Primary Care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. Her post-graduate experience includes primary, urgent care settings, and telemedicine.

Her passions include health promotion, geriatric population, and effective communication. It is her belief that every patient has a unique set of needs and their care should be tailored to those needs.

She has more than 15 years of healthcare experience and is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty and a Preceptor for several universities throughout Maryland. For fun she likes to dance, travel, and spend time at the beach.

Belinda Johnson CNS, CPT

“Strive for the BEST that you can be as you move FORWARD in your health, wellness & fitness journey! Keep your eyes on the goal, not on your past setbacks and failures.”

Belinda Johnson is a dedicated Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a highly accomplished Health & Fitness Coach at FirstChoice Primary Care. Her reputation for excellence has earned her invitations to share her insights on numerous prominent media platforms, including the Dr. Oz Show, FOX5 News, Let’s Talk Live D.C., TBN, and many others. She has had the privilege of training several celebrities, helping them not only achieve their health and fitness goals but also maintain a sustainable and fit lifestyle. During the pandemic, she led Normalize Fitness, an online group that impacted thousands by positively transforming their health and fitness journeys.

Witnessing these remarkable changes reinforced her commitment to making a substantial difference on a larger scale. Beyond general fitness coaching and nutrition guidance, she closely collaborates with healthcare providers to help individuals make healthy lifestyle changes, especially for conditions like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart failure, kidney disease, and obesity. Her specialization is in weight loss, and she has proven strategies to help individuals effectively and naturally manage their weight. She also assists those on weight loss medications such as Phentermine, Semaglutide, Mounjaro and Wegovy.

Johnson’s commitment to her craft led her to become a professional figure bodybuilder, a certified holistic nutritionist, and an author of four Amazon #1 best-selling books. Her expertise and profound understanding of the intricacies of the human body and nutrition have allowed her to create tailored programs that have not only helped individuals but have also transformed entire communities, churches, corporations, and entrepreneurs.

Belinda Johnson is a devoted wife of over 20 years, a loving mother to two remarkable children, and a fun Nana to four adorable grand leaders. Her life’s work reflects a passion for family and a commitment to transforming lives through fitness, nutrition, and holistic wellness.  Her dedication to the well-being of families and communities, combined with her expertise in health and fitness, makes her an inspirational leader in her field.

New Pediatric Provider Coming Soon

New Mental Health Provider Coming Soon