Maryland Digestive Disease Center
- Gastroenterology |
- Internal Medicine |
- 7350 Van Dusen Rd Laurel, MD 301-498-5500
Doctors in Maryland Digestive Disease Center
The Overall Average Patient Rating of Maryland Digestive Disease Center when asked is excellent. Maryland Digestive Disease Center has been reviewed by 67 patients. The rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars.
The average wait time to see a doctor at Maryland Digestive Disease Center as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and biliary tree - the path through which bile that is secreted by the liver travels to the duodenum. These organs are responsible for many essential bodily functions, such as production of hormones and enzymes, filtering the blood, detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, and digesting and processing food.
Common disorders that are treated by hepatologists are cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, pancreatitis and hepatitis.
- Internal Medicine
- Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
- Howard University College Of Medicine
- Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
- Drexel University College Of Medicine
Health Insurance Accepted
- United Healthcare
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Patients' Choice Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Regional Top Doctors
- Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital Takoma Park, MD
- Howard County General Hospital Inc Columbia, MD
- Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel, MD
- Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster, PA
- Howard County General Hospital Columbia, MD
- Laurel Regional Hospital Laurel, MD
- Washington Adventist Hosp Takoma Park, MD
Information about group practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.
Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine.
Why Group Practice?
As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.
Benefits of Group Practice
- Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
- Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
- One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing