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About Dr. Deborah B Horwitz

Dr. Deborah B Horwitz, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bethesda, MD. She has 22 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Horwitz has received 5 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Deborah B Horwitz is Great. Dr. Deborah B Horwitz has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Deborah B Horwitz is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Medstar Medical Group

6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 401
Bethesda, MD 20817
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Specialties

Dr. Deborah B Horwitz has the following 1 specialty

  • Internal Medicine

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Deborah B Horwitz has the following 6 expertise

  • Heartburn
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss
  • Vaccination
  • Physical
  • Immunization

Dr. Deborah B Horwitz has 0 board certified specialties

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience

Reviews

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Five Stars

Very caring and excellent bedside manner

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horrible experience

The office staff is dysfunctional. They don't return calls, loose the paperwork. It's impossible to get through when you call. They put you on hold but you get disconnected after been placed in a waiting queue. This doctor has a massive ego and does not let you to ask the questions or to listen to a different opinion. There is no dialog and constructive discussion but just her monologue. I am not even sure how much she knows and if she make a right diagnosis. Find another doctor- it's my advise.

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I didn't check these reviews before I saw this doctor, but I wish I had. My initial appointment seemed OK she was pleasant and seemed interested in my issues. She scheduled several tests however when the test results came back with many issues identified not only did she not explain any of the results she acted like she was too arrogant to even answer a question. No follow-up for serious issues identified. Just a really bad doctor with a ego the size of an elephant.

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Not Recommended

Not thorough. Did not ask appropriate questions. Misdiagnosis, based on minimal information which was likely due to not asking questions or performing tests.

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Dr. Deborah Horowitz is a pompous doctor

Based on reviews that I read, I decided to schedule a new appointment with Deborah Horowitz, MD. The staff was pleasant and the Medical Assistant was helpful. When Dr. Horowitz entered the room she spoke and the pleasantries stopped there. I have a health care background and I'm able to articulate medical concerns. I told her my reason for scheduling the appointment and shared what my last doctor told me. She immediately discredited the other doctor without allowing me to finish what I had to say. She also seemed uncertain about my diagnosis and had to keep referring to her pocket dictionary. When I told her that I needed referrals, she told me that she's not the one that give the "actual" referrals but it's her front desk receptionist. I'm fully aware that the front desk handles the referrals but it's the primary physician that has to approve the referral in order for a patient to see a specialist. This doctor may have woke up on the wrong side of the bed on my appointment day or she's just incompetent altogether. I went to her with several complaints. One complaint in particular has been a long term issue for me. However, she made my concern out to be minor. Also, he attitude and bedside manners were abysmal. Thank God I'm smart enough to know to get a second opinion from a doctor (doctor does not = all knowing, caring or competent for every physician). Patients must educate themselves about individual health and medical history, and know it's their right to ask questions and seek out a doctor that will best serve their needs. I will no longer be dealing with this doctor after I receive my test results.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program

    NCQA developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP) to provide clinicians with tools to support the delivery and recognition of consistent high quality care. This voluntary program is designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges To Excellence® worked with diabetes experts to develop

  • Education

    22 Years Experience

  • Temple University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Deborah B Horwitz accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Medstar Medical Group, 6410 Rockledge Dr Ste 401, Bethesda, MD
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