Dr. Angus Worthing, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Angus Worthing, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School medical school in 2003. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Worthing to book an appointment.

Dr. Worthing

Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, PC

5454 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Worthing's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthing treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Worthing treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
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Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthing treats Arthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Worthing treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Worthing treats Gout more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Worthing treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout

Dr. Worthing's conditions and procedures:

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(301) 942-7600

Dr. Worthing accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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National (BlueCard) PPO
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KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Worthing's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Worthing

4.2

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
74.19354838709677%
(23)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
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3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
16.129032258064516%
(5)
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Dr. Worthing has treated me for many years. He is an excellent physician and his doctor-to-patient relationship is outstanding. He clearly demonstrates that his objective is your overall well being. I wish all doctors were as compassionate and competent as he is.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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One of the best Drs I've had in terms of listening, explaining, and discussing medical challenges and treatment approaches.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bethesda, MD – Mar 04, 2019
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Dr Worthing has been treating me for arthritis for several years. I recently injured my toe. He had it x-rayed and there was no evidence of a break. He provided recommendations on care and after the pain didn't go away he recommended scans. He also referred me to a neurologist for treatment of nerve pain in my arm. Although my visit was planned primarily for a blood test for arthritis medications i believe he looked at all of my health issues and fully addressed them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Arlington – Feb 27, 2019
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I am very pleased with my association with Dr Worthing as his patient. I especially like that he is truly a patient advocate in his work with the drug/insurance companies re: the need to have cost effective treatments made available to patients. He answers all of my questions and provides me with options and I feel he is monitoring me/my conditon appropriately. Calls re: abnormal labs are received in a timely fashion. Waits are at times 30-40 min. but... he takes his time with me, so thats OK.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Susie Christoff in Fairfax, VA – Sep 08, 2017
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I've been a patient of Dr. Worthing for around 15 years. He is an excellent doctor, his knowledge of the field is expansive, he seems to be constantly involved in studies and is up to date with most things going on in the field. He's professional, kind and listens to me when I'm talking. I do sense he is a bit rushed, but I've never felt that he was pushing me out the door. His staf, likewise, are efficient and nice. I would recommend him highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lisa in Bethesda, MD – Jun 12, 2017
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Dr. Worthing was nice at first but ultimately not empathetic. I had severe thumb arthritis and was prescribed PT. Financial difficulties at the time prevented me from doing PT so went to a highly rated hand specialist in the DC area who told me that the deformity in my hands would not respond to PT and the only options were splints or surgery, confirmed by another highly rated DC hand surgeon. I tried to follow up with Dr. Worthing but was told I was dropped from the practice. Don't recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Indianapolis, IN – Apr 07, 2017
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Dr. Worthing is that rare physician who takes the time to listen to his patients. He is respectful and has a team approach to treatment, always considering my perspective on my condition and potential treatment options. He also keeps up to date on the most current research. It means the world to me to have a doctor that I feel genuinely cares.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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MimiC in Washington, DC – Oct 24, 2016
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I've been a patient of Dr. Worthing's since 2012. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, patient and kind. Perfect for younger persons with rheumatological conditions like myself who still want to live quality, active lives DESPITE the conditions that we face. He is a great advocate who stays current with new treatments and/or medications that may become available and, is still willing learn with you about how to better live with your condition(s). Excellent Rheumatologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tiffany in Bowie, MD – Oct 14, 2016
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I love Dr. Worthing, but his staff is not helpful or professional at all. I have several medical issues which have put me in the hospital a lot, so my veins are not great...a lot of scar tissue...his staff was so afraid to draw blood, they asked my husband (an IV Specialist) to draw it. Then, when I was referred to have medication infused, they either never had it in stock, or tried to schedule me to come in 2-3 months away when I needed the medication immediately. Love him...them...not so much.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
3 people found this helpful
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Silver Spring, MD – Aug 22, 2016
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Dr Worthing was initially recommended to me from a coworker who suggested I make a visit after my doctor had run a battery of other tests and come up with nothing. Long wait! He was very thorough and professional. Full blood tests diagnostic and discovered RA triggered by a severe case of rhuematic Fever (Strep Virus) months earlier. He was patient and amazing as I am quite picky and ask a million questions about every test and symptom and drug . I would (and have) absolutely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Gretchen J in Washington DC – Jan 28, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Georgetown University Hospital
Internship Hospital
2003
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1997
Princeton University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society, 2002
  • Medical Humanities Award, 2005

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Angus Worthing, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Angus Worthing, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Angus Worthing, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Worthing frequently treats Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Gout. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Worthing treats.

Where is Dr. Angus Worthing, MD's office located?

Dr. Worthing's office is located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Angus Worthing, MD speak?

Dr. Worthing speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, PC

Arthritis & Rheumatism Associates, PC5454 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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