Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 46

Dr. Jacob
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Annapolis Rheumatology LLC

166 Defense Hwy Annapolis, MD 21401

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(410) 897-1941

Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Annapolis, MD and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Jacob has more experience with Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Med College/University Of Kerala medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anne Arundel Medical Center and Medstar Union Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jacob to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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(410) 897-1941

Dr. Jacob accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Group Plan PPO
Southern Health PPO
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Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Jacob

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Jacob treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Jacob treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 897-1941.

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Jacob typically treats 88% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Autoimmune Diseases
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lupus
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Jacob typically treats 64% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Gout
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Jacob's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Jacob's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jacob

4.4

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
82.53968253968254%
(52)
4 Stars
3.1746031746031744%
(2)
3 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
2 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
(1)
1 Star
11.11111111111111%
(7)
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What went well
  • Office environment (58)
  • Appointment scheduling (57)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (56)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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I've been working through some painful issues with my Psoriactic Arthritis and I am fortunate that Dr. Jacob has been treating me. He is thoughtful and has taken the time to figure out whats has been wrong. He created a game plan that we both followed and I'm finally getting to the point to put the issue behind me. He was more than accommodating and made his time very available which is almost unheard in today.
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
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Aug 07, 2019
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Dr. takes the time to listen to any concerns one may have. Explains in plain English what is going on with you and why so that you understand you don't leave the office wondering what he just said or meant. The most important thing to me is that he is very understanding and has always made himself available if I needed help especially when I was first told that I had a severe case of Lupus.
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I have been and am currently a patient of Dr. Jacob and I love him dearly as my doctor. I think he is very friendly, warm, and very good at his profession. I am very happy with him treating me and I also recommend him to others that I know whom are in need of a good 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
2 people found this helpful
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Paula McG – Apr 02, 2018
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Dr. Jacob's office is very nice and the office staff are friendly. Dr. Jacob is professional and was competent but didn't do much above what was expected, although granted, my condition is minor. However, I didn't feel like he took me seriously when I described symptoms, and forged ahead with recommendations based on test results instead of listening to me. Also, it was somewhat difficult for me to understand his speech, probably due to a mix of his accent and my own hearing problems.
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What could be improved
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Millersville, MD – Aug 10, 2016
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Dr. Jacob is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. He gave me his full attention while listening to my questions and answered all of concerns very carefully and intelligently. he gave me great medical advice and suggestions. He is an extremely compassionate and honest doctor - the very best doctor I have ever been to.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Offering compassionate care with the highest ethical standards. What's up Annapolis - Top Doctor 2013 Visit our website http://www.arheum.com for more details about our mission and philosophy.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2007
University of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
University Of Maryland
1999
Med College/University Of Kerala
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malayalam

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jacob has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jacob frequently treats Autoimmune Diseases and Arthritis and Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Jacob specializes.

Where is Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD's office located?

Dr. Jacob's office is located at 166 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD 21401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ashok Jacob, MD speak?

Dr. Jacob speaks Hindi, Malayalam, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Annapolis Rheumatology LLC

Annapolis Rheumatology166 Defense Hwy Annapolis, MD 21401
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, MD

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

Baltimore, MD

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Saint Agnes Hospital

Baltimore, MD

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average