Dr. Duane Gels, MD

Allergy & AsthmaMaleAge 64

Allergy & Asthma

Dr. Duane Gels, MD is an Allergy & Asthma Specialist in Centreville, MD and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gels has extensive experience in Food & Drug Allergies and Environmental Allergies. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anne Arundel Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Duane Gels, MD

Annapolis Allergy and Asthma

227 N Liberty St Centreville, MD 21617
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gels

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gels treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gels treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 758-6700.

Food & Drug Allergies

Food and drug allergy specialists diagnose and treat patients for whom certain foods or medications trigger an immune system response that causes distressing or life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Food & Drug Allergies specialists.

Dr. Gels is experienced in the area of Food & Drug Allergies. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Food Allergy
Anaphylaxis
Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
Anaphylactic Food Allergies
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Environmental Allergies

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Dr. Gels is experienced in the area of Environmental Allergies. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

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Allergic Rhinitis
Pollen Allergy
Animal Allergies
Hives
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Gels' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Anaphylactic Egg Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Food Allergies
  • Anaphylactic Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Milk and Dairy Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Peanut Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Shell Fish Allergy
  • Anaphylactic Tree Nut Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Animal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Asthma in Adults
  • Asthma in Children
  • Asthma-Related Cough
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Bronchitis-Like Cough
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Eosinophilia
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
  • Eye Infections
  • Food Allergy
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Hay Fever-Like Sneezing
  • Hives
  • IgA Deficiency
  • IgM Deficiency
  • Immunodeficiency Syndromes
  • Itchy Skin
  • Latex Allergy
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Patch Testing
  • Peak Expiratory Flow
  • Penicillin Allergy
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postinfectious Cough
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Transient Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Xolair® Therapy

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(410) 758-6700

Dr. Gels accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Priority Partners
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Gels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gels

4.4

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(13)
4 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(2)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
1 Star
5.555555555555555%
(1)
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the Doctor spent time but seemed marginally interested and was generally unhelpful with my concern and had no useful advice to offer
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nov 08, 2020
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I had trouble breathing about 9 months prior to my visit with Dr. Gels and after many local tests on the Eastern Shore, I still didn't get other answers to my breathing issue other than to lose weight first. During my first appointment with Dr. Gels and his staff in Centerville, they all were so caring right from the start. When he discovered that I wasn't having allergic reactions to anything but was did have a breathing issue, he quickly explained in full detail what he thought it could possibly be the problem and referred me to a Dr. in Annapolis that could help me quickly and knew more about the issue I was having deep down in my larynx. He was able to set an appointment for me right then and there with the other office, which turned into the doctor refereed to me discovering that I had what is commonly known as subglottic stenosis and I was scheduled an immediate procedure that happened at Anne Arundal Medical and I can now breath again! I owe him my life so thank you!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jillian Applegarth – Feb 26, 2020
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After leaving my previous allergist who did not ask me any questions and immediately determined my hives had no cause, I was thrilled to find Dr. Gels. He listened to my concerns even though he had somehow been triple booked, calmed my worries by explaining the science to me, and listened to what I had to say. In just one visit, he gave me an order for multiple blood tests - which my last allergist hadn't done even after three visits. It meant so much to me that Dr. Gels listened to my concerns and was willing to take more steps with me. We are still looking for the cause, but I have not yet been back to my second appointment. Hoping for a full resolution soon.
3 people found this helpful
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May 13, 2019
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Dr. Gels is great at explaining everything to his patient, and really takes his time to make sure each and every question you have is answered. However, because he does take his time with each patient, he is usually running behind schedule so be prepared to wait.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Annapolis – Mar 07, 2018
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This Doctor gets it. The staff was super amazing and Dr. Gels does not rush you and takes time to explain everything in detail. Which is essentially important when it comes to locating causes with allergies. He methodically goes thru everything and is adamant about contacting the office with any health changes. Already recommending him to all of my friends and colleagues. I did my research and glad that I found someone with his expertise and knowledge.
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
4 people found this helpful
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JWilliams in Ashburn, VA – Mar 06, 2018
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Clinicians are helpful and friendly but the logistics of an office visit are terribly SLOW. The patient list appears short, but it’s not a speedy visit. Minimal communication from the front desk, so don’t be shy about confirming that you’ve been checked in and are in the patient queue. You might get lost in the shuffle otherwise. Be prepared to wait, even for what should be a quick visit. We can only hope the wait is due to clinicians spending quality time with patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Feb 13, 2018
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The staff is courteous and nice. Dr. Gels has opened two offices and is spread thin and always harried. In terms of billing and overall communication, there is consistent confusion on shot fees and insurance. The location of the building is also poor with the side doors convenient to the parking lot usually locked. I wish I could switch but I have been coming here for ten years. Just be ready for a lot of confusion and disarray.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Feb 12, 2018
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A consummate professional and caregiver, attentive and responsive, with practical and pragmatic recommendations for treatment and wellness. A fine example of what we would like all our healthcare providers to represent.
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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Centreville, MD – Aug 13, 2017
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My personal experience with Dr Gels and his staff has been nothing but excellent. Their Centreville office is closer to me, so that's where I go. I have had an addiction to nasal spray for 38 years and just recently, the spray has stopped working and I haven't been able to taste or smell ANYTHING for about 2 months. Dr Gels has made me a project and is determined to get me better. I've been to Dr Gels 3 times so far and as of today, 4-8-16, I can breathe, taste and smell no more nasal spray.
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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Tina C in Preston Md – Apr 09, 2016
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I was able to see Dr. Gels the day after I called and when I saw Dr. Gels, he spent the time needed to assess my situation and recommended a course that drastically improved my situation.
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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Linda A. in Berlin, MD – Jan 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

For 25 years I have been successfully providing freedom from allergies and asthma. Tens of thousands of patients have sought my care, or have been referred...Read more

Specialties

  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Allergy & Immunology

Education

1990
George Washington University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Brown Univ/ Rhode Island Hosp
Residency Hospital
1985
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Internship Hospital
1984
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Duane Gels, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Duane Gels, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Duane Gels, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gels frequently treats Food & Drug Allergies and Environmental Allergies. See all practice areas where Dr. Gels specializes.

Where is Dr. Duane Gels, MD's office located?

Dr. Gels' office is located at 227 N Liberty St, Centreville, MD 21617. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Annapolis Allergy and Asthma

Annapolis Allergy and Asthma227 N Liberty St Centreville, MD 21617
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Annapolis Allergy and Asthma

Annapolis Allergy and Asthma129 Lubrano Dr Ste 200 Annapolis, MD 21401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gels is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, MD

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Baltimore, MD

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)