Dr. Gena Romanow, MD

Neurology  |  
Female  |  
Age 41
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Dr. Gena Romanow, MD
Dr. Gena Romanow, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Columbia, MD. She is 41 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Romanow is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital.

5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 240

Columbia, MD 21045

Contact Information

(410) 772-8020

Dr. Gena Romanow, MD

Dr. Gena Romanow, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maryland Physicians Care
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Care Philosophy

I believe in shared decision making between the patient and the physician.  It is my role to listen carefully and examine someone in order to help determine a diagnosis.  This includes listening to the patient's ideas.   Patients have commented to me that "no one has ever explained this to me," because I take time to be sure that patients understand the process affecting him or her.

This is the beginning, as we then must work together to be sure to come up with an appropriate treatment plan that does not treat a symptom or disease in isolation, but rather treats the whole person.  We work together to follow it through, with medication when appropriate, looking at life style changes that can help, and ancillary medical services if helpful.

I do remember my role as the physician.  I am timely in communications, clear in my recommendations, and supportive in times of need.  

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Dr. Romanow's Experience

Dr. Romanow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Mount Sinai
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Maryland Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Romanow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Romanow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Romanow to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Romanow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Dr. Romanow was over 15 minutes late to the appointment. She has poor bedside mannerisms, including: implying symptoms and diagnosis were made up, what level of education I'd completed, and waffling through her diagnosis. Finally, her office manager sent a threatening letter to send a co-payment to collections OVER A YEAR LATER, and this was the first bill/notification I'd received. Avoid this office at all costs.
in Silver Spring, MD |
I have never had a doctor who treating me with such indifference. The term "cold fish" describes my impression of her. This picture of her is so deceiving. Her initial greeting, if you can call it that, was her introduction of herself. Not once did she illicit any type of welcome to me as her patient. I never saw her teeth. She asked questions regarding my situation, gave me a quick walkabout, and then gave her opinion regarding my opinion. I will never go back to her or recommend anyone!
Catonsville, MD |
Please see the full review on Google reviews. Don't waste your time. Find someone who cares about you, who you trust, who listens, and who is compassionate. This doctor has poor bedside manner, a lack of empathy, and an over know it all attitude. Also, she got me addicted to the medication she prescribed me and I had to be hospitalized for 4 days for a way to ween me off the migraine meds. Oh, I also explained to her I didn't want to ever be dependent on meds. Thanks for listening, doc!
Knowledgeable and a great listener who also asks a lot of questions. I love the unpretentious feel that so many other practices lack. With Dr. Romanow you get a pleasant, approachable person who is also a medical professional expert! Discussing matters with her is person to person- critical to accurately diagnosing and providing successful treatments. She expertly explains the guidance she provides, addresses all your questions throughly and patiently.
in MD |
She is an awesome doctor. She takes her time and discusses your problem and seems very knowledgeable. The office is very friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend
in Columbia, MD |
Let me tell you Dr. Romanow is AMAZING!!! When I was searching for a neurologist I compared many, and for some reason I was just drawn to her practice. I'm so glad that I trusted my instincts. First of all I was scared having to even see a neurologist, my issue is somewhat complicated or at least its difficult to explain so I had major anxiety that I wouldn't be taken seriously. Dr. Romanow listens, and will give you an honest opinion. Its been a very long time since I felt this comfortable.
Silver Spring, MD |
Based on reviews I tried setting up an appointment, unable, staff not nice.
in Baltimore, MD |
I am a disabled person living with a complex, and debilitating condition; and in the past I have had doctors give up on me. Dr. Romanow in contrast does not give up on her patients. She intrinsically cares about our wellbeing and uses a combination of traditional as well as innovative treatment plans to improve our health. I am most impressed that she listens to you and makes an effort to know her patients, I believe that this is contributory to her effectiveness.
in Woodbine, MD |
As tremendously skilled we are convinced Dr. Romanow is as a neurologist, she is equally caring. Our disabled daughter’s health challenges have made it necessary for us to rely on many doctors and other health care professionals. Among those are some individuals who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and genuine concern, a category in which we unconditionally place Dr. Romano.
in Laurel, MD |
Dr. Romanow was referred to me by another neurologist and it was a wonderful thing. She is very friendly and professional all in one. In the short time I have been her patient I can already say I trust her as my doctor!
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Dr. Romanow accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Romanow has admitting privileges

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
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