Dr. Halim Charbel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 45

Gastroenterology

Dr. Halim Charbel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in North Bethesda, MD. Dr. Charbel has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Halim Charbel, MD

Digestive Care Specialists, Germantown, MD

6171 Executive Blvd North Bethesda, MD 20852
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(301) 288-1319
Telehealth services available

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Charbel is affiliated with Tidalhealth Peninsula Regional Salisbury, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Charbel

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Charbel treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Charbel treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 288-1319.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Charbel is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Charbel
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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Charbel is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Nausea
Dysphagia
Hiatal Hernia
Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Charbel's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Charbel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(301) 288-1319

Dr. Charbel accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Amerihealth
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Maryland Physicians Care
MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc. (M.D. IPA), a UnitedHealthcare Company
Medicaid
Medicare
Meridian Health Plan
One Net
Optimum HealthCare
Priority Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Charbel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Charbel

4.7

Based on 145 ratings

5 Stars
91.03448275862068%
(132)
4 Stars
1.3793103448275863%
(2)
3 Stars
1.3793103448275863%
(2)
2 Stars
0.6896551724137931%
(1)
1 Star
5.517241379310345%
(8)
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very happy with the service
Came to Dr Charbel for endoscopic revision of my gastric bypass. He did a great job and the procedure went very well. The office staff were very nice and the dietitian is great and very helpful. I already lost 30 lbs and I am very happy with the service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jess – Mar 05, 2022
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I have a good experience with Dr. Charbel and will recommend him to all my friends and family.
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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Mar 04, 2022
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Very good experience
Friendly and explains things very well. office staff very nice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Feb 10, 2022
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Be careful. Not what I expected. Gained 30lbs. Staff & Dr little to no help after taking $.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disappointed – Jan 24, 2022
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Provides excellent explanation of procedure and takes his time to make sure You understand the results. His staff is very friendly and ask the questions needed for a smooth visit with Dr. Charbel.
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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JG – Mar 29, 2021
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I would recommend Dr Charbel to all of my family and friends, he’s so helpful.
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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Oct 06, 2020
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Thanks to dr charbel I am now cured from hepatitis. I was dealing with this for years. My doctor finally referred me to dr charbel. He did the blood tests and they got me approved for the right medicine and I am done and I got rid of the virus. Thank you!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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M.J. – Sep 24, 2020
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I was very happy with the care I got from Dr Charbel. He made me feel comfortable talking about my problems and he took me seriously. I did not feel rushed and I felt I was involved in the treatment decisions. The office staff were very friendly.
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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Danny – Sep 24, 2020
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I was very pleased with the entire process. Dr. Charbol and his entire staff were highly professional as well as exhibiting a wonderful "bedside" manner. I felt completely at ease with their competence as well as their genuine concern for my comfort with all aspects of the procedure.
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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William Spitz – Sep 09, 2020
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Dr. Charbel always seems to have a busy domineer. He never reads what the nurses have asked already. He probes to the 1st thing that a patient needs and that's bentyl as a strategic of by passing the customer and says "This is the first step". Its as if you get your computer evaluated, It's not working let's restart. He doesn't print paper work for you with instructions and assumes you will jump onto the portal to read it. He doesn't do follow calls but internal staff are nice and patient. Dr. Charbel, take the time to know your patients and take the time to listen. He didn't listen to all of my questions nor gave me peace of mind that he will find a solution for my issues. As a guy he brushed me off. I won't be conducting any Buisness with him due to the practice.
What went well
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Jul 15, 2020
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I saw Dr. Charbel recently and was impressed with the level of care that he provided. He really listened to me, explained the condition and offered suggestions that other physicians had not. His knowledge and experience is easy to see as is how seriously he takes his practice and patients. I am grateful that I found a gastroenterologist that I feel I can trust – and already, I am starting to feel better.
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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Danae – Jun 26, 2020
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Very well mannered very detail. Takes his time to explain problems. Give recommendations.
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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Phyllis Carlton – Jun 23, 2020
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Very good and professional attention since the front desk, nurse and doctor
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
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Mar 11, 2020
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Very professional staff felt very comfortable Dr address my problems
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
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Mar 07, 2020
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Very respectful and professional doctor.
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
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MD – Feb 28, 2020
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Explain things clearly.
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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Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Charbel has been great. Easily explained my issues. His staff is wonderful as well. Great communication all around.
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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Nov 22, 2019
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Great doctor. He helped me figure out what was causing my indigestion. Highly recommend Dr. Charbel.
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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Nov 20, 2019
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He is a good doctor
What went well
  • 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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Amali in Germantown , MD – Nov 06, 2019
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Very pleasant and easy to understand instructions
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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Oct 16, 2019
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Care Philosophy

We provide comprehensive high-quality and low cost gastrointestinal care. We listen to you and we understand that every person is different....Read more

Biography

Dr. Charbel received his medical degree in 2002 from the Saint Joseph's University School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon where he was born and raised....Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

SAINT JOSEPHS UNIVERSITY
Medical School
2009
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Halim Charbel, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Halim Charbel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Halim Charbel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Charbel frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Charbel specializes.

Where is Dr. Halim Charbel, MD's office located?

Dr. Charbel's office is located at 6171 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda, MD 20852. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Care Specialists, Germantown, MD

Digestive Care Specialists, North Bethesda6171 Executive Blvd North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Digestive Care Specialists, Frederick165 Thomas Johnson Dr Ste B Frederick, MD 21702
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Digestive Care Specialists, Germantown, MD19851 Observation Dr Germantown, MD 20876
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2022)

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

Tidalhealth Peninsula Regional

Salisbury, MD

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)