Dr. Halim Charbel, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 43

Dr. Charbel
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Care Specialists, Germantown, MD

19851 Observation Dr Ste 245 Germantown, MD 20876

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(301) 288-1319

Dr. Halim Charbel, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Germantown, MD. Dr. Charbel has more experience with Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Holy Cross Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Charbel to book an appointment.

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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
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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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Treatments
Dr. Charbel
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Pancreatitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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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Treatments
Dr. Charbel
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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 Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pinworm
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(301) 288-1319

Dr. Charbel accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
AmeriChoice
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
Johns Hopkins HealthCare LLC
Johns Hopkins Advantage MD
Maryland Physicians Care
MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc. (M.D. IPA), a UnitedHealthcare Company
Medicaid
Medicaid of Maryland
Medicare
Medstar
Care Advantage HMO-SNP
Meridian Health Plan
One Net
Optimum HealthCare
Optum
Behavioral Health
Priority Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Charbel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Charbel

4.8

Based on 139 ratings

5 Stars
92.0863309352518%
(128)
4 Stars
1.4388489208633093%
(2)
3 Stars
1.4388489208633093%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5.0359712230215825%
(7)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (118)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (118)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (116)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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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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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
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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
1 person found this helpful
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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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Dr. Charbel, He is an excellent doctor, who pays attention to detail, and has good solutions to help you recover. I would strongly recommend him to all my family and friends.
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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Oct 15, 2019
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Excellent response to my concerns regarding scar tissue formation outside my colon. Kesha was persistent in getting a facility to perform a virtual colonoscopy. The office staff is courteous and efficient. Dr. Charbel is wonderful. He answered all of my questions and I would recommend this office to everyone who has digestive concerns. I am relieved regarding questions that I had previously.
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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Aug 14, 2019
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Great!!!
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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Jul 31, 2019
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Dr. Charbel is friendly and informed. He has good bedside manner and can effectively communicate the properties of your condition and treatment.
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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Jul 25, 2019
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Dr is very professional and knows so much about the field. I also really appreciate that the doctor is available and you can schedule time with him wit( 1-2 weeks in advance. Professional. Very professional. Also uses a step by step approach. Only downside was a long wait.saw dr 1 hr after appt time.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Miles kemp – Jul 24, 2019
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Dr. Charbel and staff are very attentive and friendly.
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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Kristianna Jupin in Germantown, MD – Jul 17, 2019
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About Me

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

2009
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital

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.

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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 19851 Observation Dr Ste 245, Germantown, MD 20876. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Care Specialists, Germantown, MD

Center for Advanced Gyn & Urogynecology19851 Observation Dr Ste 245 Germantown, MD 20876
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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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

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

Tidalhealth Peninsula Regional

Salisbury, MD

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)