Dr. Halim Charbel, MD

Dr. Halim Charbel, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(34)
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Dr. Halim Charbel, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Germantown, MD. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 9 years.Read his story

19851 Observation Dr Ste 245

Germantown, MD 20876

Contact Information

(301) 233-1319

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Charbel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Charbel "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. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2006 and his gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition fellowship in 2009 at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC. In addition to his training in general gastroenterology, Dr. Charbel gained expertise in advanced endoscopic procedures, such as endoluminal stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic ultrasound. He published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented scientific posters at national gastroenterology meetings. After his fellowship, Dr. Charbel joined the Peninsula Regional Medical Group on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he established Peninsula Regional Gastroenterology Medicine. He built a successful GI practice and became the Director of Gastroenterology of the Peninsula Regional Medical Group and the Medical Director of the Peninsula Surgery Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Charbel enjoyed teaching and interacting with healthcare providers in training. He joined the University Of Maryland on the Eastern Shore as a Clinical Instructor of Gastroenterology for the Physician Assistant Program, and welcomed trainees to rotate in his practice. In 2017, Dr. Charbel moved to Montgomery County and established Digestive Care Specialists, with the goal of providing comprehensive and high-quality gastrointestinal care to the community. He plans to continue his multidisciplinary approach to digestive health by working closely with established treating physicians and other healthcare providers. Dr. Charbel is a Board certified gastroenterologist, and an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He specializes in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and his areas of interest include reflux disease, colon cancer screening, pancreatic diseases and the endoscopic evaluation and management of gastrointestinal cancers. During his free time, Dr. Charbel enjoys traveling, hiking and running. He has run several half-marathons and full marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Charbel "We provide comprehensive high-quality and low cost gastrointestinal care. We listen to you and we understand that every person is different. We customize our approach so we can provide you with the care that is right for you. 

We have a multidisciplinary approach to digestive health and we work closely with you, your primary care physician and other healthcare providers."

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteral Stenting
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Saint Joseph's University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Charbel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Charbel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Charbel to family and friends
4.3
based on 34 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Charbel's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in gaithersburg, MD |
he helped me so much. thank you.
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Germantown, MD |
professional
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Germantown, MD |
Recommended
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Hyattsville, MD |
Very compassionate physician, great skills & bed side manners
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Frederick, MD |
I really appreciate you taking care of me when I really needed it. Thank you.
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Dr. Charbel accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Charbel has admitting privileges

Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center
9901 Medical Center Dr
Rockville, MD 20850
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Peninsula Regional Medical Center
100 E Carroll St
Salisbury, MD 21801
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Medstar Montgomery Medical Center
18101 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832
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