Dr. Herbert S. Baraf, MD

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Dr. Herbert S. Baraf, MD

Rheumatology | Male

Arthritis and Rheumatism Assocs 5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Get Directions
(301) 942-7600

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Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal disorders....
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Arthritis

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Gout
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Procedures Performed

  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found 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.

Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University Med Center

    Completed in 1974

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University Med Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Baraf's Office & Staff

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Dr. Baraf's Care Philosophy

Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal disorders. Each doctor?s extensive individual training, coupled with the collaboration and consultation with their ARAPC colleagues, contributes to a unique environment that assures patients receive the highest quality and most comprehensive care. www.washingtonarthritis.com