Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 74

Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Silver Spring, MD and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine medical school in 1973. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Baraf to book an appointment.

Dr. Baraf

Arthritis And Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Silver Spring, MD 20902
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Baraf's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baraf treats Osteoporosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Baraf treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
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Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baraf treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Baraf treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Gout
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baraf treats Gout more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Baraf treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout

Dr. Baraf's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

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(301) 942-7600

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Dr. Baraf's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baraf

4.0

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
72%
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4 Stars
4%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Fantastic doctor! Great bedside manner. Caring brilliant man. I trust him fully.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Baraf is by far the best doctor I've ever had. He explains things with a calm and reassuring tone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dara Gray – Dec 06, 2019
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Dr Baraf has been my doctor for over 15 years. He is extremely intelligent, patient, caring, and has an excellent bedside manner. He is a rare doctor who spends time with you and listens to your concerns. I never feel rushed with him and know he will spend whatever time is needed to address all my questions. I have seen several doctors over the past few years as I get older but Dr Baraf is by far the best!
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
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Elaine, Germantown, MD – Nov 25, 2019
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I think that Dr. Baraf is extremely knowledgeable about not only his area of expertise but the medical field. He really cares about his patients. I enjoy his sense of humor. He does not rush the visit. I also like the fact that he takes the cost of the medication he prescribes into consideration.
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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Phylis Banish – Nov 17, 2019
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I have fibromyalgia and spinal conditions. Dr. Baraf has been very sympathetic and has provided appropriate treatment, relieving my pain.
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
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Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Duke University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1976
George Washington University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1974
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
1973
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Baraf frequently treats Osteoporosis, Arthritis, and Gout. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Baraf treats.

Where is Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD's office located?

Dr. Baraf's office is located at 2730 University Blvd W Ste 310, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Herbert Baraf, MD speak?

Dr. Baraf speaks Spanish, French, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Arthritis And Rheumatism Associates, P.C.

Arthritis Rheumatism Associate PC2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Silver Spring, MD 20902
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