Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Schwartz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates

21 Crossroads Dr Owings Mills, MD 21117

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(410) 356-2396

Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Owings Mills, MD. Dr. Schwartz has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Carroll Hospital Center and Northwest Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwartz to book an appointment.

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Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Carroll Hospital Center Westminster, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schwartz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schwartz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schwartz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 356-2396.

Pancreatic Disease

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

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

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Dr. Schwartz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • 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
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • 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
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
Southern Health PPO
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Humana
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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schwartz

4.6

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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The center at LifeBridge was very busy this cold, snowy Friday morning. However, the reception staff were efficient in processing everyone as well as ensuring all documents submitted were in ordered and signed. The medical staff were efficient as they provided instructions and explained procedures. All staff showed patience and were courteous throughout the entire process.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 11, 2022
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Just exploratory this visit. Will need future visits and prognosis.
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Aug 27, 2021
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Patient establishment visit. Dr. Schwartz is very pleasant and made us feel comfortable. The office staff was friendly and efficient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Aug 26, 2021
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Just had my pre-colonoscopy visit with Dr Schwartz. He took the time to chat and I did not feel rushed like I do with some doctors. His assistants Pat and Tina were friendly and professional.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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The nurses and assistants were very kind, gentle, and helpful. Dr. Schwartz is an excellent doctor. He spoke with me after my procedures and I feel very confident in his care as a patient.
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
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Very friendly and respectful, as expected.
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
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Todd – Feb 11, 2021
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Both Dr. Schwartz and his staff are very professional and take their time with explaining and the actual procedures. This was a very-very good experience in a very-very personal situation.
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, 2020
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I liked the staff and the Dr.
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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Jul 31, 2020
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Staff was wonderful! Was taken on time for my procedure and Dr Schwartz is 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
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Jul 28, 2020
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Other than the excruciating time to finally get into the procedure, I was very pleased especially with Dr Schwartz. I would see the Dr again but would prefer a friendlier and efficient greeting staff and procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Jul 11, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz was very professional and knowledgeable about the procedure that I needed. He explained the procedure in such a fashion that I felt safe and not nervous or concern in having him perform it. Yes without a doubt, if the need was to arise, I would recommend him to my family and friends.
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B. Hinton – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz was very professional, was responsive to my questions, very polite and listened to my concerns. I felt very confident on his experience.
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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Jan 08, 2020
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This was my first treatment with Dr. Schwartz and I was very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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My visit was great. I had no problems. I followed the directions given and everything went well.Harold Mc Fadden
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Jan 06, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz was very patient and engaged with me as I voiced my concerns and complaints, listened and asked me questions that I didn't expect but was pleased that he did. The surgery suite personnel was efficient, courteous and professional. I would definitely recommend.
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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This was my initial visit and the receptionist was friendly and professional. Dr Schwartz was courteous and thorough in listening to my concerns and providing his professional diagnosis and next steps. Most importantly I was seen on time! Dr’s that are inconsiderate of patients time are a turn off. Thanks to the visit I have a better understanding and have already planned my follow through with his office. Thank you!
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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This man is a wonderful person and doctor. I have had to drive from my home in VA to see him for problems. Great bedside manner.
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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Biography

Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Owings Mills, MD. Dr. Schwartz has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Francis Scott Key
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Francis Scott Key
Residency Hospital
1988
Francis Scott Key
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwartz frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Schwartz specializes.

Where is Dr. Howard Schwartz, MD's office located?

Dr. Schwartz's office is located at 21 Crossroads Dr, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates

Armand J Pulcinella MD PA21 Crossroads Dr Owings Mills, MD 21117
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 12:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 12:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates1838 Greene Tree Rd Ste 400 Baltimore, MD 21208
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Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates295 Stoner Ave Ste 204 Westminster, MD 21157
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Carroll Hospital Center

Westminster, MD

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Northwest Hospital Center

Randallstown, MD

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received