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Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Townsend

Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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(301) 530-2235

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Dr. Townsend's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Perimenopause
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Dr. Townsend treats Perimenopause more than 99% of his peers

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

Symptomatic Menopause
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Dr. Townsend treats Symptomatic Menopause more than 99% of his peers

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

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Townsend's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vulvectomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Medical School
1985
1981

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Dr. Townsend's Reviews

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4.5

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Dr. Townsend has been my doctor for over 15 years - through problematic times and healthy times, and I would (and have) highly recommend him to anyone. I first saw Dr. Townsend in 2003, when I was having issues that several other doctors were unable to diagnose. Dr. Townsend immediately knew what was wrong, and had a plan to fix it. I like him personally, including the fact that he takes time to talk to you as a person. His office is run smoothly and efficiently, and questions are quickly addressed and answered. Parking can be a challenge- so just allow a few extra minutes for that.
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He delivered my brother and me and everyone I know that used to go to Townsend, no longer do for good reason. I had to get a biopsy and he scolded me for having 2 partners that I used protection with (biopsy was fine) and made sure to scold me and tell me that “this is just what happens,” as he was digging around my cervix while I was visibly upset. I felt belittled& patronized. He told my mom her increased bone density had nothing to do with her new strength training. Avoid him. He’s a jerk
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Excelent Dr. I recommend him highly, is the best one I had in my life .
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