Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Townsend
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Capital Women's Care

10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 101 Bethesda, MD 20817

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Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from George Washington U, School of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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Dr. Townsend accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Gynecologic Care

Gyncologists diagnose and treat conditions that affect any part of the female reproductive system, such as vaginitis, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 99% of their peers

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

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Symptomatic Menopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Townsend's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
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

Symptomatic Menopause
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Townsend treats Symptomatic Menopause 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
  • 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
  • Mastodynia
  • 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

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Dr. Townsend's Reviews

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4.5

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What People Say About Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD
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So far I have had an absolutely amazing experience with Dr. Townsend. He has saved me from unnecessary surgery that was deemed emergent by another surgeon just looking for a paycheck! Also he helped cure me of a medical problem I had seen almost 15 doctors for and his bedsode manner is wonderful. So relieved to have found a trustworthy doctor .
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Laura – Sep 04, 2019
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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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May 19, 2019
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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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Sep 28, 2018
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Excelent Dr. I recommend him highly, is the best one I had in my life .
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Bethesda, MD – Oct 20, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Lewis Townsend, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Bethesda, MD and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from George Washington U, School of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1981
George Washington U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Capital Women's Care

Capital Women's Care10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 101 Bethesda, MD 20817
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