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Dr. Mark Birns, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Birns

Capital Digestive Care

3280 Urbana Pike Ste 101 Ijamsville, MD 21754

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Dr. Mark Birns, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Ijamsville, MD and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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(301) 810-5252

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Tricare
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  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (2/23/2016)View details
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Dr. Birns' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Reflux Esophagitis
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Dr. Birns treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birns treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Esophagitis
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Dr. Birns treats Esophagitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birns treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birns treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Birns' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1979
Oregon Health Scis Center
Fellowship Hospital
1977
Bronx Muni Hospital Center Albert Einstein
Residency Hospital
1975
Bronx Muni Hospital Center Albert Einstein
Internship Hospital
1974
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School
1979
1977
1975
1974

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor, 2010

Dr. Birns' Reviews

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Dr. Birns is always very through with explanations and very personably. Easy to talk with about procedures.
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I have been a patient with Dr. Birns for several years. I feel that he is one of the best gastroenterologists and would highly recommend him. I never have to wait more than 15 minutes to be seen for appointments. He is wonderful to talk to about health concerns, and he is very thorough with addressing solutions. I have had several colonoscopies or endoscopies, and have been very pleased with his procedures and his staff, who are also very attentive and personable, as well.
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Dr. Birns has taken care of my digestive issues for years. He has always been attentive and shared all of the options for my care. He always consults with me about what are the next steps to resolve the current issues and how to prevent future problems. Without getting into my medical history, he has made a tremendous difference in the quality of my life. I think the world of him and his staff. My wife has had similar results.
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