Dr. Mark Birns, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Birns
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

56 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702

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(301) 810-5252

Dr. Mark Birns, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birns has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birns to book an appointment.


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Dr. Birns accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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  • Failure to complete continuing education requirements (2/23/2016)View details
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Reflux Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

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

Gastritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns treats Gastritis more than 100% of their peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of their peers

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

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Birns performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

Pancreatic Disease

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

Typically treats 37% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birns treats Pancreatitis more than 37% of their peers

Dr. Birns treats this condition more than 37% of their peers

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Dr. Birns' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • 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
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Birns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birns

4.1

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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Joni L Cramer – Nov 19, 2019
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Dr. Birns has a tremendous respect for the needs of his patient and he is on top of new medical advances and common sense doctoring.
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  • Office environment
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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Cam Boyce – Oct 20, 2019
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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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Apr 09, 2019
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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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AM in MD – Mar 04, 2019
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Awards

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor, 2010

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Frederick56 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Capital Digestive Care - Urbana3280 Urbana Pike Ste 101 Ijamsville, MD 21754
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Capital Digestive Care - Rockville 29711 Medical Center Dr Rockville, MD 20850
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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average