Dr. Mark Birns, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Birns
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

9711 Medical Center Dr Rockville, MD 20850

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(301) 251-1244

Dr. Mark Birns, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Birns has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders 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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Birns

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Birns treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Birns treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 251-1244.

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.

Dr. Birns is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Birns
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Reflux Esophagitis
Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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.

Dr. Birns is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Birns
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Gastritis
Reflux Esophagitis
Esophagitis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Birns' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Birns accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
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Choice Plus
CIGNA HealthCare Mid-Atlantic, Inc. HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
All of Maryland HMO-Standard
Coventry Health America
Coventry Health America HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
Tricare HMO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO

Dr. Birns' Reviews

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4.0

Based on 20 ratings

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Dr. Birns came off as a creepy 80s doctor to me. He was overly touchy, seemed to ignore my concerns, and denigrated the benefits of the FODMAP diet which is widely accepted for IBS, Colitis and Crohns.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 21, 2021
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Positive +++
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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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.
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
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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.
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
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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

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Washingtonian "Top Doctor", 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Birns, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Mark Birns, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Mark Birns, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Mark Birns, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Birns frequently treats Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Birns specializes.

Where is Dr. Mark Birns, MD's office located?

Dr. Birns' office is located at 9711 Medical Center Dr, Rockville, MD 20850. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Rockville 29711 Medical Center Dr Rockville, MD 20850
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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
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Capital Digestive Care - Urbana3280 Urbana Pike Ijamsville, MD 21754
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received