Dr. Michael Epstein, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 66

Gastroenterology

Dr. Michael Epstein, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Chester, MD and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Michael Epstein, MD

Eastern Shore Primary Care

1630 Main St Ste 204 Chester, MD 21619 ()
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Epstein is affiliated with UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Glen Burnie, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction
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Dr. Epstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 99% of his peers

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

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 99% of his peers

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

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Epstein treats Dysphagia more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Epstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Medicaid
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UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
PacifiCare
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Epstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Epstein

3.3

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
43.75%
(7)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
18.75%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
31.25%
(5)
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Dr. Epstein listens to me as a patient. I have found him to be very thorough and responsive. His staff, especially Jackie, is very helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Epstein and this practice.
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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2 people found this helpful
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Nov 26, 2019
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My husband was diagnosed with c-diff August 10th. We could not get an appointment until September 15 ( by then my husband had lost 10 pounds down to 149). He went through two rounds of antibiotics prescribed by Brittany Dickert. On October 20th my husband was rushed to BWMC with a raging fever (that morning he had been cleared of c-diff). He received a fecal transplant. I do not think that my husband would have been rushed to the hospital had the practice been more aggressive.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Marshall Radford in Millersville, MD – Dec 12, 2017
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Not at all impressed. I went for an MRI, heard nothing a week after, so I called for the results two days in a row with no call back. Then, three days later, I receive a letter regarding my results. A letter? REALLY?!? It said that something was found and that I should follow up with my gynecologist, of which I do not even have, because I haven't had issues in this area. WOW, terrible way to tell bad news to a patient!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Never Again in Baltimore, MD – Feb 07, 2017
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I started going to Dr.Epstein after it was identified that I'm at a high risk for colon cancer since my mom had stage 3 rectal cancer, etc. If it weren't for Dr. Epstein, my mom would not be alive today so I'm forever grateful that he stepped in as her doctor and I'm knowledgeable enough to know since I'm high risk, I have to be screened every 5 years for colon cancer. I started going to him since my mom was already a patient. My only critique is he can be spread too thin.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
5 people found this helpful
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Jess M. in Severn, MD – Apr 21, 2016
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Talks to you not at you. Listens to you.
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
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Teresa in Centreville, MD – Jan 13, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I love the excitement and ever-changing world of medicine. I'm fascinated by the constant evolution of it - from new drugs and procedures to research -...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

Education

1986
Va Georgetown Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
George Washington University
Residency Hospital
1982
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
1981
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1977
University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Michael Epstein, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Epstein frequently treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal, Diverticulosis, Intestinal, and Dysphagia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Epstein treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Epstein, MD's office located?

Dr. Epstein's office is located at 1630 Main St Ste 204, Chester, MD 21619. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Eastern Shore Primary Care1630 Main St Ste 204 Chester, MD 21619
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Epstein is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, MD

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Glen Burnie, MD

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)