Dr. Michael Epstein, MD

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Dr. Michael Epstein, MD

Dr. Michael Epstein, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Annapolis, MD. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center.

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Dr. Epstein's 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 - there is always so much to learn and apply to patient care and there will always be more. I'm pleased to see current shift to value-based medical care, because I started this practice to help and heal patients, and value-based care shifts the focus towards being more pro-active and less re-active in managing health, and that's good for everyone.

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Dr. Epstein's Reviews

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3.6
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Epstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Baltimore, MD |
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!
in Severn, MD |
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.
in Centreville, MD |
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Dr. Epstein's 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 - there is always so much to learn and apply to patient care and there will always be more. I'm pleased to see current shift to value-based medical care, because I started this practice to help and heal patients, and value-based care shifts the focus towards being more pro-active and less re-active in managing health, and that's good for everyone.

Dr. Epstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    George Washington University

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Va Georgetown Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Colorado

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)