Dr. Paul Demarco, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Demarco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

71 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702

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(301) 942-7600

Dr. Paul Demarco, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Frederick, MD and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Demarco has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sibley Memorial Hospital and The George Washington University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Demarco to book an appointment.


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Dr. Demarco accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
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Practice Areas

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

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

Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Gout more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Demarco treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Chondrocalcinosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Chondrocalcinosis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Demarco treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Demarco treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Demarco treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Sarcoidosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Sarcoidosis more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Demarco treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

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Dr. Demarco's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

Dr. Demarco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Demarco

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(16)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(2)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(4)
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What went well
  • Office environment (19)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
  • Staff friendliness (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
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He is tops, have been a patient for 16 years. After countless physicians, he had my diagnosis in a short time and sent me to an oncologist as well. It’s sad I see a bad review? What? At times he’s swamped with more patients in his practice then anyone else, I’m amazed he keeps up. No one can provide better care and answers.
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Dr. DeMarco is a sophisticated, World-Class physician in multiple respects and in multiple fields, who actually cares about his patients and their improvement. When I was around 21 (I'm 26 now) he diagnosed me with a rare (roughly 1 in 5,000) metabolic, degenerative, connective tissue disease. Before Dr. D I had spent months going to highly reputed specialists and being sent on wild goose chases, endured 7+ MRIs, Multiple CT scans, and X-rays, costing thousands upon thousands of dollars, thanks to ignorant, negligent, or even potentially reckless physicians ... and to make a long story short it took him all of 5 minutes in-office to diagnose me. He gives it to you straight. Dr. DeMarco's training and service with the Navy and his *exceptional knowledge* allow him to do what other doctors can't do. He is a caliber unto himself. I am surprised and skeptical to see other reviewers say anything negative about his bedside manner. My experience was of unparalleled and highest quality.
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Xander – Feb 05, 2020
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Staff very disrespectful, rude, Demarco, the same, very poor Dr/Patient interaction skills . This Dr does not know how to truly listen, has a very limited understanding or empathy for the human condition
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I've long been a patient of Dr. Paul DeMarco and Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates in the Wheaton, MD location. He is a caring, attentive, and professional physician who has worked well in the past with other medical professionals with my care. I would recommend him to friends, family, and others and have already done so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Valerie Smith in Montgomery Co. – Jun 21, 2018
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It was my first appointmement as a new patient. I can not say I was impressed. Not at all warm and engaging. Spent most of his time typing. Had not taken the time before my appointment to read my complex medical history.
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Dr. DeMarco was so tuned into everything - I had a plethora of information for him and he took it all in easily and patiently answered my questions with a terrific bedside manner. He was supportive and kind and suggested we look at Xrays together which was really nice! (Other experiences with doctors have been waiting nervously in the exam room until they come back and give you a couple of words where you need to run home and ask Dr. Google LOL). Not so here - Dr. DeMarco went through the Xrays
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Olney, MD – Oct 13, 2017
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Thorough and thoughtful; ready to discuss in detail various treatment options; listens for questions, even if they are half-formed. I disputed my diagnosis of osteoporosis with him; he took no offense but explained the basis for the diagnosis in depth. His participation in research puts him at the leading edge of treatments.
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Dr. Liz in Silver Spring, MD – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr. DeMarco is naturally caring and genuine. He has taken the BEST care of me and supports me through all of my life journey. His nonjudgmental attitude allows me to feel safe to share whatever is going on. I have been with him since 2008 and that's where I plan to stay. He goes to the end of earth to make sure his patients have what they need.
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Alicia Hawkins in Gaithersburg, MD – Oct 04, 2016
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I had my first appointment with Dr. DeMarco at 11:15 am they asked me to be there at 10:45 so I did. So far no problems, very nice staff and place. At 11:15 am I was in the room waiting for the doctor... and I waited and waited... At 12:15 pm I decided it was time to go, Doctor DeMarco never came. I drove an hour to be there and another hour back, I deserve respect.
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Care Philosophy

Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal disorders. Each doctor?s extensive individual training, coupled with the collaboration and consult...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Naval Med Center San Diego
Residency Hospital
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Internship Hospital
1998
Scripps Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986
Georgetown
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC71 Thomas Johnson Dr Frederick, MD 21702
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Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC2730 University Blvd W Ste 310 Wheaton, MD 20902
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

The George Washington University Hospital

Washington, DC

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