Dr. Paul Demarco, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 57

Dr. Paul Demarco, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. 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.

Dr. Demarco

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

2730 Univ Blvd Ste 310 Rockville, MD 20902
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Demarco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoporosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
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Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Demarco treats Gout more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout

Dr. Demarco's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

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(301) 942-7600

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Dr. Demarco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Demarco

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(16)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
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 explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 26, 2018
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 12, 2018
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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
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our physicians are technically proficient in diagnosing and absolutely compassionate in treating the broad range of rheumatological and musculoskeletal...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
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What are Dr. Paul Demarco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Demarco frequently treats Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Gout. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Demarco treats.

Where is Dr. Paul Demarco, MD's office located?

Dr. Demarco's office is located at 2730 Univ Blvd Ste 310, Rockville, MD 20902. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC2730 Univ Blvd Ste 310 Rockville, MD 20902
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Washington, DC

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

The George Washington University Hospital

Washington, DC

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received