Dr. Rachel Kaiser, MD

Rheumatology •  Female • Age 45
  
Dr. Kaiser
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 600 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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(301) 942-7600

Dr. Rachel Kaiser, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kaiser has more experience with Osteoporosis, Autoimmune Diseases, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus medical school in 2001. She is affiliated with medical facilities John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kaiser to book an appointment.


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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kaiser

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kaiser treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kaiser treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 942-7600.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Osteopenia more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 99% 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 62% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Rheumatoid Arthritis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Rheumatoid Arthritis more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

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 54% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Arthritis more than 98% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Osteoarthritis more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaiser treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Kaiser treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

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Dr. Kaiser's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Kaiser's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kaiser

3.6

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(9)
4 Stars
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(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(5)
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I had an appointment with Dr. Kaiser upon the recommendation of a doctor at the Pain Management Institute to see if something couldn't be done to relieve pain for arthritis in the cervical area. She was pleasant enough, but couldn't recommend any treatment beyond taking Celebrex, which I was already taking, presumably because it was not rheumatoid arthritis. Several weeks later I got a bill for $696 for a 45 minute appointment – $15.50 per minute – pretty outrageous I find. It's no wonder that we don't have a healthcare system that works when doctors gouge their patients and insurance companies in this way. Beyond the expense, I spent the time and effort to go through the appointment with absolutely nothing to show for it. Not a great experience.
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Bruce Benton – Mar 10, 2020
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I feel it was a complete waste of time to wait for 2 months to get an appt with this Dr. She did not discuss anything about arthritis or rheumitism with me. She prescribed a drug that after researching, I found I could not take because of my heart condition and thyroid condition (whch I let her know about during the visit). I called to inquire what I could take in place of that drug and which over the counter anti inflammatory was safest to take long term. She said I would have to make another appointment to discuss. Complete disregard for patient - no empathy whatsoever. I wish I could leave no stars. completely demoralizing experience. Searching for anther Dr. now.
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Oct 25, 2019
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Friendly and open; shares a lot of information. I found the tests and medication appropriate. I thought she was interested and engaged. She has a trustworthy demeanor. The office is very organized.
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Sharon Buck – Oct 23, 2019
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Review sites like this are so problematic. 1 star reviews because people felt they weren't heard enough? Be less "feely". I understand your frustration, but one star indicates incompetence: that's not present here. My impression is that she's a fine physician who knows her field and takes it seriously. It's possible that excess tests are ordered, but I'd rather have excess tests than insufficient testing 100% of the time. She wasn't 100% willing to work with me, which frustrated me. But I don't believe in this "patient is always right" sentiment that has developed over the last few decades. It irritated me a bit. I very much wanted pain medicine for my gout attack (I need to walk extensively for work, and couldn't) but didn't get any. If I was a physician I would have given it to a patient. But I'm not going to give her a 1 star review because she didn't. She took my history, addressed my problem - effectively -, and was ultimately very helpful.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 23, 2019
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Dr. Rachel Kaiser was amazing. My condition is not straight forward. I mush appreciate her critical thinking, looking at the complete history and trying to understand the issue to find the right cause and treatments. We are still investigating the condition and I will have more details once I see her next time. Thank you.
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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Ruk Dev – Jul 19, 2019
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Dr. Kaiser is extremely thorough, very respectful, and communicates clearly. She patiently worked with me, taking my priorities into account, to find the best treatment option for me. Dr. Kaiser provides excellent care. Also, the practice can provide many tests (x-rays, blood draw) on site, thereby obtaining results quickly or immediately and therefore speeding the care process.
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Mar 21, 2019
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There is no concern or real care for patient support and treatment. Over-testing, over-billing and a lack of consideration for the patients needs and concerns. Many specialists who understand there must be patient-doctor dialogue and that being dismissive and condescending to a patient is not the way to establish a trusting relationship. Apparently being respectful is not D. Dr. Kaiser's style. She has little respect for her clients, does not listen and fail to provide adequate treatment.
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Marie in Bethesda, MD – Feb 12, 2019
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Excellent. Rarely has a doctor taken as much time to study mt existing paperwork and listen to previous medical consultations which had lead to getting her advice. I am extremely hopeful that we will be finally getting to the bottom of my issue. She even went over my existing xrays with me to explain what she saw and counseled me. I am hopeful that things will turn around now, a feeling I have not experienced in a long time. It took more time to get an appointment with her than I had hoped.
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Barbara Hoover in Chevy Chase, MD – Jan 03, 2019
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I was referred due to blood test results during my pregnancy. During my visit, Dr. Kaiser did not take the medical history I relayed seriously. She had me do additional blood testing (on what I already told her was my issue) to "make sure" and low and behold my results came back positive and I was stuck with an extremely expensive medical bill to boot. Shame on me for second guessing myself. I wasn't taken seriously and had to pay for it.
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Feb 27, 2018
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At my first appointment with Dr Kaiser she spent 40 minutes with me. She listened closely, took careful notes about my symptoms and concerns, and was extremely thorough in her questions, analysis, and explanations. I was very impressed by her knowledge and, specially, her bedside manner. I would recommend her 100%.
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Chevy Chase, MD – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr. Kaiser was very attentive and insightful. Listened and worked diligently to diagnose a difficult medical issue. I have interacted with many physicians. She is wonderful.
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Washington, DC – Jun 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

www.washingtonarthritis.com

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Education

2008
UCSF Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2004
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
2002
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
2001
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School
1997
University Of Chicago
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Dr. Rachel Kaiser, MD accepting new patients?

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Locations

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC

Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, PC5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 600 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Affiliated Hospitals

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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

San Francisco, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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