Dr. Raja Taunk, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 39

Dr. Taunk
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Bestgate Anesthesia LLC

820 Bestgate Rd Ste 2b Annapolis, MD 21401

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(410) 224-2116

Dr. Raja Taunk, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Annapolis, MD and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Taunk has more experience with Pancreatic Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark medical school in 2008. He is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Taunk to book an appointment.

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Dr. Taunk is affiliated with Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Taunk

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Taunk treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Taunk treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 224-2116.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Taunk is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Taunk's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Taunk's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taunk

4.7

Based on 19 ratings

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
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4 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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1 Star
5.2631578947368425%
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (16)
  • Appointment scheduling (15)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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I have been a patient of Dr. Taunk's for over 5 years. We found him after a hospital stay and a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis after my previous GI ignored my symptoms and complaints. He has helped me work through my complications with the disease and the medications at every turn. He's very good at explaining things in a way that makes sense to a "normal" person, but is also not afraid to tell it like it is and tell you when you're adversely impacting your own health. He genuinely cares and expresses it. He also keeps your personal health goals in mind while working out a treatment plan, and I can not explain how important that is in a provider. The practice is amazing with communication and scheduling, and having the endo in-house makes it convenient. I just had my sixth colonoscopy with them and although COVID changed some aspects, I never felt abandoned. They have an infusion bay in-house, too, and it makes treatment scheduling easier - PLUS the infusion nurse is AMAZING
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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Jess – Feb 04, 2021
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Dr Taunk may be a competent surgeon, but he has a total lack of bedside manners, if you desire a pompous, impatient doctor, who chooses to prioritize making money over patient education and best interests - have at it!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 10, 2020
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Dr. Taunk is the 3rd doctor I've used in this practice (the other two retired over time) and is my favorite by far. He listens and appears to genuinely care. We're still working on solutions and he takes into account my feelings and needs when discussing options. The telemed appointments are great - I don't feel I miss anything by not driving into an office. He's at the top of my list in terms of friendliness, attentiveness to my needs, knowledge. It would be great if all my doctors were like him.
What went well
  • 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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Aug 22, 2020
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I have had (2) appointments with Dr. Taunk and a colonoscopy/ endoscopy procedure. He and his staff are very professional and caring as well. Thorough tests were ordered to get to the root of the problem and he follows up with a thought out plan. Very happy with Dr. Taunk and the practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Laura M. – Jul 23, 2020
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Just completed my second tel-med visit with Dr. Taunk; a follow up to an endoscopy. The results were great and I could not be happier with Dr.Taunk. My previous physician did not demonstrate the care and concern that Dr. Taunk has provided (possibly misdiagnosed by previous dr) I am so glad my primary care physician recommended Dr. Taunk, he is the best! Patient, kind, personable and professional!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Felicia W. – Jun 25, 2020
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Dr. Taunk is an excellent doctor with a terrific bedside manner. He's confident in his approach and diagnosis. Everything he's told me has worked to perfection. I'll recommend him to anyone and every one who inquires about the need for a GI doctor.
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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Ronnie Clayton – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr. Taunk put my mind at ease immediately about a plan of treatment for my heartburn and chest pains. Highly recommend.
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Beatrice B Young – May 04, 2020
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It was a pleasure having my first telehealth visit with Dr. Taunk. He answered all my questions and concerns and was very patient and encouraging. I was at ease and had time to express my concerns. We discussed future treatments and I was given a link to see how I can deal with my GERD. Thank you, Dr. Taunk.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Taunk does an excellent job at providing a personalized experience. I never feel rushed and he takes the time to answer all questions and address concerns that you may have. He is a doctor I would recommend to anyone! Thanks, Dr. Taunk!
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
3 people found this helpful
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Cristina – Apr 23, 2020
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Dr. Taunk is very trustworthy and treats patients with great care.
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May 29, 2019
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Dr. Taunk is an amazing Doctor. I've have some pretty serious health issues an he is a doctor that I really trust. I'm a teacher and it is hard for me to take off at the end of the school year and Dr. Taunk was willing to sqeeze me in on a day when he was having proceedures from some pretty significant pain i was having. Would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
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
6 people found this helpful
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James in Bowie, MD – Jun 11, 2016
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He is knowledgeable and personable. Explains treatment options and findings in a way that is clear and consistent while still being technical. Professional and caring, I would not see any one else for gastrointestinal issues
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
9 people found this helpful
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Annapolis, Maryland – Feb 26, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Raja Taunk, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Annapolis, MD and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Taunk has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

2008
University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Newark
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Raja Taunk, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Taunk has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Raja Taunk, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Taunk frequently treats Pancreatic Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Taunk specializes.

Where is Dr. Raja Taunk, MD's office located?

Dr. Taunk's office is located at 820 Bestgate Rd Ste 2b, Annapolis, MD 21401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Bestgate Anesthesia LLC820 Bestgate Rd Ste 2b Annapolis, MD 21401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Taunk is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Anne Arundel Medical Center

Annapolis, MD

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)