Dr. William Stern, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Stern
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

15001 Shady Grove Rd Ste 300 Rockville, MD 20850

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(301) 340-3252

Dr. William Stern, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Rockville, MD and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center and Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (301) 340-3252.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Stern is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Stern
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Indigestion
Dysphagia
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Esophagitis
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Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Giardiasis
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • IBS Associated With Pain Disorders
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • 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. Stern accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.4

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
81.3953488372093%
(35)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
2 Stars
6.976744186046512%
(3)
1 Star
6.976744186046512%
(3)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (34)
  • Explained conditions well (34)
  • Listened & answered questions (34)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Very methodical caring and PATIENT doctor.
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
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Cynthia Apodaca – Apr 26, 2020
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Very pleased with Dr. W. Stern. He really cares for his patients and always he is ready to explain to you anything you don't understand. I have been under his care for over 15 or 20 years and I recommend him to anyone who has any gastrointestinal problems.
What went well
  • 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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Dalila Lugo-Rovens – Jan 31, 2020
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This is by far the most efficient and friendliest office I’ve EVER been to...I was in and out in less than 30 minutes and feel 100% satisfied with Dr. Stern’s care and the amount of attention he provided. He’s extremely knowledgeable and has impeccable bedside manner. The front desk staff were very friendly and seemed like a fun group—like they enjoy their jobs. I felt much less anxiety because of them. The nurse was absolutely the sweetest and a very patient person who did a great job explaining what I needed to do for my procedure. I wish this was my primary care office!
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May 22, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Sterns since 2005 for a total of 4 routine colonoscopies. Dr. Stern was highly recommended to me by others in the medical industry and I have trusted all of his exams and explanations to be thorough and accurate. He is also very friendly with a great bedside manner. I highly recommend him, as well as his staff!
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What could be improved
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Apr 29, 2019
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Dr. Stern is ca careful, knowledgeable doctor. I have a very high opinion of him and trust his opinions and treatment.
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What could be improved
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Mar 14, 2019
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He is great
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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Shailee Upadhyay in MD – Jul 27, 2018
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I was referred to Dr Stern after I have been treated for 4 years for acid reflux without any success. I had gone through multiple procedures with other gastro doctors. I told my primary I wanted the best gastro doctor and he recommended Dr. Stern. He was right. It just took one visit and Dr Stern figured it out. You will find a dr. who listens and communicates in a simple way for you to understand. Very down to earth dr. and you find very easy to talk and relate to. The best in the business.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Hayford in Silver Spring, MD – Mar 21, 2018
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Dr. Stern takes extra care to provide considerate, professional medical care for me and my family. He genuinely cares about the well being of each of his patients.
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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Julia Sloan in Gaithersburg – Nov 02, 2017
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Dr. Stern is a great doctor! He is very patient and listens to everything you have to say without jumping to conclusions like the common doctor. I had an issue that lingered for almost a year and my wife recommended him to me. When I went to see him he examined me and knew exactly what my issue was and gave me a prescription. I went to my follow up and never felt better. Highly recommend him.
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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Clarksville, MD – May 13, 2017
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I had both an endoscopy and a colonoscopy with Dr. Stern. I made a follow-up appointment to review the findings with him. Dr. Stern was very patient and spent approximately a half hour with me explaining the results of the two procedures. I found the doctor to be both gracious and thorough with respect to covering the results.
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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Michael in Olney, MD – Feb 08, 2017
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I find Dr. Stern to be a good listener, a wise practitioner and I trust him completely with my care.
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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Lissa in Zionville, NC – Nov 21, 2016
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Outstanding physician and excellent staff. He is thorough, competent, and considerate. His diagnosis is spot on and when he has treated the problem, it is done.
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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Bryan K in Middletown, MD – Aug 27, 2016
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He's a wonderful diagnostician. After seeing a primary care physician and another GI who were unable to help, Dr. Stern treated me and I got the results I needed! He's patient and takes the time to answer any questions. He's extremely thorough, and orders tests that he deems necessary.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Rachel T in Olney, MD – Apr 27, 2016
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I am totally confident in his experience and expertise.
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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Gaithersburg, MD – Apr 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Va Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
George Washington University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
George Washington University
Internship Hospital
1977
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School
1973
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Stern, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. William Stern, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. William Stern, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stern frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Stern specializes.

Where is Dr. William Stern, MD's office located?

Dr. Stern's office is located at 15001 Shady Grove Rd Ste 300, Rockville, MD 20850. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Stern, MD speak?

Dr. Stern speaks Arabic, Hebrew, and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care15001 Shady Grove Rd Ste 300 Rockville, MD 20850
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    • Mon: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Stern is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average