Dr. William Stern, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 69
  
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 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Pancreatic Disease 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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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) 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
Southern Health 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

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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Indigestion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Indigestion more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Dysphagia more than 98% of their peers

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

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Esophageal Diseases more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 26 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

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

Pancreatic Disease

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

Typically treats 37% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Pancreatitis more than 37% of their peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 37% of their peers

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Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • 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
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • 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 Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • IBS Associated With Giardiasis
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • IBS Associated With Pain Disorders
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

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4.4

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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.
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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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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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Mar 14, 2019
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He is great
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

  • Hebrew
  • English

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care15001 Shady Grove Rd Ste 300 Rockville, MD 20850
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  • Hours
    • 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

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Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Rockville, MD

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

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

Olney, MD

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average