Dr. Bernard Wagman, MD

Dr. Bernard Wagman, MD

Dr. Bernard Wagman, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (202) 877-5885

Contact this Provider:

Specialties
  • Cardiology
Conditions I Treat
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • advanced heart failure
  • alcoholic cardiomyopathy
  • Show All
Procedures I Perform
  • abdominal duplex ultrasound
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • adenosine stress test
  • advanced lipid testing
  • anticoagulation
  • Show All
About the Provider


Dr. Bernard Wagman, MD, is a Senior Attending Physician and Teaching Fellow at MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. Dr. Wagman treats many manifestations of heart disease and specializes in working in diagnostic cardiology and sports cardiology, where his primary focus is treating the results of untreated risk factors for coronary and cardiac diseases.
 
Dr. Wagman’s treatment approach emphasizes lifestyle changes, especially those that would complement medication, or that would eliminate the need for medication altogether. His patients most commonly suffer from uncontrolled hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities, and unavoidable genetic factors, all of which eventually contribute to cardiac disease. In addition, Dr. Wagman treats patients with palpitations, arrhythmias, chest pain, and shortness of breath. These conditions often result from life stresses rather than actual disease, and Dr. Wagman works with his patients to prevent disease progression. For patients already suffering from cardiac disease, his goal is to maximize their quality of life and minimize the progression of disease, as well as to reverse these processes when possible.
 
Dr. Wagman received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and a fellowship in cardiology at Pacific Medical Center.
 
Dr. Wagman is an avid lifelong runner, biker, outdoorsman, hiker, skier, and world traveler, and has experience at high altitudes in the Himalayas and other major mountain ranges. He can relate to the risks and joys of those experiences, and enjoys working with patients who seek to understand their limitations while continuing their active lifestyles.

Philosophy of Care

“Working a patient’s lifestyle and interests into whatever disease they have is an integral part of my practice. It’s not about telling patients, ‘You can’t do this anymore,’ it’s about looking at each patient’s situation and working with them to understand how they can still pursue the things they love to do. It’s about involving the patients in their care, and helping them take responsibility for their care.”

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Pacific Medical Center (1981)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1979)
  • Internship Program: MedStar Washington Hospital Center (1977)
  • Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (1976)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Insurance
    MedStar Health Providers participate with a wide range of health insurance products. We accept self-pay patients and the insurances plans listed below. This list is not comprehensive, it is updated periodically and is subject to change. If you do not see your health insurance plan or product listed, or if you have any questions regarding MedStar Health’s participation with your health plan, please contact your health plan to verify participation with our providers.

    Since the MedStar Health providers span the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regions, our participation with DC, Maryland and Virginia Medical Assistance programs varies by provider group. Please contact your MedStar Physician’s Office to assist with verifying Medical Assistance participation. If you are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Organization, please contact your Medicaid health plan to verify participation.


Practice Locations
  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    North Tower, Suite 4800
    Washington, DC 20010
    View Map

    Phone: (202) 877-5800
    Fax: (202) 877-5885

Member of Medical Staff