Aretha A. Hennessee, ANP-BC| Internal Medicine | MedStar Health

Aretha A. Hennessee, ANP-BC
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (915 reviews)

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

(410) 554-6490

About me

Aretha Hennessee, CRNP, has more than 24 years of nursing experience, most of which is in the acute care and ICU setting. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing and became a certified adult nurse practitioner in 1998. She has been working with diabetes patients since 2005 and functions as a provider and educator at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Physical Exams
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Aging
  • Alcohol Dependency
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Altitude Sickness
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Angular Cheilitis
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bee Stings
  • Behavior Concern
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blister
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Blurred Vision
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Burns
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Migraines
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Claudication
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Cold Sore
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constant Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Cystodynia
  • Dandruff
  • Daytime Sleepiness
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Decreased Libido
  • Decreased Pulses
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Distractible
  • Disturbance Of Attention
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dry Nose
  • Dry Scalp
  • Dry Sinus
  • Dyshidrosis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphoria
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysthymia
  • Dysuria
  • Ear Discharge
  • Ear Drainage
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Pressure
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated LDL Cholesterol
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Epicondylitis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Eructation
  • Erysipelas
  • Erythema
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Eye Strain
  • Face Swelling
  • Facial Droop
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Tingling
  • Falls
  • Family History Of Cancer
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Fasciculations
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fever With Chills
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Fingernail Injury
  • First Degree Burns
  • Flatulence
  • Folliculitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Frequent Infections
  • Frequent Urinary Tract Infections
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Geriatrics
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Gout
  • Grief
  • Groin Mass
  • Groin Pain
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Handwriting Tremor
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Heat Illness
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hernia
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Hip Pain
  • Hirsutism
  • Hoarseness
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impacted Cerumen
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
  • Influenza
  • Ingrown Hair
  • Ingrown Nail
  • Insect Bites And Stings
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Intention Tremor
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Numbness
  • Leg Pain
  • Leg Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Lice
  • Lip Droop
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Mania
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Memory Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Missed Periods
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Bleeding
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nail Injury
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Noisy Breathing
  • Norovirus
  • Nose Pain
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Odynophagia
  • Optic Migraines
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Paresthesia
  • Paronychia
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Penile Discharge
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Groin
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Scab
  • Scabies
  • Scaly Skin
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Severe Asthma
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Irritations
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Slowing Of Urinary Stream
  • Smoker Cough
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Stye
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Subungual Hematoma
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swooshing Sound In Ears
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Pain
  • Throat Tightness
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tick Borne Infections
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Tinnitus
  • Toenail Injury
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Tremor
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Twitching
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urethral Discharge
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Varicella
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vitamin Deficiency
  • Voice Problems
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Ear Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Global Health
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • HIV Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • MMR Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • Nutrition And Health
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Office Gynecology
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Premarital Exam
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Sports Physical Exam
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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7106 Ridge Road
Suite B
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6351

Fax 410-391-0427

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Fax 410-391-0427

200 East 33rd Street
Suite 551
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-4511

Fax 410-554-6490

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miles away

Fax 410-554-6490

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna EPO
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Kaiser Select
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • United Navigate
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Carefirst EPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United Golden Rule
    • I-SNP
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • D-SNP)
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • United Choice Plus
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Tricare East Select
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United Choice
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Beech Street PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Other Certification: American Nurses Credentialing Center, -

Allied Health Education: Kent State University (1998)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Mar 29, 2024

    Ms Aretha Hennesse is excellent. She listens and really seems to care.

  • Mar 27, 2024

    I was very nervous about seeing an Endocrinologist. I was very comfortable by the end of my visit which is very rare.

  • Mar 27, 2024

    Best ever. She was great a god send.