Carol Deane Benedict, MD| Rheumatology | MedStar Health
Carol Deane Benedict

Carol Deane Benedict, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (530 reviews)

Specialties: Rheumatology

Languages: English


About me

Carol Benedict, MD, is a rheumatologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Benedict received her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency and fellowship at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Benedict is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vasculitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anti Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Aortic Arteritis
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Multiple Joints
  • Arthropathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
  • Cranial Arteritis
  • Crest
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
  • Enthesitis
  • Erythema Nodosum
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gonococcal Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
  • Iga Vasculitis
  • Igg 4 Related Diseases
  • Inflammatory Polyarthropathy
  • Isolated Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Joint Disorder Of Multiple Joints
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Swelling
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Macrophage Activation Syndrome
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  • Monoarticular Arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polyarthralgia
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polychondritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Positive Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Test
  • Post Infectious Arthritis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogrens
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovitis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Scleroderma
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tophus
  • Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Antinuclear Antibody (ANA) Blood Test
  • Biologic Therapy For Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Joint Injection
  • Non Surgical Management Of Osteoarthritis
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-625-1471

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


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: Georgetown University School of Medicine GME (2014)

Residency: Georgetown University School of Medicine GME (2012)

Medical School: George Washington University Department of Internal Medicine (2009)

Ratings and reviews

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  • May 13, 2024

    I find Dr. Benedict to be very compassionate. She asks questions about my health and listens to my response. She also asked if her suggestions are acceptable.

  • Apr 30, 2024

    Dr. Benedict is great.

  • Feb 21, 2024

    She repeatedly discusses the same things we have discusses for years and clearly has made no note of the fact that I have done. For example have I tried certain treatment types in the past? Yes. But she brings them up every time. She also promised last visit to look into something that she did not look into and then was not just defensive, but combative when I brought it up.