Douglas Owen Sobel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.5 out of 5 (229 reviews)

Specialities: Pediatric Endocrinology

Languages: English

(202) 444-3434

About me

Dr. Sobel is the Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Precocious Thelarche
  • Short Stature
  • Thyroid Nodule
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Practice locations

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC, 20016

202-243-3400

Fax 202-243-3434

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Fax 202-243-3434

23000 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

202-243-3560

Fax 877-680-5507

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Fellowship Program: Montefiore Hospital (1980)

Fellowship Program: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1979)

Residency Program: Bellevue Hospital Center (1977)

Internship/Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (1976)

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (1974)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.5
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.5
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.4
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.4
  • Provider showed respect

    4.5
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Aug 2, 2021

    Great doctor

  • Jun 14, 2021

    Dr Sobel doesn't have the best bed side manner interacting with parents. it's not bad, just not great. He can be a bit abrupt and dismissive. he does have a great repoire with our son.

  • Jun 7, 2021

    I waited 3+ months to follow up & was hoping to start some kind of treatment to address my child's problem, but was told to go ahead and come back in 3 months with nothing being solved