Douglas Owen Sobel, MD| Pediatric Endocrinology | MedStar Health

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

4.5 out of 5 (297 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatric Endocrinology

Languages: English

(202) 444-3434

About me

Dr. Sobel is the Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology.

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Atrophy
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenogenital Syndrome
  • Androgen Excess
  • Androgen Insensitivity
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Delayed Puberty
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Disorders Of Sexual Differentiation
  • Disorders Of Water Balance
  • Ectopic Hyperparathyroidism
  • Elevated Acth
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Feminizing Syndrome
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Gonadal Dysgenesis
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Failure
  • Growth Hormone Abnormalities
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Islet Cell Hyperplasia
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Low T3
  • Low T4
  • Maturity Onset Diabetes Of The Young
  • Mccune Albright Syndrome
  • Metabolic Abnormalities
  • Metabolic Disorders (INHERITED)
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Premature Adrenarche
  • Pseudohermaphroditism
  • Pseudohypoparathyroidism
  • Rickets
  • Salt Balance Disorders
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thelarche
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxic Exophthalmos
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Virilizing Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight Problem
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Procedures I perform

  • Diabetes Education
  • Insulin Pump
  • Supprelin Implant
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
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Practice locations

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4200 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20016

202-243-3400

Fax 202-243-3434

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Fax 202-243-3434

23000 Moakley Street
Suite 103
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

202-243-3560

Fax 877-680-5507

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Fax 877-680-5507

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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

Fellowship Program: Montefiore Hospital (1980)

Fellowship Program: Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh (1979)

Residency Program: Bellevue Hospital Center (1977)

Internship/Residency: Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh (1976)

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

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.5
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.5
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.5
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.5
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.5
  • Jan 10, 2023

    Dr. Sobel was exceptionally informative in explaining my condition and possible treatments.

  • Jun 10, 2022

    Dr. Sobel is wonderful!

  • Jun 3, 2022

    The professionalism and courtesy given to me and my son was priceless