George Hennawi, MD| Geriatric Medicine | MedStar Health

George Hennawi, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (442 reviews)

Specialties: Geriatric Medicine

Languages: French, Arabic, English

443-444-2110

About me

George Hennawi, MD, has been named physician executive director of Geriatrics and Senior Services for MedStar Health. He will oversee all services, MedStar House Call Program, the Center for Successful Aging, and in-hospital and specialty care. He also will lead partnerships with skilled nursing, assisted living, independent senior living facilities, and retirement communities. Dr. Hennawi created the Center for Successful Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in 2012 and opened a new location at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in 2021.

Dr. Hennawi completed his residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in 2002 and then returned to work there from 2007 to 2012. In 2013, Dr. Hennawi was named a "Top Doc" in Baltimore Magazine for Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Hennawi has always had a passion and commitment for caring for the aging. He developed a unique model of care which he built into the Center for Successful Aging at MedStar Good Samaritan. The Center is a place where patients receive comprehensive care and all age-related issues can be addressed from medical conditions to balance and gait to social needs. His goal in caring for the patients is to improve their quality of life and empower patients to become an integral part of the direction and decision-making regarding their care.

George Hennawi, MD, has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Baltimore Magazine for Geriatrics since 2013.

Presentation - "Connecting the Clinical System, Caregivers and Community Resources to Improve Healthcare for Older Adults"
In September 2016, Dr. Hennawi was a featured speaker at The AgingWell Hub event, The Spoken Hub: Creating Integrated Environments Conducive to Aging Well. During his presentation, he discussed available resources and support for caregivers of aging adults. Watch the full presentation here.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Frailty
  • Geriatric Pain Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Health
  • Homebound
  • Memory Disorders
  • Polypharmacy
  • Pressure Ulcer
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Behavioral Issues In Dementia
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Constipation
  • Degenerative Brain Disorder
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Disorder Of Balance
  • Dysphagia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Falls
  • Fatigue
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Incontinence
  • Frailty
  • Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Geriatrics
  • Homebound
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Male Urinary Incontinence
  • Malnutrition
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Polypharmacy
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Senility
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vascular Neurocognitive Disorder
  • Visual Impairment
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Procedures I perform

  • Alzheimer's Testing
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Fall Risk Assessment
  • Geriatric Pain Management
  • Home Health
  • Neurocognitive Testing
  • Nursing Home Care
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Practice locations

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 512A
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-6100

Fax 443-444-6110

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Russell Morgan Bldg Ste 502
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-4720

Fax 443-444-2110

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

Videos

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Virginia Hospitals (2003)

Residency Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2002)

Internship Program: Dar AlShifa Hospital (1997)

Medical School: University of Damascus (1996)

Awards

  • 2013 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2014 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2015 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2016 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2017 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2018 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine
  • 2019 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine 
  • 2020 Top Doctor, Baltimore magazine

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
  • Dec 21, 2023

    Dr. Hennawi is an exceptionally attentive care provider, nothing but the highest regard for his practice.

  • Nov 30, 2023

    Excellent

  • Nov 20, 2023

    Great job