Heather Tennyson, FNP| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Heather Tennyson, FNP
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (215 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

Clinical areas of focus

  • Endoscopic Ampullectomy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Helicobacter Pylori
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Mass
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Ampullectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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25500 Point Lookout Road
Suite P250
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

240-434-7474

Fax 855-657-5992

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Fax 855-657-5992

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

Education

Other Certification: American Association of Nurse Practitioners, -

Graduate Education: Purdue University Global (2021)

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

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

    5.0
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    5.0
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    5.0
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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

    5.0
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    5.0
  • Mar 22, 2024

    I appreciated that the provider came up with a treatment plan that was not just prescribing medication or just have this test. It was truly a plan to see if the problem could be diagnosed. I felt that she listened to my concerns and didn't dismiss them as me not knowing as much as her and being ridiculous the way some providers treat patients.

  • Mar 19, 2024

    Heather was very competent, answered questions, gave clear answers, gave me printouts that will be helpful. Asked me to follow up in 6 weeks to see how my new plan is working.

  • Feb 16, 2024

    Will highly recommend !