Helen Zenobia Norwood, MD| Internal Medicine | MedStar Health
Helen Zenobia Norwood

Helen Zenobia Norwood, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1152 reviews)

Specialties: Internal Medicine

Languages: English

(301) 782-2221

Not Accepting New Patients

About me

Helen Norwood, MD, practices internal medicine at MedStar Health at Brandywine. Her areas of interest include geriatric medicine.

Dr. Norwood received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, residency training at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and fellowship program at George Washington University.

Philosophy of Care
"My philosophy of care is to treat each and every patient according to their unique needs."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Physical Exams
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Abrasion
  • Acute Arthritis
  • Acute Back Pain
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis To Pollen
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Allergies
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anemia
  • Angioedema
  • Animal Bite
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anorexia
  • Aphthous Ulcers
  • Arm Pain
  • Arm Sprain
  • Arm Strain
  • Arm Weakness
  • Arthralgia
  • Asthma
  • Asthma Flares
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Muscle Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Bereavement
  • Bilateral Knee Pain
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blood In Stool
  • Breast Lump
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruising
  • Calf Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chlamydia
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Confusion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cough
  • Cystitis
  • Dementia
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Reaction
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Dysuria
  • Eczema
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elevated LDL Cholesterol
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Erectile Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprain
  • Finger Strain
  • Floaters
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Strain
  • Frailty
  • Frequency Of Urination
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Geriatrics
  • Gout
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Head Congestion
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heel Pain
  • Hematuria
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hip Pain
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperlipidemia Syndrome
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Joint Pain In Ankle And Foot
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Warmth
  • Keloid
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lethargy
  • Lip Droop
  • Lipomas
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lump In Throat
  • Lyme Disease
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Migraine
  • Motion Sickness
  • Mouth Pain
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Multiple Chronic Illnesses
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myalgia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nausea
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Muscle Injury
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Night Sweats
  • Nightmares
  • Novel Coronavirus
  • Numbness
  • Obesity
  • Oral Candidiasis
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otalgia
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Palpitations
  • Panic Attack
  • Penile Bleeding
  • Persistent Asthma
  • Persistent Cough
  • Pharyngitis
  • Plant Dermatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Polypharmacy
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Prediabetes
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Pruritus
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Rash
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Ringworm Of Body
  • Ringworm Of Head
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica
  • Scratchy Voice
  • Scrotal Pain
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
  • Shakiness
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Abscess
  • Skin Irritations
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Spider Bite
  • Spine Injury
  • Sputum Production
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Stool Changes
  • Straining On Urination
  • Strep Throat
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tension Headache
  • Thumb Sprain
  • Thumb Strain
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Tinea Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tingling
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Unexpected Weight Loss
  • Unsteady Gait
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Urge Incontinence
  • Urinary Hesitation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urticaria
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Varicella Virus
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Viral Infections
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting
  • Warts
  • Wasp Stings
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Problem
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Xerosis
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Procedures I perform

  • Administrative Physicals
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Test
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Examination
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Screening
  • Chemistry Blood Panel
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • College Health
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diet And Exercise
  • Diet And Nutrition
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Flu Shot Vaccination
  • Global Health
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Screening
  • Hepatitis A Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • HIV Testing
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination
  • Lab Services
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Measles Vaccination
  • Medication Refills
  • Medication Renewal
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Mens Health
  • Migraine Treatment
  • Novel Coronavirus Testing
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
  • Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Booster
  • Office Gynecology
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Exams
  • Pneumonia Vaccination
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Examination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen Blood Test
  • Rapid Strep Test
  • Suture Removal
  • Tetanus And Diphtheria Vaccine
  • Tetanus Diphtheria And Pertussis Vaccine
  • Tobacco Use Cessation
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Varicella Vaccination
  • Welcome To Medicare Exam
  • Wellness
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Practice locations

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13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 125
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

Fax 301-782-2221

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Fax 301-782-2221

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: George Washington University School of Medicine (2007)

Residency: Howard University (2004)

Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital (2002)

Medical School: Howard University College of Medicine (2000)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider’s discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider’s efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • May 22, 2024

    The provider treated me with respect and compassion.

  • May 22, 2024

    The experience was good. Dr Norwood explained what she was going to do and asked if I understood and had any questions.

  • May 21, 2024

    She's very professional and great bed side manner.