Helen Zenobia Norwood, MD| Internal Medicine | MedStar Health

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

4.8 out of 5 (1026 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
    • 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)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open POS II
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (2007)

Residency Program: Howard University Hospital (2004)

Internship Program: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (2002)

Residency Program: Good Samaritan Hospital-Kearney (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

    4.9
  • 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

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

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Dec 12, 2023

    Good

  • Dec 7, 2023

    Dr. Norwood is a great listener and very knowledgeable of the history of my health as well as family situations that made it easy to talk with her to help me make sense of my health matters. She has a knack for reassuring me on health matters with sound advjce.

  • Nov 29, 2023

    I have been working with this Dr for over 10yrs and I just feel this was an off day for her because she was sick and it was the end of the day and she was seeing me and another patient at the same time pretty much. So it's expected for me not to feel like she wasn't totally into my visit. First time I felt like this with her.