Howard Gilmer, DO| Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation | MedStar Health

Howard Gilmer, DO
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (232 reviews)

Specialties: Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation

Languages: English

202-882-8434

About me

Howard A. Gilmer, DO, joined MedStar NRH as the Medical Director and Assistant Chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is now a Medical Director for the Amputee Rehabilitation Program at MedStar NRH.

Dr. Gilmer earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, attended medical school and earned a DO from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY, completed an internship at Long Beach Medical Center in Long Beach, NY, and his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) at MedStar NRH in 2001.
His years of experience include serving as a partner in private practice in PM and R, with appointments at the Salisbury Spine Center, the Salisbury Genesis Nursing Home, Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and HealthSouth Chesapeake Rehabilitation Hospital.

Dr. Gilmer holds several professional affiliations, has conducted research with transference value to his position here at MedStar NRH and is a knowledgeable speaker on topics ranging from arthritis to orthotics and prosthetics.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Back Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Muscle Injury
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Knee Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spasticity
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
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Procedures I perform

  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Balance Rehabilitation
  • Botox For Spasticity
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Gait Analysis
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Practice locations

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1332
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-1621

Fax 202-829-2632

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Fax 202-829-2632

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2001)

Internship Program: Long Beach Medical Center (1998)

Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (1997)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.7
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.7
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.7
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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

    4.6
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Dec 14, 2023

    Good experience

  • Nov 9, 2023

    Good

  • Oct 6, 2023

    My visits to Dr. Gilmer are always great.