Jose Mari Deguia Parungao, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Jose Mari Deguia Parungao, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (322 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: Tagalog, English

443-777-6362

About me

Jose Parungao, MD, is a gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of digestive disorders, applying the latest medical approaches and technologies to optimize outcomes for his patients. He holds special interest in colorectal cancer screening and hepatobiliary disorders, and received specialized training in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), during his medical training.

Prior to joining MedStar Health, Dr. Parungao worked as a staff gastroenterologist at United Medical Center in Washington D.C. In addition to his clinical practice, he has devoted time to medical research in his field, publishing articles in numerous industry publications and presenting abstracts at several national conferences, with focus on the progression and continued advancement of care for patients with gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

Dr. Parungao is certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Additionally, he is fluent in both English and Filipino/Tagalog.

“I love being able to participate in my patients’ health improvement and well-being as a lifelong partner. Gastroenterology allows me to facilitate and innovate the endoscopic skills and techniques I learned during my training, and practice them to help my patients reach their goals.“—Dr. Jose Parungao

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Satiety
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Bravo PH Test
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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9000 Franklin Square Drive
Floor 2
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-782-7640

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810 Bestgate Road
Floor 3
Annapolis, MD, 21401

443-777-2475

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1420 Key Highway
Suite 300
Baltimore, MD, 21230

443-782-7640

Fax 443-777-6362

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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)
    • 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
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna HMO
    • Network OA
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CIGNA EPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Open POS II
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • 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
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • 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 Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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, Gastroenterology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: Ascension Providence Hospital - Southfield Campus (2016)

Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013)

Medical School: University of The Philippines (2008)

Awards

  • John Benjamin Nichols Award - Medical Society of the District of Columbia (MSDC), 2019

News and publications

Parungao JM, Reyes C, Jackson N, Roizen N, Piper M. Factors Influencing the Adequacy of Bowel Preparation in Patients With Developmental Disabilities. Gastroenterology Res. 2018 Dec;11(6):416-421.



Haidar A, Kaur S, Jackson N, Parungao JM, Piper M, Cutler A. Medical Treatment for Microscopic Colitis: A Community Hospital’s Experience. Gastroenterology Res. 2017 Dec;10(6):329-333. 



Parungao JM, Hanouneh IA, John B, Alkhouri N, Zein N. Genetics and hepatitis C: It’s good to be ‘CC’. Cleve Clin J Med.  2015 Feb;82(2):97-104.



Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Hartman J, Parungao JM, Gupta R, Lopez R, Kapoor B, Mehta P, Sanaka M. Comparative Effectiveness Study of Endoscopy vs. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt in the Management of Gastric Variceal Bleeding. Gastroenterol. Rep. (2015) 3 (1): 75-82 



Kochhar G, Navaneethan U, Parungao JM, Hartman J, Gupta R, Lopez R, McCullough AJ, Kapoor B, Shen B. Impact of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt on Postcolectomy Complications in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2014 Dec 16. 



Arora Z, Parungao JM, Lopez R, Heinlein C, Santisi J, Birgisson S. Clinical Utility of Wireless Motility Capsule in Patients with Suspected Multiregional Gastrointestinal Dysmotility. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Nov 16.



Kochhar G, Parungao JM, Hanouneh IA, Parsi MA. Biliary complications following liver transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 May 21;19(19):2841-6.


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
  • Dec 28, 2023

    Love Dr Parungao. He listens, cares, and is proactive in trying to figure out my medical issues.

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Excellent physician.

  • Oct 6, 2023

    Great experience, I felt at ease after my appointment. Thank you.