Laura E. Cowen, MD| Endocrinology | MedStar Health

Laura E. Cowen, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (841 reviews)

Specialties: Endocrinology

Languages: English

(877) 485-1479

About me

Dr. Laura Cowen is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training in internal medicine at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She then completed her fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at a combined program between MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Cowen specializes in pituitary disorders, and her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid and a wide range of other endocrine conditions.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Glucose Metabolism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Disorders
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Neoplasm
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Androgen Excess
  • Calcium Metabolism
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetic Coma
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Disorders Of Water Balance
  • Elevated Growth Hormone
  • Endocrine Complications Of Transplant
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Familial Hyperparathyroidism
  • Familial Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia
  • Glucocorticoid Deficiency
  • Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Hashimoto Thyroiditis
  • History Of Pituitary Mass
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypo Thalamic Pituitary Disorder
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Insulinoma
  • Juvenile Diabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Moon Facies
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2A
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B
  • Myxedema
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Non Toxic Goiter
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Failure
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Adenoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome
  • Prediabetes
  • Secondary Amenorrhea
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Storm
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Toxic Diffuse Goiter
  • Toxic Nodular Goiter
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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Procedures I perform

  • Diabetes Education
  • Insulin Pump
  • Radioiodine Therapy
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy
  • Thyroid Function Blood Panel
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
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Practice locations

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Pasquerilla Healthcare Center
Washington, DC, 20007

202-687-2818

Fax 877-485-1479

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Residency Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2011)

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2008)

Ratings and reviews

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

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 28, 2023

    Excellent

  • Dec 19, 2023

    Dr. Cowen is the best!!

  • Dec 15, 2023

    Dr. Cowen was technically expert, kind, listened to my concerns and explained things thoroughly. I could not have asked for anything more.