Lawrence Mills, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (430 reviews)

Specialities: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

(443) 444-4371

About me

Dr. Mills is the Chief of Gastroenterology at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He is also board certified in internal medicine.

Featured in ABC-2 News story, "'I wasn't afraid', Maryland man tackles colorectal cancer head-on"

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 Blood Loss Anemia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Angiodysplasia Of Intestine Without Mention Of Hemorrhage
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Atrophic Gastritis Without Mention Of Hemorrhage
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Cachexia
  • Candidiasis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Constipation
  • Crest
  • Crohns Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Decrease In Appetite
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Satiety
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Ammonia
  • Elevated Lipase
  • 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
  • Feeding Problems
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Foreign Body Digestive System
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhage Of Gastrointestinal Tract Unspecified
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiccough
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Hypoalbuminemia
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intussusception
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Malaise And Fatigue
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Persistent Vomiting
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Post Hemorrhagic Anemia
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctitis
  • Protein Calorie Malnutrition
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Regional Enteritis Of Large Intestine
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Scleroderma
  • Secondary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Disease
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulceration Of Intestine
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Loss
  • Whipples Disease
  • Wilsons Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd With Botox Injection
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy Egd With Dilation
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Feeding Tube Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Gi Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gj Tube Evaluation
  • Ileoscopy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Low Residue Diet
  • Murphy Sign
  • Peg Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
  • Peg Tube Evaluation
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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1300 Bellona Avenue
Lutherville, MD, 21093

410-821-1900

Fax 410-350-7473

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Fax 410-350-7473

5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smyth Prof Bldg Ste 206
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-4372

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: University Hospitals of Cleveland (1976)

Residency Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1974)

Internship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (1971)

Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine (1970)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.8
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.8
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.8
  • Provider showed respect

    4.8
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.8
  • Aug 30, 2021

    Great

  • Aug 16, 2021

    All good

  • Aug 4, 2021

    Dr. Mills suggested I do a "colo guard" test and arranged for kit to be sent to me. Because I had no past history (self of family) or colon problems, this might make colonoscopy unnecessary if test is negative.