Mark Real, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Mark Real, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (173 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Real attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. prior to completing a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.

As a gastroenterologist, Dr. Real cares for patients with a variety of digestive conditions, including bile duct stones, pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis, and cancers of the bile duct, colon, pancreas, stomach and rectum. He specializes in advanced endoscopic procedures, such as endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

Philosophy of care

“I believe in a patient-centered approach where the patient plays a vital role in the medical decision-making process and the creation of a care plan. I also believe in treating and caring for the whole person, not just a specific illness. By focusing on patients’ physical, emotional and social health and well-being, I aim to improve their overall quality of life.” 

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Blood In Stool
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Dysphagia
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
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Practice locations

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25500 Point Lookout Road
Floor 2
Leonardtown, MD, 20650


Fax 855-657-5992

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Fax 855-657-5992

13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 100
Brandywine, MD, 20613


Fax 301-782-2221

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Fax 301-782-2221

7501 Surratts Road
Suite 206
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-877-5637

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Fax 301-877-5637

7503 Surratts Road
Clinton, MD, 20735


Fax 301-774-8963

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Fax 301-774-8963

3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-303-1462

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Fax 877-303-1462


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
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)"
    • 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)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)"
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Student Resources
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Open POS II
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Tricare Prime
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Open HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: PPO


Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2022)

Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2021)

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2018)

Medical School: Georgetown University (2015)

Ratings and reviews

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  • Apr 26, 2024


  • Apr 22, 2024

    Dr. Real was kind and professional. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable.

  • Apr 8, 2024

    Very impressed with Dr. Real's assessment of my condition and concerns. Excellent!