Patrick Thomas Bering, MD| Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology | MedStar Health

Patrick Thomas Bering, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

5.0 out of 5 (175 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiac Imaging, Cardiology

Languages: German, English

(202) 877-6891

About me

Patrick Bering, MD, is a clinical cardiologist who is the medical director for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He is a member of the MedStar cardiovascular imaging team with a focus on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart).

Dr. Bering performs a variety of diagnostic imaging tests, including: transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), stress echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and thoracic magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). He participates in treating structural heart disease by performing intraprocedural TEE guidance. 

He is involved in clinical research for investigational medical options to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He participates as a cardiac imager in research projects utilizing echocardiography and cardiac MRI to characterize heart conditions like cardiomyopathy and valvular heart disease. 

Philosophy of Care
"I am passionate about clinical care for patients and their family members with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  HCM is a condition that wears many faces and is unique to each individual.  My approach relies on empowering patients through education about their condition and treatment options. We engage in shared decision making to find a plan best suited to their goals and wishes.  As a cardiac imaging specialist, I can translate diagnostic results directly into clinical decisions.  I am proud that our multidisciplinary MedStar team offers high quality, personalized care to patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the Washington, DC community and beyond!" 

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diastolic Dysfunction
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Induced Syncope
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Inflammatory Heart Diseases
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Maternal Cardiac Disease
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Aortic Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Diseases Of Pulmonary Valve
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiac Ct
  • Cardiac Genetics
  • Cardiac Mra
  • Cardiac Mri
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Ct
  • Coronary Calcium Scoring
  • Ct Angiography Of Coronary Artery
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Echocardiogram
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Heart Failure Screening
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Myocardial Perfusion
  • Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
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Practice locations

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110 Irving Street Northwest
MHVI-1st Floor North Addition
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7777

Fax 202-877-6891

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Fax 202-877-6891

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
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • 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
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • 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
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • 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 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, Internal Medicine

Fellowship: University Health Center University of Pittsburgh GME (2018)

Fellowship: University of Maryland Medicine GME (2017)

Residency: University of Maryland Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (2013)

Graduate: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Office of Student Affairs (2010)

Awards

  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Teacher of the Year (2018-2019) Department of Medicine James A. Curtin Award for the Most Outstanding Clinical Educator (2020-2021)

News and publications

https://www.medstarhealth.org/services/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-clinic

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

    5.0
  • 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

    5.0
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    5.0
  • Dec 27, 2023

    The doctor's time with me was beyond my expectations. All discussion was thorough and understood.

  • Dec 18, 2023

    Dr Bering is outstanding

  • Dec 6, 2023

    Dr. Bering is a great doctor.