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

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

4.9 out of 5 (202 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

202-877-7464

Fax 202-877-2799

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Fax 202-877-2799

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
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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

    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

    5.0
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Apr 26, 2024

    Thorough

  • Apr 26, 2024

    Dr Patrick is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to see him.

  • Apr 24, 2024

    Good