Philip Clay Buescher, MD| Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology | MedStar Health

Philip Clay Buescher, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology

Languages: English

This doctor only sees patients in a hospital setting and does not schedule visits.

About me

Philip Clay Buescher, MD, is Medical and Surgical Director of the intensive care units at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. He was named a Baltimore magazine Top Doctor in 2012.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Mass
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Asthmatic Bronchitis
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Cryptogenic Organizing Pneumonia
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Mass
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Mycobacterial Infection
  • Occupational Lung Injury
  • Pertussis
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Complications Of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pulmonary Sarcoid
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Shortness Of Breath (SOB)
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker Cough
  • Stridor
  • Tobacco-Related Diseases
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Wheezing
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Procedures I perform

  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT)
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopy
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Practice locations

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5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Smythe Ste 302
Baltimore, MD, 21239

443-444-1323

Fax 443-444-1327

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Fax 443-444-1327

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1987)

Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1984)

Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1982)

Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine (1981)