Robert James Schenck, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Robert James Schenck, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Specialties: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

About me

Robert J. Schenck, MD, a fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, joined MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in 2023. Dr. Schenck has a strong commitment to delivering the best possible care to every patient. He treats adults with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions including reflux disease, difficulty swallowing, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and liver disease. Dr. Schenck performs colonoscopies and upper endoscopies in the hospital’s ambulatory/outpatient surgery centers and endoscopy suites. 

Philosophy of Care:
“I have a patient-centered philosophy of care where I use my expertise to help guide patients to make the best decisions for themselves. Every patient is unique, and I believe it is essential to listen to each individual so I can help them reach the goals that are most important to them. I am passionate about improving my patient’s digestive health and their quality of life.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ampullectomy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Helicobacter Pylori
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Mass
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Vomiting
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Procedures I perform

  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Early Detection Of Cancer
  • Endoscopic Ampullectomy
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Esophagus
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection Of Large Colon Polyps
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) With Dilation
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Pancreas Cancer Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation For Barrett's Esophagus
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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7501 Surratts Road
Suite 206
Clinton, MD, 20735

301-877-4599

Fax 301-235-3707

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Fax 301-235-3707

1420 Beverly Road
Suite 205
McLean, VA, 22101

703-852-8060

Fax 877-743-0170

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Fax 877-743-0170

13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 100
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

Fax 301-782-2221

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Fax 301-782-2221

1133 21st Street Northwest
Suite 100
Washington, DC, 20036

202-444-8541

Fax 877-303-1462

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Fax 877-303-1462

1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 877-625-1478

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Fax 877-625-1478

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Fellowship Program: University of Virginia Medical Center (2023)

Residency Program: McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2019)

Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2016)

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

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 13, 2023

    Listed attentively and answered my questions.

  • Dec 7, 2023

    Thanks Dr.!

  • Nov 30, 2023

    Excellent communication skills. Eye contact. Very attentive. I felt a feeling of trust.