Samer Charbel, MD| Gastroenterology | MedStar Health

Samer Charbel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (32 reviews)

Specialities: Gastroenterology

Languages: English

About me

Samer Charbel, MD, FACP, FACG
Chairman of Gastroenterology, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Dr. Samer Charbel is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. His areas of special interest and expertise include:

  • Gallbladder and Biliary Diseases
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Dr. Charbel has extensive training and experience in various areas of gastroenterology including advanced biliary endoscopy. He’s also skilled in-patient safety, clinical research, and medical education. In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Philosophy of care
“I treat every patient as a family member or a friend. I strive to provide cutting edge, evidence-based medicine in a very compassionate atmosphere. I am a firm believer that taking time to listen carefully to the patient is extremely important to get to root of their problems and provide the highest level of quality medical care. I always keep in mind that the patients will never forget how we make them feel. I enjoy what I do and it’s very rewarding to me to see the dramatic impacts that I make in peoples’ lives.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Anal Fissure
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Rectal Pain
  • Stomach Pain
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Distention
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase Blood Test
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function Blood Test
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anemia
  • Annular Pancreas
  • Anorexia
  • Appendiceal Cancer
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm Of Colon
  • Bile Duct Mass
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bowel Dysmotility
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Early Satiety
  • Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase Level
  • Elevated Lipase
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Epigastric Pain
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Spasm
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Thickening
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Family History Of Colon Cancer
  • Family History Of Colon Polyps
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Flatulence
  • Focal Nodular Hyperplasia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Stromal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Amyloid
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Hematemesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Bowel
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Left Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Mass
  • Lymphocytic Colitis
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Stomach
  • Melena
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obstipation
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Odynophagia
  • Ogilvie Syndrome
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Divisum
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Personal History Of Colonic Polyps
  • Peutz Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Positive Hemoccult Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Postprandial Diarrhea
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Steatorrhea
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Disorders
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Toxic Liver Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease
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Procedures I perform

  • Bravo PH Test
  • Colon Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Feeding Tube Management
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Screening
  • Gastroscopy
  • Peg (PERCUTANEOUS ENDOSCOPIC GASTROSTOMY)
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Balloon Enteroscopy
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Practice locations

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18109 Prince Philip Drive
Suite B100
Olney, MD, 20832

301-774-8962

Fax 202-877-3062

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Fax 202-877-3062

12012 Veirs Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD, 20906

301-960-8055

Fax 301-774-8963

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 205 South Tower
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-7108

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Fax 202-877-3062

Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Optimum Choice
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Network OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare Standard
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • First Health PPO
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Open HMO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Open POS II
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CIGNA EPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Healthcare Navigate

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Fellowship Program: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (2009)

Residency Program: Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2006)

Residency Program: Hotel Dieu de France (2003)

Medical School: University Saint Joseph School of Medicine (2002)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.6
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.7
  • Nov 15, 2022

    I didn't really feel like Dr. Charbel cared about why I was there. I just felt like another box on his checklist of patients.

  • Nov 11, 2022

    The doctor clearly explained the results of a CT Scan that prompted my visit and provided options and a recommendation for additional testing.

  • Sep 7, 2022

    I am very pleased to meet Dr. Charbel. Knowledgeable, congenial, pleasant demeanor. Allayed my concerns for upcoming procedure.