Stephanie Schwalm Jacobs, MD| Cardiology | MedStar Health

Stephanie Schwalm Jacobs, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (1413 reviews)

Specialties: Cardiology

Languages: English

(410) 573-9413

About me

Stephanie Jacobs, MD is a board certified cardiologist, who has been named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, based on outstanding professional achievement.

She specializes in non-invasive cardiology, which includes consultation, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. She also has specialty training in pregnancy-related cardiovascular disease. Women are waiting longer to have children, and thus can have a cardiac history at the time of pregnancy, or have new symptoms or conditions for which cardiovascular testing and evaluation can be helpful to both the mother and baby. Dr. Jacobs particularly enjoys seeing patients in this demographic. She also enjoys educating the public about cardiovascular disease via community events and was featured in a 2012 episode of Doc Talks.

Dr. Jacobs has practiced medicine in the Annapolis area since 2005, along with her husband Dr. Lawrence Jacobs, also of MedStar Cardiology Associates. Together they have five children. She’s very active in the Annapolis community and can frequently be spotted at children’s activities, local restaurants or enjoying the Severn River. She enjoys running, biking, swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking.

Dr. Jacobs is an extremely thorough and passionate care provider. She strongly believes in patient education and encourages her patients to play an integral role in their treatment plans. She promotes healthy living and quality of life as a patient's primary goal, uses evidenced based medicine wherever possible, and brings an undergraduate background of chemical engineering to problem solving, imaging, and treatment.
 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Hypertension
  • Palpitations
  • Syncope
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure
  • Advanced Heart Failure (ADHF)
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Amyloidosis
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Ulcer
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Sclerosis
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardio Oncology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Carotid Aneurysm
  • Carotid Intimal Thickness
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Cerebral Venous Thrombosis
  • Chemodectoma
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Cyanotic Heart Disease
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Double Aortic Arch
  • Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Edema
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease In Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Problems
  • Heart Racing
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Left Bundle Branch Block
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Lymphangitis
  • Lymphedema
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mthfr Mutation
  • Myocardial Infarction (MI)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (PAPVR)
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Edema
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Capillary Hemangiomatosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypoplasia
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Vein Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease
  • Refractory Angina
  • Renal Vein Compression
  • 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 Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Single Ventricle Defect
  • Subaortic Stenosis
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Tachycardia Bradycardia Syndrome
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Stenosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Type 1 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Type 2 Second Degree Heart Block
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Variant Angina
  • Vasospastic Angina
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Venous Tumors
  • Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Arrhythmia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Abdominal Duplex Ultrasound
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Blood Tests
  • Anticoagulation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Collateral Vessel Closure
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Directional Atherectomy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiology Testing
  • Heart Health
  • Holter Monitor
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitor Procedure
  • In Office Cardiac Echocardiogram
  • In Office Cardiac Stress Test
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Loop Recorder
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prosthetic Heart Valves
  • Pulmonary And Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Sports Related Cardiovascular Assessment
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Thallium Stress Test
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Vo2 Measurement
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Practice locations

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4175 North Hanson Court
Suite 100
Bowie, MD, 20716

301-809-6880

Fax 301-805-4233

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2002 Medical Parkway
Suite 500
Annapolis, MD, 21401

410-573-6480

Fax 410-573-9413

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1630 Main Street
Suite 208
Chester, MD, 21619

410-643-3186

Fax 410-643-4098

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

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Fellowship Program: University of Chicago Hospitals (2004)

Residency Program: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2001)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1998)

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

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Mar 20, 2024

    Stephanie Jacobs is an outstanding cardiologist, giving me careful, patient attention to my specific needs.

  • Mar 20, 2024

    Dr. Stephanie Jacobs is a doctor that will listen and answer any questions you may have. Her interaction with her parents care is extraordinary. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Mar 19, 2024

    Very professional- caring and detailed explanationsListened to my questions - very thorough and informed answers