Tamar Harel, MD| Neurology | MedStar Health

Tamar Harel, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (71 reviews)

Specialties: Neurology

Languages: English

About me

Tamar Harel, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and the director of neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Harel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. She uses the most up-to-date treatments to control MS and is also experienced in treating the medical conditions that frequently accompany the disease. Dr. Harel is well versed in innovative headache and migraine management and offers Botox injections and nerve blocks. She also provides general neurological care and performs a wide variety of treatments.

Dr. Harel has devoted her career to providing patient-centered and compassionate care. In addition to providing high-quality, multidisciplinary neurological care, she is committed to building collaborative relationships with her patients and believes in partnering with them to develop a personalized treatment plan. Dr. Harel is a dedicated patient educator and advocate, providing comprehensive support while empowering patients to maximize their quality of life.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Autoimmune Encephalopathy
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lupus
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • CNS Vasculitis
  • Demyelinating Disease
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS)
  • HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder
  • HIV Myopathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
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Procedures I perform

  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Infusion Treatment
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Practice locations

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3304 Guilford Ave
Ste 487
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2286

Fax 410-554-2179

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Fax 410-554-2179

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)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • 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)
    • United Navigate
    • 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
    • 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
    • Beech Street PPO
    • 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 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
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

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Education

Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry

Fellowship Program: University of Maryland Medical Center (2023)

Residency Program: Montefiore Medical Center (2021)

Medical School: Hofstra University (2017)

Hospital affiliations

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
  • Apr 25, 2024

    Excellent care provider!

  • Apr 12, 2024

    Awesome

  • Apr 5, 2024

    Best neurologist I have ever had in my 13 under care.