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Top gastroenterology specialists in Maryland

Dr. Halim Charbel

Dr. Charbel is a board-certified gastroenterologist and an advanced endoscopist. He is also board-certified in obesity medicine He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Georgetown University Hospital in 2009. Dr. Charbel established Digestive Care Specialists, with the goal of providing comprehensive and high-quality gastrointestinal care to the community. During his free time, Dr. Charbel enjoys traveling, hiking, and running. He has run several half-marathons and full marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon. Schedule a consultation.

Dr Hashemipour

Dr. Hashemipour

Dr. Hashemipour is a board-certified gastroenterologist and an advanced endoscopist. He completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2022 and his advanced endoscopy fellowship at Rutgers as well in 2023. Dr. Hashemipour joined Digestive Care Specialists to provide the most advanced endoscopy and gastroenterology services to the community. During his free time, Dr. Hashemipour enjoys racquetball, hiking, and flying drones. Schedule a consultation.

Crystal Lubis NPCrystal Lubis NP

Crystal Lubis, a native of Montgomery County, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner through the American Association of Nurse practitioners. She received both her Bachelor of Nursing Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland. She has a certificate in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions and is a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland. Her spare time is spent with her husband, three boys, and family dog hiking, biking, and traveling. Schedule a consultation.

Katelyn Metz RDN Katelyn Metz RD

Katelyn Metz is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management. She has worked in various fields of nutrition, but feels specializing in weight management is by far the most rewarding! Katelyn is passionate about empowering people with accurate knowledge and skills to achieve their nutrition, weight loss, and wellness goals. She says “the best part of this job is helping people take charge of their lives and make positive changes!” When she is not working, Katelyn enjoys playing with her fur babies or taking group fitness classes. Schedule a consultation.

Looking for the best gastroenterologist in Maryland for your GI care? 

At Digestive Care Specialists, we are proud to offer you the highest level of gastroenterology care. Our team of highly skilled gastroenterologists provides a wide range of GI diagnostic and interventional endoscopy procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, and endoscopic weight loss procedures. Our team is available to treat a wide range of digestive conditions and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, but we always focus on prevention and take a holistic approach to your digestive health. We cover conditions of the esophagus, such as acid reflux (GERD). We also treat stomach diseases such as peptic ulcer disease. We offer high-quality care to our patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as pancreatic and liver disease. 

Whether you are suffering from heartburn, abdominal pain, or other GI symptoms, whether you are simply looking for the best gastroenterologist in Maryland to perform your colonoscopy for colon cancer screening, or whether your primary care provider wants to refer you to a gastroenterologist, call the office at (301) 288-1319 or book an appointment online today.