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Dr. Sindu Stephen, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Nominated as one of the top Gastroenterologist in the region by Washingtonian 2016. Dr. Sindu Stephen completed her undergraduate and medical training from Kasturba Medical College, India. She served her internship and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University, where she was also Chief Resident. Dr. Stephen continued her training with a three year gastroenterology fellowship at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Stephen is a member of the American Medical Association, American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology.

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • George Washington University, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
  • George Washington University, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • George Washington University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Kasturba Medical College Manipal, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology

Awards and publications

  • Stephen S, Borum M. “T-cell Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma presenting after clearance of Hepatitis C: A Case Report and review of the literature.” Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Jun;53(6):1735-6.
  • Ramsay D, Stephen S, Borum M, Voltaggio L, Doman D. “Mast Cells in Gastrointestinal Disease.” Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 December;6(12):772-7
  • Stephen S, Borum M. “Antibody negative Scleroderma Presenting with Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia.” Poster Presentation, ACG meeting 2007

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Malayalam

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1295768240

Office locations

Montgomery Gastroenterology

12012 Veirs Mill Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

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Dr Stephen has been great. She's patient, and thorough, and is great about approaching my illness/symptoms as a team. I always feel much better when I see her and like I leave her office with a plan.
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Answered all my questions and didn't feel rushed. Explained procedure to me. Made me feel at ease.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Stephen was patient and took time to answer all of our questions. We did not feel rushed. We highly recommend Dr. Sindu Stephen.
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Dr. Stephen was thorough and nice. She took my complaints seriously (unlike a doctor I had seen previous to her) and wanted to get to the bottom of what was going on. She was very accommodating and worked with my scheduleto squeeze me in for an endoscopy and colonoscopy because she didn't want me to wait. I also saw her colleague Dr. Koh who was just as fabulous. The staff was very nice and efficient. The endoscopy/colonoscopy were a breeze, and the staff, nurses, and anesthesiologist all made me feel extremely comfortable before the procedures. They do the procedures on site, which was nice because I didn't have to travel to another location or a hospital to get it done.
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Very pleasant, I didn't feel like I was judge during the questionnaire. I liked her.
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Knowledgeable, thorough and friendly. She is great.
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Very personable. Thoroughly explained significance of lab work and scheduled important follow-up tests to corroborate her initial diagnosis.
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Very helpful, listened, and already have a follow up scheduled.
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Dr. Stephen really took the time to speak with me and not just dictate treatment to me, but collaborate with me on a course of action. I was very happy.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Sindu seemed like she was in a bad mood when I came to her office. After filling out paperwork and waiting for 45 minutes past my appointment time, I was brought in to see her. When I explained my problems,she didn't seem to take it very seriously. In fact, she was downright rude.
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Very pleasant office staff, efficient and professional. Dr. Stephen was very knowledgeable and immediately put me at ease. It was my first visit to the office and I couldn't be happier with my selection.
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Very professional and informative
More than 1 year ago
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I cannot possibly be more pleased with Dr. Stephen and the excellent team at Montgomery Gastroenterology. From the first appointment, to an endoscopy that an admittedly neurotic patient such as myself obviously did not look forward to, toan ultimate treatment plan, I have been treated wonderfully every step of the way. And a very special thanks to the anesthesiology team who took exceptional care of me before, during, and after the procedure. Very highly recommended.
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Dr. Stephen and her staff were very friendly and efficient. Dr. Stephen too time with gathering my medical history and symptoms. She was very thorough in explaining possible causes and courses of therapy. I am extremely pleased with this physician.
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I got there early because I knew there would be forms to fill out (there certainly were!) but I was done by my appointment time, which was 10 a.m. I was not taken back to a room until about 10:30, anddidn't see the doctor for a while after that. That being said, Dr. Stephen is awesome -- very knowledgeable and clear in her instructions.
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Dr. Stephen was very pleasant and fully explained my procedure to ensure I clearly understood the process. I would highly recommend Dr Stephen to anyone looking for a doctor with her specialty.
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my visit was good -- she listened and did her own research on my medical background and recommended new avenues to look into and do more testing. Liked her approach even though this is my first visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Was very thorough in explaining procedure clearly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Stephen took the time to listen to me and and was very patient with me. I have never had a physician spend that amount of the time with me.
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Excellent
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Dr. Stephen is a friendly and knowledgeable person who always takes the time to explain procedures and my options. She even calls me personally with test results or when an appointment conflicts. I would recommend her to anyone!
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I have been suffering from abdominal pain for years now and this is the first time I've really felt like a doctor listened to me and was willing to do what ever needed to be done to figure out the problemand hopefully resolve it. I feel very confident trusting my care to her.
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She was good helpful and gave good suggestions.
More than 1 year ago
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She was pretty good. She could be more sympathetic and more thorough in discussion.
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completely satisfied
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Dr. Stephen is one of the best providers I've ever seen. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Plus, her front desk staff is amazing. Highly recommend.
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good doctor,patient friendly
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Very personable And engaging.
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I was so impressed by Dr. Stephens that I switch from my former GI specialist. I would suggest that the ladies who answer the telephone refrain from telling lost new patients that the office is at the corner of Connecticut andVeirs Mill because it is not. Lost patients should be told that the office is on the corner of Ferrara and Veirs Mill in a medical center cluster of buildings.
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She is very informative and takes the time to explain everything in detail. I really do appreciate it.
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She was very pleasant and genuinely listened to my family history and cross referenced online sources with me so I could see things she was looking for. I felt comfortable and well cared for.
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Kind staff and nice location. Definitely recommend!
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Dr Stephen listened carefully and respectfully. She clearly explained what she thought was going on and what she recommended to help me feel better. I felt reassured. I could sense I was in good hands.
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Very helpful doctor, explained everything thoroughly and in easy to understand language. I felt in good hands.
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Dr. Stephen is great, has a good sense of humor, and gets to the point quickly. Her staff is nice and soft spoken, however unsympathetic. When told I physically could not walk to my wallet to obtain certain information, the staffonly repeated that I get that information before my appointment could be finalized via phone.
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I did not think she was very friendly. Also, was not helpful in answering my questions, and felt like her answers to my questions seemed obvious. Her bedside manner was okay, but seemed like I was just any other patient. Ihave a very intricate case and instead of taking the time to evaluate and get to know me and my history, she right away told me to see another doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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This appointment was for my mom. But I did love how she listened and did not rush us. She took the time to wait for our Lab results.
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Excellent bedside manner. Even though this was my first visit had feeling that we knew each other well. Very good.
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Dr. Stephen was very professional and probably one of the best doctors I've seen in years. She was straight to to point in asking me my symptoms and was able to come up with a diagnosis on the spot. She easilyexplained everything to me in terms I could comprehend and gave me information to help me alleviate my symptoms. She was excellent.
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Dr. Stephen was amazing. She really listened to me and made some great recommendations that ultimately led to my IBS getting under control. So thankful I found her.
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She was very good and very thorough. She was able to diagnose my problem, and work quickly to find the source and recommend a course of action to correct the problem.
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Dr Stephen reassured me as soon as I walked in the room and asked me questions to find out the root of my problem. She has given me a great explanation which was very easy to understand and I felt verycomfortable. Definitely recommend her to anyone who is seeking a Gastroenterologist.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very informative and resourceful.
More than 1 year ago
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I found her to be very approachable and appreciated her providing me with an assessment that was direct and authoritative without being condescending.
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Dr. Stephen was very sweet and understanding. She made me feel comfortable and really took the time to explain everything. She didn't rush into any unnecessary tests or procedures, and gave me many helpful tips on easy ways to improve my digestion.
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Excellent Doctor, very pleasant, compassionate and informative, quelled my apprehension and fears.
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She explain very well.
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She had unpleasant news to give me about possible treatments, but she was very attentive to my needs in hearing this news. She spent a surprisingly large amount of time discussing matters with me. I was very appreciative of how wellshe absorbed my personal medical information and how she used it. I am optimistic about the treatment option we selected.
More than 1 year ago
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I was completely unaware and ignorant of what approach I should take for my ailment and Dr. Stephen pointed me in the right direction.
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Very professional,and very easy to talk to. Made the appt. almost stress free!
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