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Dr. Thomas Abernathy, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

"Patient first is the attitude I developed during my residency. My hospital and training program promoted this philosophy and I agree with it. “Patient first means you are my priority. I will listen, be compassionate, non-judgmental and anticipate your needs as a patient. My goal is to arrive at the correct diagnosis, start the appropriate treatment and manage your condition while helping you feel comfortable and informed along the way. I encourage open communication to help establish a trusting doctor-patient relationship, so that we can work as a team to improve your health and help you feel better as quickly as possible. My goal is always to deliver the very best healthcare to you and your loved ones." Thomas W. Abernathy Jr, M.D., is a native of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, growing up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Abernathy graduated with Honors from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He continued his studies in Philadelphia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University School of Medicine (now Drexel University School of Medicine) where he received his medical degree. Dr. Abernathy returned to the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and attended the Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. This is where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency Program and soon after, his Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program. In August of 2005, he joined a private practice in Annapolis, MD and after 3 years decided to embark on new opportunities at Digestive Disease Associates, who services Maryland's Howard and Baltimore Counties.

In-network insurances

  • AdvantageMD
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

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Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Drexel University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Professional memberships

  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1538105697

Office locations

Digestive Disease Associates

700 Geipe Road, Suite 230

Catonsville, MD 21228

Digestive Disease Associates

10710 Charter Drive, Suite 110

Columbia, MD 21044

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I didn’t feel rushed like his time was limited with me. He took the time to explain the procedure in detail and answered all my questions.
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I was truley pleased with Dr Abernathy as well as the front office staff, lab personnel and the check out clerk. The office enviroment was extremely welcoming and professional. I was made to feel they really wanted to help me .The staff was personable. I hope the doctors and mangers keep up the good work, because your staff show they are appreciated by "YOU". Your employee's are the face of your business-how you treat them shows in their attitude- this office has the right business model. Thank you,
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Taken in early. Short wait for doctor. Thorough consult with doctor.
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Awesome!!
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Early morning appointment and I still waited 35 minutes to see the doctor. Good bedside manner and I trust the doctor's knowledge. The office overall has a poor communication system and I am often frustrated.
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Dr. Abernathy is a very good doctor. He takes his time with me. Good care.
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Dr. Abernathy was amazing! So friendly and professional and he made me feel comfortable to talk through my issues. So happy I found him!
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Takes time to listen to and answer questions/concerns. Excellent doctor.
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Dr. Abernathy is very concise with giving information about test results and best regimen to continue on the road to improve healthcare.
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Such a professional gentleman..rare in the medical field
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First visit with Dr Abernathy. Very personable and knowledgeable. Readily accepting of my questions and concerns; provided valuable info. Thanks, doc!
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Dr. Abernathy is very knowledgeable and helpful. Along with his medical expertise, comes an amazing personality!! If you're looking for a great "tummy" doc , this is your guy!
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Dr. Abernathy took a lot of time to go over treatment options. He explained everything thoroughly and was a pleasure to meet.
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Dr. Abernathy was professional and pleasant. He took the time to explain carefully what he thought was going on with me. He printed out a handout to help me adjust my diet to see if that alleviates my problems.
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The visit was totally professional as well as personable. I was easily relaxed by his engaging demeanor having only just met him. He reviewed my health history me, and asked questions that filled in specific details. I felt his time withme was appropriate and not rushed to get to see as many patients as possible in his work day. Overall, the visit exceeded my expectations.
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The most caring doctor! He actually listens to your symptoms and reassures you that he'll find an answer to your ailments.
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Dr. Abernathy, Dr. Hunt, and the assistants were extremely gracious. I was terribly nervous about the procedure and they all took the time to attend to my fears. I would recommend them to everyone.
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Dr. Thomas is a personable and friendly MD. He takes the time to ask questions and attentively listen to the patient. Dr. Thomas seems to genuinely care about the patient and want to make sure that he provides the best care and offer the best solutions.
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I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. Abernathy. He was very engaged in my issues and really listened to me, which I find unusual. He answered all of my questions and put me at ease. I would recommend him to family and friends.
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Dr. Abernathy always make me feel good when I'm seeing. He puts all of his attention on my problem and let me know he will try everything to help me.
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