Over 50? It’s time to get screened for Colon Cancer….

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Take control of your health and talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening By Dr. Thomas Abernathy Catonsville ...
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Fast, painless Hemorrhoid Treatment at DDA – call today for an appointment.

DDA is proud to offer treatment of hemorrhoids using the CRH O'Regan banding system. The procedure is fast and painless! Too often, ...
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Book an Appointment Online with ZocDoc!

You can now schedule an appointment with DDA physicians online 24hrs a day using ZocDoc! Physicians available on ZocDoc are Dr. Thomas ...
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Do you have bowel incontinence?

Bowel (or Fecal) incontinence is a disorder that affects millions of Americans.  Because of the shame and discomfort involved with discussing bowel ...
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Alana Harris, Nurse Practitioner, joins DDA in the Catonsville office!

Alana Harris, CRNP joined Digestive Disease Associates in August 2015.  She graduated from West Chester University in 2004 with a Bachelor of ...
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Colon Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Harry Oken is joined by Dr. Kester Crosse for a discussion on the importance of ...
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Wilkens Avenue Endoscopy Center has moved to 700 Geipe Road in April 2015!

We’re Moving: New State-of-Art Location for Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Center The physicians and staff at the Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Center are proud to announce that ...
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New Secure Patient Portal

All DDA patients are welcome to sign up for the Secured Patient Portal. The Secure Patient Portal will allow you to: * Communicate and ...
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Scope it Out 5k Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness

For the third year in a row, DDA is committed to participating in the Scope it Out 5K Run/Walk in DC on ...
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Dr. Grishma Joy joins Digestive Disease Associates!

Dr. Grishma Joy joined DDA in August 2014.  She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.  Dr. Joy specializes in the ...
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Digestive Disease Associates – About our practice

Since 1969, the physicians of Digestive Disease Associates have been committed to providing quality medical care for the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disease. Patients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., have benefited from the patient-centered care delivered by our 16 board certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists.

Digestive Disease Associates offers a full range of specialized medical services which focus on all aspects of gastrointestinal (stomach and intestines) and hepatologic (liver-related) disorders.  Treatment is provided in one of our two state-of-the-art endoscopy and infusion centers, which permits patients to receive the highest level of medical care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Patients requiring hospital care, can be treated at St. Agnes Hospital and  Howard County General Hospital. The physicians of Digestive Disease Associates are committed to offering the most up to date treatments for gastroenterological diseases and conditions.  Our patients benefit from the research performed by the physicians in the practice.

As leaders in the community, our physicians serve and have served as the Chief of the Medical Staff and the Chief of Gastroenterology in addition to holding teaching positions at several area hospitals.

Our website has been prepared to help provide information concerning our practice and the diagnosis and treatment of your condition.  As you review our website, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to taking care of your digestive concerns.  Call or email us for an appointment today!

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Common Conditions We Treat

Acid Reflux
Barretts Esophagus
Blood in stool
Celiac Sprue
Cirrhosis/Liver Disease
Colon Polyps
Crohn’s Disease
GI bleeding
Heartburn / GERD
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pancreatic Cyst
Pancreatic Disease
Peptic Ulcer
Rectal Bleeding
Ulcerative Colitis