Dr. Herbert Stuart Block Baraf MD Rheumatologist

Dr. Herbert Baraf is a rheumatologist in Wheaton, Maryland. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Holy Cross Hospital and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Baraf accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Holy Cross Hospital and one of 8 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital who specialize in Rheumatology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Rheumatologist: General Rheumatology

Education & Medical Training

George Washington University
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1973 - 1976

Duke University Hospital
Fellowship, Rheumatology, 1976 - 1978

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Diabetes Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2015

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2011

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2012

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2013

Physician Practice Connections Recognition Program, National Committee for Quality Assurance
2014

Publications & Presentations

Efficacy of tocilizumab in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis and a previous inadequate response to disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs: the ROSE study.
Yazici, Y., Curtis, J. R., Ince, A., Baraf, H., Malamet, R. L., Teng, L. L., Kavanaugh, A.

Tolerability of topical diclofenac sodium 1% gel for osteoarthritis in seniors and patients with comorbidities.
Baraf, H. S., Gold, M. S., Petruschke, R. A., Wieman, M. S.

2011 recommendations for the diagnosis and management of gout and hyperuricemia.
Hamburger, M., Baraf, H. S., Adamson, T. C., Basile, J., Bass, L., Cole, B., Doghramji, P. P., Guadagnoli, G. A., Hamburger, F., Harford, R., Lieberman, J. A., Mandel, D. R., Mandelbrot, D. A., McClain, B. P., Mizuno, E., Morton, A. H., Mount, D. B., Pope, R. S., Rosenthal, K. G., Setoodeh, K., Skosey, J. L., Edwards, N. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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