Dr. Hina Ghafoor is a Board Certified primary care doctor who cares for patients of the Reisterstown, Owings Mills, Westminster and Eldersburg communities at Mercy Personal Physicians at Reisterstown.
Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes disorders that cause inflammation of the intestines. IBD is treated at Mercy by expert gastroenterologists.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Digestive health focuses on the well being of the digestive tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, small intestine, and large intestine (colon).
The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy is located on Mercy's Downtown campus in McAuley Plaza on the 7th Floor of the McAuley Professional Office Building (POB).
When coming to Mercy we recommend that patients park in The Bunting Garage.
Some of our doctors also see patients at additional office locations around the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Additional office locations are listed by doctor.
For an office consultation, new patients should arrive 30 minutes before the appointment and returning patients should arrive 15 minutes before the appointment.
For a procedure at Mercy, you should arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled procedure.
You should bring your medical records from your referring physician and, if applicable, your referral form. Please bring your insurance card and a list of all medications you are taking (names, dosages, frequency). You should bring payment for co-pays or co-insurances.
This depends on your insurance coverage. Please check with your insurance company or your primary care physician. If in doubt, contact our office and we will assist you.
Patients can schedule Remicade infusion treatment appointments at:
Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville - 410-494-9099
Mercy Personal Physicians at Overlea - 410-663-8100
Bunting Endoscopy is a dedicated suite for GI endoscopy procedures located on the 2nd Floor of The Mary Catherine Bunting Center at Mercy. Patients can park in The Bunting Garage.
Committed to the research for new and pioneering treatment options for digestive tract diseases, the Institute participates in clinical trials in which patients may be eligible to take part. Please contact our office for more information about the various clinical trials offered.
Yes, several hotels near Mercy Medical Center offer discounted rates to Mercy patients.
The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center brings Baltimore-based top gastroenterologists, doctors, surgeons and specialists to the patient communities of the Mid-Atlantic region with leading treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the digestive tract, including liver and hepatobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases such as Crohn's disease or colitis, conditions of the pancreas, heartburn and reflux disease (GERD), and stomach and intestinal disorders.
Dr. Matilda Hagan provides diagnosis and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis at The Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases.
Smokers who quit have a 65 percent lower risk of a Crohn's disease flare-up and are less likely to need steroids or other medications.