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Ann Chen, PA-C

AnnChen.jpgAnn Chen is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) specializing in Gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program that was developed by the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, in partnership with the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation of La Crosse and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Ann started her PA career in a busy OB/GYN clinic in Marshfield WI, working as the primary provider in the outpatient clinic and as the first assistant to five primary surgeons performing OB/GYN procedures as well as gynecologic oncology surgeries. A relocation prompted her moving from an OB/GYN setting to  gastroenterology, where she had the privilege of studying under some of the country’s top physicians in the field. 

While working for GI Associates in Milwaukee, WI, Ann worked with adult as well as pediatric patients on a wide range of GI disorders, including Chrohn’s disease/Ulcerative Colitis, GERD, celiac disease, IBS, cirrhosis, hepatitis and fatty liver disease.

Ann thrives in a clinical setting, taking the time to get to know her patients and their backstory. “I enjoy the clinical aspect of getting to know my patients on a personal level – something that isn’t always possible in an acute care environment like the operating room.”

A military spouse, Ann came to southern Maryland in 2011and started with Calvert Gastroenterology in 2012, where she continues to advance her skills.  She was the first midlevel provider in Maryland and is still one of a very few in the county who specializes in Hemorrhoid Banding, a minimally invasive and non-surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids. 

As a Board Certified Physician Assistant, Ann is qualified to take medical histories, examine patients, order and administer tests, make diagnoses, treat illnesses, write prescriptions and assist in surgery.