Dr. Lawrence H Schainker, MD

Dr. Lawrence H Schainker, MD

Regenerative Medicine Specialist

58 Years of Experience


Accepting patients


    Dr. Lawrence H Schainker was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BA from Washington University and his medical degree from St. Louis University of Medicine. Dr. Schainker completed his residency at the Boston VA Hospital and Rheumatology Fellowship at the Peter Bent and Robert Brigham Hospitals, also in Boston. He fulfilled a two-year military commitment at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he was Chief of the Department of Rheumatology. Dr. Schainker joined RIMG in 2003 following a 30-year rheumatology practice with the Washington Clinic Medical Center. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and was featured in Washingtonian Top Doctors for 2005 to 2015. He is particularly interested in applying the new cellular techniques in Regenerative Medicine for patients with arthritis of the shoulder, hip, and knee. Dr. Schainker specializes in diagnosing and treating Achilles Tendon Pain & Ruptures, Arthritis Knee Pain, Autoimmune Diseases, Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, Hand Pain, Hip Pain, Lateral Epicondylitis, Non Surgical Carpal Tunnel Treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma (prp), Regenerative Medicine, Rheumatology, Shoulder Pain, Stem Cell Precursors for Joints. He is passionate about educating patients regarding the many established and emerging therapies that are available for treatment of chronic pain syndromes, and enjoys taking the time to help patients to understand their treatment options. Dr Schainker feels that finding the definitive source of pain is critical to long term recovery. He combines years of clinical experience with the latest medical technology to ensure the best possible outcome for each individual.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Regenerative Medicine Specialist

    Education & Training

    Buffalo General Hospital (Internship)

    Boston VA Medical Center – Jamaica Plain Campus (Residency)

    Peter Bent & Robert Breck Brigham Hospitals (Fellowship)

    Bachelors Degree - Central Washington University

    Medical Degree - St. Louis University School of Medicine

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Internal Medicine




    Please contact Dr. Schainker's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.


    Rockville Internal Medicine Group - Lawrence H. Schainker MD

    1201 Seven Locks Rd

    Suite 111

    Potomac, MD 20854

    (301) 762-5020

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 17 reviews

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    Office Experience

    93% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    97% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    70% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    85% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Lawrence Schainker an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Schainker has been rated and reviewed by 17 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Schainker, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

    Professional Member

    2005 - 2019

    District of Columbia Rheumatism Society

    Professional Member

    1970 - 2019

    American College of Rheumatology


    American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine

    Professional Member

    2008 - 2019

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Lawrence Schainker accepting new patients?

    Yes, Lawrence Schainker is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Lawrence Schainker offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Schainker's office at (301) 762-5020 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Lawrence Schainker offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Schainker's office at (301) 762-5020 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Lawrence Schainker speak?

    Lawrence Schainker speaks English and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Lawrence Schainker have?

    Lawrence Schainker is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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