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Dr. Alex Cheng, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Cheng is a native of central Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with degree in Neuroscience and Psychology. He completed his medical training at Temple University in 2009. He then completed his otolaryngology/head and neck surgery training at the George Washington University in 2014. During his training, he learned advanced techniques in head and neck cancer management and gained extensive pediatric ENT experience at Children’s National Medical Center. Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He enjoys treating both kids and adults in the full range of ear nose and throat disorders. Dr. Cheng lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Evelyn, who is a general dentist. He enjoys traveling, cooking with his wife, playing basketball, and cycling. He’s an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Temple University, Doctor of Medicine
  • George Washington University, Residency in Otolaryngology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1689801656

Office locations

Potomac Ear, Nose & Throat, PLLC

2070 Old Bridge Road, Suite 103

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Potomac Ear, Nose & Throat, PLLC

6371 Little River Turnpike, 1st Floor

Alexandria, VA 22312

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I have been a patient of Dr. Cheng’s for several years. I respect his professional opinions and diagnosis’s. I have complete trust and confidence in his medical skills. Would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a ENT specialist.
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He is knowledgeable, caring doctor.
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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Cheng!!! Very kind and extremely thorough! You leave out of there knowing every possible bit of information you could possibly need to know on what's going on with you! Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an ENT.
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He was very polite, nice firm handshake, direct eye contact and he did a great job of answering any questions I had during my procedure.
Less than 3 months ago
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I didn't wait long before they called me in for the nurse to look at me, and then the main doc in the next room after that. Dr Cheng did a thorough job at looking in my ear and cleaning outthe wax with the vacuum instrument. Then he recommended baby oil to get the little that was left. I left the office hearing alot better.
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Very Good!
Less than 3 months ago
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My procedure turned out to be difficult and the doc was awesome helping me through the whole thing!
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Dr cheng is very nice and attentive the wait time is ridiculous we had a 4pm appt and didn't get seen until 515
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Dr. Cheng is a great practitioner. He was a great listener and was thorough when discussing my sudden hearing loss. I am grateful to him, his great audiologist, and kind staff. Dr. Cheng was able to diagnose and resolve my SSHLwith the given treatment. If you want a physician who is thorough and cares about his patients, look no more. Quality doctor and staff.
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Dr. Cheng is amazing. He is friendly kind patient and professional. I couldn’t ask for a better ENT doctor.
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I have been taking my son here for years. Dr. Cheng along with Dr. Arabshahi, and Dr. Ipakchi are all patient caring doctors. The staff have always been friendly and they are on the ball.
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Excellent Explained everything well done in a very profecional manner.Wll recommend him to my family and friends
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I truly appreciate Cheng for all he did for me. My first visit he was polite, ready and willing to answer all the questions I had BUT I didn't have any because he explained everything thoroughly. I had my nose shatteredand he made me well aware that my x-rays looked worse then what my nose truly was. Even though he had to feel on my nose he was gentle and seemed to care about my pain. I JUST had my nose worked on by Cheng today and he again was very polite. He answered my questions this time I has some because I was scared of the procedure to fix my nose . He made me feel comfortable and still was gentle while working on my nose. I expected it to hurt way worse but it wasn't that bad. My nose looks normal and that's all because of Mr. Cheng. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. Mr. Cheng I hope I don't see you again but if I had to return I hope the person I see is you. Thanks a million I truly truly truly appreciate you :) Trelle P.
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Dr. Cheng took care of my emergency with care and was very informative along the way. I appreciated it quick response. I hope I don't have to see him again but if I every need an expert he will be the first I go to.
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Very nice and professional.
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He and his staff are the best!! Highly recommend
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My son along with myself love Dr Cheng. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Cheng’s care has made a huge impact on my life. I couldn’t smell for years after seeing different allergist and I’m now breathing clear enjoying the smell of fresh flowers. He listens well and doesn’t experiment with new products oftenif something’s working. He monitors my treatment routinely so that nothing is missed. I drive about an hr and won’t complain. My best Dr!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Alex Cheng is an excellent doctor. He is attentive, vigilant and has a wonderful bedside manner. I highly recommend him!
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Great doctor experience
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Great! He was very attentive and explained to me in detail what needed to be done, and assured me that the surgeon I am going to see is best one to have the procedure done. He prescribed medication to help memanage the pain until its done. The staff was very nice and professional. Thank you so much for your kindness and attention.
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He’s very nice. Makes you feel very at ease and seeks out all possibilities until he finds the solution.
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Mr. Chang was very friendly and professional answering all of my questions. He took his time to ensure he was able to get all of the sonograms needed and double checked everything. He took the extra time to ensure there wereno problems. He went the extra mile and it was very much appreciated.
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Dr. Alex Cheng showed compassion especially dealing with my situation- it’s a bit complicated. He took the time to listen to the situation and he addressed my ENT(Ear,Nose,& Throat) concerns head on and he created an effect action plan to ensurethis process will go smoothly. Dr. Cheng also reviewed my MRI and took a look at a few things right in office ,(but before we did he made sure I was comfortable.) The Dr walked me through every step ,as he completed the procedure. I really appreciated his calmness and his genuine approach and compassion to help all those regardless of their sex,gender, or race. He has truly helped me a lot and I definitely would recommend Dr. A. Cheng to anyone who needs an awesome ENT and even those who are nervous about going to the ENT, or those who may fear discrimination-Dr Cheng’s whole approach will make anyone feel completely comfortable, He is a great find and I’m truly blessed to have found someone as great as him!! I can’t forget the staffing at the Alexandria location , the staff here I love what they do they are very informative and so very compassionate! People from all walks of life which makes the atmosphere bring so much positive energy to you when you come and when you go - you get that ahhh! Kind of like that great feeling when you leave your yoga class -ahhhhh..,,NAMASTE !! Or maybe it’s that great find- it’s like that authentic restaurant that you find that’s a hole in the wall and your unsure but when you give it a try you’re amazed by what you get and mind-boggled by what you almost missed out on!!! This is here !!! Please give them a try you will NOT regret it!!
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Dr. Cheng is a very thorough Doc. He takes his time with you to get to the bottom of your issue.
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very professional,kind young man.
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Always very professional and thorough and makes sure you understand everything that's going on... any treatment options, questions, testing, etc. Highly recommend!!!!
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Very caring Doctor. One of the best! Would highly recommend him
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This was my second visit with Dr. Cheng and both visits he was very professional, courteous, thorough and he made sure to explain everything to where I could understand it. He answered any questions I needed answered and made sure Ileft there with the most knowledge possible about what was wrong with me and what my next steps would be. I would definitely recommend him in the future to anyone that needed an ENT!!!!
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He is incredibly patient with my very active toddler. I appreciate the time he spends with us and that he isn't quick to make a rash diagnosis. He wants to make sure we have the best course of treatment and that I am comfortable.
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Very professional, helpful - looked for multiple options.
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Great doctor, highly recommended Doctor cheng answered all my questions and concerns. I feel much better, but i will definetly continue my treatment with him.
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Perfect visit with a good doctor.
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Short and sweet, which I like. He was direct and treated me where i told him where my pain was. Definetley recommending him in the future
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Very knowledgeable
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Dr. Cheng good of what he does, He explained to me about my allergy and I listen to him.
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He was very pleasant and professional.
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Dr. Cheng is great. He is very personable and attentive.
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He was quick and efficient, but I still felt like he listened to my concerns. Appointment and script pickup all taken care of on my hour break.
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Excellent. I have appreciate the professional attitude of Dr. Cheng. The Office is not @ 1st floor but @ ground floor.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait time was ridiculously long, which is the reason why I'm hesitant to see him again for a follow up.
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He is a great doctor and covers all his bases.
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Felt very rushed and hardly checked-out. Not pleased at all with the visit and currently looking for another Doc to do another consult. On a positive not, the Office staff was very pleasant and attentive.
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His great, always listens carefully and answers all my questions.
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Super friendly . Dr Cheng could tell my daughter was nervous he made her feel comfortable. We where an hour earlier for our appt we waited about 15 minutes they was calling us back to see the Dr. The staff very friendly
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Visit was great. Only problem I had is that , I thought when you make a appointment it should be made at the time it was made for,Not 30min later. Also when the person doing the ear test should complete it and not be interrupted by other staff
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I had a sinus infection and needed to be seen. Dr. Cheng recommended that I use a netipot. I used it but I kept having some ear discomfort afterwards and called the office after about a week of my visit. WhenI called and explained about the ear popping noise I kept having and whether I needed to come back in, she told me she would have to get with Dr. Cheng and call me back. Well it's been a week later and still no calls. He was in a different office that day and she even asked me to call him myself. I insisted for her to reach out to him since we've been playing a bit of phone tag already. Overall my initial visit was okay but I was looking for an ENT specialist who could also help me with my questions whether I am there or not.
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Dr. Cheng was pleasant and knowledgeable!
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Dr. Cheng was very patient informable and had excellent bedside manners. I felt very comfortable with him and felt that I was in good hands.
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Dr Cheng is very thorough and attentive. He listens carefully, and treated my son gently and respectfully. He performed pre- and post surgery appointments as well as the surgery itself. My son healed very well under Dr Cheng's careful oversight.
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