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Dr. Alidad Arabshahi is an ear, nose, and throat doctor and sleep medicine specialist treating patients in Woodbridge, Virginia, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives the highest available standard of medical care. Dr. Arabshahi holds certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology in both otolaryngology and sleep medicine. He also holds a fellowship in ENT allergy and rhinology. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Arabshahi attended the George Washington University. At this facility and through subsequent professional positions, Dr. Arabshahi has acquired extensive experience in the full range of otolaryngology techniques and procedures. He has also developed specialized expertise in the field of sleep medicine. Patients visiting Dr. Arabshahi can receive a wide array of medical services. He provides sleep studies, allergy consultations, cancer screenings, narcolepsy evaluations, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including ear infection, vertigo, sore throat, sinus problems, hearing issues, and snoring.
Verified Patient Reviews
When I arrived, I asked to be seen on time because I always have to wait (yes, always). I needed to get to work for a meeting. The nurse called me back about five minutes after my appointment time, took my vitals and asked how I was feeling. I still waited 35-40 minutes for the doctor to come in and see me. This practice needs to understand that a patient's time is just as important as the physician's time. If you schedule so many patients at the same time that they have to wait 35-40 minutes to see the doctor, something needs to change. If I was 35-40 minutes late to my doctor appointment, they would probably tell me to reschedule. I've mentioned this before; is anyone actually reading and considering these comments? Needless to say, I was late to work and my meeting. That was embarrassing.
Great Dr. very nice personality. Understanding and caring for each patient well being.
Dr. Arabshahi uses a lot of "medical speak" when he explains things (he tells the patient as he's dictating to his assistant). I have a medical background so I understand most of it, but I imagine most of his patients probably do not understand a lot of what he says. I'd prefer he use layman's terms with me, as a patient, so I don't have to ask so many questions for clarification. The doctor is very nice and I like his bedside manner. The wait times are horrendous! For my first appointment, I waited more than 30 minutes. My second appointment was fine. For my third, while I was taken right away for allergy testing, it finished earlier than anticipated. My next procedure was an hour later, and I had to wait in the lobby for that full hour PLUS another 20 minutes. I could have gone home and come back! Also, the tech had to leave the room 2-3 times to get supplies that should have already been set up in the room for my procedure. If a patient was 20-60 minutes late for an appointment, I'm sure it would not go over well at all. I hope the staff will work on reducing wait times completely, or to only a few minutes at best. If I didn't have so much already invested in this practice, I would go somewhere else based on the wait times alone.
very pleasant. did a great job in solving my problem.
Dr. Arabshahi is an excellent doctor. He is incredibly personable and has a great sense of humor. I've been a patient for a number of years and would highly recommend him.
Great doctor Fast at doing good work Slow registration/check in Overall I like him
Dr. A is excellent and the staff is awesome as well. Professional and friendly service provided to me at every appointment. Thank you all! Renay R
An excellent doctor who clearly explains his findings and recommendations. Great support staff who make you feel welcome and take good care of you.
Quick and easy check in with almost immediate call in for B/P, O2 levels and brief synopsis of health since the last visit. After a brief wait, the audiologist called me in for the testing. Then a very brief wait to meet with the doctor for a reading of the results and plan of treatment. For a two-part appointment, I was in and out very quickly. The people here, by the way, have a gracious and friendly manner. And Dr. A is outstanding in his relationship with patients and quality of care.
A good doctor
Professional, to the point, helped me relax and effective treatment (meds)
Always kind, competent, and efficient. Was recommended by my primary care doc. I have high standards for my doctors and I have the utmost confidence in Dr A.
Dr. Arabshahi was very friendly . He was thorough and listened to what I had to say and not in a hurry.
Very personable, professional, and through! Staff is excellent and relaxed this creates a feeling of well-being in patients. :)
He was awesome! He explained everything not only to me but to my 9 year old son as well. And made sure he understood.
He's amazing. Highly recommend him.
great - very thorough. Explained everything. Read his notes to me as he typed them and asked if that was everything he discussed. Also, had staff fully explain my medications, etc.
Very attentive, patient and quick.
Great physician! Very personable. Spoke to you not at you! Ensured you understood his assessment, test results and recommendations. His office staff could be more professional. Much personal talk and/or complaints in presence of patients. But since this is about him. If about staff wouldn't rated as high.
I was very impressed with the doctor and professionalism of his staff. They were very friendly as well!
He listens to all concerns & conveys information (i.e. cause, prognosis and treatment options) in a clear, concise manner. He's a fantastic doctor. I highly recommend.
This is the second time I am seeing Doc Arabshani and I am extremely please with both visits. He is knowledgeable and caring. I recently moved to Dumfries and I was recommended to him and I have decided to keep him as permanent ENT. The staff at front the desk and in the consulting room were A +++ the followed up with me on the phone to make sure I made it safe home. What VIP service thank you and God bless all of you
Dr. Arabshahi is a jewel. He has been one of my Doctors for many years now. Did my nasal/sinus surgery years ago with no repercussions. Recently he took care of my husbands' ear wax problem. He can now hear again.
Dr Arabshahi fit me in for a last minute appointment today. I knew that they were busy, and expected a wait. I was seen almost right away. Dr A always takes the time to thoroughly go over his diagnosis and treatment, and he is a genuinely nice and caring person.
I love this MD. He is great with all of his patients. The only thing I would change is when a patient walks through the door everyone at the front desk should greet that person. I was an office manager and my staff always did so, it makes a better look for the MD's
Dr Arabshahi is simply GREAT!!!! He did a tonsillectomy on me 2 weeks ago and I could not have picked a better surgeon!!!! I HIGHLY recommend him to ANYONE that is looking for a fantastic ENT doctor!!!! He has a great bedside manner!!! And he is extremely caring!!! If I EVER have any future ENT problems, I will only see dr. Arabshahi!!! Give him a try! You won't regret it ! I promise!
Dr. Arabshahi is an excellent doctor! The office wait can be long at times but I don't mind too much because he is such a great doctor. I really trust his opinions and can tell he loves what he does. Highly recommend!
I'm always so pleased with Dr. Arabshahi. He's the epitome of kindness, professionalism, and thoroughness. He's a great doctor.
This man really thinks about your health, is friendly, is nice, Will not compare his patient to his staff. Always will think about the patient first. Golden heart. God Bless
My wife and I are both being treated by Dr. Arabshahi. I have found him to be knowledgeable, patient and thorough. I would personally like to continue to see him for ENT issues and concerns. In contrast to him, the support staff in the Lake Ridge office I would have to classify as bumbling, incompetent and some have a very unprofessional demeanor. It starts at the receptionist desk. Each time I have been there both the young man and young lady were nice personally, but bumbled in trying to check folks in. We had problems with the scheduling of orders for my wife - orders scheduled on the same day that should have been scheduled two days apart. Attempts to contact the doctor were futile when a problem occurred. Messages left on the "nurse line" were never answered or the voice mailbox was full. Today I made an appointment for myself and my wife on line. Later my wife receives a call saying her appointment had to be rescheduled because the office was overbooked. Although I noted online the reason for her appointment, that was apparently overlooked, and the caller did not inquire as to the nature of the appointment. This was a critical appointment based upon the results of a biopsy. In trying to sort through this, I had to go through two employees who were focused on talking versus listening. One sniffed and coughed into the phone constantly. The support staff is so bad I can envision patients not returning even when the medical care is great. In addition to Dr. Arabshahi being a bright spot, Nurse Sharon is also. She tries very hard. Garry T.
Very friendly, knowledgeable.
Validate is a super doc and normally I don't put up with a long wait, but with him I make an exception. He is personable, funny and knows what he is doing.
He is a very informing Dr., and takes the time with his patients helping them to understand the problem. He makes you feel very comfortable.
I was impressed with Dr.Arabshahi. He took time to listen to my concerns and I felt I was in competent hands. The office called me with test results before my scheduled appointment, that was very important to me, as in other cases, I had to call for the results etc.. Dr. A. projects confidence and competence, I will recommend him to others. For our convenience my husband was able to be scheduled at the same time and he had a very positive experience as well. My son is also a patient at the facility. The office staff is courteous and accommodating. Brigitte M. and Richard K.
He is the first doctor to really get to the bottom of my issue. He was great?
Dr. Arabshahi is nothing but outstanding! He helped to save my life!
He is a great doctor my daughter loves him. She even said that she will like to be as sweet as he is.
I felt very comfortable at the office, when I walked in and until I left. I like places where they take initiative, and get straight to the point. I knew I had to take my tonsils out, and that's the first thing he said. Will be going back
Dr A is a very special man. I am privileged to call him my doctor. He makes me feel that I matter, He always goes to extra lengths to treat me and includes me in all the steps he takes, I would and have recommend him to anyone in need of E.N.T. help
I absolutely love Dr. Arabshahi, but the wait times are pretty lengthy, even for appointments scheduled way in advance. I have been seeing him for over 7 yrs and will continue to do so because he is fantastic, but if there was one thing I would change it would be the administrative side of the house. Over the last several years the administration has improved, but the practice has grown in popularity so they are ALWAYS very busy so the improvements still don't seem to have caught up with the amount of business they do. Very rarely is the wait time less than 30 minutes beyond your original appointment time. I usually have to schedule appointments for later in the day (after work) so I'm sure that's part of it. I imagine it's probably not that bad in the mornings. I was there recently for an appointment at 4:30pm, finally got called back at about 5:10pm, met with triage nurse for another 20-25 minutes (that part seemed to take way too long), and then finally went back to the exam room. I've had to wait over 30 minutes in the exam room in the past, but fortunately on this day he showed up only about 5 minutes after I got in there. After meeting with him for several minutes and determining I needed medication, the meds had to be prescribed and called into the pharmacy and all of that took about another several minutes. We finally left just before 6pm. So bottom line, you will need to exercise extreme patience if you want to be a patient at Potomac ENT. It's worth the wait because of the quality of service you get, but plan accordingly. Also, most of their office, including the waiting room, is a dead zone for mobile phone service. Would be nice if they installed a signal amplifier or provided free wifi. That would make those waits slightly less painful. :o)
I love Dr. A. He has a great sense of humor, he talk to you in plain language and he knows what he's talking about. He is the only doc I have that I will actually wait past my appointment time for. Because he's worth the wait.
THE DOCTOR WAS POLITE , REASSURING AND VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT MY CONDITION.
Everyone was friendly and professional. Dr Arabshahi was very informative answered all my questions.
I firmly believe that Dr. Arabshahi is one of the best human beings on the planet, as well as a brilliant ENT. I'm so fortunate to be one of his patients. What most impressed me for this visit was the ENTIRE staff. I was sent from my internist straight to Dr. Arabshahi's office. Even though I didn't have an appointment, they fit me in and helped me get my paperwork situated. There were a lot of patients in the waiting area. EVERYONE was taken care of; regular updates were given to each patient as we waited to be seen. The front office and care team professionals were extremely polite, actively engaged and ensured that I was alright every step of the way. I felt valued and safe with each person I encountered. How often can we say that? Kudos to all of you at Potomac ENT! :)
Dr. Arabshahi is awesome!!! I went in w/ chronic sinuitis issues; after evaluating me and ensuring that there were no other options, I went into surgery. I was extremely nervous throughout the process and Dr. A did everything in his power to ensure everything would be OK - from the initial appointments, to the surgery,and then to my first post op appointment (yesterday). The surgical center he performed the surgery in was top notch and the staff was awesome; I highly recommend this practice !!!!
My first visit and had a great experience with the helpful staff and Dr. Arabshahi's knowledge. Come prepared to fill out initial forms - surgeries, meds, family history. Was impressed to see so many recognition certificates awarded to him as top Doctors. My only advice would be to guide newcomers on their first visit. I walked out without one prescription and had to return. Was also impressed to have my visit history uploaded in his portal by the end of my appointment. Definitely a great visit.
He's personable, yet extremely professional. He establishes a trusting relationship with his patients by listening to their concerns and addressing the problem with a viable solution. No time was wasted on my part or his. I appreciate that.
I always enjoy my visits with Dr. A. He moves really fast, but is very thorough. I also found the front desk staff very friendly! However, one of the medical assistants that came in to take my blood pressure was extremely rude. He just walked in the room while I was answering questions with another assistant and grabbed my arm to check my pressure. Never greeted me or apologized to me and his collegue for interrupting. Came back a few mins later and asked if I had taken my high blood pressure medicine that day. I never have readings where my pressure is high and don't take medicine. I'm sure it had everything to do with his approach at the time that sent my pressure up. Very rude young man that should not interact with the patients until he understands the importance of customer service..
He is wonderful! He has helped me through ten ears of ear problems and always makes me feel comfortable. He is able to talk with me like a friend and really cares about helping me get better.
I am very impresses. Dr. A very professional and a good listener. I feel as though my health is in good care. Thank You!
Dr. Arabshahi was great, and I would definitely recommend. He really knew what he was talking about, and made sure I was comfortable with everything. Glad I went to him.
Dr Arabshahii is always friendly and professional. It is obvious he cares about his patients. I can attest he is an excellent surgeon and allergy doctor. I just pt found out he is also a sleep doctor so I may be switching to him for my sleep apnea.
I appreciate Dr. Arabshabi - he is a good doctor and good at making diagnoses.
Dr.A literally changed my life! I had a sinus issue for over a year that multiple doctors weren't able to catch, I knew something wasn't right but until I saw Dr.A it wasn't validated. I was starting to feel like a hypochondriac. I showed him a year old Ct scan the same one had shown to the other doctors, and he almost immediately saw that my sinus was blocked. It felt good that my concern was validated. Dr.A suggested surgery which I was a little hesitant to proceed with but since he saw something that 5 other ENT's told was allergies I trusted him to do the job. There were no complications with the surgery or after. Dr.A was very informative about how to care for everything post-op too. Now almost 9 months later I feel great like a new person the surgery improved my breathing and my quality of life! Dr.A is knowledgeable, funny, patient, and caring.
My family has known Dr. Arabshahi and Dr. Ipakchi, the 2 founders of the office, for years. They are excellent and knowledgeable in their fields of specialty. I just wished all doctors and other doctor's office were like them!
Dr Arabshahi has a great attitude, very enthusiastic; and explains everything thoroughly. He was highly recommended by my endocrinologist and now I see why.
Very helpful .
Very thorough medical history taken, Doctor was efficient, pleasant and professional. Answered all of my questions and explained procedure as he proceeded. All in all a very satisfactory experience. Both receptionists were pleasant and attentive to all clients.
He was very nice and professional
The office and staff were very polite and professional. The doctor was very friendly . He took his time listening to me and then explaining Next steps to resolve my issues.
He was running a little late due to surgery. I'll admit I was thinking of rescheduling. I'm so glad I didn't. The instant connection between Dr. and patient was refreshing. He gave his undivided attention, addressed all my concerns, and I left comfortable with my decision. We need more Drs like him.
He is wonderful. I have never met a more down to earth doctor.
Dr. Arabshahahi was very caring and thorough. He took care of me promptly. His staff was professional and friendly.
I went into the office as an emergency and was able to be seen the same day. The office was busy with lots of patients but moved like a well oiled machine. Dr. A and Dr. Ipacki are excellent doctors who will give you 100% of their attention. I hadn't been to their office since my daughter was an infant and was surprised everyone remembered my face! Always feel like family when coming to this office!
Absolutely professional as always, and the attention to my needs and concerns were answered honestly. Always a positive atmosphere around the office.
The office was crowded and we waited a bit, however Dr Arabshani had great interaction with my 5 year old. He made us feel like he cared and asked questions, explained treatment well and I felt we are on the right track.
I was very pleased with Dr. Arabshahi. He was professional yet comforting and reassuring about finding a solution to my problem. I would definitely recommend him to others and will be back for my follow-up.
Dr. Arabshahi is an exceptional doctor with great bedtime manners.
Dr. Alidad Arabshahi, His demeanor speaks volumes about his ability as a medical doctor, he is a a very pleasant easygoing, understanding, compassionate and truly professional/specialist in his medical field. He possesses a unique gift in dealing with children. I would highly recommend him to any and all potential patients, as he will gladly go the extra mile to accommodate and take care of his patients. He has a tremendous patient load and just recently added an additional doctor to his staff. So try and be patient when waiting to see him as your visit will be well worth the time and effort. You will not be disappointed with the outcome.
I really appreciate Dr. Arabshahi,when I first saw him, with my problem, he started testing right away, he didn't say he think ie is something, without testing. For that I am Greatfull His manners are great, he greets you with a smile and a hand shake, and speak. His staff is awesome, as well. Overall, Great Doctor, and Staff!
Dr Alidad is my sone Dr for the last 6 years. he is very professional and friendly.He insert eart tube on my son both ears year ago. After one year he took it out one of the ear and the other one out by it self. I highly recommended him to any body he has ENT problem. He is always on the top of his job and he knows what he is doing.He is the right DR.thanks.
I was satisfied with my treatment and Dr. Arabshahi.
It was okay. My issue was not resolved. He gave me some options to try and sent me on to another specialist. This was my second visit for the same problem, so I left feeling frustrated.
The visit with the Doctor was very good. His staff are helpful and polite. There was a delay because the office didn't open on time as a rsult there was a patient back up.
Had to wait about 45mins to see this doctor.. but man was it worth it!! Absolutely awesome visit. Addressed my concerns immediately and I left the office feeling much better about my health than before. Electronically sent the prescription to my pharmacy and I'm feeling even better the next day!
Dr. Arabshahi and his staff provide excellent professional service. They are prompt, friendly, and caring.
My son & I were truly impressed with dr. Arabshahi. He took the time to explain to us in detail what the issue was with my son. We found the exam extremely thorough & beneficial. Overall, we had a good experience & we especially enjoyed dr. Arabshahi's bedside manner. We highly recommend him!
I wish all doctors are like Dr Arabshahi. really professional ,kind and compassionate.
He is always so happy . My daughter loves him.
Dr arabshahi is always fantastic. Knows how to treat his patients with kindness and compassion. All the while coming up with a great and effective treatment plan.
Dr Arabshahi has a great bedside manner. He is very warm and funny, and has a "cool dude" persona that my teenage son loves. He and his partners are quite popular. The waiting room is usually full, but his office staff handle the volume with ease and are always very friendly, helpful and efficient. Great practice!
This doctor and his staff are excellent.
A RockStar of a Physician.
The entire staff was very friendly and professional. Dr Arabshahi is also an allergist which makes it convenient to have one doctor handle the causes of sinusitis. I would highly recommend him and his practice.
Everyone here was great! Dr. Alidad is as good as they come. A true professional who knows his craft, but is still down to earth and gets people! I actually has a great time, if that's possible in a doctors office. It felt more like visiting friends and family.
It was awesome I appreciated his skills
I arrived to appointment early, This was my first appointment at this office. I was thoroughly impressed w/the efficiency of the staff. Pleasant and thorough. They handled the hustle and bustle the best I've ever seen in a Drs. office in my entire life. Friendly Staff. Then to top it off OMGosh meeting Dr. Arabshai, was very amazing, he has the most pleasant friendly down to earth bedside manner ever! I definitely would recommend this office. Pleasant, efficient, friendly. Sincerely Sheryl P
Very warm, professional atmosphere. took the time to introduce himself and discussed his recent MBA awarded from Georgetown. Explained what he thought the course of action should be and insured I understood alternatives. Staff set the tone as they treated everyone outfront as though theyt were the only customer in the waiting room which was full. :)
This was my first visit to see Dr. Arabshahi and I was very impressed with him. He made me feel comfortable and took the time to explain to me the nature of my visit and the findings. I would definitely recommend his service to anyone. Thank you for being courteous, gentle and respectful. I appreciate knowing that someone genuinely care....
He was a great doctor! My 3 year old had to have her tonsils and adenoids out and he was great with her. Very kid friendly and my daughter was at ease which says a lot because she's usually afraid of doctors.
My family and I have been going to Dr. Arabshahi since 2009. He has an warm and welcoming way of relating to his patients and, at the same time, is never less than professional in his examinations and treatments. He inspires confidence in his patients that he is taking their health and well-being seriously and makes considered judgments has the best way to proceed in treatment.
I have been to both locations and must say office personal and staff are just the BEST. Highly recommend this doctor !
Highest respect for this doctor. Excellent visit as always. I only see him annually now but he remembers me, engages in real conversation and is spectacular at his trade.
He is professional, talented, listens to you, helps you understand your problem, gives you confidence. I love to be under his care forever.
Dr. Arabshahi is fantastic!!! He is knowledgable, personable, and compassionate. I couldn't be more impressed!!!
He's friendly doctor but he try to finish check up in seconds,I guess he doesn't like to spend more time with the patient .If you've a timer you can time him easily .He would leave the room with in 40 seconds.
It was excellent. Dr. Arabshahi has been a great help during my recent short term disability, and recovery, from sinusitis, sleep apnia, and chronic fatigue.
Dr. Arabshahi is takes the time to explain everything in layman's terms. He certainly makes me feel comfortable as a patient.
Every visit to Dr. Arabshahi office is the same, the level of professionalism displayed by all the staff is superb. I have never had a bad experience. Dr. Arabshahi is extremely knowledge and professional, and gives he very, very best medical advice and service. I trust him and thankful that he is my Doctor.
Doc Arabshai is a top notch doctor who cares about his patients and knows his stuff. Best doc I know.
Professional, knowledgable, good bedside manner.
Dr. Arabshahi, is not only a very caring doctor, he is also "gifted" in his field of medicine. I highly recommend him to everyone who needs an ENT specialist!
Very nice Doctor. Took time to listen to my concerns and address them. Staff was friendly and helpful
He is very professional, funny and knowledgeable with good customer service.
Wonderful. Addresses concerns honestly and accurately.
My visit was for an ENT consultation, but he examined my nose and throat for any issues. I have a follow-up with him. He was excellent, answered all my questions and did not rush me. He has an excellent, efficient staff.
Very arrogant.. I thought it was a waste of time to explain my condition just to be told I couldn't be helped.. The nurse who took my bp was very lost to me.. They treated me like I was there trying to get a fix.. Im never going back there are better doctors out there trust me!!
Dr Arabshahi is an intelligent and compassionate professional. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Arabshahi was very nice and took the time to really explain his diagnosis. He made sure to let me know what he was doing/seeing during my exam.
He was wonderful. I love his energy and his friendly personality. He listened to my concerns and explained my condition in terms i understood. The dtaff was also very nice and helpful. I would recommend Dr Arabshahi to anyone.
Great Doctor. Solved my problem right away and examined me further and corrected that issue as well. I will return to him again. Friendly staff as well.
My visit was good. Nothing special. Dr. Arabshahi was very knowledgable but spoke a lot in medical terms. I kept getting moved from one room to another. In total I was moved 3 times which I felt was unreasonable but over all it was a good visit.
He was very friendly and listened carefully to my symptoms. He diagnosed my ear problem right away and prescribed medication. He was good to answer all my questions. I was pleased.
I was very pleased with his friendly manner. I thought he was very Professional and knowledgable.
Dr. Arabshahi was fantastic in my visit today. He was professional, knowledgeable and to the point. He took me seriously, listened to all of my complaints and symptoms, and made a good diagnosis with an appropriate treatment plan and follow up. He was also funny and kept me laughing and at ease the entire time. Highly, highly recommend you go see him if the need arises.
Dr. Arabshahi is a true professional and I would refer all my family and friends to him.
Very professional doctor
doctor is confident his diagnosis and can be trust him right away
This doctor is great! I highly recommend him.
Superb, professional doctor