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Dr. Alidad Arabshahi, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

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.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Awards and publications

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Northerm Virgina Top Doctor 2011-2016
  • Washington Top Doctor
  • AOA honor society
  • America's Top Physician 2013-2016

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1235200155

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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They fit me in with short notice which is the only reason I had to wait a few minutes. They were fast and efficient. Doctor was professional and took time to explain everything. The medical staff supporting him were excellent!
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My mother was a patient of Dr. A and when we moved to the area she recommend that I take my son there. He loves Dr. A he has been seeing him for years now. All of the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend them!
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Very personable and professional.
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The staff was wonderful. There were questions regarding my previous testing and treatments and they found out all the info we needed.
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The exam was going well until the doctor received a phone call in the middle of my visit and he left the exam room. After the doctor left the exam room he never returned. I waited in the exam room for30 minutes when he happened to pass the room and saw me sitting there. He motioned for me to come out of the room and led me to the head nurse. The doctor dismissed me from the visit even though he didn't finish the exam. I never got closure to my visit and I did not get my questions answered.
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My family has been with Dr. Arabshahi for over 15 years, he has accurately and effectively treated my mother, my children and grandchild and myself. He knows us when we see him, he provides quick accurate medically sound assessments and isfriendly and personable throughout the exams. I am grateful for his service and always feel confident in his care.
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Dr. Arabshabi and his staff took the time to listen to me and my concerns. Dr. A was clear in my treatment plan and help manage my expections for my treatment plan. Staff was very organized and communicated with me what the next step would be.
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Dr. Arabshahi is amazing, and the entire staff at Potomac ENT is awesome. Everyone is professional, compassionate, engaged, and always willing to work with me!
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Love the staff and Dr. A
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This doctor has only been pleasant , I trust him to take care of me.
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He is extremely personable, and genuinely cares for his patients. He and his entire staff provide a great atmosphere for care and wellness.
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Great dude... besides being a doctor...just a great guy!!!
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Dr, Arabshahi and his staff are all very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Arabshahi has such a warm and caring bedside manner. I highly recommend him to anyone needing an ENT or sleep specialist.
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Dr. Arabshahi is an extremely detailed physician and dedicated to taking care of the patient. His compassion is beyond reproach! He is immensely cultivated in Meniere's. I will continue to see him for future treatments.
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I love the warm greeting and the positive attitude of all the staff, doctors and nurse practitioners. What a pleasant experience!
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If you need an ENT, this is the doc to see!
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Great appointment. The doc is willing to look outside the box and do what needs to be done to get the issue fixed.
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A great Dr. !
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The best doctor I have seen, Glad to find him.
Less than 6 months ago
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This is one of the best doctors I have ever visited, he was amazing at his job and his bedside manner was second to none. Great experience.
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He’s an amazing doctor and LOVES children! I will always come to him when I need an ENT for my children. My daughters is not fond of other doctors but she loves Dr. Arabshahi. Thanks for everything.
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The clinic indicated that it will accept Medicaid and Medicare. After we went to the clinic we were told that the insurance was not accepted and had to pay in cash. This is in addition to a change in appointment dueto incorrect location provided when we first booked. Had extremely bad experience and waste of time and money on transportation.
Less than 1 year ago
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Seemed very rushed. Spoke to his assisting student, but no to me.
Less than 1 year ago
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Informative and all inclusive. He listened to my health issues not only in regard to my hearing status but discovered and educated me regarding a nasal issue I was having.
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A very professional staff. As a new patient at Potomac Ear, Nose and Throat I thought that the office was very well-organized when compared to other offices. I had a minimal wait time before seeing the first health care provider andfelt very comfortable with Dr. Arabshahi and really liked his bed side manner.
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Excellent. He may consider communicating a patient with more layman perspective
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I’ve seen him before and would highly recommend him.
Less than 1 year ago
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I did have to wait an hour but I gave 5 stars anyway because Dr. Arabshahi had an emergency at the hospital and so the wait was worthwhile. As soon as he returned, we were seen with perfect service!
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Wow, finally a Dr who takes the time to listen to you and provides you with a good get well plan. Dr. A gave me a thorough ear exam and we reviewed my hearing test results. I never felt rushed orthat he wanted to move on to the next patient, he made me feel valued. This was my 2nd visit to Dr. A and am very glad to have found him.
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Dr. Arabshahi is a great ENT doctor, but because of his specialty and being such a great doctor the wait is sometimes at least an hour. He may have to do a surgery earlier during the day and still attempts tosee patients after surgery which makes the wait times longer then usual. I do recommend him and this practice because they do awesome work.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Arabshahi is totally focused on his patients, listens to their concerns, and takes the time to explain his diagnosis and treatment plan. Extremely approachable.
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When it comes to his profession concerning ENT practice, Dr. Arabshahi is the best. He is very professional and has treated my sinus condition to a very good state. I can now breath again during the day time hours which Iwasn't able to do properly since 1996. He removed a large cyst that was blocking a left nostril 100% along with polyps that he identified after a CT Scan that he ordered. If he did not identify this large cyst, and polyps, I may not have breathed right again until now. I am still having difficulty breathing at night due to my sleep apnea however; believe, the apnea level has decreased. Will find out after my recent sleep study results. Thank you Dr. Arabshahi and thanks to your staff for what you have done to assist me with my allergies and breathing sinus issues thus far. You have made a Hugh difference and I could have not asked for a better Doctor and his professional support staff at Potomac ENT. First Class!
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Fantastic!
Less than 1 year ago
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Personable and professional; exhibited credible and up-to-date expertise; listens attentively and communicates well. No hesitation to make appointment with him again when needed.
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It was great; Dr. Arabshahi was patient, professional and kind. Out of all the ENT options I found online, I'm very happy with the choice I made!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. was very detailed, thorough and listened well. Worth the wait time. Scheduled for Sleep Apnea concerns.
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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 myvitals 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great doctor Fast at doing good work Slow registration/check in Overall I like him
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Great Dr. very nice personality. Understanding and caring for each patient well being.
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very pleasant. did a great job in solving my problem.
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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 probablydo 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
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A good doctor
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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
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An excellent doctor who clearly explains his findings and recommendations. Great support staff who make you feel welcome and take good care of you.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 tomeet 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.
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Professional, to the point, helped me relax and effective treatment (meds)
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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.
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Dr. Arabshahi was very friendly . He was thorough and listened to what I had to say and not in a hurry.
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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
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