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Dr. Donna Gievers-Zuniga, DPM

Podiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Donna Gievers-Zuniga is a female, bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) doctor who has been practicing in the DC/ metropolitan area since 2002. After working in a group practice setting for eight years, she decided to go solo in order to bring back that “hometown” feel to her practice. Dr. Gievers-Zuniga’s biggest testament to her services is her innumerous satisfied patients. Dr. Gievers-Zuniga is originally from Miami, Florida and graduated from Tulane University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. She then went on to graduate from Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, which is part of the prestigious Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (home to the Chicago Medical School) in 1999. She was extremely active in her class, serving as secretary of her class and both Secretary and Vice President of the Illinois Student Medical Student Association. In 2002, she completed a competitive three-year surgical residency program at the Washington Hospital Center in DC which included her serving as Chief Resident of Podiatric Surgery in 2002. Her training included general foot conditions, diabetic limb salvage, plastic and reconstructive surgery and specialty rotations at Children’s National Medical Center and at the Pima Indian Reservation in Phoenix, Arizona. (The Pimas have one of the highest populations of Type II diabetics in the world and are studied by groups such as NIH). She became Board Certified in foot surgery in 2006 with the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Gievers-Zuniga’s hobbies include running, international traveling and dancing. She climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1997 with her mother whose trip helped raise $30,000 for Florida foster children.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Adventist Health

Specialties

  • Podiatrist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Education and training

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Podiatric Surgery
  • Tulane University (Bachelor's)

Awards and publications

  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 1997 with her mother whose trip helped raise $30,000 for Florida foster children
  • Completed the Marine Corps Marathon and Parks Half Marathon in 2008 and continues to race local venues including Bethesda’s 10K Turkey Trot and Rockville’s Pike’s Peek 10k
  • Volunteers with charitable organizations such as Mobile Medicine, which provides services to the uninsured
  • Chief Resident of Podiatric Surgery in 2002 at Washington Hospital Center

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1659349611

Office locations

Gievers-Zuniga Foot & Ankle Center

18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 328

Olney, MD 20832

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Dr Gievers-Zuniga was very helpful. I went with a variety of non-serious issues and she took xrays of my feet and I came away well educated. I would definitely recommend her to anyone searching for a podiatrist.
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I love Dr. Gievers. She's very pleasant & her staff is awesome. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gievers to anyone!
Less than 6 months ago
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She is nice however, she talks very fast and I felt rushed at the appointment. I didn’t have a minute to process anything she said before she was out the door. I ended up ordering orthotics which I was told wouldbe in within 2 weeks and almost 2 months later still have not not gotten them! I’ve called 3 times to check on the status and no one I’ve spoken to can tell me what’s going on only that they are “on hold” for some reason. They never return calls or follow up. I was told 2 day ago I would get a call back later that day and still have heard nothing. I paid half the money up front for the shoe inserts so I can’t order them somewhere else. This is very unprofessional of the office staff and inconvenient. I ordered them well in advance is a vacation that requires a lot of walking.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Donna Gievers-Zuniga is an excellent doctor!! She knows how to treat her patients in a friendly, efficient way!! Highly recomended!
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This was my second visit to Dr. Gievers-Zuniga and both times I have been thoroughly impressed. She has a great bedside manner, is very efficient, and provides an easy to understand description of the problem and what she will do to solve it. I would highly recommend this doctor!
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Fantastic doctor
Less than 1 year ago
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Very pleased. She came highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed. Clear & concise evaluation & treatment. So happy I scheduled.
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Very good!! Very efficient and was able to answer all questions I had!
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Very gentle with my 10 year old daughter
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She's always great at explaining and visually demonstrating the issue, is quick to pinpoint the issue and is considerate of the potential for overtesting/overdiagnosing. She gave me a simple solution for my recent issue (turned out to be amuscle issue) but gave me a prescription to get an MRI if it didn't heal up, but the little insert she gave me got me fixed quick!
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Great patient dr
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Great appointment. Very good bedside manner. I would definitely recommend her.
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Great! As usual
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Excellent visit, as always. Doc is very thorough in her examinations. And, most importantly, she listens. Bedside manner is great.
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The Dr. was very efficient and understood my concerns and took care of them.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Gievers-Zuniga & her staff were great - right on-time, explained what they were doing, etc.
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Extremely informative.
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She really takes the time to explain in easy to understand terms what the issue is that you might be having.
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The wait was very long, but after that everything was fine
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Excellent as usual.
More than 1 year ago
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She and her assistants are helping me fight my insurance to cover my custom orthotics, potentially saving me hundreds of dollars and chronic pain. They are truly compassionate medical professionals. Excellent care!
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Dr, Gievers was great as ever. She took her time and went through my concerns. She also was helpful with some of my ongoing issues, with some great suggestions.
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She was friendly and concise in addressing all of my poditatrical issues and concerns. She explained how feet work and what mine were doing differently and how to modify and treat them with orthotics and physical therapy techniques.
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Thank you for fixing my foot - walking without pain now.
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Great staff, very helpful, wait was short, doctor was excellent!!
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It's always a pleasure to see the Doctor and staff.
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The staff is friendly and cheerful. The paperwork was clear and concise. The doctor was friendly and thorough. My reason for the visiit was taken care of. Her patient-centered communication was a lot better than most doctors I've seen. I'm content.
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Very personable and thorough. My issue was related to foot pain from needing new orthotics.
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Dr. Gievers has a FANTASTIC bedside manner, is very knowledgeable, explains things thoroughly and in an understandable way, and when there is more than one reasonable course of action she explains all options thoroughly and listens to what the patient wants. Overall, a phenomenal doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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while the time in the waiting area was a bit long I found out why when the doctor saw me. She was amazing. Very patient, knowledgeable and attentive. I didn't feel rushed and she shared knowledge that no other doctor hadbeen able to give me. I felt like her only patient which is why I had to wait. She seems to treat every patient the same way! Can't recommend her more.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgable doctor with great staff. So glad she was recommended to me.
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I arrived 15 minutes early and wait time was about 5 minutes. Clean office environment. Staff very friendly and professional.
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Great podiatrist. Excellent bedside manner. Always pleasant. Shows an interest in total health/well-being and not just your feet.
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I chose Dr. Gievers-Zuniga because the location was very convenient. Also I lliked the fact that she was not part of a large practice. This was why I left my previous podiatrist. Her staff was very pleasant and efficient. I neededto order diabetic shoes and they had these on display and the staff member helping me with this knew which shoes were good for my feet and which would cause me problems.
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It is an unpleasant process in all kinds of ways, but the staff and Dr. Donna are superb at what they do.
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She's very helpful
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I am very happy to have found Dr. Gievers- Zuniga! She is a wonderful practitioner with an awesome new office and great staff!
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Dr. Gievers-Zuniga is very professional and knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to work with her. Note: Her office is in a new location--same building, but on the third floor.
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Office staff is quite professional. It was my first time, and I felt quite at ease. Dr. Gievers is exceptional in terms of her bedside manner, responses to my questions and treatment plan.
More than 1 year ago
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Very knowledgeable . Wonderful and friendly staffs.
More than 1 year ago
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So very caring and considerate and took an extra step that wasn't part of my problem to ease my feet!
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She was very informative and great communicator. Diagnosis based on thorough examination. Provided helpful very advise.
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She was knowledgeable and pleasant. Her staff, especially Glenda was excellent. They were able to do X-Rays right in the office!
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Appointments are quick to make and go through, she's very thorough and quick to act. I had a few issues with billing double charging me for my copayment that I paid in office but I was able to correct them pretty easily.
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Wait time is usually less than 10 min. She is very efficient is identifying and fixing my father's foot problem. I would definitely use her again if there is the need.
More than 1 year ago
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Wonderful doctor!!
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Dr. Givers was very informative and friendly with my Sons concerns..
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This was my first appointment with this doctor. The staff was quick and friendly. Dr.Gievers-Zuniga was very clear in her explanations of everything and very thorough. Based on this first visit I would highly recommend her.
More than 1 year ago
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She is Great. The experience was great with her complete staff. Keep up the good job.
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She is wonderful and very knowledgeable I want to refere her to others
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