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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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!
Very pleased. She came highly recommended and I wasn't disappointed. Clear & concise evaluation & treatment. So happy I scheduled.
Very good!! Very efficient and was able to answer all questions I had!
Very gentle with my 10 year old daughter
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 a muscle 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!
Great patient dr
Great appointment. Very good bedside manner. I would definitely recommend her.
Great! As usual
Excellent visit, as always. Doc is very thorough in her examinations. And, most importantly, she listens. Bedside manner is great.
The Dr. was very efficient and understood my concerns and took care of them.
Dr Gievers-Zuniga & her staff were great - right on-time, explained what they were doing, etc.
She really takes the time to explain in easy to understand terms what the issue is that you might be having.
The wait was very long, but after that everything was fine
Excellent as usual.
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!
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.
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.
Thank you for fixing my foot - walking without pain now.
Great staff, very helpful, wait was short, doctor was excellent!!
It's always a pleasure to see the Doctor and staff.
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.
Very personable and thorough. My issue was related to foot pain from needing new orthotics.
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!
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 had been 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.
Very knowledgable doctor with great staff. So glad she was recommended to me.
I arrived 15 minutes early and wait time was about 5 minutes. Clean office environment. Staff very friendly and professional.
Great podiatrist. Excellent bedside manner. Always pleasant. Shows an interest in total health/well-being and not just your feet.
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 needed to 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.
It is an unpleasant process in all kinds of ways, but the staff and Dr. Donna are superb at what they do.
She's very helpful
I am very happy to have found Dr. Gievers- Zuniga! She is a wonderful practitioner with an awesome new office and great staff!
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.
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.
Very knowledgeable . Wonderful and friendly staffs.
So very caring and considerate and took an extra step that wasn't part of my problem to ease my feet!
She was very informative and great communicator. Diagnosis based on thorough examination. Provided helpful very advise.
She was knowledgeable and pleasant. Her staff, especially Glenda was excellent. They were able to do X-Rays right in the office!
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.
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.
Dr. Givers was very informative and friendly with my Sons concerns..
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.
She is Great. The experience was great with her complete staff. Keep up the good job.
She is wonderful and very knowledgeable I want to refere her to others
Dr. Gievers was very helpful, informative, and has an excellent bedside manner. She diagnosed my foot problem, prescribed an orthotic to help take pressure off the painful place, and made several helpful suggestions about how to care for my condition. I have already recommended her to other friends!
Dr. Gievers-Zuniga is amazing. She was very thorough when explaining my procedure. She answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. she was humorous and very comforting when I she saw I was uneasy.
Excellent physician with a wonderful bedside manner. Always very upbeat and friendly.
Everyone at the office was very attentive and knowledgeable.
She was great. Excellent bedside manner and very knowledgeable
She was very personable, clearly explained what the problem was and offered and explained multiple solutions.
Very pleasant and very efficient.
She was excellent! I highly recommend her. She explained my options for treatment in a manner that it was easy to select a treatment plan.
Dr. Gievers has a wonderful bedside manner. I have been to her numerous times. She is very knowledgeable and explains everything to the patient before treating them. Her front staff and assistants are all friendly and put the patient at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Gievers as a doctor!!
She was excellent and personal. Very thorough and I loved her sweet personality! Highly recommend her!
She's knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.
Dr. Gievers-Zuniga is wonderful. She explains the situation and various potential solutions in a very clear and concise way. She makes every effort to try homeopathic methods first and doesn't try to sell overly expensive orthotics as all the other podiatrists we'd been to had done. I highly recommend her.
Did a very thorough examination which included X-rays and blood work in order to make a correct diagnosis.
Informative, good listener, good work.
excellent doctor bolstered by a great support staff.
Very professional, friendly, explained everything clearly
Everybody was very friendly and proffetional
Great appointment; spent a lot of time explaining my problem.
Excellent podiatrist!! Very caring and proactive.
Very impressed with her staff and the 5 minute wait time.
Dr. Gievers was wonderful. She listened to my concerns and was thorough in her explanation. She made sure that I understood exactly what was happening and explained next steps.
She was friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. My son and I were pleased.
She's great - treats all 3 of my kids and myself. Was excellent with my not-so-brave 5 year old son when he needed wart removed. I thought he would panic, but he never even got nervous.
She is, in my opinion, an excellent podiatrist!
very informative and a worthwhile vist
Very personable, easy to talk with, listened to all of my concerns. Didn't rush me, was thorough and gave me a plan going forward.
Great doctor and took care of my problem right away!
She was wonderful-so gentle and understanding! Feel better already. Thank you.
Excellent, as always!!
We highly recommend Dr. Donna Gievers-Zuniga. She diagnosed our child's problem right away. Our child was nervous and she made him feel at ease. We would definitely go back to her in the future.
Overall great podiatrist, helped me pinpoint my foot pain (extra bone) and gave a fantastic explanation. Only issue was the pricing was up there but other than that she herself is fantastic and a great listener.
Dr. Gievers and staff were absolutely wonderful. Dr. Gievers identified the problem and had x-rays taken right there!
An excellent experience. Dr. Gievers-Zuniga is extremely thorough when it comes to explaining the diagnosis and giving treatment options. Her staff is efficient, kind, have a good working knowledge of their jobs. The office is impeccably clean and comfortable. The examination rooms are bright, pleasant and comfortable.
I didn't have to wait much time and she was very pleasant and knowledable. Also I like to the option to speak in my own language if choose too.
Dr Gievers-Zuniga was very professional, congenial, and went right to the issue. She listens to her patients and has a very pleasant manner about her. She explained everything and treated us as intelligent patients able to follow instructions in order to promote healing. The staff was also knowledgeable and pleasant. I highly recommend her and her staff.
A genuine loving spirit exudes from Dr. Gievers. Her bedside manner is A-one. Very much in to patient education.
Dr. Gievers was great! She explained in detail how things should work normally against my concerns and was able to resolve my problem and make me feel at ease.
She and her staff are wonderful! Make you feel totally at ease.
excellent!! loved her. she is very patient and explains everything.
My daughter suffers from painful bunions. Dr. Gievers-Zuniga was the third podiatrist we've been to. Her recommendation was the first of the three that did not involve expensive made-to-order orthotics. Her solution was immediate and had better results than all the specialty-order solutions. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Dr. Gievers-Zuniga explained things well and thoroughly and was very knowledgeable.
Really glad I found this doctor. I'm going to go to her if I have any more foot problems
Will keep going back for my feet problems. Wife even made an appointment today.
I liked her, nice, just I need to go for MRI . And don't know the results yet til I go back.
All around good. I felt very confident in the doctor's approach to treating me.
Very professional, friendly and helpfulh
Excellent. Patient, my orthotics did not work out immediately, she had some good ideas. We are still working with them. She recc a pedorthist, she is the first doctor to ever recc one!
I have seen Dr. Gievers-Zuniga before. She operated on me today for an in-grown toenail. She is a great doctor and a very enjoyable person to be around. I highly recommend her for both her skills as a doctor and her amazing bedside manner! She is thorough and explains exactly what your options are before she does anything. I feel very confident about the care she extends towards me as a patient.
She is fantastic. Changed my appointment time to morning so I could leave on a trip. Very thorough.
I have seen Dr. Gievers-Zuniga before. She is one of the most pleasant people I have encountered in the medical field. She is very professional and caring. She takes her time with each patient and you never feel rushed. Her front desk staff is also very kind to everyone that walks through the door. I highly recommend Dr. Gievers-Zuniga as well as her staff.
Lovely, lovely person. Excellent bedside manner. Explained everything she was doing and what I needed to do. Very much into educating the patient about how uncontrolled diabetes can affect the feet, I highly recommend Dr. Gievers.
Very nice and knowledgeable. Very fast to see me.
Dr. Gievers is extremely competent and reassuring. Thorough explanation for condition.
Dr. Gievers was very professional and positive. She kept me well informed about everything and was very responsive to my concerns and questions.
Extremely thorough...covered everything!!! She answered all of my questions! Very professional and very friendly! More doctors should be like Dr. Gievers-Zuniga!
Awesome! She was able to fit me in on the same day and her office had an x-ray system right there...so no extra appointments. Her assistants were great also. They fitted me in the same appointment with my new "robo-boot"...LOL!
Dr.Gievers-Zuniga is very thorough and compassionate. She took the time to listen to everything I had to say and told me her thoughts as to how she might be able to help me. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
Dr. Gievers-Zuniga was very nice and knowledgeable! She was very pleasant and she took her time explaining everything. As a diabetic I am very pleased to have found her. I would definitely recommend her to others. I did have to wait about 40 min to see her, but it was well worth the wait!!! I will absolutely be keeping her as my Dr.
Great first experience. Very thorough!
Very professional and thorough!
Very informative about my problems and good explanation that I could understand.
The Doctor was fantastic! Her management team were amazing and delivered great customer service! It was one of the best appointments I have ever had--I was seen immediately, assisted in every way, and all my questions were answered efficiently :)
She was wonderful a very cool lady and a class act.
She was fabulous, very thorough, knowledgable and patient. Her office staff were great too!
Staff was friendly and professional
Very efficient. The wait was because the bldg. was closed the previous day due to holiday, and the dr. was backed up on appts.
Dr. Gievers was a great doctor. She was patient with me and made me feel very comfortable. She also spoke clear spanish which was a plus for me since I cannot speak english very well. I highly recommend her.
I interacting with may doctors in my life as a patients and my business. I found her very knowledgeable, thorough, professional and had excellent interpersonal skills. Thanks for helping my son.
Friendly, Smart, Explained everything, including options for treatment.