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Dr. Francis McGuigan, MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY Dr. Francis McGuigan is an empathetic and dedicated orthopedic surgeon serving the Washington, DC community. Dr. McGuigan is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he earned his medical degree. He completed his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Naval Hospital Oakland. He also completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. McGuigan continued his training by completing a second fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. McGuigan is a part of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. McGuigan sees patients for orthopedic consultations, follow ups, ankle and foot problems. Dr. McGuigan conducts his appointments with the personalized care and attention that he would expect for his own family. His consultations are always very thorough and informative. ***PLEASE NOTE: All appointments scheduled are reviewed by an office team member who may contact you to confirm the appointment after it’s been scheduled on Zocdoc. Please provide address and insurance information to avoid delays at the time of service. Thank you. ***

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth Caritas

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Naval Hospital Oakland, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Naval Hospital Oakland, Internship in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1568425718

Office locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Road NW, 1 Main

Washington, DC 20007

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Orthopedics

MedStar Orthopaedic and Sports Center

1120 20th St NW, Bldg 1 South-A Level

Washington, DC 20036

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Man of few words,but awesome. Does not recommend things which would would drive up costs. One of my best Dr experiences.
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My visit went very well and Dr McGuigan attempted to allay my concerns and to provide other options. I was very happy with this visit and would recommend him to colleagues and firiends.
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Excellent appointment in every way.
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Dr McGuigan was not very communicative during the interview and seemed reluctant to answer questions. He also did not take time to show me the images from my surgery although they were taken nearly 2 weeks ago. He was not veryhelpful when I indicated my difficulty in non-weight bearing due my handicap. I did not feel he was very compassionate. My husband felt the same way.
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His staff was friendly and efficient.
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Dr. McGuigan was able to get me in 2 hrs before my scheduled appointment during a snow storm. He previously operated on my foot for a separate issue and I would highly recommend him. I think he's a straight shooter with tremendous experience.
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Nice and knowledgeable. I need surgery and will definitely see him for it.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr McGuigan is a extremely warm, professional and absolutely a wonderful dr. His bedside manner is so calming and he puts you at ease when he first walk in the door. This is my second opportunity to be treated by DrM and he is still the same wonderful doctor after more than 3 years.
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The doctor was honest, thorough, and pleasant. I wish I had seen him when I first had the issue instead of the other doctor I saw at Inova who exacerbated the injury. He explained what he saw in the x-ray, whathe believed to be the issue, and what the next steps would be. He provided guidance on how to improve efficiency in the treatment and how best to schedule the procedure with a follow up so he could attend to the results quickly.
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Dr. McGuigan is the best! When a bad accident happened landing me in the ER, I found myself in the care of Dr. McGuigan to create a treatment plan. He is every bit the rock star! Dr. McGuigan listens, is thoughtful,does not rush decisions, and is thorough. We have navigated each and every step being informed and feeling equipped with the next steps in the treatment plan and healing process. I am currently at my six-month mark since the original accident and have regained significant mobility and am healing very well! I am so grateful to Dr. McGuigan and his expertise. Accidents happen, and medical doctors like Dr. McGuigan are the true professionals you want to have as your expert surgeon to help you get back to being whole.
Less than 1 year ago
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We have past experience with Dr. McGuigan. He performed my wife's ankle surgery. He did a remarkable job. She was pain free after 5 years in misery. Today I saw him for a consult of my left foot. I had X-raystaken first. He thoroughly explained my condition and my options. I have decisions to make but he gave me excellent advice going forward. Would HIGHLY recommend him!
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I was getting a 3rd opinion since I received conflicting surgical recommendations from other doctors. Dr. McGuigan is the only one who listened carefully to my symptoms and offered a clear explanation of my condition. He is also the only doctor who seemed concerned about getting the treatment right.
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The office called me a week before appt to ask me to come at 7:30 for xrays. I showed up and 7:25 and no one seemed to know why I was brought in early. Once staff started seeing me at 8:00and I got xrays and saw the doc I was out before 8:30. Doctor was very nice.
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Dr. McGuigan is an outstanding professional -- extremely knowledgeable, polite, compassionate, etc. He is a rare person in a sea of physicians.
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Dr. McGuigan is the best!
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Love Dr. McGuigan and he is really at the top of my list of orthopedic surgeons at Georgetown. He is really the best.
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Dr. McGigan is clearly very knowledgable. I did, however feel a bit rushed towards the end of gym visit. I know doctors aren't accustomed to spending much time with patients, especially after I was seen by an intern but mid-question hestood up and continued to stand as I was going down my list. It would have been more considerate to sit back down for the minute or so it took me to finish my questions as opposed to making me feel like I had already taken up too much of his time. Otherwise, I feel confident he is the best doctor for my care.
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I waited over an hour and he came into the office and talked to me for five minutes before referring me to pt. Seemed like he ran more of a business and wants to get as many patients seen as possible but not actually invest in them.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. McGuigan was personable, professional, and knowledgeable! He presented options and guidance in an effective manner.
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He was great, friendly, and professional.
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He was clear in explaining his recommendations to me.
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Parking was a zoo, but it was the day they decided to help descendants of the slaves they had, so hope it was unusual!
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He was great and very professional. Once i got into my exam room everything moved very quickly.
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He is the best
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He didn't seem to care about the actual issue. He was set on a diagnosis and wouldn't let me really explain what the problem was/is. I would have expected more time and attention. I was the last patient and I felt rushed and poorly attended to.
More than 1 year ago
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He's a highly qualiied foot and ankle surgeon. He's working in a clinic set up just for his specialty, so everything goes super-smoothly. He takes his time with you, listens to what you say, explains very carefully and thoughtfully. He's agenuinely nice person who is very pleasant to interact with. This spirit of kindness is also found throughout his office, with all the other people you deal with.
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I was very impressed. He seem to me to be an expert in his field. He was honest in his assessment. He gave demonstrations to explain the situation. He took the time to explain the issue to me in a wayI could understand. He shared his opinions as to what choices I had to deal with the problem, and the best possible outcomes of each choice. Consequently I left his office very satisfied.
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I really like him. He was very personable and knowledgeable! I would highly recommend!
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2nd surgery Dr. McGuigan as performed for me, and I am completely satisfied with both. His skills are the best anywhere. I am very happy with the outcome both times. Get involved - you need to take an active part inyour health care, have a good attitude, and do what they tell you to do. That is the key to a good outcome. He is human just like we are, and might have an off day at the bedside, but his skill is beyond question in my opinion, and the entire team at the foot and ankle center the best anywhere.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. McGuigan was great! He listened to my concerns and thoroughly explained the procedures needed to correct my problems. I really felt that he was concerned about my well being.
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He was a wonderful Doctor. Very thorough and helped me understand everything.
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really very good. I am going to have to have surgery and everything was explained to me so well. great doctor and staff as well.
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This was my first visit, I was attended to by 5 staff members. I was evaluated by Dr. McGuigan's assistant who informed the Dr. of my history and current problem. This advanced information enabled the Dr. to get right down tobusiness when I was seen by him. Was pleased with the service. I was disappointed that none of my medical information that I completed through ZocDoc was received at the doctors office. I had to furnish the information all over again in the office.
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My visit to Dr. McGuigan was very expedient, professional, and satisfactory. I was greeted in a friendly and courteous manner by Sparkle at the front desk, and the intake tech was also very professional and efficient, yet friendly. The resident,Dr. Davis was personable and knowledgeable, and my visit with Dr. McGuigan was thorough, understandable, and pleasant. He provided me with the answers I needed and I felt he was part of "my" medical team. I look forward to future visits!
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Great visit! Got me in and out very quickly and made sure I left with no questions or concerns!
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I saw both Drs. Davis and McGuigan. They were both very professional and prompt. Highly recommended.
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He is excellent at explaining what is going on in simple terms that a layman can understand and lays out options for treatment and the pros and cons of each.
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Excellent orthopedic professional. Needs to spend a few more minutes with the patient to explain the process
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