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Dr. George Samman, MD

OB-GYN

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*All cancellations require at least 24 hours notice* Dr. George Samman, MD is one of the most highly ranked doctors in the United States. He specializes in gynecology and obstetrics & gynecology and currently practices medicine at Washington, District Of Columbia. Dr. Samman holds a medical degree from Damascus University Faculty Of Medicine and is licensed to practice medicine at Virginia and District Of Columbia. Dr. Samman holds the distinction of being rated among the top 20% of doctors in the United States, based on his network, experience and credentials.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • OB-GYN

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1649215120

Office locations

George Samman

2021 K St NW, #204

Washington, DC 20006

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Great doctor and very patient with explaining.
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I did not feel like my questions were answered
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Samman is just AMAZING. He is so patient, he explains everything in details and answered all my questions and concerns. Add to this his kindness in the relief he gave me. I'm so happy I found him. The clinic isclean and neat and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommended.
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Highly recommend ! Dr. Samman took the time to understand my complains, and thoroughly explained everything to me with potential options for me to consider. He also has a very wholistic view on health which goes to show he is aexperienced professional. He’s also very pleasant and made the visit very comfortable.
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Dr. Samman was very friendly and spent a lot of time with me before the exam just to talk about my history and my concerns. I have never had a doctor bother to do that before and it was really great. I highly recommend Dr. Samman.
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Dr. Samman was not overtly rude, but when I told him I wanted to replace my birth control implant (it was close to the expiry date and I needed a new one), he gave me a hard time about being agood customer for the drug company. Also, when he was taking out the first implant he didn't numb my arm down the length of the rod, meaning I could feel where the plastic was tearing away from the tissue that had grown around it. When I told him that it was painful, he huffed and just injected more lidocaine in the same place as before. Maybe he just doesn't like implant-users, but I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.
Less than 3 months ago
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He was not very personable and kept talking over me. It was very clear that he liked hearing himself talk. He did not really listen to me. Other than that, it was a pretty standard procedure.
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He was very dismissive and blase about what I was saying and spent a lot of time lecturing me about what I should and shouldn't expect re: side effects with certain birth control methods. Also, there was no one else inthe room when he did my exam, which I thought was a little weird. The exam itself was relatively quick, but painful.
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I had two appointments to get an IUD put in, consultation and insertion. I'm very happy with Dr. Samman and my experience. As others had mentioned in reviews, he is old school (and admits it) but I was expecting that andhe is very professional. I was concerned about the pain of insertion and he took my concerns seriously, made every effort to make things easier. He ended up giving me shots of novacaine so the insertion was relatively pain free and very quick (<5 mins for me). Once the shots wore off, the cramping was fairly intense but still less than expected and it went away after a few hours. I like Dr. Samman- it's no Planned Parenthood, but he did a great job, he made me comfortable, and getting the appointments was easy. I'd go back for sure!
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Really great visit! Had been looking for a doctor and found mine now! :)
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I love Dr. Samman.
Less than 3 months ago
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He made me feel very comfortable and addressed my concerns of my overall health, while thoroughly explaining all my options and asking how I felt about them. Waited less than 10 minutes and although I was out quickly, I didn't feellike he rushed through my appointment. I would recommend Dr. Samman to a friend.
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Dr. Samman is a highly professional doctor who is considerate and very knowledgeable. He takes the time to make sure patients get the right treatment. Would recommend!
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Really professional and wonderful personality
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To start, I arrived to find that there was someone else waiting for an appointment at the same time (8am). As I waited, everyone in the office was beyond lovely and incredibly welcoming. However, the consultation with Dr. Samman himself wasinteresting to put it politely. He was nice and began speaking in a professional manner, but then passed a bit of judgement on the IUD and that it should only be used in women who have already had children, which didn't sit too well with me knowing that many female OB-GYNs have them regardless of age and whether they have children or not. He also during the exam chose of all things to talk about Donald Trump's sex life. Despite being EXTREMELY uncomfortable as I lay on the exam table in the stirrups, I attempted to play it off and change the subject. However, he continued on with that conversation. He also was pretty dismissive of my concerns as to why I came in and how a new birth control method could effect my livelihood (I'm a singer and changing the hormone balance in your body can mess around with your voice, which is the last thing I want to do). After the exam, he mentioned that if I didn't hear from his office with any test results that basically no news is good news, which made me feel like just a number and not a person who came in for care. He then left the room without much of a gracious exit. Aside from that, it is very clear that he knows what he's talking about, and has been practicing since 1975, obviously still enjoying it, otherwise he wouldn't still be working in the field. It's great that he's so experienced and well-versed in women's reproductive health, but his opinions cloud his judgement at times, and in conclusion has pretty awful bedside manner. After this experience I'd rather have the lovely ladies in the front do the exam.
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The front office staff were nice and helpful, and the doctor was professional. Dr. Samman thoroughly discussed my birth control options with me and provided advice on a semi-related medical issue. After the consult in his office, he performedthe exam and continued talking about his recommendations for me (likely to keep me distracted and not make the exam awkwardly silent). Overall pleased and will go back for future annual visits.
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He is thorough, knowledgeable and possesses such a wonderful bedside manner. He treated me with respect which I found to be encouraging. By explaining the processes of my body it allowed me to have a better understanding of my own healthwhich is such a complete demonstration of the practice of medicine.
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He was great and straight to the point
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Old school, but efficient, kind, and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable as a first time patient!
Less than 6 months ago
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Great customer service from. The front desk to the Dr explains and wi discuss all concerns great option as a Dr.
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Ms. Frances (the medical receptionist) was very helpful and straightforward as well as Dr. Samman. They were polite and definitely answered all my questions.
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What an experienced professional. Not only did I enjoy his bedside manner but also he took the time to explain how each type of birth control works in detail in a casual meeting we had in his office beforehand. He educatedme before I decided which I wanted to do (and I ended up picking something different to best fit my lifestyle) and for that I couldn’t be more thankful. I would definitely go back. He went to school in DC and has had his practice in DC for decades. I had full confidence in his experience. Wait time in the office was around 30 mins, not horrible but not immediate.
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Dr. Samman was very professional, kind, and patient in explaining things to me, which made my first visit to his office a great one. He clearly discussed a variety of options that I had, and explained the pros and cons ofeach so I could make an informed choice. He got the exam over with quickly, which was great. I will gladly remain a patient of his going forward.
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Dr. Samman has an atrocious bedside manner, an inability to empathize with his patients pain, and showed no interest whatsoever in getting to know me as a patient. His condescension including calling me 'young lady' multiple times during myappointment (I'm 31, and trans, which I explained to his front desk staff). He zoomed through my patient history, and talked over me multiple times during the intake. There was no nurse present during my exam, merely the doctor, which I've never experienced. I got zero warning during IUD removal, and left the office in tears due to humiliation and pain. His front desk staff reacted with confusion and seemed flabbergasted to my asking to be called by my chosen name. (I explained that I don't care what you submit to the insurance, as I understand legal requirements. I merely asked to be called by my chosen name as a patient. I was told "I'll call you whatever you want." after which the front desk person threw her hands up and said "Just let me finish this paperwork.")
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Dr. Samman's front office and assisting team were professional and kind, very upfront about pricing and procedure in an open and respectful way. Dr. Samman himself was a good listener, straightforward in diagnosis and treatment, and willingto explain the reasons behind the diagnosis and how to make the most of my preventive care outside the office.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Samman is very patient and caring about his patiens. He explained everything to me very carefully and reassured me through the treatment process.
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This was my first time visiting a gynecologist and Dr. Samman did a really great job explaining everything and making me feel comfortable. I had a blood test done and he personally called me two days later to deliver the results.Due to hormone imbalances I am going to reach out to an endocrinologist but I would recommend Dr.Samman for primary gynecological visits.
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Very professional, kind, and thorough doctor. Thank you.
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I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. Samman. His practice is clean, his staff were pleasant, and he talked me through everything he thought I needed to know and answered any questions I had.
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Dr. Samman is always great, I recommend him to all of my friends. He takes the time to talk you through and explain everything, fully addressing your concerns without dismissing them. He is nonjudgmental and caring, I feel very comfortable talkingwith him. His office is a little retro but it's clean and gets the job done. The staff is very friendly via phone and in person, and you are brought back very quickly. I would fully trust him with any and all gyn and ob concerns.
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As a new patient, 1st visit, this was an excellent visit. I have only had 3 ob-gyn's in my life . I'm glad that I found Dr. Samman on zocdoc. He is very thorough and good at explaining any issues, outcomesor discussing any questions or concerns. I arrived a little late for my appointment and was called back and seen within 10 minutes of my arrival. Dr. Samman's demeanor was very pleasant and gentile. His ability to explain procedures,prognosis,diagnosis in layman's term so that one has full understanding and capacity to make informed decisions is wonderfully refreshing. I think Dr. Samman will be my Gyn doc until he decides to retire.
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I appreciated his pre-appointment office consult. He really took the time to discuss options for treatment. Gave reasons why he recommended particular things and gave pros and cons of many options.
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Dr. Samman provides a perfect and detailed diagnosis.
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Although there was a bit of a wait, I greatly appreciate Dr. Samman taking the time to explain things and answer all of my questions! He's very kind and generous with his time. Would highly recommend.
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I truly appreciated that he listened to each of my concerns and explained them in a professional manner. I never once felt talked down to or dismissed. Each concern was addressed with remedies or suggestions and my opinion was regarded. Very much appreciated his clarity and thoroughness.
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He's an amazing doctor, went through great lengths to explain my condition and medication - even took to illustrating to help me understand. He's very blunt and straight to the point.
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Dr. Samman was great and has consistently been great. His bedside manner is the best I’ve experienced and he seems very caring and direct when dealing with me. I would definitely recommend him.
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He was great . Really gentile
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The Dr came in while I was getting dressed and wouldn't leave the room when I asked him to instead telling me "sh, it's ok" and continuing to talk over me. He barely let me talk at any point during theappointment and explain why I was in and my medical history. He made a few racist comments.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was delighted with everyone in his office, and he was warm, thoughtful, caring, thorough and quite knowledgeable. I would recommend him without reservation.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Samman is a great doctor however his staff is the absolute worst as others have mentioned. Very rude and unprofessional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Had to wait a little bit as I would in any doctor's office, but it was totally worth it. Dr. Samman is very patient and he took the time to give me his proffesional advice. Bedside manner is great, as Ifelt comfortable. As a young lady, sometimes it is uncomfortable to see the Ob-Gyn but here I felt taken care of. Will come back.
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Dr. Samman was great!! My only complaint is with the front desk. They were not particularly friendly or professional, but it was a small price to pay for a great doctor.
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Very nice doctor and worked with me effectively to create a diagnosis
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Dr. Samman plays down the severity of a circumstance should there be something a little wrong, and I find that comforting as I tend to be the easily paranoid type of patient. In no way does that mean that he doesnot care about the condition of the patient; he puts medical terms into easy-to-understand lingo and makes sure that we work as a team to follow up on whatever needs to be revisited. It is easy to tell that Dr. Samman has been around for quite some time in this field.
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The people at the front are not professional. Very loud! Eating and drinking while talking to patient. Asking each other which show they watched while ur standing at the window. The rest of them u can see them on there phone's.. doctor was very nice And comforting.
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Great!
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So knowledgable about the unusual medications I am on and how that could affect birth control choices/future family planning. He was a pleasure to speak with, and his routine exam was so fast-- he's clearly been doing this for a verylong time. I felt enormously comfortable with Dr. Samman.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Samman was amazing. He was detailed & friendly but professional.
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Dr. Samman answered all of my questions during the consultation before my exam. His explanations were thorough but not so much so that a lay person couldn't understand. Overall great experience.
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