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Dr. Houshang Makipour, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Dr. Houshang Makipour is a gastroenterologist in Woodbridge, Va who is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. H Makipour is a gastroenterologist who is a Northern Virginia Magazine Top Doctor and Washington Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. H Makipour has also been voted Best Other Medical Doctor in the Prince William Area by people in InsideNoVa's Best of Prince William Awards. He completed extensive training in Hepatology (Liver disease) and Internal Medicine at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and Faulkner Hospital in association with Tufts Hospital in Boston, followed by a full fellowship in gastroenterology at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was an associate staff member. He has extensive training and an immense experience with colon cancer screening and surveillance. Throughout his career, he has taken care of thousands of patients while always striving for excellence in patient care. His practice encompasses gastrointestinal and liver diseases. He is able to perform a wide range of endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy, esophageal dilation, esophageal banding for varices, PEG tube placement, liver biopsy, colonoscopy with polypectomy, and IRC for obliteration of hemorrhoids. He is an expert in colon cancer prevention by using colonoscopy and polypectomy/EMR. Dr. H Makipour has privileges at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and INOVA Fairfax Hospital. Disclaimer: We will ask you to fill out additional paperwork at our office.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Faulkner Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - Ahvaz Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Awards and publications

  • 3.Makipour H, Cooper A, Danzi JT, Farmer RG. Carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater: Review of 38 cases with emphasis on treatment and prognostic factors. Annals of Surgery 1976 Apr;183(4):341-4.
  • 12.Voted Best Other Medical Doctor in the Prince William Area by people in InsideNoVa's Best of Prince William Awards
  • 11.Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor 2015-2016, 2016-2017

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1184624389

Office locations

Houshang Makipour, MD

2280 Opitz Boulevard, Suite 200

Woodbridge, VA 22191

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Excellent; great seeing Dr. Makipour
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First time seeing Dr. Makipour and I was thoroughly impressed with attentiveness to my issue. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Manipur was very attentive tto my concerns. Listened to what I was going through. Made recommendation and test. Eased my mind like always.
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It was great! My husband had to see a GI doc ASAP! and thanks to the nice lady at the reception, we were able to see the Dr. My husband was a new patient, I called in the morning and wesaw Dr Makipour the same morning. Dr Makipour was very nice, friendly, knowledgable. My husband who really doesn't like going to the doctor, had a nice experience with doctor Houshang Makipour and his whole staff. We will see him again in a month. :-)
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Absolutely one of the best doctors I know!
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He listened to my symptoms and set up tests for diagnosis efficiently and quickly.
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I was very please, the Dr answered all my questions to the fullest and explained so I completely understand. I was very pleased and impressed and would Highly Recommended him.
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Very professional. Good explanation of upcoming procedure.
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The doctor is very polite and professional and takes genuine interest in me as a person.
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Staff was very pleasant. Doctor was very attentive and patient with me when asking tons of questions. Overall I had a great experience.
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Dr. Makipour is a wonderful physician. He is extremely knowledgeable and the best gastroenterologist by far in this community!
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A very unprofessional office! I do NOT recommend them! Don't bother filling out your ZocDoc forms - they don't actually accept anything from ZocDoc, but list it so they can get you in the office. The doctor didn't even pay attentionto my concerns on the first visit, but scheduled me for an outpatient procedure anyway after a conversation that lasted less than 5 minutes. The evening before the procedure, the office called me with a surprise charge of hundreds of dollars and gave me one hour to come up with it. When I said I couldn't afford it, they said I would be charged a fine of the same amount if I didn't pay, even if I opted to not have the procedure. The day of the procedure, I had to wait more than an hour after my appointment time and they put something I am allergic to on my body more than once, even though I listed it on three separate forms. When I told the nurse, she said I wasn't actually allergic, I'm just "Scandinavian pale". A week later, I show her the marks still on my body and she again tells me that I am just pale instead of allergic and that those marks just appeared a moment before from the blood-pressure cuff. I called to see about my results and they said it would be two weeks until they knew. I told them I would not be in the area in two weeks, so they suddenly "found" my results, but wouldn't tell me until I came in. When I show up, they ask for another expensive copay for a 2-minute conversation with the doctor who tells me the same thing I told him on the first visit when he would not listen. This office was incredibly rude and condescending, and clearly just tried to get as many appointments out of my insurance as they could. It was a waste of time and money to go here and all I have left are scars and marks on my arms from their negligence in actually reading the "Allergies" sections of their own forms. I cannot in good conscience recommend this office to anyone and wish someone had warned me before I made the first appointment.
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I did all the paperwork online before my appointment today. The Doctor office did not use my paperwork online. The paperwork asks the same questions. My questions where are the paperwork at. My personnel information is out there somewhere. Please response.
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It was a good visit. He was very knowledgeable, made me feel comfortable being that it was my first visit.
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