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Dr. Ira Shocket, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

Ira Shocket is a mindful and qualified gastroenterologist in Washington, DC. Dr. Shocket obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He then completed his internship, residency, and fellowship from Boston University. Dr. Shocket is a part of MWHC Gastroenterology and is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washinton, DC. He is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Dr. Shocket’s medical experience is vast and impressive. His areas of special interest include inflammatory bowel disease and colon and rectal cancer. Outside of his practice, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing tennis. Dr. Shocket is dedicated to helping patients receive the treatment they need so they can enjoy a positive and fulfilling lifestyle.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Virginia, Doctor of Medicine
  • Boston University (Residency)
  • Boston University (Fellowship)
  • Boston University (Internship)

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1376555771

Office locations

MWHC Gastroenterology

106 Irving Street NW, Physicians Office Building Suite 205 South Tower

Washington, DC 20010

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Dr. Shocket is wonderful! He is patient, responsive, great at explaining and reviewing information. He is caring, knowledgeable and open minded -- especially important in a fast changing field like gastroenterology.
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Excellent provider. Very informative. Willing to answer any questions. Never felt rushed.
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Dr. Shockett is just right. He listens carefully and approaches treatment keeping the patient's preferences primary. He takes a moderate approach.
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Dr. Shocket is one of the warmest and most thorough doctor I have ever seen. He truly cares for his patients and is an expert in his field.
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I appreciated Dr. Shockett's professional and welcoming manner. He listened attentively to me and responded with care.
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This was a consultation. I was seen within 10 minutes of my appointment time, and I appreciated Dr. Shocket's bedside manner and thorough explanations.
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Dr. Shocket spent the time to explain the details of my upcoming endoscopy to make sure I knew what would be done and why. We also discussed medication for the future and why certain medication is more preferable for me. Ingeneral my visit was helpful and reassuring. The staff all seemed to like what they were doing. They signed me in, set up my endoscopy time, etc. all with a smile. The nurse who took my vitals was pleasant.
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It wen well.
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Very professional and wise. He took the time to explain everything, and options. Speak clearly and simple.
Less than 1 year ago
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Thorough,,respectful, professional, understood my concerns with good preparation advice
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Dr. Shocket is a doctor who listens and genuinely cares about the patient. I trust his skill and judgment.
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Very pleasant and easy to talk with.
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He is clearly highly knowledgeable about his field. He took a good amount of time to explain what possible diagnoses might be and why. He was empathetic and inspired confidence.
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I was told to arrive at 8am but the office was not open yet. Upon opening the appropriate staff was not present yet for new patient registration. I was given a form another staff member, who was very kind and helpful,but it ended up being the wrong form. Dr. Shocket and is assistant were great! Kind, thorough, did not rush me out, answered any and all questions I had. When I left, the front desk staff could not give me a copay amount since I was not registered appropriately when I arrived. They were a little dismissing and were talking about the other member who assisted me when no one else was there, which I find highly unprofessional.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shocket is really friendly, professional, and humorous. The experience is great, and I was relieved from the initial diagnosis.
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I have been his patient for 7 years. He is so smart and not arrogant about it. I just love how how kind he is and has a gentle bedside manner. I will be his patient as long as he is practicing medicine.
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Dr Shocket is eminently qualified. He has treated me since 2000.
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Office staff friendly and efficient as was the medical technician. MD on time and prepared, very accommodating and professional. Everything explained clearly.
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Dr Shocket was pleasant, efficient, knowledgeable, and reassuring. I felt better informed and more prepared to face my health challenges. I would highly recommend Dr Shocket to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Shocket and his staff was professional and polite.
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He listened and explained things clearly. He has a wonderful bedside manner.
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Very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. Also very respectful of his patients and their time. Highly recommended.
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great doctor and office staff
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Very professional, listened to my issues and had a wonderful willingness to help me.
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