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Qualifications and Experience
James Yang is a reliable and caring internist and primary care doctor serving the community of Washington, DC. Dr. Yang obtained his medical degree from Emory University, he also completed his master’s in public health and residency in internal medicine at the same institution. He completed his residency in internal medicine at The George Washington University Hospital and a fellowship in geriatrics at George Washington University.
Dr. Yang is a part of Metro IPC/Capital Hill. Dr. Yang is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. In addition to serving his patients, Dr. Yang is an active clinical educator of medical students as well as Master's and Doctoral students in the George Washington University School of Nursing.
Dr. Yang treats a range of conditions, and he is eager to help the wider community receive the care they deserve. Patients trust his expertise because he consistently provides high quality care that leads to positive and lasting health outcomes.
Verified Patient Reviews
I was beyond pleased! He was knowledgeable, checked symptoms that other doctors have overlooked for years. He explained how the symptoms were connected to the overall state of my current health, as a whole. He took his time explaining things to me.
He was amazing and very friendly.
Excellent! Dr. Yang was very through, addressed any concerns with complete and patient explanations, and best of all- he is a doctor that really cares about your well-being!
Staff was helpful & courteous. I will definitely recommend them.
Very personable and informative. You wont find a better PCP.
Dr. Yang is an amazing interest! He knows a tremendous amount about every aspect of human health. He is the most well read doctor I have ever met. When appropriate he goes beyond conventional doctoring always taking in an integrative approach. While keeping up the latest research, he is knowledgeable enough to be critical of the findings. He is the diamond in the rough on L street. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Dr Yang is always great to deal with because he listens. I love this guy...and he's just my doc.. He also explains things in his very methodical approach to treatment options which goes a long long way for us analytical types. Even with an intern shadowing him this time he was very efficient and thorough.
Dr. Yang and staff made me feel at ease and was very easy to speak with. I definitely plan on keeping Dr. Yang as my physician and would recommend him to friends as well.
He honestly is the best doctor I've ever been to see. It was my first visit and he spent an hour with me to get a complete understanding of my current physical health.
He was extremely professional, courteous and friendly!
I appreciate Dr. Yang so very much but even with an appointment, it usually takes over an hour to be seen every time I am at this facility. This time, I was waiting outside for 60 minutes, and then asked to go to the medical room, where I waited for at least another 30 minutes to be seen. I left the room, and let Dr. Yang and the staff present, directly, that I was still waiting in case they had forgotten me. They apologized, but it still took another 10 minutes to be seen. The wait time is incredibly long, but balanced against the time Dr. Yang spends with you, it does not feel like you are rushed and can truly take your time with him, discussing things like test results, concerns. But, be prepared to take some reading or work to keep you occupied. Expect for your medical appointment to take longer than an hour, at least.
Dr. Yang was great, and my appointment with him went really well. However, I did have to wait over an hour.
My second time seeing Dr. Yang. He is an attentive and respectful professional. I will make sure to seek him out for any other health related troubles I encounter. I highly recommend him as a physician.
The prescriptions that I needed before international travel were never called into the pharmacy (which was the same pharmacy already in the system for me). When I called the doctors office, two people tried to help me as Dr. Yang was out. They were ultimately unresponsive and I wasn't able to fill my important prescriptions before my trip.
This was my first visit, looking for a physical and a new primary care doctor. I'll be back!
Front office staff was not very helpful
Doctor yang is beyond exceptional. He listened to me, thoroughly examined my symptoms, and made appropriate diagnosis. Dr Yang's ability to explain clinical concepts in lay terms, as well as clearly explains the situation, is amazing. For your consultations and treatment, Dr yang is the one to see.
Spent a lot of time with me, going over my history. Appreciated the care and attention to detail and willingness to discuss things with me. Based on the first visit, I would recommend highly, especially if you're dealing with anything complex or multiple chronic issues.
I had the first appointment of the day, and Dr. Yang was knowledgeable, attentive, and responsive. He took his time to explain medical situations in lamens terms, listened very intently, and made me feel extremely comfortable. I had a great experience, and would definitely recommend visiting Dr. Yang.
The only issue I had was I had a 7:00 p.m. appointment and wasn't called into the back until 8:05.
The whole staff was great!
Dr. Yang really takes his time with you and makes you feel like he cares about you and making sure you get the care you need! I have seen him several times and had this experience every time.
I love Dr. Yang. Typically the clinic is busy but if you make an apt you can usually schedule to see him within a week. I came to the office for a cold and have since seen Dr. Yang 4 or 5 times. There is never a limit on the amount of time he spends with you and is always clear when discussing your symptoms and what they could potentially mean. The office does blood work and testing at the facility which is another reason why it's so convenient. It's difficult to find a physician who is straight forward and clear about your medical problems. I have never left unsatisfied with my medical care.
It was fine by me,Great services.
Dr. Yang was professional and informative. I appreciate the advice he gave me regarding my condition. He gave me his full attention and considered my point of view. He seemed honest and caring. I would recommend Dr. Yang.
Actually listened to me and talked to me as an adult. Dr. Yang sets the standard.
Even though The waiting is more than I expected I am happy with the doctor yang
Always have a great experience with my doctors@ 220 L,their very polite,upfront & genuinely care about your health, two thumbs ??..
Dr. Yang listened to my concerns and wanted to hear all the parameters before he suggested a creative way forward. I appreciate that Dr. Yang was empathetic to a stressful environmental situation under which I have been living the last 2+ years and came up with a way to cope with a portion of the issue even doing research on the computer.
I have been seeing Dr Yang now for about 3 years. Amazing doctor!
I was very disappointed, Doc Yang barely assesded me. Told he was prescribing medications never did. Bedside manner very bad.
Very professional and informed! Many times doctors come in not knowing the history - despite you just telling the nurse or assistant before he entered! In fact, all of the personnel I had contact with were very knowledgeable, I appreciate that!
He was personable. Asked questions considers my answers before responding. Overall I felt very comfortable with him. I will use him as my primary care physician from now on
I think Il love him as my dr. I just think he was a little too busy today and forgot what I was asking of him! He seem super cool and informative. I'm sure next time will be great!
Dr. Yang not only addressed my problem but he also explained how to prevent is recurrence.
Dr. Yang was excellent. Listened really well and talked through the treatment plan with me clearly. Only knock was waiting over one hour past my appointment time.
Dr. Yang is smart, well researched (which well informs his practice), friendly, and accessible. He takes time needed to craft comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans
I am very pleased with Dr. Yang and the clinic and that is why I continue to book appointments.
He was very attentive to my concerns and showed that he cares deeply for his patients. I felt comfortable talking about all my medical issues. He was patient and took the extra time above and beyond to enquire & to share what he thought may have been triggering my illness
Dr. Yang was great, bedside manner and all. I do agree with other comments about time management generally, but otherwise the experience was good.
Great doctor, glad he was my doctor.
Md. Yang, is very patient and understanding. He listens to me while i describe my symptoms and once he has has a diagnosis he explains everything to me. I really appreciate his level of expertise and how he helps me when I'm sick.
Personable, professional. Not rushed, asked good questions, I was very pleased.
One of kind. So friendly. Takes his time with the patient always. Knows his patient. Great doctor.
Doctor was fine but I waited for around 90 minutes and only spent about 10 minutes in the presence of a nurse or doctor.
I was not happy with the long wait or having Dr. Yang's student or assistant come in and ask me all these questions. Then Dr. Yang came in for five minutes. Not happy at all.
He was professional and courteous.
He asked me all these questions about my life. I came in there and all I wanted was some blood work done for a teter test for college enrollment. After I told him all about my life. . He left the room and never came back and a nurse came in and drew a wopping 3 containers of blood and they never contacted me back to give me my results for school. He treated me like first class nut basket in the appointment. Don't every trust this guy man.
Dr. Yang is an amazing doctor ;) He really listens to your concerns and often times thinks outside the box.
Accuracy of treatment and diagnosis.
Dr. Yang is an exceptional doctor. However, the wait time for this place is truly unbelievable. I had a 4:00pm scheduled appointment and I was not seen until 6:00pm. Again, great doctors! Lousy time management/scheduling.
Dr. Yang is a great listener and I particularly like that he considers the source of health issues versus just treating the symptons
Dr. Yang is my primary. Before settling on him I had seen a couple others in the practice & found that I like him best. He's friendly & funny, thoughtful & considerate, proactive about symptoms. He made sure ALL my questions/concerns were addressed before I left.
I have been visiting the L. Street Doctor's Office for approximately 3 years and I found them using the Provider Directory since I had lost my federal health coverage and had to pick a new Doctor under DC Medicaid. Dr. Yang was the first Primary Care Doctor I saw and I know I was a hand-full that day since I was suffering from a job loss along with depression, but he was understanding, patient, and still to this day shows me what a wonderful Doctor and person he is.
Dr. Yang was very thorough during my annual physical, and took great care to discuss any concerns and my medical/family history with me.
The support staff are really terrible. Truly.
As a first time patient, I found Dr. Yang to be thorough and professional. His bedside manner put me at ease, as if we were having a fairly casual conversation. I'll definitely be back for future appointments.
Md. Yang is very thorough, he really listens to his patients and explains the process. He always ask questions and he really shows interest in my care and he explains everything
An exceptional physician who listens carefully and is very empathetic.
Always reassuring he knows what he's talking about.
I like Dr. Yang but have never waited longer for a doctor's appointment. This wasn't a problem when I initially saw him last year. Patients should not have to book at the very beginning of the day to ensure an appointment time is kept. Appointments need to be managed much better so that the office sticks to set times. From online reviews, I know that others have faced very bad wait times as well. If I face a similar wait again I won't be going back -- not worth it.
Great bedside manner and attention to detail. Proficient in his diagnosis and totally professional in his demeanor!
Listened and paid close attention to what I had to tell him. Took time to explain his answers.
Excellent doctor. Knowledgeable and competent. Dr. Yang is always kind. He listens and shows he cares. To me the most valuable thing about Dr. Yang is that he takes his time with his patients, addressing all your concerns. His staff always goes the extra mile to assist and satisfy my needs.
The first appointment I booked with him, he canceled about 30 minutes before it was scheduled to start. I decided to give him another chance. This time I had to wait an hour before my appointment started. The reason I was given is that "Dr. Yang is seeing urgent care patients." My understanding from talking to the front desk staff prior to booking the appointment is that PAs and specifically designated MDs see the walk in urgent care patients and that Dr. Yang sees patients with appointments. So I guess that wasn't true. He seemed like a nice guy and pretty knowledgeable, but the bumpiness of the whole interaction left me feeling like I wouldn't be coming back.
Dr. Yang is friendly doc who listens. He is patient, inquisitive and a good counselor too, by which I mean he does not talk down to you.
It was a nightmare. All together I was there for over 3 hours. Dr. Yang seems like a decent enough doctor but I will not be going back there for general care.
Dr. Yang was great with trying to help me fiqure out why I keep loosing and gaining weight. He order a lot of different blood work that other doctors have not done before.
Very impressed! Dr. Yang spent almost an hour in the exam room with me, performing a thorough interview and exam. I felt he was genuinely interested in my health and that he was giving me his full attention. This was this most satisfactory experience with a healthcare provider I have ever had. He is exactly what our healthcare system needs. I can't overstate how wonderful he was. Bravo!
I waited almost 2 hours after my appointment time, which was incredibly frustrating. I feel this kind of wait time is disrespectful to your patients, so I will likely not go back. It is unfortunate because I was satisfied with my interaction with Dr. Yang, and based on that alone, I would have probably returned.
Dr. Yang is a professional and a consistent doctor. His demeanor and dedication towards me as a patient is excellent. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Yang is amazing. He takes the time to answer your questions and thinks in terms of holistic medicine. Love him!
Love Dr. Yang. Very succinct and thorough. He has a very clam nature, quiet too. But, he keeps it real and does everything he can to help you.
Dr. Yang was extremely kind and attentive. He sat and listened to all of medical concerns and provided great analysis. I would recommend him to others.
I like him...he is a good doctor he is who I am going to see all the time....good job thank you so much. ..
I was looking for a new Primary Care Physician. I found one in Dr. Yang. He is so professional, soft spoken, he listens, he has excellent bed side manner. I never felt rushed and he addressed the issues that prompted me to make a Drs. appointment.
Dr. Yang is always pleasant, has paitence and seems thorough.
Dr. Yang was great, the office administration could use some work. Was over 2 hrs. after my appointment time before I saw the doctor.
Absolutely a great doctor and very social person!
Excellent facilities, staff and Doctor. Very nice guy.
Dr. Yang was thorough and thoughtful, which was great. Waiting for nearly an hour was frustrating, especially since I had a fairly minor issue.
Very kind as well as helpful.
Today was my first day visiting Dr. Yang and it was great. The team was very respectful and polite and provided me with valuable information. I highly recommend Them!
Mr. Yang is very knowledge. He will spend the time to listen to our concerns and works to address each issue. Though the wait is long even with an appointment, it is definitely worth having a good doctor.
It was a very thorough visit. The staff were very helpful, courteous, and professional.
While folks aren't directly disrespectful, I feel disappointed with the consistent lack in professional decorum I've seen here. Every time I've come in, they act confused and like I've never been there before. There has been at least a 15 minute (usually a 30+ minute) wait every time I've come in. The most recent time, and the reason I'm writing this post, is they actually booked a 7:15 appointment and a 7:20 appointment back-to-back. The front desk employee said "You can still be seen, if you want, but it'll be a long wait." This implied that I had just walked in and expected to be seen when I had, indeed, set up an appointment days in advance. She suggested that I never book online, which is very confusing as the year is 2015 and we *have the technology* to ensure a clear and easy booking system.
Dr. Yang was knowledgable and truly listened to my concerns. He took the time to explain what my symptoms meant and ordered adequate tests determine what was going on. He was open to questions, and spent a good amount of time making sure I understand everything. The only downside to the practice is the wait time. The staff are all friendly and helpful, but having 1-2 front office people handle 15-20 patients at a time makes things a bit chaotic. It took 20 minutes and then me asking how long the wait was going to be to remind them to process my registration.
Came here for a routine physical and blood work with Dr. Yang. Overall, the medical experience was alright - there was a young lady who was training, so she asked all the questions, then I had to answer all of them over again when Dr. Yang came into the room 10 minutes later. Got my blood drawn for the normal lab stuff, Dr. Yang promised results in a week, sounds great, got out. Now the real problem is the administration. Problem 1. When I arrived, they couldn't find my appointment. Anywhere. Bad start. Problem 2. I received a voicemail a week or two out with my lab results, which were summarized into two statements. I've called the lady back and left messages probably 4-5 times and have not heard back. I think she called me with her cell phone because the voice message was pretty casual. Problem 3. My check up was two months ago. I have called the office about once a week trying to get a hold of anyone who can help me. My first couple of calls were fairly optimistic of the situation. I called, I said I wanted my lab results. I gave them my email, and they said we'll email them. Great! Two hours later, I call back, where are my results? They said we'll email them again. OK, first time maybe they forgot. Well... didn't get them again. Problem 4. When I asked for my lab results, they asked for my name and birthday to verify my identity. Is that all you need? I'm a little suspicious of this... Problem 5. You can trick me the first few times with this "email" thing, but I caught on pretty quick. I started asking for Dr. Yang. Of course, he was either not in the office or with another patient every single time I called. Urgent Care Center, I get it, he's busy. I left messages every time and got 0 call backs from him. Problem 6. About a month in, after several admin staff had "emailed" my records, one admin lady informed me that Dr. Yang had not signed off on my results, so she couldn't email them to me. WHAT? Did anyone want to tell me that the first time? Can Dr. Yang sign my results please?!?! Problem 7. Today, I thought I was getting somewhere. I was promised a call back and I got one (albeit from the admin staff). She then repeated the original 2 line summary (see Problem 2) over the phone and that was that. I asked for a copy of the records. She said I can pick it up. Can you email? She said OK - but that's not me, that's a different department. Needless to say, I did not get my records today. At this point... I'm so frustrated. All I want is a piece of paper! Is this too much to ask for? I really should have checked out Yelp before coming here, because this does not seem to be an uncommon issue. Save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else.
Really good environment..
He was pleasant to talk with and had some insights into my medical condition that other doctors had not made.
Extremely efficient and courteous, professional staff. Dr. Yang addressed all of my needs and concerns, scheduled tests for me, etc. Very satisfied with all personnel that I encountered on my visit.
The office is disorganized, failed to return phone calls, lost forms, lost records of me ever attending their office after being a patient for 8 months. Strange practice...
Dr. Yang is very friendly and thorough. He has always made me feel completely comfortable and takes the time to go through all of my concerns and find a solution to whatever I come into his office for.
Decent doctor. Wait time was too long.
I had an appointment & still waited an hour & 45 minutes before being called...then waited 20 minutes more in a smaller room. The doctor was great, very engaging and interested in my health (which is sadly rare). But making the process last more than 3 hours was unnecessary & ridiculous.
Was seen promptly by the aide/nurse person who took my weight and blood pressure and got some basic info. Waited a little while for the Dr but when he got there we quickly went through everything. Got my blood drawn, the phlebotomist? was very good, barely even noticed. Had some recommendations for changing my diet to try to fix the one condition I was concerned with. All in all a smooth and positive experience.
I didn't actually see Dr. Yang. Instead, I waited over an hour and was eventually seen by a PA. She was good, but isn't a doctor.
Wait time at this office was unacceptably long.
The visit was fine but the office was supposed to call me back with results of my blood test. I never heard back from them, tried calling several times. I can't seem to get through their system to a human being very often and when I do get to a person I get shuttled off down some dark digital corridor with further hold music until I have to get off the phone because, you know, spending a day on hold isn't really a realistic way to go through life. Certainly ain't healthy.
Dr. Yang was quite thorough and took the time to talk to me to determine if I had any other issues during my physical. I will continue to see him.
I waited over 2 hours for him to tell me he had no idea what was wrong, no suggestions to help with my symptoms and a recommendation to see a specialist. Would not recommend to anyone. The wait time alone was ridiculous and combined with the lack of service, I have never been so frustrated. Also, maybe they're in a new building because the nurse had a hard time even finding a plug to take my blood pressure.
Definitely not a primary care place. Seems like a place for urgent care mostly, even though they advertise thier primary care service. I got the impression that everyone from the doctor to the nurses felt I was a nuisance for coming in to get a routine annual physical. The doctor proceeded to give me a long lecture on how no medical studies have shown a linkage between preventive annual screenings and a healthy long life! Unbelievable!! He hardly spent any time with me otherwise and couldn't wait for me to get out of there so he could get back to doing whatever it is that he was doing. Maybe a great place for urgent care, definitely not primary care or a place to get a non-urgent check up
Aside from the wait time (and not nice receptionist), really good doctor. Competent, friendly, and quick to help.
He didn't know anything .
He saw me on very short notice. I travel a lot-- and he is willing to accommodate my crazy schedule. He's even called in scripts to pharmacies all over the country for me!
I met with the nurse practitioner and she was super nice.
The wait time seemed unnecessarily long especially since I was the first appointment in the morning; I waited nearly 25 mins. Then another 10 minutes in the room. And then after Dr. Yang left to grab a list of referrals, I waited for another 15 minutes for him to come back with the list. A lot of waiting... But it's a nice place, so I come back.
My visit with Dr. Yang was good, however I was disappointed with the fact that my appointment through Zoc Doc was not in there system. So it increased my wait time.
Dr. Yang is a great doctor. He really takes the time to explain everything in detail and listen to your concerns.
Dr. Yang is very enthusiastic about patient care and I appreciated the thought and attention he gave me during my visit.
Addressed my concerns well
I saw Dr. Yang a year ago after being in a car accident. He was great, listened well, and prescribed treatment that was really helpful. The wait time was long, but it was a walk-in clinic situation, so I was somewhat prepared for that. Would definitely recommend Dr. Yang.
Great doc! But long wait.
I really liked him. He was really warm especially when I am a Deaf patient. He was wonderful just like nay doctor should be.
I was very pleasant when I leave the office. I highly recommend him.
He was very thorough during my exam.
He was friendly. I felt like he truely cared about my Health. He answered all of my questions, and I never felt rushed. It was a great experience. I ill definitely be back.
This was an initial visit and annual physical, Dr. Yang was very thorough and straight to the point with the health goals he would like to see me achieve. To some this may be taken as a bit aggressive but it let me know he truly cared about my health and what happens to me.
Friendly, competent, place seemed a bit undestaffed.
He was easy going and informative. I felt comfortable using his services.
Very friendly n understanding.