Dr. Karim Salame, MD

Neuromuscular Specialist

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If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain or any other emergency, please call 911. ***Dr. Salame specializes in treating patients with neuromuscular issues*** Dr. Karim Salame is a dedicated and diligent neurologist based in Washington. Karim George Salame, MD, is board-certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He has several poster presentations and has written book chapters and most recently co-authored a chapter in the new edition of Neuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice, one of the only comprehensive books in the field of neuromuscular disease. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Salame received both his BS and MD from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and performed his internship in Internal Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and his residency in Neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University. He also completed his Neuromuscular Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowships at the same institution. During his training, he had the best poster presentation for the 2011 Annual Neurosciences Research Day at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and was actively involved in teaching medical students and junior residents by for example being the Journal Club organizer, presenting RITE (Residency In-Service Training) review conferences and being a lecturer as a fellow during the Electromyography course for residents. In addition, he was an official instructor at the regional AANEM for O

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Courteous, caring, and highly informative. I will definitely visit his office again.

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Dr. Salame was very kind and thorough during my visit. By far one of mu best doctor experiences I have ever had. Thank you

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Dr. Salame is great. I saw a student working with him first, who was very professional and thorough. Dr. Salame came in and was both friendly, communicative and took the time to listen. He also seemed to really understand my symptoms and concerns and worked out a plan for how to move forward that seemed rational, yet not overblown. I would highly recommend him.

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Dealing with scheduling is a nightmare! I went into the meeting in severe pain, and doctor said I needed two EMGs asap. Great ... until I get to the front desk, where they say I can't schedule an EMG for two months! So I schedule the EMGs, and ask about scheduling a follow-up in the doctor. "Oh, we don't schedule follow-ups that far in advance. Call back in two weeks". Why even try?!?!

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Dr. Salame was thorough and quite helpful.

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Knows his stuff.

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Dr. Salame and the resident who examined me were extremely thorough, professional, and pleasant. They explained their findings as they conducted the examination. They also thoroughly briefed me about the other tests they were ordering. I was early for my appointment, which is the only reason I had to wait.

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Incredibly professional and very informative! Really nice guy as well!

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I like the fact that they care so much about the patient. Took the time to ask all these questions about my symptoms.

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He is very personable and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend him to others.

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Dr. Salame did a good job diagnosing my condition and clearly explained available treatment options. He was also pleasant in his interactions.

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Dr Salame was wonderful. Extremely thorough and spent well over an hour with me listening to my concerns and symptoms. Would highly recommend him.

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Fantastic doctor. He spent over 50 minutes with me hoing through all my symptoms. The only downside was wait time-almost an hour

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Very professional and knowledgeable.

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Through a set of exercises, Dr. Salame did a great job identifying my lower back problem and prescribing the required treatment. Highly recommend.

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I was seen immediately by the doctor. He took the time to speak with me for over 40 minutes. Dr Salame asked several questions and administered several tests to determine what was ailing me. I would highly recommend him. He was knowledgable about my other conditions, he was smart, nice, funny and extremely understanding.

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One of the best, caring doctors I have ever experienced. He spent 45 minutes with me going over all my issues, asking all sorts of questions, and to do an initial screening. I had to wait over 30 minutes, but that's because he was spending a lot of time with his previous patient. He obviously cares about each patient. He ordered a lot of follow up tests to ensure I would be completely checked out. I usually have to beg doctors to do half of what he did on his own. He even stated he may pull in another neurologist that specializes in head trauma, depending on my results. I am very thankful I landed him as a neurologist.

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Dr. Salame is great! He can talk a little fast at times, but it is because his profession excites him and is passionate about his work! He was my attending while I was hospitalized for over 2 weeks and he also performed my EMG and has conducted all of my follow-up. I would not ever go to another doctor.

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I really enjoyed meeting with him. He was very patient and really cared about treatment that would truly benefit me. I would recommend Dr. Salame to anyone in need of a great Neurologist.

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Extremely attentive and caring doctor. Dr. Salame took his time to carefully listen and gave excellent guidance and recommendations.

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This guy is the man. Takes your problems seriously and doesn't rule out anything until he can prove it.

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Very professional and a good listener too. Discussed approach to my issue making me a part of the conversation b

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He was very nice and personable. Very professional and caring.

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Aside from waiting an hour and forty-five minutes because "the doctor is running late," my visit was fine. Dr. Salame is professional, friendly, and open.

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Dr. Salame was very nice and concerning, he went over all my problem and did not rush the office visit. He was very friendly.

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Dr. Salame is hands down the BEST doctor I have ever visited with. He was patient and listened to all of my concerns and offered solutions and a treatment plan that was not overkill in any way and totally made sense. When all other doctors had dismissed my symptoms, he really listened to me. His approach was conversational and I didn't feel rushed at all. He used a thorough line of questioning to help isolate issues in conjunction with the most thorough physical examination I've ever received and then ordered the appropriate tests. He took time to explain everything and made sure I understood everything we had discussed before I left. I wish ALL doctors were like him! I reccomend him without reservation.

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Dr. Salame was very personable and thorough. He listened to all of my concerns and put me at ease. I feel confident working with him to resolve my health issues.

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Great personality and made me feel at ease. He was very thorough and did all the things I expected him to do and ordered the tests I expected him to order. I was pleasantly surprised by my entire interaction with Dr. Salame today!

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attention to detail is very good.

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He was very thorough with me and I thought he had my best interest in mind.

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