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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Iqbal has been practicing in northern Virginia for more than 20 years. He brings an abundance of experience dealing with patients specialized ENT needs.
Dr. Iqbal prides himself on getting to know each and every patient, who can take pride knowing that he is a board certified in Otolaryngology. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, reading and traveling.
Verified Patient Reviews
Nice guy. Light touch. Listens.
He is honest and very courteous.
Great Doctor. Really knows his stuff and cares if you get better. Now my boss goes to see him too. And I always brings my kids to him for any ear, nose, throat problems. Office staff is very nice too.
Dr. Iqbal is wonderful. Most doctor office visits feel fragmented (they're in and out of the room a lot etc.). He was so attentive and listened to everything I had to say and how I was feeling and was with me the entire time. He is fantastic and I would highly recommend him.
I was quickly brought in for my appointment and the doctor was good and listened to what was going on. I would go there again.
Dr. Iqbal was excellent! I had to have a scope of my nose and throat. He numbed it very well and there was no pain at all.
This was the worst doctor's visit ever. 1. I scheduled a hearing test and when I got there and waited an hour, he told me they only did hearing test on Wednesdays. He made me wait for a hearing test that he couldn't even do. 2. Equipment was outdated and not clean. 3. He would validate some patient's parking but not others. It's all about how he feels. I will never come back again.
I was in such good hands, personally and professionally. He was superb!
The doctor was a little backlogged when I arrived, but it was worth it for the quick and attentive treatment.
When I walked in, I saw a wall of paper records behind the front desk. Not a good sign. Then I had to fill out paperwork that I'd already filled out online. No big deal, but not ideal. Then, I went back. First of all, at no point did Dr. Iqbal put on gloves, including when he examined my throat and ears. Then he told me that I probably didn't have strep based on what he saw, but he'd do a test to be sure. But not a rapid test. This test would take three days. I asked why he wasn't doing a rapid test, which is what I'm used to getting. Was the three-day test more accurate? Yes, he said. But later he said that standard practice is to confirm the rapid test results with a three-day test. Well then why not do that for me?! He said I'd need to get strep many more times in a row before he'd recommend surgery. I've had it three times since October. I also asked about my persistent post-nasal drip that doesn't respond to antihistamines and he recommended... saline spray. So all that was weird and disappointing and slightly scary. But then things really go off the rails. He puts my throat swab sample in a plastic bag and tells me to walk it over to the lab. I of course have no idea where the lab is. He gives me directions but I get lost. When I finally find the lab I have to put my name in an iPad and sit and wait for ten minutes for them to call my name to hand over a bag. Except when they call my name I don't just hand over the bag. I have to sit down at a desk and spend ten more minutes giving all kinds of personal information to stranger so they can "register" me, even though the doctor already has all that information from me both from Zocdoc AND FROM THE FORMS I FILLED OUT that day. I was told by the people at the doc in the box to go see an ENT about my recurring strep throat. So I did. And it was a major waste of time and money.
He's very thorough which I absolutely love!
Dr. Iqbal really listened to me and treated me very well. He seems to have a lot of experience and he made me feel like he actually cared about the problem I was having.
the dr was and always nice and informative
Had some earwax needs to be cleaned. Made a 9am appointment, Dr. Radar showed up at 10:30. Incompetent and cannot even get the simple task done, told me to go back and use the earwax removal. Went to another doctor and have my two ears cleaned in 15 mins. Would never recommend here.
Dr. Iqbal was very knowledgeable and thorough during our visit.
Excellent bedside manner and very consultative in developing a plan for me.
I went in for ear discomfort. Dr. Zafar immediately diagnosed and prescribed treatment. I experience was great professional, courteous and fast
Dr. Iqbal was quick to see me and treat me. I was in and out of his office in less than 30 minutes after my appointment time.
Dr. Zafar was very professional, very knowledgeable, and was very good at explaining everything that he was doing. I highly recommend him and I'll definitely visit him again in the future if there is a need.
Short and sweet. Dr. Iqbal diagnosed the problem and gave me the needed prescription and I was out the door in about 10 minutes. His staff was very friendly and helpful as well
Dr. Iqbal was fantastic! After years of being prescribed incorrect medicine by other doctors who did not have a firm understanding of my issue, Dr. Iqbal in my first visit correctly identified the cause of my ear issues. If you want a shiny office with a modern lobby, you might be disappointed. However, if you want excellent medical care by an outstanding practitioner, with a friendly and professional office team, see Dr. Iqbal.
El doctor seve q save lo q ase y pues todavia apenas empieso el tratamiento pero ojala q me caiga bien la medicina
I found him very concentrative for patients
Seemed to have given up on finding a solution for my condition before even starting. Treatment protocol that was suggested was very vague and unhelpful. Seemed disinterested.
He's incompetent. We wasted two visits as he could not diagnose my issue. He sent us to the ER, and the doctor there figured out my inner ear infection and I got better immediately.
Very professional and friendly. I would see him again if needed.
The Dr is a wonderful person, great doc., I liked his gentle nature, kind gestures and the receptionist was very courteous, sweet and patient.
He's a good doctor. Fixed my ear ache with a second follow up visit.
Aside from the dated office decor, I had a very positive overall experience with Dr. Iqbal and would definitely see him again.
Dr Iqbal is super nice and friendly. Only gripe I have is the office is outdated and not sanitary.
It was a good experience this time.
I would highly recommend Dr. Iqbal. He was extremely kind and gentle with my daughter who was nervous about her apointment.
Very friendly and helpful.
Although ZocDoc lists him as pediatric. He's not. Very evident that he was not accustomed to working with children/babies. He was very sweet and would certainly go there for another adult. But not for children.
Very knowledgeable and kind. He did not rush through the appointment and took the time to answer all of my questions.
Dr. Iqbal is a very good guy! He welcomes you very warm! You can easily tell his experience!
Great service A+
I'm an old patient with doctor Iqbal, he is a great people's person. He did surgery twice and followed up with warm care. Kudos for him!
He was very patient and kind. Also we were in and out fast. Receptionist was great !
He's very kind. Staff was super friendly, too.
Dr. Iqbal was very easy to have a visit with. Recommended.
It was pleasant to meet Dr. iqbal he did a excelent job. Highly recommended.
I really loved this office! The lady at the desk was exceptionally pleasant and helpful. Dr. Iqbal was very caring and professional and I would definitely recommend him to everyone!
Very knowledgable and caring.
The Dr. took time to ask and answer questions, would recommend.
The office was built around the 70s and definitely looks like that. Either way, I will be returning. Dr Zafar was very kind an seemed very knowledgeable on the subject so I will not judge this office based on the looks. :D He gave me a medicine to try to see if allergies are my issue -- which is AWESOME because I didn't want to have to get a prescription.
All was as schedule all very professional
He is very kind and explained to me all my cases and gave me all the options. I really recommend him . he makes you feel comfortable.
I was thrilled to get a same day apt. using zoc doc as I was in a alot of pain.
I wily not recommend anybody to see him.
Dr. Iqbal demonstrated compassion, patience and knowledge. He immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease.
My appointment started right on time. Dr. Iqbal knew what he was doing and was very helpful in explaining what was going on with me. He even had time to stick a laryngoscope down my throat during the appointment. His reception staff was very professional too. I definitly recommend him for all ENT needs.
He seems very old fashioned but knowledgeable. I got the feeling he follows the same script/path of diagnoses for all of his patients. That may not necessarily be a bad thing (I'm not the medical expert--he is), but it made me feel like I was a car at jiffy lube versus a patient receiving comprehensive advice. Despite that, I'd still see him again and recommend him to others.I did not have a bad experience, I just wasn't blown away by my interactions with him.
Good listener and thorough treatment.
I am glad that we met this doctor. The patient was my wife, and he did his best to help us finish the required exam to make sure no life threatening complication are involved. When I explained that my wife had a ticket for overseas, he took that notion seriously and helped in saving time. I hesitate to mention my negative experience with other doctors. Instead I try to highlight the good ones. The ones like Dr. Iqbal. meeting him ensures positive energy for the mind as well as the body.
He was very kind and informed. He took his time reading the two pages that I have prepared regarding the patient who was someone other than me. He took the necessary step to guide her for the next step of examination by proper specialist. he told us further technical examination could help him to reach to a correct conclusion. So far so good.
He was honest but also listened to my concerns. I would use him again.
This was my first appointment with Dr. Iqbal and it was a great experience. He was very professional and had a pleasant bedside manner. If necessary, I'd go back again and I would definitely recommend.
He's very understanding and willing to help/ work with a patient to solve ENT issues. Pleased.
Dr. Iqbal is a very caring doctor. Highly recommend him!
It's been awhile since I have been there. I remember liking the doctor okay, but the office was very, very outdated. I don't remember the exact wait time, but I don't think it was unreasonable.
I think he was really nice, but he seemed a little abrupt to me, maybe because of his accent. I felt rushed.
MUY CONFORME ,EL Y SU EQUIPO MUY PROFESIONALES ,MUY BUENOS...FELICIDADES...
Very Good. he is very patient in listening to all the problems of the patient carefully and tries to provide right treatment.
Compassionate, friendly. Would go back.
Such a nice man! I really felt cared for. Thanks Dr. Iqbal!
very interesting to see how works the assitant of Mr. Igbal. I came 10 earlier than my time. I saw that doctor was not bussy with any client and he was talking to his assistant. Only 10 min passed my time the assistant started to look for my file and did not find it. Assistan called for help ohter assistant and only together the found my file what took again around 10 min. So, I was calle for doctor little less than in 30 min.
Dr. Iqbal was courteous, efficient, quickly assessed the medical issue. My only suggestion would be that there be some discussion on possible preventive measures as well as possible causes for the medical problem. He did recommend yearly visits which was helpful.
He is such a nice and caring doctor.
I am very pleased with my visit. Dr.M. Zafar Iqbal explained everything that was wrong and why its happening. So far, ?the best Dr. I ever had.
Dr Iqbal is the best! I was in and out and was really friendly and attentive! I highly recommend!!
Great doctor. My first time to see an ENT. I was greeted by a courteous receptionist, saw the doctor promptly, he was very kind and took a brief but detailed history, fixed my problem, cracked a few jokes, and I was out. I definitely recommend!!!
Dr. Iqbal was awesome and very funny lol. Felt very comfortable!
A true professional doctor...leaves no stone unturned when it comes to a diagnosis and treatment. FIVE STARS FOR DR. IQBAL! SheilaC 4-18-13
This was a shot in the dark as I was unable to get any earlier appts at local ENTs -- I was seen right away, and although not even scheduled, had a complete hearing test due to the seriousness of my ear problem. He was completely thorough and explained my problem in easy to understand terms. I am thrilled with this Dr. I will be going back for follow up. Highly recommend!
Dr. Iqbal addressed all my concerns and was very knowledgeable and pleasant.
Very busy, but he addressed all my questions patiently.
A very pleasant visit. Nice staff, clean and welcoming office and a very caring doctor.
He was very helpful and took care of the sinus problem I was having. Will/would go back.
Showed interest and concern for my health issues
Very Nice doctor, got along really well. He personally does not perform surgeries anymore, but said he could refer me to someone who does do them now, I really appreciate the honesty and bedside manor he and his team provided me while I was there for a check-up. Thanks Doc!
I enjoyed that lack of arrogance that he brought (which you can see typically in most doctors) and excellent listen skills. He also made sure that he answered all my concerns.
The examining room was a little dated but the service and information and the doctor's manner and interaction where all top notch. Definitely would recommend.
Yo seleccione un Dr. que hablara espanol y el que me recomendaron, el Dr. Iqbal no lo hace. Despues de eso, todo muy bien.
The expertise! Friendly, quick diagnose, told me exactly what needs to be done and what to expect after if I chose to do it.
I had an excellent experience with Dr.Iqbal today. The secretary in the front was cordial and helpful. Dr.Iqbal has an impeccable bedside manner. I felt that he was thorough with my examination and thoughtful in considering all the symptoms I presented. He has a great depth of knowledge from which he pulls to diagnose and treat patients. The only drawback to his office is that it does not have the latest and greatest technological gadgets. If that is a requirement for you when seeing a physician, this is not the place for you. If you are interested in a very thorough, sincere doctor who will take his time and use methods that have worked for many years, this is the place.
This is one of the most caring and professional physicians I have seen. He spent time with me, explained to me the details of my condition, and took special effort to make sure all of the follow-up procedures were accomplished. I highly recommend seeing him.
The visit was quick. I usually have the doctor clean my ear and empty it but it did not happen this time. he gave me drops that i've already been using. I did not like the fact that the nursein the front desk asked me to payin advance
Impressive. Very friendly and informative. Receptionist also very nice and helpful.
It was great
He knew his stuff. In 20 minutes, he understood exactly what was needed to treat my bronchitis. Unfortunately, the wait time was over an hour.
Didn't like how the doctor was assisting other patients the same time he was assisting me. Consultation was very brief. Not sure if he got the root of the problem.
Excellent experience. I went in for an ear infection, but he diagnosed TMJ instead. Very quick, professional and complete exam. Very nice and professional staff as well.
He is a very personable, caring physician who really takes time with the patient. He inspires confidence with a definitive diagnosis, a reflection of his long experience in the field. Although the wait was a bit long, it was worth it. He gave me an appointment on very short notice and spend a lot of time with me. Those two factors explain the wait. I would rather wait a bit than to be rushed through the visit. He's a keeper! And, the lady at the front desk is a delight. Efficient, courteous and knowledgeable!
Dr.Iqbal was very professional, thorough and informative. He dealt with my immediate problem and we scheduled a follow-up appointment. I am very satisfied with this doctor.
He took me in quicker than I expected and was very personable.
Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal was very nice and friendly.
My first visit. He fixed me right up and I liked him very much.
Great, very friendly guy. Would love to see him again.
Was great experience.
Nice location, nice staff and very good and very caring doctor.
He was very thorough and attentative. Thank you!!
The physician was knowledgeable and friendly. My 7 years old daughter had a good experience.
He is courteous and professional. Really nice!
Very friendly competent doctor.
I think he is a great doctor and that he knows what he is doing.
He was Excellent!!
He was very caring and willing to help make u comfortable as possible. Felt like I knew him for years when I met him. I trust him right away and great customer service He made me feel comfortable, I enjoyed my visit and recommend people to go to him. He is great and patient and is only there to help u everywat he can. ??
casual and less friendly.consulted for only 10min