Dr. M. Zafar Iqbal, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

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1715 N. George Mason Dr., Suite 202, Arlington, VA, 22205
46400 Benedict Dr., Suite 007, Sterling, VA, 20164

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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.

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Nice guy. Light touch. Listens.

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He is honest and very courteous.

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perfect service.

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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.

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excelent doctor

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Equipment was outdated and not clean. 3.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.

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I was in such good hands, personally and professionally. He was superb!

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The doctor was a little backlogged when I arrived, but it was worth it for the quick and attentive treatment.

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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.

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He's very thorough which I absolutely love!

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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.

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the dr was and always nice and informative

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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.

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Dr. Iqbal was very knowledgeable and thorough during our visit.

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Excellent bedside manner and very consultative in developing a plan for me.

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I went in for ear discomfort. Dr. Zafar immediately diagnosed and prescribed treatment. I experience was great professional, courteous and fast

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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great doctor

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Was excellent

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El doctor seve q save lo q ase y pues todavia apenas empieso el tratamiento pero ojala q me caiga bien la medicina

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I found him very concentrative for patients

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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.

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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.

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Very professional and friendly. I would see him again if needed.

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The Dr is a wonderful person, great doc., I liked his gentle nature, kind gestures and the receptionist was very courteous, sweet and patient.

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He's a good doctor. Fixed my ear ache with a second follow up visit.

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Aside from the dated office decor, I had a very positive overall experience with Dr. Iqbal and would definitely see him again.

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Dr Iqbal is super nice and friendly. Only gripe I have is the office is outdated and not sanitary.

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It was a good experience this time.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Iqbal. He was extremely kind and gentle with my daughter who was nervous about her apointment.

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Very friendly and helpful.

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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.

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Very knowledgeable and kind. He did not rush through the appointment and took the time to answer all of my questions.

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Dr. Iqbal is a very good guy! He welcomes you very warm! You can easily tell his experience!