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If you are experiencing shortness of breath, chest pain or any other emergency, please call 911. Dr. Philip Zapanta is a reputable and accomplished ear, nose & throat doctor caring for the Washington, DC community. He attended the University of Virginia, where he earned his degree in medicine. He completed his residency at George Washington University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University. Dr. Zapanta is affiliated with the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the Medical Society of the District of Columbia. Dr. Zapanta is a recipient of the National Defence Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available. **All self pay patients are expected to pay for services in full at the time of their visits.**
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Zapanta was great. I was very nervous going into the appointment since I haven't been able to smell anything since catching a really nasty cold. Dr. Zapanta was clear, concise, and comforting. I left the appointment feeling much better and with hope that we will be able to figure something out.
Very professional and well informed
He was kind and explained clearly.
Dr. Zapanta is very straightforward, but treats you with respect. A really nice guy!
Question s I didn't know I had were answered
Glad I found him! He was attentive and very helpful.
I've gone to Dr. Zapanta for a number of years now and think he's a fantastic doctor. Very attentive, asks countless (in a good way) questions to understand what's bothering you, and spends time with your care. You don't get the impression he has a patient waiting in the room next door. Would highly recommend!
Dr. Zapanta is Pleasant and Very accommodating.
I've seen many docs in my day and Dr. Zapanta is very professional, knowledgeable, and patient. Highly recommended.
Dr. Zapanta was excellent!
My appointment with Dr. Zapanta was a pleasant experience. He was very thorough and answered all of my questions. I would recommend Dr. Zapanta to anyone.
Very nice guy. He took the time to listen to questions/issues, and to give answers/information. If I need another ENT appointment, I would have no problem going back to him.
The appointment went very well. Dr. Zapanta was very knowledgeable and helpful.
This was my second appointment with this doctor and just like the first time he was good about listening and did a good exam to see how I was doing. This time I learned a couple of things my previous ENT had not told me which was appreciated.
I found Dr. Zapanta to be very personable, thorough, and professional. As he examined me, he explained everything as he did it. I would certainly return to see him again for an ENT issue.
Overall great appointment. Dr. Zapanta was extremely thorough and patient and helped me understand the possible causes of my problem and potential solutions.
During this visit, I was given the results of a test that I took 3 months prior. Despite the important results requiring critical follow-up, this office had not notified me of the results or tried to schedule a follow-up appointment or anything. When I called the office to ask the doctor to call me back and get results within a few weeks of the original test, no one called back. The only reason I got the result was coincidental because I went to the office for another reason. When I asked for the results of my test to be faxed to my primary care physician and provided the fax number, it was not sent. Very poor office operations and follow-up. Dr. Zapanta acknowledged the delay, but explained how hard it is for the office staff to know when to flag important results. He is fine as a doctor, but I don't trust the office system and operations and think it is easy to fall through the cracks. Overall, I'm disappointed with the office and have changed doctors.
Dr. Zapanta seems like an excellent physician based on my first visit. He was thoughtful, asked good questions, an excellent listener and was open to my preference for alternative therapies to conventional pharmaceuticals. The receptionist was alone and had to process both check ins and checkouts. She must have been overwhelmed but didn't show it. She was respectful and patient even with long winded patients! It took me 30 minutes just to check in because she was working the desk by herself. I don't know if that's normal but if it is, it's not a good model. It's a poor use of everyone's time. It was another 25 minutes before I was seen by the doctor. I never have to wait longer than 15 minutes to see my primary care physician or specialists so the wait time was a surprise and inconvenience considering that I had afternoon meetings to attend. That said, the practice came highly recommended by a colleague. I left feeling confident that I am in good hands.
Great ENT doctor. Very attentive, asked the right questions.
He was attentive, bright and helpful. I would recommend this doctor. The office is brand new, extremely clean and cheery.
Very knowledgeable and very friendly, very easy to talk to
My visit with Dr. Zapanta was inquisitive and information. He was very thouogh asking me question regarding my visit with him today and I felt at ease with him. His Resident Mark was as pleasant as Dr. Zapanta. Excellent visit. Dr. Zapanta is sending me for further test and I will follow up with him afterward.
Pleased with the thoroughness and time spent by the doctor.
The best experience we have had with a physician. He took excellent care of my husband.
Dr. Zapanta was the best ENT i have ever had i trust him with my life he is skilled, talented and has a wonderful bedside manner . has done several surgeries on me no regrets.my office visits are never long the staff is very courteous and treat you with respect and concern for you well being with i am sure they learned under his guidance.
i trust you with my life you professionalism is so respectful and your smile makes a big difference in the treatment and surgeries you have performed on me no bad side affects with anything you have done for me i tell my friends about you if you change offices ever you may as well take my records with you i don't want any other doctor. you stay blessed and my God keep you and assist you in the healing of others Amen.