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Dr. Ramin Ipakchi, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Woodbridge, VA

About Dr. Ramin Ipakchi

Dr. Ramin Ipakchi earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Ipakchi has extensive experience in thyroid problems, head and neck plastic surgery, and image-guided sinus surgery, and balloon sinuplasty. He grew up in Baltimore, MD and is a University of Virginia alumnus. Patients visiting Dr. Ipakchi can receive a wide array of medical services. He provides sleep studies, allergy consultations, cancer screenings, narcolepsy evaluations, and general consultations. Treatment is available for issues including ear infection, vertigo, sore throat, sinus problems, hearing issues, and snoring and sleep apnea. He is also fluent in spanish and farsi and speaks with his patients in those languages if needed.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and publications

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors 2016,2017,2018
  • America's Top Physicians 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Top Doctors 2016 Northern VA Magazine
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors 2017

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1912080334

Dr. Ramin Ipakchi's office locations

Potomac Ear, Nose & Throat, PLLC

2070 Old Bridge Road, Suite 103

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Potomac Ear, Nose & Throat, PLLC

6371 Little River Turnpike, 1st Floor

Alexandria, VA 22312

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Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Ipakchi is an excellent ENT physician. He clearly explained his approach to dealing with the fluid in my ear. He answered all of my questions. On my first visit for this issue, I was seen by an assistant to getmy information up to date in their system. Then I was moved to an exam room. Dr. Ipakchi came in within 5 minutes. Today's visit was different in that I had a hearing test first which was administered by an audiologist technician. He was extremely professional. Then I had to wait about 25 minutes more to get into the exam room. The doctor was in to see me a few minutes later. He explained that I needed to have a tube inserted in my ear and that I would need to be under anesthesia for the procedure. I was then taken to another room to schedule the appointment for the procedure. I was able to get an appointment in about 3 weeks for the procedure. I am very happy with my treatment so far. The office staff are very sweet and congenial.
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Dr. Ipakchi always has a smile for me. He is a good listener, he is kind and doesn't rush. I think he was definitely chosen for this profession. He didn't miss his Calling.
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The test was worse than the treatment/cure but glad all will be well. Thank you for the relief and diagnosis.
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Short appointment but made me feel knowledgeable in what was going on and helped with some symptoms at the visit.
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The visit was short and to the point and very professional. I had all my questions answered and received instructions for the next steps. I was very pleased!
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I love Dr. Ipakchi and his team. He is thorough and detailed in his examinations and very kind.
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Desde la primera vez Sara la Secretaría que cordina las cirugías y el doctorme hicieron sentir súper. Un problema con el plan y al mes siguiente ya estaba resuelto gracias a su ayuda. Gracias por existir y por exelente profesionalismo.
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Courteous and professional treatment. I was seen promptly and am very pleased with my treatment
Less than 6 months ago
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Very friendly, professional and informative. Liked him very much!
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Dr. Ipakchi has always been so kind, calm and comforting to us at each appointment and procedure. I have left each time feeling confident and that my daughter is being well taken care of. I can’t thank him enough!!! I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Ipakchi is awesome! He’s a true professional and is well-versed in his subject matter. He answered all of my questions in an effective but friendly manner. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Dr. Ipakchi has been working with my son since he was 1 yrs old dealing with ongoing ear infections. Tubes were put in my son had relief from that day. 1 yr 1/2 later he has out grown tubes and recurringear infections are back. So now he is older 3 1/2 he will get tubes again and his adenoids removed so looking forward to my son having relief again!!!
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During this follow-up appointment, Dr. Ipakchi listened to me to find out how I was doing on my treatment. We discussed modifications and outcomes. He is always realistic as well as optimistic and encouraging. Note that, unlike other medicaloffices where I have had to wait, someone on the staff apologized for the unexpected delay and gave an estimate of how long it would be. That was very lind and human.
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Very satisfied my concern was addressed and will revisit later.
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courteous and promptness
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Dr. Ipakchi is a great ENT. I have had sinus problems for years and he was extraordinarily helpful in helping to problem-solve issues and then ultimately move forward with sinus surgery. He is very kind and is perceptive to patient issues.
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Reviewed my Xray and Blood work with me and prescribed medication that I needed.
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Originally I was scheduled to see his partner, but saw Dr. Ipakchi instead. He asked great questions, and prescribed a treatment. That didn’t work, so he chose a different course of action. Again no results were gained. So he suggested adifferent plan. I was impressed that he seemed genuinely interested in discovering the right diagnosis for me. He never seemed frustrated that the first 2 treatments did not produce good results, I was also impressed with the staff. They were courteous and prompt in checking me in.
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He explained my options and gave me his recommendation which I decided to take.
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Dr. Ipakchi is, by far, one of the best doctors I have ever met - and I have, unfortunately, met a lot of doctors over the last two years . He balances kindness with a straight forward, thorough, and thoughtful approach.Although he was not in a position give me a diagnosis today, he walked me through a strategy moving forward based on his expertise. Never has he downplayed my symptoms or considered anything an "insignificant" piece of the puzzle. My husband attended the appointment with me today and stated that he wished that Dr. Ipakchi could be our doctor for everything. When you find yourself visiting doctor after doctor, those that excel at their trade become apparent quickly and those that take the time to both approach a challenge with an open mind and provide honest answers, in what is an inherently frustrating situation, are highly appreciated.
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My son is 4 and he had tubes in his ears. It was my first time, so when one fell out and the other had not, instead of cutting to get the right ear tube we were told to letnature take its course (less invasive for a child) and it fell out. I had several questions and the doctor took the time to help me to understand what was going on with my son.
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Great bedside manner. Although a busy practice he takes the time to answer your questions. So far I have found him to ne a very good doctor.
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Dr Ipakchi is the best doctor I have been to! He is very knowledgeable and always takes the time to explain everything fully to his patients. I highly recommend him to all my friends and family
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Dr. Ipakchi was very pleasant and knowledgeable. He listened and thoroughly explained the CT scan pictures he was showing while answering all questions I had. He explained each option for treatment and the risks associated with each. He didn’trush me and ensured I was comfortable with the plan for treatment.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ipakchi was very professional and explained our problems and what we had to do. He did not rush but took his time to explain
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I am very satisfied with today’s visit. Every visit with Dr. Ipakchi has been a pleasant one. Entire staff is always polite and does a wonderful job helping. Office in both locations are very well kept and family friendly.
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I enjoy my visit with him and i can say he answered all my question.
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Took me in on short notice, the next morning. Did exactly as I hoped and helped me greatly.
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Unprofessional and impolite staff. Took quite a while to be seen by the doctor which is not a huge problem but when he did see me it was for 10 minutes or less. Did nothing to address my ear issue. Hesaid a tiny hair in my ear was likely causing the problem and when he removed it nothing changed. Did not discuss my issue of frequent ear infections which was the main reason for the visit.
More than 1 year ago
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He was great. He got straight to the point with my issues and I was out of there in 15 minutes with all the knowledge I needed to know about my condition.
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The doctor always sees me just for less than 2 minutes . It seems that he is always in hurry and he does not give me a time to go over my Heath issues. I would appreciate if he takes longer during the visit
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Super bright, very competent, does a nice job explaining the details of causation and treatment.
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He’s always very pleasant and listens to my concerns. His answers are in language I can understand (nor medical gobbledygook). Love him.
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Office was well staffed with people who worked quickly and efficiently to meet my needs. Dr. Ipakcki was also very good in explaining the condition and potential risks, then what we would do to check me and treat it if needed.He answered all my questions with thorough but not overwhelming details.
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Really like this Dr. Has great personality on top of being professional His very friendly and laid back personality makes you feel at ease and comfortable to talk about any concerns you have.
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I have been seeing Dr. Ipakchi for 7 months. At first, my experience with him was great -- he is a capable and knowledgeable physician with a good bedside manner. However, his office staff is HORRIBLE. Communication is a constant problem,as Dr. Ipakchi will tell me one thing, and then his staff will have no idea what we discussed. I had to wait months to get a CPAP machine because his staff never submitted the right paperwork, but swore they did. Last week, I waited almost 2 hours for an appointment because when I showed up, my appointment had been canceled in their system. I like Dr. Ipakchi, but the amount of money and time I have lost waiting for his office to get their act together is unacceptable. After 7 months of horrible experiences, I still have NO solution to my sleep problems and have to look elsewhere. Another word of warning: after one appointment, I even noticed a hole had been burned in my skirt due to the cleaning chemicals they used on their chairs that hadn't dried yet when I sat down. Seriously, just STAY AWAY from this place (both locations).
More than 1 year ago
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Glad I went and received advice and encouragement. Need a test before final diagnosis bur I am OK with that.
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The first doctor to really listen to my issues and offer a real solution.
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Dr. Ipakchi is the best doctor Ive had in my life by far. He has been extremely helpful recently as I have been dealing with ear spasms and tinnitus. I can tell that he truely cares about his patients’ well-being. Thestaff was also very friendly and informative. I highly reccomend going here.
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Great experience! Professional, common sense medicine with high tech equipment and straight talk. Doug R
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The wait time at this office has increased significantly, I will say though that on this particular visit the hearing test gentleman was the one who was 45 minutes late in calling me back and then proceeded to carry on aconversation with someone else after sitting me in the hearing test room. If you know you are over 45 minutes late, your first thought should be with the patient that has been waiting. After the test it was another 15-20 minutes before I saw the Doctor. I do like Dr. Ipakchi, but the wait time is getting to be annoying. Also on another note, the front desk doesn't always speak right up and acknowledge people as they enter the office, which I think is very important.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ramon Ipakchi is the MAN!!!! He was outstanding. He was as professional as professional gets. He has a very positive attitude, positive energy, and I don't think I could've found anyone better. I 100% recommend him. I had an excellent experience and so will you!!!!!!!
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I was referred to Dr. testament by my primary care. He immediately diagnosed me with a tumor and recommended surgery.The surgery was initially very scary for me. However, he was very calm and reassuring by talking me through the procedure andthe recovery. I had the surgery and it was very successful. I'm still recovering but have little scaring, which is a testament to his testament. I highly recommend him and his office.
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Dr. Ipakchi was knowledgeable and helpful. I ended up making appointments for all my kids to see him and I ended up going for myself too. He was kind, efficient, and appeared to be trying very hard to help us.
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So good person listened to me, gave me options, and helped me out
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Great doctor
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The best ENT I've ever seen.
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Straight forward, pleasant doctor that asks questions, listens to answers and is open suggestions. Explains things thoroughly.
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Great Dr. -- makes you feel that he really cares!
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