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Dr. Ramin Ipakchi, MD

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

Professional statement

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

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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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 1 month 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 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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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 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.
Less 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).
Less 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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Dr. Ipakchi is an excellent doctor. He was so kind and respectful to my elderly mom and my husband with dementia. He will be our ENT doctor for our whole family from now on. And the staff is equally kind and respectful. No waiting time.
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Dr. Ipakchi was really nice! Very friendly and easy going. Listened to everything I had to say, and gave me very detailed feedback and instructions. He really knows his stuff. I can be kind of a high maintenance patient because Ihave pretty bad anxiety, but he was very patient and happy to accommodate me within reason. I waited a half hour after my scheduled appointment time, but I will still go back to him. After my session I realized it's probably because he was giving everyone the same attention he gave me. The staff was one of the FRIENDLIEST I've ever encountered at a doctor's office. HIGHLY recommend!
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She is down to earth. Very helpful with looking at things in life a different way. She keeps it real and has a sense of humor.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Ipakchi is an "Outstanding Professional" and is well-versed in his subject matter. I would highly recommend him to anyone. You won't be disappointed. He genuinely cares and offers the best treatment for his patients.
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Very professional;direct and to the point. I look forward to my next appointment in three months. Robert B.
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Great visit
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Staff is very incompetent and unprofessional. This office has a tendency to schedule unnecessary appointments just to waste patrons time and get more money. I had to explain numerous times that my appointment was for one procedure. Radiologyresults were already performed two weeks prior with results sent to their office. Allegedly, the faxed results disappeared. No one has time for games.
More than 1 year ago
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