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Dr. Shyrl Sistrunk, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Shyrl Sistrunk is a caring and diligent internist, primary care doctor, and geriatrician serving the community of Washington, DC. Dr. Sistrunk attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where she received her medical degree, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. She completed a fellowship in geriatrics medicine at Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Dr. Sistrunk is a part of MedStar Medical Group. She is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sistrunk received the Diamond Award from Student National Medical Association in 2015. She also received GUMC Outstanding Service Award and Kaiser–Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching from Georgetown University Medical Center in 2012. Dr. Sistrunk is deeply committed to the well-being of her patients. She takes a thorough and precise approach to her consultations to ensure that she is consistently giving accurate diagnoses.

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Medical University of South Carolina, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia (Bachelor’s)
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

Awards and publications

  • Diamond Award Student National Medical Association - 2015
  • GUMC Outstanding Service Award Georgetown University Medical Center - 2012
  • Kaiser–Permanente Award for Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching Georgetown University Medical Center - 2012

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1164422911

Office locations

MedStar Medical Group at WPCP

MedStar Medical Group

660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 100 (entrance on 7th)

Washington, DC 20003

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Dr. Sistrunk was friendly and efficient. I'm happy to have her as my doctor.
Less than 1 month ago
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The nurse practitioners at this location are actually pretty great, but my experience with Dr. Sistrunk was completely unsatisfactory. As others have noted, she's very direct, but to the point where she lacks any bedside manner. I answeredthe questions she asked honestly during my visit, and more than once I felt that I was being judged because of her mannerisms. Additionally, more than once she refused to refill my prescription birth control that I have literally been on for about 6 years, unless I scheduled an appointment.
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The doctor yelled (seriously) at me repeated to speak louder, snapped at me when I struggled to define the symptoms of my months-long sinus infection (oh the holidays), refused to believe me when I described my medical allergies and historytaking antibiotics, and didn't tell me her diagnosis or explain the treatment. Instead she sent someone else in to give me my prescription and I was sent on my way. I will not be seeing Dr. Sistrunk again. I do not recommend her.
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Very helpful
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This doctor is no-nonsense and will tell you directly what you can do to improve your health. She is a good listener and approaches handling your health issues logically and professionally. For a first appointment, all went well. CSD@
Less than 3 months ago
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Shyrl was great and very attentive. Although the office itself is a mess. I had to leave without doing my blood test because the wait was way too long
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She is the best primary care doctor I have experienced
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Dr Sistrunk is a true professional. Her bedside manner was great. She LISTENS intently to ALL you have going on. She not only offers professional help, but also outside community help. She's a lifesaver. A one in a million out of a treasure box. Absolutely the BEST!
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Dr. Sistrunk is always professional and extremely thorough (Gold Star standard type of thorough). I find her easy to talk to and have trusted her with my care for several decades. Would definitely recommend her to family and friends.
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Very thorough even though the computers were down
Less than 6 months ago
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Great doctor! Made me feel very comfortable and very thorough.
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This is the second time I've seen Dr. Sistrunk, to whom I am relatively new because the physician in the practice who was my doctor left. The first was a "sick" visit and I found her very thorough so returned fora full physical with her. I again appreciated what felt like a very thorough examination and inquiry into my health. I also found her to be incredibly prompt and efficient. The whole office staff is very nice and I will continue to go back to Dr. Sistrunk.
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Very good and thorough, personal and compassionate.I have chosen her as my PCP!!!
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Dr. Sistrunk is about her business. She was very thorough and asked all the right questions. I took care of everything right there in her office. I'm happy to say I made a great choice for my new primary care physician.
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I felt that Dr. Sistrunk was very attentive and efficient in completing a new patient exam. She was professional and courteous.
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My experience with Dr. Sistrunk was very thorough. She is very caring and it made me a bit uncomfortable at first because I had not experienced a doctor actually caring that much. I am glad to have found her.
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Not going to be your best friend, but was very thorough and straight up. Liked her a lot!
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From the start to finish of my appointment, Dr. Sistrunk and her team treated me very well. The receptionist was friendly and communicated clearly, as did the intake nurse. Dr. Sistrunk was indeed very thorough in both her initial questions(I'm a new patient) and with the physical exam. I felt like I was in the hands of an experienced professional who was willing to take the time to conduct a detailed exam, but didn't waste my time with too much chit-chat or needless waiting. I will certainly return!
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Great team, everyone was so nice and so welcoming !!! Although I was their first appointment they were all eager to help. Thank you to a great team!!
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I learned that I cannot be late!! She is very thorough! I feel like she takes her job and her patients very seriously.
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New Patient. I Had An Appointment At 1:40, I Was About 5/6 Minutes Late Because I Couldn't Find Parking. I Was Seen Quickly. My Dr Was Too Rushed With A Slight Attitude. I Doubt If I'll Go Back To That Location. Overall My Visit Was A 6/7.
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The staff other than the doctor were delightful and helpful. A woman came in very stressed about traffic and was running late and a young lady from the office really calmed her down and helped her relax.
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Dr. Sistrunk was efficient yet thorough. She was relatable yet extremely professional, as was the staff. Overall, an excellent experience.
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She asked a lot of medical questions which was good. She checked me from head to toe.
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Dr. Sistrunk wasn't the "warmest" doctor I have ever encountered but she was knowledgeable and thorough and I'll take smart doctor over a friendly one any day. The building is confusing to find and get into but once you're inside, thefacility is your pretty standard DC doc office. No frills...but they get you in and out in a timely manner.
More than 1 year ago
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Not great bedside manner.
More than 1 year ago
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I called her office two times to speak with the billing person on staff, and I never received a call back despite assurances that I would be contacted. I also did not appreciate her bedside manner: I felt as if shewas treating me as a child. She asked questions quickly and acted slightly annoyed by my attempt to provide clarification to my answers. I will not be returning.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Sistrunk and her staff were very professional and efficient. Dr. Sistrunk walked through the appointment which was very calming.
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Very professional and knowledgeable. I appreciated her down-to-business and realist attitude.
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This was my first visit with Dr. Sistrunk. She was very thorough and communicated well - much better than other doctors I've seen. Staff was very courteous and office seemed well organized - more so than in the past when I have been there.
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Once I found the office entrance, the experience was great. However, the address of 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE had me walking up and down the avenue, going in and out of doors looking for Suite #100. The entrance is actually on7th street about 3-4 doors north of Pennsylvania Ave. It is labelled 650 Pennsylvania Ave. one you find it. Crazy but true.
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I was looking for a new primary care doctor nearby and really liked Dr. Sistrunk. She was very thorough and easy to talk to.
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My visit with Dr. Sistrunk was fine - but let's be clear: this is a geriatric care facility. The staff (and the other patients also waiting) didn't seem to know why I was at the office. I am in my latetwenties and had booked an appointment for a women's wellness annual exam, so the atmosphere made things uncomfortable as soon as I arrived in the waiting room. I had what I thought was a usual STD panel taken, but 3 months later, I received a STEEP bill in the mail from the lab testing facility for a test I had not been made aware of, nor consented to - and I have never even heard of the condition it was testing for! I'm not allowed to share the value of this bill on here, but it was NOT covered by my otherwise solid insurance from a major provider. I have been unable to discuss this issue with anyone at Dr. Sistrunk's office, and have left messages both to a voice mailbox and with a receptionist who said I would receive a call back. This call still has not come. I now have a collection agency on me due to what was supposed to be a regular, preventative annual exam. Some assistance would be appreciated.
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She is a great Dr. and a super person!
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First visit with the doctor and liked her a great deal.
More than 1 year ago
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She was very thorough, and freindly.
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I was given the shingles vaccination during my visit but, was not given any information regarding possible side effects. I had a horrible allergic reaction that could have been handled better had I been informed of any possible side effects by the doctor. A pamphlet, handout, something!!!
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Dr. Sistrunk was very thorough and pleasant.
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She puts her patients at ease with her calm and her manner of explaining medical terminology. She’s extremely punctual, follows up, and very factual and knowledgeable.
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I was 10 minutes late, I admit. However, she saw me and then proceeds to tell me I’m half way through my appointment ?? She rushed through the entire thing! It was a waste of both of our time! She should’vejust not seen me and told me to reschedule , in my opinion.
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Dr Sistrunk was very thorough which I greatly appreciated.
More than 1 year ago
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She is so great and easy to talk to. I hadn't been to the doctor in a few years, and I really enjoyed having her as my doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Annual physical. I was 10 minutes late - my fault. I called ahead to let the office know, they just asked for my name and said okay. Nothing said at check-in. Nothing said by the nurse that did height/weight. When theDr came in, she said I "missed half the appointment" and she didn't have time to do the whole physical but could do a sick visit (I have a cold). I told her I was 10 minutes late but that no one told me there wouldn't be time for the physical and that I didn't want to do a sick visit (don't need to pay anyone to tell me I need fluids and rest). Her attitude was very negative, as if she was doing me a favor by even letting me through the door. She proceeded to rush through the physical - if I tried to explain my answers or give background info, she cut me off and proceeded to the next question. She never explained anything she was doing or gave me a chance to ask questions - she literally walked away when she was done without asking if I had anything else to go over and I had to stop her by telling her I still had some things to discuss. She stood in the doorway and acted so bothered to have to give me another few minutes because "she already did the physical". I had to ask her to close the door to the room because I was still sitting there in the patient gown with my back exposed. Horrible professionalism and behavior. I know I was late - I don't deny it. If this was the way she was going to behave, she should have stopped the appointment at the very beginning and told me to reschedule. Also, I was never told that I needed to fast for the bloodwork. The nurse (who was the best person in the office) was not surprised by this so I assume it happens often. Do not recommend this doctor at all.
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Extremely knowledgeable and professional
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It was thorough and fine. The doctor kept up the pace but made it clear I was welcome to provide whatever feedback and ask whatever questions I had. She was professional yet courteous and aware of the vulnerable nature of a physical exam.
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She and the nurse were great, very thorough. The front desk could work on their check in/check out systems. Lots of standing and sitting and standing again. Felt unfriendly.
More than 1 year ago
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She is extremely thourough, knowledgable and has an excellent bedside manner. The staff is wonderful as well from the recpetionist that checked me in, the nurse who asked questions, the tech who drew my blood and the recpetionist who checkedme out. I have never had such a good experience in a clinician's office.
More than 1 year ago
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Client liked Dr. Sistrunk; said she was thorough and kind.
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Amazing doctor, very attentive. Great support staff. During my initial consultation with the nurse we were interrupted but other than that it was great.
More than 1 year ago
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I love her! In, professional, and out!
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