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Dr. Stanley Lugerner, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

GENERAL RULES FOR THE PRACTICE: NEW PATIENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT LEAST 15-30 MINUTED BEFORE THEIR APPOINTMENT TIME.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American College of Physicians

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1730262791

Office locations

MedStar Medical Group At Lafayette Center

MedStar Medical Group at Lafayette Center

1133 21st St NW, Building 2

Washington, DC 20036

Patient reviews
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Face in the computer, doesn’t listen to anything you try to tell him. May as well stay at home and google.
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Dr. Lugerner was very nice and sympathetic and made sure to thoroughly explain everything to me. I waited maybe 5 minutes before my appointment and got in and out of the office in less than an hour.
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Dr. Lugerner was fantastic, humourous and generally interested in what I had to say which is rare. The wait time was nonexistent, as soon as I checked in my name was called. In total, including the examination room I believe Iwaited for Dr. Lugerner a total of 7 minutes. So glad I went into the office yesterday.
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Too much waiting time for a basic procedure
Less than 1 year ago
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Everything was great, Dr. Lugerner was very kind and easy to talk to.
Less than 1 year ago
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The office was very nice and I did not wait long. Dr. Lugerner was very professional, but I felt as though he didn't believe me or my symptoms. I felt like he degraded me and my primary care doctor (who Itold him about). He refused to test me for what I thought I had, and sent me home with only the advice of taking an over the counter pain killer. I wish I would have seen someone else as I still am very, very sick and payed a copay for no reason.
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Dr. Lugerner was exactly what I wanted in a doctor: relaxed, understanding, and thorough. I felt like he had everything under control from the moment he walked in the door. He was effective and efficient in his examination, and made mefeel very comfortable the entire time. Would definitely recommend him to anyone that asked
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I had a great experience in this office. The office itself was nice and looked newly built/renovated, with nice lighting and finishes. From the beginning, the desk staff was very friendly, fun, joking around and made it feel like I wasn'tsick at the doctor's office! Dr. Lugerner himself was a pleasant man, respectful, social, helpful, and seemed knowledgeable and experienced. I would definitely return to this practice the next time I need to see a PCP.
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Everything was good. Very interactive and friendly
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He helped me better understand the world of arthritis, informing me of treatment options and making recommendations for a course of physical therapy that I will pursue.
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He was very thorough in reviewing my left leg pain situation. After testing my ability to use my leg in several positions, he recommended an appointment with a specialist for treatment. I have had him as my primary care physician for many years and enjoyed seeing him again.
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Very professional, listened to my questions, and offered helpful advice. Happy to have him as my new Primary Care Physician and will recommend him to others.
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Great
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The assistant who took my information told me she didn't want to be there, and then lectured me about why I SHOULDN'T be on birth control. I felt very uncomfortable.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Lugerner was personal and honest when I asked him some of my future health issues. I would recommend him to anyone as he was professional and caring.
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I don't think I like his approach . Wasn't very attentive. Brushed off my concerns and was more focused on my weight than what I came to see him for.
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Dr. Lugerner recently moved into a new office with MedStar Health. It's a great new facility. The wait was just too long...30 minutes after my appointment time. He is a good listener and thorough.
More than 1 year ago
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This was an hour of my life that I will never get back. The doctor treated my concerns as a nuisance, and instead of getting a medical opinion, I received an unsolicited lecture. Probably the worst medical experience I have had so far.
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I am changing doctors. I felt I wasn't listened to at all. I complained of completely plugged ears for weeks, and trying to deal at home. I said my asthma was getting out of control and that I was basically suckingon my inhalers so I could function. Then I asked about a constant drip/sinus issues. I asked him to please clean my ears. I was told no, even though he saw buildup and water. "Put drops in them at home".... yeah, I'd been doing that already for a week to no avail. Then all he focused on was that I used to smoke. No mention of a new plan for my asthma during this terrible spring season. "Change to Zyrtec for your allergies. Maybe you need shots" Less than two weeks later I am in the ER due to an EXTREME asthma attack. I was turning blue and couldn't speak. I was minutes away from being intubated. He is not the Doc for me.
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I have had nothing but excellent care and experience from Dr. Lugerner over the past six years. I am terribly sad to hear he has retired. I will miss him, and wish him well. Thanks for the caring!
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Wait time super super slow, my app was 3:30, met the doctor at 4:30, although the session time for investigation was very short, less than 15 mints!
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I made the reservation online and arrived on time at 9:45. The assistant came out and asked for the 9:45, but another person said he had a 9:15. She came out later and somebody else said they had a 9:30. Asidefrom getting my vital signs, I got no treatment for close to 75 minutes. What good is an automated reservation system if people have to wait so long?
More than 1 year ago
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great, to the point, no bs practitioner. excellent consultation.
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The office was kind of a mess. The power went out in the middle of the appointment. The doctors, RNs, and assistants did not seem to get along. I answered many of the same questions multiple times. And the doctor didnot ask probing questions about my health. At the end, rather than taking care of my tests in their practice, they sent me up to LabCorp where I waited for quite awhile.
More than 1 year ago
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I'm not the type of person that ever writes reviews online but I don't think I've had such a negative experience with a doctor in my life. I tried to tell him why I came and rather than listening, he justconsistently cut me off. Then without any diagnosis or test request, told me that he couldn't do anything, I needed a specialist. Then after looking through my medical record he found mention that I once years ago admitted I smoked on rare occasion. Even though I honestly can't tell you the last time I smoked (as I told him) he spent literally the next 10 minutes lecturing me on it then decided to write I had a dependence on my record. He simply doesn't listen to his patients.
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While brief, he's always thorough which I appreciate.
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Doctor took his time and answered all my questions. Very experienced! Like that I could fill out my forms with ZocDoc prior to arrival.
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I was not examined during my visit! I came in with complaints of severe allergies (or so I think) and he never once examined my ears, nose, mouth, breathing, etc. I have never been to a doctor's office where an examinationwas not made but a diagnosis was. I was advised to return to my original allergy medication and come back with further complications.
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The sore through and fever I had persisted for another week after I visited doctor. I already suffered this for a week before that. I was really looking forward the doctor would give me something. He didn't give me anything excepttaking one strap throat test. He said there is nothing he can do and I should let it run it course. The sore throat got worse as I have to travel to NYC in the week after.
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I like Dr. Lugerner. He gave me great health advice, and we also had an informed discussion about law and politics. Great doctor l!
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Dr. Lugerner has been my primary care physician for a number of years. He is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and has helped me through one severe health challenge. My only reservation is that he can be a bit abrupt and isnot as warm in his manner as some other doctors I've known. Overall, however, I've been satisfied with his care and will continue to see him.
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Dr. connected with me, so good bedside manner. Thorough, and didn't run any unnecessary tests (as some doctors do to run up the bill). Very professional, very satisfied.
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I've been seeing Dr. Lugerner for over 10 years. He's professional and responsive, and when I've needed other help, has recommended several excellent specialists. I recommend him highly.
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I am very impressed. He is very professional and appears to be very knowledgeable. His staff is competent.
More than 1 year ago
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I did not like him. He seemed frustrated by my questions, and he referred me to a lab for a test but I came to discover that this particular lab no longer performed the test. It was a complete waste oftime. Also, I wrote the wrong "code" for the lab test on my referral which made scheduling it additionally difficult. In short, he wasn't incredibly nice and he wasn't paying any attention to me. It was a bad experience. I wouldn't recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Great experience. The wait didn't take long...im glad I filling out the forms electronically before getting there. He was very personable...thorough...and seemed to genuinely care about my health. I'll go back.
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Dr. Lugerner is personable and makes me feel very comfortable. I'm able to tell him everything and he is very straight forward with treatment, care and advice. I am not ever confused when speaking to him.
More than 1 year ago
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I was very satisfy with the professionalism and helpful attitude of people working in the office. I did not have my insurance ID # they looked it up printed a copy for me to keep . Nice and experienced doc .
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Once seen the the visit was to the point and satisfactory. However, the wait and lack of communication in the waiting room beforehand was ridiculous. I arrived early, was barely acknowledged, and had to ask twice whether I was going tobe seen. From arrival I waited 70 minutes. If there is a delay just let me know. Not courteous or professional.
More than 1 year ago
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I've seen this guy a couple of times and he is weird. I'm switching doctors.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit with Dr. Lugerner went well. Dr. Lugerner also answered any questions I had and gave me some suggestions to benefit my health.
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Felt very rushed.
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I have seen dr lugerner 4 times and I had to end up changing him because he was just not very thorough and made one of my problems go worse.
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Had a quick visit. I was going in for blood work and there was nothing spectacular or awful to write about. Everything seemed standard.
More than 1 year ago
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I was nervous
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kind and attentive and efficient
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Over all it was excellent
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I felt like I was just rushed through the appointment with the doctor. Could not get a word in to thoroughly discuss my concerns, since being cut off so many times.
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Came for an annual visit. Checked-in and completed the insurance processing in a few minutes. A minute after I sat down I was called in to see the doctor. Dr. Lugerner was friendly, professional, and willing to discuss in length someof my medical questions or concerns. In and out in about 45 minutes.
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Very good he answered the questions I had and Dr. Lugerner gave me helpful tips to continue take better care of myself.
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