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Qualifications and Experience
Wiemi Douoguih is a diligent and accomplished orthopedic surgeon caring for the Washington, D.C. community. Dr. Douoguih earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He serves as Director of Sports Medicine for MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He also serves as medical director for the Washington Wizards Basketball Team and Washington Capitals Hockey Team. He has previously served as assistant physician for various sports teams, including the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Dr. Douoguih speaks French and English fluently, which makes him widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Dr. Douoguih is particularly skilled at arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He is especially interested in new, minimally invasive reconstructive procedures. He has treated and managed a diverse range of medical dysfunctions and is committed to providing the best comprehensive medical care available.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Douoguih 's credentials speak for themselves, but his professional manner, attention to patient concerns, and compassion are exemplary as well. I still need to have my surgery, but so far.....I'm very impressed with the whole team!
Consulting with Dr. Douoguih is like dealing with a trusted family member. The entire staffs were very polite and helpful; I was well taken care of during my visit.
The wait time is outrageous. By the time I finally saw the doctor 2 hours had gone by and x rays had been taken, without the doctor seeing me. Then he came talked to me and in 5 minutes he was done, never looking at the x-rays. The question would be: why X-rays by default?
Very knowledgable and friendly doctor. Good experience.
There was a small miscommunication with the front desk staff that caused an extended wait time. However, everyone is professional helpful, and genuinely cares. Dr. Douoguih explained my injury, provided care options, and answered all of my questions! P.S. Thank you Linda and Carla for taking the time and assisting with my referral issue today.
Beautiful office (very busy). Was called back at my appointment time. Had X-rays taken in the office and then seen by the fellow and then the head MD within a very reasonable amount of time.
The entire visit was well run and showed they cared about my issue and time. I arrived early and was actually admitted early. Between the various steps (initial info, x-ray, initial consult, final consult), there were no more than a couple minutes. Very well run and feel like I received excellent care.
Great doctor. Great office staff. Great facilities. Great location. Not so great wait time.
Doctor and staff were very professional, personable, and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
I would strongly recommend against going to Dr. Douoguih. For my first appointment, I waited for more than an hour and a half after my appointment time. When it was finally time to see the doctor, it was incredibly rushed and my description of my own injury was disregarded until I repeated myself multiple times-- even then, I don't really feel like he was listening and I was the doctor for less than 15 minutes. For my follow up appointment, I got a call from his office cancelling on me around 4 hours before my appointment. I had scheduled the follow up more than 3 weeks beforehand. When trying to reschedule, the soonest appointment was more than 2 weeks out and at a time that doesn't work for my schedule. I think this was totally unprofessional, inconsiderate, and is wasting my time-- especially with an injury that is time sensitive.
Great staff (professional and helpful). The facility is top-notch. I would recommend to others.
Once you get into the exam room the staff work efficiently to get all your information (symptoms, meds, vital signs) in prep for the MD to see you. This prep is very helpful to get the ball rolling while you wait.
The doctor was very friendly and knowledgeable. He didn't rush the appointment and answered my questions. Unexpectedly great appointment.
I waited for almost an hour and a half before even talking to the nurse and after I had been there for over two hours the doc finally came in and probably spent fewer than five minutes with me. He gave me a diagnosis in one minute without asking almost any questions and didn't give me any information on what my recovery would look like and if/when I should make another appointment. I will not be going back.
I was really impressed with his staff who were very professional and on point. Doctor and staff made me feel welcome and secure. Doctor was very direct and eased my fears.
Doctor is good. Wait was unacceptable. 2.5 hrs past my appointment time.
What a wonderful doctor! Everyone in that office is very kind and reassuring. Dr. Douoguih explained everything thoroughly and validated my concerns. I have been dealing with this knee issue for over a year and my past surgeon was very dismissive. I highly recommend this team.
I was very impressed. From the moment I walked in the office I was greeted kindly by the front staff and only waited a few minutes until I was called back. Every person I encountered was friendly and professional. I was given personal attention and feel confident in the care I received.
Very professional! Cons: a longer interaction with Dr Wiemi Douoguih would have been better.
Good orthopedist but the wait time is horrible.
The entire team in this office was personable and helpful - not rushed at all.
Very knowledgable and congenial. Beautiful office, friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Dr. Douoguih is wonderful- I've had a couple surgeries with him and he's always really kind, professional, and honest about what he's doing and why and lets me make my own decisions about what to do for treatment. He is an outstanding surgeon, his office staff is great and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
It was short, but I am working on the problem.
Wait was too long
They were very busy today, but they were very nice as usual. Love my doctor and his staff.
Dr. Wiemi Douoguih MD is very professional, polite but also has a relaxed attitude that really relief any stress. He gives time and answer all questions in a clear manner. I had a minor surgery to be performed and he did it in the same session so I didn't have to do another appointment. Everything went perfect.I highly recommend him.
The Dr. and his assistant were very professional and took time to provide details and were not rushed! I was warned there may be a long wait, but it was not my experience today. Was just first visit, but highly recommended.
I was very please with meeting Dr. Douoguih
I thought Dr. Douoguih was very pleasant and thorough with his approach and possible treatment of my injury. He left me hopeful and looking forward to my return visit.
He was fine, it was the wait time that was the problem. Two hours before seeing a doctor is too long!
He is the BEST!
He is the BEST!
good M.D . But the wait time is long .
He and Jessica were very friendly. They both were very detailed in explaining to me what type of injury I have, what to expect and the best way to handle this. Dr.Douoguih made sure I understood what he would be doing in my surgery , and I left his office feeling like I had chosen a true professional Dr. Thank you Dr.Douoguih.
Excellent! Very pleasant office staff, no long waits even for Xray.
The visit was good, Dr seem very knowledgeable about what needs to be done and is very comfident at what he's doing.
The office was incredibly professional. Dr. Douoguih was excellent and has a great bedside manner.
Great doctor -- very methodical and analytical. Inspires confidence and gives you peace of mind.
The information given was direct and thorough. My daughter is in very good hands.
Dr. Douoguih was very friendly, professional, and (it seems) knowledgeable. However I waited approximately 2 hours after my appointment time to be seen and the doctor who completed the preliminary exam/talked to me before Dr. Douoguih came in was unhelpful and his bedside manner was bordering on rude.
Did the on line registration, showed up and they didn't have us on the list...AND DIDNT TELL US!!!! We waited 4 hours to get seen. That is unacceptable....no explanation given.
Dr Douoguih sees pt's at the Washington Hosp Center Physician Office Building and in the Chevy Chase office. Every time I've had an appointment at WHC the wait has been over 1.5hr. At Chevy Chase it is <30 min. I would recommend avoiding scheduling at WHC but he only has office hours 1 day a week at most in Chevy Chase.
He is a great physician. The time to see him is really bad. Took more than 2 hours for me to get to see him and the visit took 10 minutes.
Dr. Douoguih and I discussed having my knee replaced. He was through in explaining what the next steps are. He made me feel comfortable about the procedure and recovery. He has a very professional staff! I would recommend Dr. Douoguih and his staff to anyone!
I "only" had to wait 45min past my scheduled appointment time to see the doctor. I've had to wait upwards of 3hrs in the past, so I guess 45min is good. Still, I made an appointment at the time I made it at for a reason (had a commitment afterward...that I missed thanks to delay). Stinks that appointment times are more like loose guidelines than actual start times. Also, I only got like 3min of face time with the doctor. So, in the end, I got what I needed out of the appointment. But less than ideal for sure.
My first time with this Dr. and was one of my better visits. I like that he was taking a three pronged approach. 1. start with physical therapy 2. then possibly injection 3. Surgery as a last resort. Very good visit, very sound and logical course of action. And was pleased with him as a Dr. all round
The staff delivered excellent customer service. The medical staff was very attentive in diagnosing and explaining my condition. They made me feel very comfortable.
Dr. Douoguih was professional and extremely knowledgable in explaining the prognosis of my knee condition. His staff is very professional.
Great Doctor, personable, but very long wait-time, almost two-hours. Plan ahead. It's worth it.
Dr douoguih was excellent. Though the office was very busy, I felt I had his full attention and did not feel rushed. He exudes confidence in the nicest way ad was thorough.
I appreciate Dr. Douoguih, I have been under his care for over a year, for a work related injury....I had a MPFL reconstruction and was so afraid. He explained everything to me, and reassured me everything was going to be ok, .I'm all healed and back to work....Today was my last visit with him in reference to my injury..... I've referred Dr. Douoguih to family, friends and co-workers and I'm sure he'll provide the same professional care to them, as he provided to me and his other patients...Thanks Dr. Douoguih for your professionalisum, patience and your kind bedside manners... You're the BEST !!!!
As a follow up, Dr. Douoguih was patient and listened to my concerns and goals, agreeing with my concerns and issuing a desired course of action.
The wait time is HORRIBLE!!! But Dr. Douoguih is FANTASTIC!!!!
I've been coming to Dr. Douoghi for several years now and he has always been up front and open with regards to my questions and concerns. Even though the wait time is usually about 45 minutes or so, the staff is very pleasant and the new office space is much more relaxing than the previous location.
This was my first postoperative appointment with Dr. Douoguih. When I arrived, I signed in and less than 10 minutes I was taken to an examination room. Within six minutes Dr. Douoguih welcomed me and started explaining what he found and repaired during my surgery. We discussed how physical therapy was progressing and what the next steps should be. I'm very pleased with Dr. Douoguih and his staff.
I was greeted by professional, friendly and helpful staff. I had 0 wait time. A resident saw me first, followed quickly by Dr. Douoguih. He was friendly and attentive. I especially appreciated his clear and direct communication style.
I had an appointment with a different doctor at first, but the receptionist asked me on the phone why I was seeing that doctor with a shoulder problem instead of Dr. Douoguih. I said I didn't know either doctor, and that's when I found out that he is the surgeon and team doctor for the Washington Nationals. I think he probably knows everything there is to know about shoulders and elbows.
everyone was wonderful once in an exam room. Front desk personel not very helpful or pleasant and appeared very confused and overwhelmed.
Professional, friendly & communicative physician
My issue had basically resolved itself by the time I saw Dr. Douoguih. However, he did do an exam and explained my xrays. He recommended to just monitor the situation for now. He answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed at all. He even demonstrated some exercises I could do to help the problem. Wait time was reasonable and staff was helpful.
I was very impressed with the efficiency of the office. Dr. Douoguih spent time listening to my history related to the injury and provided a good plan of action for my recovery.
Wait time ridiculous. My appt was at 2:15. I was there early like they recommended. I arrived at 1:45. I finally say Dr. Douoguih at 4:15. I did my part. The wrong doctor walked in and started interviewing me. It was an unprofessional beginning.
The doctor was very personable and knowledgeable but the wait was at least 90 mins and then he had to review my records and tests results. He seemed hurried but did answer my questions. Also, the doctors I've seen at the WHC normally give me a written statement summarizing the visit outcomes and diagnosis....this did not happen so I felt a bit confused about his final thoughts regarding my illness.
Dr. Douoguih was thorough with my exam and came up with a game plan to treat my knee problems without my having invasive surgery. He has great beside manners! His staff was professional, courteous and friendly. They answered all of my questions about follow up appointments, medication and physical therapy appointments. I got all of my May physical therapy appointments scheduled, which surprised me because that has never happened at other doctor offices that I've visited. I will recommend Dr. Douoguih to my friends and family members.
The doctor answered all my questions and didn't rush me out of the examining room. I got to my Appt early and they saw me way before my Appt time.