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Today, Dec 18
Dr. Franklin PolunDPM, FACFAS
17mi
Podiatrist
Dr. Polun is the best. I have been a patient of his since the early 1990's for the management of flat feet, plantar fasciitis, foot neuropathy, ingrown toenails, and the coup de gras -- I needed major foot and tendon surgery. I have nothing but the best things to say about Dr. P. and his staff, both in Potomac and Washington D.C. He is kind, very knowledgeable. He will take the time to explain what the problem is, what the treatment options are, point you to the medical literature if you want to do research. He cares deeply for his patients (I have spoken with other patients of his over the years) and the health of their feet and ankles. One note, and that is about office wait times. Some people get really upset because there are times when the wait times in his office are much longer than would be ideal. There is a simple reason for this ... despite the fact that his staff arranges patients between four examination/treatment rooms, and Dr. P. basically goes room-to-room providing diagnosis and treatment, often it is not possible to predict in advance how many patients will need the ultrasound, or the X-ray, of which there are one each. It is also impossible to guage how long will be needed with each patient. Somebody comes in for an ingrown toenail, and it turns out that (s)he has another significant problem that needs addressing. I also believe that Dr. P. tries to see as many patients as he possibly can ... not because he wants more money ... because he really cares about people and their foot health and his alternative would be to turn people away. So instead of having an appointment run longer than you wanted, you would not get to see him at all, or you would wait three weeks to get in. The other alternative is for Dr. P. to spend exactly 11.5 minutes with each patient per visit ... when your time is up, out you go, and you can schedule a follow-up. Some doctors do this ... Dr. P. will not. If your treatment requires extra time, or you have questions, you will get the full extent of his attention. My advice: allow yourself an hour, or an hour and a half of free time for your visit, even if it's a quick followup -- just in case there is a backup. Bring along a book, or your tablet/laptop, or something to do while you wait. If everything goes smoothly you will have some time to spare. Then, wait your turn -- the office staff is always fair, there are no favorites.
12400 Park Potomac AvenuePotomacMD20854

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