17 years of experience

Accepting new patients
Connecticut Ave - K Street
Urologic Surgeons-Washington
2021 K St NW
Ste 408
Washington, DC 20006
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Patient Reviews ?

Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.2352941176471 of 4 stars
  • Currently 2.2352941176471 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.7647058823529 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.0555555555556 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 2.8888888888889 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2.6470588235294 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 43 minutes
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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  would not recommend  |  show details
Jun 9th, 2014

Some of the reviewers are confusing arrogance with confidence. Mature people don't behave like that. It can also be a way of hiding a lack of knowledge about a condition, as happened in my case.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Great Doctor  |  show details
by Wanda and George Dawkins on Dec 27th, 2013

He is a very thorough doctor; he takes time to explain everything to you. He answers your question. Some people might think he too direct, but I think we need that sometime. He walks you through everything, if he sense that you don't understand what he is saying, he breaks it down until you do. I think people confuse him being very confident with him being arrogant. Several of our friends have Dr. Engel as their doctors and are very pleased. I personally think he is very good at what he does. I highly recommend him to everyone.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Arrogant Doctor  |  show details
by VB on Apr 26th, 2013

I went to see this doctor as an alternative because it was closer to my home. He is rude, NOT friendly, and very arrogant. Instead of taking interest on my case he tried to give me a sermon on the type of people that go to see him. He could careless about what I thought my symptoms were nor wanted to hear anything I had to say. Further, and since he wasnt the first doctor I had seen to begin with, he demanded for me to see the other doctor moving forward. He rushed me through and ensured to let me know indirectly that he wanted nothing to do with me after this visit. Needless to say that i don't recommend him, nor will i ever recommend him, and will gladly go back to see the other doctor. Oh and weeks later I called back for a prescription refill, and he never returned my call but had his assistant call me back, and for the second time he ensured to let me know that he is washing his hands with me and that I should go see the other doctor the next time. what a disgusting attitude towards life if you ask me.!!!!

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Feb 25th, 2013

Very patient, answered all my questions. Would highly recommend him.

  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  Great Surgeon, Terrible With Patients  |  show details
by JR on Jan 30th, 2013

Dr. Engel comes across as arrogant and condescending, but perhaps it's because he knows that he is a very good, experienced surgeon. However, he will not communicate with patients except during an appointment, and even his aide will not return calls unless it's an immediate emergency. At least he is very honest: He makes it clear that making money is more important to him than the comfort or emotional well-being of his patients.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Do NOT Recommend  |  show details
Jul 26th, 2012

This doctor was rude and condescending to both me and my wife. Its very important that your surgeon care about you. This doctor did not care about me. My surgery did not go well and everyone I've talked to has told me the problems I still have many months after surgery are because the surgeon's skill, at least in my case, was below average. When it came to post-operative care and consultations, this doctor couldn't be bothered. It seemed he just wanted to get rid of me. I guess that is because at that point he's made most of his money. There are other good urologist in the DC area.

  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  Won't talk with patients  |  show details
Jul 17th, 2012

After 5 years of going to him I couldn't take it any more. I asked him a question about an article I had seen about the link between diet and prostrate cancer and he said that he didn't have time to discuss research with patients. When I looked at him in shock he said that the problem with patients like me is that we want first class service but aren't willing to pay for it. When I replied that my employer set limits on payments he conceded this, but still said he wasn't paid enough to discuss research with me. That was the final straw - I quit. Should have quit a long time ago.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Apr 26th, 2012

Dr Engel is a great Dr, however there is a staff member that I have had the displeasure of coming in contact with on 2 seprate occasions. Extremely rude, uncompassionate, and made me feel like my concerns where not warranted. She was insulting. Therefore will not return to the Dr office or recommend this office.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Condescending  |  show details
Apr 20th, 2012

I waited 70 minutes to see Dr. Engel. When I finally saw him, his manner was condescending. He told me I was mistaken about his having prescribed an antibiotic for me on a previous visit (he did) and basically acted like I was wasting his time. He was so inattentive to my description of my symptoms that he misquoted me twice during my 10 minute visit. Don't bother with this guy.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Not a good communicator  |  show details
Apr 15th, 2012

Although knowledgeable about urology I found it very difficult to communicate with this doctor. I was told on numerous occasions that my questions did not need answers or that he would answer them later.

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  BAD BAD BAD ALL THE WAY.  |  show details
Feb 21st, 2012

Thus Dr. may have credentials but their moto on web site is NOT Above all, we pledge never to compromise on our first priority: the well-being of our patients. He was very arrogant and made you feel like you were bothering him with a simple problem that you were sent to him for. And to boot he actually said oh the 15 minute clock is ticking. I actually waited 65 minutes to see this rude man. If he does not like his profession maybe he should be a dog catcher, pity the poor dog on second thought. I do not wish him on anybody.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Excellent Surgeon  |  show details
Dec 29th, 2010

Performed nephrectomy with very few issues despite a complex medical history and issues. He was nothing short of amazing.

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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Great plumber, average doctor  |  show details
Dec 3rd, 2010

Seemingly nice guy. Not up to speed with latest advancements in the field. Talks a bigger game than he plays. Non-existent bedside manner. Absolutely no follow-up. Appears to be in it for high volume procedures. Wouldn't recommend him.

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