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About Dr. Christopher Unger

Dr. Christopher Unger, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bethesda, MD. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. Dr. Unger is affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Christopher Unger is Good. Dr. Christopher Unger has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Christopher Unger is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Christopher P Unger MD

8218 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Specialties

Dr. Christopher Unger has the following 4 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Christopher Unger has the following 5 expertise

  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer

Dr. Christopher Unger has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Two Stars

I had about 4 or 5 visits with Dr. Unger before switching to another doctor. Every visit he was always multitasking. Either on the phone or dealing with another patient, popping his head in every now and then asking if you are ok. He is very energetic but its over the top to the point that makes it almost uncomfortable. Did not appreciate getting undressed and then having a student doctor sent in to practice taking my vitals without prior approval.

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Caring Family Doctor

I am surprised to see the comments about Dr. Unger pushing services. Dr. Unger has been my family doctor for more than a decade. I love his bedside manner, caring nature, and gentle approach. He will even call our house to check in after an illness to make sure things are going well. How many doctors do THAT now adays?

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I agree, He i$ always trying to $ell hi$ $ervices

"Always remember 50% of all doctors are below average."I went to Dr. Unger for an FAA 3 Class physical. This the simplest of all FAA physicals. I have one of the leading cardiologist as my doctor. Dr. Unger was trying to get me change to him as my cardiologist. He kept trying to $ell me more $ervices that I did not need. I had my annual physical two weeks earlier with a complete blood tests, 3 pages long and covered everything. He did not want to use information from those tests, he wanted to do his own (more Money for him). He wanted me take more test, which I declined.He called me today to try and get me to take more tests which I do not need. He said I had several problems, which I knew were not problems. I am in good physical condition and not over weight, but yet he wanted to come in and discuss changes in my life $tyle. I declined.He does not take Medicare or some other insurances. Hi$ prices are, at best, a few dollars le$$ than other doctors.He is always coming on as your best friend and doctor. He $elling the Snake Oil in the form of $ervices.

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Only cares about money? Maybe...

My review may seem a little odd since most of the ratings I gave him are good, yet the overall was poor, why?The difference here is that the individual ratings I gave were when I had appointments with the doctor while covered under insurance. The man was always extremely courteous, forthright, and knowledgeable. I was always very happy with him until the day I my insurance changed.Then his true face came out!The office unfortunately did not take my new insurance (not my choice to switch by the way) and I was going on a trip and needed a refill on asthma medication that I have been on since I was 5 years old and Dr. Unger had been filling for me for 2 years previously. I was going to be forced to switch doctors anyway and he understood this, but I desperately needed the refill ASAP due to traveling, so a minor favor from doctor to patient that would have cost him NOTHING and saved my life (seriously, if I have an Asthma attack while away, I could be hospitalized or worse).His response? A flat out "no" unless I come in to the office. I might have been willing to do this and paid the office visit fee myself, but this man went one step further and required a full physical at a cost of over $300! This doctor didn't care for a moment about my circumstances, all he can apparently see is $$$. Bottom line, if you're a current patient, Dr. Unger is a pretty good physician, just don't believe his friendly manner is genuine, because he will NOT do you any favors when you most need one.

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One Star
  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Unger is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • University of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1969

  • Deaconess Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Christopher Unger accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO

Locations & Directions

Christopher P Unger MD, 8218 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD
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