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Dr. Robynne K Chutkan Is this you?

About Dr. Robynne K Chutkan

Dr. Robynne K Chutkan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chevy Chase, MD. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Chutkan has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Robynne K Chutkan is Good. Dr. Robynne K Chutkan has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Robynne K Chutkan is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Digestive Center For Women

5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1209
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Specialties

Dr. Robynne K Chutkan has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids

Reviews

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Well worth my time and money

I saw Dr.Chutkan for an overall GI evaluation and bloating. She was one of the only physicians who listened and spent genuine time with me. Not only did she give me an effective plan, but she walked me through the process carefully. I've recommended her to many friends and family. I'm also grateful that I was able to get in with her. She doesn't accept insurance but does spend over an hour with you.

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Numerous bad experiences

Numerous bad experiences. I'd been going to her for over a year and a half before she told me I was supposed to be having blood tests monthly, instead of every three months. Why didn't she catch that when I started treatment with her? She also basically ordered me to get surgery and claimed I'd have a bad outcome, like an ostomy, if I didn't; 14 years later and no surgery, and I'm doing fine. She was rigid in her thinking on various medications as well; when I went to a major IBD center for a second opinion, I found much more flexible and open-minded thinking, and willingness to try new approaches. I would not recommend any patient to her. Too bad; she started out with excellent academic credentials, but turned her back on that path. Now she's apparently more into being on Dr. Oz and pushing merchandise (and not taking insurance) than she is into helping patients with complicated and demanding illnesses.

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Misdiagnosis

I have seen so many gastro doctors in town and when I saw Dr. Chutkan, I thought I finally found someone who can diagnose me correctly. I became very ill from another doctors prescription which wrecked havoc in my intestinal tract made worst by seeing other doctors to help me out of desperation. Dr. Chutkan seems knowledgeable plus she is also a well known doctor who you seen on TV. Well, I got very ill from her prescription and ended up in the ER. The ER doctors tried to reach her to explain their findings. She was unreachable. Upon release form the hospital, I tried to reach her . Instead of speaking to me, she instructed her the front desk person to speak to me. Upon my insistence, she spoke to me and said, there was nothing wrong with her prescription. that my reaction to the drug was due to anxiety and she hang up on me. What kind of doctor is she? I had to go to Mayo Clinic to find a definitive answer to me medical problem. I brought with me the slides from Georgetown from the colonoscopy I had with her. Mayo Clinic repeated the procedure plus more….there was no indication that I had CROHNS.. It was devastating that a doctor like Dr.Chutkan with her calibre can make such mistake and subject me to take medications that I did not need..no wonder I was sick from it. To make matters worst she was not willing to listen to my concerns. I wrote her upon my return from Mayo Clinic where I had undergone intensive testing. I will not recommend her to anyone. The moral of my experience: Just because a doctor is rated as one of the TOP DOCTORS and you see her TV to give some medical advise or current findings…they are not always the best. There are less known doctors who are also qualified and one willing to listen to their patients.

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Wonderful and caring dr

I had my first appointment with Dr. Chutkan a little over one year ago. Every aspect of the appointment truly was a five star experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful, I waited for approximately 10 minutes in the waiting room, at that point, Dr. Chutkan came out to the waiting room and introduced herself. We went back to her office and she spent about 45 minutes discussing my issues, etc...there was no urgency on her part to end the appointment. Her bedside manner was the best I have seen....ever. She was very kind and soft spoken. She does not accept insurance, but for me, I am very happy to pay out of pocket for the quality of care that Dr. Chutkan provides. I am not looking forward to getting the medical testing that is needed, but I am very thankful that Dr. Chutkan will be the one performing the tests. I feel very confident that I am in good hands.

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Two Stars

They don't take insurance, they do not see people on Fridays and she won't come to the hospital no matter what. I was hospitalized in georgetown and thought she would show up but she refused. Yet she is head of gastro there??? She is very condescending, occasionally smart, but very focused on money issues. She is expensive way above what insurance carriers pay. I think she thinks she has a boutique practice with high end clients, yet her office is not equipped with the minimum required for a doctor's office. There are many other GIs in the area, shop around for someone less focused on money and more focused on you.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Education

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Robynne K Chutkan accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Digestive Center For Women, 5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1209, Chevy Chase, MD
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