Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD

Sleep MedicineMaleAge 52

Dr. Mekonnen
Telehealth services available

Rockville Internal Medicine Group

1201 Seven Locks Rd Ste 111 Potomac, MD 20854

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(301) 762-5020

Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD is a Sleep Medicine Specialist in Potomac, MD and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Addis Ababa University medical school in 1991. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mekonnen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Mekonnen's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Common Cold
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Mekonnen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mekonnen

3.0

Based on 26 ratings

5 Stars
46.15384615384615%
(12)
4 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
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1 Star
46.15384615384615%
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  • Wait times (11)
What could be improved
  • Office environment (5)
  • Long wait times (3)
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I am a new patient with asthma and allergies. Dr. MeKonnen helped me to develop a health plan to manage my asthma and ensured that I had enough refills to manage that plan. In the meanwhile, I had heaviness and mucus in my chest. I visited four different doctors, prior to Dr. MeKonnen, who all proclaimed that my chest was clear. My former pulmonologist even brushed me off by saying that the lungs don't hurt, so it was not his area of expertise. Dr. MeKonnen asked me key questions and prescribed a Z pack. My chest immediately open up and the mucus began to come up. I feel so much better! He was the only MD who ventured further than a "clear chest."
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Deborah Levi – Oct 01, 2020
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Dr. Mekonnen has treated me for sleep difficulties and now for pulmonary issues. He both cases he has been kind and reassuring. I find scheduling easy and he or his staff are easily available for questions. One more thing today he helped me access a very expensive drug without the enormous copay required. I cannot recommend Dr. Mekonnen more highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynn – Sep 24, 2020
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Dr. McKonnen is a tremendous doctor. Sleeping well since I’ve seen him.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 16, 2020
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Professional, knowledgeable and very sympathetic
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 23, 2019
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If I could give Dr. Mekonnen negative stars, I would. I had the absolute worst experience seeing him and his staff. There was an issue with my insurance and medicine, so I called and I called again, and no one in the office would help me. Get this. I drove to the office and sat down with him to see what the issue was and HE SAID, "If I would ever pick up the phone myself to call an insurance company, I would not have gone to medical school." Only peasants like me can pick up the phone
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Alexandra – Aug 02, 2018
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I couldn't image he could be a doctor. I totally agree all the one Star reviews. Actually I read these reviews before I went there, but I gave him a try because I like the doctor referred him to me. Every visit he talked less then 1 minute, and like other reviewer said "He doesn't listen to what you say to him. He just repeats that ...."it's the gold standard." One answer for all patients." He always said he didn't get enough data, and this happened not just to me. DO NOT GO
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 12, 2018
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I would rate 0 if it was available. He doesn't speak loud enough to be heard. Office staff come and leave during the appointment but he doesn't introduce anyone. He doesn't have results on his desk so someone has to go look for them. He doesn't examine people so he sits behind a large desk and keeps distance between the patients and himself. He doesn't listen to what you say to him. He just repeats that ...."it's the gold standard." One answer for all patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Rockville, MD – Apr 24, 2017
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If he has them, he gives the sleep reports a cursory review as you are sitting in front of him for a follow up visit. He even talked to me about getting an oral appliance which he had already recommended and I was using! He clearly did not look at my file or prep for my appointment, which was short, expensive and he took a personal call during it about travel plans!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Rockville, MD – Aug 31, 2016
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This Doc is not responsive to patients' needs. He is kind of disconnected. I would not recommend him.
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Linda Gross in Potomac, MD – Jul 20, 2016
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This doctor is an incredibly terrible person. He is the type of man to put pride over patients, arrogance over health care, and his ego over a life. He is the worst type of medical student anyone could ever stereotype. Do you know what this means? It means right away from his personality you can see that he does NOT care about you. If you ask him about medical information he will get angry with you, if you ask to explain in detail, that will anger him further. He is nasty, rude, insulting...
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Jang il Kwan in Rockville, MD – Apr 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD is a Sleep Medicine Specialist in Potomac, MD and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Addis...Read more

Specialties

  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Addis Ababa University
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Amharic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Mekonnen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mekonnen frequently treats Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, and Shortness of Breath. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mekonnen treats.

Where is Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD's office located?

Dr. Mekonnen's office is located at 1201 Seven Locks Rd Ste 111, Potomac, MD 20854. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Asefa Mekonnen, MD speak?

Dr. Mekonnen speaks Amharic and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Rockville Internal Medicine Group

Rockville Internal Medicine Group1201 Seven Locks Rd Ste 111 Potomac, MD 20854
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