Dr. Catherine Picken, MD

Dr. Catherine Picken, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 64
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Dr. Catherine Picken, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 29 years. She graduated from Northwestern U, School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

2440 M St NW Ste 620

Washington, DC 20037

Contact Information

(202) 785-5000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Picken performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 95% of peers
Sinusitis
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Picken's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

78  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Northwestern U, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Natl Heart Lung Blood Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Picken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Picken's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Picken to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Picken's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have had excellent care from Dr Picken. She was able to diagnose and treat a granuloma that 2 other doctors could not find. She is thorough, takes time to talk about options, and is very competent.
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I was a reluctant patient who needed to have a half thyroidectomy. She guided me with a very calm manner, explained the procedure so I could understand it, and gave me a sense of confidence to get the surgery I needed. Every thing went very well with the surgery and went exactly as she explained...more
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Dr. Pickens could not keep our appt. The staff attempted to schedule me for four weeks out after already waiting for 3-4 weeks for the initial appt. Because I need relatively immediate care, I asked for a copy of my records so I see another provider. They actually charged me $35.00 to print out my...more
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