Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Firas Al-Kawas, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

5215 Loughboro Rd NW Ste 320

Washington, DC 20016

Contact Information

(202) 660-5555

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Al-Kawas performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

74  Conditions Treated


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7  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Al-Kawas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Al-Kawas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Al-Kawas to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Al-Kawas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Spends very little time talking to you in person, relies on his staff to do all the communication. Its been several weeks of me seeing him, still does not have a diagnosis of my GI condition. Seems interested only in performing procedures to get the hospital's billing rate going.
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He spent a total of 5 minutes with me, didn't answer my questions and was dismissive, even when I mentioned questions my primary care physician had asked. He acted annoyed at my questions. He also was short with his staff in front of me which was unpleasant.
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