Dr. Helene Emsellem, MD

Dr. Helene Emsellem, MD

Sleep Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Helene Emsellem, MD is a sleep medicine doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. She is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years.

5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1725

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 654-1575

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Emsellem's Experience

Dr. Emsellem's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sleep Medicine
  • Board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Essential Tremor
  • Herniated Disc
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Migraine
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • G Washington Univ Sch Med & Hlth Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • George Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Emsellem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Emsellem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Emsellem to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Emsellem's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Silver Spring, MD |
very bad experience. They seem totally disorganized. After months, I was finally able to get a sleep study -- was never able to see a Dr. or any type of medical person to actually discuss the results with me though. Finally gave up on Emsellem - now trying to get the results so I can get a different Dr. to look at them but they require me to use their portal - which doesn't recognize me as a patient. When I raise the issue with staff, they just keep sending me an inoperable link to the porta
in Washington, DC |
She really knows sleep disorders. The office is not run as most are, but it is run very efficiently, and assures that she can treat a lot more people. If you want someone to hold your hand, don't go here. If you want someone to help you with your sleep disorder, this is the place.
Hyattsville, MD |
I was given incorrect instructions for how to use the sleep head apparatus, resulting in having to take the test twice. (Nor does the instructional book provide the necessary tips and/or instructions, pictures, etc., on how to use the apparatus). On writing to the doctor for an explanation, I received no answer. Apparently there are many complaints about this office. The overall lack of caring is very obvious, and I believe this sleep clinic should be avoided, if possible.
Washington, DC |
I hear she is the best but the front desk staff is appalling. I submitted the online paperwork, which they request. Didn't hear from them so reached out a week later. I was told that they had my paperwork and I would hear something. Weeks went by and nothing. Sent an email. No response. Called almost two weeks later. They requested information on the referring doctor. They got what they needed from him and sent me another request for the online paperwork. I called and reminded them I did it mont
Washington, DC |
Completely unprofessional and unresponsive office . Impossible to get answers to questions. Cannot reach the doctor and are left with rude college kids working in the front office who have no idea what they are doing and are apparently not accountable to anyone.
in virginia |
Very good doctor. Her doctor's assistant is also very helpful and patient. I highly recommend them for sleep related problems. They make you feel like a person not a number.
in Rockville, MD |
This is not a medical office, but rather a high-volume, big-profit business. Impossible to see a doctor so you land up seeing inexperienced techs. They are not very knowledgeable and the doctor, when she "checks in" for a minute for insurance purposes only, is brusque, disinterested and rushed. No help or answers beyond the basics. Sleep study done in an austere business environment. As I said, this is a lucrative business more than a medical practice!
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Emsellem is highly knowledgeable, and in one visit created a treatment plan that resolved a medical issue that two other sleep specialists had failed to address effectively . It is true that her office staff is, for the most part, maddeningly incompetent. I wish that were not the case, but the doctor is so skilled that I will put up with her staff to have access to her medical expertise.
in Chevy Chase, MD |
In my opinion, as based on several appointment with Dr. Emsellem, I found her to be quite impatient and rather abrasive. She communicated with her own staff in an equally terse manner.
in Alexandria, VA |
Most frustrating medical front office staff I have experienced. If you are willing to accept that patient care is a distant third (behind the staff's convenience and the practice's rules) and don't expect to be treated with respect or consideration (or treated like an adult), this is the practice for you! Appointments require a lead time of 5-12 months and are routinely cancelled (my last three). I spent 2.5 hours in traffic, arrived 25 minutes late (after calling repeatedly) and was not seen.
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Dr. Emsellem accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital
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