Dr. John Pahira, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 69
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Dr. John Pahira, MD
Dr. John Pahira, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 43 years. Dr. Pahira is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital.

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 950

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(301) 652-7872

Dr. John Pahira, MD

Dr. John Pahira, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Pahira's Experience

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


  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Lithotripsy
  • Penile Implants
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry

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.


  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Abington Mem Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pahira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pahira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pahira to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Pahira's 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 (4)
One of the best doctors in the country. Kind, patient, professional, and very experienced. I have been going to him for many years. He has performed many procedures on me.
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Pahira is excellent. He operated on and treats my husband. He has been consistently respectful, informative, and patient with us. He's a gem!
in Fairfax, VA |
I would give Dr. Pahira ZERO star. He referred me to see unethical surgeon named Dr. McGeagh he advised me to have surgery but he informed only pro but not risks. I have suffered alot of pain after surgery. Dr. Pahira never condemn his referred surgery and continue to charge me for the follow up. Every follow up visit, I was paying Dr. McGeagh's mistakes. Dr. Pahira is money making doctor who has conscience on his patient. He must be responsible for his referral doctor. Shame 2 Dr. Pahira
in Herndon, VA |
A bit of a cold fish. Does not seem to enjoy talking to patients--more like he endures it. I have BPH and did not have good results with the classic BPH medications. When he learned those meds weren't right for me, he didn't seem interested in pursuing the problem. Later I found out the FDA had approved Cialis for BPH, but Pahira never told me about it, even though it could have helped me. The whole experience of seeing him was a bit disappointing. He didn't provide much guidance or compassion.
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Dr. Pahira accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pahira has admitting privileges

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
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