Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD

Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(1)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Octavius Polk Jr, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 71 years.

1160 Varnum St NE Ste 214

Washington, DC 20017

Contact Information

(202) 526-5491

Insurance Accepted

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Sarcoidosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Asthma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

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.

Education

  • Howard Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1946
  • Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Howard University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Howard University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Howard University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • MD Inst Emer Med Surg
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Polk Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Polk Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Polk Jr to family and friends
5.0
based on 1 review (1 with a comment)
Dr. Polk Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Bowie Md. |
Dr Polk is a caring kind and knowledgeable physician. His broad base is background only enhances his ability to treat and care for you. I am glad that I was assigned to him.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Polk Jr accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Select
  • 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
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Polk Jr has admitting privileges

Providence Hospital
1150 Varnum St NE
Washington, DC 20017
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Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC 20060
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Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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