Dr. Payam Pooyan, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases •  Male • Age 50

  
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Dr. Payam Pooyan, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary disease specialist in Leesburg, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases, pulmonary disease, and more.


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Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates 1

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates 119455 Deerfield Ave Ste 206 Leesburg, VA 20176
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Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates 11860 Town Center Dr Ste 270 Reston, VA 20190
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I took my husband to Dr. Pooyan for a lung function test and evaluation on in October, I found him to be attentive and personal in his approach to him. So far, so good. I'm looking forward to having my husband have a good doctor with him.
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Mary Jane Spence – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. Pooyan & his critical care team literally saved my life. I will never forget him. After suffering a submassive saddle PE w/multiple B/L PEs I became hemodynamically unstable while on a heparin drip. Thanks to Dr. Pooyan’s quick thinking I was administered life saving TPA (clot buster) & survived an event that nearly 50% of people die from. 1,000 characters is not enough to talk about what a great doctor he is. He remained calm & professional. He is knowledgeable. He listened to me & acknowledged my questions & concerns. He made sure I was given correct follow up care in the ICU. More importantly you can tell that he really cares about people. We have stayed in contact & he has followed my care nearly 18 mos later from VA to NY any time I have concerns about my medications or health he’s willing to give me advice. I trust him implicitly, if I lived closer he would be my pulmonologist. I’m just blessed he was there on the scariest day of my life!
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Elizabeth DiFrietus – Sep 03, 2019
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I had developed a terrible cough after having Influenza-A in January. My chest hurt and when I would cough it was so painful that I had trouble standing. I had visited Urgent Care multiple times, 2 xrays, and 2 additional Dr Visits of which where of little help in solving the issue. I was referred to Dr. Pooyan and after an examination and a couple tests a CT scan was ordered, I was prescribed a nebulizer, and multple inhalers. I got a personal call two days later (Friday) from Dr. Pooyan asking how I was doing. Nice personal touch that is often NOT seen in today's medical profession. Then got another call from Dr. Pooyan the day after my CT scan. He had good and bad news for me. Good news, he found out what was causing the pain and that my lungs were clearing. Bad news was that I coughed so hard for so long that I had broken a rib. Dr Pooyan was great at following up personally and definitely cares about his clients well-being
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Herndon, VA – Aug 23, 2019
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I found the doctor to be rushed (I was in and out in under 10 minutes) and he didn't provide any new insights into causes of my symptoms. I was told to get a CT and follow up with the NP. Underwhelmed.
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Great Falls, VA – Dec 28, 2018
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I have been so very impressed with Dr. Pooyan. He has been so involved with my pulmonary disease and all I have to do is email him and he responds back and sometimes even calls me directly. What doctor does that nowadays? Very few. I am very thankful that I found him, and has an outstanding office staff to boot!
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Abbie Haws in Frederick, MD – Dec 04, 2018
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I am beyond impressed with Dr Pooyan. His demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal. If you are looking for a doctor whose medical knowledge is encyclopedic, treats the whole person, and takes the time to be caring and compassionate, then you should consider seeing Dr Pooyan. Dr. Pooyan has my total loyalty as a patient and will continue to do so!
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Michele Austin in Potomac Falls, VA – Jun 25, 2017
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I went to Dr Pooyan after trying another sleep study options. I was treated with warmth and kindness by the entire staff. Dr Pooyan sat with me patiently and explained every detail of sleep apnea and why it was necessary to do a study. He did not insist on doing things that were not necessary. After my sleep study, knowing that I was concerned, he had a member of his staff call me. When I met with Dr Pooyan, a few days later, he explained every detail to me and answered all of my questions.
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Nancy H in Leesburg, Virginia – Jun 23, 2017
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Dr. Pooyan is absolutely the best doctor I know of. I was referred to him upon discovery of a mass in my left lung. From the first time I meet Dr. P, till the major surgery and partial resection of my lung, took less than 3 weeks. Dr. P and his dedicated staff worked none stops to arrange all the necessary test, and appointments for me. Dr. P has an extraordinary bed manner. He goes above and beyond in taking care of his patient. I can't recommend Dr. P high enough. I feel blessed to have
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Marziyah Shahbazi in Leesburg, VA – May 16, 2017
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Dt Pooyan has been a tremendous help to my recovery from double pneumonia. He has helped me to recover from one of the most sickest times in my life. He is a very intelligent & gifted doctor. I am very grateful to him. His office staff are kind & helpful. They always greet you with a smile.
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Terry in Sterling, VA – Apr 12, 2017
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Dr. Pooyan is very attentive and spends as much time as needed to be very thorough. He truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him.
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sterling, va – Apr 07, 2017
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listens to patient, provides good explanations and guidance, is proactive and positive, comes across as very professional, knowlegable and caring
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Dale F. Gustin in herndon, va – Jan 31, 2017
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I saw Dr. Pooyan for sleep apnea and I would highly recommend him. He arranged for me to have a sleep apnea study done and everything went very smoothly. He is very patient and took his time to explain everything about sleep apnea and made it very easy to understand. After the study was done, I went back in to see him and he went over the results with me and answered all my questions. I can tell he really cares about his patients. Am glad my allergist recommended him to me.
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K. Wallace in Hamilton, VA – Nov 08, 2016
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Ease of communication and responsiveness of both Dr. Pooyan and his staff. He has helped me improve my breathing immensely.
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Jerold N. Dubit in Leesburg, Va – Oct 04, 2016
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Dr. Pooyan has been exceptional. I am an elderly gentleman and given my age and my medical condition, doctor visits are a weekly routine for me. I regularly see a cardiologist, endocrinologist, general practitioner, etc. I can easily say that the care and the patience that Dr. Pooyan displays is second to none. He is very thorough in his approach. A very capable and competent physician and more importantly he is a genuine person that really cares about the well being of his patients.
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Shah M. in sterling, va – Oct 02, 2016
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Dr. Pooyan was excellent! He really has an amazing bedside manner. I was really nervous to go there to begin with but he made me feel so much better. He takes his time and really seems interested in getting all your information, very thorough.
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Andrea in Ashburn, VA – Aug 23, 2016
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I had an excellent experience. I highly recommend Dr. Pooyan!!!
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Mark in Waterford, VA – Aug 03, 2016
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Dr. Pooyan is very pleasant and takes time with you, not rushed at all. I am seeing him for sleep apnea and C-Pap use. He was very helpful discussing medications and interested in my overall health issues. He gives a very thorough physical exam and I recommend him highly to anyone seeking a sleep study, sleep apena management or for a pulmonary issue. He is the best Dr. I have seen in the last few years. I wish more primary Docs had his manner and skills.
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Judith D. in Leesburg, VA – Jul 21, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr. Pooyan for anyone seeking sleep therapy. He has an excellent bedside manner and shows genuine interest in your care. He took time to explain all of the available options including the pros/cons of conducting on-site versus at-home sleep studies, as well as, which types of remedies best match my condition.
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Pete B. in Herndon, VA – Jul 20, 2016
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Dr. Pooyan and staff provided me with excellent service and make me feel that they have my ultimate care in mind.
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Waarith Muhammad-Abdullah in Reston, VA – Jul 19, 2016
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Dr. Pooyan is very helpful, kind, doesn't rush you, willing to answer any questions. I've already recommended him to my mom!
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Kelly L. in Leesburg, VA – Jun 22, 2016
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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Asthma more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Sleep Disorders more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Sleep Apnea more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Emphysema
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Emphysema more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Respiratory-tract Conditions

Immunologists diagnose and treat conditions such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and COPD that affect the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, bronchi and lungs.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Asthma more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Pooyan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Blood Oxygen Level
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan treats Low Blood Oxygen Level more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pooyan treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pooyan performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pooyan performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Pooyan's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Oximetry
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Payam Pooyan, MD is a cardiovascular & pulmonary disease specialist in Leesburg, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in cardiovascular & pulmonary diseases, pulmonary disease, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

2012
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
2003
East Tennessee State University / Quillen College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2001
East Tennessee State Univ
Internship Hospital
1994
Zanjan University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)