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Dr. R. Martin Bashir, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Bashir

Capital Digestive Care

2021 K St NW Ste 500 Washington, DC 20006

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Dr. R. Martin Bashir, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from George Washington University School Of Med And Health Science in 1989 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Bashir accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Commercial EPO
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Dr. Bashir's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pancreatitis
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Dr. Bashir treats Pancreatitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bashir treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Bashir treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bashir treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Bashir's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Bashir's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bashir

3.5

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I am still haunted by the way this doctor treated me during my last colonoscopy. He came in almost an hour late and started making phone calls while I was laid on the operation bed hooked up to IV with the nurses by my side. It took another 1.5 hours for him to start the procedure. It was incredibly unprofessional and reckless, even the nurses felt very uncomfortable. In the end, there was too much time passed between the preparation and the procedure, the pics showed a thick layer of mucus buildup on the cecum and ascending colon which are the problem areas for me as they found polyps there in the past. Afterwards, he told me that I was fine and that nothing was found. Well, it was not a really reassuring statement. There is no way he could see flat or small polyps in that condition. So I wasted money, time and much effort to get an ineffective exam. He is a talented doctor, but over and over he proved to be a doctor who lacks discipline, ethics and good manners. We are done w/him.
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Superb, brilliant clinician
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I'm a new patient. And I like Dr. Bashir very much. My sister referred me to him and I am grateful for that
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Dr. Bashir is an outstanding and excellent specialist in the area of Gastroenterology. I have very much profound and constructive experiences during my procedures. He is highly recommended.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bashir's for years. He is extremely skilled, intelligent, and takes care of his patients with the best of care. I feel fortunate that he is my surgeon.
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update to recent experience with Dr. Bashir on Aug 4, 2017. After waiting 3.5 hours in pre-op during which time neither he nor anyone on his staff stopped to greet me, explain the procedure, or even update me, I entered the operating room. Three staff attended to me. Dr. Bashir walks he. He does not greet me or even look at me. He turns his back and jokes with staff, then begins texting on his phone. This was the last time I saw him, as he didn't not take time to explain the results.
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Worst doctor in the world. i had a cyst in my pancreas. initially he was suppose to drain it in my stomach using endoscopic ultrasound. when i went in for the procedure, he went ahead and did something completely different from what we had discussed and he wasn't even available to explain it to me after the procedure because he is too busy with other patients. he caused me to have pancreatitis and hospitalized for 2 weeks and my cyst was not drained. i am lucky to be alive. stay away.
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Although, the office visit can take awhile because he is busy it's worth the wait. He''s very sincere & smart , makes me feel like my concerns matter.
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My child was born with gallbladder problems . Dr Bashir was able to prevent her from needing surgery with his procedure . We've been to so many doctors before finally meeting Dr Bashir he is a Godsend.
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Physician never returns calls. Asked his staff numerous times to have physician contact me over a four week period. He has yet to call me back. Diagnosed me with a hernia without examining me. This was later ruled out by CT scan. Appears to be more interested in procedures than patient care. I still have the problem I went to see him. Would not recommend this physician to anyone.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Georgetown U Sch Med
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1989
George Washington University School Of Med And Health Science
Medical School
1985
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
1996
1991
1989
1985

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

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