We’re delighted to join you on your journey to achieving better digestive health. Please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions below:

Scheduling a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chutkan please email us at admin@DigestiveCenterforWellness.com or call the office at 301-215-7700.

Confirming & Canceling Consultations

In order to secure your initial consultation with Dr. Chutkan, we require a $200 non-refundable booking fee, which will be credited towards the cost of the consultation. You can call our office at 301-215-7700 to provide a credit card number. Please note that this $200 fee is non-refundable if you cancel your consultation. We charge this fee because Dr. Chutkan has only a limited number of appointments available for new consultations, and it is difficult to fill that spot on short notice if the consultation is cancelled. If you need to reschedule your appointment please contact us at least 5 business days prior to your scheduled visit.

Expedited Consultations & Waitlist

We maintain an active waitlist. If you require a more urgent consultation please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you know you cannot make your appointment, please give us as much advance notice as possible so we can offer the time to someone on our waitlist.

Fees

  • Initial consultation with Dr. Chutkan: $1000. This fee includes a thorough review of all pertinent medical records by Dr Chutkan prior to your visit, a 1-hour in-person consultation with Dr. Chutkan, and a comprehensive treatment plan.
  • Follow-up consultation with Dr. Chutkan (30 minutes): $400

Insurance Information

In order to be able to spend more time with patients, we do not participate with insurance or Medicare. We will provide you with a detailed bill at the time of your consultation to submit to your insurance company, although reimbursement will depend on your individual carrier and plan. If you wish to check reimbursement rates you can call your insurance company and give them the following CPT codes – be sure to let them know that we are “non-participating providers/out of network”:

  • New patient consultation: 99245
  • Follow-up consultation: 99215

Intake Form

Once your consultation is scheduled you’ll receive an e-mail from us within 1 week of your appointment with a link to our patient intake form. This should be completed as early as possible. In the email you will see a large button labeled “Check In”. Click this button and it will take you to the intake form. Please fill out the form completely and submit.

Location, Parking & Metro

We are located in the Chevy Chase building at 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, suite 1209, just across the DC line in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Parking is available in the building or across the street at Saks Fifth Avenue (a cash only lot). The closest metro is the red line Friendship Heights station 2 blocks south of us on Wisconsin Avenue. Click here for a map of our location.

Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Our office is closed on Fridays.

Phone Calls & Messages

We do not use encryption or other secure methods in our e-mail communication. In agreeing to be a patient at the Digestive Center for Wellness, you are consenting to the use of regular e-mail to send and receive information about appointments, medical records, etc.

Prescription Refills

For refills, please have your pharmacy contact us electronically. It may take up to 5 business days for us to process your prescription refill. Please plan accordingly to avoid any interruptions in your medications.

Medical Emergencies

If you are having a medical emergency you should call 911, visit the nearest emergency room, or call your primary care doctor. If you have an urgent gastrointestinal problem we will do our best to get you in to be seen at the beginning or end of the day.

Medical Records

Please send medical records and a digestive health summary prior to your appointment. The most important piece of information we need from you is a 1-2 page summary of your gastrointestinal problems. It should include a timeline of symptoms, any evaluation such as colonoscopy/endoscopy, CAT scans, or other digestive health testing, as well as any medications/supplements you’ve taken.

Please e-mail copies of all pertinent digestive health medical records at least 10 days before your appointment to admin@digestivecenterforwellness.com. Records can also be mailed to us at: Digestive Center for Wellness, 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1209, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Medical records from other physicians can be faxed to 301-215-7705.

Non-Urgent Questions

We ask that you make a note of any non-urgent questions that may arise after your visit and bring them with you to your next appointment. We are not able to answer routine medical questions over the phone or via e-mail.

Out of Town Patients

We’re happy to see out of town patients for an initial consultation, but are not able to assume ongoing gastrointestinal care for patients who are not able to come in for regular visits. Please let us know if you would like us to provide your referring doctor with a copy of our consultation note and treatment plan.

Scheduling a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chutkan please email us at admin@DigestiveCenterforWellness.com or call the office at 301-215-7700.

Virtual Consultations

We do not offer virtual consultations. All initial consultations and follow-ups with Dr. Chutkan occur in the office.

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