We’re delighted to join you on your journey to achieving better digestive health. Please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions below:
Confirming & Canceling Appointments
In order to secure your initial appointment with Dr. Chutkan, we require a $200 non-refundable booking fee, which will be credited towards the cost of the appointment. 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 appointment. 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 if the appointment is then cancelled.
Your appointment must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 5 business days prior to your scheduled consultation in order to avoid being charged in full for the visit. You may cancel your appointment by calling the office at 301-215-7700 or e-mailing us at admin@DigestiveCenterforWellness.com.
Expedited Appointments & Waitlist
We maintain an active waitlist. If you require a more urgent appointment please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you know you cannot make an appointment, please give us as much advance notice as possible so we can offer the time to someone on our waitlist.
- Initial consultation with Dr. Chutkan: $1000. This fee includes a thorough review of your medical records, a 1 hour in-person consultation with Dr. Chutkan, and a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Follow up visit with Dr. Chutkan (30 minutes): $400
The DCW nutrition coaching offerings include:
- 60 minute DCW coaching visit ($200)
- 30 minute DCW coaching visit ($100)
Please note that our health coach is not a medical doctor, and her advice is for educational purposes only. Our coach assists with the implementation of the DCW protocols and also provides information on how to improve general health through diet and lifestyle modification.
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 visit that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 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”:
• 99245 New patient visit
• 99215 Follow-up visit
Once your appointment is scheduled you’ll receive an e-mail, within 1 week of your appointment, with a link to our patient intake form, which 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 immediately take you to the intake form. 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.
Our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.
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.
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.
Pease note that our office does not handle medical emergencies. If you are having a medical emergency you should call 911, visit the nearest emergency room, or call your primary care doctor.
Please mail copies of all pertinent medical records at least 5 days before your appointment to: Digestive Center for Wellness, 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1209, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Medical records from other physicians can be mailed, faxed (301-215-7705), or emailed (Admin@DigestiveCenterforWellness.com).
What should you send? We are particularly interested in:
- History of antibiotics and other medications you’ve taken
- Endoscopic reports (upper endoscopy and colonoscopy) plus pathology
- CAT scans, MRI, ultrasounds or any other imaging of the abdomen and pelvis
- Testing for bacterial overgrowth
- Testing for celiac disease
- Testing for leaky gut
- Stool studies
- Blood tests done in the last 12 months
- Medical summaries or letters from referring doctors
- Records from hospitalizations or surgeries in the last 10 years
Out of Town Patients
At DCW, we’re happy to see out of town patients for an initial consultation. Please know that if you are not able to come into our office for regular follow-up visits, we are only able to provide that initial consultation, and will not be able to accommodate an ongoing doctor-patient relationship.
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Chutkan please email us at admin@DigestiveCenterforWellness.com or call the office at 301-215-7700.
At this time we do not offer virtual visits. All consultations and follow up visits with Dr. Chutkan occur in the office.