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801 D St NEWashington, DC 20002
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This doctor is a nice man. He seems to comes off a little standoff-ish but his blank expression means he's just absorbing what you are saying. He once asked me a question about something I forgot I had ever told him, unlike most psychs who cut you off mid-sentence and throw a script at you. Once I had an emergency that needed immediate attention. He took care of it over the phone. When my insurance lapsed he waited until I came in for our appointment and notiifed me at the end of our session. I imagine most doctors would call their patient and say, "if you plan on coming it'll be $150 (his fee)." That is another thing, he is an affordable psychiatrist and he doesn't have you in-and-out. He listens to you for a little while, not a full hour but about 20 minutes. I really think his semi-cold demeanor is just his expressions not matching his feelings. Anyway, if you need a psychiatrist, go see Dr. Mirzcak. He listens and he tries to work with the treatment you want while he factors in his expertice. PS -Doctor Mirzcak, if you read this, I hope none of it was found offensive. Also, thank you for all your thoughtfulness! -NV
When I called Dr. Rudzki’s office last year, I was in tears. Hours before I was training for the Marine Corp Marathon … now I was reduced to lying on my couch with a giant bag of ice on my knee. I had jumped off the road to avoid a cyclist, twisted my knee, and I had felt the dreaded “pop”. For me, running was more than just fitness, it was essential to managing the stress of law school. When Dr. Rudzki saw me the next morning and informed me that I needed an MRI to confirm I had ruptured my ACL, I recall aggressively asserting that“I couldn’t afford to be injured or surgery”. Dr. Rudzki promised he would do everything he could to help me. AND he exceeded his promise. His was compassionate, understanding and still managed to keep me from pushing too hard and jeopardize my reconstructed ACL. Despite my initially concerns that he was “out-of-network”, he was very generous - the rate was AMAZING! Next week I will participate in my first sprint triathlon. THANK YOU DR. RUDZKI
Two years ago, our pediatrician recommended Dr. Rudzki after MY 17year old son dislocated his arm, resulting a lesion in his shoulder. We are extremely thankful for the recommendation. Dr. Rudzki spent almost an hour discussing shoulder instability with my son. He explained how he uses current medical research, including studies from professional athletes, to guide the rehab process after surgery. Dr. Rudzki was very thoughtful regarding the timing of the surgery, allowing my son to finish his fall term exam and coordinating with his teachers for the 6 weeks he was in a sling. Dr. Rudzki participated in frequent phone conversations with my son's physical therapist and lacrosse coaches - providing valuable guidance as he returned to sport. He truly understood all aspects of patient care in treating high school athletes - including the academic and social pressures. I have recommended Dr. Rudzki to several of my son's teammates, and their families were equally impressed.