Dr. Robert A. Comunale

1608 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22101
703-893-6670
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Specialties:

  • Family Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care

Board Certifications:

    None

Medical School:

Medical College of Virginia (1971)

Consumers' CHECKBOOK Ratings for Dr. Robert A. Comunale — 27 Ratings

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Consumer Comments for Dr. Robert A. Comunale

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Consumer from Falls Church, VA
Jan 20, 2019
Best family practice doctor in the area. have seen Dr. Comunale as my primary care provider for over 25 years.
Consumer from MC LEAN, VA
Dec 21, 2017
My family has been patients of Dr. Comunale for more than 30 years. He was always available (especially with little children who are impatient when they do not feel well). He has been very well known for his diagnostic abilities throughout the area of McLean. Now, however, we are in search of a new primary care physician.

My most recent experience was not a comforting one. In early July, I was having some pain in my lower back, so went to see him because we had a 2-month long cross-country trip planned. I was diagnosed as having piriformis sciatica and was given a prescription for celecoxib. I was told that when this medication ran out, I should resort to Aleve for my pains. When I returned after my trip, I went to see him immediately. He prescribed physical therapy. I was in physical therapy 2 times per week for two months. When the therapist suggested that I go back to the doctor because the sessions produced unpredictable rather than regular results. Dr. Comunale suggested that I try one capsule of celecoxib a day for a week. I did as he prescribed, but the pain was unceasing. At the end of the week, I said I needed something else, and he hesitantly gave me an MRI prescription, saying he did not think an MRI would tell us anything.
Upon receiving the MRI report, I went to see Dr. Comunale, and he understood the report as saying that I had arthritis, and that I would have good days, and bad days!

I am now recovering from a lumbar fusion surgery performed by Dr. Abraham Kader. Dr. Kader studied the MRI report, ordered supplemental x-rays, and scheduled surgeries soon as he could. He has said that the nerves were contracted to an extreme, and therefore, the healing would be long. Fortunately for me, the nerve was not irreparably damaged or severed.
Consumer from MC LEAN, VA
Dec 13, 2013
He may be a bit eccentric and moody and his waiting room and office are far from fancy, but he is a smart guy and he's one of the better doctors I have seen. He is good at diagnosing an issue. If you need an emergency appointment he can accommodate you. He doesn't try to scam you. He takes insurance. Overall, I highly recommend him.

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