Catherine Anne Picken, MD| Otolaryngology | MedStar Health

Catherine Anne Picken, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (981 reviews)

Specialties: Otolaryngology

Languages: English

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ear Mass
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinusitis
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Voice Problems
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adenoid Hypertrophy
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinosinusitis
  • Anterior Nasal Drip
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak From Nose
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Sinus Infection
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Deviated Septum
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Mass
  • Empty Nose Syndrome
  • Epistaxis
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD)
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Disease
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Schwannoma
  • Facial Pain
  • Facial Paresis
  • Fissured Tongue
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Goiter
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss (MIXED)
  • Hoarseness
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypoglossal Nerve Injury
  • Inner Ear Trauma
  • Inverted Papilloma Of The Sinus
  • Itchy Ear
  • Jaw Pain
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Dysphagia
  • Laryngeal Dystonia
  • Laryngeal Polyps
  • Laryngitis
  • Lip Droop
  • Ludwig Angina
  • Lump In Throat
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mouth Abscess
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Infection
  • Mouth Pain
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Crusting
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Nasal Mass
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal Trauma
  • Neck Abscess
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Lymph Nodes
  • Nose Fracture
  • Odynophagia
  • Olfactory Nerve Disease
  • Oral Inflammation
  • Oral Lesions
  • Oral Pathology
  • Osteoma
  • Parapharyngeal Mass
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Mass
  • Polyp Of Cheek
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Problems With Smell And Taste
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Swelling
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Sino Nasal Disorders
  • Sinonasal Papilloma
  • Sinus And Nasal Mucoceles
  • Sinus Mass
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sinus Polyp
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep-Related Hypoventilation
  • Smell Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Spots On Mouth
  • Stomatitis
  • Submandibular Nodule
  • Submandibular Swelling
  • Suppurative Tonsillitis
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Swollen Parotid
  • Swollen Throat
  • Throat Abscess
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Mass
  • Thyroglossal Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Mass
  • Tongue Pain
  • Tongue Swelling
  • Tonsillar Abscess
  • Tonsillar Hypertrophy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsilloliths
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation (TMP)
  • Voice Problems
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Procedures I perform

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Da Vinci
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose And Throat Surgery
  • Frenectomy
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Inspire Therapy
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasoseptal Reconstruction
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pillar Procedure
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Endoscopy
  • Sphenoidotomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheostomy Management
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Transoral Thyroidectomy
  • Uvuloplasty
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
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Practice locations

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1133 21st Street Northwest
Building 2
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 202-785-5040

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Fax 202-785-5040

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Open HMO
    • Open POS II
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA EPO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • United Student Resources
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Otolaryngology

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1981)

Internship Program: Northwestern Memorial Hospital (1980)

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1979)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.9
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.9
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.9
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.9
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Dec 26, 2023

    Dr. Picken was super attentive and helpful.

  • Dec 12, 2023

    Dr.picken is awesome. She takes the time to listen and work with me on decisions.

  • Nov 21, 2023

    Dr. Picken is awesome. I always feel respected and listened to by her. I always feel like I have a say in my treatment.