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

4.9 out of 5 (555 reviews)

Specialities: 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
  • 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
  • Menieres Disease
  • Missing Eardrum
  • Mouth Abscess
  • 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 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 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
Washington, DC, 20036

202-416-2000

Fax 202-785-5040

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2440 M Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20037

202-785-8300

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Insurance

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

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.9
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.8
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 20, 2021

    Dr. Picken listened, explained, recommended tests. Was clear in her explanation, so I was not confused.

  • Aug 11, 2021

    Dr Picken was excellent! Helped me calm down and understand the problem. She showed real concern and empathy.

  • Aug 4, 2021

    The doctor listened to me attentively, answered all my questions, and explained everything in detail