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About Dr. David B Summer

Dr. David B Summer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA, with other offices in Alexandria, VA and Alexandria, VA . He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Summer is affiliated with Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Summer has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David B Summer is Great. Dr. David B Summer has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David B Summer is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

National Spine And Pain Centers

3031 Javier Rd Ste 100
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Advanced Eye Care

7013D Manchester Blvd
Alexandria, VA 22310
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Advanced Eye Care

5249 Duke St Ste L8
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Dr. David B Summer has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Blindness
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
  • Eye Exam
  • Vasectomy

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Five Stars

I praise this doctor for his work. He has performed two eye surgeries for me, and I can now see as well as I did when I was 20.

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Five Stars

Dr Summers saved my eyesight in right eye 20 years ago after getting a bacterial infection from a rose thorn that cut my eye when i was pruning it.

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Cataract surgery - monovision

I had both cataract surgeries done by Dr. Summer. He explained the procedure and answered all of my questions. Because I had worn one contact for reading and my distance was fine Dr. Summer di monovision cataract surgery - one eye for distance and one eye for reading a computer. I can also read print, even phone books, without glasses unless the light is dim.

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There are better eye doctors

Have been a patient of Dr. Summer for years but staff and waiting room time have deteriorated over past few years. Staff is surly, abrupt, waiting room times average over more than one hour, dr. is rushed and one never knows if he is talking to you or his nurse. No apologies ever provided. I will find a new eye doctor.

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60.0 minutes
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Rude and Dismissive

I have never in my life experienced such a rude doctor. After waiting well over an hour to finally see Dr. Summer, he wasarrogant, condescending and dismissive to my elderly mother. When she asked him a question, his response was "I already told you" and then graced us with having to explain it again. He was rushing through his diagnosis and obviously wanted to move along to the next herd of cattle. Office staff was equally as rude. No smiles in that office except for Kimberly who was a breath of fresh air. She actually took her time with my mother and even smiled. We're changing doctors. We've been putting up with this horrible bedside manner for years and it's time to make a change. Dr. Summer has forgotten that his patients pay his bill. What a disgrace to the medical profession.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Summer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Sinai Grace Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David B Summer accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry DE PPO
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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