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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.
Dr. David B Summer has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Macular Degeneration
- Cataract Surgery
- Prostate Cancer (Prostatic Neoplasm)
- Lasik Surgery
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Eye Exam
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Summer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
47 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1971
Sinai Grace Hospital
Dr. David B Summer accepts the following insurance providers.
- 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 HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry - Southside Tier 2
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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