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About Dr. Frank A Spellman
Dr. Frank A Spellman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with other offices in Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC . He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Spellman is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center and George Washington University Hospital. Dr. Spellman has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Frank A Spellman 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.
- Retina Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lasik Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Retinal Disorders
- Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy)
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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This physician has extremely long wait times with poor bedside manners. He lacks etiquette and does not do a great job with explaining his diagnosis. I am unsure how he has received so many stars since the majority of his patients are low vision patients that would be unable to see this survey to complete. BE WARE...THE RETINA GROUP OF WASHINGTON HAS NOW MERGED WITH A UNSKILLED AND UNETHICAL PHYSICIAN.
Experiencing floaters and flashes in my left eye, I was told by the Blue Cross Blue Shield nurse on the phone that I should see an ophthalmologist within 4 hours. Dr. Spellman's office, on essentially no notice, told me to come over right away and somehow fit me into his busy schedule. His group's new offices near Eastern Market were spacious and pleasant. There was a little bit of a wait at each step of the process, some of it inevitable, such as waiting to eye drops to take effect. Then again, I had no appointment. The office staff, the techs, and the doctor himself, were all kind and thorough in their work. It was perhaps the best run medical office I have visited, especially considering the likely high volume of patients treated. Even so, you did not feel like you were being moved along like some sort of unfeeling commodity on an assembly line, as sometimes is the case in medical offices. I will be having my annual ophthalmology exam with this doctor from now on.
Excellent eye specailist. Performed vitrectomy in both eyes, and my vision has improved substantially. I would recomnd him to anyone suffering from diabetic eye problems. True, the wait times can be long, but he is a specialist who is very good at what he does. Thus, he always has a lot of patients.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2013, 2015)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Spellman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
41 Years Experience
University Of California Los Angeles David Geffen School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
Jackson Health System
Dr. Frank A Spellman accepts the following insurance providers.
- 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 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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