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About Dr. Mary B Mcateer
Dr. Mary B Mcateer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Falls Church, VA. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Mcateer is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. Dr. Mcateer has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Mary B Mcateer 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.
Dr. Mary B Mcateer has the following 10 expertise
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
- Lasik Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Mary B Mcateer has 1 board certified specialty
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
Dr. Mary B Mcateer is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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 is not to discredit Dr. McAteer or attempt to dissuade you from using her services. She is, in fact, an experienced ophthalmologist with an extensive track record of successful cataract procedures. She is, however, imperfect, like all of us and can make mistakes. Sadly, she made mistakes when she performed cataract surgeries on both of my wife’s eyes. While most see significantly better after cataract surgery, my wife’s vision deteriorated to the point where she could no longer drive at night and could no longer read. The latter was especially disheartening since my wife, a speed reader, absolutely loved her books. On a follow-up appointment when Dr. McAteer was absent for some reason, one of her partners examined my wife’s eyes and said something like, and I paraphrase, “Oh dear!” That was as close to a confession as we got. My wife just completed successful lasik surgery, performed by another physician who also said something equivalent to an “oh dear!” when he first examined my wife’s eyes. We are not litigious people and we know that people make mistakes, even doctors. On that note, my wife and I, in separate conversations, spoke with Dr. McAteer beforehand and suggested she pay the cost of the lasik procedures since they were necessitated by the unsuccessful outcome of her surgeries. That seemed only fair. She refused and gave each of us, in separate conversations, a lengthy but highly technical explanation of what happened, which neither of us was trained to understand. I suppose that all professionals, especially physicians, do not want to open themselves up to litigation so they prefer not admit they made a mistake. Dr. McAteer did come close to an admission when she said she would have done the lasik correction herself, had we simply asked. My response was simple: “Would you give the keys back to someone who just wrecked your car?”
I had Lasik with Dr. Mcateer. I am 56 years old so I was very nervous about having this procedure. Dr. Mcateer put all my fears to rest. She took time to explain the entire process and what I could expect, including the pros and cons for my age. Each time I had an appointment with her, she was very patient and answered all my questions. If you are thinking about Lasik, look no further than Dr. Macteer. I consulted after doctors prior to my procedure, and she was truly the best. I highly recommend her for Lasik.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2015, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2018)
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.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Mcateer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
35 Years Experience
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
Dr. Mary B Mcateer accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- 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
Locations & DirectionsNorthern Virginia Ophthalmology, 6231 Leesburg Pike Ste 608, Falls Church, VA
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