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About Dr. Melissa D Kern
Dr. Melissa D Kern, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Arlington, VA, with another office in Sterling, VA. She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Kern is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Howard County General Hospital Inc. Dr. Kern has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Melissa D Kern 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. Melissa D Kern has the following 9 expertise
- Macular Degeneration
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Lasik Surgery
- Eye Pain
Dr. Melissa D Kern 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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I do not recommend Dr. Kern. She seemed confused and went back and forth on her recommendation for treatment of my child. Also, she was not good at all with my child so I question how often she sees children. She may be better with adults but I do not recommend taking a child to see her. I had zero confidence in her so sought two more opinions from doctors that seem much more competent. I have never commented on a doctor online but felt compelled to do so in this case because my experience was so terrible.
I think Dr. Kern is a good doctor but the policies of the office are a NIGHTMARE. They cancelled my son's surgery the evening before. I had grandparents flying in to help, took off 4 weeks of work, etc and THEY CANCELLED! Then I cancelled a regular visit and they charged me $75. They cost me $1200 in plane change fees. She is rude, self-righteous and the staff is a NIGHTMARE. Then -- you wait 2.5 hours and they wonder why a 3 year old is mad and can't sit to read the chart. Time for a new doctor/practice.
I went with my 15 month old daughter for an eye check up and have Cigna POS , once I made the appointment the front desk was so friendly of telling me I needed a referral to be seen by an specialist . I was so glad they told me because I never knew that once I got off the phone I called my daughter pediatrician and they knew what I was taking about as an responsible parent my responsibility was to make sure I had that referral because I made agreement with my insurance . Also the friendly reminders of the referral they made sure I had it . The doctor was friendly and answer any questions you needed. The staff always was there to help out if you had more questions and how they made her smile so she wouldn't be scared if you want a place to feel comfortable with your child this is the place to go !!!
This is like a trend I have been here more three time and each time I have to spend more than one hour to complete my visit. They mau tell you uou have silate uiur eyes and belah belah But we all these thy atill can fininsh the work in 35 minutes. They may think they are efficient from their point of view but not from customer view point. I believe you need to take a half day off to come here . If you don't believe just try it.
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
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 (2011)
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. Kern is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
30 Years Experience
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
New England Medical Center
Dr. Melissa D Kern 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 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
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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