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About Dr. Toufic S Melki

Dr. Toufic S Melki, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Arlington, VA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Melki is affiliated with Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Melki has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

78 Ratings with 45 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Toufic S Melki is Great. Dr. Toufic S Melki has been rated by 78 patients. From those 78 patients 45 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Toufic S Melki is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

3800 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Retina Centers of Washington

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 101
Arlington, VA 22205
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Specialties

Dr. Toufic S Melki 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

    13 Expertise

  • Retina Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Eye Pain
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Vision Issues
  • Retinal Disorders
  • Blindness
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataract

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Reviews

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Highly recommend Dr. Toufic Melki

I highly recommend Dr. Toufic Melki, as he is an excellent ophthalmologist and retina specialist. In May 2014, I was having partially blocked vision in my right eye. My optometrist cited Dr. Melki as the retina expert in the DC area. Given the urgency, Dr. Melki agreed to see me right away, even though I did not have an appointment. He explained that I had a detached retina and that surgery was needed right away to save my vision in the right eye. He rearranged his busy schedule in order to perform surgery that afternoon. The next day, a Saturday, he called me at home to remove the eyepatch while I was on the phone with him so he could explain everything he did during surgery, as well as how to administer the multiple eyedrops needed for recovery. There were multiple follow-ups over the next few days, weeks and months and my eyesight improved to 20/25 vision, better than before the surgery. Fast forward to 2017, and I had a similar experience with my left eye. After experiencing similar blocked vision, I called Dr. Melki‘s office and he agreed to see me that same day. Similarly, he performed surgery that afternoon and recovery went well. Because of the gas bubble used during surgery, he warned me that I would probably need cataract surgery sometime this year. Sure enough, a cataract had formed in the left eye and I had surgery in June by a cataract surgeon in the area. During that recovery, I noticed my vision was actually getting worse and I was concerned that the cataract surgery had failed. I decided to see Dr. Melki again, as I felt he could give me a second opinion of the cataract surgery, as well as make sure the retina was OK. Unfortunately, because of all of the trauma to my left eye in a short period of time, a macular pucker had formed in the center of my retina, distorting my vision. He explained this condition in detail, and made a recommendation for another surgery to remove the thin cellular layer that had formed. That surgery was also a success and four months later, my optometrist just told me I have 20/20 vision in that eye. Not only did Dr. Melki save the vision in both of my eyes, my overall eyesight is much better than it was four years ago. I really don’t even need glasses now, except to read. Not only is he a very good retina specialist and surgeon, but he is very personable and easy to talk to and understand. Because I have seen him so much over the past four years, when I have a follow-up appointment, it’s like visiting a friend. I would also like to highlight his very professional, and hard-working staff. They are always friendly and responsive to the patient’s needs. The office sees a lot of patients every day, and the staff tries to keep the flow of patients moving quickly and efficiently. Sometimes this is not an easy task when some patients need more time with the doctor or for treatment than originally allotted. I feel very blessed that my optometrist recommended Dr. Melki to me back in 2014. Ray V.

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Five Stars

I recommend Dr. Melki wholeheartedly.

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Five Stars

I have Central Serous Retinopathy and Dr. Melki fit me in as an emergency patient to diagnose it. The appointment does take quite a bit of time because your eyes need to be dilated and testing needs to be done, but it is worth it for the correct diagnosis. Dr. Melki performed laser surgery on my eye and a month later I am almost 100% healed. My vision was 20/200 before surgery and is now 20/25 and continuing to improve. I am very pleased with Dr. Melki and his very professional and caring staff.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

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  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Georgetown University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Toufic S Melki 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 HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry DE PPO
  • 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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