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Dr. Amy Green-Simms, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

**Please bring prescription eyeglasses and contacts to your appointment** Amy Green-Simms is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with a special interest in cataract, glaucoma and eyelid surgery. She graduated from the University of Michigan, then earned her medical degree at the Mayo Clinic as a Laverne Brown Scholar. She completed an internship in internal medicine / surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, where she was named “Intern of the Year.” She then returned to the Mayo Clinic to complete her ophthalmology residency. Dr. Green-Simms is the author of one textbook chapter and nine ophthalmology research articles in renowned journals. Her research on macular degeneration earned her a VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award. She has spent time studying biology in Israel and volunteering with the Unite for Sight program in Ghana. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and photography.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Francis Hospital, Illinois, Internship in Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Osler Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Intern of the Year, St Francis Hospital
  • VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Research Award
  • Washingtonian Top Doc 2017

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1982865531

Office locations

Eye Physicians of Washington

1155 21st Street NW, Suite M400

Washington, DC 20036

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Dr. Green-Simms was great! Very professional, but friendly. Patiently answered my questions.
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Excellent experience. Dr Green was very thorough, explained everything, and was kind and very friendly.
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The doctor and staff was great. The wait time was really long unfortunately. I don’t know if this was an exception or normal. But I waited about 45 minutes in the waiting room and close to an hour in the exam room. The doctor seemed very capable and very good.
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They tested the pressure of my eyes with this solution that made me blind for hours. That is of course not their fault, but they did not tell me in advance that such test would be conducted. I was left blindedin the middle of the street without any ride. I had to call my friend to pick me up. I was lucky he could get off work. Beside that, the contacts and the prescription have been terrible. I barely see. The contact brand is not for me, it just falls off my eye. All of these aside, the billing system is just awful. Between them and my insurance, I got confused so much and then I was sent to collection. I called them to pay and they said the payment was received. Then I was called a week later saying you have to pay again because we did not get the payment. I asked them to email me or at least tell me which card it was but they refused to provide any written documents and asked me to trust somebody I do not know over the phone to provide my card information. Then they sent me to collection again for a small amount of money. I would never ever go back to this office. My eyes and credit suffered a lot.
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She was so friendly and seemed genuinely interested in my questions and concerns. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and everyone.
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Excellent doctor. Thorough. Good listener. Explains treatment. Caring. Patient. Kind.
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I am new to the DC area, but thanks to the app I had very smooth and comfortable experience. Dr. Green-Simms is professional and patient. She explained the situation very clear and double checked my insurance. The staff there are allvery helpful and nice. A great experience with the team. I will choose them as my family eye doctor!
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Dr. Green-Simms was fantastic. Extremely professional, efficient, and skilled. Office staff were very professional. Would highly recommend.
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Everyone in the office was so nice, helpful and courteous and Dr. Simms was so lovely. Definitely will return to her office for my next exam. Very pleasant appointment.
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The front desk staff was efficient. The eye technician,Antoine, was so cordial, professional, and calm. Dr. Greens-Simms came in shortly after the technician was done. She was also very professional and warm. She listened to all my concernsand gave me thorough information that I needed. I left feeling well-taken care of. Note: there are 3 separate charges for contact lense exam, refraction, and co-pay.
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Lovely bedside manner and thorough exam.
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I loved everything about my experience with Dr. Green-Simms and the team at Eye Physicians of Washington! They were kind in answering all of my questions and gentle with the examination (i.e. the eye pressure machine). I'd highly recommendDr. Green-Simms and her team for your eye exam and general eye needs.
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She is a true professional with great patient relationship skills. Highly recommend
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Dr. Amy Green-Simms was probably the nicest, most understanding doctor I have seen. Her bedside manner is impeccable and she takes the time to listen and answer any questions. The nurses and admin staff were also great! I will definitely begoing back to this practice and recommending her to my friends.
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Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor and her assistant were very professional, and through and it was great that they took the time to explain the tests being done and the results.
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Excellent in every respect.
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Excellent.
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I met with Dr. Green-Simms and her technician. Both were absolutely marvelous. Very personal and caring but very professional. I appreciated that they listened to me and took the time and care for my eye needs. I highly recommend Dr. Green-Simms.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great office and service. Dr. Amy Green-Simms is a wonderful eye doctor
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This was my first visit at the group and meeting with Dr. Green-Simms. I was very pleased with the entire experience.
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She diagnosed the problem (showed a diagram) proposed a treatment plan, and scheduled a follow up. Her manner reassured me that this medical problem could be resolved .
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Green-Simms was extremely kind and helpful. She's certainly one of the nicest doctors I've seen, took care of me right away, and I feel like I'm in good hands. Highly recommend her!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very thorough in her exam, and she was very nice. Modern equipment and office.
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She's was so pleasant and professional. Great experience.
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Dr. Green-Simms Very professional, friendly doctor. Also, Receptionist was friendly. All my paper-work was ready & waiting. Although I had pre-registered on-line--I still had to fill out information again--but that was fine with me. HOWEVER.The problems are with the (1) ADMINISTRATIVE/CHECK-IN. Someone should call attention to the up-front refraction(?)field fee. Luckily I had a credit card with me. Did not read this notice--as it is pasted on the desk--not on a stand-up board--where it would be more easily seen. (2) The examination assistant (?) did not introduce herself; explain what her role was; her name, etc. Never tried to establish any rapport. She did quite a few procedural exams--but NEVER explained what these examines were. (3) I spent about 3+ hours; about half with this first person. NOT COMPLAINING. It was thorough. (4) Next day: I just received an Email with FOUR different times for my next visit--although I went over it in detail with the person at the desk when I checked out. I asked for, and was given a card with Date/Time for my next appointment. By the time I was ready to check out--only this new Receptionist was there. all other personnel had left for the day. NOBODY has called me; written me to explain why the CHANGE in the time of my appointment. It's now FRIDAY afternoon and I just happened to look at my computer and see the change. Also, called the office before my appointment for transportation directions. Never received a call-back.
Less than 1 year ago
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She's very kind and answer your questions with patience. I will recommend her
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The doctor and the staff were very friendly, professional, and efficient.
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Although I paid the full amount in the office, I keep receiving bills from the office. I've tried to call 3+ times, and have never received a call back.
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Very friendly doctor. The only problem was that I had to wait for an hour before seeing the doctor.
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Well run practice. Very professional.
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Dr. Green-Simms is extremely professional and helpful. She is very friendly and explains everything - very open to questions! I enjoyed meeting with her and would definitely go back.
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She was great!!
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Dr. Green-Simms was extremely friendly, and everything immediately seemed like a conversation between someone I had known for a long time. She was very quick to explain any questions I had and since I was a new patient she dove rightin on patient history to make sure they didn't miss anything. A great experience!
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Incredible bedside manner. And extremely knowledgable about what was going on with me. I felt comfortable with the visit as well as the outcome of the visit. Only thing is wait time can be somewhat timely here and there. The actualwait time for me was just under 30 minutes which really isn't that bad, but with in between wait times (from when nurse sees you to doctor and others) can add up. But that should not deter you from this doctor she is fantastic.
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Great visit - very knowledgeable and great bedside manner. New office location is a bit hard to find but is very nice.
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Would have been near perfect except they were moving into their new location so there were some (expected) minor hiccups. Wish the tech who did the initial evaluations and in-take had introduced herself and explained what she was doing. Thatis meant only as constructive criticism because she did a fine job and was very pleasant, but for a little while I was wondering if she was my doctor or not.
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Very professional experience all the way around.
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Gloria, who first say me was very efficient, and answered all my pesky questions. Dr. Gree-Simms was very professional and also answered all my questions.
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Dr. Green-Simms is terrific. She is thoughtful, thorough, and concerned greatly about the patient's welfare. This is my second time seeing her and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Green-Simms is really really great--one of the best doctors I've ever been to. She's very calm, explained everything thoroughly, and took a lot of time with me. Awesome experience!
More than 1 year ago
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Loved, loved, loved her. She listened and took the extra time with me. Great find!
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My first visit, and I was pleasantly impressed that although the front office messed up the appointment, the MD immediately found room for me and worked with me without an assistant . She was knowledgeable and thorough, clear and direct in her explanations.
More than 1 year ago
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She's really communicative and sweet. She was very professional and put me at ease!
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Both Dr. Green-Simms and her assistant Ashlee were wonderful - great bedside manner, considerate, and patient.
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I hit the jackpot with this doc!
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I wish she could be my doctor for everything! She is incredibly warm, kind, doesn't make you feel uncomfortable at all. Very thorough. I was very impressed and will definitely be going back.
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I had a good overall experience with the clinic, the staff and Dr. Amy Green-Simms. The clinic was very clean and organized, the staff and technician who assisted were efficient and knowledgeable. It is a well run clinic. Dr. Green-Simms hasa very pleasant disposition and is warm towards her patients. She was both thorough and efficient in my check up. I had an issue with dry eyes when wearing contact lenses, and she gave me a couple of daily wear samples, as well eye drops. I have had past experiences where eye doctors try to market and get a sale from their patients, and I appreciated the fact that Dr. Green-Simms, gave me the time to evaluate the new lenses that she was proposing. I would go back again and highly recommend her. The only downside was that the wait time was rather long, it took almost 45 minutes before I was seen by the doctor. That being said, it was still thoughtful of the clinic to post a note by the front desk informing their patients that they were short staffed and thanking them for their patience.
More than 1 year ago
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FIne, except for a long wait both to be seen and then later for another test. Particularly the first time there was no feedback or apology while in the waiting room.
More than 1 year ago
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Cleanest physician office in the DC area. Technician and Dr. Green-Simms were nice and professional. I would highly recommend.
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