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Dr. David Chow, MD, MPH, FACS

Ophthalmologist

Vienna, VA

About Dr. David Chow

David Chow is a well-rounded ophthalmologist serving his patients in Reston and Vienna, VA. Dr. Chow, who has been in practice since 1982, currently serves as Chair on the Political Action Committee Board of the Medical Society of Virginia, Richmond, VA. and he is President Emeritus of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia, McLean, VA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Chow completed his medical education at Emory University, where he also earned his Master’s degree in public health. He worked at the Washington Hospital Center to complete his residency in ophthalmology. He also trained at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Chow’s clinical areas of expertise include patients who are experiencing dry eye, vision loss, macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and cornea problems. In addition to performing routine eye exams and providing eyeglasses and contact lens prescriptions, Dr. Chow also treats eye emergencies such as eye trauma and glaucoma attacks. Utilizing a patient-centered approach to medicine, he treats all of his patients with the utmost care and respect, and looks forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Emory University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Emory University, Master’s in Public Health
  • Georgetown University, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Louisiana State University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • Medical Society of Northern Virginia
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Awards and publications

  • MPH, MD 1st joint degree program graduate, Emory University
  • Chief Emeritus of Ophthalmology Section at HCA Reston Hospital Center 2000-2007
  • Board Member for the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency, 2007

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134262892

Overall rating
4.8
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Dr. Chow is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and has the best bedside manner. He will take care of you.
Dr. Chow is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and has the best bedside manner. He will take care of you.
John B. · July 18, 2019
Well what the hell I feel like I’m slowly going blind every time I come in complaining about blurred vision andhow I can’t see and feel like Im scratching my eye and no lab work was done?? Doc told me it was “probably bc (I) touched a public door handle” and I’ve gone to him for months complaining it keeps getting worse. Definitely doc just wanted money for eye plugs which he not only tried to bargain with me a deal for if I didn’t go through insurance but also DROPPED and then picked up and put in my eye anyway! What’s up with that?? At beginning of same appt he used magnifier to look into my eye and startled, said I had a corneal abnormality. He paused, and then asked if i had my contacts in (I did) and then said never mind. (L O L ) I asked if I should take them out and he said it was PROBABLY nothing to worry about. Trusted him for months; hope I wasn’t going blind!
Well what the hell I feel like I’m slowly going blind every time I come in complaining about blurred vision and how I can’t see and feel like Im scratching myeye and no lab work was done?? Doc told me it was “probably bc (I) touched a public door handle” and I’ve gone to him for months complaining it keeps getting worse. Definitely doc just wanted money for eye plugs which he not only tried to bargain with me a deal for if I didn’t go through insurance but also DROPPED and then picked up and put in my eye anyway! What’s up with that?? At beginning of same appt he used magnifier to look into my eye and startled, said I had a corneal abnormality. He paused, and then asked if i had my contacts in (I did) and then said never mind. (L O L ) I asked if I should take them out and he said it was PROBABLY nothing to worry about. Trusted him for months; hope I wasn’t going blind!
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Dr. David Chow's office locations

Dr. David Chow - MD, MPH, FACS

8330 Boone Blvd, Suite 160

Vienna, VA 22182

Dr. David Chow - MD, MPH, FACS

1830 Town Center Dr., #210

Reston, VA 20190

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Dr. Chow is awesome. He is very knowledgeable and has the best bedside manner. He will take care of you.

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Well what the hell I feel like I’m slowly going blind every time I come in complaining about blurred vision and how I can’t see and feel like Im scratching my eye and no lab work was done?? Doc told me it was “probably bc (I) touched a public door handle” and I’ve gone to him for months complaining it keeps getting worse. Definitely doc just wanted money for eye plugs which he not only tried to bargain with me a deal for if I didn’t go through insurance but also DROPPED and then picked up and put in my eye anyway! What’s up with that?? At beginning of same appt he used magnifier to look into my eye and startled, said I had a corneal abnormality. He paused, and then asked if i had my contacts in (I did) and then said never mind. (L O L ) I asked if I should take them out and he said it was PROBABLY nothing to worry about. Trusted him for months; hope I wasn’t going blind!

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Dr. Chow is an excellent, thorough and caring physician. He treated my 5-year-old nephew years ago when the little guy got stuck in the eye with a pencil. My family will always be grateful for Dr. Chow’s fine care. His care of me has also been superb.

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Dr. Chow was nothing but genial and an absolute delight!

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Above and beyond

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Dr. Chow and his staff are the best! I've been going there for about 20 years and they always provide excellent care. The charges are always reasonable. I actually look forward to my appointments with Dr. Chow and his staff!

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My family and I have been seeing Dr. Chow for several years. He has a very kind, caring way about him. If you want to see a true professional in action you have come to the right place. He will spend as much time as needed with you to answer your questions and put you at ease. He should write a book on bed-side manner!

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Very thorough and explaied well engaging personality was wonderful to be with k cglov,,,,voop

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Dr Chow is always a pleasure to see!

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He was very warm, respectful, caring and thorough. I haven’t experienced this type of care in a long time. Excellent customer service from the moment I stepped into the office to the moment I left. All of the staff are that good. I’m so glad I found Dr Chow and that he had room for a new patient- I was able to get an appointment the very same day I called.

Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chow is a wonderful doctor. He takes the time to listen and seemed genuinely interested in helping me solve my problem.

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He is so knowledgeable. And personable. I always look forward to my visit w/Dr. Chow. Only bad thing is there was s 1 hr wait.

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I have been seeing Dr. Chow for more than 20 years.

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Very friendly and knowledgable!

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Considering the nature of the visit the doctor and staff made my visit a very pleasant experience .i would highly recommend this doctor for any eye related matter .doctor was very professional explain every step .best eye doctor I’ve ver visited

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I have been a patient of Dr. Chow's since November 2014 when I first went to him for an eye infection. I have found that Dr. Chow is not just an experienced physician in his field, but also a compassionate doctor who cares about and listens to the patients, and gives them amber time to describe the symptoms. Dr. Chow always greets me with a smile and ends his statement with a “thank you" which lets me feel respected and put me at ease. I now go to Dr. Chow for my annual comprehensive eye checkup in addition to any eye-related illness, and will recommend Dr. Chow with an enthusiastic two thumbs up. I would also like to note that the staff at Dr. Chow's practice are very courteous and professional as well. Overall, all my experience at Dr. Chow's practice has been pleasant.

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Dr. Chow was very friendly and professional.

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Great appointment! Friendly doctor and staff. They even called a retina specialist on my behalf and secured a same-day appointment for additional testing I needed.

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Wow! This is the most pleasant doctor's visit to be had in the past few years! Dr. Chow's office is situated by Reston Hospital Center in an older building but with plenty of parking spaces without having to use the garage. Dr. Chow is a very friendly doctor who immediately made me feel at ease. He thanked me for choosing his office and for the opportunity to work together. He really made me feel like family. He ran a series of tests and explained eye anatomy to me using pictures. All the concerns I had were answered and his assistant was great and funny too. 10/10 would come back and refer others.

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Very good doctor and top shelf service.

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Awesome doctor !!!!

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He was efficient and thorough and was friendly and direct. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an ophthalmologist.

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It was another great appointment with Doctor Chow. He was very friendly and professional. The thing I like about him most is how he cares about you. You are not just another number to him.

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I found myself in need of an eye doctor while visiting out of town. I am so pleased I chose Dr. Chow. The staff was courteous and efficient. Dr. Chow was very pleasant and thorough in his exam. He was so kind and he explained his findings and recommendations to me and my husband. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to go back for any eye care.

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He was Very friendly and professional. He always informed and explained what he was doing and make me feel comfortable. Staff were friendly as well. Overall good experience.

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It was my first visit at this office. There were many patients in the waiting room and they kept on coming. Dr. Chow and his staff worked very efficiently so they could finish my very thorough eye exam really fast. Dr. Chow and the entire staff was very kind and they even apologized for the short wait time. Strongly recommended!!!

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Thanks it was very good I was so happy with doctor

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Wonderful doctor and bedside manner. Enjoyed my visit!

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Great Eye Dr. Really nice, knows his stuff and fun.

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Dr. Chow was very nice and I would recommend him

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I went in for an annual eye exam and for consultation regarding my dry eyes (I had LASEK 5 years ago). Dr Chow is very kind and thorough in his explanations of options of treatment. Fortunately I had no issues and he told me to come back in a year.

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My wife saw Dr Chow and couldnt be happier. Dr Chow is professional, super nice and answered all our questions and took great care of us. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Chow was efficient and kind in his care for my eye ailments.

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Fabulous...Dr. Chow was so professional, kind and super thorough. So happy I was able to be see as soon as I was. His staff was so nice and helpful...Definitely going back.

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Dr Chow is a very nice doctor. Quick diagnosis and offered a good suggestion about my eyes. I would recommend him.

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Dr. Chow was friendly and personable as soon as I met him - he was efficient and explained what he was doing every step of the appointment. Definitely plan on coming back!

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Dr. Chow was great! He really helped me with my urgent issue.

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Awful!!!! Unacceptable! Dr Chow was ver RUDE!!!!

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Dr with very BAD attitude!!!!

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Many tests performed, got referred to additional providers to gain a thorough assessment of my issue.

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Dr. Chow is a compassionate, professional and excellent ophthalmologist. I would recommend his practice to anyone.

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Dr.Chow is kind and super patient! I really appreciated the time he spent with me

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Dr. Chow is very patient with my parents. Knowledgeable, made us very comfortable during the entire Dr.visit.

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Very congenial easy to talk to and a good listener

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I was in a rush and the staff was very accommodating. Much appreciated.

More than 1 year ago
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Fast, friendly, warm, and competent. What more could anyone ask?

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Have real confidence in Dr. Chow. He answers all of your questions Can publish if you use last initial only

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Other than Dr. Chow's being a bit late the appointment was excellent.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr.Chow is very professional, recommend you 100%

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Dr. Chow is thorough, knowledgeabl and personable. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend him to friends and family.

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