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Dr. David Chow, MD, MPH, FACS

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

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

Professional memberships

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

Awards and publications

  • Board Member for the Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency, 2007
  • Chair, Nominating Committee, Political Action Committee Board of the Medical Society of Virginia
  • President Emeritus of the Medical Society of Northern Virginia

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Languages spoken

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

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1134262892

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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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 sokind 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
Less than 6 months ago
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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.
Less than 1 year ago
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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!
Less than 1 year ago
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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.
Less 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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Dr Chow was great. Highly recommend.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Chow verified recovery for my eyes and recommended other doctors for primary care and neurology.
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Dr Chow was knowledgeable, friendly, very competent and professional. A delight to have him take a look at my eyes.
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Dr. Chow is awesome. Knows his stuff and gives very thorough explanations. As someone who has only just recently needed vision correction, this was a very pleasant experience.
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Very knowledgeable, plesant and caring. Made me feel at ease.
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I had a complication from a not very common procedure. Dr. Chow was extremely knowledgeable and made me feel completely at ease. He instilled a great deal of trust and really took his time with me to ensure that all ofmy questions were answered. I cannot recommend him highly enough!!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Chow is awesome . He goes above and beyond
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Good guy, not a long wait time at all. Helped me with my eye fears and great to go to. :)
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Chow clearly cares about his patients and respects their time. His appointment schedule and time is spot on. He is complete with his analysis and generous with the time he spends explaining his diagnosis.
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Dr. Chow is brimming with politeness. He is a very accomplished MD and one you can feel confident with.
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I had somewhat of an emergency and was pleased the doctor and staff made time to get me into the office within hours. Dr Chow was kind, caring, and quite patient during the time it took to handle my eye problem.He provided a thorough eye exam to quickly determine my issues, then made appropriate recommendations for further treatment. The doctor and staff were all friendly and professional.
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Dr. Chow was great but overall I was left unsatisfied because of the long wait time and continual miscommunication on the staff's part. I specified I was visiting Dr. Chow for an eye exam and contact lens fitting and nowhere onZocdoc nor through communication with staff was it conveyed that Dr. Chow does not do contact lens fittings. Also staff did not honestly share wait times, I believe, honestly, that I was doublebooked.
More than 1 year ago
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He is kind and welcoming and takes the time to answer all your questions. You can tell he really cares about his patients - We had a very pleasant experience with him and will plan to see him again.
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This was one of the best Dr visits I have ever had. Dr.Chow was the most accommodating and patient doctor I've had the pleasure to see. If you want a Doctor who cares and takes the time to explain everything thatis going on while answering all of your questions see Dr. Chow.
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More than 1 year ago
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I did not mind, but my appointment was at 11AM and I was there about 20 minutes early. I did not leave until 12:30. There was a patient that arrived after me, but was seen before me. He needs some more help.
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Dr. Chow is very friendly and knowledgeable. He makes sure the patient feels at ease and comfortable. He listens to his patients. He takes the time to go through and explain the results of all the tests. Would highly recommend!!
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Professional, courteous, competent
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GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! I went here because I thought I had an eye infection of some sort. I showed up for two follow-ups after my first appointment. My insurance was billed surgeries AND dilation to my eyes even though I neverhad any done. There are so many other ophthalmologists, do NOT waste your time or cash here. On top of everything, the staff is rude and are not willing to answer any questions. It is all about how much they can get out of you here!!!
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Really great doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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