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Dr. Deepika N. Shah, MD

Ophthalmologist

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NOTE: DR. SHAH DOES NOT FIT CONTACT LENSES,If you need contacts, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Jennifer Luckie or Dr. Barbor. Dr. Shah is a board-certified ophthalmologist with subspecialty training in corneal diseases and surgery. Her expertise includes the latest corneal procedures including full and partial thickness corneal transplantation, intrastromal corneal ring segments, pterygium excision, amniotic membrane grafting and collagen cross-linking. She specializes in the management of corneal diseases with an emphasis on dry eye management. Dr. Shah also performs laser-assisted cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK). Dr. Shah is a native of Northern Virginia and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship as well as numerous honors including the Oliver Holmes Prize for Excellence in Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation Excellence Award. Dr. Shah concurrently attended Johns Hopkins University on a Reed-Frost Scholarship and obtained a Master of Public Health. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, where she initiated an international elective in small incision cataract surgery. Dr. Shah subsequently completed a prestigious cornea fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary / Harvard Medical School where she was selected as a Heed Fellow, given nationally to recognize outstanding fellows in the country. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Shah has a passion for innovation and research. She has published numerous first-author peer-reviewed publications and been selected to present her work at national and international meetings. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea Society, and Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society.

In-network insurances

  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Virginia (Bachelor’s)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Master’s in Public Health
  • University of Pennsylvania (Fellowship)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Harvard University, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Cornea

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1316172489

Office locations

Eye Doctors of Washington

1016 16th Street NW, Lower Level 100

Washington, DC 20036

Eye Doctors of Washington

2 Wisconsin Cir, Suite 230

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Eye Doctors of Washington

8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125

Vienna, VA 22182

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Dr Shah explained everything carefully and answered all my questions. Yani was excellent in doing many tests. Thank you!
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Great staff, straight forward and communicative. I came for an annual check up and some concerns over dryness. Everything was looked at with attention and they gave me great recommendations to help solve any issues that I had.
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She seemed very nice and professional. I really only spent a very short time with her.
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Dr Shah was great! her bedside manner and communication is great, not to mention her knowledge and skills!
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I was referred over for an urgent problem. Dr Shah squeezed me into her very busy day and was able to diagnose the problem quickly after some testing and examining me. She explained everything very clearly, listened attentively, sent over theprescription electronically (it was ready for pick up at the pharmacy before I left the office) and gave me a handout that explained my problem and the treatment regimen in great detail. Great physician and practice with superb technology!
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Thorough, professional and succint.
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Dr Shah was very professional and thorough. I have seen a lot of doctors recently for my eye issues and none were able to tell me exactly what was wrong. She examined me, ordered some tests and then explained everything interms I could understand and prescribed the necessary meds. Highly recommend her and her practice.
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I think it's a great practice -- well run, everyone was very nice. The doctor explained everything.
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Excellent experince. Highly reccomend her to anyone seeking first hand eye care help.
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Dr. Shah and her team at Eye Doctors of Washington are nothing short of amazing. The practice employs the best of the best, as is evidenced by the highly trained staff. Dr. Shah her team are extremely patient, attentive and genuinelycaring. The appointment itself was great; never did I feel rushed and Dr. Shah concluded the session only when all my questions were answered. If you're in search for an ophthalmologist, look no further! Highly recommended.
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Very professional, was able to diagnose the issue quickly
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Dr. Shah answered our questions patiently and was very thorough in her examination. Highly recommend her.
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Courteous, experienced staff throughout the entire visit. Modern technology. Process moved fairly quickly.
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Great! And the staff in the office was great too. I'll know even more soon as I have a follow-up appointment.
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It was my third visit with Dr. Shah today. She is the best eye surgeon I have ever known based on her knowledge and experience and more importantly how she had answers for every question I asked. She is a verycompassionate and kind hearted person. Great service, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend Dr. Shah and her practice :-)
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Dr. Shah was wonderful. She listened attentively to my concerns, gave me a thorough examination, and explained her conclusions clearly and succinctly.
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Absolutely Outstanding!!! She’s like the Tom Brady of ophthalmologists. Her team is very professional and caring. She called me before and after my surgery to make sure my questions were answered. She was very reassuring and calm and I was verymuch at ease. Awesome surgeon, great person. I unequivocally recommend her to anyone, including my family and friends. This was by far the best experience I’ve had with a physician.
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Deepika N. Shah was great! Very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable in her field.
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Very thorough eye exam. Friendly doctor.
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Being a clinician myself, I know how to recognize a superb physician. Dr. Shah is simply amazing. She has all of the attributes anyone could ever ask for in their doctor. Super personable with GREAT bedside manner! The time spent withher was so great and thorough that it was well worth the wait! She is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and knows how to connect with patients to make a positive impact on their lives. I was impressed by the service provided by her and her staff, and I am looking forward to my next annual appointment. Explained everything very clearly and she answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend her to my friends and family.
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Dr. Shah is awesome!! I went to see her for semi-urgent minor surgery in the office and everything was well explained and went smoothly. She has a very calm and comforting bedside manner. The nurses and staff are very professional. Highly recommend!
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Dr. Shah is a thorough professional!!! Dr Shah listened to my questions and was extremely patient and extremely knowledgeable and I will certainly recommend her to everyone I know!
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I had read about Dr. Shah and Eye Doctors of Washington in the Washingtonian Top Doctors issue. From the moment I walked in to when I left, everything was seamless and quick! From their kiosk check in which is very hightech, professional staff and Dr Shah who expertly diagnosed and treated my keratitis, I could not have been more impressed by the care I received.
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Dr. Shah is a true professional with incredible credentials. She met with me within minutes of my appointment time and was quickly able to diagnose my issue. Dr. Shah took the time to explain my diagnosis thoroughly and gave me allthe pros and cons of various treatment options. She went a step further and performed additional tests to ensure that I did not have any other issues. I will definitely return to her for appointments in the future.
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I have been seeing Dr. Shah for three years for a chronic eye condition, first at her New York City practice where she performed my surgery and now I've followed her to Eye Doctors of Washington for regular follow up visits.She was very accommodating to see me just before the Thanksgiving holiday. She has a very beautiful office and her staff are all excellent. I have great respect for her abilities and her very caring personality. Since my surgery, she has answered all of my questions and I am doing very well now. She has always given me her undivided attention. She is a wonderful person, outstanding and professional surgeon, and has become my go-to ophthalmologist Thanks very much - RP.
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Very professional and painless!
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Dr Shah is highly intelligent, amicable, and humble (she has impressive credentials!). She was focused on me during my entire visit (never had her back turned away or towards the computer). She was engaged the whole time and was genuinely concernedand offered her expertise to diagnose and recommend a course of action. I was very pleased with her and her professionalism.
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Very professional, and courteous! Dr Shah took the time to diagnose and patiently explain everything to me in terms I could understand and wrote down my treatment regimen. I will be going back soon for follow-up!
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I found Dr Shah to be very competent, professional and caring. She explained my condition in clear terms that I could understand and spent a lot of time answering my questions. For once I did not feel rushed in a doctor'soffice. She was very caring and followed up regarding obtaining my outside records. Excellent service by a very courteous doctor!
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I really wanted to like this place - the staff are fantastic and kind, but it just seems like there are too many patients here and a doctor with too little time to see them all. Long wait times though doctorwas brisk and professional. But this is the weirdest thing - this is the first time I have ever had a doc walk out of the appointment without indicating that she was not coming back. So I came in very happy, but left feeling very odd.
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Thorough examination with follow up information and good explanation of issue.
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I was referred over by my optometrist for an urgent visit and Dr Shah graciously fit me into her schedule even at the end of the day. I was very impressed with the top-notch modern faciltiy, seamless workflow and technology thatwas used to diagnose my condition. Dr Shah clearly spent time listening to my concerns, examined me thoroughly, explained all the test results and discussed with me the diagnosis and management. She answered all our questions and gave us reassurance. I was very impressed by her attention to detail and very kind and compassionate nature. I will be returning soon and have the utmost confidence in Dr Shah and her office.
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Dr Shah is amazing! She was patient, compassionate and correctly diagnosed my condition after carefully listening and examining me. I have been to many doctors previously who had failed to identify my problem. She was very efficient and caringand got me on the correct course of treatment. She also ordered some blood work and imaging and then called me to update me on the results outside of office hours as soon as they were available. She truly cares and made sure she personally explained the test results to me and arranged for the appropriate follow up! Her office and staff are also excellent, clean and very professional.
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The PA who saw me for the majority of the appointment was excellent - I wish I could rate her. The Dr was brusque and did not spend much time with me.
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I thought everyone on staff - with the exception of the nurse/ophthalmologist assistant was very friendly. For some reason my interactions with the person who actually did my initial testing were not good. I didn't catch her name but she wasjust not very friendly and made me carry my bags (because I was going out of town after the appointment) throughout the office because she said that the office was not responsible for any lost or stolen items, which I'm sure is true but that made it seem like that had a problem with that in the past. It just didn't seem logical and was a bit off putting. But everyone else was great!
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Wow Dr. Deepika Shah is the consummate professional. I went to see her for dry eyes and she listened very carefully to my medical concerns, examined my eyes, and then spent a half hour reviewing all of the clinical data torecommend treatment for me. She is very kind and her credentials are impressive. I'll be going back to see her. Her McLean office is beautiful and the staff are extremely professional and organized. They called and emailed me before my appointment to answer any logistical questions I had. Fabulous physician! A++++
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I previously had cataract surgery out of state and was having some symptoms. After moving to Northern Virginia this summer, I read about Dr. Shah in Washingtonian magazine Top Doctors and went to see her for my eye. She is simplyoutstanding. Listened attentively, compassionate, and answered all the questions that my husband and I had. It's the first time I didn't feel rushed in a doctor's office. She explained the different types of cataract surgeries to me and recommended a few different treatment options. She wanted me to go home, think about it, and come back with any other questions. I'll be going back in about a month to see her. Her office is beautiful and the entire team is SO friendly. Truly a Top Doctor. She's amazing!!!
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She was very nice and made me feel comfortable.
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Very pleasant experience overall. Appointment was on time without any wait time. Kerisha, the technician was very efficient. It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Shah who is very competent, courteous, and personable. Dr. Shah very patiently and clearlyexplained everything to me in language that I could understand. I am very pleased with my visit.
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