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Dr. Mary Catherine Fischer, MD

Ophthalmologist

Chevy Chase, MD

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4.8
Recent reviews
Dr Fischer is completely engaged from the minute you step into her office. She is obviously an expert in the fieldand a wonderfully pleasant person as well. I’m always impressed with the professionalism of the staff in the Tysons office. Efficient and thorough in every aspect of your care. Could not recommend Dr Fischer more highly.
Dr Fischer is completely engaged from the minute you step into her office. She is obviously an expert in the field and a wonderfully pleasant person as well. I’m always impressedwith the professionalism of the staff in the Tysons office. Efficient and thorough in every aspect of your care. Could not recommend Dr Fischer more highly.
Jane M. · November 29, 2018
Dr. Fischer and her team were outstanding. Both Dr. Fischer and the PA who assisted her with my exam did awonderful job of communicating what they were doing and why. They were extremely approachable and helpful. It was a very refreshing experience compared to visits with other physicians.
Dr. Fischer and her team were outstanding. Both Dr. Fischer and the PA who assisted her with my exam did a wonderful job of communicating what they were doing and why.They were extremely approachable and helpful. It was a very refreshing experience compared to visits with other physicians.
Danica C. · July 11, 2018

About Dr. Mary Catherine Fischer

NOTE: DR. FISCHER DOES NOT FIT CONTACT LENSES, however there are other physicians at EDOW that specialize in the selection and fitting of contacts. If you need contacts, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Barbor or Dr. Jennifer Luckie Dr Fischer is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology with 20 years of experience. Her interest and vast experience eyelid plastic surgery include both cosmetic and functional surgeries. Dr Fischer also has the unique experience of serving in the Army, where she lead medical missions to Honduras and Peru providing eyelid plastic and cataract surgical care.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Brooke Army Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1306844113

Dr. Mary Catherine Fischer's office locations

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. Fischer is always great to see. She's performed a couple of simple surgeries for me and keeps me feeling relaxed and assured that I'm in competent, steady hands with her leading my care.
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The actual appointment was great. But I was very disappointed in the inefficiency and wait time. Here are the details: I was contacted and asked to arrive15 minutes prior to my scheduled time, despite having been a patient in the office(albeit with a different doctor) before. I arrived 20 minutes prior to my appointment and completed the check-in process by 15 minutes prior to my appointment. I then proceeded to wait for 40 minutes (25 minutes after my scheduled time), when I asked the front desk when I would be seen. The assistant flipped through the standing files, said my file must be in the back and I’d be called in turn. When I asked at what time should I return to her if I hadn’t been called, she asked my name again and looked in the computer. Unable to find my file, she again looked through the standing files and pulled mine out, saying that it actually hadn’t been taken to the back, but I would still be called in turn. Ultimately I was taken back 45 min after my scheduled appt time and 60 minutes after the time I was requested to arrive. If I had known they were so inefficient, I would not have respected the request to arrive early, and I would have planned better.
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She's quick but thorough and has a great personality.
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She was awesome.. she answer all my questions in told me everything good stop worrying your self
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After almost 2 hours waiting, and doing other tests, I spent 7 minutes with the Dr. Fischer. Due to such short consultation, I’m not able to give an opinion about the Doctor.
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The visit was very pleasant. The staff were all nice and attentive to patients coming in. The consultation I had with Dr. Fischer was also pleasant. She was able to answer all my questions and I didn't feel like I wasbeing hurried out the door. The ambience of the office was very relaxing, modern and clean. Overall, the visit was good. I'd definitely come back here if I need another eye check up.
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I was throughly please, everything was explained to me so I could understand, it helped a lot because I’m hearing impaired. The staff was very courteous and pleasant. I’m happy I chose this office.
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Dr. Fischer was wonderful as usual. Pleasant, knowledgeable, professional, and helpful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fischer takes the time to explain the problem and how to fix it, and she's patient with all of my questions. She has a warm demeanor, and her staff is friendly, as well.
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Dr. Fischer was very warm and personable. She was very competent and explain the procedure in an understandable way. She also answered all my questions. I would recommend her highly. Maryellen S
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EDOW is terrific!!!
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She spent a lot of time with me and listened to my concerns. Everyone in the office was great from front desk to the tech, they all made sure I had all the info I needed.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fischer is an excellent physician. She listens to you. Her manner is professional and warm. She is very thorough. I am a relatively new diabetic patient. She carefully explains what I should be watching for and always sends the reporton me to both my primary physician and my endocrinologist. I would recommend her to all. A caring and top grade doctor.
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Very efficient, thorough, answered my questions, positive and gave me some free samples.
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she's great!
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Dr Fischer is amazing. Shes brilliant and very caring! Wouldnt trade her and I am a medical professional!! Staff is welcoming, smart and go above & beyond too!
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Great doctor! Helpful. Patient. Encouraging
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Dr. Fischer is awesome! I love her
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This is an excellent physician/surgeon, extremely personable and concerned about results of each stage of her services. Her office is very friendly and operates very efficiently. Her surgery scheduler as well as her follow-up also go theextra mile to ensure pre and post surgery needs are met. I would highly recommend her and her services. She came very highly recommended by my optician during an annual check-u which is how I found her. .
More than 1 year ago
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The visual test attendant kept leaving the room instead of staying througout the test. The test time could have been shorter.
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The had great bedside manners, but was politely direct about my condition and future treatment.
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I love visiting Dr. Fischer because she is friendly, speaks in a language I understand, is sincere, beautiful and makes the time pass almost too quickly.
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Very professional and courteous staff. Comfortable waiting areas. All in all, an excellent experience. Dr. Fischer explained things thoroughly and answered my questions thoughtfully. I will definitely be back!
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I had a procedure done on my eye and it was very quick and painless. Dr Fischer explained everything and easiest any concerns I had
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It was great! I love coming to see Dr. FISCHER! She takes really care of my eyes!
More than 1 year ago
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I highly recommend Dr. Fischer! Dr. Fischer is a skilled practicioner and has fantastic bedside manner! She's a gem!
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Dr. Fischer is consistently the best doctor I have ever seen. Not only did she help my aging eyes, but performed a fantastic upper eyelid blepharoplasty and repair of ptosis. She does remarkable filler and botox injections as well. The entire practice is knowledgeable, friendly, professional and kind!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Fischer is great but one cannot have a busy agenda to be a patient there. They are never on time and I spend most of the time there waiting to see the doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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I can not say more, but an excellent doctor, she is different from the other doctor I went too. Very thorough in her work, she did check the inner part to the outer part of the eye, and explain it verythoroughly, she answer question very professionally. The best doctor I met.
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I love Dr. Fischer! She was super knowledgeable and has the most wonderful and fun bedside manner. Professional yet warm, detailed yet comforting and generous with her time and expertise. I would HIGHLY recommend her and the entire staff (Meddie my scheduler, and Cynthia my opthalmic tech.
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Very satisfied with my treatment by Dr. Fischer. She took the time to explain everything about my surgery and answered all questions I had. Both she and her office staff were very professional.
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I see Dr. Fischer every 8 weeks for a chronic eye condition. She is wonderful, thorough, a good listener and supportive/encouraging. My wait yesterday was much longer than usual -- but Dr. Fischer is worth the wait and I was well-taken care of in the interim.
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Dr Fischer was very helpful in explaining my eye issue and ways to resolve it without surgery. I greatly appreciated her honesty and knowledge.
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The doc and her staff were very professional and personable.
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The waiting room is unappealing and its chairs are uncomfortable, which made the 40 minutes wait even more displeasing. Dr. Fischer is great.
More than 1 year ago
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She's friendly, listens thoroughly, offered multiple options.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was fantastic but I have one significant complaint. I was not given the pupil distance when I got my eye prescription. When I called the office to request it, I was told that it was not measured and isonly measured if requested. I understand that any optometrist will perform this measurement when you buy glasses but this isn't the case with online outlets. I'm now facing the prospect of ill-suited glasses because of this. I'm very unhappy with this outcome as it will likely cause me considerable additional grief and money to correct. Given the increase in online eyeglasses outlets, I would recommend the measurement of pupil distance be added as part of the standard checks to help ensure customers get the best care from start to finish.
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A beautiful and very nice woman. Interesting, too, a real pleasure to talk with. Staff is great also.
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Wonderful doctor who is very well informed and knows her profession very well. Answered all of my questions and clearly knows a lot about her field. I'd recommend her to anyone seeking eye care.
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Had to wait at least 30 mins for my appointments. Dr was knowledgable but asked for a 3rd follow-up visit that was not necessary.
More than 1 year ago
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Felt in great hands, friendly, professionally, and they accommodated my concerns about a certain check up method and I could do an alternate one. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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I was a new patient and was rushed through my appointment. I walked into the office at 2:12pm and was done with my appointment by 2:30pm. The office staff was excellent but the doctor herself examined my eyes and asked mewhy I was there. I would never recommend this practice to anyone.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice doctor and staff.
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Dr. Fischer was very help friendly and explained things very clearly; she made you feel at ease and comfortable.
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It was such a breeze! Staff were friendly and I got called in to see Dr. Fischer immediately after arriving. Dr. Fischer was also very open and approachable while being professional.
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She is terrific and love the new picture rather than dilating!!
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I found Dr. Fischer to be exceptional. She was highly efficient and put me at ease right away with her wonderful people skills.
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Dr. Fischer is friendly and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend her to anyone dealing with an eyelid problem.
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