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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Mirela L. Mircea graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1985, from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in her home town of Cluj, the capital of Transylvania, Romania. While there, she trained and worked as a Family Physician. Upon coming to the States, she completed her second residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, in the Family Medicine program, where she also served as Chief Resident. After moving to Alexandria VA with her family, Dr. Mircea worked in the Alexandria Family Medicine office under INOVA, as Medical Director, until 2001, when, together with Dr. Lugo-Eschenwald, she established Family Medicine Associates of Alexandria, as it functions today. Her professional interests are geared towards the whole family, with an emphasis on women health, cosmetic and small surgical procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, painting and practicing her foreign language skills, i.e. Romanian, French and German. Dr. Mircea is Board-Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has been on the Top Doctors' list for the past four years in a row. Following the Hippocratic Oath was, is and always will be her passion, mission and family tradition.
Verified Patient Reviews
The office has two doctors. When you checked in you are provided a paper on how the other doctor in the office will not prescribe birth control due to religious reasons. This was a turn off for me.
Dr. Mircea is excellent. She always brings up her notes from past visits. She is thorough and thoughtful.
I have been seeing Dr.Mircea for several years. The ladies at the front desk are always very nice and polite. The nursing staff is very professional and accommodating. Dr.Mircea is a wonderful doctor. She has excellent bedside manners and she always provides excellent care. She genuinely care for her patients.Love that the office has emergency appointments for the established patients.
Dr. Mircea was very professional and detailed with the physical exam.
Dr. Mircea is friendly and approachable, and she takes the time to thoroughly go through your medical history and hear your concerns.
Overall a great visit...she is very detail oriented. Dr. Mircea makes sure to cover your history, present issues, and any concerns without rushing.
Dr Mircea listens, has excellent bed-side manner, and is patient. Competent and compassionate, but also clear to communicate changes to lifestyle that would benefit health
New Patient: Dr Mircea was very thorough and took a great deal of time to understand family history, medication and concerns. She is very friendly, enjoyable to interact with and very professional.
Dr. Mircea is wonderful. Took her time with me and was very thorough. Highly recommend her.
I liked her questions and I think she will be my doctor from now on. I was looking for one for a long time and couldn't find a doctor that won't prescribe me antibiotics or steroids for every minor issue that I am mentioning.
This was my first time seeing this doctor as a young adult without my grandmother being being in the room with me. My experience with Dr. Mirea was pleasant.
Long wait about 1 hr so plan ahead for that! Otherwise a good examination.
This is my second time here, and just like last time Dr. Mircea is knowledgeable and helpful.
My waiting time was minimal (about 5mins). The staff was friendly and accommodating. Dr Mircea is a real professional - hears out your health issues and very straight forwardly answers all your concerns. After being in the ER two times, the week before my appointment and with no big improvement, Dr Mircea managed to successfully treat my symptoms. Very much an honest, nice and trustworthy doctor!
Bilingual office - Spanish. The office was clean and had a variety of magazines to look at whiling waiting. Expect to wait awhile, between 45-60 min, to see the doctor. Dr. Mircea was very friendly and thorough.
I have a mixed review but overall, I like Dr. Mircea and will continue to see her for a while. First, let me say that although the office space wasn't attractive and the staff wasn't the friendliest or quickest I've seen, that's not the thing I care most about when finding a doctor. I care about the doctor and their attitude and ability to care for me. I waited over an hour to see the doctor, but when I did, she was friendly and didn't seem like she was rushing me. I have a complicated medical history, and she took her time to take notes about it and ask me questions. It is still too early to tell whether seeing Dr. Mircea will lead to improvement in my tricky health issues, but I know it's not the doctor's job to be a magician and instantly understand a patient's complicated issues and know how to fix them. There are more important things that I desire from my doctors: for example, a sense that they care about my suffering, a willingness to try some different things with me when the obvious answer isn't clear, and the ability to listen respectfully to me rather than dismissing my concerns. From what I've seen so far, Dr. Mircea is an intelligent and friendly doctor who meets those needs.
Fast, professional and pleasant! Would recommend.
Dr Mircea is great!! A true family practitioner with great bedside manner and a friendly smile.
It was good, except the waiting time.
Dr. Mircea is a great doctor! It was my first time there and she made e feel like family. She seemed to really care and was very patient with me. I wish I would have met her before!
Doctor and Nurse Practitioner missed an important diagnosis. Symptoms were dismissed and I therefore had to schedule additional time off to be seen by a doctor in another practice.
She was great! I was a new patient and she made me feel so comfortable to talk to her. She was patient and made sure I got to cover all my questions/ concerns. Everyone in the office was nice.
Highly professional and very caring. I could tell she really wants me to get better and she went an extra-mile to accommodate my needs. Wonderful doctor and a wonderful person! Thank you! MTB - Chantilly VA.
Dr Mircea is AWESOME! I hate Dr's but she made me feel so comfortable!!
Nice, professional, and thorough. Even though I hadn't seen her in a year she still remembered personal details. Easy location for parking and public transportation alike.
They were overbooked and I ended up waiting an hour in the waiting room and then another hour in the actual doctor's office. I felt very rushed and like I didn't have enough time because the doctor was running late for another appointment.
Sh was very kind and efficient. But the wait to see the dr. is insane. My appointment was scheduled for 8 a.m. but they kept telling me it was for 8:30 instead. I have zocdoc send a reminder to my cell and it clearly says 8 a.m. So I don't know if the problem is with them or zocdoc about the scheduling.
So this was an OK visit. It was our first visit with Dr. Mircea, so perhaps next time will be better. We waited a while out in the reception area, then longer after we were in the room. With a 7 year old, this is never very fun. She was nice enough. But hadn't looked over his charts, so she had no idea about anything that I had taken the time to fill out. I wouldn't say that she was horrible, she was good enough to give her another shot. Hopefully next time she'll be more prepared to discuss our visit.
She is very personable, easy to talk to, and she really listens. She is very knowledgeable too. Dr. Mircea is one of those doctors you can tell they really want to help you.
She greet I like her very much
LOVE HER! She's direct and informative and most importantly she listens to what you have to say. I also was very happy with the nurse she was friendly and more than helpful.
The doctor was very professional and the medical assistants were personable. The wait time was really long.
Very professional, not afraid to tell you how it is. I would recommend Dr. Mircea as a family physician.
Dr. Mircea is my doctor for over a year now. I am very pleased with her care, her professionalism and her open and friendly attitude. She always follows-up with me and checks on my improvement. Not many doctors care about their patients like she does. And although her office is a long drive from my home, it is a drive worth making. I already recommended her to all my friends. ZB Silver Spring, MD.
Very proffessional and worries Free!
Dr. Mircea really takes the time to fully evaluate you and answers any questions you may have.
Dr. Mircea asked me many of the questions I completed on the new patient medical history form, but it was a great way to have a conversation about my concerns and future health outlook. She took the time to ask follow-up questions. I've officially determined that she will be my primary care physician. She was perfunctory but kind. Just what you want in a medical practitioner.
She was professional and thorough. Made me feel at ease. I highly recommend her.
Fast and right to the point
I have been Dr. Mircea's patient for over 12 years. In my opinion she's the best at what she does, she's very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Every visit to her office is comfortable, her staff is top-notch as well. When it comes to my health care, I know I'm in excellent hands with Dr. Mircea
The staff was friendly and calm. The nurse who saw me was so knowledgeable and was just a super nice person. I am very happy with my experience and I will be coming back.
The office staff did not have my paperwork ready (I used ZocDoc's electronic check in). I still had to fill out a few papers in person. Then, when I went to see the doctor, she had to do my health history with me. I'd already undressed as directed by the nurse, so I was covered with a paper cloth answering questions that I'd already done online because their forms are not identical. I would not recommend switching to this doctor's office.
Great listener. Enjoyed my physical experience. Dr. Mircea was very thorough with her questions about my health.
I had a long wait but it was understandable seeing that I was a 1st time patient. Really enjoyed my visit. Everyone was friendly and service they provided was very professional. Dr. Mirela L. Mircea is an AWESOME doctor! She was very friendly and took the time to listen to my concerns and anything I had questions about. Will be staying with her for sure! Best Physician I've had since I was little.
She was very professional and really took the time to listen to me. She really explained everything cleary. Highly recommend
Dr. Mircea has a very professional manner and paid attention to me when I was talking.
I will come back to her in the future.
She is truthful and honest and tends to wear her "heart" aka opinion on her sleeve which I find very refreshing. The actually appointment had been a bit switched up so I go back for a physical next week. I will be able to give better feed back then.
Great understanding and application of knowledge.
Love her - she always takes the time to explain everything and to listen to me.
Her bedside manner is excellent -- I was immediately put at ease, and she took the time to listen to everything. The things she said had been what I had hoped to hear and in-line with my specialists. I was so happy to find someone who I feel like I can trust. Thanks to ZocDoc for the recommendation, and thanks to Dr. Mircea for being exactly what I need. I'm looking forward to seeing her again in the future.
Very informative and helpful.
Great doctor! Very thorough, and she actually took the time to explain all my symptoms!