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Dr. Nisha Patel, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist

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Nisha R. Patel, MD completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University with a dual degree in biology and english, where she was a recipient of the esteemed Hughes Research Fellowship Award. She went on to complete her medical education at St. George’s University School of Medicine. During her medical training, she served as President and Vice President of the American Medical Student Association and participated in numerous community service activities. Dr. Patel completed her ophthalmology residency at the University at Buffalo - Ross Eye Institute. During her residency training, Dr. Patel initiated the International Ophthalmology elective program for residents and was the first resident to participate in a surgical and medical ophthalmology mission to Liberia, West Africa. She was also a recipient of the ARVO Travel Grant in 2004 for her work in high-intensity ultrasound exposure on ocular tissues, which she performed with Ronald Silverman, PhD and D Jackson Coleman, MD, PhD at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Following residency training, Dr. Patel went on to complete a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary with Dr. Barrie Soloway, Dr. Mark Speaker and Dr. Robert Latkany (author of the Dry Eye Remedy). As a fellow, Dr. Patel served as a co-investigator for the FDA trial on scleral expansion bands for the treatment of presbyopia and received extensive training in laser vision correction and the management of dry eye. In addition to posters and presentations at ASCRS, the New York Keratorefractive Society and the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, she participated in a surgical and medical mission trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador with Healing the Children. Dr. Patel is currently Board Certified by the American Bo

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Refractive Surgeon

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
  • State University of New York, Buffalo, Ross Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1518173079

Office locations

NoVA Eye MD

5900 Fort Drive, Suite 425

Centreville, VA 20121

NoVA Eye MD

407 Church Street NE, Suite E

Vienna, VA 22180

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Friendly staff and good mannerisms by all
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I was impressed by Dr. Patel. She’s very congenial and did a thorough eye exam, and explained the results in an easy to understand way.
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Informative & clarified my doubts
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Very energetic and positive. Looking forward to my follow up. (no pun intended)
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Excellent, intelligent and compassionate
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It was great!
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I felt an immediate positive and friendly manner in Dr. Patel. The examination was satisfactory to my needs and I felt all my questions were answered . Most of all, the prescription she suggested is really working well for me. Thevisit benefited me a great deal and I'm looking forward to my next one in one month.
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My major problem was with Zocdoc. When I arrived for my appointment, the office had none of my information or filled out online forms. Worse, my "confirmed" appointment was not on their schedule. Fortunately, Dr Patel fit me into her schedule. Zocdoc needs to check out their procedures.
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Didn't know what she was talking about.
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The entire staff was friendly and very helpful. My appointment had been double booked so they called me immediately to reschedule and I was able to come in earlier. Dr. Patel listened to my concerns and I left feeling more knowledgeableand less worried about my eye abrasion situation. I definitely recommend her.
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Dr. Patel is an outstanding doctor! She's very professional, patient and she explains things in ways that are easy to understand. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a great Opthamologist. She's awesome!
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Dr. Patel was very nice, knowledgeable, and answered all of my questions.
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Very comfortable environment. Dr. Patel is approachable and seems open to answering questions. Though I'm providing a review today, I have a follow up visit and I think after that appointment I'll be more comfortable with making a decisionas to whether or not I will be a regular patient.
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Dr. Patel explained to me clearly what is going on with my eyes and also explained the procedures that were done and what needs to be done to help my vision.
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Long wait (half hour for assistant; over an hour for dr). But good visit. Once dr arrived, visit was thorough and not at all rushed.
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Dr. Patel is very thorough and was willing to spend the time that it took to handle my very unique vision problem. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Patel was very approachable and knowledgeable when I went to go see her for my vision issues.
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I was very impressed with Dr.Patel. She explained everything in a way that made my particular situation easier to understand. She was very thorough and articulate.
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I could not have asked for a better more thorough eye appointment. I have no doubt we will return next year for our annual appointment.
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Very professional staff. Dr Patel explained all the diagnosis as she examined my eyes. The most thorough eye exam I've ever had.
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My son is autistic and she really had his attention. He was able to do everything asked of him and it made us all happy :)
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Dr. Patel felt I had Angular blepharitis (bacterial infection). I am impressed she knew more of what the corner fold skin irritation my be than other care providers I visited. :)
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Very professional and knowledgeable. Office staff friendly and pleasant to deal with. Technician/nurse seemed very capable and well trained..
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I was able to make an appointment within 7 days of recommendation. The practice also offers an online check-in service that saves time. Dr. Patel was courteous and has a pleasant demeanor.
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I met the doctore today for the first time. She was confident and made me feel safe about my symptom. I do recommand her.
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