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Dr. Paul Kang, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

NOTE: DR. KANG 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. Paul C. Kang is an acknowledged leader in the field of ophthalmology. He was selected as a top ophthalmologist by Washingtonian Magazine and Consumers Research Counsel of America. Dr Kang is the president of the Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society and one of the team physicians for the Washington Capitals. He is also on faculty at Georgetown University. He is an expert in cataract and refractive (LASIK) surgery. He also sees patients for general eye care.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Indiana University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Duke University, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Utah, Fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery
  • Harvard University (Bachelor’s)

Professional memberships

  • President of the Washington DC Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society
  • Visual Sciences Committee
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • President of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1487680070

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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I would recommend patients ask about each test and its function/purpose. Dr. Kang also should explain the purpose and results from each technical tests as well. He seemed to be in a hurry and needed to spend more time explaining/educating, especially for a first time consumer. Brad B.
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Dr. Kang is excellent.
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Excellent experience. Highly recommend.
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I liked the check in with the computer; made it easy and quick. I was called for my appointment and the tech and the doctor made sure I understood what was required.
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Very good experience
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Very efficient and nice. Office is professional.
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Front Desk staff were efficient, prompt and very helpful. The Technician/Assistant who did a number of tests before I saw Dr.Kang, was superb. She obviously was very knowledgeable, and was thorough in her work, polite and professional. Thank you!
Less than 1 year ago
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Outstanding Experience. Office staff were efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. They apologized if they were running late and went out of their way to make my Mother feel comfortable and attended to with care and empathy. Dr. Kang sportsa big smile, friendly demeanor, courteous bedside manner, and is super knowledgeable. I took my Mother to him for a 2nd opinion after having an awful experience with another Eye Dr in the area. He was detailed in his diagnosis and explained particular issues unique to my Mother’s condition that the other Dr didn’t even touch upon. No need to look elsewhere. This doctor’s group is the best! My Mom will be having cataract surgery with Dr. Kang in a month and I’m really glad I persisted and didn’t settle for sub-par care for her. Night and day difference!
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Good team coordination for my appointment. Technicians worked well with each other, the doctor and with me.
Less than 1 year ago
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I was very impressed with both Dr. Kang and the staff. All were very professional, pleasant and seemed very knowledgeable.
More than 1 year ago
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Being a physician I know what basic bedside manner is and didn't receive it. He seemed bothered that I asked a few questions regarding a long-standing issue that I wanted some answers about. He prescribed a different medication that what wasdiscussed in the room. At that point I didn't bother and went to another physician for a second opinion.
More than 1 year ago
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Very good and professional. Feel that all my questions were answered.
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First visit with Dr Kang after a recommendation from another ophthalmologist in NYC. Excellent experience with Dr Kang and the entire staff of EDOW.
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Dr. Kang was very professionally and knowledgeable and is supported by a wonderful group of professionals. Eye Doctors of Washington is a very good place for anyone interested in the best in care for their eyes.
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I really appreciate Dr. Kang's suggestions for controlling both my dry eye problem and glaucoma, while concurrently trying to reduce the number of medications I presently need. Fewer medications will make daily life easier and my eyes more comfortable.
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Educational and enlightened discussion.
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My husband and I got LASIK surgery at Eye Doctors of Washington (EDOW) three weeks ago – and every day for the past three weeks I have asked myself – why did I not get it sooner?! It has been themost amazing feeling to get ready for bed without having to wonder where I put my glasses, and then to wake up and see better than I’ve ever seen before without having to put contacts in! So this is going to be a long post, but I wanted to share a little bit about the process leading up to LASIK at EDOW, as well as our day-of experience. I’ve had to wear glasses/contacts since middle school, and for my husband it’s been even longer. He had many issues with his contacts – they’d often irritate his eyes and sometimes even fall out. So we had talked a lot about LASIK, especially about how convenient it’d be with how much we love to travel and do adventurous things. It especially hit me on our recent Florida trip – I was riding a jet ski and thinking more about my contacts falling out than how much fun I was having! Our friend had just gotten LASIK and told us all about how amazing, quick, pain-free, and cost-effective the whole experience was, so my hubby and I started talking more seriously about it. I was a little worried at first because I knew someone who had a painful experience (this was 10 years ago and the technology has gotten much better since then), but even that person said they were still so happy they had it done, so I figured it had to be worth it! And it sure has been!! We went to Eye Doctors of Washington, whose ophthalmologists are among the most experienced in the country and use the very best technology available. I feel like often you hear of one of those – very experienced but outdated, or very high-tech but new to the game – but they have both. They’re even the eye doctors for the Washington Wizards and Capitals, so we knew they’d take great care of us! EDOW has multiple locations in the DC area, and for our LASIK consultation we went to their Tysons office. We felt so welcomed from the moment we walked in – everyone was so friendly, from the front desk staff to the doctors. And we were amazed at how little wait time there was! They saw us almost right away. Dr. Kang, the eye doctor who performed our LASIK, was also who we did our initial consultation with, which was really neat and made us feel super comfortable about surgery day. Dr. Kang was incredibly patient with all the questions I had, and took the time to get to know us on a personal level too. That meant a lot! And after the EDOW team checked our eyes he pre-approved us for LASIK, so we were excited! The next week, we had our pre-op visit at their Chevy Chase location. They did a number of other tests and even dilated our eyes, which tests how your eyes perform in darker conditions. It was comforting to know that everything was triple-checked and that if for some reason something showed that LASIK was not a good fit for us, they would let us know upfront. I appreciate knowing that they truly care about their patients, not just about making money! Their price even includes one year of post-op care plus a lifetime warranty!! Before we knew it, the day of our LASIK surgery had arrived. On the drive there, we were joking that maybe we were crazy for both getting LASIK on the same day (we stayed at a hotel down the road and took an Uber to/from EDOW), but we had such a positive experience that it was not a problem at all! When we arrived, the EDOW team was so excited for us – it literally felt like family! They had made us cookies and set out all kinds of other goodies to make the experience wonderful. Dr. Kang told us the procedure would be quick, but I had no idea that it’d only take like six minutes! My husband went first and came out smiling, and I stuffed another cookie in my mouth before picking out a stuffed animal to hold from their various options, then laying on the surgery table. I did not feel any pain during the surgery even though I was wide awake, it was amazing. The most common question I get asked is if I was scared. Not at all! Dr. Kang did such a good job of walking us through the whole procedure. Whenever there was a moment that could have been scary, he would say “You’re doing great, this is exactly what I want” which really helped calm any nerves. Directly afterwards my vision was a little blurry and it felt like there was a piece of sand in my eyes, but that is completely to be expected and I was mostly just amazed at how well I could see! We took a nap when we got home, then ordered in pizza and spent the night relaxing, and when we woke up the next morning could see so well without any pain! We drove in (yes, you can drive the next morning) for our post-op appointment and they told us both of our vision is now 20/15, which is even more amazing than we anticipated. Thank you so much to Eye Doctors of Washington for making our LASIK experience so incredible! We are so thankful for you!!!
More than 1 year ago
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Professional and courteous staff, excellent and focused doctor. all responded well to patient concerns and were thorough and competent.
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Very fine eye doctor and I agreed to undergo surgery. However, the surgery clinic is in Bethesda MD and I reside in Falls Church VA which is too far for me (am 80yrs old) to drive. Thank you doctor for seeingme. I hope to find an eye doctor with a surgery clinic nearby. Gratefully
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Dr, Kang explains what he will do and does it. He is very clear and is willing to answer any questions I have. My experience under his care has been wonderful.
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All of the staff are very efficient and friendly, I began my visits with them not knowing much about the surgery I wanted to get and they were incredibly helpful in explaining everything in laymans terms.
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i have always satisfied!
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Dr. Kang is a fabulous Doctor. He is so kind and caring and his credentials are amazing. The office staff is wonderful and extremely organized, efficient, and kind. My eye surgery was a success and I would recommend Dr. Kang to everyone. Linda M.
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The staff was polite, helpful and efficient. My appointment went very smoothly and Dr. Kang was outstanding!
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He was extremely informative, answered all my questions and did not make me feel rushed in any way. I would also like to comment that from the front desk personnel to the staff who performed my various tests I was extremelypleased. They are helpful, know their jobs well and were extremely nice. I would highly recommend this office.
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Professional, easy to talk to, and truly cares for his patients
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I have been very happy with Dr Kang. His medical expertise is amazing and he was able to cure what I had. I find him to be very pleasant and he answers all my questions.
More than 1 year ago
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I have had multiple appointments with Dr. Kang and he was professional and kind at each one. At times I felt I might annoying because I had a lot of questions but he happily answered each one and made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Great system of employees getting you in and out while giving you good attention.
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Dr. Kang had some bad news to deliver to me today about my eyes' future prognosis. He pulled no punches for which I was grateful. Many punches had been pulled by other doctors in other opthalmology practices over the preceding fiveyears. I felt educated about my rejecting corneal transplant which was performed by another physician. Dr. Kang was neither overly positive nor was he dour and negative. Instead he just stated the facts which happened not to be very good in my case. However the reflection on him is that he is a doctor who does care about the patience he sees.5
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Everyone at the office was very professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Kang was pleasant and able to make me feel comfortable with all of the information he provided. It was a great visit.
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He answered all my questions/concerns, I didn't feel rushed at all. I am confident in him as my surgeon.
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Paul Kang is a top ophthalmologist. As a person he is a humble, amicable, and respectable Character.
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Infuriating wait even tho I arrived 20 minutes early so I waited a total of 50 minutes
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Great
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I enjoy it
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Dr. Kang is a consummate professional. He listens intently and then uses his expertise to diagnose a course of action that is appropriate and reassuring to the patient. It was a great visit and I'd be willing to see him again
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Excellent staff and top notch doctor. Like an American Express card, can't leave my health without them.
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Very professional, knowledgeable, and has my trust.
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He knows what he does.
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Dr. Kang provides a very thorough and comprehensive examination and his bedside manner dispels any "white-coat syndrome"
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From the time I walked into the Doctor's office until I departed, everyone was exceptionally nice and professional. I was seen quickly, all the issues were addressed for my upcoming surgery and all the admin items were addressed and taken care of. A very positive experience!! I was impressed!!
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I have been going to Dr Kang for more than ten years and before that Dr Clinch. It has always been a good experience and I have great respect for Dr Kang's ability and he has a great personality. I havealways been treated well by the various technicians in the office. For the first time this morning I waited more than an hour. At the 45 minute mark I approached the desk and asked what the problem was because the other person I came to the office with had a later appointment than I did and was called first (Early, in fact). The people at the desk fumbled around and told me that I would be called. I still waited and at the 45 minute mark I stopped on of the techs bringing another patient in and asked when I would be having my 10AM appointment (it was 10:40). She was rather shocked and told me she would be right back and I was ushered in within a few minutes.
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1St Class. Always very professional, with a person touch.
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He presented me with my options and made suggestions as to what he'd recommend.
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Excellent...!!
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I was taken back right at my app't time; A number of tests were done - the equipment is very high tech and they test for a variety of eye conditions (which I appreciate since I have a chronic eye issue);After this was all done - I was seen by Dr. Kang within a few minutes. He and the entire staff are excellent and very thorough.
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Good, very professional.
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Dr. Kang is extremely pleasant and seems to be well trained in his specialty. What more can you ask for than a well-trained and personable doctor?
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I have been seeing Dr. Kang for several years and he, his associates and the Eye Doctors of Washington facilities are fantastic.
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