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Dr. Rajiv Luthra, MD

Refractive Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

Professional statement

***Please note that our office only submits to medical insurances for medical eye exams. We do not submit to vision insurance or for vision services (refraction, contact lens fittings, LASIK). *** Dr. Rajiv Luthra is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Cornea & External Diseases Specialist treating patients in the Washington DC area and surrounding neighborhoods. Dr. Luthra attended Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and completed his Internship and Residency in Ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital. He completed a Fellowship at Louisiana State University Eye Center and a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Luthra treats patients for eye infection, lasik surgery, retina surgery consultation, allergic eye problems and much more.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Allianz Worldwide Care

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist
  • Refractive Surgeon

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Henry Ford Hospital (Internship)
  • Henry Ford Hospital, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Louisiana State University Eye Center (Fellowship)
  • Johns Hopkins University, Wilmer Eye Institute, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1457381410

Office locations

Columbia Eye Associates

2440 M St NW, Suite 516

Washington, DC 20037

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I am traveling on business and developed a nasty eye infection. One of my local coworkers in DC recommended this practice. The doc was excellent. Knowledgeable, thorough and approachable. I would not hesitate to visit again.
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He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He was also very supportive knowing I was very fearful of the medical symptoms I am suffering. I would gladly recommend him to my family and friends.
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Dr. Luthra and his staff are the best / I am so glad that he is my eye doctor!
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Dr. Luthra and his assistants are very patient and responsible. They explained very thing in detail and try their best to let the insurance cover my fees. Thx!
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I like Dr. Luthra a lot. He seems very relaxed and friendly as well as knowledgeable and efficient. His very good assistant/tech(?) Linda did some of the basics - a minor eye test, numb drops and dilation drops, as well asa couple pictures of a small wart like thing on my eyelid. Then Dr. did more thorough exam (glaucoma, cataracts, etc). I like that he doesn't push a prescription on me - or cataract surgery - until really needed. Gave me all the info I needed re current condition of eyes and what / when further action might be needed.
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The technical assistant who first saw me and took my medical history and current symptoms was very nice and attentive and listened carefully. However, the doctor seemed to be in a rush. He did check my eyes but seemed hurried.
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Always a pleasure to check back in with Dr. Luthra. He's charismatic and informative, and sorted my eyes out after years of infections. Great doctor.
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Really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Luthra. He has a very calming bedside manner that helped ease my initial worries. I didn't feel rushed through the appointment and he was happy to answer all the questions I had. Will definitely return for any future needs.
Less than 6 months ago
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Very pleasant and professional doctor and staff. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Luthra seems generally to be a competent, capable doctor. During my most recent appointment, though he seemed to be rushing through the appointment and scattershot, saying he was going to attend to a particular thing, then forgetting itall together, for example, and doing another test quickly almost as an afterthought. He was defensive in response to perfectly reasonable questions about medication and follow-up, which made me nervous and uncomfortable. His defensiveness and condescension detracted from my confidence in my treatment, but I am more or less confident in his prescribed course of action for addressing my eye issue.
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Luthra was able to diagnose my issue right away, and gave me very specific instructions for how to care for my issue. I really appreciated his expertise, and I wasn't charged any absurd fees (I didn't have a copay with my insurance!).
Less than 6 months ago
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He is wonderful
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Dr. Luthra was excellent, personable and professional as well as his entire team.
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very good first time visit
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As always: pleasant, courteous, professional
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I will go again and see how it goes.
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The Dr. was very personable; he took his time to explain everything clearly. He makes one feel at ease. The technician was plesdsnt,, cooperative and welcoming. I will definitely go back and recommend others to go to Dr. Rajiv Luthra.
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Straight to the point, I was in and out.
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The office was pleasant, low-keyed and professional. Doctor and staff are super friendly to everyone. The experience is comfortably casual, but very professional. Dr. Luthra listened to me. Not all docs do, but he asked good questions and,perhaps most importantly, actually listened. He suggested and we agreed on a plan to address my particular set of issues and needs. I received excellent care.
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He was so great! Friendly and made me feel comfortable seeing as how I was a new patient. Very thorough when it came to explanations and explained his decisions.
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Dr. Luthra is a very warm, caring person and he will always take the time to address any of your worries or concerns. He even came into the office last-minute on a Sunday to look at my eyes after surgery. Ihighly recommend him to anyone for general eye care or LASIK/PRK!
Less than 1 year ago
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This visit was absolutely wonderful. It was my first visit with Dr. Luthra and he, and his entire staff, made me feel like family. He was caring, interested in my history and my current situation, and he was thorough in explainingmy condition and what to expect. I will definitely be back. I've found my new ophthalmologist!
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Dr. Luthra was very friendly, talked through his examination about what he was doing and what he was looking for. The wait time was less than 10 minutes after my appointment time (I booked the appointment about 2 hours prior asa new patient- wow!). He was very thorough, made sure that I scheduled a follow up, and carefully walked me through what I would need to do. He was great, and I would be happy to see him again as my main eye doctor.
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I had an excellent appointment with Dr. Rajiv Luthra. He was very kind and helpful. All of the staff at this office were fantastic.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Luthra's beside manner was wonderful. He took the time to listen to my concerns, asked me question, and gave multiple treatment options. He was truly amazing!
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Dr Luthra was very informative and took his time to ensure I understood my options.
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So friendly and personable, walked me through my diagnoses with great detail. Wonderful experience with Dr Luthra
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Dr. Luthra was very thorough in his examination. He explained in detail what was going on and what needed to be done. The staff at his office was great too. Highly recommended!
Less than 1 year ago
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Very reassuring in being thorough.
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Well, I was not that satisfy with the service I have been provided and should be my last time visit. I filled online all my documents and insurance information to avoid excessive delay. still I have to go through it again.They take me to a room, wait there 20 mints still doctor did not show up. I clearly wrote in the notes that I am looking for glass prescription, since I lost my glass, but the Dr. Check my eyes health and asked me to pay for it they said I sign to pay for it and when they show me the paper there was no signature. Then they said oh sorry but we wrote it in the glass of the reception desk. I was not there to read every glass and door that what you wrote on, and then they took my prescription from me. It was totally an awful visit and waist of my time and many.
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This office is super efficient -- I was in to see Dr. Luthra within five minutes of arrival (thanks, ZocDoc for helping me take care of all the paperwork ahead of time!!!), and he himself was an absolute delight. Fantastic rapportwith patients, and excellent explanation of your course of treatment. I feel like my eyes are in great hands!
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Great, personable, thoughtful physician. Takes time to analyze and explain. I’ve been struggling with blepharitis for years and feel like I’m finally in good hands.
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Excellent!
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Dr Luthra was very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to friends.
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Dr. Luthra and his staff are excellent. He is very knowledgeable and listens to you. His staff are competent, efficient and helpful.
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Exceptional, professional and highly competent. One visit and I know he's my eye doctor for life.
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Great Doctor! takes his time to understand your concerns and more!
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I was having a bit of an eye emergency and the office was very accommodating getting me in for a same day appointment. Dr. Luthra was very good at listening to my symptoms and explaining everything he was doing. I am very satisfied with this practice and Dr. Luthra.
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Loved him. Very intelligent man with great bedside manner. Thoroughly explained everything he was doing. Outlined all my options. I will be back!
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Efficient, pleasant, nice staff. So happy they could take me at the last minute!
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Dr. Luthra was kind, quick, and authoritative. He was a great diagnostician, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having eye trouble.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Luthra is a supreme professional and personable. His assistant is the same. The reception room is another matter, about as friendly as entering a deep freezer. No one smiles; no one says hello; the response to any question is given with an attitude of 'Why are you bothering me?'
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Luthra was lovely and caring, with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that I was able to get a last minute appointment. The technician was also very pleasant and professional. Reception staff seemed a bit indifferent, but certainly not rude.
More than 1 year ago
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I had a prescription hicycup that the eye glasses provider made which Dr. Luthra immediately took care of and even called the store to make sure. I'm so glad he did this rather than have me explain because everyone is alwaystrying to not get blamed rather than fix the problem.
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Dr. Luthra is great. He did my Lasik surgery and it was a tremendous success! I had a great recovery, no scratchiness, no discomfort, no floaters. Dr. Luthra was very calming and relaxing during the procedure and kept me relaxed duringall of the strange whirring and buzzing sounds that you hear. I would highly recommend him for this procedure.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Luthra is top-notch. Excellent bedside manor with a sense of humor and attention to most up to date evidence-based practices in the field.
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Dr. Luthra is not only extremely competent but he is also a caring and compassionate physician.
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Very professional, informative and friendly. Dr. Luthra took the time to make me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions. Highly Recommended.
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Wonderful Dr. - had a great appointment that was not too long but very insightful.
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I didn't like my experience because: 1. I didn't get the full attention which I felt warranted my appointment - he kept going back and forth between a different patient and I, I was also on time so it was notlike I had overlapped with another patient's time. 2. He kept on interjecting whenever I tried to speak about my condition. I understand that he's the specialist which is why I opted for his expertise in the first place, but it's rude to keep interrupting your patient when they're trying to get their condition across.
More than 1 year ago
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