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Dr. Reginald Barnes, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Reginald Barnes Jr graduated 1990, University Of Michigan Medical School. Along with his educational experience, he won the Patient's Choice Award from 2008 to 2009 and was noticed as America's Top Ophthalmologists. He is affiliated with The George Washington University Hospital along with a few other hospitals in the area. He is licensed to practice medicine in Michigan, Maryland, and District Of Columbia with specialties in internal medicine and ophthalmology. He and his amazing staff are looking forward to welcome their new patients!

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Providence Hospital
  • The George Washington University Hospital
  • United Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Howard University Hospital, Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Henry Ford Hospital (Internship)
  • Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Washington D.C. Metropolitan Ophthalmological Society

Awards and publications

  • Clinical Clerkship - National Institute of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • Named one of America's Top Opthalmologists
  • Washington Hospital Center, Resident Selection Committee
  • William JG Davis, MD Award - Rated #1 Ophthalmology Resident, Research and Presentation

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1053410142

Office locations

Reginald Barnes, Jr., MD

2112 F St. NW, Suite 802

Washington, DC 20037

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Very pleased with Dr. Barnes practice. The office staff and medical assistants were super friendly and helpful. Dr. Barnes was very thorough and accurate! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back for future visits. Thank you!
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Caught something most others missed. Thorough exam
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The office is near George Washington University. Easy access from the Foggy Bottom metro stop. Dr. Barnes was awesome. Very thorough and caring.
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Dr. Barnes is terrific -- he really knows his stuff and isn't trying to milk you for co-pays. I've been during his shadow sessions with student doctors and its quite clear that he knows what he's doing and that he's passionateabout the medicine. He's very open to questions and can teach you a lot about your eyes if you're interested in asking! His staff isn't great... settling my insurance and payment for my first appointment was several month-long process, but I've been to enough bad doctors that its easy to overlook! Definitely not an in-and-out visit, however.
Less than 3 months ago
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I had to wait more than usual but everyone in the office was very apologetic .Dr Barnes is extremely competent and always explains everything he is doing. Very relaxed atmosphere in office.This was my third visit.
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Very professional concerned about your well-being, also patient I didn’t feel rush. For the most part the staff that I enter acted with were friendly .
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Perfect experience!
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Hes a great optomologist i highly recommend him!
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Clean facility, professional staff and awesome customer service. I would recommend Dr. Barnes to anyone who is an advocate for courtesy and professionalism.
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I had a thorough eye exam. I am a type 2 diabetic so Dr. Barnes also made an assessment for diabetic retinopathy. He was kind enough to allow me to see the pictures of retinas; no Opthalmologist that I visited has ever done this. I will definitely be back. ??
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Friendly staff. Nice doctor with good patient rapport. Gave advice in a caring gentle manner.
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The appointment was available I the same day. He was careful and comforting
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Dr. Barnes appears to be a highly competent, kind and generous individual. I'm confident in his ability to care for me as a patient for years to come. His staff are young professionals who seem to care about the practice aswell. I would highly recommend Dr. Barnes to family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers, if asked.
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Dr. Barnes was super helpful, professional, and kind. He and his staff really made me feel heard and well cared for!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Barnes was very informative throughout the entire visit.
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Very personable, friendly, yet highly professional.
More than 1 year ago
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The doctor was great, but his front desk staff were unprofessional. (playing loud music, referring to clients as "Love" instead of by name or "ma'am". The wait time was far too long for such a small office and they could usesome updating. Thankfully I came in for an isolated issue and should not need to return anytime soon.
More than 1 year ago
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Everyone in the office was great! The doctor and his staff were excellent. The only negative was that they were running significantly late. One suggestion: I filled out the ZocDoc online intake forms and filled out very similar forms at theoffice. It would be cool if I only had to do one of the two.
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Doctor Barnes is a very intelligent and kind doctor. I feel better than normal for being treated well by a terrific friendly doctor. He's a safe "best ever care" for the field of opthamology! I look forward to meeting up again for routine eye treatment.
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Dr. Barnes and his staff are very great and efficient. I knew I had eye problems and surely I did. He's a wonderful person and doctor. Kind, knowledgeable and takes his time with his patients. I truly felt that he cared.I will be a patient of his til he retires. lol
More than 1 year ago
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Happy person and loves his job.
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Dr. Reginald is a very knowledgeable Doctor and he took the time to explain to me what he believes is the sort of my pain in one eye. I have had this pain on and off for many years and itwas a relief to finally understand what is happening. My appointment was around 45 minutes and he took a variety of tests (about four or five). He is very well mannered and respectful. The office cancelled my appointment weeks ago and the lady at the front office told me it was because I did not have my insurance card. However, my friend went there with exactly the same situation as mine two weeks before and she had no problem. I even give her the name and last name of my friend, she looked for her one the database, she found her and then she told me yes, you are right but still the office won't take you. Dr. Reginald's assistant is very nice and the guy at the front office is well mannered and calm. I would definitely see Dr. Reginald again.
More than 1 year ago
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Great!! helpful staff Excellent Doctor
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Dr. Barnes is fantastic and very, very nice! He didn't rush me and explained everything very clearly. Even though I've been wearing glasses/contacts for over 9 years, Dr. Barnes explained more to me in one visit than any of my previous eye doctors.
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I think Dr. Barnes is amazing, truly a great doctor to have and I love his personality. The only thing that is a little bothersome is the super long wait after you arrive. Other than that, great staff and great doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff was very polite. The ophthalmologist was also both polite and competent/thorough. That said, I experienced a very long wait time. Specifically, a two and a half hour time period elapsed from when I walked into the office (at my appointment time), to when I left.
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I really enjoyed coming to Dr. Barnes office. The front office team was super lovely, friendly and professional. I definitely recommend Dr. Barnes to anybody looking for an ophthalmologist in the DC area. Great location. I didn't go to the eyedr. in a long time and this was a great experience. Looking forward to coming back. Thanks!
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I sought after Dr. Barnes as an african american eye doctor specifically Unfortunately the service was not up to standard. The front-desk receptionists, spent more time chatting and getting distracted than seeing to patients needs. I wasmisquoted the price for my treatment. The worst part was the wait. I had to wait 30 minutes between each part of the eye examination. What I thought was going to take an hour took 3 hours for an eye examination and prescriptions. Dr. Barnes himself was very friendly and nice, however his supporting staff were dysfunctional and didn't know how to run a medical office smoothly.
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It was good. But my appointment was at 9:15 I didnt get out there until 12:15. That was entirely too long!!!
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Waited for an hour- asked if I would be seen shortly and was told "probably not anytime soon".
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Very welcoming and doctor is very gentle.
More than 1 year ago
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Always caring! Always thorough ! I feel I'm in good hands when I see him ! And brings positive attitude !
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I have been a patient of Dr. Barnes for over 3 years and am very happy with the care I receive. I have confidence that I am receiving the best care available.
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My visit was great. He is awesome and the staff is great also.
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Dr. Barnes was very professional and took his time to conduct the series of tests required. You could tell that he enjoys the work he is doing. He was very positive, willing to answer questions, and explained what he was doing and why.
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He was professional and friendly. He was able to help me with my issue right away.
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I have consistently waited between one and two hours to see Dr. Barnes, despite always arriving on-time and with an appointment. This has become very frustrating, and despite the doctor's professionalism, I'm very hesitant to go back to his practice.
More than 1 year ago
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Although it was a long wait, Dr. Barnes was very apologetic every time he saw me. When the apt started, I did NOT feel rushed as most doctors. He took the time to get to know me and was extremely personable,sincere, and gave me some great financial advise regarding glasses. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. BARNES!
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The office seemed a little disorganized but Dr. Barnes was really nice and addressed my concerns.
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I was late for less than 15 mins and she didnt wanna see me ! There was no one in the clinic except me and my 2 kids ! Well I'll never gonna schedual an appointment with her again
More than 1 year ago
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It was a good visit
More than 1 year ago
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I waited for almost 2 hours. I requested a fitting for contact lenses - which was not done. Dr Barnes was polite and his staff was very nice - but I wasted an inordinate amount of time - and I wastold to come back for a fitting for lenses. I think they are overwhelmed.
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It was a nice office. The staff was friendly and helpful. I'm glad I went to see him.
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I have switched doctors as my last visit I waited over an hour. Prior to that I showed up twice and they forgot to call me that the doctor was not in. Great doc, just hard to coordinate.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Barnes is an excellent Doctor. He assessed my situation can have me excellent practical advise. He made me feel extremely comfortable. I will be back.
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All doctors had good humor and quick hands. They know what they are doing. I will definitely recommend them to family and friends!
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Great staff members. Very helpful
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Dr Barnes was extremely kind and helpful. Highly recommend him.
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Really great doctor.
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Dr. Barnes was very personable and informative, and his staff also was excellent. A friendly, professional office. Leave plenty of time for your appointment as there are several steps and the examination is thorough (and therefore longer).
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