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Dr. Stephen Lobaugh, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

**Dr Lobaugh accepts United Health Care Medical plans, but does not accept United Health Care Vision or Spectera Vision plans.** ** All HMO insurance plans require a referral from your PCP prior to your visit** My undergraduate studies were done at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, majoring in Microbiology and Immunology. My optometry training was done at the New England College of Optometry where I graduated with honors. I have been practicing in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area since 1997. I specialize in primary eye care and contact lens service. I am certified by the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular disease. I also provide screenings and pre and post-op care for corrective laser refractive surgery. My staff and I are very professional and will treat you with compassion and the attention that you would expect as a patient. I am confident that you will see that we are providing our patients with the highest quality comprehensive eye care.

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • New England College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1336209840

Office locations

Eye Rx

4600 N. Park Ave, Plaza North

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Eye Rx

1629 K Street NW, Suite 502

Washington, DC 20006

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Excellent visit! I will return regularly.
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Very friendly staff, very thorough exam. Great overall!
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Good treatment, but had to wait a long time to go back and then lots of waiting between all the appointment steps. What should have been 30 minutes was 1.5 hours.
Less than 1 month ago
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I enjoyed my visit to Dr Lobaugh’s office. The staff was professional and friendly. When I had a little trouble with my insurance they were helpful and patient while contacting my provider. The office was nice and the equipment seemed state of the art. I will be back.
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It was my first time there and it was a great experience. Everyone was really professional , plus the selection of glasses are superb.
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Excellent service here. They’re very thorough but quick and everyone is super friendly. Very highly recommended!
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Great experience. Very professional and thorough
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Dr. Lobaugh was great! My appointment was mid-afternoon, for which I was expecting waiting time for 15-30 minutes based on my experience with other doctor offices. But I was being called almost immediately after signing in. The staff there are also very night and professional. Highly recommended!
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Quick , friendly and thorough!
Less than 3 months ago
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You'll have to wait a little while, but Dr. Lobaugh is great! He is very knowledgeable and very thorough in his evaluations. In other words, he won't just tell you anything to get you out of his chair. I've been comingto him for over a year, so far I have no complaints.
Less than 3 months ago
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this Doctor is nice and courteous and very good at what he does.
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Excellent
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Excellent
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The admin staff were so, so friendly! I was greeted and seen promptly, and they genuinely seemed to care about getting me taken care of. Dr. Lobaugh did an excellent job clearly explaining exactly what was causing my eye issue andwhat he was prescribing me to resolve the problem. I really appreciated that he took the time to explain in a way that I understood and that made me feel better about getting a resolution soon.
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I had a good first visit for an annual eye exam. From check in to exam to payment, all was smooth and efficient.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Lobaugh is a fantastic optometrist. He's extremely thorough, is always generous with his time, and answers questions in an easy-to-understand manner. I am particularly grateful to him for first suspecting that I may have glaucoma, andfor referring me to a specialist who confirmed the diagnosis and who continues to treat me for the condition. I'm very glad I became his patient, as previous optometrists had never noticed anything amiss.
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Excellent appointment. Dr. Lobaugh is highly professional and all the staff is corteous, friendly and efficient. Recommended!
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I liked Dr. Lobaugh a lot, but was very unhappy with the wait time I experienced today.
Less than 6 months ago
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this was an amazing visit, i am a whimp when it comes to eyes but he was a saint!
Less than 6 months ago
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Excellent care and service from the time I walk in the door until I leave. Very patient staff re answering questions about my insurance and options of payment. Dr Lobaugh is excellent in raising concerns, offering options, and listening to my concerns.
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Always very knowledgeable and a pleasant experience. Staff is all very friendly!
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Professional and thorough. Just what I was looking for.
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Great doctor and staff. Extremely professional and pleasant
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Dr. Lobaugh is extremely professional and thorough. The staff are friendly and helpful and I couldn't recommend more.
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Amazing!
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Precise and patient. A terrific doctor all around!
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I've been seeing Dr. Lobaugh for almost 10 years now. He's fantastic!!!
Less than 6 months ago
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Finally got contacts where I can see. Amazing office, even helped me get a discount on my contacts.
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He was thorough. Pleasant and explained everything in detail. The staff was grwat too.
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Good exam; I love the office staff as well. The visit wasn’t rushed and the doctor was available for questions. I’ll be going back!
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Dr. Lobaugh is a brilliant doctor. He and his staff really do care about the patient, and they make sure you're very comfortable. I ansolutely hate going to the eye doctor, but their office make it somewhat enjoyable. I don't trust anyone else with my eyes other than Dr. Lobaugh!
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Avoid, avoid, avoid. The parking is terrible, the waiting area is unclean and the office staff very unprofessional. Will never go back.
Less than 6 months ago
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The receptionist, tech, and optometrist staff were all awesome and very welcoming. The technology here is cool, everything is digital. The doctor himself was fine but he seemed rushed and didn’t go over everything with me in detail.
Less than 6 months ago
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As someone getting my first pair of glasses, I was extremely at ease and comfortable in my eye exam with Dr. Lobaugh, and relieved to find an eye doctor who was so profesisonal. I went to Dr. Lobaugh for a secondopinion after a rushed eye exam at another provider in DC led to a prescription that did not seem correct. Dr. Lobaugh took ample time to explain everything to me, conduct a comprehensive exam, answer all my questions, and give me a corrected prescription that is MUCH better. I am grateful for his careful attention and nice bedside manner, and will definitely recommend him to friends.
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I came in because I was experiencing "floaters" and "flashes" in my left eye. Dr. Lobaugh examined me and quickly determined that I needed to have laser surgery to repair a torn retina. His team of assistants quickly made the arrangementswith the nearby Retina Group of Washington, took care of the pre-notification to my insurance company, and sent me on my way. The RGW was able to squeeze me in and within two hours the surgery was completed.
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Fast, efficient, great experience.
Less than 6 months ago
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I love Dr. Lobaugh. I've been going to him for a couple of years now and can't think of going anywhere else. However, his front desk associate, Rynne, is magnificent! From the beginning to the end of my visit, she wasso helpful, pleasant, and professional. Rynne is the kind of person you want your patients to see first. EyeRx did a great thing when they hired her.
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Dr. Lobaugh was wonderful! He was very friendly and informative. He explained everything he did very carefully and took the time to explain my test results and why my old prescription lenses had been bothering me, something that I don't thinkmost doctors take the time to do anymore. His staff was also very attentive and asked a lot of questions and even took the time to resolve a little insurance snafu. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Lobaugh and highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attentive, friendly eye doctor!
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excellent service
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Dr. Lobaugh was very thorough in the exam and explaining what was going with my eyes. The questions he asked made me feel he had a high understanding of my problem and was taking it seriously.
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Though I wasn’t seen immediately, it was a super quick (5-10 min) wait. Everyone was very professional and helpful.
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Every aspect of the office experience is excellent.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Lobaugh for nearly a decade, and he's just a great doctor, caring person, attentive, and thorough. He walks you thought every step, what he's doing, why he's doing it, etc. You're never left guessing orconfused. He's a great doctor. Couldn't recommend him more.
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The wait was a little long but otherwise a wonderful experience.
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Always an easy and seamless experience..
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Great service but a long wait.
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Great Dr. Recommend, has been taken care of my eyes for over 10 years.
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I've been seeing Dr. Lobaugh for quite a few years. He remembers me every time I see him (even early on when I started going to his practice). He's incredibly professional, efficient, yet kind. His staff is the same. I would highly recommend him and his practice.
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Dr. Lobaugh was the first OD I visited when I moved to the DC area. At my first appointment (2017), he was able to identify an issue that my previous doctors had continually missed. His careful examination prevented further damage tomy vision and I was able to have the problem corrected quickly. His staff is friendly and the office space modern and clean. I would highly recommend Dr. Lobaugh.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very through and helpful.
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