Dr. Ali Safa, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 73
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Dr. Ali Safa, MD
Dr. Ali Safa, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Vienna, VA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Safa is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.

301 Maple Ave W Ste 120

Vienna, VA 22180

Contact Information

(703) 494-5858

Dr. Ali Safa, MD

Dr. Ali Safa, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Safa's Experience

Dr. Safa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency


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  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Fac Med Isfahan
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Mt Sinai Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Safa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Safa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Safa to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Safa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in VA |
NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE MY EXPERIENCE!!! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE II will never step into that office again. They said my insurance card BCBS PPO was invalid . My insurance company said there is no problem and they wanted to speak to the office staff. They refused to speak with Blue Cross saying that they need a fax from BCBS. BCBS was really upset with them. The office staff is rude and ignorant of medical billing etc.. This office should be reported to medical association.
Sacramento, CA |
I would not advise anyone to go here. They avoid fax messages from the pharmacy and they are not a friendly staff. They don't care about their patients.
Arlington, VA |
It was my impression that a doctor is meant to make you feel comfortable and reassured. Dr. Safa ignored and rushed me out of his office every time. When I was diagnosed with an endocrine disorder he did not explain it or offer any other suggestions. He was condescending and rude. When I questioned him why a test was not administered he snapped. Every time I went to his office his nurses were rude and cold. If you want to be treated with respect and learn more about your disease don't go to him!
Woodbridge, VA |
The office staff in person are helpful. However, when you call to make an appointment, they are rude and in a rush. I called to canceled my doctor visit, and when I asked for a new date, they gave me the next available appointment three months later. Doctor Safa, is very distant I have been going there for my thyroid problem, and he doesn't speak much. He just stares at his computer, asks who is my pharmacy and that he will check me in 6 months later. He doesn't ask if I am taking other medi
in Woodbridge, va |
After receiving my results from my life insurance indicating that I was pre-diabetic I sought out a second opinion. I made an appointment with Dr. Ali M. Safa at the Endocrine and Diabetes center. I had two appointments with him. Both visits at the center, the staff was amazing! My 2 star rating is a result of Dr. Ali Safa. Both times the Dr was very distant and non personable. The second visit was the worse. Not enough characters to go into detail, but I felt like he was just there to collect
in Alexandria, VA |
I visited Dr.SAFA by seeing internet reviews, I were looking for good endocrinologist. If you are dumb , just nod your head whatever He says, you will be good and he will be happy. If you have little knowledge about your issues and ask him do i need these test ? he will get angry on you and ask you who gave you this information. It is rude to me.He felt like I am trying to get knowledge from him and soft scolded me like 'no one gives you information like this, no one explains you.he let me out.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Safa accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Safa has admitting privileges

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
2300 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA 22191
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