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Dr. Ali Safa, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism ·  Male · Age 75

Dr. Safa

Dr. Ali Safa, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Vienna, VA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Fac Med Isfahan in 1969 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.


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(703) 494-5858

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Dr. Safa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Calcium Metabolism Disorders
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Dr. Safa treats Calcium Metabolism Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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Obesity
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Dr. Safa treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

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Diabetes Type 2
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Dr. Safa treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Safa treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Safa's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ali Safa, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Vienna, VA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Fac Med Isfahan in 1969 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

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Dr. Safa's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Safa

3.8

Based on 56 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(4)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(12)

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Dr. Safa ran all the tests as needed. Very impersonal doctor. Never EVER examined me. Never EVER checked my feet as all previous ENDO doctors would. Basically, if you need someone to do run tests without EVER examining you in almost 3 visits per year for 3 years, this is your guy.
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Excellent visit as always. Answered all of my questions in terms that I could understand and took as much time as I needed.
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I should have left the second I met him. He was rude, condescending, and impatient. He tested & diagnosed me and ordered some new labs. I returned and since one of my results lowered, he negated all the other abnormal tests because of this 1 value. Things he had stated as fact just 2 days ago were suddenly "not really true" and he was suddenly un-diagnosing me and backpedaling on everything. He walked me out and called to the receptionist "she doesn't need another appt" like I was being tossed.
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Dr. Safa is truly an expert in his field. I have had a superior experience as his patient for the past ten years. His level of care and knowledge vastly exceed any other physician I have seen.
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Dr. Safa has been my primary/Internist doctor for over 35 years although he practices Endocrinology only (I've been grandfathered). He doesn't over medicate, over diagnose, over treat, over refer, over test. He listens, asks questions, and spends as much time as one needs, qualities I admire. I've never felt rushed in 35 years. I BELEIVE IN HIM.
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I love Dr. Safa. I’m healthier because of him.
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Dr. Safa is n excellent diagnostician and physician. He has help me greatly.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Safa's for the past decade. He's an excellent physician and I highly recommend him.
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I have been seeing Dr. Safa for over 15 years for treatment of my hypothyroidism that is due to partial thyroid removal. From the initial steps to prescribe/adjust the necessary replacement harmones to the twice annual follow up appointments, Dr Safa has been very attentive to my case and my care. I am confident that I am getting the best possible care from Dr Safa and his staff to deal with my condition.
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Excellent endocrinologist.
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Kind and caring physician, full of compassion, Doctors like you make such a wonderful difference
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Dr. Safa is fantastic, from day one he took care of my thyroid problem and sends only the necessary bloodwork to see what's wrong. He keeps up with me every 6 months. Totally recommend.
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Dr. Safa has been an effective and experienced physician that provided me with the best possible treatment in the most efficient way possible. He's a time saver as well as an outstanding endocrinologist. He's been pleased and happy with my progress; it shows that he truly cares.
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I think Dr. Safa is one of the best endocrinologists in Virginia. My cousin who is a specialist recommended him to me and i am so happy to meet him. My thyroid issue was resolved after the first visit and my metabolism is now under control. I strongly recommend him for endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism treatments.
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Dr. Safa was so professional, and caring..This was my first visit to his office, and I was so impressed with him..The doctors staff were helpful and friendly, which made me feel relaxed about my medical issue. I'm so glad I found Dr. Safa..!!
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Dr. Safa is a superb professional and a wonderful human being. He takes interest in the well beings of his patients well beyond his area of specialization. This “going the extra miles” to help in dealing with other health issues beside diabetes is a rare and special quality. It inspires great confidence in his professional practice, his integrity and his genuine interest in the well being of his patients.
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After seeing several other endocrinologist, and being discouraged, it was a relief to find Dr. Safa. He is thorough, attentive, knowledgeable and caring. I am extremely relieved and happy to know that my thyroid is in good hands.
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Safa since 2012. Even though I’ve moved across the country, I’ve decided to keep my relationship with Dr. Safa and retain him as my regular Endocrinologist. Dr. Safa is imminently knowledgeable and straight to the point - which is what I’m looking for in a specialist. His staff is helpful and friendly and now that he has a lab on-site everything is rather convenient.
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I have been seeing Dr. Safa for the past 12 month, he has guided and shaping my life style change. I could not have asked for a better care. The wait time is reasonable,office staff are friendly and the place is clean.
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I have recommended Dr. Safa to friends who had concerns and hadn't found a solution to their issues. Dr. Safa is thoughtful, caring and proactive in helping me address my concerns. I know I can trust his advice and recommendations.
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