Dr. Ali Safa, MD
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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

Endocrine & Diabetes Center 301 Maple Ave W Ste 120 Vienna, VA 22180 Get Directions

Biography

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 Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center.

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Dr. Safa's Reviews

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based on 22 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Safa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
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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  •  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

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    Isfahan University / Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1972

    Mt Sinai Hosp

    Completed in 1971

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Counseling