Dr. David Fischer, MD

Dr. David Fischer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Fischer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.

Mid Atlantic Retina

840 Walnut St Ste 1020

Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Fischer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Fischer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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6  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Lankenau Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Duke Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Ucsf Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fischer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fischer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fischer to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fischer'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 (1)

When I shared with Dr. Fischer that I experiencing some difficulty in paying the copays for the additional doctor visits (he was referring me other drs in his practice for follow up- 4 visits in 4 days), he began to berate me, asking me if my son's eyes were worth the money. He then asked me if I...more
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