Dr. David Forster, MD

Dr. David Forster, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Forster, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3975 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 100S

Fairfax, VA 22033

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Forster "Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates is a multidisciplinary ophthalmology practice (Eye MDs) that performs medical and surgical care for your eyes. Your eye health is our number one concern. "
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

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.

Education

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Georgetown University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Doheny Eye Institiute University So California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Forster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forster to family and friends
4.6
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Forster's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Arlington, VA
I highly recommend Dr. Forster. I saw him today for my recurrent conjunctivitis. He was knowledgeable and thorough.
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in Falls Church, VA
Dr Forster has served my opthamologic care for over four years. I have found him to be thorough and well-versed in conditions, procedures, and options for care. I can't imagine ever trusting my eye care to any other provider going forward.
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in Falls Church, VA
Dr. Forster has been my ophthalmologist for many years, and I have always found him to be very friendly, competent, caring, and reassuring. His office staff is very efficient as well.
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in Washington, DC
Excellent physician.
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