Dr. Eric Weichel, MD

Dr. Eric Weichel, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Eric Weichel, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Bowie, MD and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med in 1996 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

16901 Melford Blvd Ste 111

Bowie, MD 20715

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

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Diabetes Type 2
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more than 92% of peers
Sleep Disorders
more than 60% of peers
Elbow Injuries
more than 57% of peers

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Dr. Weichel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Weichel "It's important for me to educate my patients in a way that allows them to grasp at least the basics of their disease or condition so that they can ask questions and understand the answers. I view them as partners and together we work toward achieving the best visual outcome possible." Prior to beginning his post-graduate training, Dr. Weichel completed a combined six-year Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He then served as an intern in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, was a resident in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital. Before joining RGW, he spent 13 years with the US Army—rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel—and served as the Director of Vitreoretinal Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Staff Vitreoretinal surgeon at the National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health. Dr. Weichel is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at both Georgetown University and the Uniformed Services University of Health Services in Bethesda, Md. His hospital affiliations include Anne Arundel Medical Center, Friendship Ambulatory Surgical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center and the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Weichel is an active member of the Retina Society, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Widely published with more than 80 journal articles, interviews, textbook chapters, posters and videos to his credit, Dr. Weichel has lectured or presented nationally and internationally on over 60 occasions. His research resume includes more than 25 studies and trials as principal investigator or co-investigator. He also serves as a Peer Reviewer for the Ophthalmology Journal, Retina Journal, Ophthalmic Surgery, Laser and Imaging Journal and JAMA Ophthalmology.
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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

166  Conditions Treated

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21  Procedures

  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Iridotomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Northeastern Ohio University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Tripler Amc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Walter Reed Amc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Wills Eye Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Weichel's Reviews

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

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Dr. Weichel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

DR. WEICHEL saved my eyesight and I love the Bowie Staff! God Bless all of you! I WAS GOING BLIND 3 YEARS AGO AND NOW HAVE 20-20 VISION. THANK yOU! tINA mARIE mOYER
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