Dr. Frank Spellman, MD

Dr. Frank Spellman, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. Frank Spellman, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Read his story

901 A St NE # NE

Washington, DC 20002

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Insurance Accepted

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

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Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Spellman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spellman "Dr. Spellman is a native Washingtonian who represents the 3rd generation of his family to practice medicine and perform surgery in the local community. He was a National Achievement Scholar at Johns Hopkins University, from which he received his BA as a Natural Sciences major. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of California at San Francisco, where he was also a pre-residency fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology, and served as an intern in internal medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Oakland, Calif. His post-doctoral training included a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School and a Fellowship in Diseases and Surgery of the Retina and Vitreous at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute /University of Miami. In addition to being certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), Dr. Spellman has served as an ABO Associate Board Examiner in Retina since 1988 and is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He has served as Director of Retinal Services at Howard University Hospital and Vice Chairman of Ophthalmology at The Washington Hospital Center, maintaining affiliations with both of those hospitals as well as the Friendship Surgical Center. He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, Washington, D.C. Ophthalmology Society, National Medical Association and the American Medical Association. Dr. Spellman has authored several papers and has made a considerable number of national presentations. He has been named a Washingtonian "Top Doctor," been recognized in "Best Doctors in America" and selected as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists." His personal interests include The Georgetown Preparatory School—where he serves as a Trustee and is a former "Alumnus of the Year"—golf and antique cars."

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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

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Kaiser Fdn Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Harvard/Mass Ee Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Calif Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spellman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spellman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spellman to family and friends
3.9
based on 8 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Spellman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
I don't recommend Dr. Spellman. He has a foul bedside manner and if you can't move your eye enough he will call you an "uncooperative patient." The wait times in this office are always 2 hours plus and I say that as someone who's been there 4 times in the last 2 years.
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Dr. Spellman accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Spellman has admitting privileges

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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