Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD


Ophthalmology | Female

Fairfax Eye Center 3650 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 303 Fairfax, VA 22033 Get Directions
Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD
Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Fairfax, VA. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Hartzell is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

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    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in virginia |
I cannot recall how long my family has been seeing Dr. Hartzell, it has been that long. She may take her time with patients but that is a small price for the quality of care she provides. She has always been available, friendly and an extremely caring doctor. Easy to get in touch with, easy to schedule appointments with and willing to spend the time to make sure I understand my treatment and treatment options.
Fairfax, VA |
Absolutely terrible doctor. I cannot recommend her to anyone. She is rude, has no patience and lacks empathy. She does not have someone to manage her office and she is doing a poor job of it. She gave no time to fill out paper work after running over with a patient. My one bit of advice to the doctor at the practice is please hire a receptionist/office manager or build more time in between appointments. She is more concerned about money than her patients. Find a different ophthamologist.
I do apologize that I spent extra time with the patient preceding your mother's appointment. I understand your frustration when doctors run behind. I hope you will reconsider your combative behavior toward me the next time you or your family member require extra attention from a physician. I am sorry I was unable to see your mother as you did not have her health insurance cards or any health insurance information available at the time of her appointment and you chose not to proceed.
in Manassas |
Doctor Heather Hartzell is one of the best Ophthalmologist in our area. And the reason I say this is because back in 2008 I had a severe trauma injury into my right eye. It required three surgeries to construct my eye without knowing if I was going to be able to keep my eye sight or even to keep it. But Doctor heather Harzell did save my eye and my eye sight. I'll never forget what she did for me... Many thanks to you Doctor.
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Dr. Hartzell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • fairfaxeye.com

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Cataract
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Washington University St Louis

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Unc Hospital Internal Medicine

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University School Of Medicine Department Of Ophthalmology

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cornea External Diseases Refractive Surgery With Lawrence A. Gans M.D.

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Eyelid Surgery