Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD
Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Fairfax, VA. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Hartzell is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital.

3650 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 303

Fairfax, VA 22033

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Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD

Dr. Heather Hartzell, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare

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very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Eye Infections
more than 74% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

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


  • Eyelid Surgery

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.


  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Unc Hospital Internal Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Washington University School Of Medicine Department Of Ophthalmology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Cornea External Diseases Refractive Surgery With Lawrence A. Gans M.D.
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • fairfaxeye.com,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hartzell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hartzell to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Hartzell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    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 accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Hartzell has admitting privileges

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
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Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
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