Dr. Howard Jacobson, MD

Dr. Howard Jacobson, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Howard Jacobson, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1975 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1145 19th St NW Ste 335

Washington, DC 20036

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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very high
more than 91% of peers
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more than 89% of peers
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more than 89% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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2  Procedures

Background Check

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  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • University Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobson to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jacobson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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