Dr. John Josephson, MD

Dr. John Josephson, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 40

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Dr. John Josephson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Robert Wood Johnso Med Sch medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Reston Hospital Center and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Josephson to book an appointment.


Locations

Eye Specialists & Surgeons of Northern Virginia

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(571) 349-2191
Eye Specialists & Surgeons of Northern Virginia3998 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 105 Fairfax, VA 22033
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Reston Surgery Center LP

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(571) 349-2191
Reston Surgery Center LP1860 Town Center Dr Ste G100 Reston, VA 20190
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Dr. Josephson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Josephson

4.8

Based on 118 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (99)
  • Office environment (98)
  • Explained conditions well (97)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Respectful, thorough, professional from first interaction at reception all the way through to surgery and post care. I am very pleased with both Dr Josephson and his staff in the Fairfax office and the Bethesda surgery center.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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J.A.Chalfant – Jan 27, 2021
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My last visit Dr. Josephson dropped me as a patient and said I would have to see someone else when I informed him that I was having someone else do my eye surgery. He showed no concern for me as a patient and barely covered the exam results with me.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 21, 2021
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Dr. Josephson is an excellent surgeon with a great ‘bedside’ manner. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ed Harrigan – Dec 13, 2020
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Dr. Josephson successfully performed my cataract removal and lens implant. His use of technology to enhance my vision is excellent and his assessment of a previous similar surgery offers hope for some correction not achieved the first time. He personally called to check on me following surgery.. His professional and personal approach makes him very accessible and pleasant to deal with. I highly recommend him and his practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lynne J – Nov 19, 2020
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Dr. Josephson is terrific! He explained, listened, and explained. The care and follow up are exceptional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert B. Walker – Nov 06, 2020
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I do not usually write reviews, but Dr. Josephson is amazing!!! He made the whole cataract surgery and lens replacement a very enjoyable process ( not what one would ordinarily say about any type of surgery). I cannot thank him enough for what remarkable eyesight he has restored for me!!!
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Oct 29, 2020
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Excellent diagnosis and very successful cataract surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Harrell – Jul 22, 2020
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Efficient, professional. Positive interactions Dr Josephson clarified any questions Juan is an asset to staff- pleasant, made one feel comfortable, less anxious, readile responded to queries.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 07, 2020
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Professional, experience, care & concern for patients, friendly, respectable are Dr Josephson best attributes. Although he a busy schedule, he takes his time to make certain the patient understands the procedures which is comforting. The staff is very efficient, professional & friendly which makes patients feel comfortable. I am extremly happy with my results. Thank you Dr Josephson for being who you are and & giving me a new vision in life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Veronica Barrientos – Jul 03, 2020
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Dr. Josephson was amazing! He was very professional and is well educated. He knows what he’s talking about and was able to prescribe a treatment plan that accounted for multiple factors, that weren’t found by other doctors I visited. Highly, highly recommended. -My experience- I had a severe corneal abrasion(scratch on the eye). It was very painful to the point of screaming by a single movement of the eye. I also had watering eyes for about a month. I went to a doctor(Not Dr. Josephson), and was told that my watering eyes were due to an infection. I was prescribed antibiotic eye drops and had my eye washed with iodine. -Went home and the pain didn’t get better. My eye sight started deteriorating to eventually 20/100(Before, I had perfect vision). After seeing him, he explained my entire position with my eye(for one not being an infection) and prescribed a treatment plan for me. Now my eyes are perfect and I have 20/20 vision, no pain. I feel very thankful for him.
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Stanley – Jun 13, 2020
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I recommend Dr Josephson to anyone. He is very professional and focused on the welfare of his patients. Cornea transplant was 100 percent successful. Nervous at first but his encouragement helped me get through it.
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Olivia – Mar 09, 2020
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I would recommend Dr. Josephson and his very well run office. All are very professional and pleasant to deal with. Dr. Josephson and his staff are efficient , but they do not lose their friendliness .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carol Holden – Feb 25, 2020
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I was very impressed with the professionalism of the doctor as well as the staff. Everyone was prompt and I did not have to sit in the waiting room past my appointment time. Amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Josephson.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Jan 13, 2020
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I had an exceptional experience with Dr. Josephson. The staff was very welcoming and all work was done in a very efficient manner. Highly recommend
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Amir Dajani – Jan 10, 2020
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We recently moved to Centreville,Va. I am so happy to have found Dr. Josephson. My cataract surgeries were easy and Dr. Josephson the best. I highly recommend this paractice.????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Kitzmiller – Dec 31, 2019
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Excellent
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No results
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Dec 12, 2019
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Josephson. He was kind, compassionate and professional. He has a very easygoing manner and puts the patient at ease. His staff was friendly and professional.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Montoya – Dec 04, 2019
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Doctor Josephson took cataracts out of my Down Syndrome brothers eyes recently and it couldn’t have gone better! He was wonderful at explaining the surgery and the aftercare! I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Lowers in Round Hill, VA – Nov 21, 2019
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Dr. Josephson has a wonderful bedside manner in addition to being an excellent surgeon. I had full confidence in his recommendations and my 2 surgical outcomes were what I had hoped for. I would definitely recommend him!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 06, 2019
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Dr. Josephson is very professional, kind and caring. My surgery went well and I was not afraid because he explained everything and answered my questions. He called that night to check on me. The staff is very professional, helpful and courteous. My eyesight is now 20/20. I would recommend Dr. Josephson to anyone who needs eye surgery. I am so grateful I found him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 22, 2019
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Background

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Josephson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blepharitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Josephson treats Blepharitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Josephson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Josephson treats Eyelid Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Josephson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Corneal Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Josephson treats Corneal Ulcer more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Josephson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Josephson's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Josephson accepts the following insurance:

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KeyCare-VA PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
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Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Preferred PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Southern Health PPO
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
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Medicare Advantage PFFS
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Compassion and highest level of care!

Biography

Prior to coming to Northern Virginia years ago Dr. Josephson completed an Advanced Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Fellowship at University of California...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University of California, San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Georgetown University Hosp
Residency Hospital
2008
Georgetown University Hosp
Internship Hospital
2007
Robert Wood Johnso Med Sch
Medical School
2002
Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. John Josephson, MD?

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What are Dr. John Josephson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Josephson frequently treats Blepharitis, Eyelid Disorders, and Corneal Ulcer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Josephson treats.

Where is Dr. John Josephson, MD's office located?

Dr. Josephson's office is located at 3998 Fair Ridge Dr Ste 105, Fairfax, VA 22033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Josephson, MD speak?

Dr. Josephson speaks Punjabi, Spanish, and Urdu. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. John Josephson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Josephson has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Virginia Hospital Center

Arlington, VA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)