Dr. Maria C. Scott is the founder and medical director of Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center and the medical director of TLC Laser Eye Center Annapolis. One of the nation’s most respected cataract surgeons, the number of surgeries she has performed places her among the top cataract surgeons in the mid-Atlantic region and in the top 10 percent of cataract surgeons in the country. A board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Scott's experience, skill and personal demeanor have earned her great respect among patients as well as colleagues in the medical community. Dr. Scott’s passion to improve her patients’ quality of life is evident throughout every aspect of the practice. Always ahead of the curve, she is often the first to offer new techniques and treatments to her patients. Recognized as a leader in her industry, she trains and supervises other ophthalmologists in laser vision correction and hosts symposiums throughout the year in order to keep her colleagues abreast of the latest ophthalmic treatments. She is an attending surgeon at Anne Arundel Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center, and shares her experience with other practices around the country. A graduate of Philadelphia’s Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Scott is a member of the prestigious Society for Excellence in Eyecare, an organization of eye care specialists personally selected and recognized for their leadership and innovation. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Women Leaders, Women in Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons. Since 2011, she has served on the board of directors of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. She is also a member of the Jefferson Alumni Executive Committee and is a former Board Member of BankAnnapolis. Accolades from peers in the medical community as well as from patients have brought Dr. Scott numerous awards, includingWhat’s Up? Annapolis “Top Doc” honors, The Capital Gazette’s “Reader’s Choice for Ophthalmology”, Bay Weekly's "Best of the Bay - Best Place for LASIK", and the Vitals’ “Patients’ Choice for Top Ophthalmologist.” Dr. Scott, who lives in Annapolis with her husband, two children and teacup poodle, enjoys waterskiing on the Severn River, tennis and snow skiing in her leisure time.
Dr. Scott's passion to improve her patients quality of life is evident throughout every aspect of the practice. Always ahead of the curve, she is often the first to offer new techniques and treatments to her patients. Recognized as a leader in her industry, she trains and supervises other ophthalmologists in laser vision correction and hosts symposiums throughout the year in order to keep her colleagues abreast of the latest ophthalmic treatments.
Dr. Scott'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 sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Scott's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Cataract Removal Surgery
Contact Lens Exams
Contact Lens Fitting Services
Foreign Body Removal
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Soft Contact Lenses
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School | Graduated 1987
Jersey Shore Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
Washington Hospital Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Washington Hospital Center-Chief Resident
Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Capital Gazette's Reader's Choice for Ophthalmology, 2010, 2009
Chesapeake Family Favorite Doc, 2011, 2010
Patients' Choice Award for Top Ophthalmologist, 2011, 2010
Top Doc, What's Up Annapolis, 2011, 2009
Media & Publications
Dr. Scott has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
American College of Eye Surgeons, Member
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Member
Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation, Board Member