Dr. Maria Scott, MD

Dr. Maria Scott, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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56 y/o
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Dr. Maria Scott, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Annapolis, MD and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1987 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read her story

Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center

2002 Medical Pkwy Ste 320

Annapolis, MD 21401
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Avesis
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Davis Vision
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Spectera

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Blepharitis
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more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Scott's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "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. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "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."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • 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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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Muhlenberg College
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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
  • Ophthalmic Women Leaders, Member
  • Women in Ophthalmology, Member

Dr. Scott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scott to family and friends
4.8
based on 793 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (793)

  • 5
    (707)
  • 4
    (62)
  • 3
    (12)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Scott's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Annapolis, MD
Dr. Scott and her staff are exceptional. Both my husband and I had wonderful experiences with her. Not only did she remove the cataracts in both my eyes and implant distance lenses, but actually repaired a botched cataract surgery that my husband had with another doctor in another organization. ...more
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in Crofton, MD
Miracle Worker? Yes!!! My mom-in-law, a 50 year diabetic, 15 year old cataracts FINALLY got Dr. Scott to remove her cataracts. One eye was difficult & the other needed to come out as a whole cataract. Dr. Scott took the time to do it right! So very pleased...my mom-in-law can see!! My parents both...more
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in Upper Marlboro, MD
Fantastic! After a lifetime of bad vision=legally blind=I am now 20/20 at age 59...She is tops in her field!
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