Dr. Martin Kolsky, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 77
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Dr. Martin Kolsky, MD
Dr. Martin Kolsky, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 77 years old and has been practicing for 51 years. Dr. Kolsky is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center.

106 Irving St NW Ste 321

Washington, DC 20010

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Dr. Martin Kolsky, MD

Dr. Martin Kolsky, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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more than 96% of peers

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Eye Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1966
  • Jeff
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1967
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kolsky has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kolsky's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kolsky to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Kolsky'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
Patient Comments (3)
Washington, DC |
Dr. Kolsky has been my ophthalmologist for almost 30 years! I trust him. Although his office can be quite busy, he has fit me in to his schedule (same day) when i have had an emergency eye condition. I have referred both family and friends and they have been quite satisfied. I highly recommend Dr. Kolsky.
in Washington D.C |
My sister saw Dr Kolsky for vision loss in one eye. He was very rough and gruff and "couldn't delay his clinic" for questions. Contrary to what he states, he did not complete a neuro-ophthalmology fellowship. Instead, he orders every single known test to man hoping to find something possible. Dr Kolsky orders spinal taps, blood work, mris out the wazoo. He uses a "shotgun approach" he told us. Should be called a nuclear bomb. We got a second opinion and told the diagnosis after a quick exam.
in MD |
I do not know what office this other person went to. I had the reverse experience. Dr. K and his staff took great care and went through a lot of work on me. They got me as far as possible without having to get outside tests. They followed up with me and have been a pure pleasure every step of the way. I unfortunately had a diagnosis outside of just optical causing the optical issue but continue to return for the optical nerve issue I am having
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kolsky accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kolsky has admitting privileges

Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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