Dr. Melanie Buttross, MD

Dr. Melanie Buttross, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Melanie Buttross, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

4910 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 21

Washington, DC 20016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Buttross performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diplopia
normal
more than 78% of peers
Macular Hole
normal
more than 74% of peers
Macular Edema
normal
more than 74% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

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

  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Roanoke Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Shands Hospital At The University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buttross has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buttross' Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buttross to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Buttross' 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

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I have gone to Dr. Buttross approximately 5 times, for contact lens and glasses prescriptions and once for a minor eye irritation. Her staff does all the work; she comes in and checks their work and chats a bit. She may be a good doctor for more serious issues, but I would not go to her for regular...more
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From scheduling my appt. to the last follow-up, Dr. Buttross and her Staff are first rate. Dr. Buttross treats you like you are a part of HER family. She truly cares about how you feel and why. There is nothing she won't do to go above and beyond the average Ophthalmologist. I gladly place the...more
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