Dr. Melissa Kern, MD

Dr. Melissa Kern, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Melissa Kern, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Tulane Univ Sch Of Med in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 100

Arlington, VA 22205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Hypertropia
normal
more than 71% of peers
Eye Infections
normal
more than 5% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

20  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Nemc-Tufts U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Chldns Hosp La-Usc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kern's Reviews

2.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kern to family and friends
26 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Kern's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Patient Comments (7)

I would never recommend this doctor to anyone I care about. This is the MOST unprofessional practice I have had the misfortune to encounter. They are unable to keep accurate billing records and charged me twice for a bill that was paid three years earlier and then Kern decided she no longer...more
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Dr Kern is elitist, classist, and rude. She disparages patient's parents behind their backs.
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Dr. Kern was outstandingly professional and very friendly. My six year old daughter trusted her since she explained everything she was doing and why she did. We were sent to Dr. Kern with a concerning pre-diagnosis and in no time but through thorough examination she was able to tell us what was...more
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Dr. Kern is an amazing pediatric opthamologist. The appointments do take a long time (sometimes up to 2 1/2 hours) because the children are given multiple eye exams, sometimes refraction, etc. but the patient is told this before their appointment. Don't you want your child to have an accurate...more
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The best pediatric ophthalmologist in town. Dr. Kern is the only eye doctor I would take my kids to. Yes, you often have to wait for an appointment. There's a reason she's busy. If you'd rather go to a doctor who can see you the next day, ask yourself why they're not busy.
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