Dr. Richard Garfinkel, MD

Dr. Richard Garfinkel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
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Dr. Richard Garfinkel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

600 N WOLFE ST

Baltimore, MD 21287

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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)
  • MultiPlan

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Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Garfinkel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garfinkel "I pride myself on my commitment to quality; my patients expect and deserve that. We are regarded as the best in the field and we accept the responsibility of setting the standard for medical treatment and patient care. And we can't rest on our laurels. We need to maintain that quality in everything we do." Dr. Garfinkel is a graduate of the Honors program at the University of Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his studies at the New York University School of Medicine—where he received his Doctor of Medicine—before returning to Michigan for his residency at the W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He then completed a fellowship in Vitreoretinal Diseases with the Associated Retinal Consultants at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the William Beaumont Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology with licenses from the states of Virginia and Maryland and the District of Columbia, Dr. Garfinkel has hospital appointments at Washington Hospital Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and the Friendship Surgery Center. He also is a clinical assistant professor at Georgetown University Hospital and has a courtesy appointment at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Garfinkel is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and serves on its Practice Management Committee. He is also a member of the University of Michigan W.K. Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board. Dr. Garfinkel has published articles in numerous publications and has generated more than 40 abstracts and presentations in his professional career. He is active in clinical research, having been the principle investigator in many national multi-center clinical trials and the sub-investigator in more than 25 additional research studies. He has received Honor Awards from the American Society of Retinal Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and has been named a Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor" and a "Best Doctor in America." His alma mater has presented Dr. Garfinkel with the University of Michigan-Kellogg Eye Center Alumni Achievement Award as well as the Walter R. Parker Resident Teaching Award. He also is the recipient of the Professional Service Award from the Prevention of Blindness Society, where he has served as medical advisor to the group's macular degeneration network. In his free time, Dr. Garfinkel enjoys golf and running.

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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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

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • St Joseph Mercy Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Wayne St University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garfinkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garfinkel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garfinkel to family and friends
3.3
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Garfinkel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Burke, VA |
He was very professional and explained exactly what my condition was and answered my questions. I felt he gave me a very thorough exam and in fact I had a procedural test I had not had before which I believe is new and which helped pin-point my condition. I felt very confident in his diagnosis and prognosis. This was a new condition I saw him for after he did such a good job a couple of years ago when another situation developed. He is a nice guy who cares for his patients.
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  • Coventry Health Care
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Hospitals where Dr. Garfinkel has admitting privileges

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