Dr. Salim Butrus, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Butrus
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Eye Center On Capital Hill

650 Pennsylvania Ave Se Ste 270 Washington, DC 20003

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Dr. Salim Butrus, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Amer U Beirut medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Medstar Washington Hospital Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Butrus to book an appointment.


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4.2

Based on 31 ratings

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I have been a patient of Dr. Butrus for several years. I've had cataract surgery on both eyes. Several of my friends are also patients of Dr. Butrus. He has a good chairside manner and personality. His office staff is professional and patient friendly. I would recommend others to Dr. Butrus.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jul 24, 2020
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He performed cataract surgery four months ago. So far, everything has worked out well. Recovery was relatively quick and painless and the following day, was amazed to have 20/20 vision. Accessing an appointment has always been very easy, and have rarely had to wait. Office staff has been very pleasant. Dr. Butrus can be a bit rushed and seem distant, but not complaints about the results of his work.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 25, 2020
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I had a yearly eye exam covered by my insurance so I went to see for the first time Dr. Butrus. He insisted in giving me more exams, but i didn't want to pay hundreds dollars extra, I had to repeat myself several times to telling that i didn't want extra tests just the yearly exam to get my new glasses prescription. After that he told me not to worry, we do some eye exams and finish with the dilated fundus exam. Dilating the eyes is a central part of this last exam. It involves the administration of two or three drops directly into the eye. You pupil get so dilated that any light beam is painful, and the effect last for couple hours. I have NOT been notified before the appointment about this test and i had not brought or anybody gave me any sunglasses! I had to leave the examination with a big headache due to the over dilation of my eyes and i couldn't even open my eyes correctly because i had no filter to help with the light beams. But Dr. Butrus told me it was normal, i should not wo
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 19, 2019
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Performed LASIK Surgery on my eyes in 2012 and my eyes are doing great.
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Nov 07, 2018
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Wonderful experience with cataract surgery on both eyes. Great experience! Wonderful and friendly technicians and office staff. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Norma Seiver in Washington, DC – Aug 27, 2018
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My wallet was stolen including a copy of my eyeglass prescription. I was able to replace all cards replaced within two weeks, except for my eyeglass prescription. I am NOT buying new eyeglasses. Dr. Butrus’ office initially said that it is ILLEGAL (later retracted) to give me a copy of my three year old prescription. I called for an explanation and was not given a satisfactory response. I was told that to get a copy, I needed a new prescription ($250+).
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Jay Adelstein in Washington, DC – Jun 12, 2017
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I arrived a few minutes early, waited about 10 minutes & was taken back to an examination room. Dr. Butrus had another patient, but he stuck his head in to say he would see me in a few minutes. He saw me in just a few minutes. The staff are very people friendly and you are immediately put at ease when you enter the office. The staff all work well together. Dr. Buturs is a very people friendly ophthalmologist. He also has a great sense of humor. Office is near Eastern Market Subway. GOOD!
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Arlene G in Temple Hills, MD – Aug 03, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Butrus' for several years. I'm appreciative of his knowledge, his bedside manner,personality and demeanor. His office setting is that of a family setting. You feel at home and not like you're at the doctor's office.
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A. Queen in Washington, DC – Jul 14, 2016
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Dr. Butrus is a great doctor. Very knowledgeable and attentive. He never rushes and takes time with each patient.
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Gloria in Washington, DC – Jul 12, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Salim Butrus, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Washington, DC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Amer...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Geo Washington University Hospital
Residency Hospital
Lsu Health Science Center University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Amer U Beirut
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

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Dr. Butrus' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Dr. Butrus treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Butrus treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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Dr. Butrus treats Eyelid Disorders more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Butrus treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis
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Dr. Butrus treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Butrus treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Butrus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diplopia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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(202) 544-1900

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Locations

Eye Center On Capital Hill

Eye Center On Capital Hill650 Pennsylvania Ave Se Ste 270 Washington, DC 20003
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Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Washington, DC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

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