Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel, MD


The Retina Group of Washington

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Directions

(301) 656-8100


4.9 out of 5

485 verified ratings

2 Locations

Chevy Chase, MD

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 656-8100 Directions

Fairfax, VA

8505 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300

Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 698-9335 Directions

485 Ratings, 347 Comments

Jun 12, 2024

Jun 5, 2024
Over the several months that I have been getting treatment, I have found Dr. Garfinkel to be informative, concerned about my comfort, and ready to answer any questions I may have.

May 24, 2024
Dr. Garfinkel is an excellent professional and human being. The experience of having your eyes "pinched" is not to pleasant, but he makes it better because he is caring.

May 24, 2024
Dr Garfinkel is not only an excellent physician, he is quite amiable and fun. My wife and I have been seeing him for many years.

May 14, 2024
The Dr. Was very knowledgeable and thorough with the testing , very good demeanor and friendly

Apr 30, 2024
Dr.Garfinkel is a first rate physician and human being!

Apr 18, 2024
Thorough and personable. Dr Garfinkel did not rush me through my exam and answered all my questions.

Apr 16, 2024
Dr. Garfinkel is excellent and a pleasure to visit. Dr. Garfinkel is very knowledgeable, caring and has a great personality. I always feel safe in his hands and know that I am receiving the best Retina care available.

Apr 9, 2024
Great confidence entrusting my vision to this doctor, as well as his partners, after a scary detached retina episode.

Apr 4, 2024
Excellent as usual. Professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.

Apr 3, 2024
I received excellent service. 👌

Mar 20, 2024
I have been seeing Dr Garfinkel for the past several years, starting with 2 retinal tears that he repaired with laser surgery. He always impresses me with his warmth and caring, while he is also very professional and competent and able to explain things in easily understandable language. I highly recommend him!

Mar 20, 2024
I am grateful for being in Dr. Garfinkel's care. He answers all my questions, and while the office is very busy, he does not make me feel he is in a rush. I am confident I am getting the best care possible when he looks at the health of my eyes.

Mar 14, 2024
I have been a patient for over 20 years. The staff is highly competent, and the office is well organized. Dr. Garfinkle is an excellent physician. He answers all questions clearly and is very responsive.

Mar 13, 2024
Quick in-and-out. Excellent appointment! Dr. Garfinkel is a good doctor who takes time to get to know his patients and then relates to them on a personal level. Great doc!

Feb 20, 2024
Professional; answered my questions

Feb 6, 2024
It was a courteous and Professional experience.

Feb 6, 2024
Dr. Garfinkel has been my doctor for approx. 20 years. Hopefully he will continue being my doctor for the next 20 years to come.

Jan 30, 2024
Dr. Garfinkel saw me for a same-day appointment referred by my regular doctor. His assistants and he explained their procedures and worked efficiently and carefully, showing concern for my comfort.

Jan 23, 2024
Dr. Garfinkel has been my opthamologist for many years . I have been and continue to be absolutely, totally pleased with his care.

Jan 18, 2024
Very professional and friendly staff. Of course the doctor is the best.

Dec 19, 2023
Very thorough, professional and friendly.

Dec 13, 2023
Always a pleasure seeing Dr. Garfinkel every six months. He is friendly, pleasant and extremely professional. He is always responsive to my questions and concerns. I have complete confidence in his judgements.

Nov 16, 2023
Excellent treatment as aways

Nov 16, 2023
Dr. "G" repaired my torn retina in 2015 and has been a superb 'follow-up' surgeon for me ever since. He patiently answers all my questions and takes the time to make show me the technical 'photos' that confirm all is going well. Top scores to all the support staff at the Retina Group of Washington as well. Love the free parking too!

Nov 9, 2023
Had to have shot. Not my favorite thing to happen but Dr G. did great job! Also has made available to buy pain eye drops which help any pain when I am home. Have been a patient for long time and very pleased with treatment I have received. Also all other support staff very kind and helpful.

Nov 8, 2023
A long term relationship, that is friendly, frank, and efficient.

Nov 1, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel has been my eye doctor through multiple eye operations and at 75 years old, my vision is perfect. He's also an affable person who explains things clearly, and also wears a shirt and tie like I wish I could! (That's just a joke between us.) Beyond Dr. G. the practice is well run with lots of upbeat staff. Someone looking for a vision practice you can't go wrong with RGW and absolutely Dr. Richard Garfinkel, MD.

Oct 31, 2023
Excellent service and staff, very personable doctor

Oct 5, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is excellent and very professional …. And stays on schedule!

Oct 4, 2023
Efficient and pleasant as always.

Sep 27, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is professional and has excellent bedside manners.

Sep 23, 2023
good service

Sep 21, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel and the staff are very polite, efficient and most importantly, highly skilled. I have been a [patient for many years and highly recommend this practice.

Sep 12, 2023
Very professional well over 25 years. The staff is also well trained. Dr. Garfinckel is the best.

Sep 12, 2023
Efficient, courteous and professional

Aug 29, 2023
As usual Dr Garfunkel is pleasant, patient and explains everything to me

Aug 25, 2023
staff and Doctor Garfinkle are caring and professional

Aug 24, 2023
I had a giant retina tear almost 10 years ago. Dr. Garfinkel operated on my eye, possibly saving my sight in that eye. Since then I go back once a year to have my eyes checked. He's very skilled and makes sure my eyes stay in good shape. I would recommend him to anyone needing retina surgery.

Aug 18, 2023
Very thorough and puctual. No long waiting.

Aug 16, 2023
Dr Garfinkel is an outstanding dr. Listens to patient and provides clear understanding responses. He also stays up to date on the latest developments in his area of expertise

Aug 16, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is always most pleasant. He explains clearly with the patient and is very gentle. I am grateful to be under his care.

Aug 15, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel has followed me for many years and I enjoy his easy approach with my condition. I am never able to convince him not to give me an injection when I need it. Dr. Garfinkel is professional and takes care of me always. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his expertiz.

Aug 15, 2023
Always a pleasant visit with Dr. Garfinkel. He is great doctor and a kind person.

Aug 15, 2023
Great experience - professional and personable

Jul 26, 2023

Jul 25, 2023
The whole office is excellent and Dr. Garfinkel is great! My husband went to him for many, many years, and now I'm going too. Dr. Garfinkel is very careful, considerate and good humored - qualities that endear him to patients!

Jul 20, 2023
Great doctor. Highly recommend!!!

Jul 20, 2023
Great retina surgeon. His work has resulted in years of no complications or issues. Very friendly and personable.

Jul 13, 2023
very good