Dr. Richard A. Garfinkel, MD

Ophthalmology

The Retina Group of Washington

5454 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 650

Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Directions

(301) 656-8100

www.rgw.com

4.9 out of 5

166 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

166 Ratings, 150 Comments


Jul 23, 2021
Dr. Garfinkel is a kind, gentle, and polished ophthalmologist.

Jul 19, 2021
Excellent as always.

Jul 15, 2021
Dr. Garfield is great. Calm, jovial, good at explaining things, and a true expert. I feel blessed to have him as a doctor and have been seeing him for quite a few years. The office is also very well run.

Jul 15, 2021
Grows on you…..no nonsense.

Jul 15, 2021
Dr Garfinkel is thorough and explains issues clearly and precisely. He gives a patient the confidence that his diagnosis and advice is very accurate based on years of experience. He has a very pleasant manner.

Jul 13, 2021
Dr. Garfinkel has treated me for two years with excellent results. Very kind and patient, explains everything carefully.

Jul 8, 2021
Dr Garfunkel was knowledgeable and informative.

Jul 7, 2021
As usual, very professional and detailed exam!!

Jun 22, 2021
As always, the visit was very pleasant from beginning to end.

Jun 17, 2021
Dr. Garfinkel is always very thorough in his exams and evaluations; he inspires confidence that he is always acting in the best interests of his patient. The staff in his practice are all very pleasant and professional, too. I highly recommend Dr. Garfinkel.

Jan 8, 2021
GREAT

Jan 5, 2021
It is always a pleasure meeting with Dr. Garfinkel!

Jan 5, 2021
Excellent doctor and staff!

Jan 4, 2021
Very positive!

Jan 4, 2021
Does he want me to return in a year?? The office didn’t reschedule me. Juliet Folger

Jan 4, 2021
As always, and I have been seeing Dr. Garfinkel for many years now, he was very engaging, informative, and encouraging. I could not be more pleased. Thank you, Dr. Garfinkel. Be and stay well.

Jan 4, 2021
Dr. Garfinkel is the best! The office is run very well with minimal wait times, unless there is an unanticipated patient issue. Very attentive to COVID-19 restrictions and sanitizing procedures. Love him!

Jan 4, 2021
In 2016, Dr. Garfinkel performed a vitrectomy on my left eye. The surgery was successful and, since then, my vision has been excellent. I visit Dr. Garfinkel for annual check ups. He is an extraordinary professional: thorough, explains conditions/processes clearly, and has a kind approach to care. I recommend him highly.

Jan 4, 2021
What a prince! Very important friends tell me he is the very best! Cheers and Blessings

Jan 4, 2021
Very professional

Jan 4, 2021
Always excellent with this physician!

Jan 4, 2021
Although there is always too long a wait (my appt was 8:30am and I didn’t see the doc until 9:30), Dr G’s care is always professional and thorough.

Oct 4, 2019
Excellent

Oct 4, 2019
very pleasant

Oct 4, 2019
Great

Oct 4, 2019
Dr. Garfinkle has been my Dr. for several years. He is a kind, caring human being - not just my doctor. He is concerned about my vision loss and continues to do everything possible to save what failing vision I have. I am happy to recommend him to any of my friends who are going through this sad stage of Macular Degeneration as I am.

Oct 3, 2019
As usual

Oct 2, 2019
.Dr. Garfinkel is always cheerful and makes, what could be a horrible experience, very tolerable..

Oct 2, 2019
All went smoothly with my visit. Appreciate his professionalism and that of the staff.

Oct 2, 2019
Dr. Garfinkel's staff is caring with warm smiles and the desire to have the patient feel comfortable. Dr. Garfinkel is highly professional and greets his patients with w armth, answers all questions, explains "x-rays" thoroughly, and has a quiet sense of humor which helps the patient to relax. I find him to be a highly excellent doctor .

Oct 2, 2019
Dr. Garfinkel is a very empathetic doctor who really cares how a patient is doing and listens well -- and he is a great surgeon.

Oct 1, 2019
Dr. Garfinkel is very professional, personable and a great doctor. He did emergency laser surgery on my eye due to a retina detachment 13 years ago. I go to him for a checkup yearly and have experienced no issues with my eye to date. I trust him completely and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an experienced retina doctor.

Oct 1, 2019
Service with care and smile

Oct 1, 2019
Dr. Garfinkel is professional, thorough and cares about his patients. He's the best.

Oct 1, 2019
Personable, talkative, reassuring.

Oct 1, 2019
A pleasant experience from the beginning, except the usual update to my insurance (which hasn't changed).

Sep 30, 2019
courteous & professional

Sep 30, 2019
He was thorough and explained my options clearly and candidly, helping me to make a choice that I'm comfortable with.

Sep 26, 2019
Dr. Garfinkel is everything you could possibly want in a doctor. He is kind, attentive, patient, gracious, and he listens to his patients. If there are questions, he explains carefully. As I said, he is all anyone could want - or hope to find- in a doctor.

Sep 26, 2019
Although he hast to give me a pellet injection in my eye he tries very hard to make it to make it tolerable experience The staff are all great also

Sep 26, 2019
Great

Sep 26, 2019
I've been going to Dr. Garfinkel for a couple years now. In the best possible way, I feel like I'm rating the whole office from front desk to lab/tech/photos to check-out: Dr. Garfinkel and his team are sharp, fast and fun. I feel confident with Dr. Garfinkel's assessment and treatment but I'm thrilled that my contributing to the dialogue is not only welcomed but assumed. It's a well-run shop and there are no hiccups as you're moved through the visit, which isn't always the case when you see a specialist. Just realized I've never even had a problem with my insurance in terms of this office, which is unheard of, and speaks to the professionalism all the way to the back office! Big fan. Thanks.

Sep 26, 2019
It's always a pleasure to see Dr.Garfinkel he always smiling and greats his patients with joy. I enjoyed my visit with him today as always pleasant staff that works along beside him.

Sep 25, 2019
Outstanding

Sep 25, 2019
On time, pleasant staff and Dr. G was very thorough and encouraging.

Sep 25, 2019
Great new office setting and very comfortable experience.

Sep 25, 2019
He is a Great doctor. I had retina surgery 20 years ago. Since that had no problem at all, and still go for checkup every year. He is the best.

Sep 25, 2019
He is super, personable, professional, and a great doctor.

Sep 25, 2019
All good except for extra long wait for pictures. It appears Justin has issues with Dr G's asst.

Sep 24, 2019
In early for an 8:00 am appointment; efficiently processed, screened and seen by Dr. Garfinkel on time; out the door and on the way home by 08:15.