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

420 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

420 Ratings, 291 Comments

May 17, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is always thorough and always listens to his patients concerns.

May 9, 2023

May 8, 2023

Apr 27, 2023
EXCELLENT!!! 10 out of 10!!

Apr 11, 2023
Great Dr and office care. Everything is on time and you get to spend quality time with the Dr as well.

Apr 11, 2023
It’s always a pleasure to see Dr. Garfinkel. He is welcoming, answers my questions, the staff is nice to work with, and I don’t spend much time in waiting rooms.

Mar 29, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is knowledgeable, efficient and friendly. He immediately put me at ease.

Mar 24, 2023
Very happy with Dr Garfinkle’s care.

Mar 22, 2023
Hey, Dr. Garfield has treated me for over 20 years. Simply said, “he is the best!“

Mar 8, 2023
Dr. Garfunkel provides excellent care. He’s patient and takes time to explain all processes/tests, medication, and potential outcome. Very satisfied with his care.

Feb 21, 2023
As usual, Dr. Garfinkle is thorough, professional, pleasant and explains everything to me

Feb 16, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel is an outstanding physician who is also friendly and approachable and takes the time to thoroughly answer questions in laymen's terms. He has treated 2 retinal tears for me, and I follow up with him every 6 months. I highly recommend Dr. Garfinkel and his practice.

Feb 9, 2023
I appreciate the efficiency and professionalism of the Retina Group practice on Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, and the support from Dr. Garfinkel. My friend Claire has had the same kind of experience.

Feb 9, 2023
Excellent, as always. Professional,friendly and knowledegable.

Feb 9, 2023
I was taken back for the beginning of my examinations immediately upon arrival. After numbing and dilation, a pressure and vision test were performed. After those tests I was escorted to waiting area and almost immediately pictures were taken of my retinas. Then escorted to another waiting area to wait for Dr Garfinkle. I was called to the exam room almost immediately to wait for the Dr. who arrived about 5 minutes later. My exam was completed and sent to checkout for payment and arrange for a future appointment. This whole process took less than 45 minutes from start to finish. GREAT SERVICE!

Feb 1, 2023
Always excellent! As I age and Macular degeneration becomes more of a problem Dr Garfinkel has kept my eyesight very good! I feel very fortunate to be his patient.

Feb 1, 2023
Would highly recommend Dr. Garfinkel.

Jan 27, 2023
I've been seeing Dr. Garfinkle for around 30 years. He's always been careful to show me the retinal scans, explain everything, answer any questions I might have, He's pleasant to talk to and I've never had a long wait in his office. The office staff are pleasant, helpful and attentive.

Jan 19, 2023
Very knowledgeable and personal. He and his team got me through everything quickly and efficiently.

Jan 19, 2023
As usual a pleasant experience with staff and technicians and the Doctor!

Jan 12, 2023
As always Dr. Garfinkel handled our interaction professionally and answered all of my questions.

Jan 12, 2023
As I have come to expect over the years, I have great confidence in Dr. Garfinkel and the Retina staff. I greatly appreciate the professionalism of all concerned.

Jan 11, 2023
He is the best

Jan 10, 2023
Dr. Garfinkel and his staff are on time, take care in explaining things to the patient and answering any questions the patient may have. I know that I have an excellent doctor who is up to date in his profession.

Jan 8, 2023
As always, Dr Garfinkel took time to explain to me just what was going on and what the next step should be. His manner is always friendly and courteous. I am always glad to see him.

Dec 14, 2022
This was again a first-rate experience with Dr. Garfinkel!

Dec 14, 2022
Dr. Garfinkel has cared for my eye issues since 2017. I don't think I could ask for better care.

Dec 2, 2022
I have been a patient with Dr. Garfinkel for several years. He is monitoring a condition that I have, and he is interested and responsive during each of our visits. I know that I can count on him to observe any changes and treat me further if it is needed.

Nov 12, 2022
Dr. Garfinkel has been treating my left eye that has retinal vein cloud kindly, patiently, and successfully to date.

Oct 19, 2022
Dr Garfinkel is a STAR. Best ever. His only shortcoming is that his opthomologic competence has not solved my inability to continually make 30 foot putts. He’s working on it!

Oct 5, 2022
the best if not the best HE IS THE BEST

Sep 21, 2022
Dr Garfinkel and his staff are efficient, informative and easy to converse with.

Aug 26, 2022
As usual, Dr Garfinkle was professional, personable and informative

Aug 26, 2022
Dr. Garfinkel listens to me and considers my feelings and my medical situation. He is compassionate and extremely skilled at what he does.

Aug 24, 2022
Very competent

Aug 18, 2022
Excellent doctor. Both my wife and I have the highest regard for Dr. Garfinkel. Very thorough, personable and takes time to explain everything.

Aug 18, 2022
Excellent as usual

Aug 18, 2022
Dr. Garfinkel is a gem. Patient, kind and quick.

Aug 18, 2022
Dr Garfunkel is an outstanding doctor. His attention to his examinations is thorough and efficient. He always provides detailed reports of his findings and recommendations for future actions. No question is ever left unanswered. I highly recommend him for anyone requiring a Retina specialist.

Aug 18, 2022
Dr, Garfinkel was professional, friendly, and ensured I understood each exam and each step of the testing process. He also took time to answer all my questions. There was no rush. I understood and felt comfortable with the next steps of my care.

Aug 11, 2022
great care

Aug 9, 2022
Doctor Garfinkel take always a good care of my eyes fir the follow up of my retina detachment every year . Im really intrust with him and recommend to people who have the same type of problem to contact him .

Aug 5, 2022
Very smooth.

Aug 5, 2022
Dr Garfinkel is very caring and professional.

Aug 5, 2022
My appointment was excellent. The entire time of my time there was completely professional and I was treated with excellent care. Keep up the five stars work!!!

Aug 5, 2022
I am very appreciative of Dr. Garfinkel's monitoring of the macula hole in my left eye every 6 months. He has years of experience and expertise.

Aug 4, 2022
He always explains what problem he finds after examination. Thank U very much.

Aug 4, 2022
Dr Garfinkle explained what he was doing throughout the exam and listened to my concerns.

Aug 4, 2022
very professional and always showing that the care of the patient is the number 1 priority.

Aug 3, 2022
Excellent doctor. He provided a thorough exam and a very good explanations of the results.