Douglas F. Greer, MD PC
1200 G St., NW, Suite 800
Washington DC 20005
at Metro Center
Eye Emergency Hotline and
Fellow/Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
The Downtown Ophthalmology Center is conveniently located in the McGraw-Hill Building at 1200 G Street NW, in the heart of bustling downtown Washington. It is directly above the Metro Center subway stop, where the Red, Orange, and Blue lines converge and just a short walk from the Gallery Place stop where the Red, Green and Yellow lines meet. There is metered street parking and many parking garages are nearby.
At our Metro Center location, we are the only private ophthalmology practice in the downtown area between the White House and the Capitol, yet conveniently accessible to patients from other parts of Washington DC as well as the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.
Our practice provides comprehensive ophthalmological care — ranging from contact lenses and glasses vision correction to the diagnosis and treatment of emergent and chronic eye disorders — to people of all ages. We strive, when indicated, to schedule patients without delay, to take the time required for both diagnosis and treatment, and to educate patients about their eye conditions, stressing prevention and helping them to maintain good eye health and vision in the context of their overall health status.
DOUGLAS F. GREER, MD
Dr. Greer received his Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his Medical degree from Columbia University in New York. After interning at the Roosevelt Hospital in NYC and serving two years in the U.S. Navy as a Ship’s Doctor/General Medical Officer, he received his training in ophthalmology at the Edward Harkness Eye Institute, also at Columbia. He opened his ophthalmology practice in Washington DC in 1975. Since then, in addition to general ophthalmology, his areas of interest have included eye emergencies, contact lenses, dry eyes, glaucoma, cataract, use of lasers in ophthalmology, nutritional deficiencies (e.g., magnesium, Omega-3 PUFA), and the pros/cons of LASIK. Off hours, Dr. Greer enjoys his family, tennis, music (violin) and writing.
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I was experiencing loss of sight and found Dr. Greer on the web as the closest ophthalmologist to my office. He quickly agreed to an emergency appointment and, long story short, diagnosed a detached retina. He diligently searched for a retina surgeon who could see me immediately and made several calls until he found one close to my home location. By 5PM that afternoon, I was on an operating table. Dr. Greer was responsive, professional and very thorough. Highly recommended.
11/9/2012I went to Dr. Greer for a second opinion for my Stye. After the first doctor told me i needed plastic surgery to remove the stye since it was close to my tear ducts. I saw Dr. Greer and he immediately gave me options and before i left his office he drained the stye. Within a few hours i was back to normal. Dr Greer was my best choice and he delivered results.4http://www.yelp.com/biz/douglas-f-greer-md-washington 8/7/2012Dr. Greer and his assistant have a very friendly and informal way of doing the consult, which is very comfortable and relaxed. I went in because I had an infection on my eyelid (for 2-1/2 weeks), but he also did a thorough examination of my eyes, not just the eyelid. He also gave me written information on nutrition and lifestyle choices for taking care of your eyes, as well as a bottle of magnesium supplements.! 5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 6/17/2012This was one of my better experiences with a medical office. Dr. Greer is genuinely interested in his patients, takes a full medical history and does a very thorough examination. In the course of my appointment he discovered that my glasses had been made incorrectly. His new prescription corrected the problem completely. His office is small and friendly, and you leave with the sense of having been genuinely helped.5http://www.wellness.com/reviews/1924517/douglas-f-greer-md-ophthalmology-ophthalmologist 5/22/2012This was my first visit to Dr. Greer's office, and I am highly impressed. He is one of the most thorough and professional doctors i have met in DC. I had come in due to pink-eye reinfection. Seriously, who gets pink-eye at 29? I thought pink eye is for kids! But I digress. Dr. Greer did a thorough examination, including a side vision test, pupil dilation, a battery of visual exams, and a re-examination of my current eye glass prescription. He also asked me detailed and thoughtful questions not only about my current condition but also any past history of illness. He even found that I have mild astigmatism, something that many other doctors in the past have failed to figure out. His office is in a building right across from the Metro Center. One thing to note is that he will not directly take your insurance information. 5http://www.yelp.com/biz/douglas-f-greer-md-washington 4/16/2012Have been visiting ophthamologists since I was eight years old, which is quite a while, and he gave me the most thorough exam I've ever had. Truly knowledgeable and caring doctor, and I will definitely be back and recommend him to friends and family. Location was also easy, with convenient parking and also Metro convenience.5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 2/7/2012Got an appointment quickly. They were ready for me when I arrived and the examination was very complete and sensitive. Dr. Greer discussed his findings with me, prescribed medications, and answered all my questions. I wish all doctors were like this!5http://www.superpages.com/bp/Washington-DC/Douglas-Greer-MD-L2065161604.htm 6/21/2011I was able to get an appointment quickly and without any hassle when I had an emergency. The service was careful, considerate, and efficient. I am very grateful and will certainly return.5http://www.wellness.com/reviews/1924517/douglas-f-greer-md-ophthalmology-ophthalmologist 5/22/2011I went into my visit with Dr. Greer really afraid I had a serious problem. His examination was extremely detailed and careful, and at the end he explained my situation, prescribed medication, and instructed me on how how to take care of my eyes. At my follow-up, the problem was completely resolved. What a relief! I will definitely return.5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 5/20/2011The location at Metro Center is great! So convenient! Got an appointment promptly and really appreciated the thorough examination, thoughtful explanation, and successful treatment. Very good experience!5http://www.yelp.com/biz/douglas-f-greer-md-washington 3/6/2011Very thorough examination, careful explanation of my condition, and successful treatment. So yes, I`m really pleased with my visits to Dr. Greer. 5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 1/24/2011Dr. Greer is a highly skilled diagnostician who spends as much time as needed to get at the root of a patient's problem. He is gentle, thoughtful, and generous in sharing information with patients so that they can better care for their conditions and prevent eye damage.5http://www.locateadoc.com/douglas-greer/comments 1/23/2011Dr. Greer gave me the best eye exam I've ever had, explaining everything as we went along. I really appreciated being treated like an intelligent person. And his prices are very reasonable, especially for an uninsured person.5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 4/3/2010I have had several appointments with Dr. Greer. He is careful, thorough, not rushed and spends as much time as needed to explain what is happening and answer questions. His office is small but cheerful and efficient. Patients feel welcome and appreciated. My condition has improved greatly in his care. I would definitely recommend Dr. Greer. He did the most comprehensive eye exam I have ever had.5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html 10/1/2009I have been a patient for over 30 years because I always felt Dr. Greer gave very detailed and attentive care. My eyesight has improved greatly under his care and he solved a problem for me that other specialists had failed to address.5http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Douglas_Greer.html