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Dr. Forrest Ellis, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology*
4.2 (10)
Map Pin Small Falls Church, VA
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34 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Forrest Ellis, MD

Dr. Forrest Ellis, MD is a Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist in Falls Church, VA. They specialize in Pediatric Ophthalmology, has 34 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Ellis, completed a residency at Wills Eye Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Ellis an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Ellis works at Northern Virginia Ophthalmology in Falls Church, VA with other offices in Fairfax, VA and Alexandria, VA. They frequently treat conditions like Strabismus along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Ellis' Office Locations

  1. 1
    Northern Virginia Ophthalmology Associates
    6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 250, Falls Church, VA 22042 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 534-3900
  2. 2
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    3975 Fair Ridge Dr Ste S100, Fairfax, VA 22033 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 620-2701
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    Northern Virginia Ophthalmology
    6363 Walker Ln Ste 150, Alexandria, VA 22310 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (703) 922-0906

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  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

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    About Dr. Forrest Ellis, MD

    Specialties*
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 34 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1609971126
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Wills Eye Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • St Vincent Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
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    Undergraduate School
    • Indiana University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Ellis has seen patients for Strabismus, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Ellis on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    10 patients have reviewed Dr. Ellis. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Ellis.

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