Bethesda Office (Main)
My primary office is located in Bethesda, Maryland on Wisconsin Avenue, two blocks south of NIH. I also have appointments one-half day per week at a second office in downtown Washington, DC.
8218 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Bethesda is my main office. All records are stored at this location, and all appointments are made from this office. Please address all correspondence and faxes to the Bethesda office. My phones are answered from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, however, I have appointments beginning at 8:00 AM. The last appointment of the day is at 4:40 PM. The photo to the right is a view of the Bethesda Medical Building from Wisconsin Avenue.
My building (Bethesda Medical Building) is located on Wisconsin Avenue just south of NIH. The best place to park is the Montgomery County Parking Garage located on Woodmont Avenue ($1.25/per hour meters). There is a back entrance to the building on Woodmont Avenue. Additionally, there is limited street parking on Wisconsin Avenue from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
*DO NOT PARK ON WISCONSIN AVENUE EVEN ONE MINUTE AFTER 3:30 PM OR YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED.
If you are riding the metro my office is located on the Red line, about a 15 minute walk from either the Medical Center Station or the Bethesda Station. For Bus or Metro routes, please call Metro at 202-637-7000 or visit the WMATA website. For Montgomery County Ride on Bus information, please call 311 (inside of Montgomery County, Maryland) or 240-777-7433 (outside of Montgomery County, Maryland) or visit the Montgomery County Department of Transportation website.
This photo shows the Woodmont entrance to my building.
No Longer Seeing Patients in Washington DC Office
Since 1984 I have had an office in DC and have reluctantly decided not to see patients at my DC location after May 1 2020. It has been a pleasure and an honor to provide my services to you over the years. I will continue to see patients at my primary office in Bethesda and I AM NOT RETIRING ANY TIME SOON! If Bethesda is convenient for you, I can continue your care at that location.
My primary goal is to ensure that you receive the best possible care. Over the years I have enjoyed working with my colleague, Dr. Andrew Adelson, and we have shared the same office since 1996. I know him to be an excellent and ethical ophthalmologist in addition to having a kind and gentle spirit. He specializes in glaucoma surgery but also provides care for general ophthalmology patients. Those patients I have referred for cataract or glaucoma surgery have been very pleased with the results. In addition, Dr. Adelson and I currently share the office at 1155 21st ST NW Suite M400 which provides you the convenience of a familiar location and Dr. Adelson will continue his DC location. Should you be interested, Dr. Adelson would be pleased to provide you excellent care after May 1. Dr Adelson does not take any vision insurance such as Davis Vision or UnitedHealthcare vision insurance but he does participate with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield among others. Dr Adelson can be reached at 202-496-9181.
If you need a copy of your medical records there are several options. If you make an appointment with another ophthalmologist/optometrist you can call our office and give us his or her fax number and we can fax your records. If you want to pick your records up or have them mailed please provide me with a written request addressed to the address below. In your request please specify whether you would like to receive the records via postal mail or pick up a copy yourself. I do not recommend email transmission because of the lack of security. If you want the records mailed there will be a $25.00 handling charge (the records will be sent priority mail so they can be tracked.) There is no charge if you want to pick them up in person at 8218 Wisconsin Ave. Suite P10, Bethesda, MD 20184 but you must call ahead of time to make an appointment to give us time to prepare the copies. Please bring a photo ID when you come to pick your records up.
Thank you for the privilege to care for your eyes. I wish you the very best.
George A. Patterson M.D.