Namratha Turlapati, MD| Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology | MedStar Health

Namratha Turlapati, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (868 reviews)

Specialties: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Languages: Spanish, Telugu, English

301-464-2864

About me

Namratha Turlapati, MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist whose practice is dedicated to adult comprehensive ophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology.  She has additional fellowship specialty training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. She sees patients for adult and pediatric strabismus, amblyopia, blocked tear ducts, cataracts, diabetes, and macular degeneration.
 
Dr. Turlapati takes a comprehensive approach to the treatment of these complications through the use of medical and surgical techniques, aiming to optimize the safety of patients when any kind of surgery is necessary. Her clinical interests include medical and surgical management of adult and pediatric strabismus, cataract, and refractive surgery. Her research interests include retinopathy of prematurity.
 
Dr. Turlapati received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School before doing an internship program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She then completed residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Children's National Medical Center.
 
 



Philosophy of Care
 
"My practice is very comprehensive. I see patients of all ages, beginning with newborns. My intention is to treat every patient as if they were a family member. It is important to me that my patients feel informed about their conditions and their treatment options. Through conversation, I create a safe space, where my patients feel comfortable and put their trust in me.
 
I take a thoughtful approach to the diagnosis and medical needs of my patients. For this reason, I counsel my patients in treatment options that are the safest and fastest ways to improve their vision."

Clinical areas of focus

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Iritis
  • Pterygium
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Abnormal Pupil Function
  • Abnormalities Of The Eyes
  • Absence Of Eye
  • Accommodation
  • Acute Inflammation Of Orbit
  • Agenesis Of Eye
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Aniseikonia
  • Anisocoria
  • Anisometropia
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Anterior Uveitis In Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakic Bullous Keratopathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blind In One Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blood Clot In Eye
  • Blood In Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Buphthalmos
  • Cataract
  • Choroidal Neovascularization
  • Ciliary Body Degeneration
  • Color Blindness
  • Complications Of Lasik
  • Congenital Cranial Nerve 7 Palsy
  • Conjunctival Burn
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Contact Lens Induced Corneal Edema
  • Contact Lens Infections
  • Contact Lens Related Problems
  • Corneal And Conjunctival Tumors
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disorders Of The Vitreous
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Epiretinal Membrane
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Complications Of Wegener
  • Eye Inflammation
  • Eye Pain
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Malposition
  • Eyelid Trauma
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Failed Vision Screening
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body (CORNEA)
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glaucoma
  • Grave's Disease
  • Growth On Eye
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections
  • Herpes Simplex With Ophthalmic Complication
  • Herpes Zoster Eye Infections
  • Inflammation Of The Eyelid
  • Intermediate Uveitis
  • Intraocular Tumors
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laceration Of Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Melanoma Of Eye
  • Myopia
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Inflammatory Diseases
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ocular Surface Diseases
  • Ophthalmic Trauma
  • Optic Nerve Disease
  • Optic Neve Hypoplasia
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Orbital Fractures
  • Orbital Inflammatory Syndromes
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Papilledema
  • Presbyopia
  • Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma
  • Pseudophakia
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Pterygium
  • Punctal Stenosis
  • Red Eye
  • Refraction For Eyeglasses
  • Refractive Amblyopia
  • Refractive Errors
  • Retinal And Choroidal Tumors
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Ruptured Vessel Of Eye
  • Scleritis
  • Sensitivity To Light
  • Sjogrens
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sudden Vision Loss
  • Unexplained Tearing
  • Unexplained Vision Loss
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Viral Conjunctivitis
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Changes
  • Visual Discomfort
  • Visual Disturbance
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Impairment
  • Xerophthalmia
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Procedures I perform

  • Accommodating Lens Implant
  • Arterial Biopsy
  • Astigmatism Lenses
  • Cataract Removal
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Contact Lenses
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Diode Laser Cyclophotocoagulation
  • Electroretinogram
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Eye Health
  • General Eye Care
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Microsurgery
  • Multifocal Lens Implant
  • No Stitch Cataract Surgery
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Prescription Eyeglasses
  • Punctal Plugs For Dry Eyes
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Replacement Of Contact Lens
  • Retina And Vitreous Surgery
  • Soft And Hard Contact Lens Exams
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Vision Testing And Screening In Young Children
  • Visual Electrophysiology
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB South 420
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-8550

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4000 Mitchellville Road
Suite B128
Bowie, MD, 20716

301-464-1192

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3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
PHC Lower Level
Washington, DC, 20007

202-444-4448

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8630 Fenton Street
Suite Plaza
Silver Spring, MD, 20910

301-565-0222

Fax 301-585-9050

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3305 North Leisure World Boulevard
Silver Spring, MD, 20906

301-598-1590

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010

301-464-1192

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Fax 301-464-2864

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Kaiser Maryland Medicaid MCO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Choice Care Network/HUMANA (PPO)
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthy Families
    • AmeriHealth Caritas DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Amerigroup DC Healthy Families
    • Amerigroup DC Alliance
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Navigate
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA

Education

Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin (2015)

Graduate: Northwestern University Dental School-CLOSED Office of the Registrar (2011)

News and publications

Failure of Goniosurgery associated with Sturge Weber Syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2020 Nov;57(6):384-387.  Helen H. Yeung, Steven A Kane, Namratha Turlapati, Jane Song Nzuna, David Walton.



Perioperative Management of Pediatric Glaucoma Surgery. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2020 ;60(3):135-140.  Helen H. Yeung, Alaa S. Bou Ghannam, Namratha Turlapati, David Walton.



I Have a Bump. J  Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2018 Sep;55(5):284.  Namratha Turlapati.



 



 



 



 


Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.7
  • Mar 28, 2024

    The whole experience was good

  • Mar 26, 2024

    Good

  • Mar 22, 2024

    I liked the quality conversation on my condition