Phoenix Ophthalmologists

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

18325 North Allied Way ste 100, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA

(602) 467-4966

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Dr. Robert R. McCulloch is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology and the Senior Cataract Surgeon with Horizon Eye Specialist & Lasik Center, having performed over 10,000 Lasik, and refractive treatments, as well as 20,000 cataract or corneal transplant procedures. As a specialist... More
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How to Choose a Phoenix Ophthalmologist

  1. Check Qualifications and Credentials: Look for ophthalmologists who are board-certified and have completed their education and training from reputable medical institutions. You can usually find this information on their clinic’s website or by contacting their office.
  2. Ask for Recommendations: Start by asking your primary care doctor, friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations. Personal referrals can provide valuable insights into the doctor’s bedside manner, expertise, and overall patient experience.
  3. Research Online: Use online resources such as doctor rating websites, health directories, and review platforms to gather information about ophthalmologists in your area. Keep in mind that online reviews can sometimes be biased, so read multiple reviews to get a balanced perspective.
  4. Specialization and Expertise: Ophthalmology is a diverse field with various subspecialties such as cornea, retina, glaucoma, pediatric ophthalmology, and more. Depending on your specific eye condition, you might want to find an ophthalmologist who specializes in that area.
  5. Check Hospital Affiliations: Find out which hospitals or medical centers the ophthalmologist is affiliated with. Affiliation with reputable medical institutions can indicate a certain level of expertise and quality of care.
  6. Experience: In addition to checking credentials, consider the ophthalmologist’s years of experience in practice. More experienced doctors might have encountered a wider range of cases and developed a higher level of skill.
  7. Communication Style: The way a doctor communicates and interacts with patients is crucial. Schedule a consultation to meet the ophthalmologist and see if you feel comfortable discussing your concerns and asking questions. Clear communication is essential for effective medical care.
  8. Technology and Facilities: Look for ophthalmologists who use up-to-date technology and have modern facilities. This can be important for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment options.
  9. Location and Accessibility: Consider the location of the ophthalmologist’s office and the convenience of getting there. It’s also important to check if the office is accessible to individuals with mobility issues.
  10. Insurance Coverage: If you have health insurance, make sure the ophthalmologist is covered by your plan. This will help you avoid unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.
  11. Personal Compatibility: Trust your instincts. Choose an ophthalmologist with whom you feel comfortable and confident. A good doctor-patient relationship is vital for your overall experience and health outcomes.
  12. Initial Consultation: Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, schedule an initial consultation. Use this opportunity to discuss your medical history, ask questions about the doctor’s approach, and evaluate if the ophthalmologist is a good fit for your needs.