Scottsdale Ophthalmologists

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

9201 E Mountain View Rd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA

(480) 661-1600

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Tariq Qamar, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, graduating with Highest Distinction as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Qamar remained in Kansas to attend the University of Kansas School of Medicine on an... More
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How to Choose a Scottsdale Ophthalmologist

  1. Ask for Recommendations: Start by asking your primary care physician, family, friends, or colleagues for recommendations. Personal referrals can provide valuable insights into the quality of care an ophthalmologist provides.
  2. Check Credentials and Experience: Research the ophthalmologist’s credentials, education, training, and experience. Look for board certification in ophthalmology and any specialized areas of expertise.
  3. Review Online Reviews and Ratings: Online review platforms and healthcare websites often have patient reviews and ratings for healthcare providers, including ophthalmologists. Keep in mind that individual experiences can vary, but this can provide you with a general sense of patient satisfaction.
  4. Consult Professional Organizations: Check if the ophthalmologist is a member of reputable professional organizations, such as the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Membership in such organizations can indicate a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.
  5. Consider Specializations: Depending on your specific eye condition or needs, you might want to choose an ophthalmologist who specializes in a particular area, such as refractive surgery, glaucoma, retina, or pediatric ophthalmology.
  6. Hospital Affiliations: Find out which hospitals or clinics the ophthalmologist is affiliated with. Affiliation with reputable medical institutions can reflect the ophthalmologist’s credibility.
  7. Availability and Location: Consider the ophthalmologist’s office location and their availability. Choosing an ophthalmologist who is conveniently located and has office hours that fit your schedule can make appointments more manageable.
  8. Communication Style: During your first visit or consultation, pay attention to how the ophthalmologist communicates with you. A good ophthalmologist should be willing to listen to your concerns, explain your condition and treatment options clearly, and answer any questions you have.
  9. Technology and Equipment: Inquire about the technology and equipment the ophthalmologist uses for diagnosis and treatment. Advanced technology can often lead to more accurate assessments and treatments.
  10. Insurance Coverage: If you have health insurance, ensure that the ophthalmologist you’re considering is within your insurance network. This will help you avoid unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses.
  11. Trust Your Instincts: After meeting the ophthalmologist and considering all the above factors, trust your instincts. Choose someone with whom you feel comfortable and confident about the care you’ll receive.
  12. Second Opinion: If you’re unsure about a diagnosis or treatment plan, don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion. Reputable ophthalmologists will respect your decision to get a second perspective.