Jacksonville Ophthalmologists

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

1325 San Marco Blvd #900, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA

(904) 346-3506

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Amit Chokshi, MD, is a graduate of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. After completing his residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Chokshi completed refractive and corneal surgery fellowships at Laser and Corneal Surgery Associates and... More
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How to Choose a Jacksonville Ophthalmologist

  1. Referrals and Recommendations: Start by asking your primary care doctor for recommendations. You can also ask friends, family members, or colleagues who have had positive experiences with ophthalmologists. Online reviews and forums can provide additional insights.
  2. Check Credentials: Ensure that the ophthalmologist is board-certified. This certification indicates that the doctor has the necessary training, skills, and experience to provide eye care.
  3. Experience and Specialization: Depending on your specific needs, consider the ophthalmologist’s experience and specialization. Some ophthalmologists specialize in certain conditions or surgeries, so make sure their expertise aligns with your needs.
  4. Hospital Affiliations: Check which hospitals or clinics the ophthalmologist is affiliated with. This can give you an idea of the quality of care and resources available to them.
  5. Availability and Location: Consider the location of the ophthalmologist’s office. It’s important for convenience, especially if you require frequent visits. Also, inquire about their appointment availability and waiting times.
  6. Communication Style: During your first consultation, pay attention to how the ophthalmologist communicates. They should be willing to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain procedures in a way that’s easy to understand.
  7. Technology and Facilities: Check if the ophthalmologist’s clinic is equipped with modern technology for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Advanced equipment can enhance the quality of care.
  8. Insurance Coverage: If you have health insurance, confirm that the ophthalmologist is covered by your plan. This will help you avoid unexpected out-of-pocket expenses.
  9. Personal Comfort: Trust your instincts. You should feel comfortable and at ease with the ophthalmologist you choose. A good doctor-patient relationship is crucial for effective treatment.
  10. Cost and Payment Options: Inquire about the cost of visits, procedures, and tests. Additionally, ask about payment options, such as installment plans, if needed.
  11. Online Research: Look up the ophthalmologist’s online presence, including their website, social media profiles, and any articles or research they may have published. This can give you further insights into their expertise and approach to eye care.
  12. Second Opinion: If you’re unsure about a diagnosis or treatment plan, don’t hesitate to seek a second opinion. It’s your right to ensure you’re making an informed decision about your eye health.