Lexington Ophthalmologists

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

2353 Alexandria Dr #260, Lexington, KY 40504, USA

(859) 224-2655

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Dr. Ferguson received his B.A. degree in Mathematics from Duke University, graduating magna cum laude in 1976. He received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1980, where he was awarded the Lex Souter King Memorial Scholarship. He interned at Presbyterian... More
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How to Choose a Lexington Ophthalmologist

  1. Check Qualifications and Credentials: Research the ophthalmologist’s credentials, including their medical degree, training, and certifications. Make sure they are board-certified and have the necessary qualifications to practice ophthalmology.
  2. Ask for Recommendations: Ask your primary care physician, friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations. Personal experiences can help you find a reputable ophthalmologist.
  3. Research Experience and Specialization: Ophthalmologists may have different areas of specialization, such as cornea and external disease, glaucoma, retina, pediatric ophthalmology, etc. Depending on your specific needs, you may want to choose an ophthalmologist with experience in your area of concern.
  4. Check Online Reviews: Look for online reviews and ratings of the ophthalmologist. Websites like Healthgrades, Google Reviews, and Yelp can provide insights into the experiences of other patients.
  5. Consider Location and Accessibility: Choose an ophthalmologist whose office is conveniently located and easily accessible. Regular follow-up appointments and treatments will be more manageable if the office is nearby.
  6. Evaluate the Clinic/Hospital: Consider the quality of the clinic or hospital where the ophthalmologist practices. A reputable and well-equipped facility can contribute to better care.
  7. Meet for a Consultation: Schedule a consultation to meet the ophthalmologist in person. This will give you a chance to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and gauge their communication style and bedside manner.
  8. Ask Questions: Prepare a list of questions to ask during the consultation. Some questions to consider include:
    • What is your experience treating my specific condition?
    • What treatment options do you recommend?
    • What is the expected outcome of the treatment?
    • What are the potential risks and complications?
    • How do you handle emergencies or after-hours care?
  9. Evaluate Communication: It’s important to choose an ophthalmologist who communicates clearly and takes the time to address your questions and concerns. Effective communication is essential for a successful doctor-patient relationship.
  10. Insurance and Cost: Check whether the ophthalmologist accepts your health insurance. Understand the costs associated with visits, tests, and treatments, and clarify any financial aspects before starting treatment.
  11. Trust Your Instincts: Trust your gut feeling after meeting with the ophthalmologist. If you feel comfortable and confident in their abilities, it’s a positive sign.
  12. Consider Personal Preferences: Some people have personal preferences such as a certain gender of the doctor or specific language skills. Take these preferences into account when making your decision.