AboutDr. Shawn Putman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wilson, NC. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Legal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Dr. Putman is affiliated with Wilson Medical Center, Nash General Hospital and Wilson Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Shawn Putman has the following 2 specialties
- Legal Medicine
Legal medicine specialists advise on a variety of laws and regulations regarding health care and public health. This include disability claims, hospital law, privacy laws and physicians’ obligations and liabilities. They typically have a medical degree and a law degree so they're able to address specific legal issues that apply to medical professionals, hospitals and clinics.
Compared to forensic medicine, which deals with determining cause of death in criminal investigations, they deal with issues that impact patient care and they’re also typically involved in assessing illegal substance use in athletes.
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
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- Cataract Surgery
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
Dr. Putman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Wilson Medical Center
1705 Tarboro St SW
Wilson, NC 27893
Nash General Hospital
2460 Curtis Ellis Dr
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
- Wilson Medical Center
- Nash General Hospital
25 Years Experience
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1992
Mount Sinai Medical Center