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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
  • Accepted Insurance

  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • HealthLink
  • Anthem

Doctors in West County Ophthalmology

View all physicians that belong to West County Ophthalmology.

Ratings & Comments

46 ratings with 10 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of West County Ophthalmology when asked is excellent. West County Ophthalmology has been reviewed by 46 patients. The rating is 4.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at West County Ophthalmology as provided by patient reviews is 13 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    West County Ophthalmology is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63104
  • St Louis University Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Jefferson City Jefferson City, MO 65109
  • St Luke's Hospital Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63131
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63131
  • St Johns Mercy Hospital Washington, MO 63090
  • St. John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital Saint Louis, MO 63110
  • St Lukes Hospital Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University Medical Center
  • Nearby Group Practices

    West County Ophthalmology is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Chesterfield, MO.

  • Neurosurgery and Neurology LLC

    Group Practice

    Chesterfield, MO

  • St Lukes Hsp. Sleep Med & Res. Ctr

    Group Practice

    Chesterfield, MO

  • St Luke's Department of Cardiology

    Group Practice

    Chesterfield, MO

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.