Western Carolina Retinal Associates

Ophthalmologists, General Surgeons

  • 21 Medical Park Dr Asheville, NC 28803-2493 (828) 255-8978

Doctors in Western Carolina Retinal Associates

  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star medical school
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  • Rated 4 stars by patients
  • 4 star hospital
  • Holds faculty appointment
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Western Carolina Retinal Associates Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 8 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Western Carolina Retinal Associates when asked is excellent. Western Carolina Retinal Associates has been reviewed by 8 patients. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

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

Western Carolina Retinal Associates Summary


  • Patients' Choice Award

Medical Schools Attended

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • University of Virginia
  • Emory University School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • Morehead Memorial Hospital
  • Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Mission Hospital
  • Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Asheville Specialty Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian


  • Ophthalmologist
  • General Surgeon

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Evercare
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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, like Western Carolina Retinal Associates who specializes in ophthalmology (eye), surgery, and those that encompass several specialties.

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:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Western Carolina Retinal Associates Details

3 are board certified
1 is 4 star rated by patients
3 went to a top rated school
2 have a fellowship
13 minutes average wait time
3 are rated on Vitals.com
3 are male
4 average overall rating
2 different specialties

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