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About Dr. Darren L Hoover
Dr. Darren L Hoover, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA, with another office in Canonsburg, PA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Hoover is affiliated with Keystone Anesthesia Consultants Ltd. Dr. Hoover has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Darren L Hoover has the following 1 specialty
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.
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
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Dr. Hoover's office operates like a well-oiled machine, not unlike other specialists office. He came highly recommended to me by my pediatrician as well as other mothers whose children have severe and in one case rare eye issues. I believe Dr. Hoover to be an excellent doctor, knowledgeable and effective. I also find him to be patronizing and impatient to parents and patients and his staff even worse. When my son was being evaluated by one of the nurses (phys asst, not sure) she did not introduce herself or make any attempt to help him feel comfortable. He resisted "trying his hardest" to read letters as is typical with 5 and unders. Rather than engaging him in a positive way the nurse actually told him "You need to try harder. There will be lots of things in life that you have to work hard for not just this reading these letters. You better start trying harder now if you want to be successful in life." Not what I wanted to hear, and certainly not helping my son's desire to be a better patient who doesn't fear the eye doctor. I would say it was a fluke, but in the three times we have been to the office it's always disappointing in terms bedside manner. Typically Dr. Hoover is so inundated with patients that he is eager to evaluate, write his notes, and shove you out the door. I think he is actually probably a nice guy who is too overworked, but it's just a hunch. He is certainly not inviting the parent to ask any questions. Oh, and if you are considering bringing another child along with you I'd advise against it. He commented to me after the first visit "I see you have your hands full" as a way of brushing me off. Admittedly my baby was not happy, but come on it's a pediatric practice. Isn't that kind of par for the course? And, if we hadn't been sitting in the waiting room for over an hour to see him we might not have had such a cranky baby. All this said, we are not leaving him. After leaving a local optometrist and joining Dr. Hoover my sons eyes are improving. He changed the prescription dramatically based on his new evaluation and it seems to be working. Cudos to his expertise.
Dr. Hoover is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Dr. Darren L Hoover accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Highmark KeystoneBlue
- Highmark PPOBlue
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UPMC Premium Network Plans
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate POS
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