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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.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Darren L Hoover is Great. Dr. Darren L Hoover has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Darren L Hoover is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Everett And Hurite Ophthalmic Association

1835 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Everett & Hurite Ophthalmic

3001 Waterdam Plaza Dr Ste 120
Canonsburg, PA 15317
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Dr. Darren L Hoover has the following 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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Eye Exam
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataract
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Blindness

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Very Competent; Ending apptmt a bit disorganized

Both time I have been there, the Dr. just leaves, so I guess I leave the room (no instructions) and then front desk person does not have a file on me or know what to do with me.But Dr and support staff seem VERY competent, which is the important item.

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Smarts needs a bigger heart

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.

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Five Stars

Dr. Hoover took excellent care of my son and his vision was corrected very quickly. He was very kind to a worried mom and took the time to listen to my concerns while answerring all of my questions and my son's as well.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Hoover is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Darren L Hoover accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark Community Blue PPO
    • Highmark KeystoneBlue
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • UPMC Health Plan
    • UPMC PPO
    • UPMC Premium Network Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
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