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About Dr. Edwin Wortham V
Dr. Edwin Wortham V, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Richmond, VA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Wortham is affiliated with BON SECOURS St. Francis Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond and CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. Edwin Wortham V 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.
Dr. Edwin Wortham V has the following 1 expertise
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
Dr. Edwin Wortham V has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Edwin Wortham V is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I took my daughter to see Dr. Wortham for a second opinion. The first ophthalmologist we saw was rushed, didn't explain things well and contradicted themselves when I asked questions. My experience with Dr. Wortham and his staff was the complete opposite of the first doctor. From the second we walked in the office, I felt welcomed and important. Every staff member we met was nice and knowledgeable. My daughter loved the toys and books in the waiting room (though she didn't get to play very long since we were only in the waiting room a few minutes). Dr. Wortham's assistant conducted the preliminary tests better than any optometrist or ophthalmologist we have seen. Dr. Wortham was AWESOME. He took the time to explain everything. He made a plan and made me feel comfortable as to why it was the best. My daughter felt so comfortable while we were there. It is obvious that they all love their jobs and helping children.
Wortham admittedly seems pleasant, but he' s an incompetent idiot who, as the last reviewer noted, conducts no adequate tests. Following strabismus surgery, he prescribed new glasses with half of a prism removed from each lens (thus from total 3 to total 2) simply to see how it would work, not because he spent time collecting evidence to see what prism my eyes needed. He also claimed he was strengthening the bifocal but didn't (as it was the same as it had been in my last prescription). When I returned to say I saw little to no improvement from where I'd been prior to surgery, he wrote another prescription for reading glasses, which also proved inadequate. I found another doctor whose competent surgery has been magnificent. Avoid Wortham like the plague. He should not be in practice.
Wortham has a pleasant enough manner that I'm sure helps to calm hysterical parents with fears about their children's misaligned eyes, but he explains as little as he can, conducts NO tests whatsoever in his office other than watching patients' eyes with his own, and told me his surgery was successful and that I should leave him alone when I returned complaining that I saw no improvement following it. I can't believe I allowed that man to perform surgery on me. I found another doctor, who diagnosed me with accommodative esotropia, and said there was another surgical option. This surgery seems successful. I won't be returning to Wortham.
Dr. Wortham is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
BON SECOURS St. Francis Medical Center
St. Mary's Hospital of Richmond
CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus
CJW Medical Center- Chippenham Hospital
Henrico Doctors' Hospital
Bon Secours-Memorial Regional Medical
Stony Point Surgery Center
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
St. Mary's Hospital
Medical College of Virginia Hospital
30 Years Experience
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1983
The Hospital For Sick Children
Dr. Edwin Wortham V accepts the following insurance providers.
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Locations & Directions8700 Stony Point Pkwy, Richmond, VA
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