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Dr. James G Howard 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.
- Retina Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Vision Issues
- Lasik Surgery
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinal Disorders
- Eye Pain
- Eye Exam
- Eye Cancer
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Here are the facts. You judge for yourself. Told my situation was serious, they worked me in for an emergency evaluation which I appreciated, the doctor I saw was very inconsiderate and told me I probably had a serious condition with his hand ON THE DOOR KNOB as he said it, then walked out. Told me I needed an Emergency MRI which I got in the morning, no follow up call that night. Called the next morning to have a medical assistant tell me my Doctor was out of town for a conference- and that no one could read my MRI for a week because he was the only one who could read it. ( this is a MRI they told me the results could be life threatening, I would have gladly waited a week if they would't have made it sound so urgent). Called again and asked for the on call doctor to read it, and it took me 10 minutes of convincing her to do so, ( she was very rude. and eventually said that is what she told me they would do in the first place and denied she told me I would have to wait a week.) Needless to say she degraded me and hurt my feelings just for asking a doctor to read an URGENT MRI that had been done over a day ago. Trying to be professional, I called the manager to express my concerns. Who treated me the same and was very rude. This is a private practice (not a part of IHC) so I asked if I could talk to HR and she said she was HR. She told me her staff was not at fault, and if I didn't like it.. to go somewhere else. No accountability. That was my experience. I have gone elsewhere. So if you receive poor care here it will not be resolved. Not in my experience. I hope others will not have to go through what I did with this office in one of the MOST stressful times of my life. Isn't that the time you are supposed to be most compassionate? Very disappointed.
Dr. Howard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
17 Years Experience
University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
Graduated in 2001
Dr. James G Howard accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Altius Provider Directory
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Regence Health Plans
- Regence Preferred FocalPoint
- SelectHealth Select Care
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRetina Associates Of Utah, 5169 S Cottonwood St Ste 630, Salt Lake City, UT
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