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About Dr. Joseph W Spadafora
Dr. Joseph W Spadafora, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Port Charlotte, FL. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Spadafora is affiliated with Charlotte Regional Medical Center and St Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Spadafora has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph W Spadafora 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. Joseph W Spadafora has the following 11 expertise
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Pain
- Lens Implants (Intraocular Lens Implantation)
- Corneal Diseases
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Lasik Surgery
Dr. Joseph W Spadafora has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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I was an emergency add on to the regular schedule. I was being seen to rule out shingles in my eye. Upon walking into the office I was greeted by a very pleasant woman. She verified my appt. and showed me where to sign in. I was then called to the counter by another very pleasant woman who gave me paperwork to complete and where to sit. I waited there an hour before getting called to an exam room. I was then seen by a 393rd woman who was not very friendly, but quickly ran a few preliminary tests. I waited another 30 minutes before being seen by Dr. Spadafora. He was friendly and very knowledgeable, but spoke very quickly. He ruled out the shingles but found some early signs of glaucoma. So I will be returning for additional testing. Was happy with the service, but unhappy with the wait time. I am hoping that since I won't be an add on for the next appointment that the wait will be shorter.
Dr Spadafora is an exceptional person and doctor with a great personality. My Father came for a visit with horrible issues in his eyes from a long term reaction to eye medicine prescribed in Michigan. Dr Spadafora immediately identified the problem, prescribed a different drop and within 1 day my Father stated the burning and pain had decreased dramatically. At the three day followup the difference was huge with almost no redness or swelling around the eyes and minimal burning and itching. The office staff is just as friendly and helpful, a reflection of a happy office atmosphere. Thank goodness my primary care doctor referred us to Dr Spadafora!!!!
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Spadafora is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Dr. Joseph W Spadafora accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCommunity Eye Center, 21275 Olean Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL
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