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Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen Is this you?

About Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen

Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Tychsen has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

17 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen is Good. Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen has been rated by 17 patients. From those 17 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen is 3.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

St Louis Childrens Hospital

1 Childrens Pl
Saint Louis, MO 63110
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Specialties

Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Pediatric ophthalmologists provide complete eye and vision care for children and adolescents. They’re trained to work specifically with children and they offer screening and treatment solutions that make kids more relaxed. Similar to optometrists, they can perform vision screenings and regular exams as well as prescribe glasses and contacts, if needed.
    However, they’re also trained to treat and operate on more complex eye conditions, such as problems with retinas, a lazy eye, crossed eyes or weak eye muscles. In addition, they come to the rescue when foreign objects and substances get into your child’s eyes and cause an injury, swelling or another reaction.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen has the following 12 expertise

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Horrible bedside manners....

My 10 year old has issues with behavior so we are in Brain Balance for that and we have eye exercises we are doing that we were worried may be causing the sudden blurriness he was having in his eyes. Dr. Tychsen spent an entire 3 minutes with us and told us (in front of our child) to quit Brain Balance, quit the exercises and take Parental Counseling. He is NOT capable of diagnosing Mental Illness. He should NOT have said those things in front of my son and he didn't take ANY amount of time to listen. It was the most disturbing appointment with a doctor that I have ever had. So...he recommends a counselor that we have been seeing for 2 years with NO results. Obviously he does not have a clue. Do NOT see him. His associates may be fine.

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Very poor bedside manner, not a thorough exam

I went to Dr. Tychsen after a recommendation from my daughters physical therapist for an eye rolling tick when she was almost 2. After being in the office for over an hour, Dr. Tychsen looks at my daughter for just a min or two and was done. During that minute, he had a helper hold her down on her back and wouldn't even try to calm her down, he didn't talk to her at all. Had he just asked me to help get her on her back and been patient, she wouldn't have been screaming like that. I think he just wanted to get done as fast as possible so he could leave the room. I did not feel that the exam was thorough at all. It turned out that her eyes were not fine after getting a second opinion. So glad I saw someone else afterwards! After the exam I asked Dr. Tychsen about my other daughter and her eyes since she had been complaining about blurry vision. He tells me right in front of my 5 year old in a very frustrated and rude tone that she was making up the blurry vision to get attention. Again Dr. Tychsen was wrong after getting a second opinion. She has a focusing problem with her eyes that was caught by a different eye dr. He was very rude and seemed very annoyed with my questions. I will not be returning to him or recommending him to anyone I know.

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Dr. Tychsen performed a delicate surgeryon my son's eyes and it was miraculous.He was legally blind and now he doesn'teven wear glasses. It opened up his whole world of being able to see thingsthat he could never see before. He couldnot read before and now since he can seethe letters, his reading is improving.

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Five Stars

Dr. Tychsen does not have a pleasant bedside manner. I don't get the sense that he's losing sleep over my daughter. That said, I trust his opinion and I trust his work. He has operated on my daughter twice and the work is really miraculous. And even though he may not be the most warm person, he is extremely professional and all of the other people in his office make my child's experience a pretty positive one. I have to travel over 100 miles to see him, but it's worth it.

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One Star

Dr Tychsen, if I can call him as a doctor, he is a very cold and NO sensitive person. He is unable to look at your face when he is talking to you. He did not talk with my daughter who was his patient at that time. Every time I book an appointment with him, it came different doctors. He only got inside the room just for couples minuts.He was very impolite. I will never come back or recommend him even for my enimies.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010)

    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.

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Lawrence R Tychsen accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

St Louis Childrens Hospital, 1 Childrens Pl, Saint Louis, MO

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