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About Dr. Mark J Safra

Dr. Mark J Safra, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Decatur, GA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Safra is affiliated with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital and Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark J Safra is Good. Dr. Mark J Safra has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark J Safra is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Georgia Ophthalmology Associates

465 Winn Way Ste 140
Decatur, GA 30030
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Specialties

Dr. Mark J Safra 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.

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I expressed concerns at appointment that my overall seeing vision was very poor and often could not see with left eye. This doctor knew during the eye exam that I had cataracts and my left eye cornea was covered. Yet, he did not tell me and did not suggest any other services. It was due to continued vision problem worsening even with glasses that I sought services from another doctor and learned that I needed cataract surgery. I followed up with Dr. Saffra, and was told that he no longer did surgery because of his back problems. Yet, he failed to give me the diagnosis at my visit.

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Two Stars

Dr. Safra is highly qualified, but he is extraordinarily rude. Never have I been treated with such condescension by a medical provider.

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Excellent physician

Dr. Safra knows his stuff, and I trust him completely with my eyesight. He proceeds with the utmost caution, paying special attention to issues unique to me that could become problematic in the future. He is very thorough, answers my questions (you can tell he still loves what he does, because he seems to actually enjoy answering some of my questions which are sometimes asked merely out of curiosity). He's been my doctor for almost 10 years now, and I remember I initially thought he was a bit brusque. But I think he just comes off that way at times. Sometimes people with brilliant minds aren't always as equally gifted in social skills. Nevertheless, he's never been rude to me, and I'm certain in the knowledge that he cares about me as a person and patient, and as I said-- I trust him completely.

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Emergency Referral to Dr. Safra

I noticed a "patch" of cloudiness in my eye over the weekend. On Monday, my regular ophthalmologist was on jury duty, and I was referred to Dr. Safra. His office staff worked me in after lunch. As this was a "work in" appointment, I wasn't surprised or upset that I had quite a wait, both in the waiting room and in the examining rooms. Dr. Safra was quite thorough and was very informative - including that I had a retinal problem that he wasn't sure about. He referred me on an urgent basis to a retina specialist. Turns out I have sudden onset macular degeneration, and I am now receiving state-of-the-art treatment because of Dr. Safra's conscientiousness. He is a bit abrupt, but that wasn't a problem, for me. He answered all my questions honestly, and without hesitation. If he didn't know something, he said so, and presented me with solutions. If I didn't already have an ophthalmologist I have been going to for about 10 years, I would certainly go to Dr. Safra.

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This was my first time there,He came in did not introduce himself. Most unfriendly doctor I ever know.. Do not have good bed side manner at all. I would not go to him again.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    45 Years Experience

  • University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Grady Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark J Safra accepts the following insurance providers.

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Locations & Directions

Georgia Ophthalmology Associates, 465 Winn Way Ste 140, Decatur, GA
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