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About Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh

Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Portsmouth, NH. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Kavanagh is affiliated with Portsmouth Regional Hospital. Dr. Kavanagh has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh is Great. Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

155 Borthwick Ave Ste 200
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh 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.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Pain
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues

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dr. Kavanagh, was wonderful about explaining the procedure what she was going to do which made me feel at ease and not nervous. The team of nurses that worked with dr. Kavanagh were kind, considerate could not do enough for you. I would definitely recommend her she did a wonderful job. Cassie the surgical coordinator that sets up your appointment is a lovely girl to talk to.

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not happy

she does not listen.and once she deals with you once she doesn't want to deal with you again to fix problems that need fixing

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One Star

I've been to Dr Kavanagh twice now and both times I've been disappointed with my time spent there. Their staff is cold, uncaring and, obviously, not happy to be working there. Dr. K is impersonal, condescending and unwilling to listen. I don't believe she got to the root of my problem - nor did she care to, although a "follow-up appointment" seemed important. I don't care if she is a "super expert", I won't feel mistreated a third time.

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Five Stars

I could most definitely recommend Dr.Kavanaugh for eye surgery. She is extremely knowledgable, patient, caring, and an excellent surgeon. I was very pleased with the result.

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One Star

After my appointment, I learned that her reluctance to prescribe keflex based on a possible allergic reaction was erroneous due to the fact that keflex is actually given to someone as a substitute for penicillin if they are allergic to penicillin. This is quoted in a medical article on line as being a safe alternative. Also she was lacking in directions as to how to use warm compresses. She gave a general answer of fifteen minutes not telling me if it was to be divided up throughout the day or what. I had to go on line to find out it was done for 3 to 5 minutes at a time. She was mostly interested in whether I would be returning to her office for another problem initially and when I said I was from out of state, her attitude was definitely uninterested in the problem at hand. I would not return to this physician again.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 2001

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Marsha C Kavanagh 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 Choice PPO - ME
    • Anthem HMO Maine
    • Anthem Pathway X Enhanced Ind Direct Access NH
    • Anthem Preferred Blue Network - NH
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center, 155 Borthwick Ave Ste 200, Portsmouth, NH


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