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About Dr. Melvin I Roat MD

Dr. Melvin I Roat, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Media, PA, with another office in Wynnewood, PA. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Roat is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Abington Jefferson Health and Crozer Chester Medical Center. He speaks English.

Dr. Roat has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 13 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Melvin I Roat is Excellent. Dr. Melvin I Roat has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 13 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Melvin I Roat is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Melvin I Roat has 2 locations

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1098 W Baltimore Pike Ste 3405
Media, PA 19063
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100 E Lancaster Ave Ste 458
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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Specialties

Dr. Melvin I Roat has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Melvin I Roat has the following 13 expertise

  • Cataract
  • Blindness
  • Uveitis
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Exam
  • Vision Issues
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Blepharitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Pain
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Board Certifications

Dr. Melvin I Roat is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Three Stars

I have now been to see Dr. Roat on three different occasions. He is an excellent professional who takes time to explain what the particular problem is and in a language that a layman can understand. I have no desire to see any other opthalmologist but him.

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Extraordinary knowledge

Extraordinary knowledge of the field - always puts patient first and I utterly trust him

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Five Stars

I would recommend Dr. Roat to anyone, no matter what level of eye care they need. He has been my ophthamologist for 5+ years now and I am always glad I am in his care. Dr. Roat approaches patients as if it were his first day on the job: full of interest, concern and advocacy. When you are with him you are his sole focus. He listens to your questions and answers them all with respect and expertise. He wants to know the whole story of why you are seeing him. Your overall health background and your specific vision needs are equally important to him because he wants to make an informed diagnosis and recommendation for how to proceed with treatment. You come away with the sense that Dr. Roat excels in ophthamology and that he is an excellent communicator who loves his work. Every visit is a positive learning experience. I envy any medical student who would have Dr. Roat as their professor. Any medical school would be fortunate to have him on their faculty. By the way, he has an expert, courteous and friendly support staff. Top grades all the way.

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Five Stars

Terrific guy and doctor.

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5 minutes
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A rare find.

In the time of big hospitals it is not often you can find a doctor who can give both meticulous and comprehensive attention to your care in a timely fashion. Dr Rout has somehow maintains the ability to both treat and educate his patient and he does so with both with dignity and caring.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2014)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh

    Residency

  • Dr. Melvin I Roat Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO

More about Dr. Melvin I Roat

Melvin I. Roat, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an experienced board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in Corneal Surgery and External Diseases. Dr. Roat is a member of the teaching staff of the Cornea Service at Wills Eye Hospital and Jefferson Medical College, Department of Ophthalmology. He is actively involved in residency and fellowship training in the clinic and operating room. Dr. Roat has published widely in his subspecialty with more than 50 journal articles and book chapters. Among his contributions are articles in the major peer reviewed journals and chapters in Duane's Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology, the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (translated into 14 languages, it is the most widely used medical text in the world) and the Merck Manual of Medical Information-Home Edition (the world's best-selling home medical reference). Dr. Roat was involved in clinical and laboratory research and has been awarded multiple grants by the National Institutes of Health / National Eye Institute. He has been asked to act as a reviewer by major ophthalmology journals. Dr. Roat has been invited to speak at many national and international ophthalmology meetings. In addition, he has given multiple instruction courses at many national ophthalmology meetings. In 1987 he was board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCS C). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Board and committee assignments have included National Institutes of Health grant review panels, Medical Advisory Board of the Lupus Foundation of America, Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board of the Medical Eye Bank, among others. In 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2015, Dr. Roat was named a “Top Doctor” in Main Line Today.

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