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Dr. Thomas J Heigle 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.
- Eye Exam
- Eye Pain
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Corneal Transplantation
- Macular Degeneration
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I rated follow ups as excellent but he has never needed to follow up on me. He treats me for kerataconus and I can tell he really cares. He takes time to explain my condition in terms I can undersrand .
Dr. Heigle and his staff exemplify professionalism, compassion, and commitment. I recently saw him for dry eyes, and his intent listening tuned him into every comment/issue/concern I addressed. His suggestion for the plasma drops is right on + he accurately "suspected" an autoimmune disorder which exists. So many, many thanks to him and his amazing staff. This summer my daughter and I will visit Houston or Boston and pursue his recommendation for the PROSE lenses. Dr. Heigle is a doctor a patient can trust and rely upon for support during difficult times. God Bless!
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2010, 2008, 2016, 2014, 2009, 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, 2010, 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.
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Dr. Heigle is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1991
Jackson Health System
Dr. Thomas J Heigle accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsEye Medical Center, 7777 Hennessy Blvd Ste 4000, Baton Rouge, LA
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