Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • Top 10 Doctor - City
  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Anthem
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Ophthalmology Associates

View all physicians that belong to Ophthalmology Associates.

Ratings & Comments

105 ratings with 38 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Ophthalmology Associates when asked is excellent. Ophthalmology Associates has been reviewed by 105 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Ophthalmology Associates as provided by patient reviews is 37 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

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.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Missouri Columbia School Of Medicine
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Ophthalmology Associates is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Saint Louis, MO.

  • Des Peres Eye Center

    Group Practice

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Pain Mgmt. Services

    Group Practice

    Saint Louis, MO

  • Orthopedic Assoc Inc

    Group Practice

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Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.