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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare near Detroit Lakes, MN.

Dr. Anne Marjorie Keating, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1027 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 

Dr. Anne Keating's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Keating is affiliated with Essentia Health-Fargo. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Keating accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Andrew Augustus Jordan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1245 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 

Dr. Andrew Jordan's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Sanford Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Retina Surgery, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1027 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 

Dr. Michelle Atchison works as an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Atchison's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Jackson Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN
 

Dr. James Spenningsby practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spenningsby is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.