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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 45

5500 Ridge Rd Ste 208
Parma, OH 44129
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Akron, OH 44307
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Retina Specialists of Ohio
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5500 Ridge Rd Ste 208
Parma, OH 44129
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Tallmadge, OH 44278
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    Dr. Stephens III' Experience

    Dr. Stephens III' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
    • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Eye Surgery
    • Macular Pucker Surgery
    • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
    • Optomap® Retinal Exam
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Refractive Lens Exchange
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
    • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Retinal Surgery
    • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
    • Surgery, Trauma
    • Vitrectomy
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreous Surgery
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    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Drusen
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Eye Injuries
    • Floaters
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Glaucoma
    • Hyphema
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Degeneration, Age-Related, 1
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Macular Pucker
    • Migraine
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Artery Occlusion
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
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    • Retinal Detachment With Break
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Edema
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Still's Disease
    • Sympathetic Uveitis
    • Traumatic Injuries
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Vision Loss
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Detachment
    • Vitreous Diseases
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1996

    Internship Hospital

    Summa Health Systems/Akron City Hospital
    Complete in 1997

    Residency Hospital

    Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Complete in 2000

    Fellowship Hospital

    Retina Specialists Of Alabama, Llc
    Complete in 2002

    Undergraduate Schools

    Kent State University
    Graduated in 1992
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Stephens III & Staff

    • English
    • Italian
    • Spanish
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    • Akron General Medical Center

    • Lakewood Hospital

    • Metro Health Medical Center

    • Robinson Memorial Hospital

    • Summa Akron City Hospital

    • Summa Barberton Hospital

    • University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

    • Western Reserve Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    4.1
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    Dr. Stephens III' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.4 out of 5

    21 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.4 out of 5

    21 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.2 out of 5

    21 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    21 responses

    Experience with Dr. Stephens III

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.4 out of 5

    21 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.1 out of 5

    21 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.2 out of 5

    21 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4 out of 5

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    Is Dr. Stephens III accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Aetna
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • Humana
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Molina Healthcare
    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • SummaCare
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Office Locations

    A
    Retina Specialists of Ohio
    5500 Ridge Rd Ste 208
    Parma, OH 44129
    (440) 884-7181 (Office)
    B
    Novus Clinic
    518 West Ave
    Tallmadge, OH 44278
    (330) 630-9699 (Office)
    C
    Ripkin Vision and Laser Center
    9424 State Route 14
    Streetsboro, OH 44241
    (330) 422-1111 (Office)
    D
    Retina Specialists of Ohio
    Handel Vision Clinic
    270 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
    Fairlawn, OH 44333
    (330) 666-1766 (Office)
    E
    Cleveland Eye Care and Surgery
    27500 Chagrin Blvd
    Beachwood, OH 44122
    (216) 297-3230 (Office)
    F
    Retina Specialists of Ohio
    Oldenburgh Eye Care
    4342 Ridge Rd Ste 1
    Brooklyn, OH 44144
    (440) 741-3733 (Office)
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    Retina Specialists of Ohio
    Avon Vision Centre
    37500 Harvest Ave
    Avon, OH 44011
    (440) 934-2710 (Office)
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