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Specializes in Hematology • Female • Age 45

303 Smith St
Lagrange, GA 30240
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West Georgia Medical Center
1514 Vernon Rd
Lagrange, GA 30240

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Clark-Holder Clinic
303 Smith St
Lagrange, GA 30240
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    Dr. Kao's Experience

    Specialties

    • Hematology
    • Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
    • Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Blood Bank & Transfusion Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Conjunctivoplasty
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Sclera
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    • Eyelid Reconstruction Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anemia
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cataract
    • Chalazion
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Contusion of the Eyeball
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Entropion
    • Esotropia
    • Exotropia
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
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    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Giant Cell Arteritis
    • Glaucoma
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Lazy Eye
    • Lupus Erythematosus
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinguecula
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Posterior Scleritis
    • Presbyopia
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Pterygium
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Skin Cancer
    • Stye
    • Trichiasis
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1996

    Internship Hospital

    Ill Masonic Med Center
    Complete in 1997

    Residency Hospital

    Chattanooga Unit Erlanger University Tenn
    Complete in 2000
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Kao & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese
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    Dr. Kao's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Office Locations

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    Clark-Holder Clinic
    303 Smith St
    Lagrange, GA 30240
    (800) 554-9134 (Office)
    (706) 812-4143 (Fax)
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