Dr. Stephen A. Updegraff, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 52

1601 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
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Hospital Quality

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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

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Updegraff Laser Vision
Updegraff Laser Vision
1601 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33713
Updegraff Laser Vision
13321 N 56th St
Tampa, FL 33617
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    Dr. Updegraff's Experience

    Dr. Updegraff's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
    • Anterior Segment Surgery
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
    • Anterior Vitrectomy
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
    • Eye Procedures
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Laser Cataract Surgery
    • Laser Eye Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Ocular Prosthetics
    • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
    • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
    • Pterygium Excision
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • YAG Laser Surgery
    • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment
    2
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Chalazion
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Corneal Erosion
    • Corneal Ulcer
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Esotropia
    • Eye Disorders
    • Farsightedness
    • Floaters
    • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
    • Glaucoma
    • Herpetic Keratitis
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
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    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Pterygium
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Stye
    • Uveitis (Iridocyclitis)
    • Vision Disorders
    • Vision Impairment
    • Vision Loss
    • Visual Field Defects
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1989

    Internship Hospital

    Charity Hospital Lsu School Med
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Lsu Eye Center
    Complete in 1994

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Tex
    Complete in 1995

    Undergraduate Schools

    Eckerd College
    Graduated in 1984
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Updegraff & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Updegraff's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Bayfront Medical Center

    • Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute

    • Saint Anthony's Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Updegraff

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Updegraff to family and friends

    19 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Updegraff's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    18 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 18 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Updegraff
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    19 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    19 responses
    above
    national average

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    Office Locations

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    Updegraff Laser Vision
    1601 38th Ave N
    St Petersburg, FL 33713
    (727) 822-4287 (Office)
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    Updegraff Laser Vision
    13321 N 56th St
    Tampa, FL 33617
    (727) 551-2020 (Office)
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