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Dr. Andrew Packer, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 69

  
Dr. Packer

Retina Consultants

5 Two Mile Rd Farmington, CT 06032
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Dr. Andrew Packer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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4.9

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Dr. Packer has been treating my condition for 13 years and he has taken good care of me. Due to the distance, he actually referred me to an ophthalmologist near me. The only fly in the ointment is that his services are highly sought after and he is very busy, resulting in long waits. Nonetheless, he would still spend as much time on me as needed.
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I needed retina surgery. The entire experience went as well as possible. Dr. Packer did a great job on my eye and I'd highly recommend him.
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Went for a followup visit yesterday (11/8/2019) marking 30 years since he did a left vitrrectomy. I have type 1 diabes since the age of 12 (I'm 65 now). My local eye doc referred me to Dr Packer for complications from retinopathy. I had multiple laser treatments but had hemorrhaged into the vitreous chamber and had not been able to see out of my left eye for 5-6 months. Doc told me I needed surgery and told me his OR days. He performed the op the next day wwith significant improvement. Thirty years later my vision in the left eye is 20/25 and i was able to pull two letters off the 20/20 line. I am sure I am one of his favorite case presentations. Great job from a thankful patient.
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Excellent retinal specialist. I have been under his care for 10 years including detached retina repair and several laser procedures for retinal tears. Precision work of highest quality provided with professional, caring team. Always there in emergency to get timely treatment.
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Excellent doctor and staff. Needed emergency surgery due to AMD. Doctor took me right in the next day and saved my eyesight. Explains everything in detail. It’s been almost a year since the operation and all is great. Thanks again. Don’t hesitate if you need an exam or surgery. Well worth it !
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When I was having vision issues it was determined that my retina was coming detached. My doctor sent me to Dr. Andrew Packer, who did my surgery and my vision is back to 20/20. THANK YOU Dr. Packer!!
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Dr. Packer and his staff were very helpful and professional. I had never had any kind of surgery and was very nervous about my retinal surgery. All of the staff at Hartford Hospital put me at ease and explained ever step of the procedure. The post surgery follow up went very well. My eyesight is doing very well and I'm grateful for the care that Dr. Packer gave me in making my eyesight better. Thank you!
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My retina became completely detached. Dr. Packer reattached my retina and was responsible for all my care after the surgerical proceedure. Dr. Packer restored my vision to 20/20 with the use of my regular glasses. I have nothing but praise for Dr. Packer, his surgical abilities, and his staff. He spends abundant time with patients during followup appointments. I presently live in Florida, but I continue to travel to Dr. Packer in Connecticut because I trust him with my sight.
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I am grateful to Dr. Packer for restoring my vision. As a retired nurse, I recognize his diagnostic and surgical skills. He regularly exhibits dedication to both his practice and his patients. Further, he employs a caring and responsive staff.
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Dr Packer is the best eye doctor. He is thorough in his exam while being compassionate to the needs of his patient. His care has always been excellent and I trust him completely with my vision needs. A loyal patient !!!
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Biography

Dr. Andrew Packer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1981
Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1977
NY Hosp-Cornell Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1976
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School
1972
Princeton University
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Hartford Magazine Best Doctor, 1998-2010
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award and Senior Achievement Award,
  • American Society of Retina Specialists Honor Award and Senior Honor Award,

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(860) 409-7800

Dr. Packer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Packer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Surgery
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Dr. Packer performs Eye Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Packer performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Retina Diseases
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Dr. Packer treats Retina Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Packer treats Eye Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Packer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Packer's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)