Dr. Andrew Packer, MD

Dr. Andrew Packer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Andrew Packer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Farmington, CT and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.

5 Two Mile Rd

Farmington, CT 06032

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Packer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Cornell University Med College
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Packer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Packer's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Packer to family and friends
139 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (139)

  • 5
    (135)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Packer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (34)

My husband and I both have Dr. Packer and we both feel very fortunate to have him as our doctor. He has always been so kind to us and always takes time to listen to any concerns. We have also been lucky to have his very special nurse Ela. I would certainly highly recommend both of them. My...more
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In 2006, Dr. Packer repaired a macular hole in my left eye. Usable vision was totally absent in that eye. The procedure was delicate, to say the least. Excellent post surgical follow-up insured the course of recovery and stability of eye health over time. To say that I am satisfied doesn't touch...more
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Dr. Packer I believe has saved my eye sight and continues to care for my eyes,also he is a cool guy
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I woke up on New Year's day blind in my left eye. At the hospital I found out that I had a detached retina and they directed me to Dr. Packer. Dr. Packer assured me that he would be able to help me and explained the details of the procedure. My procedure took three visits over four days and I...more
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Dr. Packer was recommended by a retina specialist in New York City. "He's a great doctor and a good man". He was right! Dr. Packer and his office staff make you feel at ease from the minute you walk through the door! They are friendly and know what they're doing. They walk you through the process...more
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