Dr. Brian Groat, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Groat
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Live Oak Ophthalmology

1915 S 17th St Ste 101 Wilmington, NC 28401

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Dr. Brian Groat, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Wilmington, NC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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As a retired ophthalmologist, I am so pleased with my cataract surgery outrageous outcomes! I would have pushed my own patients to have things done earlier if I had known how the quality of my vision would be so improved! My uncorrected vision is better than since I got my first glasses at age 18.... It's crazy how my night vision and colors have improved! The experience at the he surgery center was excellent... this is a short and painless event/procedure and the staff there was fantastic! If you are on the fence about having your cataract surgery... contact his office and he can put you in touch with me.... somebody who has already done this surgery thousands of times and chose to let Dr. Groat fix mine!! Timothy G. Kelly, MD
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Timothy Kelly, MD – Jan 17, 2020
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I was extremely fortunate to have Dr. Groat do my cataract surgery two years ago. It was a truly life changing experience. My vision had gotten so bad that I was nervous driving and afraid to drive after dark. Dr. Groat gave me back perfect distance vision and I only need reading glasses for very small print. He was also able to correct my terrible astigmatism. All of the motion sickness and headaches that occurred due to the astigmatism ended with the surgery. The toric lenses were the best investment that I have ever made and definitely worth the cost. Dr. Groat is a truly gifted surgeon and a kind caring professional.
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Paula in Clemmons – Aug 01, 2019
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I was visiting Wilmington for a wedding and experienced a problem with flashes. Dr Groat was able to work me into his schedule after completing surgeries and was very professional and helpful. The staff was also very helpful and pleasant. I would highly recommend his office.
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Jul 23, 2019
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Dr. Groat and his staff are awesome. I was referred by my optometrist to Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea for surgery. I was very nervous at the thought of having surgery but everyone was so nice and put my mind at ease. There was no waiting in the office - as soon as I was checked in by the nice lady at the front desk, the technician called me back. I feel like I was given a very through exam and Dr. Groat answered all of my questions. The surgery went smoothly - I am thrilled with the outcome.
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Wilmington, NC – Jan 14, 2019
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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Groat. He could not have been any nicer. Had my surgery at Atlantic Surgicenter and everyone there was so kind and helpful. Dr Groat did an amazing job and my vision is so much better.
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Sue Woods in NC – Jan 03, 2019
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Dr Groat is a tremendously talented and skilllful cataract surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable of the most current and state of the art technology and procedures. He devoted all the time needed to explain the procedure and answer all my questions. His entire office staff are first rate. My experiences with Chetta, Sara, and Paige were outstanding.
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Keith Fultz in Southport, NC – Nov 23, 2017
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Very unprofessional atmosphere during my surgery. Rude and confrontational at my follow up appointment. Had to ask him several times to please complete my exam.
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Wilmington, NC – Aug 31, 2017
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I have a bad cornea problem and Dr. Groat did a transplant and now I can see again!
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Wilmington, NC – Jul 22, 2017
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He actually listens to me when I come to see him. And he cares about how I'm doing
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Charlotte, NC – Jul 20, 2017
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I have had a corneal disease for years and have been under Dr Groat's care for a couple of years. Recently needed penetrating keratoplasty and Dr groat did the surgery. Very pleased.
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Max Elvington in Leland, NC – Aug 16, 2016
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Outstanding MD
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jim ceglarski in Bolivia,N.C – Aug 01, 2016
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My first appointment was somewhat of an emergency and was grateful the staff got me in, my total time in the office was 1 hour 45 minutes, which I expected since they squeezed me in. My follow up appointment, however, was a scheduled appointment. I was shuffled from one room to another and after 90 minutes was still not seen by the doctor. One of the staff members said this was standard practice, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, for an appointment. I won't be returning, my time is valuable also.
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Wilmington, NC – Jun 29, 2016
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About Me

My goal is to provide the best eye care possible using the latest technology and surgical techniques.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Musc Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
Tulane Med
Internship Hospital
2003
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
1997
United States Air Force Academy
Undergraduate School

Awards

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(910) 251-8200

Dr. Groat accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. Groat's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Groat treats Corneal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

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

Eye Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Groat treats Eye Infections more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Groat treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Cornea Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Groat performs Cornea Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Groat performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Groat's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclodialysis
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes

Locations

Live Oak Ophthalmology

Cape Fear Retinal Associates, PC1915 S 17th St Ste 101 Wilmington, NC 28401
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J Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital

Southport, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Wilmington, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Pender Memorial Hospital

Burgaw, NC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average