Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD
Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Tarpon Springs, FL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.

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Patient Comments (7)
in Oldsmar, FL |
As a 74 year old man, I have Coloboma in my right eye since birth and have no vision in it. After having a Torn Retina repaired by Dr. Phillpotts, then returning to have a Cataract Lens Implant by Dr. Gills, then returned to have a surgery to have Floaters removed by Dr. Phillpotts, I now have my vision back in my left eye. My wife and I believe that if it were not for Dr. Phillpotts I would not be able to be driving today. I recommend St. Luke's and Dr. Phillpotts to all my friends and family.
in St Petersburg, FL |
I would highly recommend Dr. Brian Phillpotts to my family and friends. He made me a priority when I had a retinal emergency. He takes ownership of my care, and prefers that he see me each visit, to keep abreast of my progress. He's very concerned about my wellness and tells me my limitations, so there is no doubt in my mind about how to take the best care of my eyes. He's always got a smile on his face for his patient, even when he's going at lightning speed. He's an amazing physician.
in Palm Harbor, FL |
I first met Dr Phillpotts in 2007 when he operated on my right eye for a detached retina. He has cared for me during the past ten years always showing concern for my well being since I lost the vision in that eye. On October 10, 2016, I was diagnosed with a detached retina in my left eye and Dr Phillpotts also operated on that eye and reattached my retina. I was completely blind for two weeks but eventually began to see a little. Dr Phillpotts saw me on a regular basis during my recovery.
Port Richey, FL |
The BEST retinal surgeon you will find. If your eyes are important to you, trust them to this man! He's the best. Always a long wait, but worth it to me.
in Hudson, FL |
Dr. Phillpotts performed eye surgery to repair a macular hole. He explained the whole process and was willing to answer all of my questions.The results were better then I thought it would be. The follow up has been excellent. I feel very thankful that I found Dr. Phillpotts.
in Tarpon Springs, FL |
Dr Phillpotts was very kind and professional and I could tell he is very dedicated to his practice and to the well being of his patients. St Luke's is the only eye care center I go to on an annual basis for routine eye exams and I am very grateful that he could fix my retina.
in New Port Richey, FL |
My experience with Dr Phillpotts was very good. He was professional, caring and more than anything, he did a great job on my eye. I had a detached retina and after his surgery, recovery was exactly as he described it and my eyesight in that eye returned to 100% right on schedule. Also, the staff at St Lukes is awesome. They are thorough, professional and pleasant. Don't trust your eyes to anyone else. Only downside is that he is popular and busy. Bring a book.
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Dr. Phillpotts' Care Philosophy


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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Floaters
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Hinsdale Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Howard University Hospital-Ophthalmology

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary-Retinal Diseases & Surgery

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Andrews University-B.S., Biochemistry

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery