Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD is a Vitreoretinal Disease Specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1990. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Phillpotts to book an appointment.

Dr. Phillpotts

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

43309 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Phillpotts' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Phillpotts treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Phillpotts treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Dr. Phillpotts treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 99% of his peers

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

Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phillpotts treats Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Phillpotts' conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(727) 938-2020

Dr. Phillpotts accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellPoint

Dr. Phillpotts' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phillpotts

4.8

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I have had awesome care and follow up care after Vitreoretinal surgery. Dr Phillpotts is the very best!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Luvenia Ann Patterson – Oct 03, 2021
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dr philpot friendly thoughtful answered my question .
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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elizabeth watt thorpe – Aug 13, 2021
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It was obvious from the beginning that he was knowledgeable. I'm very happy that I was able to be seen by such a distinguished doctor. He did not rush me to surgery, but felt I should wait and see how things are going. Everyone at the facility was professional and caring. I give them a 6 out of 5!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steven M Majors – Apr 15, 2021
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Dr. Phillpotts is quick but thorough. Add a heap of knowledge, experience, and compassion, and you have a five-star retinologist. He's presently treating me for wet AMD and is doing a great job of breaking down the "fun house" vision in my left eye with Avastin. So far, fluid under my retina has diminished. I trust that my eyes are in good hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 12, 2021
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On November 9, 2021, I had to have emergency surgery due to a retina detachment. Dr. Philpotts took me as a new patient. He listened to me, answered my questions and I never felt like he was in a hurry. He prayed for me before surgery which comforted me. He is such a talented surgeon and I feel blessed to have him as well as St. Luke’s so close. They do Gods work there!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rose K – Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Philpotts is very professional. He explains everything and helps put you st ease. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Denise Disser – Feb 20, 2021
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Dr. Phillpotts is an excellent doctor/surgeon. I suffered a detached retina which required surgery. Dr. Phillpotts was highly recommended by my eye doctor. Dr. Phillpotts performed the surgery in October 2020 and my eye has thoroughly healed in 12 weeks with 20/20 vision. In addition to being a great surgeon, Dr. Phillpotts has a wonderful bedside manner. He took whatever time was necessary to thoroughly explain my condition, the surgical procedure and answer all of my questions. His entire staff is great. St. Luke's Cataract and Laser Institute is first class.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bob Basso – Jan 17, 2021
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I am a retired California licensed ophthalmologist and Brian Phillpotts is my ophthalmologist and he is absolutely top-notch. PERIOD!
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Dec 23, 2020
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Dr. Phillpotts is very knowledgeable and patient. He listens well and makes the appropriate treatment plan. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 20, 2020
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I am very pleased with my decision to visit and use the services of St. Luke's. Dr. Phillpotts has taken the time I needed to understand the condition I was experiencing and the options and methods of treatment. I feel very comfortable discussing everything about the condition and my treatment with him, as he takes the time needed to both listen and then clearly discuss and describe everything. I highly recommend St. Luke's and Dr. Phillpots.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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EDWIN STANDTKE – Jul 13, 2020
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I tore the retina in my left eye and didn't realize the extent for about two weeks - my doctor was able to get me into Dr. Phillpotts on a Wednesday. After the initial examination Dr. Phillpotts realized my damage was very extensive and every hour waiting for surgery was going to complicate matters. Although normal surgeries were performed on Monday's - Dr. Phillpotts cleared his schedule and rushed me into surgery that day - my vision has been restored although my chances were slim at best. Dr. Phillpotts is absolutely the best - my wife and I would not trust anybody else with our vision!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Terry Reelitz – May 27, 2020
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I had floaters on both of my eyes and after surgery for removal, both eyes are clear. I'm very grateful for being able to see without those pesky floaters right in my line of vision. I would highly recommend Dr. Phillpotts to anyone dealing with floaters.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Margaret B Smith – Mar 10, 2020
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Sometime it takes a long wait to see him, but Dr Phillpotts is worth the wait. He has the knowledge necessary to save my eyesight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 18, 2020
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Dr. Phillpotts diagnosed my problem quickly and recommend a course of action. After a course of injection into my left eye, my vision is back to normal. Thank you, Dr. Phillpotts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 18, 2019
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Dr Philpotts has been my doctor since the beginning of my journey with age related wet macular degeneration. I have found him to be a top professional in helping me deal with this issue for three years. He is committed and dedicated to his patients'well being. I am fortunate to have him.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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John C. Carr – Dec 16, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Phillpotts has been OUTSTANDING. He spent as much time as needed explaining what was going on with my vision. I needed surgery, and I am very pleased with the results. His staff is wonderful. I needed paperwork filled out within 24 hours for my job. His staff had it completed and faxed through within a couple hours. I received a follow up phone call the evening of my surgery to make sure everything was going ok. I highly recommend Dr. Phillpotts.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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FL – Jun 01, 2019
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DR.PHILLPOTTS IS A VERY SKILLED & EMPATHETIC SURGEON.. THANK YOU SINCERELY DR P. FOR ALL THE CARE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME..
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Dr. Phillpott gave me a second chance to receive clearer vision after a Retina detachment. He gave me all my options in detail and revealed what the outcome could be, good or bad. I was scared but put my faith in his hands. No one could ever know how much his expertise and patient care means to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan in Land O Lakes, FL – Aug 27, 2018
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You will be in good hands. Dr. Phillpotts is kind, understanding, steady, and caring. He has performed two surgeries for me. I trust him completely.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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KatyleeJ in New Port Richey, FL – Jul 20, 2018
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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1997
University Of Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary-Retinal Diseases & Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Howard University Hospital-Ophthalmology
Residency Hospital
1991
Hinsdale Hospital
Internship Hospital
1990
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1986
Andrews University-B.S., Biochemistry
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Phillpotts frequently treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Phillpotts treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD's office located?

Dr. Phillpotts' office is located at 43309 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute

St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute43309 US Highway 19 N Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
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St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute- Spring Hill187 Mariner Blvd Spring Hill, FL 34609
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