Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD

Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Brian Phillpotts, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Tarpon Springs, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1990 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.

43309 US Highway 19 N

Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Phillpotts "I believe that information is power and that an informed patient is the best patient!  To that end, it is my goal to offer an informative, straightforward and compassionate style of patient care.   It is my intention for patients to leave fully informed and in control of their care! But I will also weigh in on their care options with my opinion and recommendations, always based on my christian faith and considering the whole patient as if they were my own parent, spouse, or child."

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Injuries
  • Floaters
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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19  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • 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
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Phillpotts has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Phillpotts' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Phillpotts to family and friends
41 total reviews (8 have comments)

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Dr. Phillpotts' Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Explains condition(s) well

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Patient Comments (8)

I have been going to him for more than 15 years and he has always been able to help with my problems. I have 3 surgerys with him that have been very successful! I would highly recommend him.
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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...more
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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,...more
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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...more
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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.
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