Dr. Bruce Garretson, MD

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Dr. Bruce Garretson, MD
Following completion of his fellowship training Dr. Garretson was the Chief Resident and Training Director for Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Garretson worked in Chicago until 1993 with Illinois Retina Associates and was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. He joined Associated Retinal Consultants in 1993. Dr. Garretson has a special interest in retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in clinical research including trials sponsored by the National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute. He has been named to The Best Doctors in the Midwest, and The Best Doctors in America. Dr. Garretson is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is currently a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and Oakland County Medical Society.

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    Dr. Garretson's Reviews

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    4.3
    based on 11 total reviews (6 with comments)
    Dr. Garretson's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
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      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      Under 10 minutes
    Patient Comments (6)
    in Michigan |
    This retina doctor is the greatest. I had 2 detached retina's, one eye had fluid behind the retina. My left eye was returned to normal after thinking that my vision could not be saved. But it was saved and my vision is close to 20/20. Every time on my follow up 12 month visit I thank him, again and again, call him Miracle Doctor. Of course, Dr. Garretson is humble and he nods.
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    I would give more than 5 stars if I could. I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Garretson, his team of Residents and office staff They are all amazing and we appreciate all they have done for us!
    in Rochester Hills, MI |
    From the minute I walked into the office I was treated so nicely. From the staff to the interns to Dr. Garretson, everyone made this a good experience. Nervous about my eye issues, Dr. Garretson put me at ease and had an awesome chairside manner. He's an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to anyone.
    in Garden City, MI |
    Excellent doctor. Takes time to explain your eye condition and answer your questions. Glad he chose this area of medicine to specialize in. I highly recommend him to everyone.
    in Bloomfield Hills, MI |
    Highly regarded as a top notch physician within the medical community, I was diligent in obtaining a referral by my personal ophthalmologist to see Dr. Garretson. The entire staff were courteous and professional. Dr. Garretson both acknowledged and addressed my concerns regarding my diminishing visual field issues, consulting with another specialist in the practice to my confirm diagnosis. My appointments were at the Rochester office, with follow up visits at Royal Oak location Beaumont Campus
    Detroit, MI |
    Extremely arrogant,whatever you do don't ask any questions!
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    Following completion of his fellowship training Dr. Garretson was the Chief Resident and Training Director for Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Garretson worked in Chicago until 1993 with Illinois Retina Associates and was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. He joined Associated Retinal Consultants in 1993.

    Dr. Garretson has a special interest in retinal detachment and age-related macular degeneration. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in clinical research including trials sponsored by the National Institute of Health and National Eye Institute. He has been named to The Best Doctors in the Midwest, and The Best Doctors in America.

    Dr. Garretson is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is currently a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists, The Michigan Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons, and Oakland County Medical Society.

    Dr. Garretson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Cataract
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Glaucoma
    • Keratitis
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Retina Diseases
    • Retinal Detachment
    • Retinal Vein Occlusion
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vitreoretinal Degeneration

    Education

    • Medical School
      Wayne State University School of Medicine

      Graduated in 1982

    • Internship Hospital
      University Michigan

      Completed in 1983

    • Residency Hospital
      University of Illinois

      Completed in 1986

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Mayo Medical School

      Completed in 1987

    • Undergraduate School
      Michigan State University

      Graduated in 1978

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Eye Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Macular Degeneration Treatment
    • Repair of Eye Laceration
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
    • Vitreoretinal Surgery
    • Vitreous Surgery