Dr. Bruce Garretson, MD

Dr. Bruce Garretson, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Bruce Garretson, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Royal Oak, MI. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Read his story

3555 W 13 Mile Rd # LL-20

Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fidelis Care
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Top Care Areas


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Retina Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 95% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Garretson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garretson "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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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreoretinal Degeneration


  • 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
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Michigan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garretson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garretson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garretson to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Garretson's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
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...more
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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!
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Garretson accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Alliance Health Care
    Alliance Health Care PPO
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Federal Employee Program
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthPlus
    HealthPlus HMO
    HealthPlus PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care
    Gold HMO
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana HMOx
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
    Medicare Advantage
  • McLaren Health Plan
  • Meridian Health Plan
    Meridian Advantage Plan HMO-SNP
    Meridian Prime HMO
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Physicians' Care Network
    Physicians Care Network
  • Priority Health
    Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
    MyPriority Access PPO-HSA
    MyPriority HMO-HSA
    Priority PPO
  • Total Health Care, USA
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Garretson has admitting privileges

Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus
3601 W 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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