Dr. Caroline Elias, MD

Dr. Caroline Elias, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 53
(11)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Caroline Elias, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. She is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

3898 Hixson Pike

Chattanooga, TN 37415

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Stye
very high
more than 97% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • U Mo
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • U Mo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elias has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Elias' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elias to family and friends
4.0
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Elias' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Ooltewah, TN |
Dr. Elias and her staff are cordial and gracious to new patients and old ones alike. The office is friendly and there is no "hurry-up" feeling at all. All are kind and understanding of those who are apprehensive about some of the tests that are run. I have never waited more than fifteen (15)...more
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in Chattanooga, TN |
Excellent practitioner - very thorough - even ordered blood work based on my eye health to rule out undiagnosed autoimmune diseases-wait times are LONG so bring a book, iPad, etc and don't plan any other appointments after an office visit - but her attention to detail, focus on whole body health as...more
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in chattanooga, TN |
She is a great doc but the wait times are ridiculous. I don't think an appoint should take over 1.5 hours!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Elias accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Elias has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
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Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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