Dr. Chip Cole, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 62

Ophthalmology

Dr. Chip Cole, MD is an Ophthalmology Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane School Of Medicine, New Orleans La in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northside Hospital and Piedmont Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Chip Cole, MD

Oculus Plastic Surgery

5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 640 Atlanta, GA 30342
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Blind Hypertensive Eye
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Blind Hypertensive Eye more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Ectropion of Eyelid
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Ectropion of Eyelid more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Eyelid Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Eyelid Disorders more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Visual Field Defects

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(404) 256-1500

Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
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Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
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Humana
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Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
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Medico
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MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cole

4.5

Based on 64 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
11%
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No doubt Dr. Cole is very good at what he does. But that may not be his best trait as I have found him to be an equally good person over the past three years. And, we haven't even talked about his staff which includes Julia, the miracle worker! Exhibit A: My schedule (nope, just me) caused me to miss a year-end surgery appointment with Dr. Cole - yikes! For all my deductible people, I dreaded the call to reschedule because I knew their calendar was packed which meant this mistake could have cost me thousands more if rescheduled to 2022. I'm not sure how but Julia figured out a way to get me back on the '21 schedule!?? On the day of surgery, Dr. Cole didn't just check the pre-op boxes during our one-on-one. He saw something on my face that I didn't even notice and took care of it that day - wow! If they do this for an Alabama fan with a tendency to miss appointments, just imagine what they will do for you!
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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Fred Miller – Dec 29, 2021
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My advice is to keep looking unless you want a surgeon who is going to tell you how wonderful he is and not bother to arm you with REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS and give you the info you need to know going into making a decision to have a procedure or not. A year later I am still waking up randomly with swelling and bruising, my face is still numb (meaning the nerve damage that impacts my upper lip, palate and nose is permanent) which is very uncomfortable all day every day and especially in wind or cold (not even severe cold, just slightly cold or breezy). My procedures with Dr Cole left me with double vision due to one eye now being misaligned and crossed in toward my nose (A result of the 2nd decompression I told them I didn't want to do) and not only are my lids are still uneven even after a "revision, now my eyes are totally uneven too (one is higher on my face and more slanted up on the outer corner). Dr Cole offered more surgery to attempt to improve the symmetry but enough was enough
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Karena Paz – Dec 04, 2019
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Dr. Cole and his staff were absolutely amazing. I felt well cared and truly valued. My eyes look and feel great! I'm so happy!
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
2 people found this helpful
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E. C. – Nov 19, 2019
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very good
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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Gerald P. – Oct 01, 2019
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I had a great experience with Dr. Cole. He's very precise and detail when explaining my procedure. More importantly, he is very easy to talk too.
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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Clifford T. – Aug 27, 2019
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Our experience was one of the best we have ever had. The communication, before, during, and after surgery was amazing. Worth the 2.5 hr trip to see Dr. Cole. Would recommend him to anyone.
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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Troy P. – Aug 23, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Cole's for quite a while due to an unusual circumstance I have that he helps me with. Dr. Cole is very easy to talk to and takes pains to ensure that I understand what he's talking about. His staff is tremendous - very friendly and takes a lot of time to make sure they understand where I am at. Good folks. Caring folks. Nice to have.
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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Anonymous – Aug 22, 2019
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This is my second time visiting Dr. Cole for eyelid surgery and he is definitely a doctor I would recommend. He is very careful to make sure there is minimal scaring and short recovery time.
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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Schelika C. – Aug 14, 2019
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My experience was wonder I truly love and trusted Dr. Cole with the decisions that were made and will refer and come again.
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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Merinda L. – Aug 13, 2019
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Dr. Cole is wonderful on every level. I never give out 5 stars ~but he truly earns 5 stars in every category. I am grateful for his knowledge, charismatic and sincere personality and concern for his clients.
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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Anonymous – Aug 08, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Cole's for over 20 years. He has always treated me and my family with respect and compassion. He is truly the best!
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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J. H. – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr. Cole is a gentleman, a doctor's doctor, and outstanding surgeon
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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Anonymous – Aug 01, 2019
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Really good!
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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Anonymous – Jul 31, 2019
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I always have a great experience. Dr. Cole is not only excellent at what he does he is very patient and he really listens. I have all the confidence in the world in Dr. Cole and his quality of work.
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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Anonymous – Jul 30, 2019
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Our experience with this provider was second to none. It took us awhile to find Dr. Cole and his staff, but we did. His practice model could be a model for other providers. I wish you the opportunity to train and educate any upcoming surgeons that may be coming up behind you. Caio, The Leals
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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D. L. – Jul 18, 2019
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Dr. Cole was attentive and personable. Would highly recommend him and the practice.
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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O. S. – Jul 18, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Cole and his staff has been wonderful!
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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Rosemary A. – Jul 09, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Cole and his staff was beyond my expectations. Even though I needed to have an adjustment to my right eye, it was handled excellently. The only recommendation I would make would is to have the staff explain the recovery in more detail, and the possible things that could happen. I experienced an extreme amount of swelling that lasted for many months, as well as a lot of redness that took months to go away. Other than knowing more about the possible side effects of the surgery, I would recommend Dr. Cole to anyone looking to have plastic surgery.
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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Judith J. – Jul 09, 2019
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Dr. Cole and his entire staff are wonderful. He explained the procedure in detail and spent an enormous amount of time with me answering my many questions. My only regret is that I didn't see him earlier. I highly recommend Dr. Cole!
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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Anonymous – Jul 02, 2019
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After letting a minor stye issue develop into a serious medical problem, Dr Cole was able to put a plan together to get my eyelids back to where they need to be! From when I first showed up to my post-op appointment, I have gotten the information I need and the results have been very in line with what Dr Cole described and what I'd anticipated. Could not be happier with the overall experience.
What went well
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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William G. – Jun 26, 2019
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Cole's dedication to standards of excellence in his profession is seen through his vast experiences within the fields of rejuvenation and reconstructive...Read more

Biography

Dr. Chip Cole is a nationally and internationally recognized, quadruple board-certified surgeon, specializing in Oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Alton Ochsner Med Fndn
Residency Hospital
1992
Vanderbilt University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Tulane University
Residency Hospital
1990
Tulane University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1986
Tulane School Of Medicine, New Orleans La
Medical School
1986
Tulane University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Is Dr. Chip Cole, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Chip Cole, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cole frequently treats Blind Hypertensive Eye, Ectropion of Eyelid, and Eyelid Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cole treats.

Where is Dr. Chip Cole, MD's office located?

Dr. Cole's office is located at 5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 640, Atlanta, GA 30342. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Oculus Plastic Surgery

Oculus Plastic Surgery5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 640 Atlanta, GA 30342
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cole is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Piedmont Hospital

Atlanta, GA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)