Dr. Curt Tyler Young was raised in Presque Isle, Maine. He attended Syracuse University where he achieved his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. He gained experience as an ambulatory surgery nurse in Ophthalmology as well as an Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry Nurse. He continued at Syracuse University to earn his Master’s degree in Nursing and was the youngest male to graduate from Syracuse University as a licensed Nurse Practitioner. He worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Medicine before answering his calling to train as a physician. He graduated from St. Christopher's College of Medicine in Cambridge, England in 2002. During his training he gained experience in Ophthalmology doing elective rotations at Tulane University, and Louisiana State University in New Orleans. His residency training was at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana where he successfully completed his Internship in Internal Medicine gaining experience at LSU Hospital, and the Veterans Administration hospital in Shreveport. After that he returned to New Orleans to help rebuild Tulane's Ophthalmology program that was still hoppled by Katrina. After finishing his residency training, he accepted a Retina Fellowship position at Tulane University training with the world renowned James Diamond, MD. Today, Dr. Young is the Medical Director of Vision Care of Maine with offices in Bangor, Houlton, Presque Isle Dover Foxcroft and Madawaska Maine. Dr. Young offers his patients the most advanced medical and surgical care for treatment of Cataracts and Retinal Disease. The practice offers the most advanced options for medical and surgical eye care including Laser Assisted Cataract Extraction (LACE) and LASIK. Vision Care of Maine has served people of Northern Maine for over 40 years.
Dr. Young'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
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Dr. Young does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Young's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Contusion of the Eyeball
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
Soft Contact Lenses
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated
St. Christopher's College of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated
Internship Hospital | Completed
Veterans Administration Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed
Louisiana State University
Residency Hospital | Completed
Tulane University of Louisiana
Fellowship Hospital | Completed
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Young has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Young has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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