Dr. David Chin Yee, MD

Dr. David Chin Yee, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 34
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Dr. David Chin Yee, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Macon, GA and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2009 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

6055 Lakeside Commons Dr Ste 310

Macon, GA 31210

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chin Yee performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Chin Yee's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chin Yee "Dr. David Chin Yee grew up in Kingston, Jamaica until the age of 16. He then moved to South Florida where he graduated at the top of his class from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Dr. Chin Yee received his Bachelor of Science degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Miami. For his senior project, a novel eye drop holder, he was awarded the most outstanding senior design project, in addition to an Invention Disclosure with the University. Dr. Chin Yee then attended the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where he founded a medical mission to his home country of Jamaica. During his residency at The Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, he was elected to serve as Chief Resident during his final year of residency. While there, in addition to refining his clinical care of patients, Dr. Chin Yee was actively involved in a variety of research projects. After residency, he attended Washington University in St. Louis, considered one of the top institutions for Ophthalmology in the U.S. News rankings for a fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery. There, he trained with international leaders in both surgical and medical care of retinal diseases. During his fellowship he cared for patients at Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, The University Eye Services clinic, John Cochrane Veteran Affairs Hospital, and Eye Associates, while participating in the clinical instruction of residents at those hospitals. He was also honored with the prestigious Golden Apple award, given for outstanding dedication and contribution to resident education by his residents and peers, while in St. Louis. He has published journal articles on many retinal topics including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, central serous choroidopathy, vitreo-retinal surgery, and ocular trauma. He has presented these research findings at prestigious national meetings including the American Association of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr. Chin Yee is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology (GSO) and the Ophthalmological society of the West Indies (OSWI)."

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2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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11  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Jackson Mem Hosp-U Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Henry Ford Hlth System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chin Yee has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chin Yee's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chin Yee to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
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Dr. Chin Yee's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I had to have emergency retinal surgery right before Easter. Dr. Chin Yee stayed to perform my surgery in the afternoon, even though I was not scheduled for the operating room. He did an amazing job repairing my detached retina and after 2 weeks my vision is almost back to normal! I am very...more
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