Dr. Deborah Distefano, MD

Dr. Deborah Distefano, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 67
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Deborah Distefano, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. She is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

1815 Gunbarrel Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Corneal Ulcer
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
53

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Astigmatism Correction Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal

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

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Mass Ee Infirm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Distefano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Distefano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Distefano to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Distefano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr Distefano did my lasek procedure on Monday. Apparently my eye was itching while I slept Tuesday night, so of course I shoved my thumbnail in my eye. I called her office before business hours on Wednesday because of the excruciating pain I created for myself. Her staff told me to come to the office immediately, Dr D brought me right back, examined me. She knew how upset I was, she hugged me and told me I was going to be fine. She treated my eye, but most importantly she treated me with care.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Distefano accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • 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
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Distefano has admitting privileges

Erlanger Medical Center
975 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403
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Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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