Dr. Deborah Distefano, MD

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Dr. Deborah Distefano, MD

Ophthalmology | Female

Distefano Regional Associates 1815 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Get Directions
(423) 648-3937

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Dr. Distefano specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in Chattanooga, TN. She practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • 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
  • Visual Field Defects

Procedures Performed

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

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  • 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 School
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Of Wisconsin

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Med College Of Wisconsin

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass EE Infirm

    Completed in 1982

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Distefano's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Distefano

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients