Dr. Donald Poland, MD

Dr. Donald Poland, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Donald Poland, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.

3120 Maple Dr NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 28 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poland "I chose ophthalmology because it fits my personality. I like the joy patients receive when they have surgery that corrects their vision problems. I was privileged to train under two of the leading cornea experts in the world, Dr. Herb Kaufman and Dr. Marguerite McDonald. My care philosophy is that treating patients is a team effort. We decide, the patient and I, the best course of treatment and what we can do to improve their vision and their life."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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17  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • 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.


  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Erlanger Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Erlanger Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poland's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poland to family and friends
20 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Poland's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Poland Says:

We do patient satisfaction surveys on a regular basis to ensure that our patients are consistently getting the best care possible. We review these surveys and promptly address any problems identified.


Patient Comments (3)

I brought in a referral from my primary care doctor Ben Bobon on 6/8 after speaking to Lena earlier that morning. She told the paperwork was lacking information at which time i called the PC ofc and they faxed it over promptly. Lena told me she would contact me when received to schedule an...more
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Fantastic physician, great bedside manner, terrific personality, and a attentive to my needs. A perfect eye exam experience, and I've had a few.
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We are so pleased that you had a good experience. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

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Dr. Poland performed my cataract surgery for both eyes. I have total confidence in him and he is the perfect example of how a health care provider should treat theri patients. His staff is also top shelf and every associate I had any interaction with was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend...more
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Thank you so much for the kind words! We are delighted that you had such a positive experience, and we look forward to seeing you at your next visit.

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