Dr. Donald E. Poland, MD

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Dr. Donald E. Poland, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Georgia Eye Associates 3120 Maple Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 Get Directions
(404) 233-3267

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I chose ophthalmology because it fits my personality. I like the joy patients receive when they have surgery that corrects...   Read More

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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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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. Poland's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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.

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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 Georgia Eye associates for complete eye care.
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      Specialties

      • Ophthalmology
      • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
      • Anterior Segment Surgery
      • Cataract Surgery
      • Cornea & External Diseases
      • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
      • Glaucoma

      Board Certifications

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      • Ophthalmology

      Conditions Treated

      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Astigmatism
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
      • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blepharitis
      • Blindness
      • Brain Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Cataract
      • Chalazion
      • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
      • Corneal Ulcer
      • Diabetic Retinopathy
      • Diplopia
      • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
      • Drusen
      • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
      • Eye Cancer
      • Eye Infections
      • Eyelid Disorders
      • Glaucoma
      • Headache
      • Herpetic Keratitis
      • Hyphema
      • Iridocyclitis
      • Keratitis
      • Keratoconus
      • Macular Edema
      • Migraine
      • Nystagmus
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
      • Pterygium
      • Retina Diseases
      • Retinal Hemorrhage
      • Retinal Vein Occlusion
      • Sarcoidosis
      • Senile Cataracts
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Stye
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • 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
      • LASIK
      • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
      • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
      • Pterygium Surgery
      • Repair of Eye Laceration
      • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
      • Vitreoretinal Surgery

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery

        Graduated in 1982

      • Internship Hospital
        Erlanger Med Center

        Completed in 1983

      • Residency Hospital
        Erlanger Medical Center
      • Fellowship Hospital
        Louisiana State University Eye Center, New Orleans
      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Tennessee

        Graduated in 1978

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Poland'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
      • Board certified in Ophthalmology
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Poland's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Poland

      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
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      Dr. Poland's Care Philosophy

      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.

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      Dr. Poland says...

      The technology is constantly evolving to give the patients better and safer outcomes. We have some of the happiest patients in all fields of medicine. I try to make every patient feel welcome. I think my confidence gives patients an immediate sense of relief that they're going to have a good outcome in my hands.

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      Dr. Poland says...

      My average patient comes to me because of my reputation. I've been in practice for over 20 years, and I have done thousands upon thousands of eye surgeries. I do everything possible to improve my patient's vision, from fitting with a better pair of glasses to operating on their eyes.

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      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.