Dr. Donald E. Poland, MD

Dr. Donald E. Poland, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 60 years old

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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.Read more

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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.

in Atlanta, GA |
Fantastic physician, great bedside manner, terrific personality, and a attentive to my needs. A perfect eye exam experience, and I've had a few.
in Duluth, GA |
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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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

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