Dr. Donald C. Stephens III, MD

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Dr. Donald C. Stephens III, MD

Ophthalmology | Male

Retina Specialists of Ohio 5500 Ridge Rd Ste 208, Parma, OH 44129 Get Directions
(440) 884-7181

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Priority Health
  • SummaCare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Mogadore, OH |
Wonderful. I think he is very skilled, thorough and a competent physician.
in Mentor, OH |
I live in Mentor, Ohio and I see Dr. Stephens in his Parma office. I have had diabetes for 15 years before I had eye problems. I went to other local Eye Surgeon Doctors near me but Dr. Stephens is by far superior to others. Dr Stephens is the finest Dr I have ever been to. He repaired both detached retains and provided laser repair as well. During and after my surgeries I had no pain and was completely satisfied with his care. You won't find a better specialist anywhere. 5Star Platinum
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Diseases
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Optomap® Retinal Exam
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Surgery

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Summa Health Systems/Akron City Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Retina Specialists Of Alabama, Llc

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Kent State University

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Stephens III' Office & Staff

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Dr. Stephens III' Care Philosophy

I strive to provide outstanding care in a timely and caring manner.