Dr. Donald Stephens, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Stephens
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Novus Clinic

518 West Ave Tallmadge, OH 44278

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Dr. Donald Stephens, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Tallmadge, OH and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System - Akron Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stephens to book an appointment.


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4.4

Based on 38 ratings

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He is a very caring expert. He helped me regain my eye site. I am a diabetic with severe retina damage detachments in both eyes and he corrected it to near perfect vision. I would recommend him to everyone. He is a true professional, that has very high standards and is above others. Expect the best. He is.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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6 people found this helpful
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Mike – Aug 14, 2019
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I have had two visits with the doctor and each time he and his staff were professional and courteous. My eyes are well and I monitor for AMD.
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Govind – Aug 07, 2019
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“Dr. Stephens is an excellent ophthalmologist along with his staff of professional doctors. Dr. Stephens performed surgery on my eye due to a macular hole. I am so very pleased with the surgery. I can see better each day. My eye is continually improving towards a healthy eye sight. I would recommend Dr. Stephens and his staff to anyone. Thank you all so very much for saving my eye sight.” ~Diane S
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane S. – Jul 27, 2019
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“Words can’t be expressed how we appreciate what you and your staff did for our daughter. Our hearts are filled with gratitude towards you all! May the good Lord bless you richly; is our wish! You have been here for her for over a year, 24 hours a day.We couldn’t ask for more. Than you so much.” ~Esther B.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Esther B. – Jul 18, 2019
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“Almost eight years ago I experienced a vitreal detachment which resulted in a very large opacity obstructing my vision in my right eye. It moved from side to side but was always visible. Everyday activities such as driving, reading and working were difficult and frustrating.” ” Over the years I sought help from several specialists; not one was willing to address my problem. One even complained that I wasted his time.” “I recently visited a new ophthalmologist for a routine exam. He could not understand why I had suffered with that opacity for so long and recommended I see Dr. Stephens for an evaluation. Could I finally hope for a miracle?” “When Dr. Stephens assured me that he could perform a vitrectomy to remove the opacity I was moved to tears. I agreed that we should proceed with the FOV. His genuine concern, as well as his technical knowledge and experience convinced me that the reward was worth any risks. The procedure went smoothly; exactly as he described it. Thanks! Karen
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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8 people found this helpful
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Karen in Parma, OH – Jun 28, 2019
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“I have been a patient at MetroHealth since the 1980’s. In 2005 I had a corneal transplant performed by Dr. Steinemann. Unfortunately, in the past year my body has rejected the transplant, and most recently the eye became infected and the retina detached.” “On March 9th, Dr. Steinemann and Dr. Stephens, will operate on my eye in tandem as the rejecting cornea is removed, a port hole placed in the eye, the retina repaired and a new cornea transplant attached.” “How fortunate I am to have a team with such skilled physicians and a family of wonderful staff supporting them.” “My sincere and heartfelt thanks … excellent health care that is provided to our community.” Doris S. from Cleveland
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Doris in Cleveland, OH – Jun 28, 2019
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“Thanks to you and your staff for making possible the excellent results of my eye operation. My spider-like floater is gone from the center of my vision as a result of the vitrectomy you preformed.” “As an unexpected, but added bonus, the removal of the retinal membrane eliminated the distortions caused by my retinal scar. I had resigned myself to having to live with those distortions for the rest of my life. I am extremely pleased that you were able to correct this problem as well.” “The vision of my eye has improved nicely, ahead of forecast, and for that I am thankful.” “Thank you all, for what I consider to be a very successful outcome.” ~Bruce M.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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bruce m in OH – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Stephens and his staff took control of my situation and calmed my fear and fixed the problem quickly. i am so thankful they are their for me now and in the future.
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Mar 27, 2019
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I moved from Cincinnati to Ravenna in 2013. I was here 2 weeks and had issues with my retina. Had to have an emergency appt on Saturday night, and Dr met me at his office in Streetsboro. Ended up having eye surgery on the following Monday. I would highly recommend Dr Stephens for any eye issues. I now moved from Ravenna to Chardon and now drive to his Tallmadge office. He is caring, explains what is going on, and spends time with you. It’s been 5 yrs and I still won’t go to another eye Dr.
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Sherry Garling in Chardon – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr. Stephens is the best Opthamologist I have ever seen. He goes above and beyond for his patients. He is very understanding and explains everything in great detail. He has my utmost trust in treating my vision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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12 people found this helpful
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Zachary M. in Cleveland, OH – Sep 07, 2018
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I would like to start this review out by saying Dr. Stevens is an amazing Doctor! I would recommend him to anyone I know. I was in a major car accident which left me almost completely blind in my right eye. I was told at the Hospital that I would loose my eye and never see out of it again. Dr. Stevens saved it and has made it possible to see. My sight isn't perfect but considering what my options were he is a miracle worker. I thank God to have found such a skilled doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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Dimitra in savannah, GA – Jul 20, 2018
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Dr. Stephens answered an emergency call at a area hospital and saved the sight of a very grateful women with a detached retina. That women was me. I had been told no one was available to do my surgery.It was suggested I go home and follow up on Monday. (two days later) My father had a detached retina,I knew time was critical in saving one's sight. Dr. Stephens volunteered to come to do my surgery.He was kind ,informative , and an excellent surgeon. I will always be grateful for his kindness!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Diane Boling in Akron, OH – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. STEPHENS recognized a problem and started treatment immediately. He attacks Macula aggressively and hopefully will slow this process as much as possible. Very caring man and wonderful staff
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Jennie gibbond in Kent, OH – Apr 15, 2017
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Dr. Stephens removed a thick cataract and placed a lens in my left eye. I can't begin t o express my pleasure with the doctor, procedure and clinic. The procedure was painless! The kindness shown was beyond my expectations. I can't imagine letting anyone else work on my eyes. Excellent results!!! Very thoughtful!
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Monica Gillen in Elyria, OH – Dec 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Retina Specialists Of Alabama, Llc
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Montefior Med Ctr Albert Einstein Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1997
SUMMA Health Systems/Akron City Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Kent State University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Donald Stephens, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Donald Stephens, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Stephens' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Donald Stephens, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stephens frequently treats Retina Diseases, Eye Surgery, and Vitreoretinal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stephens treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Stephens, MD's office located?

Dr. Stephens' office is located at 518 West Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Donald Stephens, MD speak?

Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Donald Stephens, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Stephens has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Dr. Stephens' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Retina Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stephens treats Retina Diseases more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Stephens treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Eye Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stephens performs Eye Surgery more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Stephens performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Vitreoretinal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stephens performs Vitreoretinal Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Stephens performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Stephens' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Black Eye
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Headache
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Ulcer
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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Locations

Novus Clinic

Novus Clinic518 West Ave Tallmadge, OH 44278
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Novus Clinic37500 HARVEST AVE Avon, OH 44011
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Retina Specialists of Ohio5500 Ridge Rd Ste 208 Parma, OH 44129
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Streetsboro Office1155 State Route 303 Streetsboro, OH 44241
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