Dr. Douglas Edwards, MD

Ophthalmology •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Edwards
Accepting new patients

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin

503 S Center Ave Ste 7 Merrill, WI 54452

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(715) 536-2535

Dr. Douglas Edwards, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Merrill, WI and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Iowa College Of Med medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint Marys Hospital and Aspirus Medford Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Edwards to book an appointment.


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Dr. Edwards accepts the following insurance:

Advantra
Freedom
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Alliance Health Care
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-WI PPO
Balanced Blue Preferred-WI POS
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin) PPO
Blue Access w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI PPO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-WI POS
Blue Preferred Network-WI
Blue Preferred Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Preferred Plus-WI POS
Blue Priority (Select Network)-WI
Blue Priority Plus w/ Pref Retail Clinics-WI POS
Blue Priority WI Network-WI
Blue Traditional Network-WI
Bronze Blue Access-WI PPO
Bronze Blue Preferred-WI POS
Bronze Blue Priority-WI POS
Catastrophic Blue Priority-WI
Gold Blue Access-WI PPO
Gold Blue Preferred-WI POS
Gold Blue Priority-WI POS
Lumenos plans - Blue Access-WI
Lumenos plans - Blue Preferred-WI
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Platinum Blue Access-WI PPO
Platinum Blue Preferred-WI POS
Platinum Blue Priority-WI POS
Silver Blue Access-WI PPO
Silver Blue Preferred-WI POS
Silver Blue Priority-WI POS
Well Priority-WI POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Arise Health Plan
Arise Health Plan HMO
Aspirus Network, Inc.
North Central Healthcare Alliance (NCHA)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthEOS
HealthPartners
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Humana
Choice
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care PPO
Gold Choice
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pyramid Life
Security Health Plan (SHP)
Advocare Medicare Advantage HMO
Today's Options
Medicare Advantage PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Universal American
Wausau Benefits
WEA Trust
WEA Insurance Corporation
WPS Health Insurance
Focus POS
Indemnity
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Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Optic Neuritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Optic Neuritis more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Eye Cancer more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Graves' Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Graves' Disease more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Edwards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esophoria
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Intralase
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratitis
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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when Dr Edwards performed my first cataract surgery he said that I was his highest correction (I am no longer). that was in 2006. after that he did lasik giving me mono vision allowing for uncorrected vision for the first time since I was in early elementary school. after the lasik surgery I was put on eye drop to reduce my eye pressures. about a year after that I asked to stop taking the drops and he worked with me and I have been eye drop free since then. after my most recent visit my pressures were measured and they are rising once again and drops were once again prescribed but all of my options were presented. Dr Edward has brought me a long way with my vision and is continually making sure I have the best vision and healthy eyes possible.
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I saw Dr. Edwards while visiting in the Wausau area. He was an extremely competent and caring ophthalmologist. He was willing to take the time to answer all of the questions I presented to him regarding my eye health concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Edwards to any individual looking for an excellent eye doctor in Wausau.
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Judith Schafer in New Providence, Iowa – Mar 27, 2018
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Dr Edwards did an amazing job with my lasik surgery. He is not only a great surgeon but has a wonderful bedside manner. He made me comfortable with my decision and I can’t say that I mind not wearing glasses or contacts ! It’s great to be able to play with the kids, swim and be active. Thank you Dr. Edwards!
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Wausau WI – Mar 25, 2018
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I had cataract surgery with Dr. Edwards in Feb. 2013. Since then I have been dealing with double vision and trying to get the correct prism in my glasses to be comfortable. It has been a continuing frustration and expense. I feel he was distracted during my second eye procedure while talking with the representatives from the premium lense company and had difficulty placing that lense. When I talked to him he said it had NEVER happened before. I find this hard to believe. Very disappointed.
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Medford – Dec 28, 2017
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Phone call was not returned as promised Required several follow up efforts on my part. Exam was cursory, verbal nonspecific referral made, i.e.. you should see a surgeon in your area No written referral given, no sense of urgency, no diagnostic information that could be shared. Not impressed.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

One Vision. Yours.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Mayo Medical School
Residency Hospital
2000
Gundersen Lutheran
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Iowa College Of Med
Medical School

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Locations

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin503 S Center Ave Ste 7 Merrill, WI 54452
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C. - Medford101 S Gibson St Medford, WI 54451
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin2 E Ocala St Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin109 E State Highway 64 Antigo, WI 54409
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, S.C. - Stevens Point3401 STANLEY ST Stevens Point, WI 54481
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin800 N 1st St Wausau, WI 54403
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Saint Marys Hospital

Rhinelander, WI

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Aspirus Medford Hospital

Medford, WI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, WI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)