Dr. Douglas Edwards, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 48

Dr. Douglas Edwards, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Wausau, WI and has over 22 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.

Dr. Edwards

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin Sc

800 N 1st St Wausau, WI 54403
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Presbyopia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Presbyopia more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Edwards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Intralase
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(715) 344-6544

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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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
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
Statewide

Dr. Edwards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Edwards

4.4

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Office environment (9)
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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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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What could be improved
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May 16, 2019
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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.
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
No results
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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!
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
4 people found this helpful
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Brookfield, WI – Dec 30, 2015
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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

Awards

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What are Dr. Douglas Edwards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Edwards frequently treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Presbyopia, and Cataract Removal Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Edwards treats.

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Dr. Edwards' office is located at 800 N 1st St, Wausau, WI 54403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Eye Clinic of Wisconsin Sc800 N 1st St Wausau, WI 54403
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Eye Clinic of Wisconsin Sc2 E Ocala St Rhinelander, WI 54501
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Edwards is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension Saint Marys Hospital

Rhinelander, WI

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

Aspirus Medford Hospital

Medford, WI

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

Wausau, WI

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)