Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD

Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
35 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Duluth, MN. She is 35 years old and has been practicing for 8 years. Dr. Aponte is affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center.

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building

502 E 2nd St

Duluth, MN 55805
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

As an ophthalmologist and a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist, I believe in providing patients with outstanding comprehensive eye care as well as expert care in glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. My patients receive a thorough evaluation and are actively listened to, in order to ensure that all their concerns have been addressed by the end of the visit.
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Experience for Dr. Aponte

Gain confidence in your healthcare decisions by comparing quality indicators on our provider profiles: education, board certification, years of practice, patient experience, and now Top Care Areas, which gives frequency in conditions treated or procedures performed. More about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas for Dr. Aponte by Patient Volume

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Glaucoma

Dr. Aponte treated this condition for more patients than 76% of her peers nationwide.

high

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Excision of Chalazion

Dr. Aponte's volume for this procedure ranks within the 71st percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to her peers.

normal

3

Ocular Hypertension

Dr. Aponte's volume for this condition ranks within the 62nd percentile in our national data set. This is statistically normal relative to her peers.

normal

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

Are you Dr. Aponte?

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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Procedures

  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Trabeculectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Miami Dade College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • University of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Cleveland Clin Cole Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Aponte has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Creole
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Aponte does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Aponte and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Aponte's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aponte to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Aponte's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Skokie, IL |
She was a resident when I saw her. Maybe that was why she was not able to help me at the time. I had to see someone else who was able to help me.
I apologize for the delayed response to your review, I just learned of it today. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. We take all patient concerns seriously and use the information to improve our care. We will bring your review to the attention of our leadership team. -Andrew
in Silver bay, mn |
She was very thorough and took time to listen and address our questions. She and her staff were very professional. It was a great experience.
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Dr. Aponte accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Aponte has admitting privileges

Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center
407 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805
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