Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD

Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD

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Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
36 y/o
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Dr. Elisabeth Aponte, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Duluth, MN and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in ophthalmology.

Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 2nd Street Building

502 E 2nd St

Duluth, MN 55805
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Aponte performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Glaucoma
very high
more than 93% of peers
Glaucoma Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Ocular Hypertension
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Aponte "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."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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14  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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

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Dr. Aponte's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Aponte to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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 (3)

I would highly recommend Dr. Aponte. She is professional,polite & incredibly intelligent. I was extremely nervous about the procedure, I have had some very bad experiences with Doctors. She made me feel very comfortable. My eyesight was getting bad,and do to Dr. Aponte, my eye sight has greatly...more
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Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Aponte. We feel fortunate to have her on our team and will pass on your kind words to her. -Andrew

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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.
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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

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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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