Dr. Eric Postel, MD

Dr. Eric Postel, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(4)
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Dr. Eric Postel, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Durham, NC. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

2351 Erwin Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 681-3937

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Endophthalmitis
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more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Postel I see a large variety of patients who suffer from a multitude of eye diseases that affect the back of the eye specifically the retina and vitreous. I treat some simple but mostly complex retinal diseases most commonly macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy retinal detachment and other macular disease as well as ocular trauma and uveitis. I became interested in medicine as a young child. My father is a psychiatrist and my mother a molecular biologist (both now retired) so I was surrounded by science and worked in biochemistry labs even as a young teenager. I also knew fairly early on that I wanted to become a surgeon. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others. I enjoy getting to know my patients and have a friendly relationship with them. As far as personal interests I love to spend time with my wife and our two daughters. I am a soccer dad and a musician of sorts as Ive played guitar and bass in several bands. I also enjoy photography and suffer through swimming running and other athletic exploits.

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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

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • 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
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Jefferson Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • The Miriam Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Duke Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Eye Institute Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Postel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Postel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Postel to family and friends
5.0
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Dr. Postel'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
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Dr. Postel accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Postel has admitting privileges

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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