Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD
I have completed additional training above and beyond traditional ophthalmology training which has provided me with additional expertise in the treatment of and surgery for a multitude of eye conditions. Additionally as an MD / PhD, I am actively engaged in research and teaching. I have been recognized by my peers as a "Top Doctor", by the Consumers Research Council as a " Top Ophthalmologist", by the Princeton Review as a "Top Alumnus", by US News and World Report as a "Top Doctor" and by Who's Who in Medicine as a "Top Doctor". I am also the recipient of an "Innovator Award" from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. In 2010 at the World Forum, Cambridge University I received the " Man of the Year in Medicine Award" for technologies that I developed which is used to prevent blindness. I am also co-developer of the common surgical procedure used to treat glaucoma and developer of the anesthesia procedure used for cataract surgery. I hold twenty-three patents on eye related technology and have two patents pending on cataract surgery technology.

35 Washington St

Mystic, CT 06355

Contact Information

(860) 572-2020

Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD

Dr. Francis Falck Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • HAP Insurance
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Trichiasis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
55

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Coreoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photocoagulation
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • Eastern Ct State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Other Education | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Man of the Year in Medicine Award, World Forum, Cambridge University, 2010
  • Outstanding Alumnus of an American University, Princeton Review, 2008
  • James Walker Award, University of Connecticut School Of Medicine, 1986
  • Surgical Scholar, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1982
  • Best Physician Award in New London County, US Business, 2008,2009
  • One of America's Best Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council of Washington, DC, 2005-2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Falck Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Falck Jr to family and friends
3.1
based on 23 total reviews
Dr. Falck Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Dr. Falck Jr Says:

The average from twenty-three patients does not accurately reflect the experience of the thousands of patients we treat, nor does it accurately reflect the commitment of our staff, the state of art offices we have or the technology that we have available.

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Dr. Falck Jr accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
    Choice
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    Basic PPO
  • Vista Health Plan
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  • WellPoint

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