Dr. Frank Garber, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 62

Dr. Frank Garber, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garber to book an appointment.

Dr. Garber

Vitreo Retinal Associates PC

2505 East Paris Ave Se Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Garber's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Retinal Neovascularization
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garber treats Retinal Neovascularization more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Garber treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Macular Edema
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garber treats Macular Edema more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Garber treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garber treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Garber treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Garber's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hypopyon
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(616) 285-1200

Dr. Garber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Spectrum Health

Dr. Garber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garber

4.7

Based on 70 ratings

5 Stars
87.14285714285714%
(61)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
(4)
3 Stars
1.4285714285714286%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5.714285714285714%
(4)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (51)
  • Staff friendliness (50)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (50)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Dr Garber is always very kind and good about explaining and answering all my questions....and that is what I want from any Doctor taking care of me or my family. I highly recommend Dr. Garber for eye care.
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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Karen R – Mar 14, 2021
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Dr. Garber is one of the finest Dr’s I have experienced. He helped me after a frightening incident on a Sunday (Father’s Day), he called me at home and eased my mind and told me to call his office first thing in the morning and he would see me immediately, which he did. He goes farther than he would have to in order to ease my mind. He is a great example of a real Doctor. Ruth Nowak * Yes I will and I have. (Recommend Dr. Garber)
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
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Ruth Nowak – Feb 24, 2021
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Was on time and very thorough.
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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Marcia rossman – Feb 15, 2021
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Dr. Garber is an exceptional retina specialist. I have seen Dr. Garber for almost as long as he has been a doctor. I trust his opinions on treatment and take any advice he recommends. Dr. Garber is definitely a leading edge specialist in his field who I have the highest respect for.
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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Gregory S Hanson – Feb 13, 2021
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Dr. Garber is a seasoned Retinal Specialist and I was impressed with his thorough but efficient exam, left our visit with renewed confidence. His assistant Casey was competent, and both were quite personable.
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
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Grama Doodles – Feb 11, 2021
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Great visit! Takes time to explain issues.
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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Donald Nolte, PE – Feb 08, 2021
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Super fast run through, didn't seem to be as concerned about my eyes as the general doctor was, and a little rough. He did seem to really know his stuff though and he seemed to be very thorough about explaining everything
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Julie – Jan 20, 2021
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He knows his job very well and explains it to me so I understand everything. Answers any questions you have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Mary brown – Sep 10, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Garber for several years now. I had a retina that was beginning to detach; he fixed that and there have been no more issues with it. And now for the last two or three years he has been treating my wet macular degeneration. He is kind, thorough, and explains everything he is doing, as well as answering any questions. The staff has always been friendly and informative as well. I highly recommend Dr. Garber And VRA!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Marilyn Napp – Aug 18, 2020
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Dr. Garber is very informative and professional. He's helped me with several issues and continues to monitor and inform me. I would recommend him to anyone needing help with eye care from an Ophthamologist.
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Frank Alber – Apr 15, 2020
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Competent. Communicates. Not his fault that my eyes did not fully cooperate.
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doubleret – Mar 10, 2020
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Check up went well
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Mar 09, 2020
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I have a long history of eye problems and Dr. Garber has treated me through all of them. By all rights I should be blind but Dr. Garber's excellent care has prevented that. I am very grateful and would highly recommend Dr. Garber to anyone who needs a doctor who they can trust.
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Jerry Boynton – Mar 07, 2020
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He did a great job reattaching my retina. I have been with him for 17 years now.
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Feb 29, 2020
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He is friendly and answers all questions. I would recommend him to anyone. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
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Thomas Steendam – Feb 20, 2020
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Yearly checkup, year 5 after a vitrectomy. Dr. Garber has simply been outstanding. I was very lucky to have been referred to him. Highly recommend.
What went well
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What could be improved
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JAMESSWOBODA@COMCAST.NET – Feb 13, 2020
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Top of the line provider. Perfectionist and performs. informative and educates the patient. He’s the only one I will use for his specialties. ben Wrigley
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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ben WRIGLEY in grand Rapids, MI – Jan 25, 2020
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I was 100% grateful and 110% pleased with the service Dr, Garber and his office provided. Excellent restorative work. Also noteworthy is the analog service: a real person answers the phone and there are no voice prompts. What a joy.
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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Jeffrey Lende – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Garber is an excellent retinal eye surgeon. He also does an amazing job of explaining what to expect. He helps you feel less anxious. He performed my 2nd eye vitrectomy and I am doing well.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 23, 2020
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Very personable. He carefully explained what he was going to do and what he was doing, during the procedure. Even though I wasn’t quite sure, what was happening, it felt comforting that he was quick and deliberate.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Chris McDowell – Jan 18, 2020
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Frank Garber, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1990
Jules Stein Eye Inst-UCLA
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Jules Stein Eye Inst-UCLA
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Michigan Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1985
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
CARLETON COLLEGE
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Is Dr. Frank Garber, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Frank Garber, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garber frequently treats Retinal Neovascularization, Macular Edema, and Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garber treats.

Where is Dr. Frank Garber, MD's office located?

Dr. Garber's office is located at 2505 East Paris Ave Se Ste 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Vitreo Retinal Associates PC

Vitreo-Retinal Associates, PC2505 East Paris Ave Se Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Garber is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus

Grand Rapids, MI

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

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)