Dr. Gary Kocher, MD
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Ophthalmology | Male

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Dr. Gary Kocher, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Kocher is affiliated with Providence Health.

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based on 10 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Kocher'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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in West Columbia, SC |
Dr. Gary Kocher is a very efficient and thorough doctor. He is honest and trustworthy and he and his staff have always provided kind and gentle care. I think he is the very best eye doctor around. I would recommend all of my family and friends to him. Best of the best without a doubt!
in Lexington, SC |
Dr. Kocher has been my eye care Ophthalmologist for 30 years. In every instance he and his staff have be supportive and thorough in providing for my eye care and comfort of visits. Wait time is minimal and is the most pleasant of all my doctor visits. They have always worked me in when I had a urgent need. Just today, they gave me a 30 minute appointment and saw me within 5 minutes after I arrived. Sherry, his scheduler, is very accommodating. I recommend Dr.Kocher highly to family and friends.
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Dr. Kocher's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    WV UNIV SCH OF MED

    Graduated in 1978

  • Internship Hospital
    Med U Hosp SC

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Med U Hosp SC

    Completed in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery