Dr. Gary Passons, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 67

Dr. Gary Passons, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis and Methodist North Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Passons to book an appointment.

Dr. Passons

Passons Eye Center, PLLC

909 Ridgeway Loop Rd Memphis, TN 38120
Accepting new patients

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Passons' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Drusen
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Dr. Passons treats Drusen more than 99% of his peers

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

Floaters
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Dr. Passons treats Floaters more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Passons treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Passons treats Eye Cancer more than 96% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Passons' conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diplopia
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Heterophoria
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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(901) 683-1112

Dr. Passons accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Passons' Reviews

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4.8

Based on 16 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Echols performed cataract surgery on my left eye. Great work and great guy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mike Rossi – Oct 29, 2020
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Best eye doctor in Memphis, my wife and I have been going to him for years. He is very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. His staff are great and they do everything to help make every visit a pleasure. Can't recommend Dr. Passons enough!
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
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BrianC – May 01, 2020
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Didn’t listen to me and my orobkems. Came out of surgery in worse shape .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 19, 2019
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Dr. Passons performed cataract removal on me today. He has an incredible bedside manner and a terrific staff to boot!
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Passons worked his surgical schedule around so that he could operate on me right away as I had a very large cataract on an eye that has been operated on for torn retina issues. He was very nice and explained everything up front and his surgical skills are the best! I am seeing better already and am optimistic for the future of my vision. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs vision surgery. He is the BEST!
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
21 people found this helpful
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Barry Carter in Coldwater, MS – Sep 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gary Passons, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Memphis, TN and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

U Tenn
Residency Hospital
1981
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Internship Hospital
1980
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
Vanderbilt
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Gary Passons, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Passons frequently treats Drusen, Floaters, and Eye Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Passons treats.

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Dr. Passons' office is located at 909 Ridgeway Loop Rd, Memphis, TN 38120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Passons Eye Center, PLLC

Passons Eye Center, PLLC909 Ridgeway Loop Rd Memphis, TN 38120
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Passons is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Methodist North Hospital

Memphis, TN

Methodist University Hospital

Memphis, TN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average