Dr. Joel George, MD

Dr. Joel George, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
(5)
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Dr. Joel George, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Harlingen, TX and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED in 2003 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2224 Camelot Plaza Cir

Harlingen, TX 78550

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Conjunctival Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. George Welcome to Thurmond Eye Associates, where for more than 50 years, our dedication and focus on leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques has been surpassed only by our commitment to quality patient care. Since Dr. Jack Thurmond first founded our practice in 1962, our focus has been to help patients enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision. After establishing our first eye center in Weslaco, we have opened additional Thurmond Eye Associates locations in McAllen, Mission and Rio Grande City. This gives our patients convenient access to the same high quality comprehensive eye care found in the leading medical centers across the country.
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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

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Texas Tech
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Texas Tech
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas Southwestern
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. George has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. George to family and friends
4.2
based on 5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (4)
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  • 3
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Dr. George'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
16 to 30 minutes

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