Dr. John Garrett, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 72

Dr. John Garrett, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Iron Mountain, MI and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from IN UNIV SCH OF MED medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dickinson County Memorial Hospital and Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Garrett to book an appointment.

Dr. Garrett

Garrett Eye Center

1301 Carpenter Ave Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Garrett's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrett treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Garrett treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrett performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Garrett performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Drusen
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrett treats Drusen more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Garrett treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Garrett's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(906) 786-6705

Dr. Garrett accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
National Elevator
NGS CoreSource
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Pyramid Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wisconsin Physicians Service

Dr. Garrett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garrett

4.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
75.86206896551724%
(22)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
2 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(2)
1 Star
10.344827586206897%
(3)
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  • Office environment (21)
  • Appointment scheduling (20)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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Great doctor and caring staff. All around good experience. I recommend him to anyone with eye issues.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dave Linja – Jun 11, 2021
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My dad had his cataracts done by Dr. Garrett and is very happy with the outcome. He chose the Toric lens and it has greatly improved his vision!
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Don – Dec 29, 2020
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Everything went very well with my surgery. Dr Garrett and his staff makes treats me like a long lost friend. Dr Garrett and his staff are very professional and courteous. I will highly recommend Dr Garrett to anyone. Thank You Dr Garrett and his staff.
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Roger Millis – Jul 01, 2020
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Dr Garrett and Staff I would like to take the time to say thank you for my recent cataract surgery. I was recommended to Garrett Eye Center by several people. Dr Garrett and the staff were very pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable. Making me feel comfortable and at ease. The procedure was painless and only took a short period of time. The results are wonderful. My vision has returned to 20/20. It's like a whole new world. I highly recommend anyone with cataracts to go to Garrett Eye Center. And you will be pleased with the results.
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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Sandra Huston – Aug 12, 2019
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After cataract surgery had much clearer vision. Doctor and staff was wonderful. Would recommend Dr Garrett.
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Mary – Jun 06, 2019
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I had been wearing glasses for 58 years. Dr Garrett removed my cataracts. Now after 58 years I no longer need glasses. I am skied.
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May 29, 2019
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Dr. John Garrett and his Staff are absolutely, hands down angels handling some of God's load. I have had issues with my eyes since Jr. High....developed a macular hole after an unrelated surgery and as a result premature cataracts. Besides being emotionally traumatized, I had been living life unable to read signs, see faces at distances, counting steps, learning to "feel my way", not knowing when I might get worse. That has all turned around now due to Dr. Garrett's very capable and very profic
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Apr 19, 2019
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Dr Garrett and his staff are well above par in all aspects of eye care and patient concern. I found the doctor and his staff courteous, friendly and sensitive. I had cataract replacements in each eye and the procedures were swift, painless and effective. Thank you Dr. Garrett and staff!
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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Mark Davis in Keweenaw County, MI – Jun 17, 2018
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Dr. Garrett was a "life saver."I needed glasses to find my glasses! I am a professional violinist and I was starting to have trouble seeing music. I have been playing the violin for most of my life, since I was nine years old.Most of my college tuition was covered by music scholarships. Thank you...music is my life-line.
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
6 people found this helpful
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Irisa Wallner in Kingsford, MI – May 21, 2018
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Wonderful & caring staff and Dr. Thank you for helping me see a "brighter" future !!!
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Jan 31, 2018
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Both my husband & I had cataracts removed by Dr. Garrett& are very pleased with the resultsHis staff is highly professional.On our last visit to the office i it had snowed heavily.Upon getting ready to leave we realized that we had nothing to remove the snow ,so we asked if we could borrow a broom. The staff person helping us insisted on sweeping the snow away for us which she immediately did. This level thoughtfulness exemplifies Dr Garret’’s practice
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Escanaba – Dec 21, 2017
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I had Lasik Surgery done in May and could not be happier with my results. To be able to wake up in the morning now and be able to see clear again and no looking for your glasses first is amazing. All the staff are very nice and professional. The procedure does not take very long and recovery was fast. I highly recommend Dr. Garrett.
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Amy in Gladstone, MI – Dec 14, 2017
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Dr Garrett did both of my parents cataract surgeries. All 4 of their eyes are now better than 20/20. You can’t go to a better place!
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Iron Mountain, MI – Nov 01, 2017
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I had cataract surgery and was looking for a surgeon who had experience of thousands of cases. Dr Garrett used the new blameless laser for cataract surgery. He is the only one in our area who does so. Great experience!
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Marquette mi – Sep 23, 2016
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I recently went to Garrett eye center. We were early by half an hour (we live an hour away). Just after we arrived the doctor went to lunch. We didn't expect to be seen until time of our scheduled appointment. We were just watching tv waiting our turn when the receptionist comes out into the waiting room with the tv remote saying, I have to change this. I said, well that's rude, we were watching that, no response. He came back from lunch. Our appt took literally 10 min.
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Jane Doe in Manistique – Feb 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Garrett, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Iron Mountain, MI and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from IN...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

Med College Of Ga Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
University Of S Fl College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1973
IN UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School

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What are Dr. John Garrett, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garrett frequently treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Drusen. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garrett treats.

Where is Dr. John Garrett, MD's office located?

Dr. Garrett's office is located at 1301 Carpenter Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Garrett Eye Center

Garrett Eye Center Asc1301 Carpenter Ave Iron Mountain, MI 49801
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Garrett Eye Center2500 7th Ave S Escanaba, MI 49829
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dickinson County Memorial Hospital

Iron Mountain, MI

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Manistique, MI

86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)