Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Michaelos, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Largo, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Michaelos is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus and Largo Medical Center.

Saint Michael's Eye & Laser Institute

1030 W Bay Dr

Largo, FL 33770
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Michaelos performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Michaelos "Our care philosophy is simple treat patients like you would your family and everything else works its way out."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Michaelos does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Rosacea
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University Of Tennessee
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of South Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michaelos' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michaelos to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Michaelos' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Largo, FL |
Dr. Michaelos is truly a blessing I could have lost my vision due to a corneal ulcer along with a nasty bacteria I wont even attempt to spell, and this man saw me every day for 2 weeks straight along with seeing me on the weekends and he saved my sight. I am forever indebted to Dr. MIchaelos and his staff and cannot say enough good things about this man he definitely cares and it shows in his work!
largo, fl |
This place is awesome would recommend to anyone including my family who now go there too.
Outstanding physician who really cares about his patients.
in Largo, FL |
Dr. John Michaelos has a wonderful personality he is a true professional and you can tell he loves what he does, he has a level of confidence in his abilities and is a Gods man who believes full heartily that he is performing for Him and has been gifted with his abilities and is here to share Gods work.
Largo, FL |
Wonderful doctor, has the most skillful hands when it comes to surgical. His stitches for my eyelid surgery left no scars and are placed in the folds of my eyelids. This is better work than a plastic surgeon could have done.
in Seminole, FL |
Implanted Restore lens and i now have terrible Vision. Second opinions have indicated this restore lens was unsuitable for me. But I'm stuck with them.
in Largo, FL |
This facility is beautiful, the staff welcome you right away and make your needs feel listened to. Great experience all around.
in Largo, FL |
I has Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO insurance and I happened to ask my HR representative with Paychex and she swore by Dr. Michaelos I am very glad she recommended him to me. Dr. John is such an amazing human being truly a blessing to have someone who truly cares and goes above and beyond what is expected of him, I was in a bad car accident and it messed up my previously done cataract surgery and threw my lenses in the back of my eye, he worked with me and I can see again!!!! I am so happy!!!
in Largo, FL |
Dr. John Michaelos did my cataract surgery and my eyelid surgery I no longer need to wear glasses and my eyes look like I am 20 years younger. He is an extremely skilled surgeon and I have the utmost respect for him. My wife is now getting her eyelids done next, her cataracts are still baby cataracts and don't need to be done yet, but when they need to she will be going to St. Michael's and seeing Dr. John. Best Eye Doctor in Tampa Bay hands down.
Largo, FL |
Dr. John Michaelos did my Epi-LASIK surgery, I am an athletic person and was held back by glasses and contacts and this really was the best decision for me. It is safer for people with athletic lifestyles due to the fact they don't do a "flap" and therefore I don't have as much risk as with standard LASIK. Great staff outstanding results top notch facility couldn't have had a better result.
in Largo, FL |
I had cataract surgery with Dr. John Michaelos he was very kind to me the differences in the lens options and he helped me make and informed decision which I am very proud of. I have been wearing glasses for the last 30 years and I now no longer need them anymore. It actually feels a little weird not wearing glasses anymore because I was so used to having them on my face all of the time. I could not be happier though he has given me the gift of sight and for that I am truly grateful!
Thank you April we are glad we were able to help out.
in Largo, FL |
Dr. John has a soothing voice, he makes you feel very comfortable, he removed a bump from my eyelid and I was nervous he talked to me during the whole process and I didn't even feel anything.
Thank you Georgette glad we could help out!
in Clearwater, FL |
Wonderful experience trust Dr. John with my entire family wouldn't go anywhere else.
in Largo, FL |
Outstanding Physician, very polite and his voice is soothing, I have full faith in his abilities and he is easy to relate and get along with, he actually walked up to me at a restaurant down the street to say hello and thats what prompted me to write this review. He's a great man.
in Largo, FL |
Dr. Michaelos is an excellent doctor. and I trust his expertise with my wife and children. He has even come in on the weekend to make sure I was ok. He goes above and beyond what my other doctors do for me.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Michaelos accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Open Access POS
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice PPO
  • Assurant Health
    Platinum Plan 002 PPO
  • AvMed
    AvMed Health Plans Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach HMO-High
    AvMed PPO
    Care Select
    Choice POS
    Classic Plus POS
    Classic POS
    Medicare Advantage - Medicare Choice HMO
    Medicare Choice HMO
    Medicare HMO
    Open Access
    Open Access HMO
    Open Access POS
    Select Plus POS
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) HMO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
    Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
    Beech Street (Multiplan) WC
    Capp Care PPO
    PPO Next PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Care Security HMO
    Blue Care Security PPO
    Blue Choice
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Medicare Blue PPO
    Medicare HMO
    Medicare Preferred
    Medicare Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
    Medicare PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan POS
    TRICARE Extra
    TriCare for Life
    TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus PPO
    Golden Rule PPO
    Heritage Choice
    Medicare Advantage
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Michaelos has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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