Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Dr. John Michaelos, MD

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60 y/o
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Dr. John Michaelos, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Largo, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.

St. Michaels Eye & Laser Institute

1030 W Bay Dr

Largo, FL 33770
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Michaelos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Eyelid Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michaelos treats Eyelid Disorders more than 99% of his peers

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

Eye Infections
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michaelos treats Eye Infections more than 97% of his peers

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

Corneal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michaelos treats Corneal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

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

Dr. Michaelos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Humphrey Visual Field Test for Glaucoma
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Irregular Cornea Treatment With Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • No-Stitch Corneal Transplantation (DLEK)
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Photokeratitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • 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
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Rosacea
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Stye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our care philosophy is simple treat patients like you would your family and everything else works its way out.

Specialties

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

Education

University of South Florida
Fellowship Hospital
University of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
Residency Hospital
1991
Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Medical School
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School
1991

Languages

  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Michaelos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Michaelos

3.9

Based on 35 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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(8)

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I had an emergency and I was able to be seen. Dr. Michaelos was straight forward with me and gave me information and diagnoses that I had suspected but hadn't been diagnosed by another nearby clinic. I am very happy with my surgeon and Jovi the technician was quick and thorough. I am a permanent patient from this point forward. Thank you Dr. MICHAELOS.
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This doctor claimed I had a serious eye condition (something different from what I went in for) and tried to rush me in for laser surgeries the following week, without fully explaining the situation or what to expect. I went to another doctor (a specialist in this condition) for a second opinion and was told that the diagnosis was not at all correct. I was also told to stop taking the prescriptions he prescribed. Very suspicious! I cannot recommend based on my experience.
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I had to wait a long time, but only because I had a medical emergency and they squeezed me in, which I appreciated. I found Dr. Michael's to be rude and lacking in common courtesy and manners. He did a good job taking care of my eye, but his bedside manner stinks to high heaven.
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I won't leave my name because I WILL have Dr. M. do my surgery. But I'm very unhappy with the way he speaks to me, the patient. I agree with another reviewer here: he is fairly curt "Knowledgeable" doesn't have to equal too-authoritative, bossy, & impatient with questions. These are MY only eyes: respect my nervousness about them! Office staff are quite pleasant; thorough, it seems; well trained; experienced; but one sees rather a lot of them before the privilege of moment with him.
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Completely dissatisfied with my visit with Dr. John. I waited 45 minutes after my appointment time to be taken back by the tech. When Dr. John entered the exam room he cut me off and spoke over me while I was trying to explain what was going on. Then he proceeded to treat me like a child telling me to throw away the tissue the tech had provided me when she inserted numbing drops into my eye and to never told onto a tissue and always wash my hands. I filled the medications only to realize that he
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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!
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This place is awesome would recommend to anyone including my family who now go there too.
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Outstanding physician who really cares about his patients.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This facility is beautiful, the staff welcome you right away and make your needs feel listened to. Great experience all around.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Thank you Georgette glad we could help out!
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Wonderful experience trust Dr. John with my entire family wouldn't go anywhere else.
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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.
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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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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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
CHAMPVA
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)
GEHA
Guardian
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
Prime
TRICARE Extra
TriCare for Life
TRICARE Young Adult -Prime Option
United Healthcare
Basic Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus PPO
Golden Rule PPO
Heritage Choice
Medicare
Medicare Advantage
Neighborhood Health Partnership
Options PPO

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