Dr. John Michaelos, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 62

Dr. John Michaelos, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Largo, FL. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Michaelos to book an appointment.

Dr. Michaelos

St. Michaels Eye & Laser Institute

1030 West Bay Dr Largo, FL 33770
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Michaelos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Michaelos

3.9

Based on 36 ratings

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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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Jana G in Largo, FL – Jan 23, 2019
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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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St. Petersburg – Sep 15, 2018
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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FL – Jul 31, 2018
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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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Feb 12, 2018
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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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St Petersburg, FL – Dec 15, 2017
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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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Becky T. in Largo, FL – Oct 11, 2017
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This place is awesome would recommend to anyone including my family who now go there too.
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largo, fl – Jun 27, 2017
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Outstanding physician who really cares about his patients.
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William Plunkett – May 19, 2017
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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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Patricia in Largo, FL – May 09, 2017
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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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Largo, FL – Jan 31, 2017
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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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Jane Doe in Seminole, FL – Dec 15, 2016
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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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Kathleen in Largo, FL – Dec 03, 2016
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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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George in Largo, FL – Dec 03, 2016
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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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JJ Thomas in Largo, FL – Nov 18, 2016
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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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Largo, FL – Nov 14, 2016
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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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April in Largo, FL – Nov 11, 2016
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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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Georgette in Largo, FL – Feb 12, 2016
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Wonderful experience trust Dr. John with my entire family wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Chris E. in Clearwater, FL – Jan 14, 2016
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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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Thomas in Largo, FL – Jan 13, 2016
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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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Z. Greir in Largo, FL – Jan 07, 2016
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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
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
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Education

University of South Florida
Fellowship Hospital
University of Tennessee / Knoxville Medical College
Residency Hospital
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. John Michaelos, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Michaelos has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. John Michaelos, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Michaelos frequently treats Ectropion of Eyelid, Corneal Diseases, and Eye Infections. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Michaelos treats.

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

Dr. Michaelos' office is located at 1030 West Bay Dr, Largo, FL 33770. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. John Michaelos, MD speak?

Dr. Michaelos speaks Spanish, Greek, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Michaelos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ectropion of Eyelid
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Corneal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michaelos treats Corneal Diseases more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Michaelos treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Eye Infections
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Michaelos treats Eye Infections more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Michaelos treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Michaelos' conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthamoeba Infection
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Coronary Brachytherapy
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photokeratitis
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinoschisis
  • Rosacea
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

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(727) 585-2200

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St. Michaels Eye & Laser Institute

St. Michael's Eye & Laser Institute1030 West Bay Dr Largo, FL 33770
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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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