Dr. John Sullivan, MD

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Age 56
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Dr. John Sullivan, MD
John P. Sullivan M.D. is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases. Dr. Sullivan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. He was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, which is only awarded to the top medical students in the country. Dr. Sullivan completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, Storm Eye Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was appointed Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Sullivan completed his vitreoretinal fellowship with Steve Charles, M.D. and Maurice Landers, M.D. at The Center for Retina Vitreous Surgery in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Sullivan has been practicing vitreoretinal surgery in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia since 1993. He founded Southeastern Retina Specialists to provide the most compassionate and technologically advanced vitreoretinal care. Dr. Sullivan is a past president of the Duval County Society of Ophthalmology and has also served as the Chief of Ophthalmology at Baptist Medical Center from 2006-2014. Dr. Sullivan enjoys spending time with his wife and children. Sailing, golf, and tennis are a few of his many interests.

2450 Old Moultrie Rd Ste 101

Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Contact Information

(904) 342-3675

Dr. John Sullivan, MD

Dr. John Sullivan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Avesis
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Opticare
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

At Southeastern Retina Specialists, your vision is our mission! I strive to provide the most compassionate and technologically advanced vitreoretinal care to all of my patients and want you to be treated like family. I am a board certified retina specialist who is committed to providing outstanding vitreoretinal treatments and surgical interventions to patients throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It is my philosophy to develop individualized treatment plans with the patients needs in mind in an effort to help you regain any vision that was lost and treat your retinal condition. I am proud to welcome you to one of our four convenient office locations in Jacksonville, Palatka, and St. Augustine, Florida, as well as Waycross, Georgia.
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Dr. Sullivan's Experience

Dr. Sullivan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Abscess
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Coreoplasty
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Med University Sc College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Tenet St Joseph H Creighton University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Center For Retina Vitreous Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sullivan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sullivan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sullivan to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Sullivan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Zephyrhills, FL |
The inefficiency and total disregard for the patient and their time is a direct reflection on the provider. The inability or lack of willingness to understand and address this issue is a further poor reflection. I do not and would not recommend this provider to anyone!
Jacksonville, FL |
Wait times are ridiculous! I waited nearly 4 hours to see the doctor for 5 minutes. It's disrespectful and rude to have a complete disregard for people's time.
in St Augustine, FL |
Dr. Sullivan is as compassionate as he is competent! He is in all ways, fantastic!
Jacksonville, FL |
Terrible office wait.. always 3+ hours.. good doctor.. terrible practice
in Jacksonville, FL |
Dr Sullivan is caring and takes the time to explain and answer questions. For a surgeon to recommend against surgery to wait because it may become better without surgery tells me he cares & not in this field just for money. Actually, all of the staff is very kind from the check-in, to the technical staff, and the billing. I have never felt rushed when asking questions. There is sometimes a wait time so I recommend bringing a book or laptop and a snack . They have free wifi.
in Yulee, FL |
Great skills but waiting times are two hours plus!!!! No consideration for patients wait times as our shortest wait time was 2 hrs. 15 minutes and longest (to date) four hours of waiting. I am not a patient but took our adult daughter for her visits. I recommend pull out beds so folks can take a long nap while waiting!!!! I am 66 years old and never have experienced such long waiting times from any doctor. Total lack of patient consideration re: wait times. EVERYTIME!!! not just emergencies
in Jacksonville, FL |
I would not recommend this office due to the inordinate wait times to see the doctor for follow up visits. A wait is anywhere from 2-6 hours which is antiquated and shows poor office management. Allowance for emergencies is understandable, however, no one who will spend five minutes with the doctor should have to wait two hours plus. The times are over booked. The doctor is amazing in his ability and technique and staff is very friendly. The terrible wait time overshadows the positive.
in Saint Augustine |
A brilliant doctor, a caring and compassionate human being, and a true healer. Dr. S is always willing to discuss and explain, which I find settling. His skills are legendary among his colleagues. Yes, there are lengthy wait times. This is known in St. Aug, and the grapevine (among elders) offers a great perspective: "Oh, you're seeing Dr. Sullivan? Be sure to pack a lunch!" His staff are skilled, very well-trained, and responsive to patients. Grateful he practices in St. Augustine.
in Jacksonville, FL |
He is a very caring Doctor, he will not milk your insurance, he will not give you unnecessary surgery if you don't need it. I will never trust anyone else with my vision
Jacksonville, FL |
While I trust his medical diagnosis and treatment , I don't appreciate a 2-2.5 HOUR wait beyond appointment time, without exception. It almost seems like this practice is most concerned about $$$ and therefore well overbooks a patient load that it knows it can't realistically see in a timely manner.
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Dr. Sullivan accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Avesis
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Select HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Opticare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sullivan has admitting privileges

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
800 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Memorial Satilla Hospital
1900 Tebeau St
Waycross, GA 31501
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Saint Vincent's Medical Center Riverside
1 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
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