Dr. Joseph Googe Jr, MD

Dr. Joseph Googe Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 64
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Dr. Joseph Googe Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1124 E Weisgarber Rd Ste 207

Knoxville, TN 37909

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
more than 96% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Googe Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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6  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • City Memphis Hosps-U Tenn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Lsu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Mass Ee Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Googe Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Googe Jr's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Googe Jr to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Googe Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Waited over 45 minutes to be seen. Saw doctor for less than 5 minutes; seemed disinterested in the medical condition and acted as if we were wasting his time. Medical diagnosis seemed accurate, but we are seeking a second opinion. Technician administering dilation eye drops needs to be retrained on...more
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While Dr Googe was knowledgeable and appeared extremely competent, he did not act in a repectful manner, especially after I had a negative reaction to a shot in my eye. The practice as a whole is where I find the most fault as they kept saying I could see other doctors as if they were...more
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Horrible experience with him and his staff! He treated my 91 year old mother for macular... If I wasn't there he wouldn't even speak to her, like she didn't matter and didn't deserve respect. Would walk in, out the shot in her eye and just leave. He wasn't even gentle with her. On several...more
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