Dr. Joseph Krug Jr, MD

Dr. Joseph Krug Jr, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Joseph Krug Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1982 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

135 S Sharon Amity Rd

Charlotte, NC 28211

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Presbyopia
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Krug Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Krug Jr "Dr. Krug is the current chairman of the ophthalmology department at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Upon completion of his fellowship in glaucoma at Harvard, Dr. Krug remained on the faculty as Assistant Director of Glaucoma Consultation Service. He has since lectured on numerous topics at health centers throughout the country, as well as international glaucoma meetings. He has been involved in clinical research of new medical and surgical therapies for glaucoma and cataracts. He has served as a consulting ophthalmologist for an international pharmaceutical corporation, as well as the Charlotte Community Health Center providing free eye care to patients in need. He has published over two dozen reports, reviews, abstracts and book chapters. During his career he has also served as team ophthalmologist for the Charlotte Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and the Charlotte Checkers and has been recognized numerous times as one of the 'Charlotte's Top Docs'."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Krug Jr "At Horizon Eye Care, eyesight isn't just part of our focus. It's literally all we do. 

Services at Horizon range from routine family and pediatric eye care to specialty services and surgeries for cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics and retina conditions, along with cataract surgery and laser-assisted cataract surgery. Our physicians and staff have vast experience, and stay current with the latest treatments, technology and techniques.

We are Always Thinking Vision."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridectomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Meml Sloane Kettering Cancer Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Willis Eye Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Krug Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Krug Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Krug Jr to family and friends
3.5
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Krug Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Charlotte, NC
I would rate zero if it was an option, Long 2-3 hour wait times. You may see doctor 1 minute if you're lucky. Check your records, never match what you or doctor say. He has no regard for your true vision, only what he thinks it should be/his reputation. What happened to caring about your...more
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