Dr. Joseph Ross, MD

Dr. Joseph Ross, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Joseph Ross, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Crystal River, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

Envision Eye Specialists

295 SE US Highway 19

Crystal River, FL 34429
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • PHCS
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Preferred Health Systems
  • Prudential

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more than 97% of peers
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more than 96% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ross "Dr. Ross is in a group practice of ophthalmology with an emphasis on diseases of the eye.  Family members of all ages need regular eye examinations.  Regular exams allow early detection of problems for all ages.  Our goal is to educate patients while providing the safest, most advanced medical and surgical eye care available."


  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery (Physician Assistant)

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Sjögren Syndrome, Primary
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Tear Duct 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.


  • Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Youngstown Hosp Assoc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Hospitals Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • U Ariz
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ross has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ross' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ross to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Ross' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Homosassa |
very consistent and kind. i have been coming here for years and its great every time.
in Homosassa |
Dr vergara and assistant; very caring about my vision, discussed symptoms and explained well.. thanks !
in Dunnellon, FL |
I sough out Dr. Ross because of his outstanding record in regard to cataract surgery. I got so much more than I ever bargained for. Envision Eye Specialists has to be one of the most caring and thorough practices I’ve ever experienced. I highly recommend them and will be returning next year.
Inverness, FL |
Constant improvements to the company, I highly recommend this practice!!
in Beverly Hills, FL |
Had a through exam with Dr. Vergara. Competent and friendly. Elenna, staff member also an asset to Envision.
Orlando, FL |
Dr vergaara and his assistant do excellent professional works. Thank you all to the envision staff
in crystal river fl |
from check in to check out very polite bright face at front
Well today was my 5th time trying to see the eye doctor. The miss fit staff would call and change my apartment and when I did get the the date of an apartment the staff of miss fits would say your not do for two more days.and it was me and my wife trying to see the doctor. When he was in ocala he told me my eye are the same and I could not see.if your going to see this doctor or this crappy staff don't waist your time or money.and the girl with her tattoos look so trashy.
in Homosassa, FL |
I have been going to Envision Specialists for about 10 years. I have seen Dr. Ross every time except twice. His associate was filling in those times. I felt I had professional attention each time. I take medications that require frequent exams. Envision Specialists are on top of the changes. I am happy with the quality of care and attention I receive from them. I would recommend them.
in Pinellas Park, FL |
The worst experience I have ever had with an eye doctor. Went in couldn't see, came out couldn't see. Dr Ross said he could not help me and told me to go to the drug store and buy glasses. Needless to say they only go to 350 power and my prescription was from a previous DR. 500 power left eye, 550 right eye. Had to go to EBAY and buy some glasses (Nice!) I called Humana and they were no help at all. Never go to Envision Eye Specialists close to 5 oclock. This is a terriable place Humana has.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ross accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Care Plus
  • PHCS
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • Preferred Health Systems
    Preferred Health Network
  • Prudential
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Secure Horizons
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ross has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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St. John Medical Center
29000 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
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