Julie Larson, MD is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago and the University of Illinois Medical School. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Larson completed an internship at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois where she received the “Most Outstanding Intern of the Year Award”. She completed a residency in Ophthalmology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Larson is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a licensed physician and surgeon in the states of Vermont, Florida, New Hampshire and New York. She also served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Vermont. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Vermont Ophthalmological Society, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, VISX Fellowship Program, and is a Certified LASIK Surgeon with Sightpath Medical and the past President of the Vermont Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Larson was recently featured in Vermont Business Magazine as the first LASIK surgeon in Vermont and the first surgeon ever to receive State of Vermont Approval, a Certificate of Need (CON) to open an Eye Only Outpatient Surgery Center which is licensed by both the state and the federal government. Dr. Larson has had extensive training in laser vision correction. Her primary training was conducted with an internationally recognized surgeon who has performed thousands of procedures, authored numerous articles and designed several LASIK devices. The value of performing procedures under the supervision of an experienced expert for an extended period of time is priceless, and the results speak for themselves. Since opening, over 15,000 procedures have been performed successfully in our state of the art laser center. In addition, Dr. Larson has trained at the world-renowned Hale Eye Institute (formerly Arizona Eye Institute) where the first LASIK procedure in North America was performed. Dr. Larson continues to attend advanced courses in new and upcoming techniques and procedures. Dr. Larson’s affiliation with Sightpath Medical also provides her direct access to their medical advisory board, which is made up of the most respected surgeons in Laser Vision Correction. Sightpath is the largest and most experienced provider of laser services in the world, offering individual surgeons technical support, education, and medical support. They have chosen Dr. Larson as one of the Top 5 Refractive Surgeons, 2006 - 2014 and was chosen as a Top 100 from 2001-2005. Dr. Larson is also a member of the Sightpath Advisory Group (SAG) and helps to advise the company on changes and developments in LASIK surgery. Dr. Larson has also been awarded the Outstanding Ophthalmologist of the Year on several occasions and has also received the Award for"Excellence in Refractive Surgery". Dr. Larson started a program over 5 years ago to provide free LASIK surgery to quadriplegics and has since day one offered significant discounts to active military, reservists and first responders. Vermont Eye Laser has also been a key supporter of Make-a-Wish® of Vermont, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and Young Life. Most importantly Dr. Larson, Juli, is a wife of over 30 years, a mother of three boys and a positive member of the community. Juli loves the outdoors and is an avid skier, downhill, cross country and water, jogs and has completed several marathons and triathlons and has recently taken up sculling on Lake Champlain. While she was born in Minnesota from Scandinavian ancestry she has quickly become a Vermonter believing that it is one of the best places to live and work.
When a patient calls my office a live, friendly and respectful staff member will greet them. The office has been designed to create a calm and caring environment. Staff are not only hired for their training and expertise but for their ability to make each patient feel welcomed and respected. It is my goal to listen carefully and to provide advice and treatment that is in the best interest of the patient so that they can make the best informed decisions about their care!
Dr. Larson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Board certified in Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cornea & Refractive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Why It Matters: Dr. Larson's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Cataract Surgery Complications
Diabetic Eye Disease
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Cataract Removal Surgery
Excision of Chalazion
Extracapsular Cataract Extraction
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
YAG Laser Capsulotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Vermont.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
North Park University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1989
St Francis Hospital Of Evanston
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Cook County Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
St. George Eye Center-Lasik Refractive Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Larson has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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