Dr. Laura Piippo, MD

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Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Laura Piippo, MD
Dr. Laura Piippo, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Rockford, MI. She is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Piippo is affiliated with Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus, Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital, Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital and Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital.

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based on 21 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Piippo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Portland, MI |
My son has been going to Dr pippo for 4 years now and I would go to no-one else.she has always been very thorough and gentle and great with my son.
Zeeland, MI |
She deserves five stars. My son has been her patient 10+ years. He is special need and complicated. She listens to my concerns; and answers my questions. I highly recommend her.
Wyoming, Michigan |
Dr. Piippo is an amazing ophthalmologist. ??
Franklin Furnace, OH |
awsome as always
Grand Rapids MI |
Does a good job with my autistic son. Highly recommended by another doctor.
in Belding Mi |
Dr. Piippo did such an amazing job correcting the double vision I dealt with for over 30 years. She was honest about the intensity of the procedure, repaired damage in my eye and worked with me to submit paperwork to my employer for time off of work. This surgery has helped me so much. Thank you!
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Connected well with my daughter and was thorough with her exam.
in Muskegon Mi |
Made me feel good about my issue. She is straight forward about everything. I would recommend her to anyone.
Jenison, MI |
Wonderful with my son. I would highly recommend her.
Belmont, MI |
Dr. Piippo and her staff were great with my toddler.
in Grand Rapids MI |
Dr. Piippo did an excellent job helping me through the eye surgery process and helped me get my vision back. I was diagnosed with PHPV as an infant growing up with lots of problems I was told I would be able to get surgery when I turned 18. I did Dr. Piippo did the surgery my eye was almost normal, going from 20/100 vision to almost 20/40 seemed like a miracle. Thanks, Dr. Piippo
in Belding, MI |
Horrible. She misdiagnosed my daughter saying she had Tics in her eyes without even checking to see if she really did have them. She said my daughter was far sighted, but refused to give her glasses. We went for a second opinion and am so glad we did as my daughter does not have tics and yes she is far sighted and for sure needed glasses. When I called and was so furious about it, she had one of her workers call me and stood by her words. Would never go to her again for either of my children.
Holland, MI |
Dr. Piippo was quick to jump to surgery after only seeing my son for 3 minutes. She never spoke to my son, was always at least an hour late to her appointments and have very little communication with us. After two visits, we immediately changed doctors.
Grand Rapids, MI |
After an appointment with Dr. Piippo, I had a question about something that she said during the exam. She seemed puzzled by something in her findings. I called the next day to ask her the question, have called 4 times and she has not returned my call for 3 weeks.
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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects

Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Wm Beaumont Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Il

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration