Dr. Leiv Takle Jr, MD

Dr. Leiv Takle Jr, MD

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47 y/o
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Dr. Leiv Takle Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Griffin, GA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastic & reconstructive surgery.Read his story

Griffin Eye Clinic

646 S 8th St

Griffin, GA 30224
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medico
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Bell's Palsy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Takle Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Takle Jr "Dr. Leiv M. Takle Jr. was born and raised in Georgia and grew up on his family’s farm (LeiKri Farms) in Concord, GA. He currently lives in Griffin, GA with his wife Lindsey and four children, Macie, Bella, Liam and Finley. Dr. Takle Jr. specializes in comprehensive eye care, no injection, no stitch cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, treatment of macular degeneration, dry eyes and diabetic retinal disease. Dr. Takle Jr. is fellowship trained in oculoplastic, orbital, and cosmetic surgery and specializes in blepharoplasty, eyelid and facial skin cancer reconstruction after Mohs Micrographic Surgery as well as nasolacrimal duct surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He was recently appointed to the council of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Takle has also become a board-certified ophthalmologist with the American Board of Ophthalmology. 2015 – Present: Chief of Surgery, Spalding Regional Hospital2015 – Present: District 6, Board of Director, Medical Association of Georgia Dr. Takle Jr. did his internship and ophthalmology residency training at the well known Emory Eye Center. He is trained in the latest technology including no injection, no stitch, cataract surgery and the latest in oculoplastic techniques including reconstruction of eyelids after skin cancer removal, blepharoplasty, ptosis repair, brow lifts, and Botox and fillers. Dr. Takle still believes that every patient be treated as an individual and always means explaining all the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the patient so that they feel fully informed about their procedures. “The surgery has become technically easier to do and we are able to do more surgeries in a smaller time frame, however, some surgeons have lost that ability to have a doctor/patient relationship that is so very important.” Dr. Takle also states,”I think that is why my father has been in eyecare business for 35 years. People want to feel like they have an eye doctor/surgeon, not just someone who operates on them and then turns them over to their “family eye doctor”. The patients want to feel like they have a medical doctor that can handle all their eyecare needs.”"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Takle Jr "Specializing in no injection, no stitch cataract surgery and also oculoplastic surgery including Botox, oculofacial reconstruction, Blepharoplasty, facial fillers"

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

77  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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25  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • Presbyterian College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Emory University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Takle Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Takle Jr's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Takle Jr to family and friends
468 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (468)

  • 5
    (424)
  • 4
    (32)
  • 3
    (8)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Takle Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • 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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Just had my second surgery today.....no problems, just satisfaction and so happy with results. Look no further for eye care.
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