Dr. Louis Alpern, MD

Dr. Louis Alpern, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 68 years old

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Dr. Alpern specializes in Ophthalmology and practices in El Paso, TX. He practices at 3 locations.

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4.6
based on 32 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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in El Paso, TX |
The doctor kept pushing for surgery but would not explain why I needed it. He operated on my husband eye before and he lost sight after he told him it would help him restore it. I was concerned it would happen to me, I can still drive and read with glasses. Last time I was there he basically ran me out because I told him I would do the surgery but not right away since I was having something else done that month. He belittled me then said he would put in my record that I should not drive.
in El Paso, TX |
This is a terrible doctor. Dishonest and lazy. I was sent by the VA to him because I am losing my sight, and he not only failed to treat me, his staff refused to give me the records for my visit. He told me I was in danger of having a torn retina but he refused to do anything. In fact, he went out of his way to obstruct me from getting treatment anywhere else. Don't let this guy anywhere near your eyes. He needs to get another job, like selling shoes - women's shoes.
in El Paso, TX |
He was recommended to me for good results and I would consider recommending him for good results, efficiency, patient care, and patient comfort.
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Dr. Alpern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Med Sch

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Hartford Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Barnes Hosp-Wash U Med Ctr

    Completed in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye