Dr. Michael Novak, MD

Dr. Michael Novak, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(7)
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Dr. Michael Novak, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Westlake, OH. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

4350 Crocker Road

Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

(440) 835-0060

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 20 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vitreous Hemorrhage
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Novak's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Novak "Dr. Novak received his BA and MD degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his ophthalmology and retinal training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Novak has been recognized by his peers as among the Best Doctors in America every year since 2011 and was selected by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. in 2015 as one of America's Top Doctors in ophthalmology. His principal areas of interest include retinal and vitreous surgery and the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal tears and detachments. Dr. Novak also participates in ongoing research studies as a principal investigator and investigator."
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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Cancer
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Hosps Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Novak has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Novak's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Novak to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Novak'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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Beachwood, OH |
I cannot praise Dr. Novak enough. He saw me when I had an emergency retinal tear and spent the time to explain everything before performing laser surgery. He put me completely at ease and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing to see a Retinologist.
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in Olmsted Falls, OH |
Dr Novak is thorough and professional. He is generous in taking patients any time and went out of his way to get me into surgery quickly when needed.
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Cleveland, OH |
I have been a patient of Dr. Novak for 14 years. During that time he has been consistently patient, professional, understanding and kind, as well as being a recognized expert in his field. I would recommend him to anyone needing his expertise.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Novak accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    Medical Mutual of Ohio HMO
    Medical Mutual of Ohio PPO
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Novak has admitting privileges

Akron General Medical Center
1 Akron General Ave
Akron, OH 44307
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Fairview Hospital
18101 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44111
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Hillcrest Hospital
6780 Mayfield Rd
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
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Mercy Regional Medical Center
3700 Kolbe Rd
Lorain, OH 44053
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University Hospitals Case Medical Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
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