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Dr. Michelle Atchison, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Female · Age 38

Dr. Atchison

Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes Clinic

1027 Washington Ave Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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(218) 844-2347


Dr. Michelle Atchison, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Detroit Lakes, MN and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2007 and specializes in ophthalmology.


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Dr. Atchison accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
America's PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access Network (Wisconsin)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
Blue Cross Aware
BlueCross and BlueShield Gold
Platinum Blue (Cost)
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Inc.
Health Net
Tricare
HealthEOS
HealthEZ
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Medica
AccessAbility Solution
Choice Care
LaborCare
Medica Applause
SelectCare
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS
PreferredOne
Sanford Health Plan
Security Health Plan (SHP)
Seven Corners
Ucare
UCare for Seniors
Veterans Choice Program
WPS Health Insurance

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Dr. Atchison's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atchison treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Atchison treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Eyelid Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atchison treats Eyelid Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Atchison treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Eye Infections
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Atchison treats Eye Infections more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Atchison treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Atchison's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Graves' Disease
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

Dr. Atchison's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Atchison

4.3

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Dr. Atchison did two eye surgeries for ne in the last two weeks. She is very knowledgeable, efficient, and is very good at explaining treatment anf answering questions. I highly recommend her.
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My child was a patient of Dr. Atchison for a couple of years and each visit was increasingly worse. Her demeanor and patience for my 4 year old was unexplainable and very disappointing. For someone who specializes in pediatrics, we are extremely disappointed in how she not only spoke to us as parents, but more shocked on the way she spoke and handled a child. We will never return to her and are traveling out of state to a new Dr.
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About Me

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families to make a healthy difference in their sight and lives.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University Of Minnesota
Residency Hospital
2008
Hennepin County Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2007
University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
2011
2008
2007

Awards

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)