Dr. Russell VanNorman III, MD

Dr. Russell VanNorman III, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Russell VanNorman III, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Shreveport, LA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport in 1998 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

1801 Fairfield Ave Ste 207

Shreveport, LA 71101

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Mutual of Omaha
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Top Care Areas

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Herpetic Keratitis
very high
more than 89% of peers
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
more than 85% of peers
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. VanNorman III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. VanNorman III "I thoroughly love interacting and caring for patients with all eye problems. It is very fulfilling to see the joy and excitement on a patient's face when they can see again whether we removed cataracts, corrected refractive problems, or aided in dry eye management. My staff and I strive to make each visit better than the last. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. VanNorman III "Dr. Russell Van Norman believes in providing the best patient care possible.  He takes personal responsibility for all problems and works to come up with a solution that is in the best interest of the patient."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. VanNorman III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. VanNorman III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanNorman III to family and friends
73 total reviews (26 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (73)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. VanNorman III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (26)

Love this place!!! I am a new patient and have never had an experience like I had here!! Staff is awesome!!
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I was very pleased with the care I received and all staff was so nice.
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Office is beautiful, staff is so nice, and Dr Van Norman is very professional. Parking was easy and although there were other patients in the office, we were in and out in less than 45 minutes. I enjoyed the coffee in the waiting room. We got our prescription and contacts easily and were on our...more
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new patient appointment, Dr Ashely Sipes referral. Dr. Van Norman asked what meds I take, he asked why for each one. I thought this was very inappropriate and none of his business as this did not effect my eye problem. After exam, he then proceeded to tell me that "depression hurts" and this...more
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Dr. VanNorman is professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He always takes time and explains everything to me as well as listens to my concerns. I’ve gone to Dr. VanNorman for several years, and I highly recommend him.
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