Dr. Stephen Updegraff, MD

Dr. Stephen Updegraff, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(26)
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Dr. Stephen Updegraff, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

13321 N 56th St

Tampa, FL 33617

Contact Information

(727) 551-2020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Cataract
high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Updegraff "It is our mission to provide you with the best vision. We do so safely and accurately, using state-of-the-art technology, skill and personalized attention. Education is at the core of our success, guiding our patients through the many surgical and non-surgical options available. We believe there is more to a relationship than surgery. While many ?corporate? providers attempt it, this personalized experience combined with state-of-the-art technology and complete surgical center makes us unique."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypertropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery
  • YAG Laser Therapy for the Anterior Segment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Eckerd College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Charity Hospital Lsu School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Lsu Eye Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Updegraff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Updegraff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Updegraff to family and friends
4.3
based on 26 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Updegraff'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 (8)

in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr Updrgraff is amazing my whole experience was wonderful, he was honest and informed me of the risks. I felt extremely comfortable making my decision. I could see so much better immediately afterwards the next day I could see so clear. The staff is wonderful I am so glad I had Dr. Updrgraff do my...more
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in Seminole, FL |
Looking back I wonder why I waited so long but I am glad I did because I choose Dr. Updegraff and he was meant to be my doctor/surgeon for my severe nearsightedness. -9.5 in contacts before and was not a candidate for a lasik for various reasons and thankfully was a candidate for PRK. It’s been 2...more
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in Gulfport, fl |
I can see!!!! Dr. Updegraff and his amazing staff were great from start to finish. I would highly recommend them for anybody in the Tampa area looking for LASIK. Thank you all so much.
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in Seminole, FL |
Dr. Updegraff and Staff were wonderful. Only real choice for Lasik. 20/20
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Tampa, FL |
I had an amazing experience with Dr. Updegraff and all of the staff! Everyone was extremely attentive, friendly and professional. During surgery, every part was narrated by Dr. Updegraff. It was not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Follow up instructions were written thoroughly and a...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Updegraff accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Updegraff has admitting privileges

Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Northside Hospital &Tampa Bay Heart Institute
6000 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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