Dr. Steven Cohen, MD

Dr. Steven Cohen, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Steven Cohen, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

Retina Vitreous Associates of Florida

579 S Duncan Ave

Clearwater, FL 33756
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Vein Occlusion
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Cohen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "Dr. Cohen has been in Retina practice since 1994.He graduated with honors from Harvard College in Mathematics and completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. He did an internship at Brown University and an Ophthalmology residency at University of California, Davis. He then completed two years of Retina fellowship training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami. Dr. Cohen has clinics in our Clearwater and St. Petersburg offices. He performs surgery at Largo Medical Center and All Children's Hospitals as well as St. Anthony Surgery Center. He has a special interest in medical retina (macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy), pediatric retina and uveitis. Dr. Cohen is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. He was chosen by the ophthalmology residents for the David D. Donaldson, MD Clinical Faculty Teaching Award in 2011. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America for 2013 and 2014. He facilitates a monthly retina conference for the residents in the 0phthalmology program. Dr. Cohen has over 60 published papers and abstracts in peer reviewed journals. He has spoken at national and international Retina meetings. He is board ceritified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Work days Clearwater: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday Saint Petersburg: Tuesday, Friday"

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cohen "We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated were we having the same problem: with compassion.  Dr. Cohen understands that all people are unique.  Dr. Cohen encourages his patients to ask questions.  When the patient and doctor collaborate, the optimal treatment plan can be determined for any retinal disorder.  "
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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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
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Avastin® Injection
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Injection Therapy
  • Iridectomy
  • Iridotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lucentis® Injection
  • Macular Hole Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Steroid Injection
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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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

  • Harvard Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Miriam Hospital Brown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cohen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cohen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cohen to family and friends
4.9
based on 31 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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  • 1
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Dr. Cohen'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Largo, FL |
On 6/5/2017 my husband was seen by Dr Cohen for eye problems. I reviewed the notes signed by Dr Cohen. His BP taken in the office was 170/109 . At no time did they mention this to my husband or retake it to verify the number. There was no mention of this critical value in the evaluation signed...more
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in Palm Harbor, FL |
I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Cohen. I have been a patient for more than 3 years after having a retinal tear and detachment. Dr, Cohen (and Dr. Eichenbaum at the very beginning) performed many different in-office procedures as well as outpatient surgery (scleral buckle and...more
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in St Petersburg, FL |
My husband Sue Kim has been seeing Dr cohen for a while and he is the greatest. We love him so much. Can't say enough good things about him.
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Clearwater, FL |
I recently had sudden loss of central vision in my right eye and was treated by Dr. Cohen. He was very kind and thorough in his eye exam and performed several diagnostic tests in his office. 10 days ago. He has since called to find out how I'm feeling. I appreciate his interest and concern and am...more
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in Clearwater, FL |
When I first saw Dr. Cohen, I had lost most of the vision in my right eye. I had wavely lines and a huge dark spot in the center of my eye. He has saved the vision in my right eye. If you're seeking the best, I truly don't think you will find a better Doctor. He's the best!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cohen accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Centene
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
    Molina
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Cohen has admitting privileges

Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
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Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Campus
2025 Indian Rocks Rd S
Largo, FL 33774
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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