Dr. Steven Sterling, MD

Dr. Steven Sterling, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Steven Sterling, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2607 Kingston Pike Ste 182

Knoxville, TN 37919

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
very high
more than 95% of peers
Corneal Erosion
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Sterling's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • 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
  • Entropion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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9  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


  • Univ Of Tn Hlth Sci Ctr
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Regional Med Center At Memphis
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sterling has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sterling's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sterling to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sterling's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Sterling did cataract surgery for me. He is the most caring doctor I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Excellent experience!!
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All we can say about Dr. Sterling is fantastic, he treats you like family, takes what ever time needed to answer any questions. The staff is excellent, I would highly recommend Dr Sterling, he has taken great care of both my wife and I. If there were more than 5 stars I would give them, thanks...more
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Dr sterling recently did cataract surgery on both of my eyes, both within 3 weeks. I am a college umpire and i obviously had to have surgery for my profession. This guy was recommended by my optomitrist and dr sterling was very caring and did a great job. Now all the coaches can't tell i am blind...more
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Dr. Sterling is absolutely the best! He is the most caring doctor I have ever met. Everything about my experience was exemplary.
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