Dr. Steven Sterling, MD

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Dr. Steven Sterling, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sterling to book an appointment.

Dr. Sterling

Steven L Sterling MD

2607 Kingston Pike Ste 182 Knoxville, TN 37919
Accepting new patients

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  • Explained conditions well (25)
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PROFESSIONAL, CARING, COMMUNICATES WELL, TAKES TIME WITH YOU DURING VISIT. STAFF EXCELLENT!
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barna gibson – Jun 15, 2020
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The best !
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Carolyn Silvey – Oct 17, 2019
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Dr. Sterling seems more concerned with quantity instead of quality. Patients are rushed through in an assembly line fashion. After my surgery, the pressure ran dangerously high because he had failed to clean out the debris from cataract removal and I had to have an emergency procedure. He's probably a capable doctor if he would take the time to provide quality care instead of trying to see how many people he can run through there in a day.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gary Carter in Bulls Gap, TN – Sep 27, 2018
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What a kind and compassionate practice! I looked to Dr. Sterling after needing two surgeries to remove cataracts. Initially, I was fearful and extremely terrified. Dr. Sterling was patient and proactive in detailing how the surgery would be performed, including me throughout the treatment process to minimize my anxiety. Dr. Sterling provided the utmost attention during after-care procedures and dedicated time to ensure for complete success. What a doctor!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dr. Sterling and his staff are very caring people and will do everything they can to help their patients. They are a family and a patient is treated as family also. A very good doctor and one that I would recommend highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sue Campbell in Knoxville, TN – May 18, 2018
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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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Oliver Springs, TN – Jul 08, 2017
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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 for allowing us to become your patients.
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Edward &Brenda in Maryville, TN – Jul 07, 2017
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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 anymore. He is a great doctor in my opinion and i will recommend him to anyone i know with eye problems, great doctor
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Rick farmer in Knoxville, TN – Dec 23, 2016
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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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Amy in Knoxville, TN – Jan 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Steven Sterling, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

Regional Med Center At Memphis
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Steven Sterling, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sterling frequently treats Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea, Cataract, and Migraine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sterling treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Sterling, MD's office located?

Dr. Sterling's office is located at 2607 Kingston Pike Ste 182, Knoxville, TN 37919. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Steven Sterling, MD offer telehealth services?

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sterling's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
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Dr. Sterling performs Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sterling performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Cataract
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sterling treats Cataract more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sterling treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Migraine
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Dr. Sterling treats Migraine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Sterling treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
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Dr. Sterling's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(865) 540-1777

Dr. Sterling accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Steven L Sterling MD

Steven L Sterling MD2607 Kingston Pike Ste 182 Knoxville, TN 37919
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