Dr. Thomas Aaberg, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 58

Dr. Thomas Aaberg, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School medical school in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities Spectrum Health Hospitals Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Aaberg to book an appointment.

Dr. Aaberg

Retina Specialists Of Michigan

5030 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Aaberg's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aaberg treats Eye Cancer more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Aaberg treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aaberg treats Malignant Neoplasm of Eye more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Aaberg treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Endophthalmitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Aaberg treats Endophthalmitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Aaberg treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Aaberg's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Areolar Choroidal Sclerosis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Melanoma
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Melanoma of Ciliary Body
  • Malignant Melanoma of Iris
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dysplasia, X - Linked
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinitis Punctata Albescens
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Retinoschisis of Fovea
  • Retinoschisis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stargardt's Disease
  • Stickler Syndrome
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(616) 954-2020

Dr. Aaberg accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Care Network PCP Focus Network
Group Employees PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Preferred PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
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MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Life
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Simplifi
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Spectrum Health
Staywell (Wellcare)
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Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Dr. Aaberg's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Aaberg

4.7

Based on 27 ratings

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What went well
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  • Office environment (24)
  • Staff friendliness (23)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr Aaberg has been a very good dr for my husband Very kind and answers all your questions
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 15, 2021
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Dr. Aaberg has been treating my macular degeneration for five years. I could not ask for a better, smarter, professional doctor. I highly recommend him and his outstanding staff. They all care about me as a person and as a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Greg Crowe – Dec 05, 2020
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I am privileged to have Dr Aaberg in charge of my eye care.
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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Sep 23, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Aaberg for a number of years now. He excels as a physician and diagnostician. He is conservative in his approach, which I value and truly appreciate. He has always taken as much time as I needed to explain complications and procedures. He truly is a compassionate partner with you in the care of your precious eyesight and is outstanding in his field.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan – Jul 31, 2020
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I've been a patient of Dr. Aaberg for over 2 years. He not only cares about my eye health but always asks about my over all health at my appointment. My eye health has improved greatly under his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joan – Jul 27, 2020
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Dr. Asberg Jr is absolutely the best retinal specialist. I was afraid of my macular degeneration and having to get shots in my left eye. He put me at ease and I am no longer fearful.
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Carolyn Borowski – Jan 13, 2020
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Doctor was very kind and h helped me to understand everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 09, 2019
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DR. Aaberg is extremely thorough and makes a point to explain all that was/was not discovered during the exam. I will definitely recommend him to anyone needing a retina specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kathleen in Whitehall, MI – Dec 09, 2019
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Dr Aaberg is a very caring person. He comes in to your appointment with the necessary knowledge of your health condition. He explains all the necessary information to you down to a patient's level. He always makes sure all your questions are answered at the end of your appointment.
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Peggy Jo Packard – Nov 19, 2019
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Always congenial. Let's me know what's going on with my eyes. Genuine and caring treatment from Dr.Aaberg and the entire staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jim Rigby – Oct 25, 2019
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I feel SO fortunate to have Dr. Aaberg as my retinal specialist. My spontaneous retinal detachment turned out to be a very challenging situation, and Dr. Aaberg has been awesome to work with! He is professional yet compassionate, and obviously knows his specialty inside and out. I would recommend him to everyone, especially to those I care about!!! Thank you for my eye back, Dr. Aaberg!!
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Karla C. – Sep 23, 2019
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Took me in for an appointment immediately when I had an eye stroke and was very compassionate and explained it all very clearly. Great personality and very professional. Great staff, also.
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May 30, 2019
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I was referred to Dr Aaberg because I was diagnosed with a retinal pucker. Boy, was I ever fortunate! He is a brilliant eye surgeon with awesome bedside manner. Made me feel totally confident in his ability to help me!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chrystyna Alexander in Ada, mi – Apr 03, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Aaberg in 2012 for problems in the back of both of my eyes. He is an excellent doctor who really cares about his patients, something I find pretty rare in this day and age!
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Deborah B. in Wyoming, MI – Mar 31, 2016
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Dr Aaberg diagnosed my ocular melanoma. When I was referred to him they got me in quickly. Dr Aaberg spent until after 8pm in his office talking with my family and me. He was courteous, compassionate and was willing to spend as much time as we needed to get our questions answered. He talked about treatment options explaining in detail the reason he recommended plaque radiation therapy.
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Wendy Blackmer Gross in Cadillac, MI – Dec 29, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Aaberg, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Residency Hospital
1992
Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School
1985
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Dr. Aaberg frequently treats Eye Cancer, Malignant Neoplasm of Eye, and Endophthalmitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Aaberg treats.

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Dr. Aaberg's office is located at 5030 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Retina Specialists Of Michigan

Retina Specialists Of Michigan5030 Cascade Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Spectrum Health Hospitals Blodgett Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Spectrum Health Hospitals Butterworth Hospital

Grand Rapids, MI

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)