Dr. Thomas Campen, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Savannah, GA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Campen is affiliated with Memorial Satilla Hospital, Memorial Health University Medical Center and Evans Memorial Hospital.
Campen Eye Care A full service ophthalmology practice including Lasik Eye Surgery and other ophthalmology procedures. History Thomas Campen is a board-certified ophthalmologist that has worked in general ophthalmology settings as well as specialty settings. After training in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, he completed a fellowship in anterior segment ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Medical School, focusing upon cataract surgery and disorders of the anterior portion of the eye. He subsequently trained in Lasik surgery, and for the past fifteen years he has performed over 10,000 Lasik procedures across the country, most recently in Savannah, Georgia in association with Lasik Plus Corporation. At this time he has established his own practice in Savannah, which includes general ophthalmology and procedures associated with the anterior segment of the eye, including Lasik, PRK. He is currently on staff at St.Josephs/Candler Hospitals and a provider for many health insurance entities. Attached as Appendix A is his Curriculum Vitae. Business Description/Products and Services Regularly scheduled examination of the eyes plus treatment of any anterior segment problems, including eye infections, vision problems; determining parameters for correcting vision with eyeglasses or surgical treatments, including Lasik or PRK. Although future plans may include eyeglass sales, the current plan is for vision evaluation and treatment. An ophthalmology practice that incorporates Lasik or PRK addresses all age groups. The young adult/adult population finds Lasik helpful in eliminating the need for eyeglasses. The huge elderly population needs cataract surgery. All age groups benefit from regular eye exams. Dr. Campen has performed far more Lasik and PRK than any other ophthalmologist in the Savannah area, giving him an advantage in attracting patients for these surgeries. His wife, Dr. Rebecca Campen, has a busy dermatology practice, creating a base of referrals for general ophthalmology patients. Samantha Mascunana serves as office manager for both Campen Dermatology and Campen Eye Care. Campen Eye Care is located at 5102 Paulsen, Building #5. Dr. Campen utilizes Building #5 for performing eye examinations, screening patients requesting Lasik and PRK, determining parameters for eyeglasses needed by patients, and treating problems in the anterior segment of the eye. He will schedule his Lasik and PRK procedures in another facility. Previously the procedures were done in the Lasik Plus facilities in Savannah and around the country.
Dr. Campen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Board certified in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1978
St Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
University Of Kentucky Med Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Med College Of Georgia
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Louisisana State University Med Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Awards & Recognition
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Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
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