Dr. Thomas Essman, MD

Dr. Thomas Essman, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Thomas Essman, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Springfield, MO and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med in 1989 and specializes in ophthalmology.

1229 E Seminole St Ste 430

Springfield, MO 65804

Contact Information

(417) 820-9393

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Essman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 97% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Headache
high
more than 88% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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8  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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

  • Univ Of Mo Columbia Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Jackson Mem Hosp/Jackson Health
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Joseph Mercy Health Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Mi Hosps and Health Ctrs
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Essman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Essman's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Essman to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Essman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (4)

This doctor is a very good choice for any sort of treatment. I have diabetic retinothopy and was nervous about the treatment and condition. He was reassuring and the treatment has been helpful in maintaining my sight.
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I visited Dr Essman's office for the first time today. I have been in many offices and even worked in doctors offices over the years. I must say that I have never been treated with more genuine concern than I was by both the doctor and his team. Dr Essman took the time to talk to me, offer...more
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Corrected my vision after cataract surgery done by another doctor. Before it was cloudy even with glasses. So Happy to see again! Thank you Dr Essman.
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Great Dr our daughter has been having severe eye problems along with health issues. Dr Essman advised us to see a rhematologist that did nothing for us and Essman took care of getting us going in correct direction with them. He actually listens and cares for the patient and is very knowledgeable....more
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