Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 72

Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts U, School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hedges to book an appointment.

Dr. Hedges

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Hedges' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Stye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hedges treats Stye more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hedges treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hedges treats Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy more than 97% of his peers

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

Blepharitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hedges treats Blepharitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hedges treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Hedges' conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Night Blindness
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Posterior Scleritis
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Sympathetic Uveitis
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(617) 636-5488

Dr. Hedges accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Hedges' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hedges

3.4

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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If you make it past the mean residents, you'll have a good surprise. Dr. H is very knowledgeable and committed to helping his patients.
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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Dr. Hedges is literally no less than a genius. Without his expert knowledge, experience and advice, I may not have vision in my left eye today. I will continue to sing his praises and recommend him to anyone who may be in need of his services.
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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Linda in Fall River, MA – Jan 03, 2018
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This guy is a hack. He doesn't want to listen to a word the patient says. It's all about money to him. Plus, if you see any doctor in his office, be prepared to pay $25 extra for a facility fee. They, of course, won't mention this to you.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • 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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Worcester, MA – Sep 20, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts U,...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

1981
University of California-San Francisco
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Fell-Mass EE Infirm
Residency Hospital
1979
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1976
Mt Auburn Hosp
Internship Hospital
1975
Tufts U, School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hedges has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Does Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hedges frequently treats Stye, Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, and Blepharitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hedges treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD's office located?

Dr. Hedges' office is located at 800 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Thomas Hedges, MD speak?

Dr. Hedges speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Tufts Medical Center

Tufts Medical Center800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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Practice

20 Commercial Rd Leominster, MA 01453
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Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)