Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD

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Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Bloomington, MN. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Samuelson to book an appointment.

Dr. Samuelson

Minnesota Eye Consultants

9801 Dupont Ave S Ste 200 Bloomington, MN 55431
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Samuelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Glaucoma
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Dr. Samuelson treats Glaucoma more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Eye Examination
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Dr. Samuelson performs Eye Examination more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Ultrasound, Eye
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Dr. Samuelson performs Ultrasound, Eye more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Samuelson's conditions and procedures:

  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Examination
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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(952) 888-5800

Dr. Samuelson accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Group Value Network (Select Network)-MN
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Open Access Plus

Dr. Samuelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samuelson

4.8

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Even though the office was short of staff that day (due to COVID?), everything was handled pretty efficiently.
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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Jan 11, 2022
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A internationally recognized expert in glaucoma. He has contributed greatly to the field. As an ophthalmologist who has known him for thirty years, I can recommend Dr Samuelson without reservation
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James A Cameron, MD – Jan 05, 2022
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DR Samuelson is a highly knowledgeable and professional doctor I am very satisfied with my previous eye surgery I highly recommended him to everyone I know.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 04, 2022
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Evaluation of follow up visit post cataract. Problem was thoroughly evaluated and explained. All staff were professional and friendly.
What went well
  • 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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Dec 29, 2021
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Dr. Samuelson was very informative and personable. Really liked him right from the start! I feel like I am in good hands with my up-coming surgery!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Dec 23, 2021
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This was a check up. Dr. Samuelson listened to my concerns and made recommendations. I'm a long time patient of his and like him very much.
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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Mary Busboom – Dec 21, 2021
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Excellent visit from start to finish.
What went well
  • 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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John Baron – Dec 04, 2021
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Outstanding Dr. who clearly explains eye issues. I have referred many family and friends to Dr. Samuelson and all have been highly satisfied with his expertise.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Douglas Donaldson – Nov 11, 2021
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Dr. Samuelson did my second cataract surgery and did a great job.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 04, 2021
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Couldn’t be happier. All of the staff are professional but also make you feel comfortable. They all let you know what’s going on.
What went well
  • 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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Phil Disch – Oct 01, 2021
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Consul on cataract surgery. Very thorough and informative.
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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Sep 26, 2021
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Routine follow-up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ron Bennett – Sep 09, 2021
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He went over old test and compared them to the test done on the current visit so I would be able to understand changes. Took his time which I appreciated. I felt comfortable asking questions and he then would answer and go over so I understood. Did give me a referral to a new doctor in area who worked with stroke patients to help them with current problems with their vision as I want to read books again.
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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Barbara Nellis – Sep 06, 2021
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Dr Samuelson , Dr Melicher and Jack are very thorough and very professional/talented in all aspects of eye care. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Christopher – Sep 01, 2021
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I was very grateful to Dr. Samuelson for seeing my 95 year old mother. She has been treated by another opthamologist for years but I growing concerned about her care and decided to seek a 2nd opinion. Dr. Samuelson was extremely knowledgable, compassionate and honest about her extreme vision loss. He offered some hope in explaining a procedure that may help her to retain what little vision that she has left. He suggested we discuss it as a family before making a decision. I was moved by his sincerity.
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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Marlie Daffer-Nelson – Aug 28, 2021
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Timely and efficient.
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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MICHAEL PATAKI – Aug 23, 2021
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Friendly and thorough. Excellent staff.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 29, 2021
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The techs that did the prep work for Dr S were very cool. One was being onboarded and they acted with such respect and team work it was great to watch. They also answered all my questions. Dr. S was thorough and very encouraging about my condition and the needed surgery. All staff very helpful.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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John C Murphy – Jul 21, 2021
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It was my regular semi annual check up with testing.
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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Allen Gustafson – Jul 21, 2021
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Excellent Doctor...very professional....
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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Jul 15, 2021
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About Me

Biography

Thomas W. Samuelson, a founding partner and attending surgeon of Minnesota Eye Consultants, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Education

University of Minnesota Medical School
Medical School
1991
Wills Eye Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1990
U South Fla
Residency Hospital
1986
U Wisc Affil-Marshfield Cli
Internship Hospital
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What are Dr. Thomas Samuelson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Samuelson frequently treats Glaucoma, Eye Examination, and Ultrasound, Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Samuelson treats.

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Dr. Samuelson's office is located at 9801 Dupont Ave S Ste 200, Bloomington, MN 55431. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Minnesota Eye Consultants

Bloomington Office9801 Dupont Ave S Ste 200 Bloomington, MN 55431
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Practice

9801 Dupont Ave S Ste 425 Bloomington, MN 55431
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