Dr. Thomas L. Schwartz, MD

Dr. Thomas L. Schwartz, MD

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Cornea & External Diseases | Male | 57 years old

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Care Philosophy

Our office prides itself on providing our patients with personalized, outstanding care. We understand that all of our patients are individuals, each with their own set of problems, questions and concerns. So we don't use a 'cookie cutter' approach, the services and recommendations we give are based on each individual's medical findings. We will never 'sell' you services that are not right for you, nor recommend any procedure or service which is not in your best interest. We want you to leave our office well informed of your situation and understanding the realistic options you have.Read more

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

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based on 23 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Schwartz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Venice, FL |
I have seen Dr. Schwartz 4 times over a period of 8 years. (all for routine examinations), I usually wait an over an hr. to be seen by Dr. Schwartz. His staff does a preliminary evaluation, prior to seeing the Dr. Those staff are very good. My major objection is that after I have been evaluated by his staff, my experience has been that it takes me another hour before I am seen by the Dr. My time with him has not exceeded 10 minutes. I don't understand how he gets consistently so far behind
in Sebring, FL |
the best...
in Sarasota, FL |
In my experience Dr. Schwartz's practice is among the most professionally run in this area. Wait times are reasonable, staff is courteous and efficient and Dr. Schwartz takes time to discus issues. Gladly recommend his practice!
in longboat key florida |
rarely do you find a dr. who shows exceptional care and follow-up with his patients..in my case i had a situation occur outside of the eye scenario and dr. schwartz was there to help me and assist me with my issues..he is kind, genuine, and very caring...my eyes are much better and my spirits are high because of his coaching and treatment approach...i would not hesitate recommending him to anyone needing his expertise..and the staff..they are just plain wonderful and caring as well...
Sarasota, FL |
He is a rarity in todays Medical Profession! He really cares about treating the eye(s) problems his patients bring to him, not selling lens, etc.
Sarasota, FL |
Excellent doctor
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Dr. Schwartz's Care Philosophy

Our office prides itself on providing our patients with personalized, outstanding care. We understand that all of our patients are individuals, each with their own set of problems, questions and concerns. So we don't use a 'cookie cutter' approach, the services and recommendations we give are based on each individual's medical findings. We will never 'sell' you services that are not right for you, nor recommend any procedure or service which is not in your best interest. We want you to leave our office well informed of your situation and understanding the realistic options you have.

Dr. Schwartz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cornea & External Diseases
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Voted Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly, 2011
    • Voted Top Doctor by Castle and Connolly, 2012
    • Voted one of Americas Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical research, 2010
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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Va/Good Samaritan Hosps

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex Med Br

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor College Of Med

    Completed in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Keratoprosthesis (KPro)
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery