Dr. Thomas Strinden, MD

Dr. Thomas Strinden, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. Thomas Strinden, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Fargo, ND and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of North Dakota / Main Campus in 1988 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

4344 20th Ave S

Fargo, ND 58103

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Senile Cataracts
more than 86% of peers
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Strinden's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Strinden "Tom Strinden received his M.D. degree from University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND, in 1988. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and has had an eye surgical practice in Fargo since 1995. Dr. Strinden's practice emphasis is refractive and cataract surgery but he also offers a range of services related to general ophthalmology. He is an associate clinical professor at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He does a yearly medical mission trip to Honduras. He and his wife, Michelle, have four children and reside in Fargo. He is active in his church and enjoys outdoor activities with his kids such as hunting and fishing. He also serves on the FCA hockey National Board."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Strinden "Thank you for choosing Bagan Strinden Vision for your refractive surgery needs! We have state-of-the-art lasers in our Bismarck and Fargo Laser Centers to fit your individual treatment. With new technology, virtually everyone is a refractive surgery candidate, whether you're nearsighted, farsighted, presbyopic or have astigmatism."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

45  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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16  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Dakota.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Concordia College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of North Dakota / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • St. Lukes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Wi
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Strinden has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Strinden's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Strinden to family and friends
7 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Strinden's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I just had my LASIK procedure done by Dr. Tom and couldn't be happier. I can see better than every before. the process was so easy and enjoyable, I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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Incredibly talented surgeon. My LASIK results have been incredible and my grandmothers cataract surgery went well and gave her the results she was after. We couldn't be happier!
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Dr. Strinden provided the best care possible for both myself and my mother. I had LASIK done by Dr. Strinden a few years ago and the results have been incredible, and then my mom had cataract surgery a few weeks ago and cannot believe the results. We love coming to Dr. Strinden and are so...more
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Awesome doc, my family has been going to Dr. Strinden for years and have never had anything but awesome results!
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