Dr. Thomas Turner, MD

Dr. Thomas Turner, MD

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Ophthalmology  |  
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67 y/o
13 reviews

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Dr. Thomas C. Turner has strived to provide the Permian Basin with quality surgical eye care for more than a quarter-century. Originally from Alabama, Dr. Turner graduated with honors from the University of Texas in Austin and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He served his internship at the University of California in Los Angeles and was a resident in ophthalmology at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California in Los Angeles, which is consistently rated as one of the top eye surgery hospitals in the United States. Dr. Turner is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is licensed to practice medicine by both the Texas and New Mexico State Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Turner has personally performed more than 20,000 eye surgery procedures since establishing practice in the Permian Basin in the early 1980’s. He has also had LASIK surgery himself. In the fall of 2003, Dr. Turner began performing CustomVue® LASIK and is now the most experienced CustomVue® LASIK surgeon in the region. In June of 2007, Dr. Turner performed the first Blade-Free LASIK procedure in the Permian Basin using IntraLase® technology. Since that time, he has performed more Blade-Free CustomVue LASIK procedures (iLASIK®) than all other surgeons in the Permian Basin combined. In 2007, he was named a LaserVision® Top 50 Surgeon for achieving excellence in LASIK and refractive surgery. He also received the honor of Top 100 Surgeon from LaserVision® in both 2005 and 2006. Dr. Turner also specializes in cataract surgery, having performed over 12,000 cataract procedures, making him one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the Permian Basin. In addition to offering his patients the most advanced methods of laser vision correction available today, Dr. Turner is also certified to implant several different multifocal or accommodating intraocular lenses, including the TECNIS® Multifocal lens. Dr. Turner was the first surgeon in the Permian Basin to offer his patients the benefits of the Crystalens®, an FDA-approved lens implant that offers patients a range of both distance and near vision after their cataract surgery. Dr. Turner has offices in both Midland and Odessa, along with ambulatory surgery centers located in each city as well....See Less

Thomas C Turner MD

848 Central Dr

Odessa, TX 79761
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

For over 35 years, leading LASIK and lens implant specialist, Tom Turner, MD has helped set the standard in vision correction across the Permian Basin. Today, Dr. Turner and the eye care professionals of Turner Eye Clinic are proud to be the first and only eye center in the entire region to offer patients the benefits of Wavelight LASIK, a Next-Generation LASIK system capable of treating a lifetime of NEARsightedness, FARsightedness and Astigmatism…in about 10 seconds. Our accomplished team takes pride in our dedication to offering each and every patient personalized attention, together with the most advanced clinical and surgical expertise available today. With the experience of over 20,000 Custom Cataract and LASIK procedures – and being named one of the top surgeons in America – you can rest assured you are in good hands at Turner Eye Clinic. With convenient offices in both Midland and Odessa, Turner Eye Clinic offers patients across the Basin access to the latest breakthroughs in LASIK, laser and lens implant technology, including advanced diagnostics and special testing that allows Dr. Turner and his team to deliver optimal surgical outcomes. If you are considering LASIK or advanced cataract surgery, Dr. Turner and his staff are happy to take the time to answer all your questions regarding you personal vision care needs. It is our goal to make you feel like a member of the Turner Eye Clinic family.
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Dr. Turner's Experience

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Dr. Turner's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anisocoria
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Cataract
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Soft Contact Lenses

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wadsworth Va Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • John H Sheets Assoc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Turner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Turner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Turner to family and friends
4
based on 13 total surveys
Dr. Turner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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Dr. Turner accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Thrivent Financial
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

Hospitals where Dr. Turner has admitting privileges

Medical Center Hospital
500 W 4th St
Odessa, TX 79761
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