Dr. William Rachal, MD

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Dr. Rachal

Rachal and Elison LLC

4224 Houma Blvd Ste 150 Metairie, LA 70006

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Dr. William Rachal, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans medical school in 1968. He is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rachal to book an appointment.


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Provides excellent care. A very serious and thorough examination.
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Highly skilled. Great bedside manner. Office staff friendly and accommodating. Appointment for 11:15 am, vision, eye and blood pressures checked and eyes dilated at 12:00pm. It’s now 1::10 pm and haven’t seen my doctor yet.
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Biography

Dr. William Rachal, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Metairie, LA and has over 53 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from LSU School...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

1976
Iowa
Fellowship Hospital
1975
Tulane U
Residency Hospital
1969
Madigan Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1968
LSU School of Medicine - New Orleans
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. William Rachal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rachal frequently treats Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Retinal Hemorrhage. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rachal treats.

Where is Dr. William Rachal, MD's office located?

Dr. Rachal's office is located at 4224 Houma Blvd Ste 150, Metairie, LA 70006. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rachal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rachal performs Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Rachal performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rachal treats Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Rachal treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Retinal Hemorrhage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rachal treats Retinal Hemorrhage more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Rachal treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Rachal's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Nearsightedness
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(504) 456-2691

Dr. Rachal accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Locations

Practice

Rachal and Elison LLC4224 Houma Blvd Ste 150 Metairie, LA 70006
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3434 Prytania St Ste 470 New Orleans, LA 70115
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East Jefferson General Hospital

Metairie, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

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