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Pediatric Ophthalmology - Suggestions

Discussion in 'The RoundTable' started by Rex_B, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

    Long story short is my 7 year old's pediatric ophthalmologist has retired and we are looking for a new one. My daughter has had strabismus since a very very young age so someone with an expertise in this area would be helpful.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    I went to a neuro opthalmologist in Houston at Baylor and it was certainly a first class operation they run over there. I don't have any suggestions on a doctor but if you need a specialist and it's important enough to drive, it would be a good place to look into.
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon

    Don't know about pediatric, but Ochsner in Metaire has a couple of the best ophthalmologists in the country. My Baton Rouge ophthalmologist sent me down there to see one of them and I was very impressed.
  4. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

    Driving or flying doesn't bother me. Just trying to find the best help I can. Thanks for suggestions.
  5. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    Wouldn't your outgoing doc recommend someone before retiring or is he/she just leaving you to fend for yourself?
  6. Tiger Exile

    Tiger Exile Long time lurker

    There are some good ones in the Pensacola area if you are willing to drive.
  7. Rex_B

    Rex_B Geaux Time

    Sure they do. That doesn't make them the best I can find.
  8. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    Fair enough, but if you value their opinion for the care and treatment of your child, why wouldn't that also extend to the reference they give you? They have no motivation to send you to a piece of shit. I'm sure they know the talents of their peers and colleagues a whole lot better than anonymous people on a message board.
  9. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    They'll send you to their buddy or the guy buying their book of business. Asking other patients is always a good way to go.
  10. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    Not if they're reputable to begin with.

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