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The staff of Brandon Eye Associates is one of the best in the Tampa Bay area. Our Technicians are certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and have years of experience providing quality care to our patients.
Our Business office staff has over 30 years of combined experience in assuring that your insurance claims are filed properly for maximum reimbursement on your plans.
It takes many years of education and training to become a physician: 4 years of undergraduate school, 4 years of medical school, and 3 to 8 years of internship and residency, depending on the specialty selected. Premedical students must complete undergraduate work in physics, biology, mathematics, English, and inorganic and organic chemistry. Students also take courses in the humanities and the social sciences.
The minimum educational requirement for entry into a medical school is 3 years of college; most applicants, however, have at least a bachelor’s degree. Acceptance to medical school is highly competitive. Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and laws governing medicine.
Ophthalmologists also learn to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. During their last 2 years, students work with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics, learning acute, chronic, preventive, and rehabilitative care. Through rotations in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery, they gain experience in the diagnosis and treatment of illness. Following medical school, almost all M.D.s enter a residency-graduate medical education in a specialty that takes the form of paid on-the-job training, usually in a hospital.
Physicians are licensed by the states. To be licensed, physicians must graduate from an accredited medical school, pass a licensing examination, and complete 1 to 7 years of graduate medical education. To maintain their license, they must fulfill continuing medical education requirements each year.
M.D.s seeking board certification in a specialty may spend up to 7 years in residency training, depending on the specialty. A final examination immediately after residency or after 1 or 2 years of practice also is necessary for certification by the American Board of Medical Specialists. There are 24 specialty boards, one of which is in ophthalmology. For certification in a subspecialty, physicians usually need another 1 to 2 years of residency.
Surgeons are physicians who specialize in the treatment of injury, disease, and deformity through operations. Using a variety of instruments, and with patients under general or local anesthesia, a surgeon corrects physical deformities, repairs tissue after injuries, or performs preventive surgeries on patients with debilitating diseases or disorders.
Although a large number perform general surgery, many surgeons choose to specialize in a specific area, one of which is ophthalmology. Like primary care and other specialist physicians, surgeons also examine patients, perform and interpret diagnostic tests, and counsel patients on preventive health care.
I have benefited tremendously from the eye care I received from Brandon Eye Associates
John/ Brandon, FL
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