Jay Wedgeworth IV on Facebook
3 years ago
05/19/2017, 09:57 AM
Took a close friend here and was quite impressed with how reassuringly kind and patient-interested he seemed. I went to med school for little over 3 years before changing directions. I say that to suggest that I know more ophthalmologists than most patients do, and I know that Dr. Anderson does not have to be so caring with his patients nor so polite and wonderful with their friends/family (or other prospective patients and all people it seemed he would ever see in the waiting area, where my friend never ever had to wait - I should refer to it as an area with chairs for filling out forms or for friends/family not seeing the the doctor with you). He saw her within a short time after she requested to see him due to her concerns, and saw her more frequently than he needed to medically in order to monitor things so that she could still manage to not forego other plans she had made with friends and family. From a previous MS4 student, I feel confident telling patients that he is the kind of doctor who became one for the reasons that many patients ("most of us") convince ourselves that people want to become doctors. He could have made as much or much more money off of the situation very easily, as I'm quite well aware given past experiences I've had, but that was never his intention. If you need an ophtalmologist and are within reasonalbe driving distance, I advise you start your search here (maybe you'll end your search here too, though there is nothing wrong in some - especially complex -
cases to seeing more than one specialist for the same condition(s). Also, as a potentially biased (by my own unrelated experiences) side note:
He is at an ideal phase of his medical training and career for him to be a great doctor to start seeing now. On AVERAGE (no rule that this hold true at all, far from that due to many factors), physicians just out of residency a few years at most, after gaining more real world experience to add to bombardment of practical experience during residency, are the best doctors to begin seeking care from if you are in need of a new provider. They're also less likely to retire on you before you retire on them, or not much before at least. As a disclaimer, there are many physicians of all ages who stay very well up to date on the latest diagnostic, therapeutic, and medical maintenance techniques... so PLEASE don't understand this as a gross characterization/criticism of all physicians outside of a narrow window of their phase in training. I mean nothing negative about the physician community as a whole but something slightly positive about this phase in training if I were seeking a provider for myself or a loved friend or family member.