Cape Coral Eye Doctor Reviews
If you are selecting a Cape Coral eye doctor based on Internet reviews, consider that, for the most part, online reviews are anonymous and unverified. They should not be your sole source of information when making important decisions about your family’s eye health. There are better ways to find doctors who are trained to deliver the best care.
Elmquist Eye Group is well-known in Cape Coral for having the best eye doctors in the region. E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. His associates, Kate Wagner, OD, partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists who provide comprehensive eye care services.
Our team takes great pride in providing patients with personalized care, and skillfully diagnoses and treats a wide range of eye conditions that affect everyone from children to seniors.
Why Online Doctor Reviews Can Be Misleading
As you read through online reviews about doctors on sites like Yelp or Vitals, you may notice that many of them are focused on issues such as doctors running behind schedule or unfriendly office staff, rather than on the doctor’s skills, training and expertise.
- Reviews are subjective. Most patients are not doctors. They may not actually know if the treatment they received was appropriate. Many doctors receive bad reviews for giving sound medical advice simply because the patient did not agree with it. A common example is when a pediatrician refuses to prescribe antibiotics, which only fight bacteria, to a parent who wants them for a child’s cold or other virus. A bad review from this parent would be misleading.
- There are no universal review standards. Some review sites focus on the insurance plans a doctor accepts, waiting times for appointments, and the doctor’s bedside manner. Although answers to those questions are important, they reveal nothing about a doctor’s ability.
- Reviews can be manipulated. When we look at billboards along the highway, we recognize them as paid advertising, but on Yelp, Vitals, and other doctor review sites, we assume we are reading authentic opinions. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Great reviews can be purchased. People all over the world are paid to write fake reviews for doctors they have never seen in countries where they have never been.
Information You Can Trust
Some review sites take steps to address the problem of fake reviews, but Internet users grow more sophisticated every day. To really know whether an eye doctor is a good fit for you takes time and research. Here are some reliable places to start.
America’s Top Doctors: Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors guide identifies the nation’s best doctors in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Doctors are nominated by their peers and put through a rigorous evaluation by a physician-led research team that delves into training, experience, and even disciplinary or malpractice actions to help you find the care you need and deserve. Doctors cannot pay to be listed.
Trevor Elmquist, DO, is listed as one of Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. The outstanding doctors like Dr. Elmquist who have been selected by Castle Connolly represent the top 1% of doctors in the nation.
American Board of Ophthalmology: The American Board of Ophthalmology certifies doctors and surgeons who have the knowledge, experience and skills to provide comprehensive eye care services, from prescribing glasses and contact lenses to complex and delicate eye surgery. Dr. Trevor Elmquist is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Verify your eye doctor’s board certification here.
Florida Board of Optometry: Certification by this Board ensures that every person engaged in the practice of optometry in Florida meets the minimum requirements for safe practice. Dr. Kate Wagner and Dr. Nina Burt are both board certified by the Florida Board of Optometry and the National Board of Optometry. Find a board certified Florida optometrist here.
Instead of relying on Internet reviews when you need a Cape Coral eye doctor, use reliable resources to find someone who is qualified to provide the highest level of care to you and your family. You will find them at Elmquist Eye Group. Get in touch with us at (239) 936-2020 to make an appointment.