Fort Myers Ophthalmologist Reviews
Access to eye care information and ophthalmologist reviews on the Internet can be helpful, but may not be the best way to find an eye doctor in Fort Myers when you or a family member need expert eye care.
Elmquist Eye Group has served families in the Fort Myers area since 1992. We are proud to offer a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to our patients.
Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. His partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associate, Nina Burt, OD, are skilled board certified optometrists who provide comprehensive eye care services.
To help you find a highly qualified doctor to meet your family’s vision care needs, we have compiled the following reliable resources and tips.
How many times have you researched a health concern online only to end up with sleepless nights, worrying about having a serious disease? The fear we feel from diagnosing ourselves online is called “cyberchondria.” It’s easy to be misled by the misconceptions and rumors.
A similar problem exists when we rely solely on online ratings and reviews to choose our doctors. Most online reviews of optometrists, ophthalmologists and other specialists assess appointment waiting times, parking convenience, and friendliness of office staff. None of those factors help you evaluate a doctor’s skills, training or expertise and while they may be important things to know, they definitely don’t tell the whole story.
Some review sites are nothing more than disguised advertising. Doctors, automobile dealers, electricians, mechanics, restaurants, retail stores and others can often pay to be listed or pay for false reviews. There’s no way to know if a review is real or fake because people all over the world are paid to write reviews for doctors they have never seen in countries where they have never been.
There are reliable sources on the Internet that will help you decide if an eye doctor is a good fit for you, such as:
- America’s Top Doctors: Each year, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. identifies the nation’s best doctors in every medical specialty. Doctors are nominated by their peers and researched by a team of physicians who evaluate their training, experience, and history of disciplinary actions. These doctors represent the top 1% of doctors in the nation, and doctors cannot pay to be listed. Trevor Elmquist, DO, founder of Elmquist Eye Group, is listed as one of America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology.
- Angie’s List: A respected online review site, Angie’s List does not permit anonymous reviews, and accuracy is mandatory. Elmquist Eye Group has maintained an “A” rating with Angie’s List since 2008 and earned their coveted Super Service Award in 2014. We are one of only 5% of Southwest Florida ophthalmology and optometry companies to perform well enough to earn this Award.
- American Board of Ophthalmology: This organization certifies doctors and surgeons who have the skills and expertise to provide comprehensive eye care services, including complex and delicate eye surgery. Dr. Trevor Elmquist is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Online ophthalmologist reviews for doctors in Fort Myers provide limited information. Get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment to discuss your unique eye care needs with our experienced team of skilled doctors who will provide you with the highest quality care, advice, options and follow-up.