Becoming a retina specialist requires additional training after completing ophthalmology residency. The process to become a general ophthalmologist usually takes about 8 years after college and fellowship training to sub-specialize takes an additional 1-2 years. For example:
I started this website for educational purposes to teach those with questions about eye diseases such as;
For educational purposes, we will be expanding the subject matter to include information about many other eye diseases other than just those related to the retina.
As I have created this website, I have realized the importance of engaging patients online. A continuum can exist between the digital world and the clinical office. I have found that patients who learn more about their health from their own doctor’s publications, have a better experience, especially if the provider is accessible outside of the office. In other words, I have found tremendous value in my patients learning from me on this website and carrying that knowledge to the office and vice versa.
Simply put, if more doctors were willing to create pages such as mine, the quality of health information available on the Internet would be greatly improved!
Amy and I have a blended family with five children, but are “empty nesters.”
In addition to becoming a reformed retina specialists, I’m a tennis player who has now become obsessed with pickleball. We’ve downsized and are enjoying apartment life with our 2 dogs (American Labrador and and Labrador wanna-be), continue to love Dunkin’ Midnight (mixed with Dunkin’ Original) and love life on the commerical pharmaceutical side.