Dr. Gerardo (Gerry) Parada, MD

Ophthalmologist

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Dr. Parada sees Adults & Children 8 years of age or older.

Dr. Parada is a native of New Jersey. He graduated from New York University with a double major in Chemistry and Biology in 1988. He received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1992. His postgraduate training included an internship in Internal Medicine at UNC at Chapel Hill. It was here where he and his wife fell in love with the South. He completed his Ophthalmology residency at Nassau County University Hospital, Stony Brook University Hospital and the Veterans
Administration at Northport in 1997.

Dr. Parada relocated his family to Atlanta and began practice on the south side of town in 1997. In 2004, a retiring Dr. Wilkes Davis asked Dr. Parada to relocate to Cobb County and join Cobb Eye Center to take over his practice. Dr. Parada is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology with an emphasis on cataract surgery.

Dr. Parada is married with three children. His hobbies include spending time with his family, golf and tournament poker.

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Good doctor

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Wait time was extremely long even though the waiting room was practically empty. Otherwise, the doctor and staff were helpful and polite.

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I was very pleased with my first visit. I would recommend him to anyone who ask. Great office staff and technicians also.

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My visit with Dr Parada was brief, but pleasant. He was quick, efficient, and thorough, and answered questions and concerns in a knowledgable, but understandable, manner. The staff at the office were also friendly an efficient.

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I was very pleased. They were very professional and promptly took care of me. I will recommend them to my friends and family

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Competent, friendly, attentive, thorough. Dr. Parada appears to have an excellent, caring team working alongside him.

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Love Dr. Parada! He is very easy to talk to and happy to answer any questions. The patient is my 88 year old mother, who suffers from dementia. He was so good with her in making sure she understood everything regarding her vision. She has been his patient for many years and it was very important to me that he understood her comfort level was of utmost importance.

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Excelente profesional

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Office was clean,personal friendly,doctor was pleasant and direct and answered questions and concerns.

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Professional and very thorough.

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It was a pleasant visit. Very informational! I would certainly recommend Dr. Parada to others.

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the front office was very dis-organized. I got there at 10:13 for my 10:30 AM APPT, signed in and was told to have a seat. ALMOST 30 minutes later she called me up to complete an update medical history form as well as some other papers! They both seemed to be very upset with the phones ringing and trying to help the patients.

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Everyone I came in contact with were friendly, as well as professional. The technician who did my eye exam was wonderful and patient, helping me out with my overpowering reflex to close my eyes immediately when anything comes near them. Dr. Parada was sooo friendly and nice and thoroughly explained to me my diagnosis and upcoming surgery and answered all my questions. He spent a long time with me, and I never felt hurried....Great appointment in every way!

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It was my second time visiting Dr Parada. He explained me very well about floaters and I left his office very relieved and satisfied.

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Dr. Parada's staff was very efficient and personable. Dr. Parada himself did not seem very interested in me or what I had to say. He did not introduce himself, and he seemed to disregard my answers to most of his questions. I wear contacts but he did not discuss them with me at all. No one asked if I would like to schedule an appointment to be fitted for contacts or asked about writing a prescription for them. I was ushered in and out and on my way. My examination was thorough and complete, but the customer service aspect of my visit was very disappointing.

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He's professional with a sense of humor. I like him enough to trust him to do my cataract surgery (which I was fairly sure I needed before Dr. Parada confirmed it.)

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everyone was very warm and efficient. The doctor was excellent in explaining everything to me , and giving me choices. He has a great symbiotic relation with his staff.

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Dr. Parada is very approachable, professional in patient relationship, knowledgeable and very efficient yet thorough in his examination / assessment. He was highly recommended to me by a friend and business colleague -- her recommendation was very accurate. He's excellent.

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First time using Ziploc. Really like the service and the doctor was first class.

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For this being my first time as a new patient, I thought he was a little unapproachable. I'd go back hoping for more interraction.

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Dr. Parada was VERY knowledgeable and had excellent bedside manner. He was very informative in the appointment and was very nice. Highly recommend.

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Back office assistants were pleasant and did a good job. Front office people were not very friendly. There was a very long wait in the exceptionally cold exam room (over 50 minutes) before Dr. Parada came in. Total time in the office was close to 2 hours. From a medical standpoint the visit was probably fine but it was neither pleasant or convenient to be kept waiting so long.

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Es muy bueno encontrar un doctor que hable Español.

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ZocDoc made the process of being a first time patient so easy! I really liked all the technicians, and the girl at the front desk was cheerful and friendly. Dr. Parada had a pleasant personality and made me feel at ease with the procedures. I will definitely be going back and so will my husband. :)

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Dr Parada did not introduce himself to me - Was not friendly at all and was not a good listener. Would not recommend him.

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He was great

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I was billed by this Dr who claim he was in the network of GHI

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excellent ansewed all my questions

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The staff and office were great. I did not have to wait long at all. Dr. Parada was very professional, kind and easy to talk to. He took his time to explain everything with me in detail. I would highly reccomend him.

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Everything was great, Receptionist was great, Nurse who took me back was friendly and happy that I was there, but when I was done, nobody wanted to show me the glasses available at the office. Seems everyone was chatting, and they had to repeat my name several times from the front desk to the back to get me the prespection for my glasses. Was a bit unsure of the staff. Doctor Parada was great, friendly and professional. Enjoyed talking and seeing his brothers artwork...that's a great experience.

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It went very well.

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Like him

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It was an excellent experience.

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The office is clean, the staff is friendly and the doctors aren't in a rush.

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Very thorough. Interested in the health of the person in relationship to the eye.

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He was nice. It was a rush job but it was ok.

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If you make a appointment the intake receptionist should follow those appointments and not give preferential treatment to family,friends or whomever she deems more important than other.

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He was very nice and informative..

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My visit with Dr Parada must have been his last appointment. He did take care of my issue but I felt slighted as a patient. Rushed...even. I didn't receive much eye contact from him when discussing the PAINFUL procedure I needed to go through. I appreciate the help in my desperate need but more one on one would have been preferred and appreciated. He seemed over worked and as if he had to perform a lot of job duties outside of his normal role. Also, I will say some of the front desk staff is very RUDE and uncourteous.

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Dr Parada is an excellent doctor! I did not like the wait time though. There were like 10 people complaining about it.

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