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Dr. John Michaelos, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. John Michaelos started his practice over 12 years ago and brought with him the skills needed for new technologies that were available for laser vision correction, improved techniques for cataract surgery and new cosmetics procedures. He continues to keep up to date with the latest in technology through continuing education. St. Michael’s Eye and Laser Institute is the only center in North Florida to be honored as an Alcon Center of Excellence. Dr. Michaelos was one of the first ten physicians in Florida to implant the Multi-Focal lens, known as reStor, making him one of the most experienced in the area. Dr. Michaelos is the surgeon many of your friends and neighbors have trusted to improve their vision and create the flattering new face they happily show the world every day. It’s a tradition of excellence that was instilled in Dr. John by his father, Dr. Louis Michaelos, one of the area’s most respected ophthalmologists for over 40 years. St. Michael’s will continue to grow, but will never out grow our very valued patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

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Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Miami, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of South Florida, Fellowship in Cornea and External Diseases of the Eye
  • University of Tennessee, Chatanooga (Internship)
  • University of Tennessee, Chatanooga, Residency in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1851353239

Office locations

St. Michael's Eye and Laser Institute

1030 W Bay Dr

Largo, FL 33770

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The wait was way too long. You notified me several times about my appt date and time so you should have a way to notify me that you are running an hour late. My time is just as important as thedoctors. I felt the doctor talked down to me when I asked questions. He was rushed and impatient. His assistant also spoke to me in a way that was not proper. Telling me I should go out at night, maybe to a dance. She doesn't know anything about me or my life, why would she say that. I will not be coming back to your facility and would not recommend to anyone.
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Completely dissatisfied with my visit with Dr. John. I waited 45 minutes after my appointment time to be taken back by the tech. When Dr. John entered the exam room he cut me off and spoke over me while I wastrying to explain what was going on. Then he proceeded to treat me like a child telling me to throw away the tissue the tech had provided me when she inserted numbing drops into my eye and to never told onto a tissue and always wash my hands. I filled the medications only to realize that he never provided instructions on how long to take the prescriptions and when I called his office to ask how long to take them I was told "just take them until your follow up appointment in two weeks." I explained to the staff that Dr. John had requested the follow up appointment to be in ONE week, but that I was unavailable on the only time he had available during the next week. I asked them to get me information on how long I needed to take them because I did not want to use the medication for a week longer than the doctor intended me to use them. I was given no answer. COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY DISSATISFIED. I am an attorney and if I ever treated my clients this way I would be out of business in a heart beat!
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Great staff but timing was terrible. 2 hr total
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Extremely thorough. I was unexpectedly advised of a condition I have time to address and get better with the help of dr. Michaelos' team. All of the staff were extremely professional and very well informed and shared their knowledge and information with me
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I am confident that all of my concerns were addressed in the most professional manner.
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I was impressed with the staff they spent over 40 minutes waiting for Humana to verify that my insurance covered one eye exam per year.
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Friendly staff!! Answered all my questions.
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It was a very professional, clean office with a very courteous staff. I loved Dr. John Michaelos. He was very informative and is working hard to help fix my eye problem in a very timely manner. I am very thankful.
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I was very pleased with Dr Michaelos and everyone I had contact with at the St Micheal's lasik center. I came in for a diabetic eye exam and what impressed me the most was that no one tried to sell meanything that I didn't want or need, like new glasses or surgery. Would highly recommend.
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The doctor was very professional, the staff was very friendly and informative.
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Everyone was polite, professional and smiling. The ophthamologist was very warm and welcoming. The office is very nice and clean. Looking forward to returning for the procedure.
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Took enough time to fully explain my options
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The staff was very professional and attentive, and the doctor was very informative and has an excellent bedside manner. He took his time answering all of my questions in a manner that was easy to understand. I felt like my carewas important to the entire staff and I wasn't just another patient to be shuffled in and out of the office. I highly recommend Dr. Michaelos.
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Everything was great. I booked online but was told that appointment was not available. I was still told to come in at that time and they wuold work me in. Everyone was nice and professional. I had the most extensive and thorough eye exam ever.
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He was very professional, explained my medical issue in a way I could understand and gave me advice on how to get better.
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Great place. Nice guy
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True professional
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The visit was very nice and informative. They explained everything perfectly.
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It was very professional done
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I used a Groupon to get LASIK and am 100% satisfied with my decision and the care I received. The wait time could have been a little less and the secretary a little less frantic, but overall I think it was a great clinic.
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Dr. Michaelos was kind, caring, and knowledgeable, like an old fashioned physician. He will always be my first choice for eye care.
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Very nice and professional. Right to the point and explains things in terms that are understandable. I HIGHLY recommend him.
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