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Dr. Scott Behler, MD

Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Behler is a board certified Ophthalmologist and a Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Eye Surgeons, International Society of Refractive Surgery, and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. A highly respected eye surgeon, he specializes in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery. Dr. Behler has more than 20 years of experience and has performed thousands of refractive surgery procedures on patients from all over the world. These procedures include LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange, cataract surgery, RK, AK, ALK, and now Bioptics and ICLS. He has brought cataract surgery into the realm of refractive surgery, enabling patients to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses. He has been performing LASIK since it first became available. Dr. Behler was the first surgeon in the Tampa Bay area to perform hyperopic LASIK and the first surgeon on the west coast of Florida to become certified in CustomVue LASIK. He is the only surgeon in the Tampa Bay area who is certified by all 3 of the following boards: American Board of Ophthalmology Board of Examiners 1992 and 2002 Board Certified in LASIK by the American Board of Eye Surgery Certified by the Council of Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance Dr. Behler received his Master’s Degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his Medical Degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He completed the Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, with advanced training in laser eye surgery, phacoemulsification, and implant surgery. Dr. Behler is a surgical instrument inventor and a concert pianist and conductor. He has served as Director of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Concert series and recently participated in the International Van Cliburn Competition. He has a 9-year-old son.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University Of Pittsburgh, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh, Eye and Ear Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology

Professional memberships

  • Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance

Awards and publications

  • Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285746891

Office locations

Behler Eye and Laser Center

2346 Drew St

Clearwater, FL 33765

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Dr. Behler was very professional and friendly during my visit. He was very informative informing and explaining all the information he collected and results concluded. The staff was just as wonderful as he was. Overall, I am really happy thatI found his practice and plan to keep him as my eye doctor.
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I was brought in the office quickly. However, my issues start with the fact that when i booked my appoitment online, I had to call to cofirm it. Once I came to the office, I was brough in quickly. the officeis clean. Staff is professional, but when the doctor came, he literally spent two minutes with me and left. I had an issue with my eye and when I followed up the next day with a question, he never got back to me.
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Great team, awesome job done
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fanstic visit--staff and dr made you really feel good about them
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My ophthalmology appt was great. The assistant was knowledgeable and professional. Doctor behler spent a good amount of time with me discussing my condition and treatment options
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Great visit with great service
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The doctor was very professional and personable
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Very knowledgable and explains everything.
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Outstanding He took us on a 24 hour notice and we was just visiting the area. He treated us as if we was a regular patient.
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Extremely professional and knowledgible. Highly recommend! Also, staff was very pleasant.
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i had a great experience there . the staff was very helpful and kind..
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He was very efficient and easy to ask questions of. I was very satisfied with him and he even took the time to call a colleague to discuss my diagnosis.
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Dr. Behler was professional, and empathetic to my issue. He explained my options clearly and openly without sugar coating it. I was able to make a decision that I felt comfortable with. I would reccommend Dr. Behler to anyone.
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Cool guy. He's a road biker so we had something in common.
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