I could not be more pleased about my recent visits with Dr. Michael Newton.
Dr. Michael Newton is the epitome of what any patient might want in a doctor. He is thorough in the questions he asks, he listens and he asks further questions to make sure he understands. He performs the diagnostic examinations he believes are required to arrive at an accurate diagnosis. He has top credentials and clearly knows his field of medicine (and more). Dr. Newton conducts himself in a totally professional manner, while at the same time he relates to patients on a compassionate and in an understanding manner. He is honest and forthright, but he also has savior faire in the manner of delivery of information about difficult issues, such as the range of possible complications that can result from treating or not treating the condition. I say “patients” because my wife and another person with whom I work have had similar experiences with Dr. Newton. However, I shall now take the time to give a recent specific example of my experience with him.
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, I had a sudden onset of a huge floater in one eye. I called my ophthalmologist's office and requested a return call. First, the on-call ophthalmologist for that office (Pamel Vision) returned my call and, while that doctor was very helpful, that doctor had Dr. Newton call me because Dr. Newton has been my ophthalmologist for more than fifteen years and he is the doctor in that practice who is familiar with my eyes.
Dr. Newton called me promptly afterwards. While he had been briefed by the on-call doctor, Dr. Newton spent the time necessary to thoroughly inquire and learn about the facts and circumstances preceding the onset of the huge floater. He advised me how to minimize the likelihood of doing anything to exacerbate my condition, explained the range of most likely reasons for the floater and what it most likely meant. He advised me about further indications of a worsening condition and was prepared to make emergency arrangements that day with a retinal specialist, if necessary; he also said that if my condition remained stable, he would help arrange for me to see a retinal specialist the next day. He answered all of my questions.
Fortunately, my condition remained the same. Dr. Newton followed up by seeing me at his office promptly after that, confirming his belief (based on our discussion over the phone on Sunday) that I had a retinal tear resulting from a vitreous separation, and making immediate arrangements for me to see a retinal specialist. While Dr. Newton’s office staff just attended to greeting patients and matters of scheduling, they were courteous and accommodating.
The retinal specialists who I saw, further confirmed Dr. Newton's diagnosis and laser surgery followed. Dr. Newton followed up with me after that to make certain there was no change in my vision (the change in my vision that I experienced was temporary).
I cannot thank Dr. Newton enough for his professionalism and compassionate care in giving me proper medical advice when I needed it and helping me to get the immediate specialized treatment and laser surgery that I needed. I am well-aware that without appropriate care, the consequences could have resulted in blindness in one eye. I cannot thank Dr. Newton enough! …read more