Paragon Ophthalmology, the Kalamazoo area’s premier provider of comprehensive eye care
Since 1969, Paragon Ophthalmology has been providing the highest quality eye care to patients throughout Kalamazoo and beyond. Our ophthalmologists are medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of vision problems and eye diseases. Treatment may consist of glasses, contact lenses, eye drops, medicines, conventional surgery, laser surgery, or some combination of these treatment methods.
Examinations, medical treatments, special eye tests, and minor surgeries as well as retinal and glaucoma lasers are performed in the office. Major eye surgery or surgery requiring general anesthesia are done, usually as an outpatient, at Borgess or Bronson Hospitals, or the Surgery Center of Kalamazoo where our doctors are members of the surgical staff.
We are proud members of the following organizations:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Michigan State Medical Society
- American Glaucoma Society
At Paragon Ophthalmology, our mission is to provide our community with the best quality, comprehensive eye care for the whole family in a cost-effective manner.
Our practice is committed to improving the eye health of our neighbors in the greater Kalamazoo area. We are dedicated to staying abreast of the newest in diagnostic and treatment modalities that have proven value to our patients. We are committed to maximizing our availability to patients and referring physicians.
Of necessity, our doctors must work by appointment. We will do our best to schedule you an appointment time best suited to your needs. Emergencies or other urgent problems will be seen as indicated.
Scheduling is set up to keep waiting to a minimum. To help minimize wait times, if you are 15 or more minutes late for your appointment, you will be asked to reschedule. To help our patients plan their schedule, please note that an initial or complete examination takes up to 1.5 to 2 hours.
When an emergency arises outside of regular office hours, please call our office number at (269) 343-1684. Our physicians, along with the other qualified ophthalmologists in Kalamazoo, share a twenty-four hour, seven days a week emergency service to help you with eye emergencies that may arise.
Cancellation of Appointments
If you cannot keep your appointment, please give 24 hours’ notice to our office by calling us at (269) 343-1684. This courtesy makes it possible to give an appointment to another patient in need of eye care. In the event of a cancellation, a standby list is available for the benefit of those desiring an earlier appointment. A $25 charge may be charged to your account for an appointment not canceled in advance.
Payment of copays, co-insurance, deductibles, and noncovered services is required for office visits and procedures at the time of service unless other arrangements are made in advance. We now have the ability to estimate your out-of-pocket cost at the time of your visit. Prompt payment of your account will assist us in keeping medical costs down. Receipts will be supplied for payments made in the office.
We recognize the need for understanding between the patient and doctor regarding financial arrangements for medical or surgical care. We can provide an estimate of the charge for any service or surgery upon request.
Our doctors are participating providers for most major medical insurance plans. We do not participate in vision plans. If you are uncertain whether we participate with your individual medical plan, please contact your insurance carrier or call our billing department. As a courtesy, we will bill your medical insurance plans. We also expect you to secure any necessary authorization or precertification prior to your appointment if one is required by your insurance. Other than emergencies, there is no exception to this requirement. You will be responsible for deductible, co-payment, co-insurance and non-covered benefits at the time of service.
The doctor-patient relationship is a privileged one. All information given is confidential. No information regarding your condition will be given to your employer, friends, or relatives without your written permission, except as required by law. For this reason, we do not give out information about a patient to a third party without written permission from the patient.