Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been named to Best Doctors in America for 2013. Selected through a peer-review process, only five percent of physicians in the U.S. are chosen for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and health plans as a resource for contacting the country's top physicians for medical consultations.
For six consecutive years, Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been named to the list.
"I am honored that my colleagues have again selected me to an elite group of medical professionals," said Eaton. "Best Doctors is a valuable resource that empowers patients to take control of their health care, providing them with access to physicians who can provide them with a second opinion, participate in consultations or help them find the best resources to diagnose, treat and manage their care."
In addition, Dr. Wafapoor is honored to be recognized by this prestigious network of top physicians in the country.
"As members of the Best Doctors list, we are among an elite group of physicians selected to share our knowledge and experience with other health care providers around the world," said Wafapoor. "This is a great opportunity for Retina Health Center to globally enhance our research and clinical expertise."
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors, Inc. is transforming and improving health care. The global company, headquartered in Boston, serves more than 30 million members in every major region of the world. Best Doctors works with the best 5 percent of doctors to find the right diagnoses and right treatments, and seamlessly integrates its trusted services with employers' other health-related benefits. In addition to its clinical advocacy in the U.S., Best Doctors designs and implements international insurance programs that help people be sure they get the best care, and the right care. For further information, visit Best Doctors at www.bestdoctors.com, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or call 800-223-5003.
Retina Health Center and the Macular Degeneration Research Center were established in 2002 by Dr. Alexander M. Eaton, a long-time Southwest Florida resident who has been practicing ophthalmology in Lee and Collier counties for more than 17 years. Dr. Eaton has been the principal investigator for numerous studies to prevent and treat macular degeneration. For more information on the latest studies or to make an appointment, call 337-3337 in Fort Myers or 793-5200 in Naples, or visit www.retinahealthcenter.com.