Diabetic Eye Care with Comprehensive Healthcare

diabetic eye care phoenix az

One of the greatest benefits of having all of your medical specialists, laboratory, x-ray, and family physician under one roof is the ability to partake in comprehensive healthcare. When medical conditions such as diabetes began to affect other aspects of your health, such as your eyes, our comprehensive team of physicians and specialists can take care of it all under one roof – no middle man, no running around to different location getting referrals, no red tape, just ease of use right here at Family Practice Specialists in Phoenix, AZ.


Diabetic Eye Care with Dr. Anderson

While we’re on the subject of diabetes and your eyes, let’s dive right into diabetic eye care. At Family Practice Specialists, we have added the amazing Dr. David J. Anderson to our comprehensive team of specialists and physicians. With over 20 years in clinical eye-care, his expert knowledge combined with his ‘full scope medical eye-care’ approach and his own recent diagnosis with Type Two Diabetes makes him a wonderful addition to our team.


Dr. Anderson focuses much of his work on reducing the morbidity of diabetic retinopathy with a new program to improve eye care delivery to the diabetic patient population and his also pioneering telemedicine in this area.


Diabetes Retinopathy

Diabetes affects many aspects of a person’s body, particularly the eyes. Diabetes can cause great problems for the retina causing micro aneurysms, or blood leaking from very small blood vessels within your eyes. Blood in the eyes can cause irreversible damage and permanent vision loss.


Diabetic retinopathy can get gradually worse over time, so it is suggest that you see your optometrist at least once a year for routine exams.


Diabeties can also cause an increased vulnerability for pink eye and other bacterial infections. Because diabetes affects the autoimmune system, the body’s ability to fight off infection is greatly hindered. Talk to Dr. Anderson and your Family Practice Specialist family physician about the options you have to increase your immune system.


Changes in your vision will occur throughout your life with diabetes as the blood sugar in your body fluctuates. For this reason and every reason mentioned above, it is exceedingly important to see Dr. Anderson at Family Practice Specialists at least once a year.


 Family Practice Specialists

There is no one in the Phoenix valley like Family Practice Specialist. From optometry and diabetic eye care to dermatology, x-rays, labs, even psychiatry, we have it all under one roof. Call today to make an appointment!

4350 E. Camelback Rd.
Ste F100
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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