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Thomas Saunders, OD
Optometry
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
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Profile
Special Interests
Ocular diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma as well as care of the diabetic patient
Personal Information
Dr. Saunders enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife. His personal interests include cooking, photography, scuba diving and independent music. He is also active within organizations in the greater Tacoma area that provide mentoring and support for middle and high school aged youth.
Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Optometry
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Ore., 2008
Residency
Optometry, VA Puget Sound Health Care System - American Lake Division, Tacoma, Wash., 2009
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Optometric Association
Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
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Likelihood of recommending this provider
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider showed concern
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider explained things clearly
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider included you in decisions
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider discussed treatment options
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
This doctor gets the examination and review of my condition in s very timely manner. I'm sure he is always on a very tight schedule. Sometimes he may try to go a little to fast in reviewing my record, but he seems to catch himself before he makes a mistake. He explains things rather quickly and always concludes with letting me know that he is providing me with a printout of his diagnosis and instructions and that I should call him if I have any questions. He escorts me to the exit and tells me to schedule the next appointment with the receptionist/assistant. There is nothing special about me as sa patient, nor him as a doctor.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
Dr Saunders is a good doctor, but both he and his assistant are in such a hurry to get through the visit. there isn't time for questions or other concerns.
  Overall Patient Rating - June 2021
overall it was a good experience and I learned what I needed to know.
  Overall Patient Rating - May 2021
I'm pleased with care provided
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
seemed annoyed. hard to have eyes poked at and he seemed irritated I couldn't hold my eyes open. Not empathetic
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
excellent all around. technician and Dr. Sanders were wonderful.
  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
*Dr. Saunders is very thorough.
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
as always Sonders was personal and explanatory
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
I appreciated the care and kindness
  Overall Patient Rating - February 2021
Dr. Saunders seriously listens and figures out what's wrong and what to do to solve the issue(s) i had
  Overall Patient Rating - January 2021
They always take time to listen, & adhere to the problem.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
Dr. Saunders was very pleasant, professional and seemed very interested in the intricacies of the evaluation process. He inspired confidence.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
great experience.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
it was all very good.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
Very nice dr. & I Have recommended him to others.
  Overall Patient Rating - December 2020
Dr Saunders was impressively thorough and patieny