Dr. Rebecca C. Metzinger, MD, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Rebecca C. Metzinger, MD

Ophthalmologist

(13)
1430 Tulane Ave Sl69 New Orleans LA, 70112
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4/5

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Dr. Rebecca Metzinger is an ophthalmologist practicing in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Metzinger specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Metzinger can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Metzinger can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.

Education and Training

Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 1995

University of Michigan Medical School 1995

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish

Treatments

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Pterygium
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Chalazion
  • Nearsightedness
  • Conjunctivitis

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Fellow  
  • Louisiana State Medical Society  
  • New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology  

Residency

  • Tulane University School of Medicine ophthalmology 

Fellowships

  • Tulane University School of Medicine cornea and external eye diseases 

Dr. Rebecca C. Metzinger, MD's Practice location

Practice At 1430 Tulane Ave Sl69

1430 Tulane Ave Sl69 -
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Dr. Rebecca Metzinger, MD

4720 S. I-10 Service Rd Suite 406 -
Metairie, LA 70001
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1436 Jackson Ave Unit 3D -
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Dr. Rebecca C. Metzinger, MD has a rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 13 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Rebecca C. Metzinger, who serves patients in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Metzinger is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans HealthCare System, which provides quality, compassionate, safe health care to Veteran patients throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. She also serves as an Associate Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology at Tulane University School of Medicine, which she joined in July of 2008.

Professionally, she is affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers that are a part of the Tulane Health System, including Tulane Lakeside Hospital and Tulane Medical Center.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Metzinger received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1992 and her medical degree in 1995 through the integrated pre-medical/medical Inteflex Program at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Maryland in 1996. She also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship, a three-year residency in ophthalmology, and a fellowship in cornea and external eye diseases at Tulane University School of Medicine.

The doctor’s research interests include prevention of corneal transplant rejection, facial nerve regeneration, and immunosuppressants. She served as the team ophthalmologist for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2004-2005 season.

In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Metzinger is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.

Furthermore, she is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

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