La Peer Ophthalmologist Named Top Doctor by Castle Connolly for 10th Straight Year

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Los Angeles retinal ophthalmologist, David J. Parks, MD commemorated and promoted for his exemplary work and dedication to his patients for the past decade.

David J Parks MD
It’s truly an honor to receive this award again, and I am so grateful that my patients are satisfied with my work.

David J. Parks, MD has been named one of Southern California’s top doctors for 10 consecutive years by Castle Connolly Medical Lmtd., which is one of the country’s best sources for identifying top doctors in American medicine. Dr. Parks is a Los Angeles retinal ophthalmologist at La Peer Health Systems.

This achievement, earned on May 2nd, is based on an extensive nominations process, which includes a thorough review of customer ratings and reviews, as well as industry analyses that help decide the best doctors in each field. Very few physicians receive this prestigious award 10 years in a row, and Dr. Parks has been consistently recognized for his excellence in macular degeneration and retinal disorders as well as his superb bedside manner.

“It’s truly an honor to receive this award again, and I am so grateful that my patients are satisfied with my work,” said Dr. Parks. “Patient care is the most important part of any practice, and my focus is always on listening to my patients’ needs and treating them accordingly.”

Castle Connolly is a trusted source by tens of thousands of businesses and professionals for determining the best medical professionals in the country. Doctors who make this list are commemorated for their commitment to excellence, which is based on the positive reviews of their colleagues, patients and industry analysts.

“Receiving this acknowledgment will help fuel my practice, allowing me to further pursue my research in retinal diseases and give patients the best care possible,” Dr. Parks said.

David J. Parks, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He specializes in diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, ocular inflammatory diseases, and the ocular complications of AIDs.

After earning his bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Dr. Parks graduated with honors from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which is consistently ranked among the nation's top five medical schools. Next, he received hands-on training at an internal medicine internship at University Hospital in Long Island and completed an ophthalmology residency at Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. Determined to hone his skills, Dr. Parks took on a two-year fellowship in ocular immunology and uveitis at the National Eye Institute, a branch of the National Institute of Health. Afterwards, he did a second fellowship in diseases of the retina and vitreous at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 50 world-renowned physicians in 14 specialties, comprehensive medical treatment is offered that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. The 14 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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