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Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by bmw, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. bmw

    bmw Junior Member
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    I hate to belabor this topic, but I have seen the salary surveys, looked at starting salaries quoted on job posts, and talked to practicing opthalmologists about salary. I can't seem to get a good idea of what kind of money is being made by optho. I'll be starting my practice when I'm over 40yo so money is an issue when I think about paying back loans. Anybody give me a solid answer? Preferably someone who has first hand knowledge. Thanks.:confused:
     
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  3. chef

    chef Senior Member
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    find a cure for AMD and diabetic retinopathy and you can buy every bmw on the planet
     
  4. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur
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    Actually, a cure for diabetic retinopathy will suffice. ;)

    Seriously, income will vary depending on where you work (rural, small city, or large city) and the type of practice arrangements. This question is also hard to answer because medical reimbursements are changing all the time.

    I know ophthalmologists working in smaller towns make 2-3+ times the amount of ophthalmologists working in Chicago. If money is important to you and you're willing to live anywhere, then you won't have any troubles funding your fleet of BMWs.

    I do know that ophthalmic disease will be on the rise as the baby boomers near retirement. We will all be busy fighting blindness for the next several decades.
     
  5. USFOptho

    USFOptho Senior Member
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    An exciting concept, and one that keeps my drive for ophthalmology alive!
     
  6. Andrew_Doan

    Andrew_Doan Doc, Author, Entrepreneur
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    I love your signature quote. :horns:
     
  7. USFOptho

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    Rock on! Thanks Dr. Doan. I like to think that I don't plan on working the rest of my life..I plan on practicing ophthalmology....
     

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