Dr. Arrowsmith, Arrowsmith Eye Institute, West End

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SoSueHim

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#155
Jul 6, 2012
 
Unhappy in Nashville wrote:
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Sorry to hear about you just now discovering that Dr. A cheated and deceived many people and closed his business. Seems he couldn't pay his bills. If you read back through the postings you can locate a posting by Dr. A or someone representing him. Hopefully this will help you to contact him. Also a nurse that worked for him previously seemed to sum it up for everyone in a posting. Dr.A is supposed to have some records stored in his garage at his home. Others that are older are being held for non-payment on the storage. Hope that is not the case for you. Good Luck!
If you have a legitimate clinical reason to sue him, and I sincerely doubt you do, but if you do then then do it. Otherwise stop banging on your highchair. Get an attorney and an expert to look at your eye(s). If Dr. Arrowsmith erred, the expert will tell a compelling story and you will prevail. I suspect you are either lying or you tried this and go no where.

The vast majority of people in this thread had good results and would prefer to see Dr. Arrowsmith again. As a person who saw his work up close, he is one of if not the world's best refractive surgeons. He has a right to stop practicing medicine and you nor anyone else is entitled to know why. I admire him for leaving himself some life at the end of his life. He met his legal obligation in records maintenance.

I don't know him personally. I am a surgery nurse. I know that he shook up the old guard Vandy O'Day/Elliott eye surgeon world when he showed up in Nashville. We are in much better shape because of him. Surgeons like Ming Wang wouldn't have been able to do what they did had it not been for Dr. Arrowsmith.
Unhappy in Nashville

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#156
Jul 8, 2012
 
SoSueHim wrote:
<quoted text> If you have a legitimate clinical reason to sue him, and I sincerely doubt you do, but if you do then then do it. Otherwise stop banging on your highchair. Get an attorney and an expert to look at your eye(s). If Dr. Arrowsmith erred, the expert will tell a compelling story and you will prevail. I suspect you are either lying or you tried this and go no where.
The vast majority of people in this thread had good results and would prefer to see Dr. Arrowsmith again. As a person who saw his work up close, he is one of if not the world's best refractive surgeons. He has a right to stop practicing medicine and you nor anyone else is entitled to know why. I admire him for leaving himself some life at the end of his life. He met his legal obligation in records maintenance.
I don't know him personally. I am a surgery nurse. I know that he shook up the old guard Vandy O'Day/Elliott eye surgeon world when he showed up in Nashville. We are in much better shape because of him. Surgeons like Ming Wang wouldn't have been able to do what they did had it not been for Dr. Arrowsmith.
FYI------DONE THAT! Seems it doesn't take much to impress you.
SoSueHim

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Jul 8, 2012
 
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FYI------DONE THAT! Seems it doesn't take much to impress you.
You must have lost the case or you would be doing something better with your time. I've seen, maybe 15,000 eye surgeries, many on failed RK's. I think I have a good working knowledge of Nashville ophthalmologists and their results. I don't have a dog in the fight except to take exception to people getting on the internet behind a screen name and bashing (any)physician. You have no clue the complexity of what you are talking about and what the changes in refractive surgery of the last 30 years. But this one thing I can say without question, Arrowsmith brought refractive surgery to Tennessee. He took risks, was ridiculed by surgeons with 1/10th his ability and the ophthalmology community is much better for it. Sorry you had a bad experience and I hope someone was able to improve your vision. At the end of the day, that's the only thing that matters.
Unhappy in Nashville

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#158
Jul 8, 2012
 
SoSueHim wrote:
<quoted text> You must have lost the case or you would be doing something better with your time. I've seen, maybe 15,000 eye surgeries, many on failed RK's. I think I have a good working knowledge of Nashville ophthalmologists and their results. I don't have a dog in the fight except to take exception to people getting on the internet behind a screen name and bashing (any)physician. You have no clue the complexity of what you are talking about and what the changes in refractive surgery of the last 30 years. But this one thing I can say without question, Arrowsmith brought refractive surgery to Tennessee. He took risks, was ridiculed by surgeons with 1/10th his ability and the ophthalmology community is much better for it. Sorry you had a bad experience and I hope someone was able to improve your vision. At the end of the day, that's the only thing that matters.
Wrong again. Only trying to help a few others. How sad to get distracted and waste time on those like you. You must not have anything better to do with your time than to read over blogs that have nothing to do with you.
Tina

Gallatin, TN

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#159
Aug 5, 2012
 
Im sorry to hear of all the problems alot of people on here have had with Dr A. I did have really good results with him 10 yrs ago. My vision was 20/2400 & he preformed LASIK & corrected me to 20/15 & I am now 34 yrs old with 20/20 vision. So myself I only have great things to say about him. I did my research & felt that I went to the BEST dr at that time. My husband wanted to look into having LASIK & after much research on my part I made him a consultation visit with Dr Ming Wang. Omg what an amazing Dr & man! My opinion is that he is truly the best at what he does at this current day & time! Needless to say, he did perform my husbands LASIK. He may be a little more expensive but you do get what you pay for & you can't put a price tag in your eyes or vision. If I ever need an enhancement or ever need anything done to my eyes I will certainly go to Dr Wang. He has actually helped blind people be able to see. He is going to perform my fathers 3D cateract surgery soon as well. I also know from my husbands LASIK that there is room to negotiate with the sales staff so if you or someone you know go there as private pay then do not let them talk you into the price they have on paper cause you can & will get it much cheaper.
neada

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#160
Aug 13, 2012
 
i had lasik done on both eyes a couple of years ago by dr arrowsmith. went back for first check up a couple of months after. my husband had dr's appt on other end of town and dropped me off while he went to his appt. i forgot my purse in the car. when i signed in the receptionest asked for $100. i told her i had no purse but would pay when my husband returned, her answer was, you may go no further in this office until you pay. i replied call dr arrowsmith. she did and he confirmed her decision. i paid him $5500 for the procedure and thought this was most rude. i never went back. my eyesight is terrible.
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Nashville, TN

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#161
Nov 1, 2012
 
Dr. Arrowsmith performed RK on both of my eyes around 1990. I have been very pleased with the results. He and his staff were always very proffesional to me. I was disappointed when I found he had closed his practice without notice. I have tried the email mantioned earlier in this thread and hope that it works. The only other means of action I can find is from the State - an Allegations report for a complaint. I do not wish to go this route. I HAVE to get my records as I am developing cateracts. I will try to remember to post the results.

Since: Nov 12

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#162
Nov 3, 2012
 
Has anyone that requested records actually received them?
harleyd95

Spring Hill, TN

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#163
Nov 4, 2012
 
Gail V wrote:
Has anyone that requested records actually received them?
I have not had any luck with anything. My Lasik was like $5500.00.in 2002. Paid in full before the procedure. Now I can hardly see out of my right eye. Left eye is clear as can be. I have been checked for diabetes and everything. Going to have to see a specialist,wish I could at least get my records for that. Just doesn't seem like the Dr. Arrowsmith I came to know. Very confused by this. Don't want to be nosey about what happened just want my records???
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#165
Nov 28, 2012
 
I did receive my records in a very reasonable timeframe. However, if you are looking for older records then you are out of luck. My surgery was 22 years ago so I only got the most recent medical records. I offered to pay to have someone digitize them if that was the problem, but I was told they were no longer available. I do not know how long medical records are suppose to be kept so not sure if I can be upset about this or not. I do not know how far back they do go as I had not been to him in years except for a checkup just before the business was closed. Those were the only records I got. Good luck!
I can see

Nolensville, TN

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#166
Dec 4, 2012
 
If he were still practicing, I would go back. Peter Arrowsmith did a fine job with lasik on my eyes.
I wish, however, he would have offered my medical records!
Dorothy Sue Maxwell

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Jan 3, 2013
 
harleyd95 wrote:
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I have not had any luck with anything. My Lasik was like $5500.00.in 2002. Paid in full before the procedure. Now I can hardly see out of my right eye. Left eye is clear as can be. I have been checked for diabetes and everything. Going to have to see a specialist,wish I could at least get my records for that. Just doesn't seem like the Dr. Arrowsmith I came to know. Very confused by this. Don't want to be nosey about what happened just want my records???
Does anyone have Dr. Arrowsmith's e-mail address. I need my records because I have to have caterac surgery.
HappyLasikPatien t

Brentwood, TN

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#168
Mar 14, 2013
 
Hmm wrote:
Aren't doctors supposed to send you a letter months in advance letting you know before they move or close a practice?
At the Wang Vision Institute, Everyone i spoke with had a great experience and outcome with their LASIK, I was very impressed with the office itself, the employee's knowledge and professionalism, the doctor's care and expertise on LASIK, and Dr. Wang himself! My LASIK only took 15 minutes total, and i was seeing better right after surgery! The next morning i saw Dr. Wang for a post op appointment and my vision was better then 20/20! I couldn't be happier! He can help you!
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Brentwood, TN

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#169
Mar 19, 2013
 
HappyLasikPatient wrote:
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At the Wang Vision Institute, Everyone i spoke with had a great experience and outcome with their LASIK, I was very impressed with the office itself, the employee's knowledge and professionalism, the doctor's care and expertise on LASIK, and Dr. Wang himself! My LASIK only took 15 minutes total, and i was seeing better right after surgery! The next morning i saw Dr. Wang for a post op appointment and my vision was better then 20/20! I couldn't be happier! He can help you!
I really enjoyed my experience with all of the staff I came in contact with during my treatment also. Dr. Wangís expertise is invaluable and we should be proud to have him in our town. He also has a foundation through which he has made a real difference in peopleís lives. I am glad that I decided to have my lasik surgery done with Dr. Wang. I would highly recommend that anyone and everyone have their lasik performed by Dr. Wang.
Nanh N

Brentwood, TN

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Mar 19, 2013
 
Upset Pulaski wrote:
We have been upset with Arrowsmith since 2004 when he did surgery on my husband. Long story short, never saw a DR?? behave the way he did. When we demanded answers after a year of follow-ups he did not like my husbands "tone" and pulled his phone out to call police. LOL. We did not trust him after that. Would like to see him get what he deserves!! Has anyone contacted a lawyer?? The more we have the better! Please let me know. My husband will always have issues with his eyes thanks to Arrowsmith. We also requested records and are being told we have to pay for them. Thanks to all that can help!
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ím so happy that I had Lasik with Dr. Ming Wang! Itís the best thing that Iíve ever done for myself. The Doctors and staff are very nice, and the office is beautiful. I appreciate that Dr. Wang called me last night to check on me. I know how busy he is, but he still takes the time to call his patients.
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Brentwood, TN

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#171
Mar 19, 2013
 
Upset Pulaski wrote:
We have been upset with Arrowsmith since 2004 when he did surgery on my husband. Long story short, never saw a DR?? behave the way he did. When we demanded answers after a year of follow-ups he did not like my husbands "tone" and pulled his phone out to call police. LOL. We did not trust him after that. Would like to see him get what he deserves!! Has anyone contacted a lawyer?? The more we have the better! Please let me know. My husband will always have issues with his eyes thanks to Arrowsmith. We also requested records and are being told we have to pay for them. Thanks to all that can help!
Wang Vision is the best investment I and my family have ever made. The staff is very nice, accommodating, and willing to answer any questions. Dr. Wang himself called to check on my progress the night of my surgery
LeighAnn M

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#172
Mar 20, 2013
 
Lasik Surgery at Wang Vision institute was a wonderful experience. I can see perfectly without glasses after 35 years of glasses/contacts. As a medical professional, I can honestly say that Dr. Wang and his staff are very conscientious and very detailed in every step of this process. I felt very comfortable in the hands of Dr. Wang and his staff.
Ed G

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Mar 21, 2013
 
Upset Pulaski wrote:
We have been upset with Arrowsmith since 2004 when he did surgery on my husband. Long story short, never saw a DR?? behave the way he did. When we demanded answers after a year of follow-ups he did not like my husbands "tone" and pulled his phone out to call police. LOL. We did not trust him after that. Would like to see him get what he deserves!! Has anyone contacted a lawyer?? The more we have the better! Please let me know. My husband will always have issues with his eyes thanks to Arrowsmith. We also requested records and are being told we have to pay for them. Thanks to all that can help!
The best comment for Dr. Wang and his WONDERFUL staff is: I see the world differently now! Iím not sure why I waited this long, but the result is terrific!
StephE

Franklin, TN

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#174
Mar 21, 2013
 
Tpdb wrote:
I recently posted that I had emailed Dr. Arrowsmith and told him I was not paying for my records. Here was his response:
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Please fill out the form, send it without a check and I will send your
records.†That's all I can do.
Peter N. Arrowsmith, M.D.
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Just FYI
At Dr. Ming wang's the surgery was quick. There was no pain. I did feel like there was something in my eye for a few hours. The next day I could read and function without glasses. I am THRILLED with my results.
Jan

Lebanon, TN

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#175
Apr 24, 2013
 
I had lasik done in 2000 and was the best thing I ever done but now I need my records because I need cataract surgery. If anyone knows how I can get my records here's my e-mail address: javajan613@gmail.com

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