Michael Wells

Michael Wells, MD

  • Ophthalmology – Retina
  • Ophthalmology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 323 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 140 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-8116

About Me

My retinal ophthalmology expertise includes managing eye conditions involving the retina and vitreous, a gel-like substance in the eye.

I see patients with diverse problems that range from color vision defects and night blindness to retinal vascular disease. The retina is a vital part of the eye that senses light and sends images to your brain. I treat retinal eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment repair.

Other conditions treated include diabetic macular edema and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The macula, at the center of retinal tissue, provides sharp, central vision. Early detection of AMD and other eye diseases can prevent or slow vision loss.

From comprehensive eye exams to complex surgery, I take time to treat each patient as an individual. I balance the most advanced care with personalized treatment.

At Ohio State, we collaborate with other physicians and healthcare professionals who share the highest standards of care. By combining our expertise and resources, we offer patients the best possible care.
Highlights
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2018-2019
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • Educates and mentors physicians
  • Lectures, retinal disease and surgical techniques
  • Co-investigator, retina clinical trials
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Ophthalmology
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Hemorrhage
  • Scleral Diseases
  • Choroideremia
  • Gyrate Atrophy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections, Fungal
  • Eye Infections, Parasitic
  • Aniridia
  • Albinism
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Color Vision Defects
  • Night Blindness
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Myopia, Degenerative
  • Deaf-Blind Disorders
  • Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum
  • Retinal Dysplasia
  • Choroid Diseases
  • Uveitis
  • Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
MD
7/31/2000 - 5/25/2004

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005

Residency

University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC

7/1/2005 - 6/30/2008

Rotating Residency

Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Fayetteville, NC

3/1/2007 - 6/30/2007

Rotating Residency

Minneapolis VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

11/1/2007 - 2/29/2008

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology
11/7/2010

Academic Information

My Department

Ophthalmology

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

323 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

    Always good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2020

    Dr. Wells is wonderful. He explains what he is doing and why. He answered all my questions thoroughly. He was very friendly and compassionate. Top notch medical care!

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2020

    Dr. Wells is the best. I really trust him with my eye sight.

  • Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

    Wells was attentive, friendly, and very professional. I have seen him (arranged by Dr. <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Gloria</span> <span class='highlight hasPHI'>Fleming)</span> at least once per year for over 6 years.

  • Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

    I like Dr. Wells bedside manner, not necessarily those who work with him. I get the sense he genuinely cares, and that he is a skilled physician.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2020

    The outcome was better than expected

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2020

    Dr. Wells has a wonderful "bedside manner." Very patient as he answered all my questions.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    He gave me the best care possible, I am impressed by Dr. Wells excellent care, explaining of my care, discussion with me. Listening to my concerns, My experience allows me to highly appreciate Wexner Health Medical Center. Thank you.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    Dr. Wells is an outstanding Doctor, he is not only a great surgeon, but also wonderful at listening and discussing health issues.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    Did not describe the procedure I was having until I asked exactly what was going to happen.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Wells has reported no relationships with companies or entities.