Eureka, CA (March 3, 2017)
– Redwood Memorial Hospital (RMH) is pleased to welcome a new ophthalmologist
and glaucoma specialist, Dipali Apte, MD, PhD, to its growing team of
highly skilled surgeons and physicians.
Dr. Apte has over 15 years of experience treating patients with a variety
of eye conditions, and is the first fellowship-trained ophthalmology subspecialist
to practice in Humboldt County.
Dr. Apte will be offering comprehensive ophthalmology services (including
cataract surgery, general eye examinations, anti-VEGF treatments for macular
degeneration, and diabetic eye exams) as well as state-of-the-art glaucoma
evaluations and treatments. She will perform surgery at RMH and provide
other services at Humboldt Medical Eye Associates (HMEA), in Eureka and Fortuna.
Among the procedures and technology she will offer are: endocyclophotocoagulation
(ECP), Trabectome, Istent, and cyclophotocoagulation (CPC) and traditional
glaucoma surgeries/lasers such as trabeculectomy and tube shunts, and
laser trabeculoplasty. Purchase of the ECP, CPC, and Trabectome was made
possible by the Redwood Memorial Foundation, which supports the hospital
by facilitating charitable giving.
“We are pleased to be able to provide Dr. Apte with the latest in
glaucoma treatment and technology, and support our growing team of sub-specialists
in Humboldt,” said Paul McGinty, Vice President of Philanthropy
for St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial hospitals. “As always, we are
extremely grateful for the backing of our community donors, whose generosity
made the purchase of this equipment possible.”
Prior to moving to the North Coast with her husband, Dr. Apte cared for
patients in Missouri and the San Francisco Bay area. She completed her
medical and graduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
as well as a prestigious residency at Duke University and fellowship training
in glaucoma at the renowned Washington University Eye Center.
On April 12 and 26, Drs. Apte and Michael Mizoguchi, senior partner and
ophthalmologist at HMEA, will participate in a free community health forum
exploring age-related vision changes such as glaucoma, macular degeneration
and cataracts as well as diabetic eye disease and local technologies and
surgeries available for treating them. Members of the public may register
for either health forum by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or dialing (707) 269-4205.