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Brian Phillpotts, MD

Diseases and Surgery of the Vitreous and Retina

Brian Phillpotts, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina. “Expertise combined with humility” characterizes Dr. Phillpotts’ informative, straightforward and compassionate style of patient care. His area of concentration includes medical and surgical management of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachments, macular holes, epi-retinal membranes and other vitreo-retinal disorders such as retinal vascular occlusion and sickle cell retinopathy. Dr. Phillpotts is dedicated to educating patients about their conditions and treatment options, equipping them to make informed and confident decisions.

Dr. Phillpotts’ research has been published in key scientific journals, including: the 2nd International Conference on Retinopathy of Prematurity; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Ophthalmology; RETINA; and, the Journal of the National Medical Association. He also is published in, a subsidiary of, the world’s largest online, peer reviewed, medical textbook.

Dr. Phillpotts graduated from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Phillpotts interned in Illinois at Hinsdale Hospital, followed by an ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. He completed a two-year clinical fellowship in diseases and surgery of the vitreous and retina at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Fellow
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomat
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Association For Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology, Former Associate Member
  • Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa, Board of Directors
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomat

Our Doctors

Our Locations

We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.

43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
501 S. Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
187 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
9400 9th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
1050 Old Camp Road, STE 230
The Villages, FL 32162
2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
25232 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559

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