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Richmond, VA, United States, 2011/08/18 - Former co-chief resident of Howard University Hospital, Dr. Natario L. Couser, is the newest staff member at Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists - StonyPointSC.com / MadisonMain.com.
Natario Couser, MD, has joined the staff of Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists, located at Stony Point Surgery Center. Founding physician Edwin Wortham V, MD, noted that Dr. Couser’s appointment reflects the practice’s continuing commitment to excellent care of young patients.
Dr. Couser is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia. He performed his ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital, serving as co-chief resident in his final year. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at Emory University, one of the most respected programs in the United States.
“We are delighted that Dr. Couser is joining our staff. His elevated advancement in pediatric ophthalmology and values add additional resources in our continuing effort to provide the best vision care in Virginia to our patients,” Dr. Wortham noted. “Our first and foremost mission is to accommodate our patients’ needs by offering optimum medical evaluation and treatment.”
Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists was founded in 2002 and is recognized as one of Virginia's premier providers of pediatric eye care. Pediatric ophthalmology is a highly specialized field, focusing on the development of the visual system in infants, children and young adults. The training for this specialized field involves an advanced medical degree, a four year residency in ophthalmology and an additional 1-2 year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology.
The physicians at Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists are trained in complex eye surgery, and conservative therapies such as medications and glasses; they also evaluate and treat musculoskeletal issues affecting vision. Although they specialize in the unique needs of children, these pediatric ophthalmologists also treat adults with eye movement disorders such as strabismus.
“Dr. Wortham and Dr. Couser share a great deal of expertise,” said Bruce Kupper, CEO of Stony Point Surgery Center. “At Stony Point Surgery Center, we admire and appreciate their continuing contributions to patient care, both in terms of medical excellence and compassionate care. We are proud to be associated with such a superb practice.”
For more information about Dr. Edwin Wortham and his practice, Virginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists, or Stony Point Surgery Center, please contact Dave Saunders, President & Chief Idea Officer at Madison+Main.
About Stony Point Surgery Center
Stony Point Surgery Center (StonyPointSC.com) is Central Virginia’s pre-eminent outpatient surgical facility. Founded in the tradition of the former Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital, Stony Point Surgery Center leads the industry in innovative hearing and vision corrective treatments. Stony Point Surgery Center provides a broad spectrum of routine and special healthcare services in addition to its specialization in Vision and Hearing practices.