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David M. Shepherd, M.D. was certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABOP) for life in 1978 however he voluntarily underwent the arduous process to become re-certified in 2012. He is one of only a few ophthalmologists in the State of Michigan who has voluntarily re-certified.
Dr. Shepherd is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, completed advanced training in ophthalmology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, Michigan State Medical Society, and the Michigan Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He has been practicing ophthalmology in the area since 1978.
During his career Dr. Shepherd has helped train many ophthalmologists now in practice in Michigan and though out the United States. Dr. Shepherd is respected for his surgical skills by his patients and peers. He performs micro-incision (1/10 inch) cataract surgery, allowing patients to return to normal activities quickly after surgery.
He focuses his practice on the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases related to diabetes, cataracts, glaucoma and preventative treatment of Age Related Macular Degeneration.
He believes that frequent eye exams, especially for diabetics and patients with Age Related Macular Degeneration, are essential in the prevention of blindness.
Dr. Shepherd is an expert in laser treatment. He has been performing laser treatments since 1974 and has an in-office laser used to treat several eye conditions.
In addition Dr. Shepherd uses advanced high tech instruments to aid in diagnosing serious eye conditions early so appropriate treatment can be initiated or altered.
Above all, Dr. Shepherd cares about his patients and their well being. His patients always come first. This feeling is pervasive though out the office.
Dr. Shepherd is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Providence Hospital, and Lakes Surgery Center.