Randall E. Cole, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Cole is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, scoring in the 97% percentile overall, and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. As a leading cataract and refractive surgeon in Arkansas, Dr. Cole provides the most advanced medical, laser, and surgical care available for cataract and refractive surgery. He has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries and over 10,000 refractive procedures during his career. He is one of the first surgeons in Arkansas to perform small incision cataract surgery with folding intraocular lens implants, and has brought numerous new refractive procedures to our region beginning in 1985. His special interests include cataract and refractive surgery innovation and intraocular contact lens implantation.
Dr. Cole attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. His medical school, internship and ophthalmology residency were completed at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He has been awarded numerous scholarships and academic awards.
Dr. Cole joined BoozmanHof in February 1985 after serving as an ophthalmologist in private practice in the Orlando, Florida area for two years. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for BoozmanHof. He was the founder of the BoozmanHof Eye Surgery and Laser Center in 1996, and continues to serve as its Medical Director. The surgery center's comprehensive prophylaxis system for prevention of infections developed by Dr. Cole is recognized internationally. Dr. Cole also enjoys investing in the community, and has served as an elder at Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell, and on the board of directors at Regions Bank over the years.
Dr. Cole has published numerous medical articles and lectures internationally on various aspects of cataract and refractive surgery and quality assurance programs. He continues to actively participate in FDA clinical trials and studies in the fields of cataract and intraocular lenses, and refractive surgery. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He has three successful and accomplished children.
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Thank you BoozmanHof,
I can report that my treatment for cataract surgery was excellent.
My term of service for this diagnosis commenced over a year ago when another BoozmanHof doctor, Dr. Jim Myers, informed me that I was developing cataracts. He gave me a good preview of what to expect and I progressed accordingly. When the time came to schedule the surgery, Dr. Myers asked for my preference in surgeons and I chose Dr. Randall Cole.
Again, I was pleased with the continuum of care as I met with Dr. Cole and several members of his staff in preparation. These people possess two outstanding qualities; they know their specialty and they can communicate with the patients. We went through all of the necessary steps of financial discussion, pre-operative plans and requirements, the explanation of surgery and the post-operative follow-up. There were no surprises and their explanations pre-empted any of the usual patient concerns.
The dialogue in the pre-op area was both professional and subdued. The certified staff went about their tasks but I never felt neglected. I was checked on many times and continually informed as to the progress towards surgery. I heard patients asking questions and the answers were readily delivered in a reassuring manner.
The people at BoozmanHof have an excellent reputation and have put together a professional team. Not only was my experience excellent, I have heard this for decades. The Northwest Arkansas community is truly blessed to have this caliber of care and genuine concern. BoozmanHof is a class act.
Andy - BoozmanHof Cataract Patient