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Dr. Goodman



Dr. Goodman

Goodman brings decades of eye care experience home to the greater Milford area and surrounding communities.

Glen K. Goodman, M.D., F.A.C.S. brings over 3 decades of his eye care expertise home to the Milford and Franklin areas. Dr. Goodman was raised in Wrentham and attended the local public elementary schools as well as King Philip Regional High School. In 1989, the staff and administration of King Philip Regional High School awarded Dr. Goodman the Distinguished Graduate Award, an honor of which he is very proud to this day.  He is board-certified by  American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Goodman received his medical doctorate from Boston University in 1978 after earning an A.B. in Medical Science (magna cum laude) as part of the combined six-year Liberal Arts Accelerated Medical Education Program. This is one of the most competitive and sought-after medical training programs in the world.

His post-graduate training began with an internship in Internal Medicine at Nassau Hospital on Long Island, New York, for which he received the Outstanding Intern Award. He then went on to undertake an Ophthalmology Residency at The University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals in Kentucky, where he was Chief Resident in his final year (1981-82). Dr. Goodman then went on to undertake a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at Boston University Affiliated Hospitals.

Beginning 36 years ago when he entered private practice at 29 years of age, Dr. Goodman has always, and will always continue to strive to improve his professional skills and to offer his patients the latest advancements and improvements in the field of ophthalmology.

Dr. Goodman was the first surgeon to perform medical laser surgery at Milford Hospital and the first to offer modern no-stitch cataract surgery.

Dr. Goodman's CV


Our Philosophy of Patient Care

Dear Patient...

I welcome you with much enthusiasm and respect to the Goodman Eye Medical & Surgery Center of Milford.

To paraphrase a line in the musical “A Chorus Line” ,..."Am I just my resumé ?"...,

I hope that I am not just seen as a compilation of my academic achievements, and that you will appreciate some of the other attributes that myself and our staff bring to our new facility here in Milford, MA. While growing up in Wrentham, MA, I attended the local public schools including King Philip Regional High School. I was fortunate enough to be selected to the accelerated medical education program at Boston University School of Medicine. Despite exposure to many other medical and surgical specialties throughout this period of my life, none of them had that special inner attraction for me that I have always felt towards ophthalmology. Subsequently, I continued my training in New York, Louisville and Boston. At age 29 I opened my first solo ophthalmology practice in Franklin. From there on, as this expression goes “..the rest is history..”. I've had no regrets and I've not looked back with any sadness on any of my career choices for a moment since.

In November, 1983 I founded Milford-Franklin Eye Center which I had the pleasure of nurturing over a period of many years.  In 2008 it was time to take my practice to the next level, and I then founded the Cataract Surgery Center of Milford as well as the Goodman Eye Medical and Surgical Center.   My professional philosophy has always been to persevere through life's ups and downs with the goal of trying to improve the visual lives of my patients.  For example, what was once a four-day hospital stay for cataract surgery is now completed in 20 to 30 minutes, on an out-patient basis in our surgical center. That's not to say that the surgery is easier; just the opposite, in fact; it is more complex and intricate than it was in the “Good Old Days”.


The Goodman Eye Center:

In September 2007, I left Milford-Franklin Eye Center and founded Goodman Eye Medical & Surgical Center and The Cataract Surgery Center of Milford. We have made these new facilities quite a bit more attractive and appealing than my previous offices in Milford. There is much more parking, and the offices, exam rooms and surgical facilities are all on street level with easy handicapped access. In the course of setting up The Goodman Eye Medical & Surgical Center and The Cataract Surgery Center of Milford, I purchased all new exam and operating room equipment including several different ophthalmic lasers, and quite a number of new high-tech electronic diagnostic instruments.

In 2006 I also had the “opportunity” to be a surgical patient myself. I was diagnosed with localized prostate cancer and underwent radical prostatectomy surgery and was out for many months thereafter in recuperation. Although I am very grateful that the surgery was successful and I’m back in business 100%, this absence, when I was a patient, did provide me insights that one doesn’t normally have as a treating physician and surgeon. The care that was provided to me by my lead surgeon as well as the many nurses and consultants that I dealt with were very informative, both as they related to my immediate care and rehabilitation and also the more caring members of the treatment team left lifelong impressions with me.

That is our goal here at the Goodman Eye Medical and Surgical Center – to offer ophthalmology services second to none for your immediate care and also to enhance a life long relationship with you.


Philosophy

In all of our endeavors, your welfare is pre-eminently important to us. No effort will be spared on our behalf to ensure quality examinations as well as a surgical experience that will at least meet, and hopefully exceed, your expectations.

All of our employees, whether they be clerical or clinical staff members, will always have your best interests at heart. The Goodman Eye Medical & Surgical Center and The Cataract Surgery Center of Milford are very tightly-knit, team-oriented organizations. If there is ever anything we can do to improve our services, we would be most appreciative of hearing from you.

Wishing you the best in health and vision,

Glen K. Goodman, M.D., F.A.C.S 


Educational Scholarship Benefactor

Dr. Goodman has established, as a tribute to his late parents, Kenneth G. and Dorothy Goodman, an annual scholarship program for the National Honor Society Science Students graduating from King Philip Regional High School. Dr. Goodman has provided thousands of dollars in scholarship money to his high school alma mater.

 


 

Hospital staff appointments:

 

  • Caritas Norwood Hospital
  • MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Tufts New England Medical Center

 

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