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Scott Haines, MD

out of 5
161 Ratings
16 Comments

Specialty

Neuro-ophthalmology
Neurology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center
417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Department

Neurology

Education

Medical School

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Internship

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Residency

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Fellowship

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Biography

Specially trained to treat even the rarest conditions
When Dr. Scott Haines comes to work each day, he might not know what to expect when a new patient walks in the door. As a neuro-ophthalmologist, he treats disorders of the brain or the nerves that affect vision. “I see a variety of disorders, not to mention very rare conditions that come up only once a year or less,” he says.

His specialized training allows him to provide unparalleled care, as he regularly treats patient conditions. Common examples include vision loss from optic nerve disease, double vision, or eyelid or pupil asymmetry, plus the specific disorders – including idiopathic intracranial hypertension, optic neuritis and pituitary tumors – require Dr. Haines’ unique expertise to differentiate and diagnose.

Needless to say, this medical subspecialty goes far beyond looking at an eye chart and getting a prescription for glasses – and it’s rare to have a team of neuro-ophthalmologists at one hospital. “I feel like neuro-ophthalmology chooses you,” Dr. Haines says. “Neurologic function is already complex and fascinating – but add in the complexities of two eyes that need to work together and the process of changing light into visual perception, and there is a lot of fascinating stuff going on here.”

New evolutions in diagnostic tools and technology continue to increase the sophistication in identifying conditions and treating patients. “Every day, I help people with their problems and work to find a treatment for them,” he says, who notes that the body’s natural ability to want to heal itself is part of any treatment plan. “What a worthwhile way to spend your day.”

An initial visit includes a comprehensive patient history, including records from prior doctors and an examination of the individual’s nervous system from head to toe – with a specific focus on the eyes and vision. “We can conduct additional testing, such as field of vision testing or images of the eyes, right then,” he says. “We review all that information to make a diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan.”

Patients also benefit from resources only available at an academic medical center, such as the National Eye Institute-sponsored study that Dr. Haines is participating in for the treatment of moderate to severe idiopathic intracranial hypertension. He holds the American Academy of Neurology’s A. B. Baker Award for neurologic education, as well as several VCU School of Medicine teaching awards.

His biggest reward comes when he can find a way to restore an individual’s eyesight, which is rare given the severity of many conditions he treats. “It doesn’t happen often,” he says, “but helping someone who cannot see when they come in to be able to see again is a really big deal.”

With their four children, Dr. Haines and his wife enjoy spending their time attending church, hiking, and gardening. He also enjoys strumming and making music on his banjo.

Clinical Interests

Neuro-ophthalmology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center (NOW Center)

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233

Ratings & Reviews

161 Ratings
16 Comments

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Dr. Haines saw me while I was at an appointment with my neurologist. I appreciate that very much.
May 2020
Dr. Haines is always professional and personable, and up to date on current medical issues. He advised me on COVID-19 in regards to the medicine I take and what I needed to do.
April 2020
Over the phone. A good visit.
April 2020
Dr. Haines is very personable and knowledgeable!
March 2020
Dr. Haines was very easy to talk to, and he respected my wishes in regards to the treatment options we discussed.
January 2020
Fabulous!
November 2019
Dr. Haines scheduled me for an appointment BEFORE normal hours the day after an eye event occur. It was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated!
October 2019
Very good experience.
October 2019
Dr. Haines is an excellent medical doctor, great to talk to in person, great attention to medical detail, and always follows-up with the results from my labs. I have complete confidence in him. Thank you.
September 2019
Dr. Haines takes a very complicated subject and makes in understandable.
June 2019
Dr. Haines is wonderful.
June 2019
Dr. Haines is a professional, and I have complete confidence in him in regards to my medical care.
April 2019
Explains things very well.
March 2019
Excellent dr. I have temporal arteritis (right eye). His care saved the left eye. I will forever be grateful for his excellent care for 18 mo. Would highly recommend Dr. Haines.
January 2019
Dr. Haines was excellent!
October 2018
Dr. Haines is great. Very nice and very knowledgeable. I feel like he really cares about my health and my concerns about my health.
September 2018