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Scott Haines, MD

Scott Haines, MD

out of 5
172 Ratings
32 Comments

Specialty

Neuro-ophthalmology
Neurology

Department

Neurology

Locations

Ambulatory Care Center

417 N. 11th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Short Pump Pavilion

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
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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

Ratings & Reviews

172 Ratings
32 Comments

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I always have a good experience w/Dr. Haines.
November 2023
Dr. Haines is an excellent physician- he listens and communicates well, very knowledgeable and skilled. I had consulted several doctors about my condition without real success. I really appreciate the care and determination Dr. Haines demonstrated in taking care of me.
November 2023
Good experience.
October 2023
My care provider was the doctor
September 2023
I appreciate his honesty & recognizing my unrelated health issues.
August 2023
Provider was very patient as we searched for a diagnosis and cure.
August 2023
Dr. Haines was excellent. He was understanding, personable and knowledgeable.
July 2023
My wife and I have high regard for Dr Haines. He spent over an hour with us evaluating a condition he doesn't see every day and was very analytical in final conclusions. We appreciated his thoroughness.
July 2023
Doctor Scott was very informative as well as understandable.
May 2023
Very good experience
May 2023
Dr. Haines was outstanding in all aspects of my visit.
September 2022
I had a lot of concerns and issues so I was not very clear in my communication and lumped everything together. Dr. Haines did a great job slowing me down and making sure that I understood what I brought up. He did it in a way that was very appropriate and appreciated. He was extremely careful and covered issues that I was not going to ask about. I was given a lot of information and approaches to improve my care.
July 2022
Excellent!
May 2022
Dr. Haines is fantastic!
March 2022
Excellent.
March 2022
Well explained
February 2022
Dr. Haines very good at explaining my situation.
December 2021
He was outstanding
November 2021
Dr. Haines was excellent; he did a very thorough exam and did not dismiss anything. He explained his findings with information easy to understand.
October 2021
Dr. Scott is a credit to this profession; smart understandable, patient & very caring!!
October 2021
Not much he could do to fix my problem - but an absolutely wonderful & caring doctor!
August 2021
Dr. Haines is very informative & always tells me everything I need to know.
August 2021
This was an evaluation. Courteous, kind, compassionate team. Thank you very much!
August 2021
Dr. Haines, is an excellent listener, kind and caring person.
July 2021
Virtual visit was extremely professional. Doctor was very concerned about my diagnosis. Doctor had a plan of care and explained every step completely. Doctor made me feel comfortable about my care and all involved
July 2021
Always pleasant and listens to what you have to say.
July 2021
Best doctor's visit I have ever experienced.
June 2021
Everything was wonderful & very very thorough.
June 2021
All good. He is obviously highly skilled and experienced. A credit to his profession.
June 2021
Dr. Haines is excellent.
May 2021
Dr. Haines is an excellent physician - Knowledgeable and kind.
May 2021
Wonderful provider.
March 2021