Doctors’ Day Spotlight: Wei Huang, MD

Wei Huang Provider Spotlight Doctors Day

National Doctors' Day is March 30, 2022, a time to celebrate the physicians who keep our community healthy. This is a particularly important day to Care Ring, as we express our gratitude for and acknowledge the tremendous impact that the 1,600 providers across over 200 practices who donate care in our Physicians Reach Out network make in the lives of our patients each day.

This year we are highlighting Dr. Wei Huang and Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates (CEENTA).

Dr. Huang is an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye exams & routine eye care, glaucoma, cataracts, femto laser-assisted cataract surgery, and diabetic eye care at CEENTA's Huntersville location. She enjoys being a Physicians Reach Out (PRO) provider and giving back to her community, and was a great fit to see PRO patient Angel O., who had been diagnosed with two serious eye conditions: neurovascular glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

"When a person has diabetes, particularly when it is uncontrolled over time, the blood vessels at the back of the eye can be damaged. This is called diabetic retinopathy. When a person has uncontrolled diabetic retinopathy, the eye is more vulnerable to developing a condition called neovascular glaucoma. Neovascular glaucoma causes increased pressure and decreased effective blood supply to the retina. This can be extremely painful. Both eye conditions can result in loss of vision. Specialized ophthalmologic care is essential for people who have these conditions," explains Care Ring's Medical Director, Dr. Kaaren Sailer.

Angel had been suffering terribly - physically and mentally - with his condition, and was so grateful to find and be enrolled into PRO where he could get treatment.

Patient Quote doctors day

Angel said about his experience with PRO and Dr. Huang: “I am extremely grateful for the program but especially for CEENTA. I have been living with extremely excruciating pain in my eye that I couldn’t continue to live with anymore. I thought about financing my home to pay {for medical treatment}, but due to the pain I have been unable to work. I thought multiple times of ending my life - many, many times. It was just very painful. I felt I couldn’t do it anymore, I just couldn’t. When I got to CEENTA I felt that I mattered. I felt relief and said to myself 'it’s finally over.'  Dr. Wei Huang assisted me with the attention that I really needed. Someone to hear me and understand the pain I was going through.  I am so thankful for what they have done. They didn’t only fix my pain in my eye but helped me by giving me another opportunity in life.  If I had the money I would definitely pay it, but I am definitely grateful."

CEENTA

CEENTA had this to share about being a part of Physicians Reach Out: "CEENTA has been providing eye and ENT care in the Carolinas for nearly 100 years, and we believe in being a staple of the various communities we serve for all patients searching for treatments for conditions like neovascular glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. We are proud to be a continual part of the Physicians Reach Out program to ensure that any patient can receive the care they need to see, hear, and live comfortably."

Care Ring wishes a Happy National Doctors' Day to all of our PRO physicians who generously give their time and talents, totaling over $51,000,000 each year, in free medical care to our patients, who otherwise would have nowhere to turn.

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