Meet Jim Fickett, COA!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Meet Jim Fickett, COA!

Jim Fickett has been working at Eyecare Medical Group for the past 11 years. He works for Dr. Robert Daly and has since he started at EMG. Jim loves working with Dr. Daly and his staff, “Dr. Daly makes it easy for me to work for him. He advocates for me, I have no problems talking to him, and he’s a wonderful teacher”.  Jim feels fortunate to work in the area that he does here at EMG.  “Because Dr. Daly is a general ophthalmologist, I have a lot of experience with different things, like plastics, cataracts, cornea, and glaucoma. There is very little about the eye that I’m not at least familiar enough with so I can help patients out a little, or direct them to where they need to be” says Jim. 

When asked what his favorite part of his job is, Jim says “I love to scrub in the OR and then see the patient the next day, when they are without glasses and their vision is great”.  He says that the OR is the place where he feels like he’s helping the doctor the most, and that he’s most hands on with fixing the patient.  His favorite type of surgery to assist with is complex cataracts.  “With a regular routine cataract, I’m basically just handing Dr. Daly instruments.  But with a complex cataract surgery, I have to think more and anticipate what Dr. Daly is going to need. At that point, we’re a team.”

In 2003, Jim had LASIK with Dr. Elizabeth Serrage.  LASIK changed my life forever. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself- or EMG has ever done for me” said Jim.  Before LASIK, Jim was very myopic and had been a long time contact lens wearer. LASIK has also helped Jim with his favorite hobby- softball. In his personal time, Jim plays in 3 softball leagues, and he’s on a roster for a 4th.  He’s played softball all over New England and in several national tournaments.  

Thanks for all of your hard work, Jim!!!

Eyecare Medical Group is a leading ophthalmology practice in Portland, Maine staffed by a team of eye care specialists including eye doctors who are fellowship trained glaucoma specialists, retina specialists, cornea specialists and cataract and lens implant specialists-all board certified Ophthalmologists-as well as Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants, (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.

Eyecare Medical Group is conveniently located for patients from throughout Maine including Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgeton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.