It Runs in the Family for Doctors Loh and Trattler
The couple has traveled similar career paths, each has an ophthalmology practice in Miami and both physicians recently began prescribing compounded drugs for cataract patients.
Jennifer Loh, MD opened Loh Ophthalmology Associates in 2016, a South Florida practice that has expanded to four doctors and a staff of nine. Growing up in the Midwest, she watched her dad practice medicine and was inspired to follow a similar career path. After graduating summa cum laude from Butler University and graduating from medical school and doing her residency at Indiana School of Medicine, she headed to south to join her first practice in Fort Lauderdale. Today she focuses her Miami practice on cataract and refractive surgery, has been voted one of the outstanding female leaders in ophthalmology and named to the Power List for Rising Stars in Ophthalmology. As well, Dr Loh lectures nationally, and supervises ophthalmology residents in cataract surgery.
Her husband, William Trattler, MD, the Director of Cornea at the Center for Excellence in Eye Care in Miami, serves on the volunteer faculty at Florida International School of Medicine. After growing up in South Florida, where his father has worked for more than 50 years as an ophthalmologist, William graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Miami. Today, he focuses on refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgery, was named one of the “Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology” by The Ophthalmologist, lectures nationally and has authored dozens of articles and abstracts and a textbook that is used by medical, nursing and veterinary students around the world.
The offices for Dr. Loh and Dr. Trattler are situated five minutes apart and they operate on the same surgery day at the same surgery center. Additionally, William’s 82-year-old dad (Dr. Henry Trattler), who founded the Center for Excellence in Eye Care, still handles the lasers for cataract surgeries and is in clinic with his son three days a week.
There’s also one additional familial similarity: Both Dr. Loh and Dr. Trattler have recently switched to compounded medications and prescribe OMNI by OSRX® drops for their patients.
For cataract surgery, I made the switch to OMNI by OSRX and it’s been a huge overall improvement for our patients for three specific reasons.
- Ease of use. Patients can use multiple medications in one bottle … instead of multiple bottles.
- Patients always receive the proper medications from OSRX pharmacy (which means my staff does not have callbacks or similar problems anymore).
- I can’t stress this enough: price transparency. Patients know the actual cost of the medication they are going to use because they are cash pay.
Dr. William Trattler
"We’ve seen excellent all-around results. Cataract patients can use the OSRX compounded formulations easily. I think I’d have a staff mutiny if I tried to switch back to “the old days.” We now have a very simple process – when patients sign up for cataract surgery, we just send the prescription to OSRX, and we know the exact drug price the patient will be charged. My patients can use the OSRX medications very easily: one bottle of Pred+Moxi+Brom three times a day before surgery and 30 days after surgery.
I like being a leader in new technologies, but I was a follower with compounded drugs. Fellow doctors in and around cataract surgery were reporting great results, especially great compliance from patients. Ever since I began prescribing OMNI by OSRX drops, my staff and I have been blown away by the results."
Dr. Jennifer Loh
"I want my practice to vouch for what we’re selling our patients. So, it’s rewarding to supply patients with a great compounded medication from OSRX.
Before OSRX compounded formulations, there was much more confusion with all the callback and prior authorizations, which weighed down my staff and gobbled up too much time. We practically needed a full-time employee assigned just to that role. Too many patients were going to the pharmacy and winding up with the wrong number of bottles. Some patients were even showing up for surgery without getting any drops from the pharmacy. But not anymore.
When I started prescribing OMNI by OSRX drops, everything changed. No more pre-authorizations. My staff is happier and all we have to tell our patients is to use drops from one bottle three times a day. I’ve been prescribing Pred+Moxi+Brom, which has performed wonderfully. There is no more patient confusion with this simplified dosing regimen. Compounded formulations from OSRX have been a game changer."
Professional Disclosure: Drs. Loh and Trattler are on the Medical Advisory Board for Ocular Science® (an affiliate of OSRX) and have a financial interest in the company.