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Information as of 01/16/2018

Last Updated by Licensee on 02/27/2017

Douglas Mercer Rampona - MD Retired Limited Volunteer
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Public Action: Yes
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Licensee General Information
Practice Information
Education, Certifications & Area of Practice
Memberships, Honors, Awards, & Public Service
Academic Appointments & Publications
Actions - Adverse & Administrative
Licensee General Information
Active License
Reason CodeLicense NumberSubcategoryIssue DateExpire Date
 18823Retired Limited Volunteer02/24/2017 
Inactive License
Reason CodeLicense NumberSubcategoryIssue DateExpire Date
Suspended Indefinitely18823Retired Limited Volunteer02/24/201701/08/2018
 18823 08/10/197302/24/2017
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New York
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Practice Information
Supralase Laser Vision Center
848 First Colonial Rd, Ste B
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 228-7373
Days patients are seen at this practice:
Practice philosophy:
Non-English languages in which office is able to provide clinical services (e.g. Hindi, Spanish):
Non-English languages in which practitioner is able to provide clinical services (e.g. Hindi, Spanish):
Participates in Medicare:
Accepting new Medicare Patients:
Participates in Medicaid:
Accepting new Medicaid Patients:
Uses electronic medical records:
Education, Certifications & Area of Practice
Medical School
BaylorYear of Graduation:1968
Post Graduate Training
"Last Year of Training" does not necessarily mean that the licensee completed his/her training program. (In NC, a physician can be licensed without completing such a program.)
InstitutionSpecialtyStateCountryTraining ProgramLast Year of Training
Albany Medical CollegePediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship NYUSAFellowship1975
Albany Medical CollegeOcular Plastics Fellowship Ophthalmology NYUSAFellowship1974
Tulane University/College of MedicineOphthalmology ResidencyLAUSAResidency1974
University of TennesseeMedical InternshipTNUSAInternship1969
Current Board Certification and Year of Certification/Recertification
Physicians should not list non-ABMS or non-AOA specialty boards unless the board meets the criteria set forth in the NC Medical Board’s Advertising and Publicity Position Statement.

Area of Practice
Area Of PracticePrimary Area of Practice
Ophthalmology Yes
Membership, Honors, Awards & Public Service
Current Membership in Medical Professional Organizations
American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
Fellow in American College of Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
Honors and Awards
None Reported
Professional Service
None Reported
Academic Appointments & Publications
Current Academic Appointments
None Reported
"Crunch" sign is a warning against Lasik/ Ocular Surgery News, Vol. 21, Dec. 15, 2003
Anterior Scleral Pocket incision for No-Stitch Surgery / Ocular surgery News, Vol. 10, No. 2, Jan. 15, 1992
Best time to manage striae is before they happen./ Ocular Surgery News., Vol. 21, No. 15, August 1, 2003
Hard Nucleus Phacoemulsification / Ocular Surgery News, Vol. 10, No. 14, July 1, 2001
Supralase (Refractive Procedure) (US Patent ) May 2007
The Asymptomatic Dry Eye in Refractive Surgery-Solving the Conundrum/ Refractive Eye Care for Ophthalmologist /Vol.7, No.3, 3/2003
YAG Technique Removes Deposits from Silicone IOL's /Ocular Surgery News, Vol.9, No.21, Nov. 1 1991
Section 1. Adverse Actions
North Carolina Medical Board Public Actions
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01/08/2018Consent Order View
Other Regulatory Board or Agency Public Actions
None Reported
Health Care Institution Suspensions and Revocations
None Reported

Section 2. Administrative Actions
Actions listed in this section are considered non-disciplinary by the Board. In situations where administrative actions are taken, the licensee may not have met certain statutory requirements or may have failed to follow correct administrative procedures.
North Carolina Medical Board Reentry Agreement
None Reported
North Carolina Special Purpose Licensing Agreement
None Reported
Malpractice Information
None Reported
Misdemeanor/DUI/DWI Conviction Information
None Reported
Felony Conviction Information
None Reported