Dr. Tad Schoedel grew up in a remote, small town in the mountains of Colorado and knew all along that he wanted to be a surgeon. He fell in love with ophthalmology while attending medical school at the University of Colorado. Although Roanoke is far from his roots, he chose this area because there is a great need for glaucoma care, and also because he appreciated the beauty and quality of life that the valley provides.
He chose to specialize in glaucoma because he values the enduring relationships he establishes with his patients. He appreciates that all patients are different and his treatment philosophy reflects that.
“There is the academic way to treat and the practical way to treat and they are sometimes different. I evaluate which course best serves each individual patient. Everyone’s made differently and their treatment should reflect that.”
Dr. Schoedel is an Eagle Scout, a former Division I middle distance runner, and loves to work with his hands. He is a woodworker, metalworker, and builds his own bicycles from the ground up. Recently, he rode one of his own bikes across the country.
Dr. Schoedel looks forward to serving the southwest Virginia community both professionally and personally for many years to come.