RACHEL TESSER, MD
Dr. Rachel Tesser is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She completed two separate advanced fellowships in adult anterior segment disease and pediatric eye disease. She practices comprehensive ophthalmology which includes diagnosing and treating various eye diseases as well as providing routine eye care for people with glasses and contact lenses.
Aside from all the special training, what she enjoys most is developing lifelong relationships with her patients and their families.
Dr Tesser was born in Athens, Georgia. She stayed in her hometown for college where she received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Georgia and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa academic society. She then completed her medical training and internship at Medical College of Georgia where she received the Puryear Academic Scholarship and was invited into Alpha Omega Alpha (the medical honor society for excellence in academic and clinical medicine).
She then went on to the nationally renowned ophthalmology department at University of Wisconsin in Madison for residency. After this, she completed a fellowship of cornea and refractive surgery at the University of Wisconsin. She then moved to the Chapel Hill area to complete a second fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the prestigious Duke Eye Center. While in training she published several scientific studies in medical journals and was contributing author to a pediatric ophthalmology textbook.
Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Insurance and Appointment Fees:
Dr Tesser is in network with most medical insurance companies including: BCBS, Cigna, Conventry, Medcost, Medicare, Conventry, Duke Select, Duke Basic, Superior, United and Wellpath. For those who do not have medical or routine vision insurance, please call for special rates.
Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
North Carolina Medical Society
North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons