Dr. Joseph Silva, OD -Reliant Medical Group, Holden, MA

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Reliant Medical Group Southboro Medical - Now a part of Reliant Medical Group (800) 283-2556 (508) 481-5500

Joseph Silva
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(508) 829-2847
64 Boyden Road, Holden, MA, 01520

Overall Patient Rating

4.9 out of 5 stars - 162 total ratings

“I have always had a great fascination with all things related to the eyes…”

Dr. Joseph Silva decided to become an optometrist because he enjoys the challenge of determining what a patient’s problem is and then making a proper diagnosis. “I really enjoy working with patients and helping them whether it’s a vision problem that can be easily fixed with contact lenses or something more serious that requires working with an ophthalmologist,” he explains.

Dr. Silva has long been involved in helping people with their eyes. A graduate of the New England College of Optometry, he has performed internships at community health centers and hospitals and also worked as an optician earlier in his career. “I have always had a great fascination with all things related to the eyes, both in their health and function and how the eyes work with the brain to provide us with vision – which is the primary way we perceive the world around us.”

For Dr. Silva, good communication is a very important part of being an optometrist. “I like to explain everything that I do in the exam room to patients in relatable ways, and it can be challenging to do so in a manner that doesn’t use excessive jargon or words that are too technical. In addition, I always try to ask patients for their input and feedback about particular exam options, treatments or tests, so they feel engaged and know that communication isn’t just a one-way street.”

In his practice at Reliant, Dr. Silva enjoys being able to collaborate with other doctors to make sure patients receive the proper care. “I really enjoy the collaborative approach we have here at Reliant Medical Group. We have great access to a patient’s primary care doctor as well as different specialists, so it’s really easy to follow up on a patient’s care.”

When he is not busy helping patients, Dr. Silva enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He and his wife have a shared interest in animals, and also love gardening and going to museums. Dr. Silva also enjoys sports, especially the Boston Celtics, as well as all kinds of music.

Star ratings are based on patient responses to 8 questions about the care they have received from their provider. Responses are measured on a scale of 1-5 and the average score is displayed in an easy to view, 5-star format. Learn more about how we measure our patient experience.

4.9 out of 5 stars - 162 ratings
Likelihood of patient recommendation
4.8 out of 5 stars - 160 ratings
Efforts to include patient in decisions
4.9 out of 5 stars - 154 ratings
Explanations of problem/condition
4.9 out of 5 stars - 159 ratings
Concern for questions/worries
4.9 out of 5 stars - 158 ratings
Time spent with patient
4.9 out of 5 stars - 161 ratings
Patient's confidence in provider
4.8 out of 5 stars - 161 ratings
Spoke using clear language
4.9 out of 5 stars - 159 ratings

Comments marked with an asterisk * serve as a flag to indicate when a patient has left feedback that specifically references a provider's name.

Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Silva is always very thorough. He explained why my eyes are basically very healthy as well as the need to monitor a few very small cataracts.

Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Silva was extremely patient and responsive with all my questions. He spent time and conveyed exceptional knowledge of the condition of my eyes. I would surely recommend him and plan to return for my next exam.

Sep 25, 2018

was actually an enjoyable experience! Dr. Silva was wonderful, friendly, helpful and listened. much appreciated!

Sep 18, 2018

provider took the time to explain everything to me. very happy here

Aug 27, 2018

Very happy with Dr. DeSilva & have already recommended him to others.

Aug 21, 2018

*Dr. Silva is always very kind & patient. He explains everything to me & answers all of my questions. He is the most empathetic doctor. I would not want to see anyone else.

Aug 13, 2018

dr. salvia is very conscientious and personable

Aug 13, 2018

Dr Silva is a great eye doctor. I have recomended him to several people

Jul 31, 2018

Of all of the optometrists that I have ever dealt with, Dr. Silva is the best. I have recommended him to others.

Jul 27, 2018

Above and beyond patient care. Very informative and kind. Listens to all questions, excellent provider!

Jul 24, 2018

Answered all of my questions in great detail. I felt very confident.

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