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We found 52 ophthalmologists who accept Health Net HSP near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Dresner attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems and cosmetic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dresner has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Melanie Ho Erb, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Erb practices plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: blepharoplasty, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and entropion (inward-turned eyelid). Dr. Erb takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Erb attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Erb has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Erb's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Ectropion, Entropion, Tumor, Botox Injection, Eyelid Problems, Forehead Lift, Brow ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Ann Boxrud, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Sta Mon Boulevard; Suite 700e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Santa Monica, CA and Encino, CA. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Boxrud completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boxrud has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Catherine J Hwang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Hwang is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hwang's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: removal of lesion (e.g. growth), thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hwang accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. She has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Award; and American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Merrill Reeh Pathology Award. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Ectropion, Entropion, Tumor, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Removal of Lesion, Bell's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Sta Mon Boulevard; Suite 720e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hanscom is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among Dr. Hanscom's clinical interests: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanscom accepts Health Net, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Ganesha Ramana Kandavel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ganesha Kandavel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kandavel include cataract surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kandavel is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kandavel include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Kandavel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Samimi's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Samimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Samimi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Samimi completed a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1908 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 3
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stelzner include anti-aging. Dr. Stelzner is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. She obtained her medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patient ratings for Dr. Stelzner average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stelzner has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Stelzner's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Anti-Aging, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Batool Jafri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1807 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Batool Jafri is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Jafri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Finalist for Vernino-Vannatta for Clinical Excellence; Excellence in Research Award (Alpha Omega Alpha); and McGraw-Hill Award for Outstanding Medical Student. Dr. Jafri (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jafri is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Patrick Chi-Huang Yeh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza; 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Yeh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yeh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Yeh speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yeh is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Talia Kolin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Talia Kolin is a pediatric ophthalmologist. In her practice, Dr. Kolin focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Kolin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kolin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hong is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hong has a special interest in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Hong (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Sherwin Jay Isenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Stein Plaza; 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sherwin Isenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Isenberg's clinical interests: strabismus and ptosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Isenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Isenberg is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ptosis, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 20th Street; Suite 260
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Eliot Siegel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Siegel include diabetes management and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Siegel speaks Spanish. Dr. Siegel is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetes Management, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2222 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 201
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Diddie's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of retin-A treatment, diabetes management, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Diddie accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Diddie trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Diddie's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes Management, Retin-A Treatment, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Keller Maloney, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10921 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite #900
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Maloney works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Maloney focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Maloney honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maloney include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.