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 medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Dresner attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid retraction repair, thyroid problems, and juvederm. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dresner takes. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dresner's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Catherine J Hwang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Hwang specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hwang is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: artefill, removal of lesion (e.g. growth), and chin implants. Dr. Hwang is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Hwang takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Scheie Eye Institute. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Award; and American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Merrill Reeh Pathology Award. She is conversant in Korean.

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

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

Dr. Melanie Erb is an eye plastic surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erb include facial problems, dermabrasion, and restylane. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Erb accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Alan Hanscom, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Sta Mon Boulevard; Suite 720e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hanscom specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Hanscom's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Benjamin Samimi, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Samimi's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair, birthmark removal, and juvederm. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samimi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Samimi's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Samimi is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Birthmark Removal, Juvederm, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia A Boxrud, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2021 Sta Mon Boulevard; Suite 700e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and Encino, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Boxrud include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and TCA peel. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Boxrud has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Sadiqa Khawaja Stelzner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1908 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 3
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Stelzner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stelzner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. 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. Talia Kolin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Talia Kolin is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolin honors. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kolin has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cataract; and Surgery Education and Training. In addition to English, Dr. Kolin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kolin is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafri include cataracts. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received distinctions including 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jafri is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Robert Maloney practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Los Angeles, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Maloney is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maloney takes. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Maloney completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions 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, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick Yeh's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yeh speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yeh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Sherwin Isenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Isenberg's areas of expertise include the following: strabismus and ptosis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Isenberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ptosis, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Eliot Siegel sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Siegel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Siegel include diabetes management, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Siegel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetes Management, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ganesha Kandavel is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kandavel include cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kandavel is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2132 Century Park Lane; 307
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Javaheri specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Glendale Eye Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Javaheri attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Kenneth Diddie is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Diddie at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: retin-A treatment and diabetes management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Diddie's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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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.
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