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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 practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dresner's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dresner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Eye Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Catherine Hwang is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hwang completed a residency program at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Hwang's clinical interests include removal of lesion (e.g. growth), blepharoplasty, and ptosis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hwang 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. Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. She is 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)

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

Dr. Melanie Erb's medical specialty is plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include forehead lift, eyelid problems, and reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Erb is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Erb is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Erb speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Boxrud performed her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Thomas Hanscom is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Santa Monica, CA. Patients gave Dr. Hanscom an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hanscom include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Hanscom has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Encino, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kandavel graduated from 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 has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner is an ophthalmologist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In her practice, Dr. Stelzner focuses on anti-aging. Dr. Stelzner is professionally 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Stelzner has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her 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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jafri takes. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Jafri's residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jafri include: 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 professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Samimi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Samimi completed his residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Samimi's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi honors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Patrick Yeh practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Yeh average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Yeh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. 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. Jeffrey Christopher Hong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hong is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Dr. Hong 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. Talia Kolin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 202
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Talia Kolin's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kolin completed her residency training at White Memorial Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Kolin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sherwin Isenberg practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: strabismus and ptosis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Isenberg obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Isenberg 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. He 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include diabetes management and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Siegel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Siegel has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Diddie's areas of expertise include retin-A treatment, diabetes management, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Diddie is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diddie's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Maloney's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Maloney studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maloney completed a residency program 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

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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.