We found 51 ophthalmologists who accept Health Net HSP near Santa Monica, CA.

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

Dr. Catherine Hwang practices ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hwang average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: artefill, removal of lesion (e.g. growth), and chin implants. She honors 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hwang include: Southern California Rising Stars; Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Award; and American Society Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Merrill Reeh Pathology Award. Dr. Hwang is conversant in 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. Thomas Alan Hanscom, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2021 Sta Mon Boulevard; Suite 720e
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Hanscom practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Hanscom completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Hanscom a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanscom is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Steven Dresner is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Dresner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dresner include eyelid retraction repair, thyroid problems, and juvederm. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Dresner graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dresner is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Melanie Erb, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, dermabrasion, and restylane. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erb accepts. Dr. Erb's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erb include: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Erb is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Samimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair, birthmark removal, and juvederm. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Samimi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Samimi is 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. Sadiqa Khawaja Stelzner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1908 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 3
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Stelzner an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in anti-aging, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Stelzner has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Stelzner's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Anti-Aging

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

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Encino, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: chin implants, eyelid surgery, and TCA peel. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Boxrud honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Boxrud speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Talia Kolin's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kolin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolin graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cataract; and Surgery Education and Training. Dr. Kolin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Kenneth Diddie's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include retin-A treatment and diabetes management. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Diddie honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diddie studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafri include cataracts. Dr. Jafri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for her residency. Dr. Jafri 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. In addition to English, Dr. Jafri (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jafri is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

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

Dr. Robert Maloney works as an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Maloney's practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maloney graduated from 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. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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

Dr. Eliot Siegel is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He has a special interest in diabetes management, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Siegel average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Siegel attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Siegel speaks Spanish. His practice 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Kandavel focuses on cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kandavel has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. 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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Glendale Eye Medical Group. Dr. Javaheri attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Javaheri trained at Doheny Eye Institute. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Javaheri has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

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 attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Jeffrey Christopher Hong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pasadena, CA and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hong (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Hong's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Hong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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