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

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

Dr. David Samimi specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests include eyelid retraction repair, birthmark removal, and juvederm. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Samimi performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Restylane Lyft, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In her practice, Dr. Stelzner focuses on anti-aging, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Stelzner attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 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 professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Anti-Aging

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

Dr. Catherine Hwang's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Hwang is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Scheie Eye Institute's residency program. Her areas of expertise include the following: bellafilla (artefill), removal of lesion (e.g. growth), and chin implants. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Korean. Dr. Hwang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Avon Hospital, Medina Hospital, and Independence Family Health Center.

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Clinical interests: Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Dresner specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and practices in Pasadena, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dresner include latisse, eyelid retraction repair, and thyroid problems. Dr. Dresner is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Dresner 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. Melanie Ho Erb, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Erb is an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Erb include facial problems, dermabrasion, and cheek (mid-face) lift. The average patient rating for Dr. Erb is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Erb trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cynthia Boxrud practices ophthalmic plastic surgery in Santa Monica, CA and Encino, CA. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Boxrud include dermabrasion, cheek (mid-face) lift, and non-surgical facelift. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boxrud honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Preeminent Women's Health Doctors; and Top Women Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Boxrud's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Maloney is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Maloney's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in latisse, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Latisse, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (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). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Health Net, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanscom graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Hanscom has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Eliot Siegel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Siegel's areas of expertise include diabetes management, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Siegel is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Talia Kolin practices pediatric ophthalmology in Los Angeles, CA, Burbank, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at White Memorial Medical Center. She is especially interested in strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Kolin highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Harvard Medical School Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cataract; and Surgery Education and Training. Dr. Kolin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Kolin is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. 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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Diddie include retin-A treatment and diabetes management. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diddie has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Diddie welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert E Engstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Engstrom's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Engstrom's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ganesha Kandavel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kandavel's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kandavel speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Hazhir Dadgostar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Hajir Dadgostar is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Dadgostar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Dadgostar obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dadgostar has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. William Kenneth Christian, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 985 W
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. William Christian works as an ophthalmologist in Beverly Hills, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Christian obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1807 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 203
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Batool Jafri sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jafri is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is especially interested in cataracts. Dr. Jafri accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Jafri (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Jafri is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: 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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