San Francisco Ophthalmologists

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

1 Daniel Burnham Ct suite 170 c, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA

(415) 922-9500

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Ella G. Faktorovich, MD, is the Director of the Pacific Vision Institute. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her medical degree with honors from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine.... More

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

400 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA, 94143

(415) 476-3705

Stephen D. McLeod, MD, is the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at UCSF and a professor of clinical ophthalmology. Dr. McLeod received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an... More

Speciality: Ophthalmologist

8 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA, 94143

(415) 514-8200

David G. Hwang, MD, FACS, Director of the UCSF Laser Vision Center, is also Medical Director for the UCSF Department of Ophthalmology and Professor and Director of the UCSF Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service. Dr. Hwang earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from UCSF, and... More
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How to Choose a San Francisco Ophthalmologist

  1. Ask for Recommendations: Start by asking your primary care doctor for recommendations. You can also ask friends, family members, or colleagues who have had positive experiences with an ophthalmologist.
  2. Check Credentials: Ensure that the ophthalmologist is board-certified. This means they have completed the necessary education, training, and examinations to provide eye care.
  3. Research Experience: Look into the ophthalmologist’s experience and expertise. Find out how long they have been practicing, whether they specialize in a particular area (like cataract surgery, LASIK, or glaucoma), and how many procedures they perform annually.
  4. Read Reviews: Online reviews from patients can provide insights into the quality of care provided by the ophthalmologist. Keep in mind that a few negative reviews are common, but pay attention to patterns and overall satisfaction.
  5. Visit the Clinic: If possible, visit the ophthalmologist’s clinic or office. This can give you a sense of their facilities, the staff’s friendliness, and the overall atmosphere.
  6. Ask About Technology: In the field of ophthalmology, technology plays a significant role in diagnostics and treatment. Ask about the kind of equipment and technology the ophthalmologist uses. A well-equipped clinic might offer more advanced and accurate care.
  7. Insurance and Payment: Check whether the ophthalmologist accepts your health insurance. If you’re paying out-of-pocket, inquire about their fee structure and payment options.
  8. Communication: Effective communication is crucial in any medical relationship. Ensure that the ophthalmologist is willing to answer your questions, explains procedures, and makes you feel comfortable.
  9. Location and Convenience: Consider the location of the ophthalmologist’s office. Choose a location that is convenient for you, especially if you will need to visit for multiple appointments.
  10. Emergency Care: Inquire about the ophthalmologist’s policy for handling emergencies, especially if you have a chronic eye condition.
  11. Referrals: If you’re seeking treatment for a specific eye condition, your primary care doctor may provide you with referrals to ophthalmologists who specialize in that area.
  12. Trust Your Instincts: Trust your gut feeling about the ophthalmologist and the clinic. If something doesn’t feel right or you don’t feel comfortable, it might be best to continue your search.