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Q: Ophthalmologist in Northern California ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Ophthalmologist in Northern California
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: firebird-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 26 Feb 2005 13:48 PST
Expires: 28 Mar 2005 13:48 PST
Question ID: 481453
Looking for a list of experienced, sure-handed, Licensed
Opthalmologists in Ukiah, Clear Lake, Kelseyville (Lake County or Napa
County), California. Our Eighty year-old mom, who lives in Clear Lake, has
glaucoma and cataracts.  We want to have the cataracts removed and
lenses implanted.  If you have personal experience with an Ophthalmologist in
these geographical locations, or know of someone with personal
experience who can make a recommendation, this would be a good start. 
We will take the names recommended, ask friends and other doctors to
look at the list, as well run it by the California Academy of
Ophthalmology.  We intend to visit the doctors who are the most highly
recommended and choose the one for us.  But we must start with a list.
 It would help if the doctors named come with an address and
telephone number.  We will make do with either an address OR telephone
number.  In a pinch, our first choice would be to have the address. 
We will take ultimate responsibility for the doctor we choose.  Thank

Clarification of Question by firebird-ga on 26 Feb 2005 13:54 PST
An actual list of names in these geographical locations is what we
need.  We do not want to wade through websites.  We have already tried
this, and it is not efficient.  Names and addresses of qualified
people is what we need.  Thank you.
Subject: Re: Ophthalmologist in Northern California
Answered By: answerguru-ga on 27 Feb 2005 00:30 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello firebird-ga,

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (The Eye M.D. Association) has a
great catalog of practicing ophthalmologists with various areas of
specialty within the field. To be a member of this association, the
following requirement must be met:

"Member: A physician who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Doctor
of Osteopathy, or equivalent medical degree as determined by the board
of trustees, who holds a valid and unrestricted license to practice
medicine in the United States, Canada, or the country in which the
practice of medicine is regularly conducted, and who has
satisfactorily completed an entire program of formal residency
training in ophthalmology of at least three (3) years duration, shall
be eligible to apply for membership as an Active Member."

In searching for candidates in the jurisdictions that you indicated,
there were no practicing ophthalmologists in Ukiah or Kelseyville. I
did, however, find one such practitioner in Clearlake, and several in
Napa. In total, there are 2157 registered members in California listed
by city of practice. If you would like to see the entire list, go to
the link below and just specify California as the state:

The specific candidates that I located according to your
specifications are listed below. Addresses are provided where


Name: Timothy Lee Young MD
Specialty: Comprehensive Ophth / Cataract/IOL
ZIP: 95422-9529
Phone: (707) 995-4155

NAPA, CA (7 matches)

Doctors Nasser, Beller, and Nelson all practice at the Eye Care Center
of Napa Valley. Their website has doctor biographies. Doctor
Schainholz also practices at this location, however his biography is
listed at his personal website.

Eye Care Center of Napa Valley
895 Trancas Street
Napa, CA 94558

Phone: 707.252.2020

Name: Robert E Nasser MD  
Specialty: Refractive Surgery / Cataract/IOL

Name: Richard A Beller MD
Specialty: Cataract/IOL / Retina/Vitreous Surgery

Name: Robert A Nelson MD  
Specialty: Comprehensive Ophth / Glaucoma 

Name: Daniel C Schainholz MD  
Specialty: Low Vision Rehabilitation / Comprehensive Ophth  

Doctors Bosetti and Jameson practice at the Eye Specialists of Napa.

Eye Specialists of Napa
3260 Beard Road
Suite D
Napa, California  94558
Phone: (707) 255-6212 

Name: John Brendan Bosetti MD
Specialty: Cataract/IOL / Comprehensive Ophth  

Name: Nancy A Jameson MD  
Specialty: Comprehensive Ophth / Pediatric Ophthalmology

Name: Donna R Hinman Seabrooks MD  
Specialty: Comprehensive Ophth  
Phone: (707)426-3911
Office locations:
Napa, CA 94558-8614
Fairfield, CA 94533 

I hope this information proves helpful - the catalog is really a
valuable tool as far as locating Eye MDs practicing in a specific

Wishing your mom all the best in improving her vision :)


firebird-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Your answer serves as a bridge for the next steps to take.  Our family
thanks you very much.

Subject: Re: Ophthalmologist in Northern California
From: mewtwo-ga on 27 Feb 2005 20:48 PST
Cataract surgery to an ophthalmologist is like appendectomy to a
general surgeon.  It is one of the safest surgeries and fairly basic
to most US-trained MDs.

When looking for a good doctor, my general rule of thumb is to look
for an MD or group practice that do not deal with HMOs.  In general,
MDs that accept HMOs are very busy and do not have time for you.  It
doesn't matter if they graduated and trained at Harvard Medical
School--if the doctor does not have any time to listen  and explain,
(s)he is not a good doctor.  I think the best way to find a good
doctor is by word of mouth.  Good luck.
Subject: Re: Ophthalmologist in Northern California
From: answerguru-ga on 27 Feb 2005 23:57 PST
Firebird, thank you for you great rating, kind words, and generous tip!


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