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Subject: Doctors
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: smtr-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 29 Sep 2005 10:40 PDT
Expires: 29 Oct 2005 10:40 PDT
Question ID: 574269
I am looking for top-notch retinologists in the SF Bay Area or
Northern Calif.  I understand you have access to Best and
other resources.  I have diabetic retinopathy and macular edema.  I am
looking for opthamologists who have special training in these areas.
Thank you
Subject: Re: Doctors
Answered By: nenna-ga on 29 Sep 2005 13:52 PDT
Good afternoon smtr and thank you for the question.

In my search, I came across a lot of ophthalmologists in the San
Francisco area, however I think I have found a medical center that you
would benefit from rather than a single doctor.

The California Pacific Medical Center has a Department of
Ophthalmology which is based in San Francisco.  Their contact
information is:

2100 Webster St, #219
San Francisco, CA 94115

phone: 415-600-3937
fax: 415-600-6586 

You can see a list of their staff at:

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They also have the Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation.  They deal
with site problems such as macular degeneration and diabetic
retinopathy  and work towards rehabilitating individuals with these
visual impairments.  To learn more about their services, you can
contact them at:

Department of Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, California 94115

Phone (415) 600-3901

Both are part of the Pacific Vision Foundation (PVF), a charitable
non-profit organization and the fundraising arm of the Department of

For more information, you can contact them at:

Pacific Vision Foundation
California Pacific Medical Center
2395 Sacramento Street, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94115

Phone (415) 600-3423

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Additionally, I have come across a website that list ophthalmologists
in the San Francisco area, 178 in all, however I am unsure if they are
board certified or not.  You can view their names and addresses for
free at:


However, there is a small fee to receive a detailed report on any of
these doctors.  The first report is only $ 7.95 and $ 3.95 for each
additional report.  Each report contains:

1.   About Specialties
2.   Board Certification
3.   Education and Training
4.   Governmental Disciplinary Actions (state and federal disciplinary actions 
     (if any) from the previous five years) 
5.   Quality Comparison
6.   Physician Characteristics
7.   Quality Ratings for Area Hospitals
8.   Directory of Area Hospitals
9.   Checklist of Additional Questions to Ask

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The American Board of Medical Specialists is a free service you can
use to search for ophthalmologists, however you do have to sign up to
search.  Additionally, while it does list names of Board Certified
specialists, it does not give an address for them  I found that most
of the 155 listed were also listed in the above referenced link.

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Please also see the recommendations given at:

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I hope this answers your question.  If you need any further
clarification before rating, please do not hesitate to ask!  Please be
advised that as of Sept.30th I will be unavailable to do any follow up
on this question. If you need anything else, please get back to me
before then, otherwise I'll be unable to help.

Google Researcher


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American Board of Medical Specialists
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American Medical Association
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Google Search Terms:

Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration California
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ophthalmologists retinologists San Francisco
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