Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 48

6527 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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6527 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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    Dr. Westeren's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Cornea Surgery
    • Cornea Transplant
    • Eye Exams
    • Eye Procedures
    • Eye Surgery
    • Glaucoma Surgery
    • Glaucoma Treatment
    • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
    • Laser Surgery
    • LASIK
    • Pterygium Surgery
    • Refractive Surgery
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
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    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Cataract
    • Cataract Surgery Complications
    • Chorioretinitis
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Eye Disease
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Diplopia
    • Dry Eyes
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Eye Disorders
    • Eye Trauma
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Growth
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Keratitis
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Migraine
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pterygium
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retina Diseases
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    • Senile Cataracts
    • Visual Field Defects
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Media & Publications

    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member, 1993
    • Cornea Second Edition, ISBN 0-323-02315-0, 1st Author, Chapter 164 entitled Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments ICRS, 2005
    • Clinical Ophthalmology, Diagnosis and Management, 12-27-2000
    • Techniques and Pearls for Successful Phakic IOL Surgery CD-ROM ISBN: 1-55642-661-5, 3rd Author, 2003
    • Phakic Intraocular Lenses: Principles and Practice, 1st Edition, ISBN: 1-55642-640-2, 3rd Author, Chapter OIIs 6H2 Phakic IOL for Correction of Refractive Errors, Slack, Inc, 2003 (edited by David R. Hardten, MD, Richard Lindstrom, MD, Elizabeth Davis, MD]
    • Eye Disease Therapy, 3-29-2000
    • Review Article: Immunomodulating Agents in Cornea & Anterior Segment Disease, 1st Author, 2003 Case Series, Treatment Results: Regression and Haze After Excimer Ablation, 1st Author, 2003 Mitomycin and PRK, 1st Author, May 2001
    • www.linkedin.com/in/alanwestereneyesurgeonmd
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Westeren & Staff

    • English
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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Westeren to family and friends

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    43 responses
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    43 responses
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    43 responses
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    43 responses
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    43 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    43 responses
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    6527 La Jolla Blvd
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 454-1942 (Office)
    (858) 454-1181 (Fax)
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