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Specializes in Ophthalmology • Male • Age 52

3395 S Bascom Ave Ste 140
Campbell, CA 95008
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Dr. Chen's Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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Hospital Quality

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Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124

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Retinal Diagnostic Center
Retinal Diagnostic Center
3395 S Bascom Ave Ste 140
Campbell, CA 95008
Retinal Diagnostic Center
200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 240
San Jose, CA 95116
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    Dr. Chen's Experience

    Specialties

    • Ophthalmology
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    • Cataract Removal Surgery
    • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
    • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
    • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
    • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
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    • Acquired Coloboma
    • Acute Endophthalmitis
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
    • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
    • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
    • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
    • Blepharitis
    • Blind Hypotensive Eye
    • Blindness
    • Cataract
    • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
    • Chorioretinal Scars
    • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
    • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
    • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Drusen
    • Dry Eyes
    • Endophthalmitis
    • Floaters
    • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
    • Glaucoma
    • Headache
    • Hyphema
    • Lazy Eye
    • Macular Edema
    • Macular Hole
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    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Ocular Hypertension
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Purulent Endophthalmitis
    • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
    • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinal Hemorrhage
    • Retinal Ischemia
    • Retinal Neovascularization
    • Retinal Telangiectasia
    • Retinal Vascular Occlusion
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Retinoschisis
    • Senile Cataracts
    • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
    • Visual Field Defects
    • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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    Background Check for Dr. Chen

    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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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    New York University
    Graduated in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Chen & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese
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    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Chen's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Dominican Hospital

    • Good Samaritan Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Chen

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.0
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    3 out of 5

    Dr. Chen's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Chen

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.5 out of 5

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    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • Anthem Blue Cross
    • Benesys
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    • Blue Shield of California
    • CHAMPVA
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Delta Health System
    • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    • Health Net
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
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    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • MultiPlan
    • POMCO Group
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Simplifi
    • Tricare
    • UnitedHealthCare
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    Office Locations

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    Retinal Diagnostic Center
    3395 S Bascom Ave Ste 140
    Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 559-0666 (Office)
    B
    Retinal Diagnostic Center
    200 Jose Figueres Ave Ste 240
    San Jose, CA 95116
    (408) 937-0928 (Office)
    C
    Retinal Diagnostic Center
    RETINAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
    65 Neilson St Ste 115
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    (831) 724-2626 (Office)
    (831) 724-2676 (Fax)
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    Retinal Diagnostic Center
    RETINAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
    1663 Dominican Way Ste 110A
    Santa Cruz, CA 95065
    (831) 476-5888 (Office)
    (831) 476-5563 (Fax)
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