Dr. Alan Gordon, MD

Dr. Alan Gordon, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. Alan Gordon, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Lewistown, PA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Center for Eye Care- Dr. Gordon

27 Sandy Ln Ste 220

Lewistown, PA 17044
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Pennsylvania
  • Medico

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gordon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Keratitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Eye Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
Glaucoma
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Gordon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gordon "Dr. Alan D. Gordon has practiced in Lewistown for over thirty years. He grew up in New Jersey and went to a small liberal arts college in Maine, Nasson College, during that time, Dr. Gordon did a study abroad program in Vienna, Austria during which time, he took courses in the history of medicine at the University of Vienna, Austria. His medical education began at the University of Bologna, Italy, the oldest medical school in the western world, and he graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Newark New Jersey (now Rutgers Medical School). Dr. Gordon followed Medical School with a medical internship at Martland Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the New Jersey College of Medicine. Dr. Gordon later completed his Ophthalmic Residency at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA. During his training, Dr. Gordon worked as a staff physician in several Emergency Rooms and while waiting for his Ophthalmology training, he worked for a year as a staff ER physician at the Samaritan Hospital in Troy, New York. He believes in medicine as a calling, and has done charity cataract and eye muscle surgery in Honduras and Ecuador for needy patients in association with Medical Ministry International. During his training at the Guthrie Clinic, he rotated through the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia and attended the centralized training for ophthalmic residents at Colby College, Maine. He has regularly attended multiple continuing education courses including those held at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery throughout his career. He is board certified for general ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has taken voluntary certification as a cataract sub specialist by the American Board of Eye Surgery. This certification involves direct observation of Dr. Gordon’s surgical procedures as well as a study involving surgical outcome. Dr. Gordon was certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery in 1992 and, because this certification is only granted for 10 years, he has been rectified. He is subspecialty certified for cataract surgery and has taught modern cataract/lens surgery to many ophthalmologists both in courses and individually. He is a member of the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Board of Eye Surgery, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, several other medical societies, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Last year, he was inducted into the American College of Surgeons as a fellow. Recently (2008), he was featured in an article in the Highmark Blue Shield magazine “Clinical Views”, after having been chosen by his peers as communicating with family physicians and internists to coordinate care. He lives with his wife in the Lewistown area."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gordon "We strive to give the most up to date comprehensive care at a reasonable fee. As the only physician in the area providing services such as treatment for wet macular degeneration, ptosis and horizontal strabismus, and the only private ophthalmic specialty center in the area, we have control over equipment and costs that other smaller practitioners don't have. 30years of experience!"

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

128  Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Adult Strabismus
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma - Iridogoniodysgenesia
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ophthalmoplegia
  • Optic Nerve Disorder
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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52  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Biopsy of Cornea
  • Blepharoplasty
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Laser Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Oculoplastics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Photocoagulation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Relaxing Incisions, Corneal
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Surgery
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Nasson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1968
  • UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Martland Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Guthrie Clin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gordon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gordon's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gordon to family and friends
3 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Gordon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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