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Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

Ophthalmology ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Westeren
6527 La Jolla Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Alan Westeren, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine and specializes in ophthalmology.


Dr. Westeren's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Westeren

4.0

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Excellent eye surgeon. Well educated, experienced and a caring human being. Small personal office with evening hours. He might get backed up occasionally because he is also an eye trauma surgeon and is sometimes called away on an emergency but in those situations I think he is worth the wait. I wouldn't want to deny an accident victim his skills because I was impatient. Yoko, who helps with the front, is very efficient at working with the insurance companies.
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I needed a simple thing looked at on my eyelid and he ended up diagnosing me with severe glaucoma. He then proceeded to try to convince me to pursue multiple expensive tests and concluding that this would end with laser surgery. I’ve never had one issue with my eyes my entire life. He dilated my eyes so badly that I couldn’t read for 8 hours. The next day, I went and saw a credible doctor who checked my eyes multiple times and found them to be completely normal.
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Wow! My husband, and i are still in shock from our experience at this practice a few hours ago! If there was an option for no stars, I would be pressing it! The first impression I we got was why are we being seen at 7pm for a surgical procedure. Then as we waited for my husband to be seen, both receptionist left so we were the only ones in the tiny lobby waiting. We waited an hour over our appt time to be seen. Once called back to the small dark room that was overwhelmingly crowded. My husband w
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Fantastic eye surgeon and ophthalmologist...the best I have ever found. I will keep him as my eye doctor because he he is excellent and really cares and I can trust him.
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Biography

Dr. Alan Westeren, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine and specializes in ophthalmology.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Education

Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Member, 1993

Media & Publications

  • 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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(858) 454-1942

Dr. Westeren accepts the following insurance:

Health Net
Universal Care
Premier Group Insurance
Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Prudential
PruCare PPO
Security Health Plan (SHP)
Sedgwick Claims Management Services
Worker's Compensation WC
Sparks Health System
PremierCare
Tencon Health Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
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Medicare Advantage PPO
Total Health Choice
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Medicare Supplement PPO
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
PacifiCare Arizona PPO
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare PPO
UHC Illinois
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation WC
US Health and Life Insurance Company
Vista Health Plan
Vytra Health Plans
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Worker's Compensation WC
Wausau Benefits
WEA Trust
Trust Preferred PPO
WellCare
Concert PFFS
WPS Health Insurance
Focus POS
Indemnity
Zurich

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Westeren's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Visual Field Defects
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westeren treats Visual Field Defects more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Westeren treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Diplopia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westeren treats Diplopia more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Westeren treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Eye Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westeren treats Eye Cancer more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Westeren treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Retinal Cancer

Dr. Westeren's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy