Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Alan Westeren, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in La Jolla, CA. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine and specializes in ophthalmology.

6527 La Jolla Blvd

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Health Net
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Prudential
  • Security Health Plan (SHP)
  • Sedgwick Claims Management Services
  • Sparks Health System
  • Tencon Health Plan
  • 14 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 68% of peers
Visual Field Defects
more than 66% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 56% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Westeren does not have any board certifications listed.

38  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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18  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Westeren's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Westeren to family and friends
41 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Westeren's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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