Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

Dr. Alan Westeren, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Alan Westeren, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 51 years old.

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


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

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

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Dr. Westeren does not have any board certifications listed.


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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  • 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

Dr. Westeren has no awards or honors listed.

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
based on 39 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Westeren's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in San Diego, CA |
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
in Sebastopol, CA |
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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Dr. Westeren accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • Tencon Health Plan
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Today's Options
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Total Health Choice
  • True Choice
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    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
  • Zurich

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