Dr. Amy Schefler, MD

Dr. Amy Schefler, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 41
(35)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Amy Schefler, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Houston, TX. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2002 and specializes in ophthalmology, ocular oncology, and more.

6560 Fannin St Ste 750

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas

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Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 94% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 88% of peers
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schefler "Founded in 1988, RCH has decades of collective experience in the management of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula.Our commitment to our patients, their families, and the doctors who refer to our practice is to provide world-class expertise in the medical and surgical care of patients with retinal diseases in convenient office locations throughout Southeast Texas, while advancing science through cutting-edge research."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Ophthalmic Research
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Technology
  • Ophthalmic Vitreous Surgery
  • Research
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Macular Pucker Surgery
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Yale
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schefler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schefler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schefler to family and friends
4.2
based on 35 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Schefler's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Seabrook, TX
Professional, listens well, asks a lot of questions and invites questions, explains well. Patient, friendly, respectful. Trusts the patient's experience, even when symptoms are subjective.
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in Houston, Tx
One office said the took my insurance on the phone. The got my insurance card when I arrived but an hour later after my eyes wee displayed they said I had to go to another office because none of the doctors took my plan. Waited over 2 hours to see the doctor at appointment #2
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in Baytown, TX
Advertised specialty about which she is not knowledgeable.
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