Dr. Arthur Allen Jr, MD

Dr. Arthur Allen Jr, MD

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Age 76
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Dr. Arthur Allen Jr, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 43 years. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1968 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

2100 Webster St Ste 214

San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Migraine
very high
more than 93% of peers
Retinoschisis
normal
more than 76% of peers

Dr. Allen Jr's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Allen Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Allen Jr "I have over 43 years of experience as an ophthalmologist. I am one of the few ophthalmologists who focuses on both retinal diseases and laser cataract surgery. My special interests include the treatment of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataract surgery and its complications."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Allen Jr "Our practice is committed to providing the highest quality care to all of our patients. We stand for service and products that allow human beings to live healthier, happier lives. We are determined to improve and unleash the full potential of sight so that everyone can truly be the best version of themselves."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

41  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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13  Procedures

  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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.

Education

  • University of Michigan
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Univ Of California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-University of Miami
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study Research Group. Two-year course of visual acuity in severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy with conventional management., 1985
  • Prealbumin: a major constituent of vitreous amyloid., 1987
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study Research Group. Early vitrectomy for severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy in eyes with use vision. Results of a randomized trial-diabetic retinopathy vitrectomy study report 3., 1988
  • Retinal toxicity secondary to intraocular gentimycin injection., 1986
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study Research Group. Early vitrectomy for severe vitreous hemorrhage in diabetic retinopathy. Two-year results of a randomized trial. Diabetic retinopathy vitrectomy study report 2., 1987
  • Extracapsular cataract extraction: prognosis and complications with and without posterior chamber lens implantation., 1987
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study Research Group. Early vitrectomy for severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy in eyes with use vision. Results of a randomized trial-diabetic retinopathy vitrectomy study report 3., 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Allen Jr's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Allen Jr to family and friends
19 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Allen Jr'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 (7)

I am grateful to Dr. Allen for all his great information on every visit! His calm, friendly and informative nature is truly refreshing!
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The MD is the best! Through and informing. The techician Brendie is outstanding and explained everything. Great listener!
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I was referred to Dr. Allen by my PCP for a second opinion on treatment received for my macular degeneration issues. Dr. Allen provided me with fair and professional assurance as well as realist expectations of options available to people with my kind of eye conditions.
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I've been a patient of Dr. Allen's for many years. He is a great eyes doctor and I would recommend him to anyone in need of a opthamologist.
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Dr. Allen has been my eye doctor for over 30 years, and provided excellent care through my various detached retinas and cataract surgery. I wouldn't see anyone else for my general eye care.
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