Dr. Arturo Betancourt, MD

Dr. Arturo Betancourt, MD

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61 y/o
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Arturo E. Betancourt, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Comprehensive Ophthalmologist, Cataract & LASIK eye surgeon at Baltimore Washington Eye Center. Dr. Betancourt is the President and Medical Director of Baltimore Washington Eye Center and is recognized as a talented eye surgeon who brings unparalleled training, education, experience, and exceptional leadership to our center. Dr. Betancourt earned his Medical Degree with honors from the University of Puerto Rico and then interned at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Betancourt completed his residency in ophthalmology at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Betancourt has advanced his clinical skills through participation in ongoing continuing education courses as well as lecturing and teaching eye surgeons in training at the reputable University of Maryland and the Uniformed Services, University of Health Sciences. Before joining Baltimore Washington Eye Center in 1988, Dr. Betancourt served as a flight surgeon in the Middle East and practiced ophthalmology at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center, gaining extensive experience in cataract surgery and lens implants surgery, laser treatment for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and medical treatment, laser treatment and eye surgery for glaucoma. Dr. Betancourt is certified by and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Medical and Surgical Faculty of Maryland. At Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Dr. Betancourt sees patients for routine eye exams for eye health and vision, cataract evaluation, laser cataract surgery & lens implants, laser eye surgery such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and consultation for all other types of eye diseases, problems and surgery.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center

2391 Brandermill Blvd Ste 200

Gambrills, MD 21054
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group

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Dry Eyes
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more than 99% of peers
Sjögren's Syndrome
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more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
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more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Betancourt "Baltimore Washington Eye Center was founded in 1969 by Paul A. Kohlhepp, M.D. to serve the eye care needs of greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and to provide access to the region’s premier eye care facility. Our caring, experienced and extensively trained professional staff specializes in a full range of ophthalmology procedures and has demonstrated an outstanding record of patient satisfaction and community service. Through the combination of medical and surgical expertise, a patient-centered approach to customer service, and personalized attention, we make our patients’ goals a reality. Under my medical direction, we can state with confidence that Baltimore Washington Eye Center is now the most comprehensive eye care center in the area. Our Center – similar to the nationally renowned Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology – offers a full range of eye care services for adults and children, including general ophthalmology, cataract evaluation and laser assisted cataract surgery with advanced technology lens implants, laser eye surgery including laser vision correction such as LASIK, eyelid surgery, diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration (AMD), dry eye and low vision rehabilitation. We offer a full service optical center for eyeglasses and eyewear as well as convenient close to home eye surgery at our Baltimore Washington Eye Surgery Center-a fully AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) Medicare and State of Maryland certified, fully equipped, state-of-the-art, on-site ambulatory surgery center. Our surgical center, located between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., offers the latest amenities and modern technology, allowing us to perform all of our eye surgery procedures safely, efficiently and comfortably."

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abscess
  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharochalasis
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetes-Like Blepharitis
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dilatation
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Hazy Vision
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Low Vision
  • Macular Amyloidosis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Dystrophy
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pediatric Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Severe Myopia
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Watering Eyes
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK)
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Antifungal Eye Drops
  • Astigmatic Keratotomy
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Extraction
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyeglasses
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Medical Therapy
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Iridotomy
  • LASIK
  • Laser Office Procedure
  • Peripheral Iridotomy
  • Prism Lenses
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Treatment
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Ultrasound
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Betancourt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Diplomate
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Member
  • Medical and Surgical Faculty of Maryland, Member

Dr. Betancourt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Betancourt to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Betancourt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Glen Burnie, Md |
I was concerned about costs. Specificaly the 45 dollar copayment to remove a temporary contact that was placed in my eye the day before. I informed office personnel that I believed the contact had come out already that morning in the shower. After expressing my concerns, and requesting to speak briefly to the Dr. to see if an office visit or follow up treatment was still necessary, I was told nicely to pay or leave. They very politely provided a security escort. This was staff, not Dr. Ahmed.
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  • AvMed
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    CareFirst Maryland POS
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  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
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  • Humana
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
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Baltimore Washington Medical Center
301 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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