Dr. Candy Chan, MD

Dr. Candy Chan, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
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Dr. Candy Chan, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 2000 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read her story

910 E Stowell Rd

Santa Maria, CA 93454

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • LACare
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Retinoschisis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Trichiasis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Chan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chan "Dr. Candy Chan is a distinguished retina specialist who has committed her career to understanding and treating the abnormal blood vessels that cause macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Chan’s strong research background includes the publication of numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts and includes being Co-Investigator in many retinal-disease clinical trials. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. Dr. Chan is an active clinical faculty member at the USC Keck School of Medicine and is a lifetime member of the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Society. Prior to moving to the Central Coast, Dr. Chan was on faculty as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Ophthalmology. She completed a 2-year Vitreoretinal Surgery and Uveitis fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. During her combined MD/PhD at the USC Keck School of Medicine and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute, her research on macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy have been the premises of many of today’s pioneering new advancements in treatment. Dr. Chan earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Chan continues to be highly regarded as an influential investigator into the causes and treatments of retinal disorders. Dr. Chan also enjoys hiking, cooking, skiing, and most of all, family time. Dr. Chan continues in the spirit of Shepard Eye Center in the commitment to advance knowledge, understanding, and treatment of a wide range of retinal diseases. Dr. Chan has a strong commitment to family, and bases her professional life accordingly. Her goal and pledge is to help each person reach their highest potential in terms of vision and personal achievement, and to bring the best treatment to fit each individual. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chan "To provide a wide range of eye care with excellence in order to deliver both the best outcomes and the finest experience. We always operate in the best interest of our patients while showing the highest degree of caring, ethics and respect to our patients and each other."

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Chan does not have any board certifications listed.

93  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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12  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • 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

  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chan has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chan's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chan to family and friends
52 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (42)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Chan'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
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